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Technology News

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BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.
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Posted: September 22, 2017, 8:47 am

How business is driving the new space race

Why firms are spending millions to beat each other into orbit
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 11:04 pm

Privacy commissioner aims to start more investigations rather than wait for complaints

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To make the most of its current powers, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner is shifting more resources into proactive investigations, rather than waiting for people to make complaints.

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Posted: September 21, 2017, 10:27 pm

Archeologist finds sunken German submarine from WWI

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The well-preserved wreck of a First World War German submarine, possibly still containing the remains of its 23 crew members, has been found off the Belgian coast.

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Posted: September 21, 2017, 9:44 pm

Preventing oilsands bird deaths not a 'realistic goal,' says U of A biologist

Syncrude's Mildred Lake plant

Cannons, radar scanners and scarecrows will never be enough to completely prevent bird deaths in the oilsands, says a conservation expert charged with protecting waterfowl in open-pit mines.

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Posted: September 21, 2017, 6:17 pm

Amazon reviewing sales algorithm after suggestions in U.K. that bomb-making ingredients be bought together

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Amazon says it is reviewing its website after a British news channel found that its product algorithm was suggesting customers buy products that when used together could build an explosive device.

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Posted: September 21, 2017, 3:02 pm

Google buys big piece of HTC in billion-dollar bet on devices - CBC.ca


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Google buys big piece of HTC in billion-dollar bet on devices
CBC.ca
Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion US ($1.4 billion Cdn) to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services. The company is buying the HTC team that ...
More Google Home Mini details hinted at in FCC listingAndroid Authority (blog)
Google agrees to buy HTC's Pixel smartphone division for $1.1bnIrish Times
Why has Google bought HTC's smartphone tech business?Wired.co.uk
BGR -Reuters -TechCrunch -Engadget
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 12:04 pm

Google buys big piece of HTC in billion-dollar bet on devices

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Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion US to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services.

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Posted: September 21, 2017, 12:02 pm

Review: iTunes video upgrade makes the new Apple TV worth it - TheChronicleHerald.ca


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Review: iTunes video upgrade makes the new Apple TV worth it
TheChronicleHerald.ca
NEW YORK — It might seem odd to review the new Apple TV streaming device — one specifically designed to display super-sharp video known as 4K — without actually owning a 4K TV. But in a way, that's the point. Most people still don't have 4K TVs, so ...
Apple TV 4K review: so close, so farThe Verge
10 years after its debut, Apple TV gets 4K boost and app with cord-cutting assistanceFinancial Post
Apple TV 4K review - Your Ultra HD telly is in for treat…well almostExpress.co.uk
TIME -CNET -Tom's Guide -BuzzFeed News
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 11:45 am

Falling apart at the seamless: Inside Apple's LTE Watch fiasco - The Register


The Register

Falling apart at the seamless: Inside Apple's LTE Watch fiasco
The Register
Analysis Just as the Apple Watch was set to go mainstream, bugs and poor design choices have taken the shine off the latest version of the hardware. Apple Watch has been the only Apple product to get a price cut since Brexit, which saw some prices rise ...
Apple can patch bugs, but its biggest Apple Watch problem can't be fixedBusiness Insider
Apple Watch goes solo with Watch Series 3, but don't dump your phone yetThe Indian Express
Apple says it's fixing a problem the new Apple Watch has with its Internet connectionWashington Post
TIME -MarketWatch -Hindustan Times -Economic Times
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 11:32 am

'We are planning weekly rocket launches'

The small satellite industry is the fastest growing part of the space sector "and they all require launch" says Rocket Lab boss Peter Beck.
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 11:30 am

Left Alive gets new screens and in-game footage from Tokyo Game Show - PC Gamer


PC Gamer

Left Alive gets new screens and in-game footage from Tokyo Game Show
PC Gamer
Earlier this week, Square Enix unveiled Left Alive—an action survival shooter from an all-star team of Armored Core and Metal Gear veterans. Yesterday, Gematsu reported a load of new information about what it's all about via various translations from ...
Left Alive sure looks a lot like a Metal Gear sequel with mechs in the first gameplay trailerVG247
New Left Alive trailer shows off Square Enix's survival action shooterPolygon
TGS 2017: Left Alive Is Set in the Front Mission UniverseIGN Africa
Shacknews -USgamer -Green Man Gaming Newsroom -ZeroLives.com
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 10:43 am

The Volvo XC40 is like a tiny XC90 - Top Gear


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The Volvo XC40 is like a tiny XC90
Top Gear
The XC40 is a Volvo of many firsts. The first is that this is the first Volvo to be based on the EV-ready modular platform it co-developed with owner Geely. It's called CMA, and it already sits under the Lynk & Co. 01. Naturally CMA will go on to ...
Say Hello To The New XC40, Volvo's Smallest SUV [74 Images]Carscoops

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Posted: September 21, 2017, 9:34 am

National Bank IT error exposed customer contact information online

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Hundreds of National Bank customers may have had their personal contact information and date of birth exposed online to other customers, the bank confirmed to CBC Toronto.

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Posted: September 21, 2017, 9:00 am

Spacecraft on its way to asteroid will slingshot past Earth on Friday

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NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft — on a return mission to the far-off asteroid Bennu — will pass by Earth on Friday, and you're invited to wave as it goes by.

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Posted: September 21, 2017, 9:00 am

Uncertain future of the North Atlantic right whale linked to its tiny prey

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The fate of one of the world's largest living animals depends on one of the smallest. Scientists are studying a northward shift of the North Atlantic right whales and their speck-sized prey that could push the whales closer to extinction.

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Posted: September 21, 2017, 9:00 am

Has Destiny 2 pleased video games fans?

Marc Cieslak gets a chance to blast his way through Destiny's 2 campaign mode.
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 8:19 am

Facebook tightens ad policies after 'Jew-hater' fiasco

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Facebook is apologizing for letting advertisers use phrases like "Jew-haters" as a targeting criteria and for not noticing it until it was pointed out.

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Posted: September 21, 2017, 6:15 am

Brain surgery revolution

A brain surgeon in the UK has started using 3D printed titanium plates to replace parts of patients' skulls.
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 4:29 am

Hands-on with Nest's new home security tech

Hands-on with Nest's new home security tech, including a doorbell that connects to an app and a security system.
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 3:59 am

Mexico earthquake: soft soil makes capital shake like it was 'built on jelly'

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The soft soil that lines the ancient lake bed that Mexico City is built on amplified the shaking from Tuesday's earthquake and increased its destructive force, seismologists say.

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Posted: September 21, 2017, 12:14 am

The Alt-Right's Favorite Social Network Has a Point About Google - Slate Magazine


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The Alt-Right's Favorite Social Network Has a Point About Google
Slate Magazine
The company probably does have too much power over the information economy. And it keeps showing us why. By April Glaser. Gab.ai suing Google Gab is branding its lawsuit as a declaration of war against monopolistic Silicon Valley. Photo illustration by ...
Google is testing a new search suggestions design and it looks clutteredAndroid Police
Google Search App for iOS Gets Smart Content SuggestionsiClarified
Allow Iranian entrepreneurs back into the app storegulfnews.com
TheLeaker (blog) -KoDDoS (blog) -The TechNews -People Today 24
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 7:57 pm

4 in 10 Canadians think science is a matter of opinion, poll suggests

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Are scientific findings a matter of opinion? Forty-three per cent of Canadians say they agree that they are, accoprding to a new poll whose results are being described as “worrisome.”

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Posted: September 20, 2017, 7:13 pm

Scientists want to sail the seas of Saturn's moon Titan

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Saturn's moon Titan has oceans made of methane. What would it be like to explore them, and how would we do it? CBC's Bob McDonald looks into the possibilities.

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Posted: September 20, 2017, 7:10 pm

Meet the newly discovered hermit crab that carries coral around

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Scientists have discovered a new species of hermit crab off the coast of Japan that roams the ocean floor with coral on its back.

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Posted: September 20, 2017, 6:00 pm

Scientists edit embryos' genes to study early human development

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British scientists have used a genome editing tool to knock out a gene in embryos just a few days old, testing the technique's ability to decipher key gene functions in early human development.

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Posted: September 20, 2017, 5:23 pm

PSA: Anyone can record and save your snaps forever on iOS 11 - Mashable


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PSA: Anyone can record and save your snaps forever on iOS 11
Mashable
Creepers will have a field day with iOS 11, the just-launched update for iPhone and iPad that includes a brand new "screen recording" feature. SEE ALSO: iOS 11 review: Great on iPhone, extraordinary on iPad. Yeah, that means exactly what you think it does.
The New Control Center in iOS 11 Does Not Let You Turn off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth – Here's WhyWccftech
Use Bluetooth and Wi-Fi in Control Center with iOS 11 - Apple SupportApple Support
Turning Off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11's Control Center Doesn't Actually Turn Off Wi-Fi or BluetoothMotherboard en_us
TechRadar -Twitter -Fortune
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 5:10 pm

Motorola's Moto X4 is Project Fi's first Android One smartphone - The Verge


The Verge

Motorola's Moto X4 is Project Fi's first Android One smartphone
The Verge
The United States will be getting its first taste of Android One very soon. Today, Google and Motorola announced that the Moto X4 will be coming to Google's Project Fi wireless carrier with the stripped-down Android One treatment. The Project Fi Moto ...
The history of Android OS: its name, origin and moreAndroid Authority (blog)
Google Launches Project Fi Device Trade-In Program, Will Likely do the Same for Google StoreDroid Life
The Moto X4 brings Android One to the US and a non-Google phone to Project FiArs Technica UK
TrustedReviews -SlashGear -PCWorld -TechCrunch
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 3:56 pm

13 hidden features in iOS 11 - Mashable


Mashable

13 hidden features in iOS 11
Mashable
You don't need to buy an iPhone 8 (or an iPhone X for that matter) to get that shiny, new-iPhone feeling. All you need to do is upgrade to iOS 11, which Apple dropped yesterday, to get in on tons of new features, access to the brand-new App Store, and ...
iOS 11 Is Out: What You Need To KnowNewsFactor Network
iOS 11 is available tomorrowApple Newsroom

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Posted: September 20, 2017, 3:49 pm

Radio waves 'make the sky glow': Artificial aurora to be created over western Arctic

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Experiment to understand what causes the sky's brightest lights to take place Thursday night.

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Posted: September 20, 2017, 2:41 pm

'Bound to have an impact on global climate': Arctic sea ice drops to 8th lowest summer level

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Arctic sea ice set a record for the smallest winter amount earlier this year and was close to 2012's record low levels through July, but a cloudy and cooler than normal August kept melt to a minimum.

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Posted: September 20, 2017, 2:05 pm

Students learn to spot fake news with Google-funded school project

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Program will highlight the importance of journalism in a democracy, and give students the tools and the know-how to find and filter information online.

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Posted: September 20, 2017, 12:54 pm

U.K. pushes Google, Facebook to remove extremist content faster

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The leaders of the U.K., France and Italy will push social media companies today to remove "terrorist content" from the internet within one to two hours of it appearing because they say that is the period when most material is spread.

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Posted: September 20, 2017, 12:43 pm

Frog ancestors devoured prey with thousands of hooked teeth

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Canadian researchers say they've found evidence that the ancient ancestors of modern-day frogs were once keen predators with thousands of teeth to help devour their prey.

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Posted: September 20, 2017, 12:06 pm

Google: Shared duty to find terrorist material

Search firm's lawyer says it is working to identify and remove terrorist materials from the net.
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 9:56 am

100,000 Canadian victims: What we know about the Equifax breach — and what we don't

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It's been nearly two weeks since we learned about one of the biggest data breaches in recent memory, and many questions remain unanswered.

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Posted: September 19, 2017, 10:50 pm

Staying safe online at 'big school'

Are new secondary school students and their parents ready for the next level of social media?
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Posted: September 18, 2017, 1:11 am

Undercover reporter confronts spam text message pair

The men boasted about being the biggest distributors of nuisance text messages in the UK.
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Posted: September 17, 2017, 11:17 pm

The museum where retro video gamers meet up

The Centre for Computing History in Cambridge has an archive of more than 10,000 games.
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Posted: September 15, 2017, 11:17 pm

Burger robot rolled out to US restaurants and other news

BBC Click's Stephen Beckett looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.
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Posted: September 15, 2017, 9:34 am

Kaspersky cyber-security chief urges customers to stay

The chief executive of the Russian cyber-security firm says Americans should not distrust his firm.
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Posted: September 14, 2017, 9:37 pm

Moona pad keeps pillow cold all night

A device that keeps your pillow cool all night by pumping it full of cold water is being developed.
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Posted: September 14, 2017, 11:21 am

How live facial capture is adding realism to CGI characters

The system will give actors and directors real-time feedback about a character’s expressions.
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Posted: September 13, 2017, 11:48 pm

Using your car inside your home

Will we want to use cars inside our homes in future? Engineers at the French manufacturer Renault think we may.
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Posted: September 13, 2017, 2:28 pm

Robot conductor YuMi makes opera debut

The bot was welcomed on stage by tenor Andrea Bocelli to conduct its first show.
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Posted: September 13, 2017, 12:48 pm

Hands on with the new iPhone X

Apple has announced a new iPhone that will cost $999. Is it worth the money? The BBC's Dave Lee got hands on with the much anticipated device.
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Posted: September 12, 2017, 8:57 pm

What will augmented reality do on the new iPhones?

Navigation, gaming and shopping could all be transformed by augmented reality on the next iPhones.
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Posted: September 12, 2017, 11:51 am

iPhone X release date, specs and price: Production reportedly delayed until mid-October - The INQUIRER


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iPhone X release date, specs and price: Production reportedly delayed until mid-October
The INQUIRER
THE LONG AWAITED iPhone X is official, with the firm unveiling the 10th-anniversary device at its much-hyped Apple Event on Tuesday. The iPhone X (pronounced iPhone 10) is the company's first smartphone to feature a full-screen display, as it sets its ...
Report: iPhone X Production Hasn't Started YetPCMag
Apple hasn't even started iPhone X production, claims analystZDNet
iPhone X Final Production Delayed Till Mid-October: AnalystNDTV
India Today -PYMNTS.com -Livemint -Mashable
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Posted: September 5, 2017, 8:16 am

Galaxies collide in stunning picture

A NEW image captured by NASA Hubble space telescope shows ‘doomed duo’ galaxies colliding and then trying to destroy one another.
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Posted: January 11, 2017, 9:33 am

Apple’s biggest product since the iPhone

APPLE could be set to make its biggest new product announcement since the iPhone, with the company believed to be working on a game changer.
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Posted: January 11, 2017, 8:34 am