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Amazon Alexa: is it friends with your kids?1h 28m Amazon Alexa: is it friends with your kids?
BBC
Debate is raging over whether smart speakers are suitable for children.
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Bitcoin price spikes as investment giant BlackRock shows interest in cryptocurrency market2h Bitcoin price spikes as investment giant BlackRock shows interest in cryptocurrency market
The Independent
'We see cryptocurrencies potentially becoming more widely used in the future as the market matures,' the $6.3 trillion investment platform previously said
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Airbnb warned it breaches EU rules over pricing policy4h Airbnb warned it breaches EU rules over pricing policy
The Guardian
Accommodation service told it needs to be clearer on total cost including fees and charges Airbnb has been found in breach of EU law and given until the end of the summer to ditch a range of practices, including that of belatedly applying additional fees to the prices it promotes online. The accommodation service has been accused by the European commission and national regulators of failing its customers and making the mistake of many global digital firms of “forgetting its responsibilities”.
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Lift-off for Scotland: Sutherland to host first UK spaceport4h Updated Lift-off for Scotland: Sutherland to host first UK spaceport
BBC
The UK Space Agency backs Scotland's north coast as the place to launch satellites to orbit.
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Amazon admits Prime Day deals not necessarily the cheapest5h Amazon admits Prime Day deals not necessarily the cheapest
BBC
Shoppers are warned to check prices and be wary of high-pressure sales techniques.
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MacBook Pro keyboard update might fix dust issues, experts reveal5h MacBook Pro keyboard update might fix dust issues, experts reveal
The Guardian
Teardown exposes new silicone skirt around keys that could stop debris from blocking them Despite Apple stating that
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Amazon Prime Day 2018: Smart TV deals see more people buy online, as firm plans own television6h Amazon Prime Day 2018: Smart TV deals see more people buy online, as firm plans own television
The Independent
The online retail giant's new television follows the success of its other hardware, including the Echo smart speaker and Kindle e-reader device
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Aliens killed by spelling mistake in 2013 Colonial Marines game7h Aliens killed by spelling mistake in 2013 Colonial Marines game
BBC
A typo in the code of a poorly reviewed game from 2013 is being blamed for one of its biggest problems.
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From Fortnite to Love Island: how the ‘fight to the death’ defines our times7h From Fortnite to Love Island: how the ‘fight to the death’ defines our times
The Guardian
From books and films to TV shows and video games, the last-man-standing trope is massively popular. Is it a reflection of our dog-eat-dog free-market ideology? You are dropped on to a remote island with only your wits. You are going to have to scavenge weapons, ammunition, first-aid kits and the like, while 99 other people do the same. And then, at some point, the shooting will start, because this is a contest of elimination. As the old Highlander movies had it, there can be only one. The last person left alive wins the game. Welcome to the battle royale. Such is the basic idea behind the staggeringly popular “Battle Royale” version of the world-beating video game
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8h Theresa May pledges to boost aerospace amid Brexit fears
BBC
The prime minister promises extra investment for industry weeks after Airbus threatened to leave UK.
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8h Bitcoin price live: Latest updates as cryptocurrency slowly recovers
The Independent
Bitcoin fell to its lowest price of 2018 in June, having experienced its worst start to a year since the cryptocurrency was founded, however it is showing signs of recovery.
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Is it possible to turn online aggression into a frank debate?10h Is it possible to turn online aggression into a frank debate?
The Guardian
While trolls and idiots are best ignored, there can be value in seeking to genuinely understand those who disagree with us
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Satellite rocket launches to come to UK as Virgin plans to head into space from Cornwall10h Satellite rocket launches to come to UK as Virgin plans to head into space from Cornwall
The Independent
Spaceport will host vertical launches, where rocket is carried into the air on a plane before firing away
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May pledges to boost aerospace amid Brexit fears12h May pledges to boost aerospace amid Brexit fears
BBC
Prime Minister promises extra investment for industry weeks after Airbus threatened to leave UK.
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13h UK in strong position to be leader in crypto economy, report says
The Guardian
Britain has required resources to be global hub for blockchain technology, analysts say The UK is well-placed to become a leader in blockchain technologies and the crypto economy, according to a new report. Britain has all the required resources, as well as industrial and governmental will, to become a global hub for the technology by 2022, according to analysis by the Big Innovation Centre, DAG Global and Deep Knowledge Analytics.
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Rolls Royce develops propulsion system for flying taxi25h Rolls Royce develops propulsion system for flying taxi
BBC
The engine maker is working on a flying vehicle which it says could take off by the early 2020s.
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Reddit Soccer Streams forum allows fans to watch live football World Cup games online through illegal sites27h Reddit Soccer Streams forum allows fans to watch live football World Cup games online through illegal sites
The Independent
Links for high quality live streams of the final match between France and Croatia are expected to appear on the popular forum
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World Cup live stream channels that let fans watch 2018 final match online for free endanger football fans29h World Cup live stream channels that let fans watch 2018 final match online for free endanger football fans
The Independent
Streaming sites with links to the 2018 Fifa World Cup final between France and Croatia could pose a risk to fans
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Reddit Soccer Streams lets football fans watch live World Cup games online illegally30h Reddit Soccer Streams lets football fans watch live World Cup games online illegally
The Independent
Links for high quality live streams of the final match between France and Croatia are expected to appear on the popular forum
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Live tennis stream service lets fans watch Wimbledon final online illegally, fuelling beoutq piracy row30h Live tennis stream service lets fans watch Wimbledon final online illegally, fuelling beoutq piracy row
The Independent
A pirate feed showing the 2018 Wimbledon final between Anderson and Djokovic is 'multi-million dollar operation'
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32h Instagram users mistakenly believe new question feature is anonymous
The Guardian
People thought they could make unkind comments with recourse before discovering users could see who was asking what Instagram’s constant kamikaze launch of new features, in which they desperately try to hold on to their sizeable but fickle user-base by throwing new story modes and face filters at them, installed an interesting new question and answer function this week. The feature is similar to sites like Ask.fm and the now-defunct Formspring, where users could ask anonymous questions of each other, with the answers made public. Some people used these sites to secretly tell someone they had a crush on them, or ask something they’d be too frightened to say in public, but they also became hotbeds of high school bullying and
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Ghanaian boys use cassavas to generate electricity 14 Jul 7:17pm Ghanaian boys use cassavas to generate electricity
BBC
Ghanaian brothers James and Kwesi Ansah use the root vegetables to power radios and mobile phones.
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