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Oreo: Google announces release of the next version of Android 83h Oreo: Google announces release of the next version of Android 8
The Guardian
New software promises to extend battery life, improve notifications and speed up smartphones as Google pushes out updates to Pixel and Nexus devices Google’s next version of Android is called Oreo and is being released today to hit smartphones and tablets in the near future.
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Twitter failing to act on graphic images and abusive messages, says MP4h Twitter failing to act on graphic images and abusive messages, says MP
The Guardian
Yvette Cooper and Fawcett Society boss Sam Smethers write to firm for explanation of methodology and timescales for removing online abuse Twitter is failing to take down graphic images of suspected rape and abuse that violate its own community standards, the chair of parliament’s home affairs select committee has said. The Labour MP Yvette Cooper, who founded the
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Digital life after death?4h Digital life after death?
BBC
Start-ups are beginning to swoop in on the death and funerals sector to shake up a staid industry.
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Android Oreo released by Google8h Android Oreo released by Google
BBC
The latest version of Android adds new features to help people tackle "notification diarrhoea".
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Android Oreo: Everything you need to know about Google's new mobile software8h Android Oreo: Everything you need to know about Google's new mobile software
The Independent
The software introduces brand new functionality to smartphones and tablets
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Solar eclipse 2017: The best photos from across the US as the sun blocks out the moon9h Solar eclipse 2017: The best photos from across the US as the sun blocks out the moon
The Independent
Some show the stunning celestial sight. Others celebrate the ingenuity and inclusivity of people gathering to watch it
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Ambrosia: the startup harvesting the blood of the young11h Ambrosia: the startup harvesting the blood of the young
The Guardian
The notion has been parodied on TV, but a real company is offering transfusions of teenager’s plasma to reinvigorate older people. At $8,000, it’s a bit of a bloodsucker What we now call “intergenerational fairness” has suffered a lot lately, and it’s not about to be improved by the news that the Baby Boomers are sucking the blood of the young. Although, in fairness, they are only after the plasma. In Monterey, California, a new startup has emerged, offering transfusions of human plasma: 1.5 litres a time, pumped in across two days, harvested uniquely from young adults.
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Eclipse 2017: We've been terrified of the sun disappearing since the dawn of civilisation13h Eclipse 2017: We've been terrified of the sun disappearing since the dawn of civilisation
The Independent
Despite knowing much more about eclipses, we are still as excited and as terrified by them as ever. But why?
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Google makes a big change to search results to stop users clicking irrelevant videos14h Google makes a big change to search results to stop users clicking irrelevant videos
The Independent
The company describes video previews as 'the next step in helping you find information faster'
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Dating app aims to boost Russian voter turnout15h Dating app aims to boost Russian voter turnout
BBC
TV claims that instructions for the voting app come from the top of Russian politics.
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15h Game of Thrones: HBO hackers threaten leak of season finale
The Guardian
Attackers dump HBO social media account passwords on the internet following hacks and leaks of unaired TV shows and confidential data The hackers who compromised HBO’s network systems in July have threatened to leak the final two episodes of Game of Thrones. The “Mr Smith group” of hackers
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Personal bodyguard app to launch in northeast China16h Personal bodyguard app to launch in northeast China
BBC
A mobile application is set to launch in northeast China for people seeking that VIP touch.
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Games reviews roundup: Behold the Kickmen; Aporia – Beyond the Valley; Aven Colony21h Games reviews roundup: Behold the Kickmen; Aporia – Beyond the Valley; Aven Colony
The Guardian
A hilarious sport simulation parodies football culture, while enigmatic puzzles and city building turn players into strangers in a strange landMac, PC, Size Five Games; cert: NA
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29h Two-year-olds should learn to code, says computing pioneer
The Guardian
Early start would encourage women to become programmers and reduce gender stereotyping, argues Stephanie Shirley Children as young as two years old should be introduced to the basics of coding, according to one of Britain’s most eminent computing pioneers. Dame Stephanie Shirley, whose company was one of the first to sell software in the 1960s, said that engaging very young children – in particular girls – could ignite a passion for puzzles and problem-solving long before the “male geek” stereotype took hold.
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Elon Musk leads 116 experts calling for outright ban on killer robots37h Elon Musk leads 116 experts calling for outright ban on killer robots
The Guardian
Open letter signed by Tesla chief and Google’s Mustafa Suleyman urges UN to block use of lethal autonomous weapons to prevent third age of war Some of the world’s leading robotics and artificial intelligence pioneers are calling on the United Nations to ban the development and use of killer robots.
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