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Stripe to end Bitcoin payment support3h Stripe to end Bitcoin payment support
BBC
Volatility, high fees and longer transactions mean the payments firm will dump the cryptocurrency.
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Robot bartender: The bar where machines mix drinks8h Robot bartender: The bar where machines mix drinks
BBC
You can order a cocktail and a pair of robot arms will mix it for you while you wait.
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13h Microsoft boss: World needs more computing power
BBC
The head of tech giant Microsoft says faster machines are needed to solve difficult computing problems.
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The mystery of the cars abandoned in a robot car park14h The mystery of the cars abandoned in a robot car park
BBC
Several vehicles from the 1990s were discovered during work to dismantle Edinburgh's "car park of the future".
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17h Netflix tunes into subscriber surge
BBC
The streaming service adds more than 8 million members in the last three months of 2017.
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Facebook to roll out new tools in response to EU privacy laws17h Facebook to roll out new tools in response to EU privacy laws
The Guardian
COO Sheryl Sandberg also reiterates company’s promise to add 10,000 safety and security personnel, tackle fake news and end abuse Facebook will roll out a new set of tools aimed at making it easier for users to make informed choices about their privacy in response to sweeping new European privacy laws, according to the company’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg. “We’re rolling out a new privacy centre globally that will put the core privacy settings for Facebook in one place and make it much easier for people to manage their data,” Sandberg said at a Facebook event in Brussels on Tuesday.
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Elon Musk agrees to receive no pay unless he raises Tesla valuation to $650bn18h Elon Musk agrees to receive no pay unless he raises Tesla valuation to $650bn
The Independent
The chief executive will take home no pay and will follow a ten-year plan in a bid to match the likes of Google and Microsoft
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18h Apple HomePod finally available to buy, three years after the Echo
The Guardian
Company’s delayed, £319 smart speaker pitched as music-first wireless speaker that can be voice-controlled via Siri Apple’s delayed £319 HomePod smart speaker will finally be available to buy on Friday in the UK, US and Australia. The 17.8cm tall HomePod is pitched as a music-first wireless speaker that can be controlled by voice using Apple’s Siri assistant, which can also set timers, reminders, check the weather and control smart home devices.
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Facebook invents new unit of time called a flick18h Facebook invents new unit of time called a flick
BBC
The flick is the smallest unit of time larger than a nanosecond.
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Snapchat update lets you send Stories to people who don't use the app19h Snapchat update lets you send Stories to people who don't use the app
The Independent
They can watch the clips through a new video player on the company's website
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NHS Digital approves data off-shoring in new guidance19h NHS Digital approves data off-shoring in new guidance
BBC
Healthcare providers can choose to store patient data overseas in Europe and the US.
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Ethereum, Ripple and even Dogecoin values plunge as bitcoin alternatives are hit by new rules banning anonymous trading19h Ethereum, Ripple and even Dogecoin values plunge as bitcoin alternatives are hit by new rules banning anonymous trading
The Independent
Only five of the 100 biggest digital currencies have increased in value over the past 24 hours
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19h Updated UBS chairman warns against bitcoin investment as cryptocurrency falls 12%
The Guardian
Axel Weber says cryptocurrency ‘not an investment we would advise’ while South Korea bans anonymous trading Bitcoin has fallen 12% over 24 hours while the chairman of UBS warned against investing in it and South Korea continued to crack down on cryptocurrencies by banning anonymous trading.
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20h Intel tells users to stop installing chip patches
BBC
The chip maker tells customers to stop installing patches for two serious flaws that expose key data.
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‘Never get high on your own supply’ – why social media bosses don’t use social media20h ‘Never get high on your own supply’ – why social media bosses don’t use social media
The Guardian
Developers of platforms such as Facebook have admitted that they were designed to be addictive. Should we be following the executives’ example and going cold turkey – and is it even possible for mere mortals? Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t use Facebook like you or me. The 33-year-old chief executive has a team of 12 moderators dedicated to deleting comments and spam from his page,
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WhatsApp: New feature lets you block notifications you don't care about21h WhatsApp: New feature lets you block notifications you don't care about
The Independent
The update should ensure you never get bugged by pointless alerts from the app in the future
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Gas detecting pill could diagnose poor gut health22h Gas detecting pill could diagnose poor gut health
BBC
The capsule can measure gas levels and transmit this information to a mobile phone app.
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Hawaii missile alert standdown delayed by forgotten log-in22h Hawaii missile alert standdown delayed by forgotten log-in
BBC
Hawaii's governor says a failure to remember his Twitter details delayed a corrective message.
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22h Cybercrime: £130bn stolen from consumers in 2017, report says
The Guardian
Of the 978m global victims of cybercrime last year, 17m were Britons targeted by phishing, ransomware, online fraud and hacking Hackers stole a total of £130bn from consumers in 2017, including £4.6bn from British internet users, according to a new report from cybersecurity firm Norton. More than 17 million Brits were hit by cybercrime in the past year, meaning the nation, which accounts for less than 1% of the global population, makes up almost 2% of the 978 million global victims of cybercrime and almost 4% of the global losses.
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22h Crypto-cash boom prompts graphics card rationing
BBC
Graphics-card makers seek to limit sales of hardware as crypto-coin miners snap up supplies.
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27h How a new technology is changing the lives of people who cannot speak
The Guardian
Millions are robbed of the power of speech by illness, injury or lifelong conditions. Can the creation of bespoke digital voices transform their ability to communicate? By Jordan Kisner Last November, Joe Morris, a 31-year-old film-maker from London, noticed a sore spot on his tongue. He figured he’d bitten himself in his sleep and thought nothing more about it until halfway through the winter holidays, when he realised the sore was still with him. He Googled “cut on tongue won’t heal” and, after sifting through pages of medical information on oral cancer, he decided to call his doctor. The cut was nothing, Joe was sure: he was a non-smoker with no family history of cancer. But he’d make an appointment, just in case.
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27h S Korea bans anonymous cryptocurrency trades
BBC
The move is aimed at preventing cryptocurrencies being used for crimes such as money laundering
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Too few women? 22 Jan 7:18pm Too few women?
BBC
Gender equality is high on the Davos agenda this year, but does the elite gathering have its own issue?
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Backpack midwife 22 Jan 7:11pm Backpack midwife
BBC
For many people in remote regions access to healthcare is limited, so tech is coming to their aid.
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