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Alstom testing automated freight train in the Netherlands3h Alstom testing automated freight train in the Netherlands
BBC
The automated freight train can travel 100km without driver intervention.
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Apple boss Tim Cook says he would keep children from using social networks and other technology4h Apple boss Tim Cook says he would keep children from using social networks and other technology
The Independent
Predecessor Steve Jobs also voiced concerns about allowing children to use too much technology
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Bitcoin price - latest updates: Cryptocurrency value slips again after partial recovery4h Bitcoin price - latest updates: Cryptocurrency value slips again after partial recovery
The Independent
The value of the digital currency has shifted wildly over recent weeks. This article is being regularly updated with the latest changes
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Overwatch pro player suspended over homophobic slur5h Overwatch pro player suspended over homophobic slur
BBC
Felix Lengyel has been suspended by the Overwatch league and Dallas Fuel, and fined $2,000.
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Gmail two-step verification: Less than 10% of Google users have its most important security feature enabled6h Gmail two-step verification: Less than 10% of Google users have its most important security feature enabled
The Independent
It makes it harder for people to break into your account, even if they have your login details
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Four ways to avoid being a victim of Russian cyberwarfare7h Four ways to avoid being a victim of Russian cyberwarfare
The Guardian
Don’t be duped by a bot or phished like Hillary Clinton’s campaign – follow these four simple steps to outflank Putin’s digital foot soldiers
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HQ Trivia app launches UK version7h HQ Trivia app launches UK version
BBC
The live quiz app is popular in the US, but analysts have questions about its business model.
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7h Bitcoin price - latest updates: Cryptocurrency value falls again after brief recovery
The Independent
The value of bitcoin skyrocketed in 2017, and its rapid rise generated huge amounts of interest in it and other types of cryptocurrency.
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Italy investigates claims Samsung and Apple are intentionally slowing down older phones8h Italy investigates claims Samsung and Apple are intentionally slowing down older phones
The Independent
The companies have been accused of throttling performance, in order to get customers to upgrade
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9h My bedroom is a phone-free zone and I feel so much better for it
The Guardian
I get more and better sleep, feel less anxiety and even get out of bed quicker – and it’s all because social media sucks I never quite fell in love with smartwatches, but I do credit my brief time with one for sparking the most positive change to my life for years: relegating my smartphone to the hallway. With only one plug socket by my bed, and no space for an adaptor, I had to choose one device to win the hallowed bedside charging position. Thanks to my desire to eke out one final hour of standing time to goose my activity tracking, the watch won.
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North Korea is stealing bitcoin and the threat to cryptocurrency investors is growing, experts warn9h North Korea is stealing bitcoin and the threat to cryptocurrency investors is growing, experts warn
The Independent
If South Korea bans trading, the hackers will likely start targeting exchanges and users around the world
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10h Boing Boing blog sued over Playboy centrefolds link
BBC
The pornographic magazine wants damages for linking to an alleged pirated gallery of centrefolds.
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10h Kim Dotcom suing New Zealand government for damages
BBC
Kim Dotcom says New Zealand is liable for destruction to his business and property.
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Amazon opens first supermarket with no checkouts at all 11h Amazon opens first supermarket with no checkouts at all
The Independent
E-retail behemoth says it want to provide a shopping experience where consumers do not have to waste time by waiting in line
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Eve V review: upstart Windows tablet for power users has great potential11h Eve V review: upstart Windows tablet for power users has great potential
The Guardian
This crowdfunded and croudsourced machine could offer something special if its niggles are ironed out On paper the Eve V reads like it should be the king of Windows tablets – a Surface Pro but with more ports, longer battery life and more features.
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12h Only one in four trust social media, says survey
BBC
Two-thirds of Britons think platforms like Facebook and Twitter should be more tightly regulated, according to a survey.
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12h Facebook to open digital training hubs in Europe
The Independent
The tech giant is set to open three 'community skills hubs' in Spain, Poland and Italy alongside an artificial intelligence research hub in France
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Malala and Apple launch partnership to get at least 100,000 underprivileged girls into school16h Updated Malala and Apple launch partnership to get at least 100,000 underprivileged girls into school
The Independent
'I'm just really hopeful that we can reach as many young girls and as many young advocates as possible'
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Financial regulator wants to go under cover on dark web17h Financial regulator wants to go under cover on dark web
The Guardian
Australian Securities and Investment Commission says it needs more powers due to use of dark web in financial crime The corporate watchdog wants new powers for its investigators to go undercover to combat financial crime on the dark web. The Australian Securities and Investment Commission has said it needs more investigatory powers because the increasing use of the dark web and virtual currencies such as bitcoin has facilitated financial crime.
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The Malaysian region that became a hardware hub22h The Malaysian region that became a hardware hub
BBC
The small Malaysian state of Penang is punching well above its weight in the tech world through hardware manufacturing.
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Ōkami HD review: rebirth of a goddess36h Ōkami HD review: rebirth of a goddess
The Guardian
2006’s Hokusai-inspired video game is transformed in an exemplary HD rerelease If
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Pyeongchang 2018: welcome to the future…39h Pyeongchang 2018: welcome to the future…
The Guardian
In the first of a new series on ideas and advances in science, nature and tech, we look at the innovations coming to this year’s Winter OlympicsSouth Korea boasts the speediest broadband in the world (an average of 28.6Mbps compared to the UK’s 16.9) and connectivity will be further boosted at Pyeongchang by the introduction of a 5G mobile network at games venues, courtesy of Intel. 5G delivers download speeds of 100Mbps (Stoke-on-Trent was recently crowned the town with the fastest 4G connection in the UK at 26.6Mbps). The tech giant is planning to show off the capabilities of its enormous mobile bandwidth by offering such delights as transcendent live streaming and unsurpassed live VR experiences to visitors.
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Millions could save £180 a year on broadband by chasing deals 20 Jan 7:05pm Millions could save £180 a year on broadband by chasing deals
The Guardian
Service providers put out their best tariffs at set times of the year, but many users are failing to take advantage of them, says comparison siteBroadband providers put out their best deals at the end of the month or every three months when they want to push up their subscriber numbers, it has been claimed. A new analysis of broadband usage has found that the average household could save almost £180 a year by switching providers. However, the best deals are only available at certain times of the month, according to ctrlio, a website which compares tariffs according to use.
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