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Facebook is 'building a device that can recognise faces and find their accounts' 11 Jan 5:43pm Facebook is 'building a device that can recognise faces and find their accounts'
The Independent
Facebook is building a device that will be capable of watching and listening to users at home, according to a new report.
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11 Jan 5:16pm CES 2018: Square Off smart chessboard moves its own pieces
BBC
The internet-connected device is designed to make it easier to play with a friend based elsewhere.
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Uber developed secret system to lock down staff computers in a police raid 11 Jan 4:48pm Updated Uber developed secret system to lock down staff computers in a police raid
The Guardian
System called Ripley was reportedly used at least two dozen times in 2015 and 2016, including once to prevent tax investigators from collecting evidence Uber developed a secret system called Ripley that would lock down staff computers in the event of a police raid, preventing officials from accessing company data. The ride-sharing company used Ripley at least two dozen times in 2015 and 2016 in countries including Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Hong Kong,
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11 Jan 10:26am Shane Dawson: YouTube star says sorry for suggesting he had searched for paedophilia online
The Independent
Hosts warned Mr Dawson that he could be arrested for having such a discussion
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11 Jan 10:23am Dark Souls remastered for Nintendo Switch console
The Guardian
New version of acclaimed dark fantasy adventure coming to Nintendo Switch in May Landmark action-adventure game
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Nintendo Direct: Latest presentation details the future of switch with peeks at Mario Tennis, Donkey Kong and Dark Souls 11 Jan 9:08am Nintendo Direct: Latest presentation details the future of switch with peeks at Mario Tennis, Donkey Kong and Dark Souls
The Independent
Nintendo has revealed a whole range of games for the Switch, including a new Mario game.
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Warren Buffett says bitcoin 'definitely will come to a bad ending' 11 Jan 9:06am Warren Buffett says bitcoin 'definitely will come to a bad ending'
The Independent
'We don't own any; we're not short any... We'll never have a position in them'
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Netflix users receive convincing-looking scam email designed to trick them into handing over credit card details 11 Jan 7:45am Netflix users receive convincing-looking scam email designed to trick them into handing over credit card details
The Independent
The company says it never asks customers to send any of their personal information over email
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11 Jan 7:43am Ford-backed self-driving car in crash that sent two to hospital
The Guardian
Modified Ford Fusion test car containing four occupants hit by van jumping red light in Pittsburgh, less than mile from startup Argo AI’s headquarters A self-driving test car from Ford-backed startup Argo was involved in an accident on Wednesday that sent two people to hospital.
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WhatsApp Business: New update reveals fresh details about upcoming app 11 Jan 7:40am WhatsApp Business: New update reveals fresh details about upcoming app
The Independent
A radically different version of the messenger app is in development, and could come out very soon
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South Korea considers Bitcoin trading ban 11 Jan 7:31am South Korea considers Bitcoin trading ban
BBC
Government cryptocurrency concerns include tax evasion and people developing gambling addictions.
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11 Jan 7:22am Kodak leads surge in companies exploiting bitcoin buzz
The Guardian
Companies pivoting to, or just showing an interest in, cryptocurrencies and associated technologies have resulted in a sudden burst in share price Kodak hit headlines this week when the company announced a plan to launch “photo-centric cryptocurrency to empower photographers and agencies to take greater control in image rights management”. In other words, the venerable camera company is getting in on the bitcoin hype. Shares in Kodak, which had been largely flat for the previous three months and steadily declining for the five years before that, more than doubled in the following 24 hours, as the company insisted that it was not simply pumping out “hot buzzwords”.
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YouTube punishes Logan Paul over Japan suicide video 11 Jan 7:08am Updated YouTube punishes Logan Paul over Japan suicide video
BBC
Logan Paul loses business deals after posting a video showing an apparent suicide victim in Japan.
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Do I still need PC tuning software for Windows 10? 11 Jan 6:47am Do I still need PC tuning software for Windows 10?
The Guardian
Ludo wonders if he should keep paying for commercial clean-up program to run in Windows 10. Fortunately there are free alternative suites
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US man charged over 15-year spying campaign 11 Jan 6:10am US man charged over 15-year spying campaign
BBC
The attacked allegedly spied on users via webcams and stole personal data and login information.
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Bitcoin drops $2,000 in value as South Korea announces planned trading ban 11 Jan 5:42am Bitcoin drops $2,000 in value as South Korea announces planned trading ban
The Guardian
News follows nation’s clampdown on cryptocurrencies as exchanges are raided over alleged tax evasion and fears of gambling addiction The value of bitcoin plunged 13.5% in the early hours of Thursday after news hit that South Korea is planning to ban cryptocurrency trading. News of the ban follows the raiding of local cryptocurrency exchanges by police and tax authorities over alleged tax evasion, as one of the key nations driving the demand for bitcoin and other virtual currencies attempts a clampdown.
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Bitcoin price latest: South Korea announces ban on cryptocurrency trading causing value to plummet 11 Jan 4:36am Bitcoin price latest: South Korea announces ban on cryptocurrency trading causing value to plummet
The Independent
Government is 'basically preparing a bill to ban cryptocurrency trading through exchanges,' justice minister, Park Sang-ki, said
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Logan Paul: YouTube cuts ties with controversial star after 'suicide forest' video 11 Jan 3:08am Logan Paul: YouTube cuts ties with controversial star after 'suicide forest' video
The Independent
The site has expressed regret over allowing the video to be uploaded and for its communication since
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11 Jan 3:06am Google quietly buys UK startup Redux that turns surfaces into speakers
The Independent
Redux developed technology that eliminated the need for small speakers in mobile phones
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CES 2018: Longer-lasting gadgets showcased 11 Jan 1:41am Updated CES 2018: Longer-lasting gadgets showcased
BBC
A smattering of gadgets show off at the tech show promise better battery life than we're used to.
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South Korea announces Bitcoin ban plan 11 Jan 12:19am South Korea announces Bitcoin ban plan
BBC
Government cryptocurrency concerns include tax evasion and people developing gambling addictions
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CES 2018: Sticky note printer created for technophobe mother 10 Jan 11:24pm CES 2018: Sticky note printer created for technophobe mother
BBC
An inventor creates a machine that churns out retro-style coloured notes for his far-off mother.
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10 Jan 11:21pm CES blackout: rain stops play at hi-tech trade show
The Guardian
The irony of the partial power cut at an event designed to showcase the latest electronic advances did not escape social or industry media The digital economy’s big annual trade show, CES, suffered a brief, disruptive plunge into darkness on Wednesday because of a power outage that the event’s organisers blamed on heavy rain.
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10 Jan 10:25pm CES 2018: Willow and Freemie breast pumps offer mums freedom
BBC
The battery-powered devices are designed to be worn more discreetly than traditional pumps.
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YouTube cuts ties with vlogger over Japan suicide video 10 Jan 9:01pm YouTube cuts ties with vlogger over Japan suicide video
BBC
Logan Paul loses business deals after posting a video showing an apparent suicide victim in Japan.
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10 Jan 8:09pm AI could have 'immense' benefits for NHS, says tech committee chair
The Independent
Significant investment required but technology could improve service on several fronts, Norman Lamb says
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