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Trump campaign data firm accused of harvesting Facebook data

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cambridge Analytica’s CEO, Alexander Nix, answered British MPs’ questions about election influence last month The attorney general for the state of Massachusetts is launching an investigation into alleged harvesting of Facebook profiles by a firm employed by Donald Trump’s election campaign. Investigations by the Observer and New York […]

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Can kids holds pens in the digital age?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Children’s habits are changing. Where once a toddler might have played with bricks, now they are more likely to play on an iPad. Such devices can provide a welcome distraction for busy parents and an attractive source of sensory stimulation for young children but does it mean that children are […]

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Camelot warns of 'low level' National Lottery hack

[ad_1] Image copyright Camelot National Lottery owner Camelot has warned of a “low level” cyber-attack that affected 150 customer accounts. It has asked all of its customers to change the passwords on their accounts as a precaution. The hackers used credentials gleaned from a list circulated on the internet to get into the accounts, a […]

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London wheelchair travellers get Google Maps help

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhen step-free on the Tube isn’t actually step-free Wheelchair users travelling in London and other worldwide cities on public transport can now get accessibility information from Google Maps. Users will be able to filter for “wheelchair accessible” advice when planning journeys in the capital. However disability […]

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Biohacker fined for travel card implant

[ad_1] Image copyright Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow / Facebook A biohacker in Australia has been fined A$220 (£120, $170) for removing the chip from a travel card and implanting it into his hand. Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow (real name) also has to pay A$1,000 in costs. The case was brought by the New South Wales […]

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NanoMap: How uncertainty helps this drone fly

[ad_1] A drone which uses models of uncertainty to help it fly has been developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). The NanoMap system uses depth-sensing technology to measure the environment around it and allows the drone to avoid hitting objects while flying at speeds of 20mph (32km/h). […]

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Rotten ideas

[ad_1] Image copyright Snact Image caption Michael Minch-Dixon’s fruit snack packets will rot away harmlessly on a compost heap Plastic is one of the world’s favourite packaging materials – it’s cheap, practical and hard wearing. But its durability is part of the problem. Plastic pollution is now a huge issue and consumers are increasingly demanding […]

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Energy storage: the power of cold air

[ad_1] Highview Power Storage is using tried and tested technology to store energy in an innovative way. It cools air down to around minus 200 Celsius, where it becomes liquid. When power is required, the process begins to release that stored energy. This is part of the BBC’s Disruptors series. You can read the full […]