Instagram: Video selfies trial to verify age of teens

The Meta-owned app is trialling new verification methods to ensure teens meet platform age rules.
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Two killed as Nio electric car falls from third floor office in Shanghai

Pictures show a gaping hole in the side of car maker Nio's Shanghai HQ, and a smashed vehicle below.
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Toyota recalls electric cars over concerns about loose wheels

The bZ4X is the Japanese motor industry giant's first mass-produced all-electric vehicle.
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Period tracking apps warning over Roe v Wade case in US

Digital rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation says women must know how their data is being used.
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Netflix cuts 300 more jobs after subscriptions fall

In April the streaming giant reported its first subscriber loss in more than a decade.
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New Tesla factories losing billions of dollars, Musk says

Elon Musk said the Covid-19 lockdown in Shanghai was "very difficult" for the electric car maker.
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Twitter tests 'notes' feature with 2,500 word limit

The trial will allow some users to share "notes" beyond the normal 280-character limit for tweets.
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Meta board hears over a million appeals over removed posts

The Oversight Board, which oversees Facebook and Instagram, said only 47 were submitted by Meta itself.
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NHS warns of scam Covid-test texts

Fake messages tell recipients they have been in contact with a Covid case and should order a test.
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Chinese man jailed for sexual assault of Alibaba employee on work trip

The woman was assaulted after being made to drink on a work trip, and then fired after going public.
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Elon Musk: Billionaire's daughter cuts ties with her father

The tech billionaire's 18-year-old daughter has applied to legally change her name and gender.
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Can crumbling cookies sweeten UK data-protection plans?

Government proposals to move away from EU data-protection laws post-Brexit have had a mixed reaction.
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New rules proposed for buy now pay later

The loans are used by millions but ministers want checks on affordability and clearer advertising.
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Big Tech must deal with disinformation or face fines, says EU

Tighter EU rules will demand firms such as Google and Meta tackle disinformation on their platforms.
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Apple store workers vote to form first US union

The move by employees in Towson, Maryland, is the latest in a string of high-profile union campaigns in the US.
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Bitcoin: Will El Salvador's big crypto gamble pay off?

The cryptocurrency crash is hurting many investors, including one country that has bet big on Bitcoin.
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Apple battery lawsuit: Millions of iPhone users could get payouts in legal action

The tech giant is accused of secretly slowing down the performance of older models.
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Elon Musk hints at layoffs in first meeting with Twitter employees

The billionaire also discussed aliens in his first address to the social media firm's staff.
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Microsoft retires Internet Explorer after 27 years

Internet Explorer, once the most popular web browser, will no longer be accessible for most users.
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Netflix plans real-life Squid Game reality TV show with $4.56m prize

It will see 456 contestants compete in a series of challenges inspired by the dystopian drama.
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Bitcoin: Why is the largest cryptocurrency crashing?

The value of Bitcoin is at an 18-month low, as the cryptocurrency market continues to tumble.
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Instagram launches new parental controls in UK

Facebook owner Meta is rolling out new parental controls for Instagram and its VR platforms.
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Google engineer says Lamda AI system may have its own feelings

One of the firm's software engineers believes chats with an AI system suggest it has feelings.
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Musk to hold first meeting with Twitter staff this week

The Tesla boss has warned he may quit his takeover deal over the number of fake accounts on the platform.
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Amazon to begin drone deliveries in Lockeford, California this year

The shopping giant hopes to deliver parcels to shoppers by air for the first time later in 2022.
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Why you may have a thinking digital twin within a decade

Within 10 years people may be able to have a intelligent online version of themselves.
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Xbox: New Starfield, Minecraft and Forza gameplay unveiled

Microsoft shows off more than 30 forthcoming gaming experiences in its summer showcase.
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Medical gaming treating life-changing injuries

From strokes and Parkinson's to PTSD, severe conditions can be helped with game-based therapies.
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Samantha Cristoforetti: The astronaut taking TikTok to new heights

Samantha Cristoforetti has developed a huge following through her TikToks from on board the ISS.
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YouTube accused of not tackling Musk Bitcoin scam streams

YouTube is being criticised for failing to tackle a network of scammers streaming fake Elon Musk videos.
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Michael Owen: NFT tweet deleted after Advertising Standards Authority contact

Former England striker Michael Owen is rebuked by the Advertising Standards Authority over tweets about a non-fungible token project.
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Ministry of Defence acquires government's first quantum computer

The Ministry of Defence is embarking on a year-long project into the possibilities of quantum computing.
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At least 1,400 rural phone boxes protected from closing

New Ofcom rules will protect boxes in areas of poor mobile coverage or where they are needed for safety.
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UK will not copy EU demand for common charging cable

The EU has provisionally agreed new mobile devices must, by autumn 2024, use the same type of charger.
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Uber powers emergency food deliveries in Ukraine

Uber has built a "private-label" version of its delivery platform to help the UN deliver food and water.
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Apple announces buy now pay later, among iOS 16 plans

The tech giant is introducing the controversial service as part of its iOS 16 update.
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New UK centre will help fight information war

The new centre aims to boost UK's security through building expertise in cutting-edge technology.
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Elon Musk threatens to walk away from Twitter deal

The billionaire accuses the company of "thwarting" his requests to learn more about spam accounts.
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Digital fingerprints of a million child abuse images made

A new system for classifying images will help stop them being shared online, a UK charity says.
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China's plans to go to the Moon, Mars and beyond

China plans to put astronauts on the Moon and send probes to Mars and Jupiter. Why the grand plans?
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Sheryl Sandberg to leave Facebook after 14 years

Her departure comes as the social media company faces challenges, including a slowdown in ad sales.
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Upskirt photos shared in Facebook groups, BBC finds

Meta says it has removed accounts and groups showing upskirting, after a BBC investigation.
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Lost dog? How nose prints could help pet and owner reunite

A face identification app could allow smartphone users to help owners find their missing animals.
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The man turning mud into eco-friendly 'concrete'

Gnanli Landrou has invented a special powder that turns earth into a greener version of concrete
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The 22-year-old 3D-printing schools

Maggie Grout has started an NGO that will 3D-print schools where access to education is not guaranteed.
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How graphene and algae could help build space habitats

Scientists are researching how people might construct homes to live on other planets.
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The staff shortage slowing down air cargo and bags

A lack of skilled cargo handlers is now hampering the booming air freight business too.
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Could nuclear desalination plants beat water scarcity?

Engineers are developing mobile, floating nuclear desalination plants to help solve water shortages.
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Could flat tyres soon be a thing of the past?

Airless tyres that do not puncture are getting close to market but some remain sceptical about them.
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Is it the end for the lush lawns of Los Angeles?

Tougher rules on watering gardens mean residents will have to consider alternatives to green grass.
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India's loan scams leave victims scared for their lives

Bogus apps are being used by hackers to access mobile phone data to threaten and blackmail victims.
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How artificial intelligence 'blew up' tennis

Coaches now have powerful tools which can find patterns in play that humans would struggle to see.
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The new airlines betting flying is about to take off

Many carriers went out of business during Covid but several seized a golden opportunity to launch.
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Soaring fertiliser prices force farmers to rethink

Research into replacements for nitrogen-based fertilisers has been spurred by high prices and climate concerns.
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Could hydrogen ease Germany's reliance on Russian gas?

Why hydrogen might be one route for Germany to move away from dependence on Russian imports.
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Could contact lenses be the ultimate computer screen?

Firms are developing smart contact lenses that can project data in front of the user's eye.
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Will swapping out electric car batteries catch on?

One Chinese carmaker has plans for thousands of stations in Europe where you can switch batteries.
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The new jet set - why private plane usage has soared

The pandemic led to more people using private jets, but is the increase set to continue?
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Why the volatile price of aluminium matters

From door frames to aircraft and food packaging - how soaring prices will impact the world economy.
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Why India's poorest children are falling further behind

Lack of access to smartphones and computers is widening the education gulf in India.
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Is it fair for fantasy football managers to rely on AI?

Some managers think artificial intelligence helps remove their bias but others think it's cheating.
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£5m Virtual Reality centre launches in Portsmouth

The university centre received more than £3m in government funding to help businesses create VR.
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