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Wot, no signal?

Wot, no signal?

Image copyright Sky and Space Global Image caption Arrays of tiny satellites will bring mobile services to billions who currently have no access Large chunks of the planet are still of out of reach of mobile phone signals – that’s about four billion people without access to digital communications. But this could change thanks to […]

Twitter bot purge prompts backlash

Twitter bot purge prompts backlash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Twitter has been under pressure to block bot accounts used to spread disinformation The hashtag #TwitterLockout has trended after an apparent purge of suspected malicious bots on the social network. Dozens of users report having had their accounts suspended until they provided a telephone number which they then had […]

MPs investigate impact of social media and screens on youth

MPs investigate impact of social media and screens on youth

Image copyright Getty Images Are you concerned about the impact social media and screen-use are having on young people? If so, MPs are looking to hear your thoughts. The Commons Science and Technology Committee has announced an inquiry into the impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health. The committee says it wants […]

Fin tech

Fin tech

Image copyright Bjorgolfur Havarosson Image caption Technology in these salmon cages monitors fish behaviour to determine if they are fully fed Fish farming is big business – the industry now produces about 100 million tonnes a year – and with salmon prices soaring, producers are turning to lasers, automation and artificial intelligence to boost production […]

Patient's chest rebuilt with 3D print after tumour surgery

Patient's chest rebuilt with 3D print after tumour surgery

Image copyright ABMU Health Board Image caption The implant was originally supposed to have been screwed in. But as the bone was narrow and soft there was a chance it could break so Mr Goldsmith sewed it into place instead. A man has had his chest rebuilt using 3D printing technology during an operation to […]

Anger at Google image search 'peace deal'

Anger at Google image search 'peace deal'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Getty Images sells photographers’ work Google has made it more difficult for people to save pictures from its image search product, as part of a “peace deal” with photo library Getty Images. In 2017, Getty Images complained to the European Commission, accusing Google of anti-competitive practices. Google said it […]

Call for women-only Uber Pools for London

Call for women-only Uber Pools for London

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There is a call for Women Only Uber Pool cars in London Uber and other ride-sharing apps have been urged to offer women-only cars in London by the transport authority. The suggestion is outlined in a policy statement issued by Transport for London (TfL). The move could affect services […]

Humble origins

Humble origins

Image copyright Maddy Savage Image caption Are, with a population of just 5,000, has become a Swedish start-up hub Sweden is one of the most innovative countries in the world, yet has a business culture that discourages bragging about its success. So is this humility a help or a hindrance when it comes to start-ups? […]

Snapchat petition attracts one million signatures

Snapchat petition attracts one million signatures

Image copyright Snapchat One million people have signed a petition calling on Snapchat to roll back its latest redesign. The changes were intended to separate interactions with friends from branded content – including that of celebrities and influencers. Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel wrote in a blog post that he believed blurring the two had contributed […]

Logan Paul 'won't be kicked off' YouTube

Logan Paul 'won't be kicked off' YouTube

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Logan Paul is a hugely popular YouTube star whose recent videos have proved controversial Controversial YouTube star Logan Paul has not yet done enough to deserve a ban from the video site, its chief executive has said. Paul faced criticism in January after posting a video in which he […]

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