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Are robots getting better at football?

Robocup 2019, the world cup for autonomous robots, has been taking place in Sydney. The event attracts young programmers, engineers and software developers from across the globe. Organisers say that by 2050 they want robots to be able to play – and beat – the best human team in the world. So are robots significantly […]

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Can robots help humans get more jobs?

In a place, like Japan, where workers are desperately needed, the government is hoping that robots could be the answer. But some developers believe that instead of replacing us robots could help get more people into work. BBC’s Population Reporter Stephanie Hegarty went to Tokyo to meet them. Video journalist: Natalia Zuo. Source link

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E.On 'error' reveals 498 customers' email addresses

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption E.On’s mistake saw hundreds of customer email addresses exposed Energy supplier E.On has apologised for an “error” which saw hundreds of customers’ email addresses included on requests for their meter readings. The automatic messages should have been addressed to each individual only, but had another 497 recipients listed. E.On […]

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Poke and inflate famous paintings and other tech news

BBC Click’s Lara Lewington looks at some of the week’s best technology stories including: The Church of England releases its first guidelines for social media users New electric cars are required to emit noises while reversing or moving slowly under a new EU rule An artist creates interactive artworks which you can poke and inflate […]

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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp hit by photo glitch

Image copyright Getty Images Some Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp users cannot upload photos, videos and files. A spokesman for Facebook, which owns all three apps, told BBC News: “We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.” Together, the social networks have billions of users worldwide. In March, Facebook and Instagram suffered […]

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Vodafone switches on 5G network in seven UK cities

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 5G could be used as a replacement for fixed home broadband as well as offering new services such as virtual reality Vodafone has become the second UK mobile operator to turn on its 5G network, offering faster speeds and the opportunity for new services. The network is going live […]

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TikTok's young fans 'exploited' for digital gifts

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Fans are accusing TikTok creators of exploiting them for cash Video-sharing app TikTok says it is “sorry” that some children and other young people have felt pressured into sending money to their favourite influencers on the app. TikTok lets fans send their favourite videomakers “digital gifts”, […]

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Game of Stones: Tracking conflict diamonds with lasers

Image copyright De Beers Image caption These diamonds are signed with De Beers’ “Forevermark” inscription Fake and irresponsibly sourced diamonds are undermining confidence in the industry – sales are down. Can new technologies, such as laser printing and blockchain, reassure an increasingly sceptical public? In a lab in the California city of Carlsbad, between Los […]

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Towie star seeks online homophobia crackdown

The Only Way Is Essex star Bobby Norris’s petition to make online homophobic abuse a specific criminal offence is being debated in Parliament on Monday. He tells the Victoria Derbyshire programme he has been sent death threats and had people “wish cancer” on him because of his sexuality. Watch the Victoria Derbyshire programme on BBC […]