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Future of airport security on show in London

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A bag seen through an X-ray scanner Technology that could speed up and enhance security checks at airports is being demonstrated to industry experts at a showcase event in London. Among the innovations is a pad that could detect explosives hidden in shoes while people are queuing at […]

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Facebook tackles Russians making fake news stories

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook said one campaign it shut down had links to staff at Russia’s Sputnik news agency Facebook has removed 500 pages and accounts allegedly involved in peddling fake news in Central Europe, Ukraine and other Eastern European nations. The action ends efforts by two separate groups to “manipulate […]

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Laser shoes made for Parkinson's patients

[ad_1] Many people with Parkinson’s disease have freezing episodes when they walk. They suddenly come to a standstill and even though they want to move, they can’t. One London-based entrepreneur has come up with a solution – lasers fitted to their shoes. Filmed by Richard Kenny and edited by Ammar Ebrahim for BBC World Hacks. […]

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Roku U-turn over streaming Alex Jones's InfoWars

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Apple’s ban of Alex Jones’s InfoWars podcasts last August led to similar moves by several other technology companies Video-streaming service Roku has made a U-turn over its addition of InfoWars – the right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’s channel. Social media activists noticed Roku was offering the channel earlier […]

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Nike's phone-controlled self-lacing trainers

[ad_1] Image copyright Nike Image caption The shoe, which has is connected to a smartphone app which will store fit preferences Nike has launched self-lacing trainers, which fit themselves to the shape of the foot and are controlled via a smartphone. It is the latest iteration of the futuristic footwear, first referred to in the […]

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Driverless car laser ruined camera

[ad_1] Image copyright Jit Ray Chowdhury Image caption The purple dots and lines on this photo of the Stratosphere hotel in Las Vegas show the damage… A man who took a photograph of a driverless car on display at the CES tech fair says his camera was damaged as a result. Jit Ray Chowdhury noticed […]