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Tiny Palm smartphone baffles gadget fans

Image copyright Palm Image caption US basketball player Stephen Curry is one of the ambassadors for the new Palm phone A tiny Android smartphone designed to be a “companion phone” to a full-sized device has been launched in the US – using the brand name Palm. The handset is the …

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Virgin Media faces 'power issue'

Image copyright Getty Images Virgin Media says it is investigating a problem which has left many customers in London without internet access and TV services. The company tweeted that the problem “might be fixed this evening”, but said a separate “system issue” left it unable to provide more information. The …

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Sky battles: Fighting back against rogue drones

Image copyright OpenWorks Engineering Image caption A New Orleans police officer shoulders a drone capture “gun” Rogue drones have nearly caused air accidents, have been used as offensive weapons, to deliver drugs to prisoners, and to spy on people. So how can we fight back? This summer a packed Airbus …

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Spotify: Albums are alive and kicking in the streaming age

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Drake’s God’s Plan is the top streamed song of 2018, he’s experimented with how his music is released over the last few years In 1948, New York’s Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra put out a recording of Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor. You know …

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An online decency moderator's advice: Blur your eyes

Image copyright Facebook Image caption People working in content moderation see the worst that the internet can throw at them “When I left, I didn’t shake anyone’s hand for three years. I’d seen what people do and how disgusting they are. I didn’t want to touch anyone. I was disgusted …

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Is it the end of the supermarket checkout till?

Image caption Vandana Pankhania Radia says she would use the new app Supermarket customers may soon have to get used to a new way of paying for their shopping. Marks & Spencer has become the latest food retailer to test an app which allows people to buy their shopping without …

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Facebook shuts down 'spammy' politics pages

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Trump has warned social media firms about political bias Facebook has removed more than 800 pages and accounts that sought to profit from politically themed spam. In a blog, Facebook said the 559 pages and 251 accounts abused the network to try to make …

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The world's longest non-stop flight takes off from Singapore

Image copyright EPA The world’s longest commercial flight has left Singapore for New York, beginning a journey expected to cover more than 15,000km in almost 19 hours. A spokeswoman for Singapore Airlines said Flight SQ22 departed at approximately 15:35GMT with 150 passengers and 17 crew. The flight from Changi Airport …

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James Murdoch tipped to lead Tesla board

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption James Murdoch joined the Tesla board last year. James Murdoch could become the next head of Tesla’s board of directors. He is “the favourite” to replace Elon Musk, who currently serves as both board chairman and chief executive, the Financial Times has reported. However, …

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