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The super-tough drones and robots going where we can't

Image copyright National Oceanography Centre Image caption The Boaty McBoatface autonomous underwater vehicle is designed to run on low power From arctic wastes to fiery volcanoes, ocean depths to distant planets, a new generation of rugged drones is going to places humans can’t. But how do you make a super-tough …

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Google's AR animals entertain Android users

Image copyright Kate Bevan Google is rolling out a tool that lets Android users view moving animals which make sounds in augmented reality through their device’s camera. It currently only works with some animals but could be expanded to include objects and brands in future. It was unveiled last month …

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Huawei delays launch of folding smartphone

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: First look at Huawei’s folding phone Huawei has delayed the launch of the Mate X folding handset until September, having originally planned to launch it this summer. The firm said it wanted to conduct extra tests following screen problems reported by …

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Tech Tent: Facebook’s deepfake dilemma

Image copyright Bill Posters Image caption Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg – or is it? In a video on Instagram this week, Mark Zuckerberg confessed to controlling the stolen data of billions of people and said he owed it all to an organisation called Spectre. The video was of course faked, …

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Twitter removes Iranian-backed accounts

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Iran has made wide use of Twitter to support its political and diplomatic goals Twitter has removed almost 4,800 accounts it claimed were being used by Iran to spread misinformation. The accounts were deleted alongside others from several different groups as Twitter tries to tackle …

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Vodafone suffers faults across Europe

Image copyright Getty Images Vodafone says it is working to tackle “disruption” to its mobile and fixed-line broadband services. It has experienced a fault with an international link used to transmit data between countries but is rerouting traffic to address the issue. Reports on the DownDetector website indicate that subscribers …

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Russians send Soviet car model into stratosphere

Image copyright vk.com/tosky_vk Image caption A small step for Dmitry Rogozin Just over a year after Elon Musk sent his Tesla car into space, a Siberian start-up has launched its own more modest motor satellite. The Russian craft is not a smart sports car, but a large-scale model of a …

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5G sign-ups outpace 4G's launch in South Korea

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Samsung has suggested attractive subscription deals have driven demand for 5G rather than faster speeds More than one million people have subscribed to a 5G mobile contact in South Korea, meaning demand for the high-speed technology has easily outpaced the country’s adoption of 4G. …

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E3: Nintendo's Legend of Zelda sequel confirmed

Image copyright Nintendo Image caption Nintendo showed a trailer for the sequel of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at E3 Nintendo has revealed it is working on a sequel to the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, one of the best-selling games for its Switch console. Breath …

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Tens of thousands of images stolen in US border hack

Image copyright davelogan Image caption Facial recognition cameras are used widely at border crossings Images of tens of thousands of people crossing the US border with Mexico have been stolen in a major hack, the US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has said. The breach, which affected the network of …

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