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Parliamentary committee makes history by taking evidence from a ROBOT

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:57
Pepper the robot gave evidence to the education select committee on the fourth industrial revolution and how UK schools should respond.
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Your Facebook Posts Can Reveal If You're Depressed

Wired - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:39
Researchers used people's Facebook data and their medical records to detect early symptoms of a mental health problem.
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Uber IPO proposals value it at whopping $120 billion

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:33
The company accepted proposals from Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan last month which puts it on track to achieve the biggest ever IPO when it eventually goes public late next year.
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Bizarre Twitter bug sends out cryptic push notifications to users' phones

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:31
On Tuesday, Twitter sent users a bizarre string of push notifications that looked as if someone mashed a bunch of buttons on their keyboard, then hit send.
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Google CEO says 'important to explore' China project

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:00
Sundar Pichai has acknowledged publicly for the first time that the tech giant is considering a search engine for China, saying it could offer 'better information' to people than rival services.
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Charcoal inscription points to date change for Pompeii...

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:34
The volcanic eruption that destroyed the ancient Roman city of Pompeii probably took place two months later than previously thought, Italian officials said on Tuesday.
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Paul Allen Thought Like a Hacker and Never Stopped Dreaming

Wired - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:34
The Microsoft cofounder, who left the company in 1983, died Monday at age 65 of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
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Almost HALF of Americans say they can’t tell the difference between a social media bot and a human

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:23
Only 47 percent of Americans said they were confident they would be able to identify social media bots from real humans.
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You Can Now Run Some Code Hosted on GitHub

Wired - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:00
GitHub Actions will allow developers to automate some tasks for managing their code.
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Huawei unveils iPhone-challenging Mate 20 smartphones

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 09:48
Huawei has unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, which the Chinese firm claims contains the 'most powerful chipset on the market'.
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Hundreds of rare photos including Buzz Aldrin taking a space selfie are published in a new book

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 09:44
EXCLUSIVE: Unseen pictures have emerged in a book by Queen legend Brian May that capture the lunar landscape when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon in 1969.
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Internet giants grilled by Science and Tech Committee after they delete 30 million posts

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 09:15
The scale of both illegal and offensive social media was laid bare by the liked of Facebook, Twitter and Google, when they were called in before the Science and Technology Committee.
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Hinge launches 'We Met' feature to let users review first dates

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 09:12
We Met will pop up for users a few days after they exchange phone numbers with another user. The app will ask each user separately if they went on a date and if they'd like to see the person again.
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You really CAN follow your nose: People with a good sense of smell are better at navigation

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 08:10
Research from McGill University in Canada used MRI scans to find out that a well functioning nose and a strong sense of direction rely on the same two regions of the brain.
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Mediterranean World Heritage sites could be DESTROYED by rising sea levels

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 08:05
UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the Mediterranean Sea are at risk of flooding and coastal erosion from rising sea levels by the year 2100, scientists at Kiel University in Germany show.
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Scientists make plea to save Pacific Northwest killer whales from extinction

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 07:53
A small group of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest faces extinction unless U.S. government fisheries managers reverse a decline in their main food source, Chinook salmon, scientists warn.
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Airbus is developing living quarters and research lab for astronauts aboard Nasa's lunar station

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 07:50
The European Space Agency (ESA) has commissioned Airbus, which has a major space facility in Stevenage, to develop key concepts for the station over the next 15 months.
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Jeff Bezos says tech firms SHOULD work on military contracts

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 07:38
'If big tech companies are going to turn their back on US Department of Defense, this country is going to be in trouble,' Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos told the Wired25 summit in San Francisco.
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Plague of 'sneaky subscriptions' on Apple's App Store trick users

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 07:31
Scammers are hitting users by confusing them with so-called free trials and complex designs, which make it hard to opt out of the services these apps offer.
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Audi Brings Drift-Happy Driving to Its Electric E-tron SUV

Wired - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 06:00
The German automaker takes advantage of its all-electric powertrain to make the E-tron a delightfully drifty luxury SUV.
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