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Deepmind co-founder Shane Legg gives London teen top AI tips

[ad_1] Image copyright Aron Chase Image caption Aron Chase was given five tips on how to succeed in the world of AI science A teenager from London has been given some extra homework for the school holidays by the co-founder of Artificial Intelligence firm DeepMind.Aron Chase, 17, tweeted Shane Legg looking for five top tips on how to succeed in the burgeoning field of AI.Dr Legg replied with some very
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Phone etiquette: How not to lose friends

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA They're the first thing many of us look at in the morning and the last thing at night. Our phones are never far from our side and we're checking them every 12 minutes, according to Ofcom.It's a love affair that looks set to last so we've come up with five rules of phone use worth observing - from no phones at dinnertime to turning it off
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Fitbit faces anger for setting limits on women’s periods

[ad_1] Image copyright Fitbit Image caption Fitbit added a female health tracker earlier this year Women who have signed up to Fitbit's period tracker have complained that it only allows them to log periods of 10 days or fewer.Many women pointed out that they can last much longer, making the tracker on the wearable fitness device useless.Fitbit confirmed to the BBC that "currently a period must be less than 11
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Easier streaming services put dent in illegal downloading

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Beyonce and Jay-Z's new album was illegally downloaded by many fans after being released exclusively on Tidal Music piracy is falling out of favour as streaming services become more widespread, new figures show.One in 10 people in the UK use illegal downloads, down from 18% in 2013, according to YouGov's Music Report.The trend looks set to continue - with 22% of those who
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Google in China: Internet giant ‘plans censored search engine’

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The new search app would reportedly "blacklist sensitive queries" Google is developing a version of its search engine that will conform to China's censorship laws, reports say.The company shut down the engine in 2010, complaining that free speech was being limited.But online news site The Intercept says Google has been working on a project code-named Dragonfly that will block terms like human rights and
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Phone and internet use: Number of mobile calls drops for first time

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption On average, people pick up their phone once every 12 minutes The number of voice calls made on mobile phones in the UK fell for the first time ever in 2017 - despite the fact we seem hooked on our devices.That is according to the latest report from telecoms regulator Ofcom, which charts what it describes as a decade of digital dependence.A total
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US names arrested Fin7 cyber-gang suspects

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The gang is accused of stealing millions of debit and credit card details Three Ukrainian citizens suspected of being part of a "prolific hacking group" have been arrested, the US Department of Justice has announced.The three men are accused of using malware to attack more than 120 US companies, including the restaurant chains Chipotle and Arby's.Firms in the UK, France and Australia were
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WhatsApp starts charging business users

[ad_1] Image copyright WhatsApp Image caption WhatsApp has about 1.5 billion users WhatsApp is launching new pay-to-use tools for businesses to communicate with their customers.The move will allow its owner, Facebook, to make money from WhatsApp, which has lacked a revenue stream since dropping subscription fees.Companies will be able to provide information and services, such as delivery dates or boarding passes, to customers via the platform.In return, the businesses will
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Vega+ to be stripped of Sinclair and ZX Spectrum brands

[ad_1] Image copyright Paul Benge Image caption A small number of backers have confirmed receipt of the Vega+ consoles A retro games console crowdfunding campaign is to lose the right to feature the brands of the original computers it is based on.The revelation coincides with the delivery of some units of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ to backers, albeit without most of the games originally promised to be pre-installed.Rights-owner Sky