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Burger-flipping robot takes short break

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Flippy the burger robot gets to work Flippy the burger-flipping robot that started work this week in a California restaurant has been forced to take a break because it was too slow. The robot was installed at a Cali Burger outlet in Pasadena and replaced human […]

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My online stalker: The feeling he could hurt me never went away

Image caption Callum Blake-O’Brien created more than 17 fake accounts to send abusive messages Stalker Callum Blake-O’Brien created numerous fake social media accounts to send women what prosecutors described as “unimaginably horrendous” messages. One teenager left “emotionally numb” by his unrelenting abuse says he “handpicked” his victims to cause maximum distress. “When I read it, […]

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Oculus VR headsets knocked out by admin error

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook bought Oculus in 2014 and has promoted greater use of the technology Owners of Oculus Rift headsets could not use their devices for almost a day due to an administrative oversight. Oculus failed to renew a security certificate for some software, meaning headsets would not run key code. […]

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Rubik's robot solves puzzle in 0.38 seconds

Image copyright Ben Katz A robot that can solve a Rubik’s cube puzzle in 0.38 seconds has been developed by two researchers in the US. The current world record is 0.637 seconds, which was set by German engineer Albert Beer and his robot Sub1 Reloaded. The researchers realised they could solve the cube more quickly […]

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The smart dress with a 'sixth sense'

Lina Wassong is exploring how new creative software, tools, and electronics can be used for fashion design. BBC Click looks at some of the clothing she has created using electronics and 3D printing including a dress with a motion and temperature sensor giving it a “sixth sense”. See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick. Source […]

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YouTube attacked over Neo-Nazi National Action video

Image copyright Home Affairs Committee Image caption The Home Affairs Committee took this screenshot of one of the videos before it was removed YouTube has been accused of being either incompetent or irresponsible in its handling of a video promoting a British far-right organisation. The clip features a speech given by the banned Neo-Nazi group, […]

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Sony blocks Super Seducer video game on PlayStation

Image copyright RLR Training Image caption Sony has not explained why it blocked the release Sony has blocked the publication of a video game designed to teach male players psychological tricks to convince women to date them. Super Seducer was scheduled for release on the PlayStation 4 on Tuesday. The title has been criticised for […]

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Kosovo-Serbia row makes Europe clocks go slow

Image caption Electric clocks have been running slow due to an energy dispute Are you running late for work and blaming your electric alarm clock? The real reason may lie in a dispute between Kosovo and Serbia, which has affected Europe’s power grid. Entsoe, the body representing electricity transmission operators across 25 European countries, said […]