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Robotic barman pours Rory a pint

More than 800 robotics experts met in Edinburgh this week for the European Robotics Forum. The BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones tried out one of the devices being showcased in the exhibition hall – a robotic barman. You can hear more on this story on Tech Tent. Source link

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Google and Symantec clash on website security checks

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The clash is over the way websites handle secure connections Search giant Google and security firm Symantec have clashed over the way websites are kept secure. Google claims Symantec has done a poor job of using standard tools, called certificates, that check the identity of thousands of websites. It will […]

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The tech turning skyscrapers into adverts

A new projection technique for creating persistence of vision displays has been developed which allow displays to be up to 200m (656ft) tall. The technology uses the persistence of vision phenomenon – an effect in the human eye. It has the potential to turn tall buildings into adverts or art displays. “When you look at […]

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Row over US ISP customer data sales

Image copyright EPA Image caption US ISPs could soon have fewer restrictions on the data they can gather on their customers US politicians have voted to remove rules that demanded ISPs got permission from customers before selling their browsing histories. The US Senate voted by a narrow majority to repeal the rules that were first […]

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Ofcom plans instant payback for broadband woes

Image copyright PA Landline and broadband customers who suffer poor service could get money back automatically under plans set out by the telecoms regulator, Ofcom. Under the proposals, they would no longer have to “fight tooth and nail” to get “fair compensation”, Ofcom said. The plan, which is now subject to consultation, could benefit up […]

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Sonic Boom

BBC Click’s Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week’s technology news stories, including: Boom, a company backed by Sir Richard Branson, is developing a Concorde-like supersonic jet. A cabin baggage ban on laptops and tablets on direct flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia has […]

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YouTube to help gamers build their audiences

YouTube says it’s going to start “actively helping” gamers build their audiences. It’s part of a new multi-year deal the company has signed with FaceIt, one of the world’s leading eSports platforms. YouTube has bought the rights to exclusively live-stream events like the eSports Championship Series, which kicks off this weekend. But it’s also pledging […]

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Fruit-shaped sensor 'can improve freshness'

Image copyright Empa A new fruit-shaped sensor could help cargo companies to keep fruit fresher in transit, researchers say. The device – which mimics the size, shape and composition of real fruit – is packed in with produce in transit and closely monitors its temperature. It comes in orange, apple, banana and mango varieties, and […]

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Russian man pleads guilty over $500m malware scam

Image copyright PA Image caption The Citadel Trojan lets criminals steal bank account details and hold files to ransom. A Russian man faces up to 10 years in jail for spreading a computer virus that cost victims more than $500m (£401m). Mark Vartanyan, 29, developed and distributed the Citadel Trojan, which lets criminals steal bank […]

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Malaysia screen legend gets Google tribute

Image copyright Google Image caption P. Ramlee was a famous Malaysian artist who appeared in and directed movies Google has paid tribute to late Malaysian film legend P. Ramlee in its latest animated doodle, on what would have been his 88th birthday. Born Teuku Zakaria on 22 March, 1929 in the coastal state of Penang, […]

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Urban spies

Media captionHow much data do you give away on the tube? Shops and retailers are taking over where street cameras left off, watching shoppers’ every move. According to a 2015 survey of 150 retail executives from IT services firm Computer Services Corporation, a quarter of all British shops and 59% of fashion retailers use facial […]