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» Hands on with India's £3 smartphone
28/06/16 16:24 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
The BBC is given a first look at a smartphone costing less than £3, set to launch in India next week.

» 'Robot lawyer' fights parking tickets
28/06/16 15:14 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
A chatbot programmed by a British teenager has successfully challenged 160,000 parking tickets since its launch last year.

» US border authority seeks travellers' social media details
28/06/16 14:58 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Travellers seeking visa waiver entry to the US may soon be asked to list their social media profiles, if a Department of Homeland Security proposal is enacted.

» Minecraft film release date blocked in for 2019
28/06/16 12:27 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Developer of the bestselling video game defends lengthy production schedule for the expected live-action adaptation The Minecraft film, based on the massively popular video game franchise, will be released on 24 May 2019, according to th...

» Vampyr – at last, an interesting game about vampires
28/06/16 11:46 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
The creator of Life Is Strange is back with a very different tale of warring vampire factions thriving in a disease-ridden London London, 1918. The streets are dour, cold and deserted, the Spanish flu is claiming dozens of victims a day,...

» UK tech firms unite to push against 'Texit'
28/06/16 11:35 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
‘Keep calm and code on’, urges one VC firm as tech companies try to inject confidence into the industry after country votes to leave the EU Leading lights of the UK’s technology sector are trying to calm fears of a “Texit” following the ...

» Tetris gets trilogy as story 'too big' to fit into single film
28/06/16 11:30 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
The adaptation of the iconic videogame, first announced in 2014, is becoming a trilogy – but not for financial reasons, says producer Larry Kasanoff Tetris, the 1980s video game about stacking blocks, is being made into not one, but thre...

» AI fighter pilot wins in combat simulation
28/06/16 11:23 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
An artificial intelligence system developed in the US successfully intercepts two attacking fighter jets in a combat simulation.

» Teachers fired over offensive private messages
28/06/16 11:13 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Three US teachers lose their jobs after a private chat on messaging service Slack, in which they insulted pupils, was leaked.

» Can virtual reality emerge as a tool for conservation?
28/06/16 11:13 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
New advances in technology are sparking efforts to use virtual reality to help people gain a deeper appreciation of environmental challenges, reports Yale environment 360 Could virtual reality (VR) — immersive digital experiences that mi...

» Project Bloks: Google's latest effort to encourage kids to code
28/06/16 11:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
From scribbling robots to music-making devices, tech giant’s initiative hopes to spark a new wave of ‘tangible programming’ toys and kits for children “How many robots can I control with this? In theory, up to 255 at one time. That reall...

» Airbnb challenges San Francisco over rental law
28/06/16 10:24 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Airbnb is challenging the San Francisco city authorities on its plans to fine the website for unregistered hosts.

» Chatbot lawyer overturns 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York
28/06/16 10:07 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Free service DoNotPay helps appeal over $4m in parking fines in just 21 months, but is just the tip of the legal AI iceberg for its 19-year-old creator An artificial-intelligence lawyer chatbot has successfully contested 160,000 parking ...

» Google CEO Sundar Pichai joins long list of celebrities hacked by OurMine group
28/06/16 08:40 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Bitly blamed for some of the hacks on victims including actor Channing Tatum and journalist Matthew Yglesias, but company denies vulnerability Google CEO Sundar Pichai has become the latest celebrity to fall prey to hacking group OurMine...

» The Last Guardian creator: 'I can't face playing my own game'
28/06/16 08:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
In a rare interview Fumito Ueda, the creator of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus talks, about his hotly anticipated game and his nerves over its release There are very few games that become legendary for a single moment, a single unforgett...

» Google says machine learning is the future. So I tried it myself
28/06/16 07:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
If deep learning will be as big as the internet, it’s time for everyone to start looking closely at it The world is quietly being reshaped by machine learning. We no longer need to teach computers how to perform complex tasks like image ...

» Chatterbox: Tuesday
28/06/16 06:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
The place to talk about games and other things that matter It’s Tuesday. Continue reading...

» Brits wanted
28/06/16 04:05 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
As businesses grapple with how to respond to Brexit, Germany's capital is keen to open new doors to Britain's tech-savvy talent pool.

» India goes from village to village to compile world’s biggest ID database
28/06/16 04:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Government on course to biometrically register country’s 1.25 billion population as part of plan to modernise administration The digital revolution arrives in remote Indian villages such as Akbarpur by communication methods old and new: ...

» Say, what?!
27/06/16 23:33 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Tech firms promise auto-translation services that are near-instantaneous and accurate, but can businesses really rely on them?

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