‘Robotarium’ gives anyone access to robots, and other news

BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories including:Amazon announces the closure of its LoveFilm By Post DVD rental service Bill Gates donates shares worth $4.6bn (£3.6bn) to charity - equivalent to ... Read More

‘Bruce span 80 times a day’

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Chinese media ‘racist’ video on India clash sparks anger

Image copyright Xinhua Image caption The video features a Chinese actor in costume mimicking an Indian accent Chinese state media have released a propaganda video that lambasts India over a border dispute, sparking accusations of racism.The English-language clip, accusing India ... Read More

Google’s stance on neo-Nazis ‘dangerous’, says EFF

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Events in Charlottesville have spurred a national conversation in the US about far-right groups, free speech and censorship Decisions by Google, GoDaddy and Cloudflare to eject a neo-Nazi site from their services were "dangerous", ... Read More

Michael Barrymore: How the British TV king lost his crown

Image copyright PA Image caption Former TV presenter Michael Barrymore has faced a lengthy court battle for damages Michael Barrymore has been awarded damages following a lengthy court battle over his arrest on suspicion of rape and murder. Although the ... Read More

Sir Bruce Forsyth: Lord Grade recalls ‘a very special man’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFormer BBC chairman Lord Grade: Sir Bruce "still had twinkle in eye"Sir Bruce Forsyth was "loyal" and "special" man who had great instincts but who was a nervous performer, according to TV ... Read More

‘My drummer tattooed me while eating pizza’

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Liz MacKean: A tribute by her former colleagues

Liz Mackean, a former BBC reporter who worked on Newsnight for 14 years, has died aged 52 after a stroke. Liz reported on hundreds of stories but made her name for her tenacious and fearless investigations, namely into Jimmy Savile ... Read More

Chinese ‘cyber-court’ launched for online cases

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The digital court has heard its first case - online China has launched a digital "cyber-court" to help deal with a rise in the number of internet-related claims, according to state media.The Hangzhou Internet ... Read More

How Sir Bruce Forsyth entertained us over the decades

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Sir Bruce Forsyth: Tributes paid to ‘a national hero’

Image caption Sir Bruce co-presented Strictly with Tess Daly until 2004 The showbusiness world has been paying tribute to one of Britain's greatest entertainers, Sir Bruce Forsyth, who has died at the age of 89. Tess Daly, former Strictly Come ... Read More

Australia blocks another 59 popular pirate sites

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 340 domains relating to pirate sites will soon be blocked in Australia Australia's federal court has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block dozens of popular pirate sites.The crackdown prevents users from accessing 59 ... Read More

Reddit launches its own video hosting platform

Image copyright Reddit Image caption Users in some pre-approved Reddit communities can now upload videos directly to the website News and community website Reddit has launched a new video player that allows users to directly upload videos.The player has so ... Read More

Jacques Cousteau’s relationship with son revisited

Image copyright Altitude Film Image caption Lambert Wilson plays Cousteau in the forthcoming film The Odyssey, released in France last year under the name L'Odyssee From the 1950s onwards, Jacques Cousteau was the man who taught the world about the ... Read More

Why is MTV bringing back Unplugged and TRL?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shawn Mendes will record his Unplugged set in Los Angeles MTV is to bring back Unplugged as the station continues its efforts to return to its music channel roots.The Unplugged series saw pop stars ... Read More

How Do You Celebrate Birthdays on Facebook?

Facebook Evolution of Birthdays Video Videos for Close Friends Facebook Evolution of Birthdays Infographic Facebook Birthday Fundraisers Well, don't worry, you're not the only one! Did you know that every day more than 45 million people give birthday wishes on ... Read More

JBL’s next boombox is waterproof and has 24 hours of battery life

JBL will reveal this huge new Bluetooth boombox at IFA 2017 in a few weeks’ time. The speaker, which kind of looks like an ‘80s-style boombox from the future, would be the largest in JBL’s portable range. It weighs 11.6 ... Read More

Contactless charity

Image copyright Stand Up to Cancer Image caption Stand up to Cancer and Hyundai clubbed together to make a charity donation car A quick tap of my card and I've given Macmillan Cancer £10. It beats trying to avoid eye ... Read More

Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka resigns

Image copyright Getty Images The chief executive of Infosys, Vishal Sikka, has resigned from his post with an unconventional and lengthy letter blaming personal attacks.In the letter Mr Sikka said the "continuous drumbeat of distractions" contributed to his decision to ... Read More

How hackers are targeting the shipping industry

Image copyright Fidra Cyber Security Image caption Breaking into a shipping firm's computer systems could allow attackers to access all kinds of sensitive information When staff at CyberKeel investigated email activity at a medium-sized shipping firm, they made a shocking ... Read More

Who are BBC Radio 1’s new DJs?

Image caption L-R: Abbie McCarthy, Yasser and Katie Thistleton New voices are coming to Radio 1 as the station continues its search for the next generation of on-air talent.For the month of September, the station will rotate the presenter on ... Read More

Chatbot helps students choose courses

Image copyright Leeds Beckett University Image caption Students can chat to the AI about the options available to them Leeds Beckett University has launched a chatbot to help prospective students find the right course.It follows the publication of A-level results ... Read More

The Beatles: Ringo Starr’s modified boots up for auction

Image copyright The Beatles Shop Image caption Unlike his bandmates, Ringo Starr wore suede boots on stage A pair of Beatle boots worn by Ringo Starr on stage in 1963 are to go under the auctioneer's hammer in Liverpool.Unlike the ... Read More

The Beatles: Ringo Starr’s modified boots up for auction

Image copyright The Beatles Shop Image caption Unlike his bandmates, Ringo Starr wore suede boots on stage A pair of Beatle boots worn by Ringo Starr on stage in 1963 are to go under the auctioneer's hammer in Liverpool.Unlike the ... Read More

Roaming downtime hits customers on Three in Europe

Image copyright Three Image caption Some holidaymakers have been hit by the downtime Roaming services have now been fixed for all customers on the Three mobile network in France, Portugal and Luxembourg, the operator has said.Three apologised for the issue, ... Read More

Very few girls took computing A-level

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The problem begins at primary school, according to the BCS A worrying statistic for the tech industry was revealed in freshly-released A-level data - only 9.8% of those completing a computing course were girls.It ... Read More

Bonnie Tyler to perform Total Eclipse during total eclipse

Image copyright Getty Images It's a big day for fans of eclipses, cruise ships, Bonnie Tyler and members of the Jonas Brothers.News has reached us that Bonnie Tyler is going to perform her 1983 hit Total Eclipse of the Heart.On ... Read More

Detroit director Kathryn Bigelow urges race talks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe team behind the film Detroit react to clashes in CharlottesvilleThe Oscar-winning director of a new film about the 1967 Detroit riots says talking about race in the US is "more vital ... Read More

Origami-Inspired Furniture Makes Small Spaces Roomy

As a former New York City resident and incidental claustrophobic, I understand the drawbacks of urban living. And so does Ori, Inc., maker of robotic furniture that folds, slides, and shifts to accommodate small spaces. The Massachusetts-based firm boasts two ... Read More

Get Your Dorm Rockin’ With These Back To School Dating Apps

Heading back to college after a long, hot summer is a great opportunity to kindle a new romance, and modern technology has made hooking up easier than it’s ever been. Your cellular phone can connect you with potential dating partners ... Read More

FrontRow Wearable Camera is Perfect Accessory for Flavor Flav Cosplay

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it. If only Ferris Bueller had a FrontRow camera. The latest wearable from Ubiquiti Networks, FrontRow hangs around your neck like a modern ... Read More

China cracks down on censorship loopholes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Much web content is denied to Chinese users China's latest crackdown on those attempting to skirt state censorship controls has seen it warn e-commerce platforms over the sale of illegal virtual private networks (VPNs).Five ... Read More

Daily Stormer: Cloudflare drops neo-Nazi site

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption The Daily Stormer has been a source of significant controversy in recent daysA neo-Nazi site that disparaged a woman who died during protests in Charlottesville has faced another wave of rejection ... Read More

Harold Prince: Celebrating the Prince of Broadway

Image copyright Matthew Murphy Image caption Scenes from Show Boat will feature in the new musical, Prince of Broadway It's impossible to survey 20th Century American musical theatre without coming across one name over and over again: Harold "Hal" Prince.As ... Read More

Spotify removes white supremacy music after events in Charlottesville

Spotify has removed several white supremacist bands from its service, following recent events at Charlottesville in America.Earlier this week, a music news website published a list of 37 "white power" bands which were being streamed online.Less than 48 hours later, ... Read More

In numbers: Who is the most successful James Bond?

Daniel Craig has signed up for a fifth James Bond film - but how does he compare to the actors who played the iconic spy before him?Roger Moore has starred in the most films, but Sean Connery's outings made the ... Read More

Amana Capital Introduces TradeCaptain.com

LONDON, August 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Fueled by its roadmap to build a global community of well-educated traders, and in line with its plans to expand in Asia and Europe, Amana reached today a new milestone by launching TradeCaptain.com, a ... Read More

Microsoft’s biggest Xbox One X launch title is delayed until 2018

Crackdown 3, the long-awaited open-world action game that was set to be released alongside the Xbox One X on November 7th, has been delayed until spring of next year. The decision leaves Microsoft without a major Xbox-exclusive title launching day-and-date ... Read More

HBO social accounts hacked in latest cyber security breach

Image copyright HBO Image caption The hack is the latest to hit HBO and its titles, which include the popular fantasy drama Game of Thrones HBO's Facebook and Twitter accounts have been compromised in the latest cyber security breach to ... Read More

Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage warns fans not to buy huskies

Peter Dinklage is asking Game of Thrones fans to stop buying huskies after the number of them being abandoned started to rise.Charities think it's because Northern Inuit dogs, which look like huskies, appear in the TV series.Peter, who plays Tyrion ... Read More

Musical creator reveals Elvis’s ‘secret vice’

Wednesday marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley.An exhibition is coming to the UK that will focus on the King's later touring years, including more than 40 of his trademark jumpsuits. Philip Norman, a music journalist and ... Read More

Faraday Future signs lease on new turn-key manufacturing facility

Faraday Future recently abandoned plans to build its own tailor-made factory from scratch in Nevada, and now it’s signed a lease on a new ready-made production facility in Hanford, Calif. The switch in strategy reflects a broader shift in the ... Read More

Amazon launches Instant Pickup service targeting students

Image copyright Amazon Image caption Amazon is offering certain "essential" items for pickup from self-service lockers within two minutes Amazon has launched a service in the US offering daily "essentials" for collection within two minutes of ordering.The items available in ... Read More

Nokia 8 smartphone takes ‘bothie’ videos

The latest Nokia smartphone aims to popularise the idea of filming "bothies".The device can capture video from both its front and rear-facing cameras at the same time, and broadcast the images side-by-side to YouTube and other livestreaming services.The aluminium-shelled Nokia ... Read More

Hospital garden in Cambridge to honour Syd Barrett

Image copyright Stephen Pyle Image caption With the band: Syd Barrett (left) and Stephen Pyle on drums in 1960s group Those Without A childhood friend of Pink Floyd legend Syd Barrett is developing a hospital garden in his honour.Syd's Garden ... Read More

Treatment after Boardmasters festival meningitis case

Image copyright Alex Rawson/Boardmasters Festival Image caption Festival-goers in close contact with the 18-year-old have been given antibiotics after he was diagnosed with meningococcal disease Festival-goers in close contact with an 18-year-old who became critically ill with meningitis have been ... Read More


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