Australia plans new co-ordinates to fix sat-nav gap Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:17:18 GMT
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Australia is to shift its longitude and latitude to address a gap between local co-ordinates and those from global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). Last call for free Windows 10 upgrade Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:26:58 GMT
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29th July is the last chance for upgrading to Windows 10 for free. Virgin Media engineers 'cut off home' Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:45:08 GMT
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A home in the north-west of England has been cut off by digging work carried out to install super-fast broadband services. Dota 2 fans now able to watch games via VR Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:04:54 GMT
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Fans of the Dota 2 video game can now watch the arena battle's biggest tournament via their Vive virtual reality headset. Net's .web domain sold for $135m Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:47:24 GMT
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The auction for ownership of the .web domain has ended with one company paying $135m (102m) for rights to use the suffix. Pets left hungry as smart feeder breaks Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:25:33 GMT
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Owners of smart pet-feeding device Petnet are told to "feed their pets manually" after a server problem stopped the device from working. Pokemon Go: Player claims to have caught all UK characters Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:10:12 GMT
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A Pokemon Go player claims to have become the first to catch all the characters available in the UK. Democrat hack: Who is Guccifer 2.0? Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:45:54 GMT
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A lone hacker is claiming responsibility for the hack on the US Democratic Party but is that person to be believed? Google parent Alphabet sees strong profits rise Fri, 29 Jul 2016 01:34:23 GMT
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Quarterly revenue at Google's parent company Alphabet rises 21.3% after strong mobile advertising sales. Amazon boss Bezos becomes world's third richest Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:08:40 GMT
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Strong earnings from Amazon and a boost to the company's stock make its founder, Jeff Bezos, the world's third richest person, according to Forbes. Tech groups told Europe funds 'on pause' Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:09:52 GMT
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Tech companies express concern over the current freeze on allocating crucial European funding in the wake of the Brexit vote. Samsung profits boosted by smartphone sales Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:31:34 GMT
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Strong smartphone sales help Samsung Electronics post its best quarterly results in more than two years. Osram Lightify light bulbs 'vulnerable to hack' Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:26:59 GMT
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Security researchers discover nine vulnerabilities in a range of internet-connected light bulbs made by Osram. Facebook profits beat expectations Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:43:03 GMT
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Facebook announces another exceptional quarter of growth, with profit climbing 186% from this time last year. Apple sees iPhone sales drop again but beats forecasts Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:21:30 GMT
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Apple reports a second consecutive quarter of falling iPhone sales, but the 15% drop was not as bad as analysts had feared. Twitter reports slowest revenue growth since 2013 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:58:00 GMT
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Twitter has reported its slowest quarterly sales growth in three years, as the company fends off competition from a growing number of social media sites. Blackberry battles on with Dtek50 Android phone Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:27:14 GMT
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Blackberry releases its first touchscreen-only Android handset, in a bid to diversify its range of devices. Councils demand reassurance on universal broadband pledge Wed, 27 Jul 2016 01:39:21 GMT
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Councils urge the government to "reaffirm its commitment" to a minimum broadband speed to stop thousands falling into a "digital twilight zone". O2 customer data sold on dark net Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:00:03 GMT
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O2 customer data is being sold by criminals on the dark net, the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme has learned. Wireless keyboards 'easy' to snoop on Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:29:04 GMT
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Many wireless keyboards do little to stop the data they transmit being intercepted, a cybersecurity firm has warned. EU watchdogs permit Privacy Shield to run for one year Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:17:15 GMT
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The new EU-US data-sharing agreement will be able to run for at least a year, European regulators announce. Amazon to test drone deliveries in UK Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:02:06 GMT
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The UK government's getting together with the retail giant Amazon, to start testing flying drones that can deliver parcels to your door. Facebook 'anti-spam systems' blocked Democrat emails dump Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:29:48 GMT
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Facebook says its anti-spam filters were to blame for its website briefly blocking access to internal emails from US Democratic Party committee members published by Wikileaks. BT avoids Openreach broadband break-up Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:00:19 GMT
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BT's Openreach division, which runs the UK's broadband infrastructure, should become a distinct company, but not be split off from the BT group, says regulator Ofcom. Ransomware advice service to tackle extortion gangs Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:32:30 GMT
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European police agency Europol teams up with cybersecurity companies in an initiative aimed at slowing an "exponential" rise in ransomware. Flipkart's Myntra to buy online shopping rival Jabong Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:44:48 GMT
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Indian online shopping giant Flipkart buys rival fashion shopping site Jabong in an e-commerce sector experiencing increasing competition. Piracy site owner settles $50m lawsuit Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:09:30 GMT
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The owner of piracy site Isohunt agrees to settle a lawsuit with Music Canada for $50m (38m). 1.6m Clash of Kings forum accounts 'stolen' Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:53:39 GMT
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Details about 1.6 million users on the Clash of Kings online forum are hacked, a breach notification site claims. Nintendo shares plunge on Pokemon profit fears Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:29:27 GMT
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Shares in Japanese gaming giant Nintendo fall sharply as the firm says the success of Pokemon Go will only have a limited impact on its earnings. The legacy of TV's Robot Wars Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:21:52 GMT
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Robot Wars judge Noel Sharkey shares his memories of the programme. US copyright law faces legal challenge Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:08:02 GMT
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Digital rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) attempts to overturn parts of US copyright law which, it says, are unconstitutional. Players probe Elite game space mystery Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:01:32 GMT
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Elite Dangerous gamers are working feverishly to decipher a puzzle uncovered by one player of the space simulation. Snowden designs phone case to spot hack attacks Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:31:37 GMT
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A smartphone case that tells its owner when their phone has been hacked is being designed by whistleblower Edward Snowden. Pokemon Go finally launches in Japan Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:43:06 GMT
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Nintendo's Pokemon Go is now available for players in Japan, the birthplace of the little monsters, says game developer Niantic Labs. US man jailed over bitcoin fraud scheme Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:47:46 GMT
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A Texan man has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for running a fraudulent Ponzi-style scheme based around the Bitcoin virtual currency. Japan 'to stop making VCR machines' Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:06:20 GMT
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The last videocassette recorder (VCR) in Japan is to be produced by the end of the month, according to the Nikkei newspaper. Desktop banking use falls, as users switch to apps Thu, 21 Jul 2016 23:00:58 GMT
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The use of internet banking on a computer has fallen for the first time, as users switch to mobile apps, according to the banking industry. Pokemon: Detective Pikachu live action movie confirmed Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:29:41 GMT
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A live action Pokemon movie is to begin production in 2017, Legendary Entertainment has confirmed. More misery for BT broadband users after new power cut Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:40:02 GMT
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BT and Plusnet users were unable to access some websites again, after problems with the service yesterday. Tinder launches group dates feature Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:00:11 GMT
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Tinder now allows groups of friends to meet up - a feature one expert says risks turning it into an "orgy app". Valve tackles Counter Strike gambling sites Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:39:29 GMT
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Game maker Valve is threatening to shut down sites that use add-ons for its Counter Strike game to gamble. Mozilla to block Flash in Firefox browser Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:27:41 GMT
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Mozilla is planning to end full support for Adobe's Flash software in its Firefox browser from next month. France data authority criticises Windows 10 over privacy Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:12:34 GMT
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Windows 10 gathers an "excessive" amount of personal data on users, the French data authority says in a formal notice about the operating system. Cleric flags fatwa against Pokemon Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:18:27 GMT
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A leading Saudi cleric has urged followers to shun Pokemon Go because of a fatwa against it. File-sharing 'mastermind' arrested in Poland Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:46:14 GMT
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US authorities have charged a Ukrainian man alleged to be the mastermind of the world's biggest online piracy website. What will stop Tumblr's tumble? Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:10:34 GMT
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Three years have passed since Yahoo bought micro-blogging site Tumblr, but it is not the goldmine it once hoped. Nearly six million fraud and cyber crimes last year, ONS says Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:36:38 GMT
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Almost six million fraud and cyber crimes were committed last year in England and Wales, new figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest. Google tests ads that load faster and use less power Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:50:44 GMT
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Google reveals it is building new technology to make ads appear more quickly and use less battery power. BT fault hits broadband users and banks Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:54:59 GMT
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BT acknowledges that its customers experienced broadband faults. Banks were also affected. Leslie Jones Twitter row: Breitbart editor banned over abuse Wed, 20 Jul 2016 06:35:59 GMT
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A senior editor with the conservative website Breitbart is banned from Twitter after abuse was directed at a star of the new Ghostbusters film. Google uses AI to save on electricity from data centres Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:01:48 GMT
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Its artificial intelligence division, DeepMind, has cut Google's data centres' energy consumption by 15%, using a machine-learning algorithm. Drivers battle Uber over employment rights Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:41:13 GMT
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Cab hire service Uber has been taken to an employment tribunal by two of its drivers who claim it is acting unlawfully by not offering holiday and sick pay. Navy sonar broke whale protection laws, says US court Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:24:15 GMT
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A US appeals court has ruled that sonar approved for use by the US Navy broke marine laws. BBC+ app gathers together content in personalised hub Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:57:10 GMT
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The BBC launches a new app that presents a selection of the broadcaster's online content chosen to appeal to each user's interests. Microsoft's cloud unit boosts profits Tue, 19 Jul 2016 22:11:31 GMT
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Microsoft reported substantial growth in its cloud computing unit, which helped to boost quarterly profits. WhatsApp in Brazil back in action after suspension Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:31:24 GMT
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WhatsApp in Brazil is operating again after it was temporarily suspended for failing to hand over information requested in a criminal investigation. Pokemon Go: Bosnia players warned of minefields Tue, 19 Jul 2016 21:33:02 GMT
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Players of the hugely popular mobile game Pokemon Go in Bosnia are warned to avoid areas where landmines lie unexploded from the war in the 1990s. Germany mulls self-drive car 'black box' Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:38:25 GMT
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Germany is considering introducing a black-box-style data recorder for autonomous cars to help investigators in the event of an accident. Nintendo rally sees its market value soar past Sony Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:18:06 GMT
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Think of a Japanese tech giant, a truly global player made in Japan - Sony, you say? Well, think again. Or rather - think Nintendo instead. Technology explained: What is the internet of things? Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:59:58 GMT
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Jane Wakefield explains what the so-called internet of things is all about. Toy-maker designs 15 VR headset in deal with Google Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:45:57 GMT
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A toy-maker from the West Midlands has signed a deal with Google to design and manufacture a low-priced cardboard virtual reality headset which works with smartphones. World’s last VCR maker presses stop and ejects Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:06:46 GMT
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The journalist Sarfraz Manzoor mourns the end of the VHS video recorder. Postal deliveries: A drone's eye view Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:01:59 GMT
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Drones delivering our shopping could become a reality across Britain, says the BBC's Transport correspondent Richard Westcott. China to adopt new app rules to monitor user accounts Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:42:39 GMT
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China's internet authorities will enforce new rules to tighten their grip on the rapidly growing app market in the mainland, demanding that all app providers adopt real-name registration for users and keep their activity logs for at least 60 days. Jackrabbot: Why this robot is watching how you move Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:47:30 GMT
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A robot which is learning how to move through pedestrian environments is being developed by Stanford University How worryingly addicted to Pokemon Go are you? Fri, 29 Jul 2016 04:28:16 GMT
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You've been playing Pokemon Go for two to three weeks. And you are horribly addicted. Pirate sites are 'affecting dance music in a bad way' Fri, 22 Jul 2016 04:37:40 GMT
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Pirate Download Stores imitate legal sites and fool people into thinking subscription fees are paid to the industry. Children make 3D-printed boot for penguin and other news Thu, 21 Jul 2016 23:28:56 GMT
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BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology news Low-cost underwater drone explores SS Tahoe shipwreck Tue, 19 Jul 2016 22:52:43 GMT
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An underwater drone has been developed which aims to make exploration more affordable and accessible. Why fencing with a drone could make it smarter Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:31:09 GMT
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The drones being taught to avoid moving obstacles in real-time The hamster-powered drawing machine and other tech news Thu, 07 Jul 2016 23:30:58 GMT
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BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology news On track to win Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:08:35 GMT
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Technology has moved on fast since the 2012 London Olympics, particularly in data analytics. But is it giving some countries an unfair advantage? Digital divide Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:06:07 GMT
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There are strong social divisions in how young people use digital technology at home, according to international research from the OECD. Hunting ground Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:05:24 GMT
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The interconnectivity of people on social media means it is a perfect hunting ground for cybercriminals looking to do harm. R.I.P. VHS Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:16:00 GMT
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VHS has come unspooled. It's been taped over. The screen has filled with static, then gone blank. Read this, not that Thu, 21 Jul 2016 23:09:36 GMT
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As publishers struggle to attract eyeballs in the face of increasing competition from online content, can artificial intelligence help them? Soldering on Thu, 14 Jul 2016 22:53:54 GMT
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Meet the growing number of type 1 diabetics who are building their own unapproved, open source monitoring systems. 'Flying' boat Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:31:28 GMT
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Could F1 and aeronautical tech help Sir Ben Ainslie's 'flying' catamaran win the America's Cup? Social coup Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:24:48 GMT
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How smartphones and social media played a pivotal role in Turkey's failed coup, and the plotters failed to realise the crucial role of modern communications. Empire strikes back Thu, 14 Jul 2016 23:02:34 GMT
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Technology that makes audiences feel like they are in the movie, rather than just watching it, is helping cinemas sell more tickets at higher prices. Game changer Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:28:43 GMT
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It's early days for Pokemon Go, but some believe the app marks a turning point in mobile video games. What is Line? Wed, 13 Jul 2016 20:30:35 GMT
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You might not have heard of Line, but the Japanese equivalent of Whatsapp is set to go public. Here's what you need to know about the company. The sound of me Mon, 11 Jul 2016 23:14:24 GMT
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As global banking giant Citi begins to roll out voice biometrics to 15 million Asian customers, we look at the pros and cons of this form of security. Pikachu's back Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:10:19 GMT
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Did a player really find a dead body? Why is Pikachu a thing again? What even is this Pokemon Go? How HoloLens is helping Nasa design the next Mars rover Wed, 13 Jul 2016 07:28:49 GMT
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Nasa has teamed up with Microsoft to help scientists collaborate on Mars research Technology explained: What is augmented reality? Thu, 14 Jul 2016 23:02:38 GMT
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Millions of people are playing Pokemon Go - a mobile game that blends the real world with computer graphics. Inside a factory making robot waiters and waitresses Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:59:54 GMT
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Meet the people making robot waiters and waitresses for restaurants in China Pokemon Go players take to the streets Mon, 11 Jul 2016 18:08:31 GMT
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A new mobile game that lets players catch Pokemon as they roam the streets has become a phenomenon.