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Zuckerberg plans public tech discussions

Zuckerberg plans public tech discussions

Mark Zuckerberg is to hold a series of public discussions on the subject of technology and its future in society. The Facebook boss plans to tackle issues such as artificial intelligence (AI) and jobs, free speech on the net and the growth of online...

BBC, 9 January 2019
 

CES 2019: Can breath-sniffing gadgets improve your diet?

Two gadgets that analyse the gases in people's breath in an effort to reveal how they should improve their diet are being showcased at the CES tech show in Las Vegas. Lumen and FoodMarble are both pocket-sized devices that users blow into. They each...

BBC, 9 January 2019
 
CES 2019: IBM's hourly weather reports will cover entire Earth

CES 2019: IBM's hourly weather reports will cover entire Earth

A weather forecasting system that can provide hourly updates for any location on the planet has been announced by technology giant IBM. Currently in many African, Asian and South American countries, weather reports may be available only every six to...

BBC, 8 January 2019
 
Nasa spacecraft spots gaseous planet 23 times the size of Earth

Nasa spacecraft spots gaseous planet 23 times the size of Earth

Three new planets and six supernovae outside our solar system have been observed by Nasa’s planet-hunting Tess mission in its first three months. Since it started surveying the sky in July, the MIT-led Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite project has...

Guardian, 8 January 2019
 
AT&T mocked over 5G phone icon 'update'

AT&T mocked over 5G phone icon 'update'

Mobile carrier AT&T has been criticised for making some Android phones appear to use 5G services, even though they are not widely available. A software update issued by AT&T means icons used to display a connection's status will, in some...

BBC, 8 January 2019
 
Overwatch's LGBT characters are 'educating' gamers

Overwatch's LGBT characters are 'educating' gamers

The first two characters you meet when you play Overwatch are Soldier: 76 and Tracer - and now both of them have been revealed as LGBT. Soldier: 76 is the latest to have been confirmed as gay in a short story by Michael Chu, the lead writer for the...

BBC, 8 January 2019
 
CES 2019: Would you upload your house key to the cloud?

CES 2019: Would you upload your house key to the cloud?

A digital solution for lost house keys has been revealed at the CES tech show. KeyHero will scan and upload a precise image of a key to the cloud for free, but it can only be accessed in one of the firm's partner stores. This image is encrypted and...

BBC, 8 January 2019
 
Hyundai shows off 'walking car' at CES

Hyundai shows off 'walking car' at CES

Hyundai has shown off a small model of a car it says can activate robotic legs to walk at 3mph (5km/h) over rough terrain. Also able to climb a 5ft (1.5m) wall and jump a 5ft gap, the Hyundai Elevate could be useful for emergency rescues following...

BBC, 8 January 2019
 

Exercise hormone may help the brain fight off Alzheimer’s disease

A hormone released during exercise may protect the brain against Alzheimer’s disease, research suggests. Irisin is a messenger protein generated by muscle tissue that is carried around the body in the bloodstream. We know that physical activity is...

Scotsman, 8 January 2019
 

Bread-baking robot tops US show billing

An autonomous robot that can mix, proof and bake bread on its own is among the gadgets on show at the world’s biggest technology show. The BreadBot, made by US firm the Wilkinson Baking Company, can produce a loaf every six minutes once up to full...

Scotsman, 8 January 2019
 
CES 2019: Samsung adds rival Apple's iTunes to smart TVs

CES 2019: Samsung adds rival Apple's iTunes to smart TVs

Samsung has said that from spring 2019 its new smart TVs will include iTunes - software made by rival tech firm Apple. The move was "a true first", senior Samsung executive Dave Das told the CES tech show in Las Vegas. The service will offer...

BBC, 8 January 2019
 
Global warming of oceans equivalent to an atomic bomb per second

Global warming of oceans equivalent to an atomic bomb per second

Global warming has heated the oceans by the equivalent of one atomic bomb explosion per second for the past 150 years, according to analysis of new research. More than 90% of the heat trapped by humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions has been absorbed by...

Guardian, 7 January 2019
 
Base paired up: study suggests genetic formula to monogamy

Base paired up: study suggests genetic formula to monogamy

It could be a handy riposte for the stalwart commitment-phobe. When challenged on their reluctance to be tied down, half-hearted partners could shrug and claim their neural gene expression profiles made them that way. That is, at least, if research on...

Guardian, 7 January 2019
 
CES 2019: LG's roll-up TV to be released to public

CES 2019: LG's roll-up TV to be released to public

LG has revealed a consumer version of its roll-up TV set at the CES trade show in Las Vegas. The Signature OLED TV R is built on a concept unveiled last year, in which the screen retracts into a base when not in use so it is less obtrusive. LG plans...

BBC, 7 January 2019
 
CES 2019: Smart doorbells ring in changes in Las Vegas

CES 2019: Smart doorbells ring in changes in Las Vegas

A number of firms have shown off smart doorbell products at CES, aimed at the growing smart home security market. Amazon-owned Ring's Video Door Cam can be attached via an existing peephole in a door. The firm told the BBC it was aimed at renters who...

BBC, 7 January 2019
 
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