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Logan Paul ‘unwise’ to do Alex Jones YouTube interview

[ad_1] Image caption Alex Jones laughs and jokes with the podcast hosts during the interview Anti-racism campaigners have called YouTube star Logan Paul "irresponsible and unwise" for interviewing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on his channel.Mr Jones is currently banned from YouTube for violating the site's policy on abusive behaviour.He is also banned from many other social platforms for breaking conditions governing such behaviour.The Hope Not Hate campaign said it was
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Can Nintendo make virtual reality gaming a success?

[ad_1] Virtual reality has been described in recent years as the future of gaming. Headsets like the Playstation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE have moved the technology on, but have failed to break into the mainstream.Now Nintendo is bringing out a special range of its cardboard Labo kits.Newsbeat's gaming reporter Steffan Powell has been to find out how it's different to the other VR headsets already on the market.
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US lawmakers to probe algorithm bias

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some tech firms are already being challenged about biases in their code Computer algorithms must show they are free of race, gender and other biases before they are deployed, US politicians have proposed.Lawmakers have drafted a bill that would require tech firms to test prototype algorithms for bias.Many organisations rely on coded instructions or algorithms for tasks such as showing users relevant ads,
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The robot that sorts out recycling

[ad_1] A prototype system that can automatically sort recyclable rubbish has been developed by MIT CSAIL.Using pressure sensors to detect an item’s size and composition, the RoCycle system can place items in the appropriate recycling bins.It is hoped the robot could eventually reduce the back-end cost of recycling.BBC Click finds out more.See more at Click's website and @BBCClick. [ad_2] Source link
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Stillbirth documentary firm fined for maternity unit filming

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCambridge maternity patients criticised filming at the unit A television company has been fined £120,000 for unlawfully filming expectant mothers in a maternity unit.True Vision Productions (TVP) set up CCTV-style cameras in the Rosie Birth Centre at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, for a Channel 4 documentary on stillbirths in 2017.Although notices were posted in the unit, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) concluded
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Xiaomi’s founder Lei Jun receives £735m bonus

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lei Jun has said he will give the giant bonus to charity The founder of Xiaomi has been given a "reward" worth more than £735m by the Chinese smartphone-maker.The payment was confirmed in the firm's 2018 annual report.The company had previously said it intended to make the share-based bonus to Lei Jun in recognition of his eight years of "devotion" to the company.Lei
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Google Wing launches first commercial drone delivery service

[ad_1] Image copyright Wing The world's first commercial drone delivery service has been launched in Australia, after years of test flights.Wing, owned by Google's parent company Alphabet, will deliver takeaway food, coffee and medicines by drone to about 100 homes in Canberra.It has been testing its drones in Australia since 2014 but many residents had complained about the noise.Wing said the feedback obtained during its trials had been "valuable" and
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UK train passengers offered smart tickets

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images More rail passengers are getting the option to use paperless tickets, the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) has said.Major stations are having the infrastructure for smart ticketing installed, with nine in 10 journeys "soon" available in this format, RDG, which represents rail firms, said.Smart tickets can be bought online and stored on smartphones or smartcards. Consumer group Which? said the plans were a "positive step" but
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Flickr adds photo theft detection tools

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Photo-sharing website Flickr is to offer subscribers copy-protection tools that can detect if their images have been used without permission.Flickr Pro subscribers will be able to monitor up to 1,000 images and send automated copyright claims to people or companies that use their photos."We want our photographers to feel comfortable sharing their work online," said Flickr's Andrew Stadlen.Flickr deleted thousands of photos in February after