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Smart doorbells ring in changes at CES in Las Vegas

[ad_1] Image copyright Ring Image caption The Ring Video Door Cam can be installed around an existing peephole in a front door 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 may not be
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Vlogger, 14, ‘traumatised’ by Chelsea steward row

[ad_1] Image caption Max Hayes said the steward was "very aggressive" A teenage boy says a football steward "man-handled" him as he filmed outside Chelsea's ground, leaving him traumatised.Max Hayes, 14, a YouTube vlogger, was attending Nottingham Forest's FA Cup third-round tie on Saturday.He said he had his bag confiscated, with police saying there was "no point" in reporting the incident.A spokesman for Chelsea said: "We are aware of the
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Facebook takes down Britain First ads

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images/Facebook Image caption Political groups have been spending increasing amounts of money on Facebook adverts Ads for a Britain First petition to stop a mosque being built in Maidstone, Kent, appeared on Facebook over the Christmas period, despite the group being banned by the social network.The three ads and the page on which they originated have now been removed, after BBC News contacted Facebook.Political Gamers TV
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CES 2019: EyeQue’s glasses test you can do at home

[ad_1] A Silicon Valley start-up has developed a smartphone accessory that lets owners check their vision at home.The results produced by EyeQue's Visioncheck gadget can be used to order new glasses from many retailers.However, because a prescription is needed to purchase contact lenses in the US, there are limitations on its use there.The BBC's Cody Godwin tried out the innovation at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.Read and watch
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How the UK became a major player in the gaming world

[ad_1] Image copyright Rockstar Image caption A gaming studio in the UK was heavily involved in the making Red Dead Redemption The UK's gaming industry has just been estimated to be worth £3.86bn - more than video and music combined.That makes it the fifth largest video game market in the world (or a shed load of "rosebud" cheats on The Sims).The Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA), who released those figures, suggests
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Time using landlines halves in five years, says Ofcom

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many young people interviewed didn't realise area codes have geographical significance As landline usage continues to fall, a new Ofcom study suggests remembering phone numbers could soon be consigned to history.Between 2012 and 2017, time spent on landline calls plummeted from 103 billion minutes to 54 billion minutes.Over the same period, mobile calls rose to 148.6 billion minutes.Throw in the growth of messaging