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VR helps investigate fires – BBC News

[ad_1] New technology will enable the investigation of fires using virtual reality (VR).The system developed by RiVR can scan a scene of real fire damage and then re-create the fire in VR.It can show firefighters or police how a fire might have started or spread. It is also being trialled by government to train police officers.BBC Click finds out more.See more at Click's website and @BBCClick. [ad_2] Source link
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Cuba offers 3G mobile internet access to citizens

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cubans will be invited to join the 3G network between Thursday and Saturday Cuba's population is to be offered internet access via a 3G mobile network from later this week.Telecom provider Etecsa said citizens would be able to start subscribing to the service from Thursday.Until now, locals have mostly relied on wi-fi hotspots and internet cafes and the 3G service has been restricted
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Facebook’s seized files published by MPs

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The UK's parliament's fake news inquiry has published a cache of seized Facebook documents.The correspondence - which includes internal emails sent between members of the social network's staff - were obtained from the chief of a software firm that is suing the tech giant.About 250 pages have been published, some of which are marked "highly confidential".Facebook had objected to their release.More to follow [ad_2] Source
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Google’s Wing delivery drones head to Europe

[ad_1] Image copyright Wing Google's parent company, Alphabet, will test its drone delivery service in Finland next year, it has announced.Helsinki will be the first European location for Wing, which has been testing drones in Australia.Its aircraft will deliver packages weighing up to 1.5kg (3.3lbs) within minutes of an order being placed.Several companies, including Wing and Amazon, are developing drone delivery services but they have spent years in development without
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BT bars Huawei’s 5G kit from core of network

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Huawei and its rivals are competing to sell 5G equipment to mobile phone networks BT has said it will not use Huawei's equipment within the heart of its 5G mobile network when it is rolled out in the UK.The British firm, however, still plans to use the Chinese company's phone mast antennas and other products deemed not to be at the "core" of the
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VTech flags tablet flaw after BBC Watchdog probe

[ad_1] Image copyright VTech Image caption VTech allows parents to determine which sites their children can visit with the tablet Child gadget-maker VTech's website is promoting a security fix for its flagship tablet, following an investigation by BBC Watchdog Live.The Storio Max - which is called the InnoTab Max in the UK - suffers a software flaw that could allow hackers to remotely take control of the device and snoop
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Odeon defends £40 hi-tech cinema prices

[ad_1] Image copyright Odeon Image caption The newly refurbished Odeon Leicester Square opens later this month Odeon has responded to criticism over the prices it is charging for seats at its new hi-tech cinema in London, where tickets will cost up to £40 ($51).It told the BBC the prices were similar to tickets for theatre or live sports.The newly refurbished Odeon Leicester Square will re-open later this month, showing Mary
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Facebook bans the sale of community groups

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Facebook has banned the selling of administration rights for community groups.This follows BBC News uncovering several incidents of group owners being approached about selling their pages.Last month, nearly all 25,000 members of a west London group left in protest after finding out it had been sold by the person running it.One buyer told BBC News they bought groups to promote their own business. They also
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Giuliani’s Twitter typo used to abuse President Trump

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rudy Giuliani appears not to have noticed Twitter had turned his typo into a link A critic of President Trump has taken advantage of a Twitter typo by his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to mount an attack.Mr Giuliani left out a space between a full stop and the following word within a tweet, which caused the text to become a link.The prankster subsequently acquired