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Para-swimmer Grace Harvey speaks about walking in a robotic suit

[ad_1] Para-swimmer Grace Harvey has revealed what it was like to walk for the first time in a robotic suit. The European medallist, who is in Suzuka in Japan training for Tokyo 2020, told BBC Radio 5 Live that she was 'overwhelmed' by the experience. She said she cried afterwards, adding 'I had experienced the life that I was never destined for.' The Paralympic hopeful was invited to Sazuka University
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Overwatch and Call of Duty leagues move exclusively to YouTube

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Some of the biggest Call of Duty, Overwatch and Hearthstone esport leagues will be streamed exclusively on YouTube.The deal's seen as a big win for the platform which has found it hard to compete with game streamer, Twitch.It's part of a deal the site's signed with Activision Blizzard - the company which runs the leagues. Twitch exclusively streamed the first two seasons of the Overwatch
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Watch Dogs Legion: Click goes inside the post-Brexit game

[ad_1] In a world first, BBC Click’s Marc Cieslak has interviewed the creator of Watch Dogs: Legion inside the video game itself. Developed at Ubisoft’s Toronto Studio, the same technology used to create the game was employed to create an interview which takes place inside a virtual London.The game imagines a post-Brexit dystopian Britain as an oppressive surveillance state, where the player assumes the role of a hacker intent on
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Article 13: UK will not implement EU copyright law

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Universities and Science Minister Chris Skidmore has said that the UK will not implement the EU Copyright Directive after the country leaves the EU.Several companies have criticised the law, which would hold them accountable for not removing copyrighted content uploaded by users, if it is passed.EU member states have until 7 June 2021 to implement the new reforms, but the UK will have left the
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‘Porn block’ companies seek £3m in damages

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Four companies that were developing age verification schemes for pornography websites are seeking damages after the government scrapped the idea. The plans would have forced adult websites to verify users' ages or face being blocked in the UK. Culture Secretary Baroness Morgan scrapped the scheme in October 2019 amid a wave of privacy concerns. AgeChecked, VeriMe, AVYourself and AVSecure are seeking over £3m in damages from
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Facebook’s Sir Nick criticised over WhatsApp security

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Security researchers have criticised Facebook's head of communications, Sir Nick Clegg, for his response to the hacking of Amazon chief Jeff Bezos.Mr Bezos' phone was hacked in May 2018 after he received a WhatsApp message loaded with malware.But in an interview with the BBC, Sir Nick said WhatsApp's encrypted messages could "not be hacked into".And he failed to acknowledge security flaws in the app that had
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Could feathers inspire plane wing design and other news

[ad_1] BBC Click's Paul Carter looks at some of the week's best technology stories including: Saudi Arabia has been accused of hacking the phone of Amazon’s billionaire founder Jeff Bezos - the kingdom's US embassy has denied the story Researchers at Stanford University have built a robot bird using real pigeon feathers. The team believe their findings could inspire future aircraft wing design A driverless car without a steering wheel
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Tinder to add panic button and anti-catfishing tech

[ad_1] Image copyright Tinder Image caption Tinder aims to crack down on "catfishing" with its new verification feature Tinder is adding a panic button and other safety features to the dating app.The new functions will include emergency assistance, location tracking, and photo verification.Tinder will offer the features first in the US from 28 January, but didn't say when they will be available globally.Parent company Match Group - which also owns
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What can you use instead of Google and Facebook?

[ad_1] Image copyright Edward Armstrong Image caption Edward Armstrong is trying to live without Google and Facebook "We agree to give these companies ownership of our lives and they are cashing in," says Edward Armstrong, a freelance copywriter and consultant originally from Newcastle, UK, but now based in London.He has abandoned using the services of internet giants like Google and Facebook and is using smaller rivals, which promise greater privacy."I'm
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Sonos boss says speakers will work “as long as possible”

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The boss of Sonos apologised on Thursday for a decision to prevent older speakers from receiving software updates.In a statement, the company's chief executive Patrick Spence said the company would deliver updates to all products "for as long as possible".But the company did not retract its earlier decision.The plan has sparked outrage with customers since it was announced earlier this week.Some Sonos customers who spent