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Robot learns to deliver packages, plus other tech news

[ad_1] BBC Click's Omar Mehtab looks at some of the week's best technology stories including: A robotic hand solves a Rubik's cube Nasa unveils a new prototype spacesuit which could be worn by astronauts on the Moon A robot learns to how identify a package, avoid obstacles while it walks and place it in its final location See more at Click's website and @BBCClick [ad_2] Source link
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League of Legends: Boss says it’s ‘not for casual players’

[ad_1] Image copyright Riot Games Riot Games know a little bit about appealing to gamers. After all, 100 million of them play their game League of Legends.This week LoL celebrated its 10th birthday, and marked the occasion with a string of announcements.With new games, big updates and even a TV show, the company is hoping to stay relevant for the next 10 years.And the company's boss Nicolo Laurent told Newsbeat
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Ghost nets: Tackling a silent killer of the seas

[ad_1] Image copyright Giannis Athinaios Image caption Jannis Athinaios has been fishing off the coast of Greece for over three decades Jannis Athinaios is preparing to sell his merchandise, an assortment of fresh red mullets, red snappers, white sea bream and blunt-snouted mullets, at the sun-washed port of Nea Makri, a coastal town 25km northeast of Athens.For 31 years he has been fishing in the South Euboean Gulf, mainly at
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Facebook chief rules out banning political adverts

[ad_1] Image copyright Facebook Image caption Mr Zuckerberg gave his speech to an audience of students and others at Georgetown University in Washington DC Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg has said he does not think it is right for a company to censor politicians or the news in a democracy.He was giving a speech in Washington DC following weeks of criticism over the firm's decision not to ban political ads that
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Google Pixel 4 Face Unlock works if eyes are shut

[ad_1] Google has confirmed the Pixel 4 smartphone's Face Unlock system can allow access to a person's device even if they have their eyes closed.One security expert said it was a significant problem that could allow unauthorised access to the device.By comparison, Apple's Face ID system checks the user is "alert" and looking at the phone before unlocking.Google said in a statement: "Pixel 4 Face Unlock meets the security requirements
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Google and BBC scrap VR projects

[ad_1] Image caption The BBC made a range of content, including educational VR content The BBC has disbanded the team it created to make virtual reality (VR) content, saying its funding has ended.It comes as Google halts sales of its Daydream View headsets, admitting it does not see a future for smartphone-based VR.There have been questions over the long-term future for the technology which has failed to become a mass
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Vatican launches new ‘eRosary’ bracelet

[ad_1] Image copyright Vatican News Image caption The "eRosary" is activated by making the sign of a cross The Vatican is hoping to pull in tech-savvy youngsters with the launch of an "eRosary" bracelet. The gadget, which costs $109 (£85), can be worn as a bracelet and is activated by making the sign of a cross. It is connected to the "Click to Pray eRosary" app, which is designed to
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Samsung: Anyone’s thumbprint can unlock Galaxy S10 phone

[ad_1] Image caption A graphic symbol tells users where they need to press to provide a fingerprint A flaw that means any fingerprint can unlock a Galaxy S10 phone has been acknowledged by Samsung.It promised a software patch that would fix the problem.The issue was spotted by a British woman whose husband was able to unlock her phone with his thumbprint just by adding a cheap screen protector.When the S10
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Three investigating loss of phone services

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Mobile network Three has acknowledged it is experiencing "technical difficulties with voice, text and data", leaving many customers offline.The problems appear to have started on Wednesday evening, according to the Down Detector website.Customers across the UK have taken to social media to complain about the loss of service.Three apologised for the problem and said it was "sorting this out right now".So many customers tried to
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India’s on a digital sprint that is leaving millions behind

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption India's rural internet density is poor India has more than 630 million internet subscribers. But for every Indian who has access to the internet, there is at least one who does not and that person is most likely living in a rural area. Smriti Parsheera writes on the country's growing digital divide.There is an exuberance around India's digital story. The country is home to