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Apple FaceTime car crash lawsuit dismissed

[ad_1] Image caption FaceTime is pre-installed on most Apple devices A lawsuit blaming Apple for a child's death in a car crash, has been dismissed by a US appeals court in California.Garrett Wilhelm told police he was using FaceTime on the iPhone 6 when he crashed into the back of a family car.Five-year-old Moriah Modisette died from the injuries she sustained in the 2014 Christmas Eve accident in Texas.Her family
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MPs want halt to smart motorway rollout over safety concerns

[ad_1] Image copyright PA The rollout of smart motorways, where the hard shoulder has been permanently converted into a fourth lane, should be stopped, a group of MPs says.The all-party group backed campaigners who say having no hard shoulder puts motorists and recovery workers at risk.England has more than 100 miles (161km) of All Lane Running (ALR) smart motorways, with 225 miles more planned.MP Tracey Crouch said the rollout should
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Were Taylor Swift fans tracked at her gig?

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters A major stadium in Los Angeles has confirmed that it uses facial recognition tech during sport and music events, to spot known troublemakers.The Rose Bowl told news site Gizmodo that it used the tech "inside and outside" the stadium gates.It made the statement after an article in Rolling Stone alleged that Taylor Swift fans were scanned at a pop concert in an effort to spot stalkers.However,
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Wetherspoons fake accounts to be exposed

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption JD Wetherspoon does not have an official Twitter page The high court in London has ruled that Twitter must reveal the identity behind parody accounts set up to mimic the pub chain Wetherspoons.The accounts had tens of thousands of followers between them.One tweet promised that anyone wearing a waistcoat in the pub during one of England's World Cup matches would get a free
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Amazon uses dummy parcels to catch thieves

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Amazon delivers millions of packages every day Amazon has teamed up with police in the US in an effort to stop thieves who steal parcels left outside homes.Officers in New Jersey are planting dummy boxes fitted with GPS trackers, coupled with hidden doorbell cameras, at homes around the city.The homes selected for the experiment were chosen using the city's own crime statistics combined
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Robot turns out to be man in suit

[ad_1] Image copyright MBK Media Image caption The "robot" turned out to be a man inside a suit A robot on show at a Russian state-sponsored event has turned out to be a man dressed in a costume.Robot Boris featured on Russian TV and was apparently able to walk, talk and dance.But soon after its appearance journalists began to question the bot's authenticity.In a picture published afterwards on social media,
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Google chief denies political bias claims

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Pichai said Google steered clear of "political bias" Google chief Sundar Pichai has faced accusations of political bias from US politicians.Mr Pichai was being quizzed by members of the House Judiciary Committee about the way his tech firm runs it business. Google was accused of having "programmed" bias against conservative views into its algorithms.Mr Pichai denied the accusation saying he had "issues" with
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Apple denies iPhone import ban in China

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images US chip-maker Qualcomm claims it has won an injunction against Apple that effectively bans the import of a number of iPhone models, ranging from the iPhone 6S to the iPhone X.The preliminary order, issued by a Chinese court, is the latest in step a continuing feud between the two tech giants over intellectual property.However, Apple says all of its iPhone models remain on sale in
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Huawei: The rapid growth of a Chinese champion in five charts

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Huawei is the poster child for China's dynamic tech sector. It has grown phenomenally in recent years, from a small manufacturer of telephone exchange switches, to become a global leader in the tech industry.While the brand is familiar to many from its mobile phone handsets, Huawei has its finger in many other pies - from cloud services to artificial intelligence.And despite increasing controversy around whether using
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What’s going on with Huawei?

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Huawei is now the second biggest smartphone-maker after Samsung Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has been the focus of international scrutiny, with several countries raising security concerns about its products.Then on 1 December, the company's chief financial officer was arrested in Canada. A bail hearing is expected to take place on Friday.It has now been reported that Japan's government will stop buying equipment from Huawei,