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Magic Leap augmented reality headset goes on sale

Magic Leap augmented reality headset goes on sale

Image copyright Magic Leap Image caption Magic Leap claims its kit makes the unreal feel real Magic Leap’s much-anticipated augmented reality glasses have gone on sale more than three years after the Florida firm released its first teaser video. The start-up is backed by big names – including Google, Alibaba, AT&T and the Saudi state […]

Instagram removed Tommy Robinson account 'by mistake'

Instagram removed Tommy Robinson account 'by mistake'

Image caption Robinson’s Instagram profile has now been reinstated The Instagram account of former English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson was removed “in error”, according to the Facebook-owned social network. Robinson was released on bail earlier this month after winning an appeal against a contempt of court finding. On 6 August he reported that […]

Apple chipmaker recovers after malware attack

Apple chipmaker recovers after malware attack

Image copyright TSMC A Taiwanese company that makes chips for Apple’s iPhone is back in full production after being infected with malware at the weekend. The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) had to shut down parts of its factories. It said the attack had featured a “mutation” of the Wannacry ransomware. The manufacturing giant denied […]

Dating apps: Tinder, Chappy and Bumble 'least preferred' way to meet people

Dating apps: Tinder, Chappy and Bumble 'least preferred' way to meet people

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionReady for some first date horror stories? Dating apps are the least preferred way to meet someone new – despite around half of 16-34-year-olds using them, a Radio 1 Newsbeat survey suggests. Almost a third of those who use apps like Tinder, Chappy and Bumble do so […]

Amazon removes Nazi-themed goods from its store

Amazon removes Nazi-themed goods from its store

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Amazon was quizzed about why it allowed the right-wing groups to sell on its store Amazon has removed products bearing Nazi and white supremacist symbols from its online store. The retailer faced criticism for letting sellers offer a variety of far right-wing paraphernalia including clothing and jewellery. Politicians and […]

Fortnite to skip Google Play on Android

Fortnite to skip Google Play on Android

Image copyright EPic Games Image caption Players can pay for character costumes The developer of Fortnite has confirmed it will bypass the Google Play app store when the game is released for Android smartphones. The Google Play store lets Android users buy and download apps using a simple interface, although Google takes a 30% cut […]

Deepmind co-founder Shane Legg gives London teen top AI tips

Deepmind co-founder Shane Legg gives London teen top AI tips

Image copyright Aron Chase Image caption Aron Chase was given five tips on how to succeed in the world of AI science A teenager from London has been given some extra homework for the school holidays by the co-founder of Artificial Intelligence firm DeepMind. Aron Chase, 17, tweeted Shane Legg looking for five top tips […]

WhatsApp starts charging business users

WhatsApp starts charging business users

Image copyright WhatsApp Image caption WhatsApp has about 1.5 billion users WhatsApp is launching new pay-to-use tools for businesses to communicate with their customers. The move will allow its owner, Facebook, to make money from WhatsApp, which has lacked a revenue stream since dropping subscription fees. Companies will be able to provide information and services, […]

Why is Samsung's Galaxy S9 flagship struggling?

Why is Samsung's Galaxy S9 flagship struggling?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Galaxy S9’s introduction of AR Emojis that look like their owners has not made the phone a hit It wasn’t what Samsung or its investors were hoping for. The company’s electronics division has just posted a drop in its latest net profit – and it says “lower-than-expected sales” […]

Overwatch League: London Spitfire triumph in first final

Overwatch League: London Spitfire triumph in first final

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The two-day final was held in New York London Spitfire have won the first Overwatch League e-sports championship. The British team – whose players are all from South Korea – defeated Philadelphia Fusion in the finals. The two-day event played to a capacity crowd of 20,000 spectators at the […]