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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 alerts users to bad photos

Image copyright Samsung Image caption Owners will be warned if a photo is blurred or the lens smudged Samsung’s new high-end smartphone alerts owners to problems with their photos as soon as they are snapped. The Galaxy Note 9 uses software to identify if the images are blurry or whether …

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Tesla board says there are buyout talks with Elon Musk

Image copyright Getty Images Tesla’s board has confirmed that it will consider the proposal by chief executive Elon Musk to take it private. A statement was issued by six members of the electric carmaker’s board after Mr Musk tweeted to say he had the funding to de-list the company. The …

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Lombok quake: Facebook 'regrets' earthquake balloons

Image copyright Getty Images Facebook says it “regrets” that members posting about a deadly earthquake in Indonesia saw their messages adorned with confetti and balloons. On Sunday, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the island of Lombok, killing more than 130 people. Many Indonesian speakers wrote messages using the word “selamat”, …

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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 …

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Ola to challenge Uber in UK ride-hailing market

Image copyright Ola Indian taxi-hailing giant Ola is moving into the UK as it continues to challenge Uber around the world. The company, which was founded in 2011, has 125 million customers and already operates in 110 cities. It plans to start business in South Wales and Greater Manchester. Unlike …

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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 …

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Apple is first public company worth $1 trillion

Image copyright Getty Images Apple has become the world’s first public company to be worth $1 trillion (£767bn). The iPhone maker’s market value reached the figure in New York on Thursday and its shares closed at a new record high of $207.39. The stock has been rising since Tuesday when …

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Sky farmers

Image copyright Hylio Image caption Drones can apply pesticides and fertilisers more accurately, proponents say Something unusual is happening on farms in the small Central American nation of El Salvador. Many fields, mainly of sugar cane, are now being tended by drones. Large unmanned hexacopters fitted with 20-litre tanks for …

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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, …

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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 …

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