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Clean garbage?

Image copyright SEA Image caption Kings Transport in Melbourne now has an all-electric fleet The clock may be ticking for petrol and diesel-powered cars, but it’s vans, trucks and buses that are driving the electric vehicle revolution on the world’s roads. This week the UK government followed France in announcing …

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UK mobile coverage winners revealed in study

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mobile coverage varies from region to region, the report indicates The provider of best mobile coverage in the UK is influenced by geography as well as the operator, a study suggests. No one provider dominated, with EE coming out best in England, Vodafone the …

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Facebook calls for a more people-centric security industry

Image copyright Black Hat Image caption Security needs to be more centred on people, said Mr Stamos The security industry needs to worry less about technology and more about people, said Facebook’s security boss. Alex Stamos scolded the security industry in the opening keynote of the 2017 Black Hat conference. …

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New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040 in UK

Image copyright Getty Images New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution, the government is set to announce. Ministers will also unveil a £255m fund to help councils tackle emissions from diesel vehicles, as part of …

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Adobe to kill off Flash plug-in by 2020

Image caption Adobe’s Flash software is regularly updated to remove flaws that cyber-thieves exploit Adobe Systems has said that it plans to phase out its Flash Player plug-in by the end of 2020. The technology was once one of the most widely used ways for people to watch video clips …

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Bitcoin goes arty

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“Accepting cryptocurrencies broadens my client-base,” says Eleesa Dadiani Why is the art world getting excited about digital currency Bitcoin and its underlying technology blockchain? Eleesa Dadiani owns and runs an art gallery in London’s famous Cork Street. She was born in Georgia …

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Microsoft signals end of Paint program

Microsoft’s graphics program Paint has been included in a list of Windows 10 features that will be either removed or no longer developed. Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since its release in 1985 and is known for its simplicity and basic artistic results. Paint’s successor, Paint …

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YouTube to redirect searches for IS videos

Image copyright YouTube Image caption YouTube will offer curated playlists denouncing terrorism YouTube says it will redirect people searching for “violent extremist propaganda” and offer them videos that denounce terrorism. People searching for certain terms relating to the so-called Islamic State group will be offered playlists of videos “debunking its …

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Newcastle University students targeted by cyber-scam

Image copyright Newcastle University Image caption Newcastle University has issued a warning about the fake site Newcastle University is warning prospective students not to give out personal details on a fraudulent website taking payments for courses. The fake site uses pictures of Newcastle University buildings and takes payments for a …

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UK to bring in drone registration

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Under an existing code, drones must be kept within sight of their pilot The UK government has announced plans to introduce drone registration and safety awareness courses for owners of the small unmanned aircraft. It will affect anyone who owns a drone which weighs …

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