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How drones could help save lives at sea

Drones which can identify humans in distress and help rescue teams survey the surrounding location are being trialled by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. BBC Click finds out more. See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick. Source link

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Privacy shake-up looms

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption New data protection rules have left many small businesses scratching their heads Are you fed up of emails from businesses imploring you to stay on their mailing list? Spare a thought for the small firms navigating the biggest shake-up in data protection rules in 20 years. The General Data […]

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Hammond to pledge superfast broadband for most homes

Image copyright Thinkstock The Chancellor is to promise a major expansion of Britain’s superfast broadband network in a bid to boost the post-Brexit economy. In a speech at the annual CBI dinner later, Philip Hammond will pledge to make “full-fibre” connections available to most homes and businesses by 2025. He will also set out other […]

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Former Uber engineer sues for sexual harassment

Image copyright Carl Court / Getty Images Image caption Uber is being sued for sexual harassment by a former employee A former Uber engineer is suing the firm for sexual harassment days after it changed its policy allowing employees to take it to court. Ex-employee Ingrid Avendano claims to have experienced sexual harassment, pay inequity […]

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Google search reveals names of rape victims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google removes predictions which are sexually explicit, hateful, violent or dangerous Google’s auto-complete and related search functions are revealing the identity of rape victims who have been granted anonymity. The issue was discovered in a Times newspaper investigation of several prominent sexual assault cases. Searches for attackers or alleged […]

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Fatal confusion?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Walter Huang, 38, was killed in a crash while using Tesla’s Autopilot function The confusion between fully autonomous self-driving cars and those that simply offer driver assistance technologies is leading to deaths on the road. Who is to blame and what should be done about it? Self-driving cars already exist […]

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U-turn over Facebook chief's EU meeting

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Zuckerberg previously answered two days of questions from US lawmakers In a change of plan, the public will be able to watch Mark Zuckerberg’s response to European Parliament leaders’ privacy concerns. The body’s president, Antonio Tajani, has tweeted that tomorrow’s 75-minute meeting would be livestreamed. Earlier, news that […]

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Tomorrow's cities: Park with four seasons under one roof

Image copyright Carlo Ratti Associati Image caption Winter, spring, summer or autumn? Take your pick in Milan’s Four Seasons garden Everyone has a favourite season but if you visited Milan last month, you could have experienced all four in one place. The brainchild of Italian architect Carlo Ratti, the garden used climate-control technology to allow […]