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Jellyfish robots to watch over endangered coral reefs

Image copyright Florida Atlantic University Image caption The robotic jellyfish propel themselves with rubber tentacles A fleet of robotic jellyfish has been designed to monitor delicate ecosystems, including coral reefs. The underwater drones were invented by engineers at Florida Atlantic University and are driven by rings of hydraulic tentacles. The …

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Facebook accused of job ad gender discrimination

Image copyright Facebook Image caption These ads were among those directed only at men on Facebook, according to the complaint Van driving, roofing, police work – all jobs for men. At least, that’s what a cluster of job ads placed on Facebook seemed to suggest. The American Civil Liberties Union …

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Tackling food waste in Nigeria with an app

Image caption Oscar Ekponimo is the entrepreneur behind Chowberry “Going without food for any person, for any child – it’s destabilising, it shakes you to your core. I remember being a child and going without food and being able to have just one good meal in a day.” Oscar Ekponimo’s …

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Google admits changing phone settings remotely

Image caption Android Pie is the latest version of Google’s operating system. Google has apologised after Android phone users noticed that the battery saver setting was remotely activated last week without their consent. The battery saver affects how often apps update and work in the background. The firm took to …

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Facebook UK boss: We want to give users more control

Image copyright Getty Images Facebook’s UK boss says the social media site could do a “much better job” of helping users control their experience on the site. Top Facebook executives were answering questions in a rare Q&A held by Radio 1 Newsbeat, several of which were about users’ data and …

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Beyond pizza

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The city of Naples stretches towards the imposing volcano Vesuvius As tech giants Apple and Cisco set up academies in Naples, the city’s tech entrepreneurs are hoping new investment will revitalise southern Italy’s failing economy. Naples is a city with a reputation: it has …

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Nintendo announces raft of new games for Switch console

Image copyright Square Enix Image caption Final Fantasy VII, one of the most popular games ever, has previously been re-released on platforms including the PS4 Several Final Fantasy games, including VII, IX and X will arrive on the Switch console next year, Nintendo has announced. The Japanese firm also revealed …

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North Korea claims NHS and Sony hack suspect 'doesn't exist'

Image copyright FBI.gov Image caption The FBI has released a ‘wanted’ poster for a man North Korea says doesn’t exist North Korea has said that a man charged with hacking Sony Pictures in 2014 is a “non-existent” individual and warned the US that its accusation could have a negative effect on relations between …

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YouTube nursery-rhyme channel with billions of views sold

Image copyright Little Baby Bum/YouTube Image caption Little Baby Bum’s animated videos are brightly coloured and feature a range of characters One of the most popular YouTube channels in the world, which features animated nursery rhymes, has been sold. Little Baby Bum was founded by a London-based couple in 2011 …

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