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Net's founding father Dr Larry Roberts dies aged 81

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American scientist Larry Roberts who helped design and build the forerunner of the internet has died aged 81. In the late 1960s, he ran the part of the US Advanced Research Projects Agency (Arpa) given the job of creating a computer network called Arpanet. He also recruited engineers to build and test the hardware and Read More

Severn Bridge shuts as drone flown from tower

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A main route between England and Wales was closed after a man climbed a bridge and flew a drone from the top. Traffic was stopped on the M48 – the older of two Severn crossings – because of “concern for welfare,” police said. The man, in his 20s, came down voluntarily from the 47m (154ft) Read More

New Year's Eve Times Square drone grounded due to weather, NYPD says

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New York City Police are scrapping plans to deploy a drone to keep watch over the New Year’s Eve crowd in Times Square for the first time. Monday’s damp weather is to blame. Chief Terence Monahan said on Twitter: “The safety of all those celebrating #NewYearsEve in #TimesSqaure is paramount. Due to the rain and Read More

Fortnite's Ninja was 2018's most viewed Twitch Channel, hands down

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SAN JOSE, CA – OCTOBER 27: Tyler “Ninja” Blevins reacts onstage prior to the Doritos Bowl 2018 at TwitchCon 2018 in the San Jose Convention Center on October 27, 2018 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)(Getty Images) For gamers, 2018 was the year that Tyler “Ninja” Blevins achieved a level of celebrity Read More

Chinese schools enforce 'smart uniforms' with GPS tracking to surveil students

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Students in several schools in China have uniforms containing GPS-tracking embedded chips.(Guanyu Technology via ABC News) Ten schools in China have new “intelligent uniforms” that will track students’ whereabouts with embedded computer chips. The uniforms, which are equipped with GPS devices developed by a local tech firm, are meant to ensure that students don’t skip Read More

China restarts video game approvals after months-long freeze

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FILE PHOTO – People play computer games at the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference (ChinaJoy) in Shanghai, China July 27, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China on Saturday approved the release of 80 online video games after a freeze on such approvals for most of the year. However, the approved titles, listed Read More

China's Supreme Court to take on intellectual property cases

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A Chinese national flag flutters near a minaret of the ancient Id Kah Mosque in the Old City in Kashgar in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China September 6, 2018. Picture taken September 6, 2018. To match Special Report MUSLIMS-CAMPS/CHINA REUTERS/Thomas Peter BEIJING (Reuters) – Intellectual property rights cases can from next month be taken to Read More

U.S. OneWeb satellite service has not offered stake to Russia

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A woman uses a computer keyboard in this photo illustration taken in Sydney June 23, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne MOSCOW (Reuters) – The U.S. satellite startup OneWeb, which plans to create a worldwide internet network using satellites, said on Friday that it had not offered the Russian government a stake in the project. Sources had earlier Read More

U.S. judge dismisses suit versus Google over facial recognition software

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Google signage is seen at the Google headquarters in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (Reuters) – A lawsuit filed against Google by consumers who claimed the search engine’s photo sharing and storage service violated their privacy was dismissed on Saturday by a U.S. judge who Read More

2018: BBC Tech's biggest stories and what happened next

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When tech historians of the future look back at 2018, it may stand out as the year that the wheels came off Facebook or at least its original platform. Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus all had their troubles but managed to escape the year without seeing their brands trashed in quite the same way as their Read More