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Samsung’s Galaxy S9 will reportedly include stereo speakers and 3D emoji

Samsung’s 3D emoji are reportedly “more advanced” than Apple’s Animoji<p>Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus devices will be the first to feature 3D emoji and stereo speakers, according to Korean publication <i>ETNews</i><i>.</i> <i>ETNews</i> reports that Samsung’s 3D emoji are more advanced than Apple’s Animoji on the iPhone …

Electronics Industry

‘Son of Concorde’ plane could fly from London to New York in three hours

A new plane that would fly from London to New York in three hours has just received crucial funding.<p>The aircraft, dubbed the ‘Son of Concorde’, was …


Google to debut emails that automatically update

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Gmail is about to get dynamic. Alphabet Inc’s Google on Tuesday plans to demonstrate a software programming system that would enable emails to feature continuously updating information and greater interactivity.<p>Users could see automatically updated flight information in a …

Enterprise Tech

Deepfakes porn has serious consequences

<b>In recent weeks there has been an explosion in what has become known as deepfakes: pornographic videos manipulated so that the original actress's face is replaced with somebody else's.</b><p>As these tools have become more powerful and easier to use, it has enabled the transfer of sexual fantasies from …


New Sega Mega Drive game made on '90s kit

<b>A new game for the Sega Mega Drive console has been developed using the original tools, 20 years after the games console was discontinued.</b><p>The BBC's Chris Foxx met developer Matt Phillips at Nottingham's National Videogames Arcade, to see how he made his game the '90s way.


CES 2018: Merge Blaster mixes real world with game

A hi-tech toy gun lets gamers play virtual reality-style games without having to wear a headset.<p>The Merge Blaster is on show at the CES tech trade fair in Las Vegas, where the BBC's Chris Foxx met its maker.<p>Read and watch all our coverage from CES

Augmented Reality

Bodyhackers: Bold, inspiring and terrifying

<b>Jesika Foxx has permanently purple eyeballs, and an elf-like ear. Her husband, Russ, has a pair of horns under his skin.</b><p>Stelarc, a 72-year-old Australian, has an ear on his arm. Soon he hopes to attach a small microphone to it so people can, via the internet, listen to whatever it hears.<p>Meow-Ludo …


Russian nuclear scientists arrested for 'Bitcoin mining plot'

<b>Russian security officers have arrested several scientists working at a top-secret Russian nuclear warhead facility for allegedly mining crypto-currencies.</b><p>The suspects had tried to use one of Russia's most powerful supercomputers to mine Bitcoins, media reports say.<p>The Federal Nuclear Centre in …


Apple confirms iPhone source code leak

<b>Apple has confirmed that some of the source code for its iOS mobile operating system has been leaked online.</b><p>The boot-up source code used on its older iOS 9 operating platform was posted on code-sharing website Github.<p>Apple typically keeps most of its iOS source code private and ordered Github to …


Teen codes app for Alzheimer's patients and other news

BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology stories of the week including:<p>Police in China use sunglasses fitted with facial recognition technology to identify suspected criminals<br>• Elon Musk launches his Falcon Heavy rocket into space<br>• A teenager creates an app to help people with …

Falcon Heavy

Here Are the Must-Stream Movies of February 2018

A lot of Oscar contenders hit streaming services this month.<p>There may be plenty of entertainment options available to modern media consumers, but few deliver as many consistently fantastic options as today’s movie-streaming services. That fact will once again be corroborated this February, when …

Darkest Hour

How was Nasa's lost Image satellite found? Mysterious power boost likely helped transmit new signal

The latest data from Image suggests that the spacecraft's power is now operational but it is still unclear how the power came back on.<p>1 of 3<p>In …

Shares in UK government contractor Capita plunge 40% after profit warning

CEO scraps dividend and announces plan to raise £700m through a rights issue in call for radical overhaul<p>Shares in government contractor Capita plunged 40% after it issued a shock profits warning and suspended its dividend payments just weeks after the collapse of construction firm Carillion.<p>In the …

Downing Street

Samsung is making chips for cryptocurrency mining

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Police hunt 'Night Watcher' burglar who has hit seven wealthy homes

Police are hunting a violent armed burglar who uses “special forces” techniques and military-style expertise to stake out and strike at multi-million pound properties across the Home Counties.<p>Among those targeted were the Duke and Duchess of Richmond, who were forced to hand over £700,000 of …


UK defence minister says Russia looking to cause thousands of deaths in Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s defence minister warned that Russia was looking to damage the British economy by attacking its infrastructure, a move he said could cause “thousands and thousands and thousands of deaths”, The Telegraph newspaper reported.<p>Relations between Russia and Britain are …


Oscar nods pour in for The Shape of Water in year coloured by #MeToo

Female-driven contenders including The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri pitched as riding cultural wave<p>The Shape of Water, a romantic fable about a janitor who falls in love with a sea creature, has won 13 Oscar nominations, leading a field of films with an unexpectedly strong …

Darkest Hour

Trading Technologies-Coinbase deal to bridge bitcoin and futures

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Trading software provider Trading Technologies International Inc said on Thursday it has teamed up with crypto-currency exchange operator Coinbase to give institutional traders direct market access to both bitcoin and bitcoin futures beginning in March.<p>The partnership means …

Lloyd Blankfein

Virgin Media is giving all of its TV customers a V6 box

Virgin Media's next-generation V6 box is now over a year old. Since its launch, the company has managed to install more than a million of the 4K-ready set-top boxes in UK homes -- roughly a quarter of its total customer base. However, with a number of older, less-capable boxes still in use, Virgin …

Smart TV

UK faces cyber-warfare threat on battlefield and against civilian services

Chief of general staff, Sir Nick Carter, will say UK needs to keep up with adversaries like Russia<p>Britain’s chief of general staff, Sir Nick Carter, will on Monday warn that the UK faces a threat from hostile states deploying cyber-warfare both on the battlefield and to disrupt civilian services.<p>In …


Post-work: the radical idea of a world without jobs

Work has ruled our lives for centuries, and it does so today more than ever. But a new generation of thinkers insists there is an alternative. By Andy Beckett<p>Work is the master of the modern world. For most people, it is impossible to imagine society without it. It dominates and pervades everyday …

Basic Income

A Psychological Explanation for Why Getting Compliments Is So Embarrassing

Last month, I got an email from my life coach telling me how much he enjoyed our last conversation and how much progress I’d made. I scanned it, then …


'It Had Never Been Done on Television Before': The Oral History of Breaking Bad

Creator Vince Gilligan, stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, and others reflect on how an offbeat show about a drug-dealing schoolteacher revolutionized television forever.<p>Television changed the night of January 20, 2008: <i>Breaking Bad</i>, a bold and singular drama about a downtrodden, dying high school …


Britain's Next Megaproject: A Coast-to-Coast Forest

The plan is for 50 million new trees to repopulate one of the least wooded parts of the country—and offer a natural escape from several cities in the north.<p>Northern England is set to get a whole lot greener. On Sunday, the U.K. government unveiled plans for a vast new forest spanning the country …

Microsoft’s decision to kill the Kinect is delighting scalpers, distressing fans

How to punish your most loyal fans<p>The Kinect is well and truly dead now that Microsoft is no longer offering the adapter that allowed players to connect the motion and voice controller to the Xbox One S or Xbox One X, and some fans aren’t happy about the decision.<p>The adapter is now selling for $269 …

Protests Turn Deadly in Iran: Pictures

New Music

Is parent power driving grammar school expansion?

<b>Like many mothers, Ruth Cornish started thinking about choosing secondary schools when her children were eight or nine years old.</b><p>She wanted an academically selective school for Henry and Florence.<p>The family live in Gloucestershire, a county with some of the oldest grammar schools in England.<p>"I do …

Language Learning

What's it like to live in North Korea?

North Korea is one of the most closed-off counties on the planet, with little access to the outside world.<p>Four North Koreans who managed to escape explain what life was like back home and what they miss the most.<p><i>James Reevell, Hosu Lee & Wonjung Bae</i><p><i>First broadcast 18 October 2017.</i>

North Korea