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X-Prize winner: Children are not a product

X-Prize winner: Children are not a product

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Andrew Ashe won the global learning X-Prize The winner of Elon Musk’s global learning X-Prize award says children should not become the “product” of large data-gathering companies. Andrew Ashe is a former teacher and the chief […]

Slack: Why is this loss-making tech firm worth $20bn?

Slack: Why is this loss-making tech firm worth $20bn?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Slack founder Stewart Butterfield was behind the Flickr photo app Another tech start-up made a blockbuster debut on the US stock market last week, with shares in Slack ending the week more than 40% higher. That values the Silicon Valley-based […]

Florida town pays $600,000 virus ransom

Florida town pays $600,000 virus ransom

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The attackers demanded a payment of 65 bitcoins to unlock computers A Florida town has decided to pay malicious hackers $600,000 (£475,000) to get its computers working again. Municipal computers for Riviera Beach, a suburb of Palm Beach, were rendered […]

Walmart uses AI cameras to spot thieves

Walmart uses AI cameras to spot thieves

Image copyright Reuters US supermarket giant Walmart has confirmed it uses image recognition cameras at checkouts to detect theft. The cameras identify when items are put in a shopping bag without first being scanned by a cashier, or at the self-service checkout. Walmart told the […]

Robot taught to ‘feel’ objects by sight and other news

Robot taught to ‘feel’ objects by sight and other news

BBC Click’s Paul Carter looks at some of the week’s best technology stories including: Facebook announces its new crypto-currency, Libra, but some lawmakers have expressed concerns Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says international sales of the telecoms company’s handsets have fallen by 40% in the past […]

‘It’s surreal’: 80-year-old Ted tries virtual reality for first time

‘It’s surreal’: 80-year-old Ted tries virtual reality for first time

An immersive virtual reality exhibition which has been selling out in London, is about to begin a global tour. The experience called We Live In An Ocean Of Air uses heart monitors and breath sensors to show how humans interact with nature. Pensioner Ted Waight […]

Apple warns Trump that more China tariffs will help rivals

Apple warns Trump that more China tariffs will help rivals

Image copyright Getty Images Apple has joined a growing chorus of firms urging the Trump administration to drop a plan for more US tariffs on Chinese goods. The US has said it may impose duties on $300bn (£236.1bn) worth of Chinese products if the two […]

Why the age of electric flight is finally upon us

Why the age of electric flight is finally upon us

Image copyright Eviation Image caption Eviation’s nine-seater electric aircraft, Alice, was a hit at the Paris Airshow Aerospace firms are joining forces to tackle their industry’s growing contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, with electric engines seen as one solution. But will this be enough to […]

Slack: Shares surge as messaging app joins the stock market

Slack: Shares surge as messaging app joins the stock market

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Slack founder Stewart Butterfield takes a selfie outside the New York Stock Exchange as the firm’s shares begin trading Shares in messaging app Slack surged 49% as the company became the latest tech start-up to join the stock market. Slack […]