YouTube issues pop-up warning users about EU copyright proposal

YouTube says it may have to block the vast majority of uploads for visitors of the site across the EU.

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Fortnite announces Winter Royale tournament with one million dollar prize pot

The battle royale game is planning more competitive events over the next year.

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Facebook and Instagram hit by service outage

The social network’s users have reported problems loading both sites.

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iPhone ‘spacebar trick’ sparks amazement among users

A way to quickly jump around the content of a text message has just been discovered by some iPhone users, despite it having existed since 2015.

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Tumblr pulled from App Store over child pornography content

Prohibited material was discovered on the platform that had not yet been included in an industry database.

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Elon Musk renames SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket

The two-stage ship is designed to be fully reusable and will eventually replace the company’s Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy and Dragon rockets.

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Instagram targets fake accounts, likes and comments

The social media site said it is using machine learning to spot fake likes, comments and accounts that fuel ‘inauthentic activity’ on the platform.

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You can now ask Alexa to make Skype calls on Amazon Echo devices

Make calls to Skype users without opening up an app on your PC or mobile.

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Microsoft’s Christmas advert shows off the Xbox Adaptive Controller

The new advert features Owen, who has Escobar Syndrome, using the controller to play video games alongside his friends.

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Sony A7 III is latest in a line of top cameras

The Sony A7 III comes with an improved grip, a stronger body and some excellent new customisable technology options.

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Alphabet-owned Verily puts smart contact lens project on hold

The glucose-sensing lenses were being developed to help people with diabetes manage the disease.

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Facebook to fund 80 trainee local journalists in £4.5m scheme

The social network will work with publishers and the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) to launch the Community News Project.

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How does the Google Pixel’s Night Sight match up to rivals?

Pixel 3 XL’s camera is put up against some of its leading rivals.

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Facebook’s PR and lobbying work ‘should be independently reviewed’

George Soros’s Open Society Foundations called for the probe amid allegations the social media network used the firm Definers to smear its critics.

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Nintendo cools talks of N64 Classic console

Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime said the firm isn’t currently planning a miniature version of the 90s games console.

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Sony says it won’t be attending E3 in 2019

The gaming giant is to skip the annual video games convention for the first time.

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55% of users say wearable tech improves their mental health

Sales of wrist-worn devices are forecast to hit 4.2 million this year.

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Google expects more phones to have Android Pie in 2018 than Oreo in 2017

The latest version of the operating system still has a long way to go in comparison to Apple’s iOS 12.

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Facebook denies network knew about Russian meddling earlier than it admitted

The social network is the subject of a series of allegations in a new report by The New York Times.

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Sharp’s latest smartphone will have two notches

The second notch has been placed along the bottom of the handset for a fingerprint sensor.

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Time management tools roll out on Instagram

The social site has started to push out digital wellbeing tools announced earlier this year.

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A Command and Conquer remaster is coming to PC

The popular strategy game’s original and Red Alert sequel are both to be re-released.

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People turning to smart speakers in bid to declutter, research suggests

A report suggests that radios and remote controls could be replaced by smart speakers.

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Google rolls out Night Sight to Pixel cameras for bright photos without flash

The new feature aims to drastically improve photos taken in low-lit environments.

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Facebook and Instagram using AI to detect drug dealers

Proactive detection technology will be used to spot signs someone may be selling drugs.

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Microsoft resumes Windows 10 October update after buggy start

The tech giant was forced to pull the update last month after reports of data loss.

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13% of adults ‘missing out on full benefits of apps due to lack of confidence’

NatWest’s research found 12% of Millennials also believe they are not getting the full benefits from apps.

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Huawei leads the way at EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2018

Chinese firm’s P20 Pro smartphone walks away with the star Gadget of the Year prize.

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Ikea’s famous meatballs are coming to Uber Eats – but only for a limited few

Residents close to its kitchen in Hoxton, London will also get some of the homeware as well as their food.

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BBC Children in Need to collect contactless donations for first time

Pudsey Bear will be collecting £5 donations with a contactless payment reader at several London Underground stations.

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Snapchat adds new Friendship Profiles and Bitmoji Stories features

Snapchatters can now see a collection of everything they’ve shared and saved between friends in one private place.

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Amazon Alexa’s Echo Buttons now do a bit more than play games

The latest feature means you can trigger smart routines when you don’t feel like using your voice.

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EU copyright law risks cutting people off from YouTube videos, site boss warns

EU member states are to decide on whether to go forward with controversial copyright changes in January.

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Twitter is still considering an edit button – but only if it’s done right

The social network’s boss Jack Dorsey warns about the potential dangers of providing an edit function for tweets.

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Xbox One keyboard and mouse support to arrive this week

Insiders will get to swap their controllers for keyboard and mouse from November 14.

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Netflix bids farewell to original Wii as Nintendo ends streaming on console from January

The move comes as Nintendo plans to shut down its Wii Shop Channel in 2019.

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Hancock attends Paris summit in search for technology to improve NHS

The summit will look at how emerging technologies can be used to revolutionise healthcare.

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Deliveroo riders to display missing person posters on backpacks

The food delivery app is working with charity Missing People to create the mobile billboards and raise awareness of existing cases.

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Should you buy… The Sony Xperia XZ3?

Sony’s latest attempt at a smartphone goes all out on display but may not be enough to win people over.

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Should you buy… the iPhone XR?

Apple’s third iPhone of the year is meant to be the device to bring the latest Apple tech to more people.

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Loyal broadband customers ‘often suffering terrible service and paying too much’

Which? found 71% of customers have been with their provider for more than three years and are likely to be paying more than they need to.

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Apple to start selling iPhone and iPad devices directly on Amazon

The move means that only Apple or Apple-authorised resellers will be able to sell the company’s products.

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Chelsea Pensioners try out WWI VR prom experience ahead of Armistice Day

BBC Proms makes its moving seven-minute film available to download for free to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.

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You can now use Amazon’s Alexa on a Windows 10 PC

Cortana who?

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YouTube is now available on the Nintendo Switch

The video service is available as a free download from the Nintendo eShop.

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a big hit with top end users

Noel Campion is very impressed by Huawei Mate 20 Pro’s great battery and phenomenal Leica lens camera

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Video looping app Vine to be revived as Byte

Founder Dom Hofmann confirmed on Twitter the service will launch next year.

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Should you buy… The OnePlus 6T?

Incremental changes keep OnePlus up there among the most powerful and affordable Android handsets.

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A human-like AI anchor is now reading the news

AI newsreaders can present bulletins at any time, 24 hours a day.

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Google’s Europe boss expresses shock at reports of sexual misconduct payouts

Matt Brittin said he was ‘as surprised as everybody else and as disappointed’ by the claims.

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