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The low-cost mini satellites bringing mobile to the world

Image copyright Sky and Space Global Image caption Arrays of tiny satellites will bring mobile services to billions who currently have no access Large chunks of the planet are still of out of reach of mobile phone signals – that’s about four billion people without access to digital communications. But …

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The fashion show with Hollywood visual effects

Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB and the London College of Fashion have teamed up to put on a catwalk show with a difference. A virtual avatar controlled by a performer in a motion capture suit appears onstage next to real life models. BBC Click finds out more. Video produced by Nick Kwek See …

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SpaceX launches broadband pathfinders – BBC News

Image copyright SPACEX Image caption The early morning launch had to go off at a very specific time SpaceX launched again on Thursday – this time to put a Spanish radar satellite above the Earth. But there was a lot of interest also in the mission’s secondary payloads – a …

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Bitcoin: MPs launch inquiry into digital currencies

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Speculative investment in Bitcoin prompted graffiti in Lithuania MPs have launched an inquiry into cryptocurrencies and the technology behind them. The Treasury Committee said it wants to understand the risks and benefits of digital money following an explosion of interest – and investment – …

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Disney loses in Redbox copyright row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Redbox has thousands of movie rental booths around the US Disney has lost a bid to stop movie rental company Redbox from reselling download codes for its films. Redbox bought Disney movies on DVD to offer for rental in its kiosks. The DVDs were …

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Elon Musk quits AI ethics research group

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Elon Musk has said AI is humanity’s biggest threat Technology billionaire Elon Musk has quit the board of the research group he co-founded to look into the ethics of artificial intelligence. In a blog post, OpenAI said the decision had been taken to avoid any …

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White nationalist Jared Taylor sues Twitter over ban

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jared Taylor is head of American Renaissance which champions “racial difference”. White nationalist Jared Taylor is suing Twitter after the social network banned his account as part of a crackdown on abusive content. Mr Taylor’s lawyer says the suspension of his account is a …

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Game helps players spot ‘fake news’

Image copyright Bad News A game designed to help people understand how fake news and conspiracy theories spread online has been created at the University of Cambridge. Bad News lets players build a social media following by choosing inflammatory headlines and images to share with their imaginary fans. Players earn …

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