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Internet regulator considered for UK

Image copyright Getty Images The UK government is considering “all options”, including a regulator, as part of new legislation governing the internet. It has previously said it will publish a White Paper in the coming months, laying out its proposals. According to Buzzfeed News, the White Paper will propose a regulatory body similar to Ofcom, […]

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GoPro Hero 7 stabilisation put to the test

GoPro’s latest action camera promises to produce smooth videos without the need for a separate gimbal or other stabilisation equipment. The Hero 7 Black can record steadied clips in real-time and sped-up hyperlapse mode. The company has posted a loss in all but one of the previous 11 quarters, leading to speculation that it might […]

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Facebook told to speed up changes or face 'sanctions'

Image copyright AFP Image caption Facebook had made “limited progress” said European Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova Facebook has been given a deadline to provide more information about what is done with users’ data, or it will face sanctions from the European Commission. Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova said the firm had not acted quickly enough after […]

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Jellyfish robots to watch over endangered coral reefs

Image copyright Florida Atlantic University Image caption The robotic jellyfish propel themselves with rubber tentacles A fleet of robotic jellyfish has been designed to monitor delicate ecosystems, including coral reefs. The underwater drones were invented by engineers at Florida Atlantic University and are driven by rings of hydraulic tentacles. The robots can squeeze through tight […]

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3D printing shop closes after accusations of idolatry

Image copyright Al-Qabas News A 3D printing shop in Kuwait has reportedly been shut down by authorities following pressure from an Islamist cleric. The shop, which specialises in producing figurines that bear a life-like resemblance to real people, was accused of creating “idols” by Sheikh Othman al-Khamis. The Kuwaiti Al-Qabas newspaper reported that the shop […]