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'I was misled by Natural Cycles app'

Rebecca Woodhead, 26, became pregnant while using the Natural Cycles app, which claims to chart when women are fertile. The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that two of the company’s claims are misleading. Watch the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme on weekdays between 09:00 and 11:00 BST on BBC Two and the BBC News Channel in […]

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Printed 3D-gun blueprints back online

Image caption Crypto-anarchist Cody Wilson fired the world’s first 3D printed handgun in 2013 A firm that distributed 3D-printer blueprints for guns has circumvented a ban on sharing them online by selling flash drives containing the files. The designs had been available for free download but a temporary ban was imposed by a US judge […]

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Jet2 plane withdrawn after flap alert

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jet2.com is working “to resolve this issue”, the airline said A Jet2.com plane has been taken out of service after problems on two flights within the space of a week. Plane G-GDFP had “a flap indication alert” on a flight that departed Larnaca late on Monday for Leeds. It […]

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A fake billionaire is fooling people on Twitter

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc Warren Buffett is not tweeting inspirational quotes. But fake Warren Buffet is, and you may have seen his advice this week. An account impersonating the 87-year-old American investor shot to social media fame on Saturday when it bagged almost 300,000 likes for its […]

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Trump attacks 'left-wing' Google search results

Image copyright Reuters President Donald Trump has accused Google of rigging the search results for the phrase “Trump news”. In a tweet, he accused the technology giant of prioritising negative news stories from what he described as the “national left-wing media”. He said most of the stories that appeared on the results page were negative […]

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Avicii’s family set up tribute site for fans

Image copyright Getty Images Avicii’s family have turned his official website into a digital memory board where fans have been invited to share their tributes online. The 28-year-old DJ, whose real name is Tim Bergling, was found dead while on holiday in Oman in April. “We created this space so you could share your memories […]

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3D-printed gun blueprints ban extended

Image caption CAD files showing how to print a gun were put back online in July but quickly blocked again A ban on the online distribution of 3D printed gun blueprints has been extended by a US federal judge. The temporary block was due to expire on Tuesday but US district judge Robert Lasnik ruled […]

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Football fizz

Image copyright Lukas Schulze/FIFA Image caption Coca-Cola was an official partner of the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia Have you ever wondered why the products you see on supermarket shelves occupy the positions they do, and how retailers manage their stock levels? This is the science of shelf management and technology is playing an […]

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Tumblr bans non-consensual creepshots and deepfake porn

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tumblr says more than 164 billion posts have been placed on its platform since it was founded in 2007 Tumblr is to ban content that results in the “unwanted sexualisation or sexual harassment of others”. The social network says this includes non-consensual “creepshots” – sexually suggestive photos of clothed […]