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Uber and Volvo strike deal for 24,000 self-drive cars

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Volvo hopes to sell tens of thousands of vehicles to Uber under the deal Uber has struck a deal to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo. The agreement envisages that the pick-up service will purchase the vehicles over the course of three ...

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The battle for control of data could be just starting

Companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon happily take our data in exchange for convenience, lower prices or free services, but individuals and businesses are beginning to understand the value of controlling their data instead of simply handing it over to the world’s largest technology companies. The battle to regain control ...

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UK seeks future cyber-security stars

Image copyright Matt Crypto Image caption Bletchley Park is host to a centre developing cyber-based lessons for school pupils A £20m initiative to get schoolchildren interested in cyber-security has been launched by the UK government. The Cyber Discovery programme is aimed at 15 to 18-year-olds and involves online and offline ...

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Apple delays launch of smart speaker

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Apple first unveiled its HomePod smart speaker in June Apple is delaying the release of its HomePod smart speaker until 2018. The electronics giant said the device, which was due to be released in December this year, still needed development work. It said the ...

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How missing weather data is a ‘life and death’ issue

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘There’s no weather station measuring what’s going on’ A shortage of weather data is putting many African countries at an economic disadvantage, experts believe. The BBC’s Click team went to Tanzania to meet some tech start-ups trying to change the outlook. Tanzania ...

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Apple pushes HomePod release to early 2018

So much for the holiday rush. Apple announced this morning that its premium HomePod smart speaker won’t be making the company’s initial December ship date. According to a brief statement issued by the company, the production process needs “a little more time” to bake. A spokesperson told TechCrunch, “We can’t wait ...

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Why supermarket chiller aisles may soon not be so chilly

Image copyright David Parry Image caption What’s the connection between a Formula 1 car and a supermarket? Have you ever gone food shopping on a lovely hot day only to be turned into an icicle walking past the supermarket’s open chiller cabinets? Suddenly that shorts and T-shirt combo doesn’t seem ...

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