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Harry Potter wand teaches children to code

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A magic wand designed to teach children how to code has been revealed.

Friday, Aug 17

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Tesla investors spooked by revelations in emotional interview

BBC / Business

In an "emotional" newspaper interview, Elon Musk also said he takes a sedative to help him sleep.

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Strictly Come Dancing: Kate Silverton and Seann Walsh join line-up

BBC / Entertainment

Kate Silverton and Seann Walsh become the 10th and 11th celebrity contestants to be confirmed.

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Body scanners to screen LA subway riders

BBC / Technology

Passengers will be scanned for explosives and weapons as they enter subway stations.

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The karaoke robot and other technology news

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BBC Click's Emily Bates looks at some of the week's best technology stories

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Apple files stored by teen in 'hacky hack hack' folder

BBC / Technology

An Australian 16-year-old is in court following a series of intrusions into Apple's internal network.

02

Google employees criticise 'censored China search engine'

BBC.com

Employees have written to the firm criticising its plans to launch a 'censored Chinese search service'.

The world's first floating farm makes waves

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An offshore dairy farm aims to help Rotterdam produce its own food more sustainably.

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FBI sought Google location data of many to catch robber

BBC / Technology

A search warrant seen by Forbes magazine reveals the extent of location data the FBI wants.

Thursday, Aug 16

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'I run the last Blockbuster video store'

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Online streaming has crushed Blockbuster and its last store is a reminder of a not-so-distant past.

15

Motorola phone 'brazen copy' of iPhone X

BBC / Technology

Critics have mocked Motorola for "ripping off" Apple's design.

14

President Trump relaxes US cyber-attacks rules

BBC / Technology

President Trump has signed an order reversing the long-winded process of using cyber-weapons.

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Uber's move into bikes and food delivery deepens losses

BBC / Business

Losses mount as Uber tries to build future profits by moves into Eats and bike sharing.

Celebrities warned over social media ads

BBC / Business

The UK's competition watchdog launches an investigation into the world of celebrity endorsements.

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Marine Le Pen's presence deemed 'disrespectful' at Web Summit

BBC / Technology

Conference organiser Paddy Cosgrave initially defended her invitation to the technology summit.

Wednesday, Aug 15

21

Children 'at risk of robot influence'

BBC / Technology

A study suggests young children will trust robots and change their minds.

19

Myanmar Rohingya: Facebook 'still hosts hate speech'

BBC / Asia

More than 1,000 posts containing anti-Rohingya hate speech are found on the social network.

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Tesla 'to be probed by regulators' over privatisation plan

BBC / Business

According to reports, regulators want to question executives at the firm about its privatisation plans.

15

Reddit sleuthing

BBC.com

Police make an arrest over a fatal hit-and-run after a Reddit sleuth identifies an obscure car part.

Mystery Russian object alarms US

BBC.com

Official says "there is no way to verify" what object is and whether or not it may pose a danger.

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Wi-fi could be used to detect weapons and bombs

BBC / Technology

A US study has tested out a suspicious object detection system based on ordinary wi-fi.

Virgin Media broadband teams 'left holes in walls'

BBC / Technology

Customers have complained about damage, which they say has been left for many days without being fixed.

10

Twitter suspends Alex Jones for one week

BBC / Technology

The InfoWars conspiracy theorist is reported to have posted a link to a video that broke Twitter's rules.

04

How a paedophile's hands led to his conviction

BBC

A paedophile who hid his face from the camera was convicted when an expert could identify his hands.

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Biometric Mirror: Reflecting the imperfections in AI

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The personality trait rating system helps to highlight the flaws in artificial intelligence.

Amazon's one-day delivery ad banned as 'misleading'

BBC / Business

The UK advertising regulator received 280 complaints about the online giant's one-day delivery claim.

Tuesday, Aug 14

21

Tinder's founders and former boss sue dating app owners

BBC / Business

Tinder's owners are accused of undervaluing it, cheating executives out of shares worth billions.

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Instagram hack sees accounts replaced with film stills

BBC / Technology

Affected account holders are seeing random film stills replacing their profile photos.

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Kenilworth Castle rebuilt Minecraft-style

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The virtual rebuild of Kenilworth Castle has taken block enthusiasts 100 hours.

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Fortnite used by company for job interviews

BBC / Technology

An advertising agency is conducting job interviews in the video game Fortnite.