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December Microsoft issue affecting pupils could take 'weeks' to fix

image copyrightGetty Images image captionMicrosoft Teams is a key resource for pupils learning at home A Microsoft issue which is affecting school pupils in Scotland during their first days of home learning could take several weeks to resolve. The firm is “a few weeks away” from implementing a permanent fix …

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Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account

Published duration1 hour ago shareShare Share page linkCopy link About sharing Related Topics US Capitol riots image copyrightReuters image captionDonald Trump posted a video on Twitter following his earlier suspension US President Donald Trump has been permanently suspended from Twitter “due to the risk of further incitement of violence”, the …

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Fifa 21 and Frozen 2 top digital sales of 2020

image copyrightEA SPORTS/DISNEY The UK spent a record £9.05bn ($12bn) on home entertainment in 2020, with more than 80p in every pound going on digital formats, new figures reveal. The biggest-selling video game was the latest Fifa 21 football game, with more than two million downloads and discs sold. Disney’s …

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Vikkstar on his plans for growing Call of Duty esports

By Steffan Powell and Manish PandeyNewsbeat reporters With nearly seven million YouTube subscribers, Vikkstar knows a thing or two about popularity. The content creator, real name Vikram Singh Barn, has joined Call of Duty esports team London Royal Ravens as a co-owner and says he wants to help grow the …

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Quibi: Why did the video app go so wrong?

By James ClaytonNorth America technology reporter image copyrightQuibi/Getty Images Quibi pulled the plug on its video-streaming service this week, capping an extraordinary year for the company. At the start of 2020, it was seen by some as the future of “snackable” smartphone entertainment. Shows were shot so they could be …

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Manchester United will not say if they have received ransom demands over cyber attack

United’s Champions League game with Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir went ahead as planned on Tuesday Manchester United will not say if they have received ransom demands over the cyber attack on the club last week that forced them to shut down their systems. United said on Friday they had been …

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Satellite to measure shape of the world's oceans

By Jonathan AmosBBC Science Correspondent Related Topics Climate change media captionArtwork: The unusual shape, with fixed solar panels, keeps the satellite very stable A satellite that will be critical to the understanding of climate change has blasted skyward from California. Sentinel-6 “Michael Freilich” is set to become the primary means …

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How electric cars are charged and how far they go: your questions answered

By Justin RowlattChief environment correspondent The announcement that the UK is to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030, a full decade earlier than planned, has prompted hundreds of questions from anxious drivers. I’m going to try to answer some of the main ones we’ve had …

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Climate change: Can sending fewer emails really save the planet?

By David MolloyTechnology reporter Related Topics Climate change image copyrightGetty Images Are you the type of person who always says thank-you? Well, if it’s by email, you should stop, according to UK officials looking at ways to save the environment. The Financial Times reports that we may all soon be …

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How I talk to the victims of conspiracy theories

By Marianna SpringSpecialist disinformation reporter, BBC News media captionSebastian’s mum became one of the leaders of Britain’s conspiracy community Sebastian’s mum is one of the leaders of Britain’s conspiracy community. He spoke exclusively to the BBC’s specialist disinformation reporter Marianna Spring about the impact that his mother is having on …

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