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Can Snapchat keep its young fans?

Image copyright Snap Image caption There are now glasses for Snapchat, with a built-in camera As the owner of the Snapchat messaging app targets a valuation of about $24bn (£20bn), one question hangs in the air: will it stay cool? Users of the popular service are wondering how Snapchat might …

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Twitter adds more anti-abuse tools

Image copyright AP Image caption Twitter boss Jack Dorsey has pledged to tackle abuse on the platform Twitter has introduced more measures aimed at cutting down on the amount of abuse on the platform. Users will be able to limit what they see from certain types of account, particularly ones …

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Government sets out post-Brexit digital strategy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The government wants millions more to gain digital skills The government has launched its plan to keep the UK at the forefront of the digital revolution in the wake of its impending exit from the European Union. It includes plans to offer digital skills …

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Man jailed for hitting woman with drone

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption A pilot has been jailed for reckless endangerment when his drone hit a member of the public The owner of an aerial photography business has been sentenced to 30 days in jail after a drone he was operating knocked a woman unconscious. Paul Skinner was …

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MWC 2017: DJI drones use plane avoidance tech

Image copyright DJI Image caption The M200 series can detect if other crewed aircraft are nearby The world’s bestselling drone-maker has unveiled models that warn their operators when there is a risk posed by nearby aeroplanes or helicopters. The M200 series use ADS-B (automatic dependent surveillance broadcast) receivers to detect …

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MWC 2017: Samsung unveils two new tablets but no phone

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Galaxy Tab S3 was the first of two tablets unveiled by Samsung at a tech trade show in Barcelona Samsung has, for the first time since 2013, opted not to unveil a flagship Galaxy S smartphone at the Mobile World Congress tech show. Instead, …

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MWC 2017: Huawei P10 has smarter selfie and rear cameras

Image copyright Huawei Image caption Chinese tech giant Huawei unveiled two new phones at a Mobile World Congress press event Huawei’s latest high-end smartphone features a camera on its front that counts how many people are in shot. If the P10 detects there is more than one person being photographed …

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Cloudflare bug data leak exposed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cloudflare founders Matthew Prince and Michelle Zatlyn Private messages exchanged on dating sites, hotel bookings and frames from adult videos were among the data inadvertently exposed by a bug discovered in the Cloudflare network. The firm protects websites by routing their traffic through its …

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Ad blocker Shine rebrands as ad platform

Image copyright AdFender Image caption Ad blockers like AdFender strip out ads from web content, but that reduces publisher income A firm that previously offered ad blocking software to web users is due to launch a service with adverts. Israeli firm Shine, newly rebranded as Rainbow, aims to offer “a …

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Apple checking 'exploding' iPhone video

Image copyright Brianna Olivas Image caption Brianna Olivas,18, posted pictures of her destroyed iPhone 7 Plus on Facebook Apple is investigating claims that a US woman’s iPhone 7 Plus “exploded” and caught fire. Brianna Olivas, 18, from Tucson, Arizona, was sleeping with the phone nearby when her boyfriend noticed it …

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