Sunday, April 21, 2019

Robot news presenter causes a stir on Russian TV

The humanoid, named Alex, causes a stir as he makes his debut on state news channel Rossiya 24. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47981274

Elon Musk swaps shots with Museum of English Rural Life

The Museum of English Rural Life now appears as Elon Musk on Twitter after he used their sheep picture. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-47975564

Facebook bans UK far right groups and leaders

A dozen named groups and individuals will be purged from the social network, it said. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47974579

Facebook copied email contacts of 1.5 million users

The social network was grabbing email contacts of some new users for almost three years, it says. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47974574

TED 2019: The online campaign that ended a beard ban

The woman aiming to build "a labour movement for the 21st Century" shares her plan at TED. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47942277

Samsung’s folding phone breaks for reviewers

Several outlets reviewing Samsung's ground-breaking new folding smartphone have reported major problems with its screen. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47970788

Notre-Dame fire: Assassin’s Creed’s maker pledges aid

Ubisoft is to donate money and offer use of its digital reconstruction of the cathedral. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47963835

TED 2019: Prize to online classes project causes controversy

Plans to give millions of dollars to a program for online learning for pre-schoolers has been criticised. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47955821

Xbox One with no discs: ‘The way forward’ or ‘bad timing’?

Gamers give their verdict as Microsoft announces an "all-digital edition" of the console. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-47950296

Government in email privacy blunder

A department responsible for data protection shares the personal details of hundreds of journalists. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47962405