Monday, June 24, 2019

Wikileaks: Document dumps that shook the world

Since 2006, Wikileaks has published thousands of classified documents and emails. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47907890

What does the future hold for humanoid robots?

Machines that can fully mimic natural body movements are still a long way off, says Will Jackson. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43402896

A robot that can copy your handwriting

The robot can even mimic subtle details like a writer's pen pressure and apply it to the writing. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48133753

Geordie Shore’s Marnie Simpson broke ad rules on Snapchat

Image copyright PA Image caption Two images uploaded in June should have been identified as adsTwo Snapchat posts by the reality TV star Marnie Simpson...

‘Breathing’ robot pillow could aid sleep and other news

BBC Click’s Paul Carter looks at some of the best tech news stories of the week. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47372216

‘Bad Rabbit’ ransomware strikes Ukraine and Russia

Image copyright AFP Image caption Two other ransomware outbreaks have made headlines this year - WannaCry and PetyaA new strain of ransomware nicknamed "Bad Rabbit"...

Wikipedia blocked in China in all languages

The country had previously only blocked the Chinese language version of the site. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48269608

E3: Xbox One successor Project Scarlett to launch in 2020

The next-generation console will have a new Halo game among its first titles. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48576960

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

Climate change: Electric car target ‘needs to be sooner’

The government's plan to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040 is too tame, its advisers will say. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48097150