Friday, July 19, 2019

Google’s AR animals entertain Android users

Augmented Reality animals are appearing as an option on some Android devices as Google rolls out a new feature. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48636448

Twitter removes Iranian-backed accounts

The deleted accounts sent millions of messages trying to influence opinions about Iran, says Twitter. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48635878

Keanu Reeves and Cyberpunk 2077: Gaming doesn’t need legitimising

The actor talks to Radio 1 Newsbeat at E3 about his starring role in the game Cyberpunk 2077. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-48631518

The super-tough drones and robots going where we can’t

How do you build unmanned vehicles that can withstand extreme temperatures, pressures and terrains? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48620704

Children use AI to try to survive Mars

New ways to harness artificial intelligence to solve humanity's greatest challenges. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48631278

The robot that understands irony and other news

BBC Click's Paul Carter looks at some of the week's best technology stories. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48624205

Public services web project cost soared to £110m

A project to move public services online is now estimated to cost £110m. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-48625334

Vodafone suffers faults across Europe

Users have been unable to use mobile and fixed-line broadband services. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48623922

Deepfake videos could ‘spark’ violent social unrest

Software that can make convincing fake videos could spark social unrest and violence, experts warn. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48621452

Selena Gomez: Instagram ‘would make me depressed’

The singer says she had to delete social media from her phone as it made her feel bad about herself. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-48627814