Technology

Job of the future: Wind farmer

Most people who work over 30 stories up do so in the safe confines of a skyscraper. Meredith Halfpenny, however, can feel the breeze in her hair from the top of a wind turbine. By her own estimation, Halfpenny has helped build around 400 turbines and made more than 1,200 trips up and down their giant towers. And she finds ...

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Walmart’s new robots are loved by staff—and ignored by customers

  Walmart may be grabbing headlines for its embrace of cutting-edge technologies, but at the heart of those changes are companies like Bossa Nova. The San Francisco-based robotics firm created the robots now roaming the aisles in 50 Walmart locations around the US. Bossa Nova’s robots are able to perform tasks such as identifying when items are out of stock, locating ...

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‘Hi I’m Matt Hancock’ – culture secretary launches own app

Image copyright Matt Hancock Image caption Mr Hancock greets users with a cheery video message New culture secretary Matt Hancock has become the first MP to launch his own smartphone app. The app features picture galleries and videos of the West Suffolk MP and updates on his activities. It also allows users to sign up as friends and chat with ...

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Fake porn videos deleted from internet

Image caption Emma Watson is among several actresses who have had their faces merged with pornography as seen in this screenshot Pornographic videos that used new software to replace the original face of an actress with that of a celebrity are being deleted by a service that hosted much of the content. San Francisco-based Gfycat has said it thinks the ...

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Autonomous robot mimics bat in flight

BBC Click’s Lara Lewington looks at some of the best technology stories of the week including: The Nintendo Switch games console has outsold its predecessor, the Wii U, just 10 months after its launch Facebook has banned cypto-currency adverts Caltech has built a fully autonomous robot that mimics a bat in flight See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick. Source ...

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