• Huawei announces 5G smartphone based on own technology
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    Associated Press

    Huawei announces 5G smartphone based on own technology

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei has announced plans to release a next-generation smartphone based on its own technology instead of U.S. components, stepping up efforts to compete directly with Western industry leaders.

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    Sky News

    Sky to broadcast first live TV news coverage of underwater world

    Sky News is to broadcast the first live TV news bulletins from under the sea to draw attention to the plight of the world's oceans. The dives, announced on the second anniversary of the Sky Ocean Rescue campaign, will take place around Aldabra, one of the world's largest and most remote coral

  • Uncharted waters: Scientists to explore Indian Ocean depths
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    Associated Press

    Uncharted waters: Scientists to explore Indian Ocean depths

    BREMEVERHAVEN, Germany (AP) — A ship carrying submarines that will take scientists to the unexplored depths of the Indian Ocean is preparing to set sail from Germany for the start of a three-year mission to explore one of the world's last great frontiers.

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    Sky News

    Why do we need to explore the deep ocean?

    Humankind is poised to make its next giant leap: into the deep ocean. The deep ocean - beneath 200m (656ft) - is the beating heart of our planet and its largest and most vital ecosystem, yet we don't fully understand how it functions or how healthy it is. Less than 5% of the ocean is comprehensively

  • Chefs and truck drivers beware: AI is coming for your jobs
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    Associated Press

    Chefs and truck drivers beware: AI is coming for your jobs

    Robots aren't replacing everyone, but a quarter of U.S. jobs will be severely disrupted as artificial intelligence accelerates the automation of existing work, according to a new Brookings Institution report.

  • Government shutdown delays, disrupts environmental studies
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    Associated Press

    Government shutdown delays, disrupts environmental studies

    The rainwater collection system is broken at the environmental research station on a remote, rocky Pacific island off the California coast. So is a crane used to hoist small boats in and out of the water. A two-year supply of diesel fuel for the power generators is almost gone.

  • Telescopes capture moment of impact during eclipse of moon
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    Associated Press

    Telescopes capture moment of impact during eclipse of moon

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers managed to capture the moment of an impact during this week's eclipsed moon.

  • Q&A: A look at what happens when drones get near airports
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    The Canadian Press

    Q&A: A look at what happens when drones get near airports

    The ability of drones to interfere with airliners — and inconvenience their passengers — has now been demonstrated on two continents, and the problem is likely to get worse as the number of small, unmanned devices multiply.Law enforcement authorities are trying to figure out who flew a drone so high

  • Q&A: A look at what happens when drones get near airports
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    Associated Press

    Q&A: A look at what happens when drones get near airports

    The ability of drones to interfere with airliners — and inconvenience their passengers — has now been demonstrated on two continents, and the problem is likely to get worse as the number of small, unmanned devices multiply.

  • Apple brings code academy for the blind to UK students
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    The Telegraph

    Apple brings code academy for the blind to UK students

    Coding is not something that has been readily open to people with disabilities, particularly those who have limited sight.

  • AI tested at Heathrow could prevent plane delays in bad weather
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    The Telegraph

    AI tested at Heathrow could prevent plane delays in bad weather

    Heathrow Airport is trialling new technology that could dramatically cut travel delays caused by low visibility on runways.

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    Associated Press

    3 men charged with conspiracy to make 'swatting' calls

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three men have been charged with conspiracy to help a Los Angeles man make phony emergency "swatting" calls around the nation in hopes of sending police to the scene or forcing building evacuations.

  • Gum disease bug plays ‘central role’ in development of Alzheimer’s, scientists say
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    The Independent

    Gum disease bug plays ‘central role’ in development of Alzheimer’s, scientists say

    A common gum disease bug plays a "central role" in the development of Alzheimer's, scientists claim. The new evidence that infectious bacteria drive Alzheimer's progression could potentially transform current thinking about how the disease should be tackled. Porphyromonas gingivalis

  • Apple introduces new accessibility tools as it aims to make iPhone and iPad open to everyone
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    The Independent

    Apple introduces new accessibility tools as it aims to make iPhone and iPad open to everyone

    Buried in the settings – right between the option to make your phone talk to your car and the page that will tell you how much space you're using – are a range of features that could be the difference between being able to use an iPhone and not. Clicking that option means being introduced to a whole

  • Telescopes capture moment of impact during eclipse of moon
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    The Canadian Press

    Telescopes capture moment of impact during eclipse of moon

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronomers managed to capture the moment of an impact during this week's eclipsed moon.Spanish astrophysicist Jose Maria Madiedo of the University of Huelva said Wednesday it appears a rock from a comet slammed into the moon during the total lunar eclipse late Sunday and early

  • US panel hears arguments in nuclear waste storage case
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    Associated Press

    US panel hears arguments in nuclear waste storage case

    Environmentalists and nuclear watchdog groups raised dozens of objections Wednesday to an application filed by a New Jersey-based company seeking to build a multibillion-dollar facility in southeastern New Mexico to temporarily store spent nuclear fuel from commercial reactors around the United States

  • Federal, N.W.T. gov'ts investing $1.2M for proposed Taltson expansion
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    CBC

    Federal, N.W.T. gov'ts investing $1.2M for proposed Taltson expansion

    The federal and Northwest Territories governments are investing $1.2 million into preliminary work for a proposed expansion of the Taltson Hydroelectricity Expansion Project. The expansion is, "for our government, a very big priority," said LeBlanc. The proposed expansion project would more

  • Amazon testing delivery by self-driving robots
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    Associated Press

    Amazon testing delivery by self-driving robots

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is bringing delivery robots to the streets of a Seattle suburb.

  • Shopify to open TV and film production house for streaming and network content
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    The Canadian Press

    Shopify to open TV and film production house for streaming and network content

    TORONTO — Shopify Inc. is branching out beyond its e-commerce roots to launch a TV and film content development and production house, but the company says it isn't gearing up to become a competitor to heavyweights like Netflix or the CBC or a branded content creator.The Ottawa-based tech giant revealed

  • Verizon cutting about 800 jobs in troubled media business
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    Associated Press

    Verizon cutting about 800 jobs in troubled media business

    NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon is cutting about 800 jobs, or 7 percent of its media and advertising employees, as it reorganizes the troubled division.

  • Streaming music sites are changing how musicians respond to controversy
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    The Canadian Press

    Streaming music sites are changing how musicians respond to controversy

    Amid outcry from her fans, Lady Gaga was caught between her ethics and her art. Earlier this month, her 2013 single "Do What U Want (With My Body)" was back under scrutiny as viewers considered a new documentary series outlining sexual misconduct allegations against R. Kelly, the R&B singer

  • Google fights France over record data protection fine
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    The Telegraph

    Google fights France over record data protection fine

    Google will challenge a multi-million pound fine from the French privacy regulator for failing to tell customers how it was using their data.

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    Christian Science Monitor

    As more Africans reach for web, more leaders reach for ‘off’ switch

    Alice Ndlovu had done it a million times before. Ms. Ndlovu, a teacher who asked that a pseudonym be used for fear of government reprisal, desperately needed that cash, which her son sent her from Britain to cover the cost of her diabetes medications. Amid widespread protests across the country over

  • Technology of future delivers doughnuts of today on campus
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    Associated Press

    Technology of future delivers doughnuts of today on campus

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A fleet of high-tech robots has deployed at a northern Virginia university for the noble purpose of delivering pizza, doughnuts and coffee on demand to students.

  • Correction: Growing Up Digital-Smartphone Psychiatry story
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    The Canadian Press

    Correction: Growing Up Digital-Smartphone Psychiatry story

    In a story Jan. 3 about using smartphones to detect depression, The Associated Press misstated the title of Menachem Fromer. He is a mental health researcher at Verily, not the company's mental health leader.A corrected version of the story is below:Detecting depression: Phone apps could monitor