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Image copyright Sean Boulanger Image caption Sean Boulanger says initial coin offerings give small investors a chance to invest in start-ups A growing number of tech companies are raising funds…


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Card gangs

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Image copyright US Department of Justice Image caption The AlphaBay market is one of many shut down by police action The notorious dark web marketplaces Alphabay and Hansa were shut…


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Drone ‘sprayed with venom’ by Asian hornets at Jersey nest

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Image caption Venom from the hornets’ stings was sprayed on the drone A fire service drone was attacked by Asian hornets as it was sent to scout out a nest.…


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Porn images shown on town sign

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Image copyright Anonymous Image caption This photograph captured by a member of the public has been pixellated A council has been left red-faced after pornographic images appeared on an electronic…


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TEDGlobal: Three words that give people an address

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Image copyright What3Words Image caption The addresses of homes in Mongolia Groceries, post and even pizza are now being delivered to remote parts of the world, previously cut off because…


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Google critic fired from Google-funded research body

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Image copyright European Commission Image caption Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Google used its dominance in search to give it an advantage An outspoken critic of Google has been fired…


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Sales of inefficient vacuum cleaners banned

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Image copyright Getty Images Sales of vacuum cleaners producing more noise and heat than suction are restricted under EU rules from today. Vacuum cleaners using more than 900 watts and…


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Hyperloop pod breaks own high-speed record

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tests this week saw prototype hyperloop pods being put through their paces on a one mile track Tests of the futuristic hyperloop transport system have…


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Canadian university loses $10m in phishing scam

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Image copyright Facebook / MacEwan University A Canadian university says staffers unwittingly lost $9.5m (C$11.8m; £7.5m) in an online phishing scam. Fraudulent emails convinced staff at MacEwan University that one…


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Samsung gets self-driving car permit in California

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Image copyright JUNG YEON-JE Image caption Samsung is working with car maker Renault to develop vehicles and control systems Samsung has been granted permission to test self-driving cars on public…


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