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Google launches self-driving car company called Waymo

Google's self-driving car project has been spun off into a separate company, in a move that suggests robot-controlled vehicles may be whizzing around public...

Samsung Note 7 to be ‘killed’ by software update

Samsung Note 7s that have not already been returned will be killed off by a software update released later this month. About 2.5 million Note...

Fancy a snooze? Edinburgh University students back £10k ‘nap pods’ on...

Students at Edinburgh University have voted in favour of installing "nap pods" in an effort to beat sleep deprivation. The pods, which cost up to...

Amazon Go UK grocery store takes step forward as trademark registered

Amazon has given a clear hint that it intends to expand its cashier-free grocery store into the UK, as the threat to jobs from...

First American to orbit the Earth John Glenn dies aged 95

John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth and one of the US's first astronauts, has died aged 95. The former fighter pilot and...

Technology industry ‘still has a problem with sexism’, survey finds

The technology industry still has a problem with sexism, according to women working in the sector. Eline van der Velden, the founder of Particle Productions,...

Earth heading for 25-hour day as orbit slows

Days on Earth are getting longer, a team of experts has concluded, as they predict in the future there will be 25 hours in...

App aims to stop lasers being used to target planes

A branch of the Ministry of Defence has developed an iPhone app which aims to stop laser attacks on planes. Scientists at the Defence Science...

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube unite to ‘fingerprint’ terrorist content

Major technology companies are joining forces to spot terrorist propaganda and prevent it spreading online. Twitter, Microsoft and Google-owned YouTube will join Facebook in creating...

Apple reveals it is investing ‘heavily’ in driverless cars

Apple has revealed it is investing “heavily” in driverless vehicles and has called on the US highways regulator to promote “fair competition”. In a letter...