British Airways IT failure cancels many flights out of London

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Airline glitches and the ensuing pandemonium are nothing new, but they’ve just hit one of the world’s largest travel hubs. British Airways has suffered a global IT system failure so serious that it cancelled all its flights out of London’s Heathrow a… Powered by WPeMatico

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Recommended Reading: The bright future of free over-the-air TV

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Free Over-the-Air TV Is Going to Get Better James K. Willcox, Consumer Reports Thanks to a new standard known as ATSC 3.0, over-the-air TV broadcasts will include all the newfangled tech like 4K and HDR. Consumer Reports has the run down on what t… Powered by WPeMatico

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'Fallen London' and the secret to writing an infinite gothic game

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Writing a video game is nothing like penning a novel. But writing a never-ending, nonlinear, text-driven video game about a hellish alternate London stuffed with gothic intrigue and nearly a decade of backstory? That’s a different beast altogether…. Powered by WPeMatico

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Sergey Brin’s secret airship will deliver aid and schlep his family

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Last month, news dropped that Google co-founder Sergey Brin is building an airship on the sly — not a traditional airplane but an honest-to-god helium-filled dirigible. While he insisted the project wasn’t operating under the tech titan, which had p… Powered by WPeMatico

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The Facebook president and Zuck's racist rulebook

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If a political campaign is an engine then propaganda is its oil, and its gas is the medium of communication with voters. The hacking of the DNC and tonnes of raw crude in propaganda mined out through WikiLeaks, Breitbart and Daily Stormer was black… Powered by WPeMatico

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Qualcomm pays BlackBerry $940 million in royalty spat

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Qualcomm hasn’t been very successful with its licensing practices. It’s gotten into trouble in South Korea for charging phone makers over an “unnecessarily broad set of patents” It has also been dealing with lawsuits from the FTC and Apple for simila… Powered by WPeMatico

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Forget flying cars and get ready for air taxis

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Flying cars are dumb. Powered by WPeMatico

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Uber is free to operate in Italy on a long-term basis

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If you’re in Italy, you can use Uber. A court in Rome today annulled a temporary ban placed on Uber in early April that prevented the company from advertising and operating throughout the country. This didn’t completely stop Uber from infiltrating It… Powered by WPeMatico

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Google will work with Vietnam to remove ‘toxic’ content

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In line with recent agreements to prune their internet content in certain countries, Google’s parent company Alphabet will now work with Vietnam’s government to remove “toxic” information from its sites. The announcement came today following a meetin… Powered by WPeMatico

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Robot uses machine-learning to grab objects on the first try

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Training robots how to grasp various objects without dropping them usually requires a lot of practice. But a new robot, designed by researchers at UC Berkeley and Siemens and described in an upcoming paper, can learn how to grip new objects just by s… Powered by WPeMatico

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