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Twitter to expand 280-character tweets

Twitter to expand 280-character tweets

Image copyright Reuters Twitter plans to increase the number of characters in tweets from 140 to 280 for the majority of users. The new limit will not apply to tweets written in Japanese, Chinese and Korean which can convey more information in a single character. The move follows a trial among a small group of […]

Tiger cubs

Tiger cubs

Image copyright Post Office Bank of Singapore Image caption Children at Admiralty High School in Singapore show off their new payment wristbands Asia is driving the massive growth in online shopping, with youngsters in particular leading the charge. But why are they so keen and what are they spending their money on? In Admiralty Primary […]

Police investigate 17 child sexting cases a day

Police investigate 17 child sexting cases a day

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTeenagers have been speaking about the ‘dangers’ of sexting Police investigations into children sharing sexual images of themselves and others have more than doubled in two years, figures have shown. Forces in England and Wales recorded 6,238 underage “sexting” offences in 2016-17, a rate of 17 a […]

Social media giants have 'moral duty' to tackle child abuse

Social media giants have 'moral duty' to tackle child abuse

Image copyright PA Image caption Amber Rudd will call on tech giants to go “further and faster” in tackling online child sexual abuse Social media giants must do more to stop child sexual exploitation, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said. Writing in the Sun on Sunday, Ms Rudd said the companies have a “moral duty” […]

Human trounces AI bots at StarCraft video game

Human trounces AI bots at StarCraft video game

Image copyright Blizzard Image caption Bots will soon be taking on humans in StarCraft II Computers may be able to beat humans at Chess and Go but they are a poor second when it comes to video game StarCraft. One of the world’s best human players trounced AI-controlled opponents 4-0 in a StarCraft tournament this […]

Spreading the word

Spreading the word

Image copyright Gemma Day Image caption Nosh Detox founder Geeta Sidhu-Robb used bloggers to help promote her brand Online businesses now have a wealth of digital tools and techniques at their disposal to help them get noticed in the global marketplace. Geeta Sidhu-Robb, founder of juice and health food delivery service, Nosh Detox, was using […]

Tesla delays Model 3 production in its worst quarter

Tesla delays Model 3 production in its worst quarter

Image copyright Tesla Image caption Production targets for Tesla’s Model 3 car have been set back by months Electric carmaker Tesla pushed back targets for its new Model 3 car, admitting it’s months behind schedule. Tesla said it would now produce 5,000 of the cars each week by early 2018, instead of December. The new […]

Drone delivers food to Japan town hit by nuclear disaster

Drone delivers food to Japan town hit by nuclear disaster

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The town of Odaka in Fukushima was devastated by a 2011 earthquake and tsunami Drones are delivering food to residents of a Japanese town devastated by the Fukushima nuclear disaster where access to shops is limited. Residents were allowed to return to the Minamisoma area last year but obtaining […]

Touch and feel

Touch and feel

Image copyright Innovate Ventures Image caption Muraadso co-founders Abdiqani Ibrahim, Hamse Musa and Saed Mohamed When Saed Mohamed, a young entrepreneur from Somalia, pitched his online shopping business Muraadso as part of an East African start-up competition in 2015, he was prepared for rejection. And rejection is what he got. Abdigani Diriye, head of the […]

UK must prepare for fourth industrial revolution, says report

UK must prepare for fourth industrial revolution, says report

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK must do more to take advantage of technology such as robotics, a report says Advanced digital technology could give UK manufacturing a huge boost and create hundreds of thousands of jobs, a new report claims. The independent review, chaired by the head of Siemens UK, highlights the […]