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Amazon uses dummy parcels to catch thieves By BBC | Last Updated: 14th December, 2018, 13:53

Officers in New Jersey are planting dummy boxes fitted with GPS trackers, coupled with hidden doorbell cameras

Amazon uses dummy parcels to catch thieves

Virgin Galactic reaches space for first time Virgin Galactic reaches space for first time

No spacecraft with people on board has taken off from US soil since the American space shuttle program ended, as scheduled, seven years ago


Google chief trusts AI makers to regulate the technology Google chief trusts AI makers to regulate the technology

Pichai said worries about harmful uses of AI are "very legitimate" but that the industry should be trusted to regulate its use


Virgin Galactic’s new flight test to soar closer to edge of space Virgin Galactic’s new flight test to soar closer to edge of space

The U.S. company run by British tycoon Richard Branson is aiming to be the first to take tourists on brief trips into microgravity.


Word processor pioneer Evelyn Berezin dies Word processor pioneer Evelyn Berezin dies

Evelyn Berezin called the device the Data Secretary when, in 1971, her company Redactron launched the product


Robot shown on Russian TV revealed to be man in costume Robot shown on Russian TV revealed to be man in costume

But images shared online from backstage at the event clearly showed a human inside a robot outfit, through a gap between a bodysuit and a headpiece


Huawei Honor View20 and Samsung A8s have hole-punch cameras Huawei and Samsung reveal hole-punch phones

The screens of the Samsung A8s and Huawei Honor View20 both feature a small circular space for the component


CEO says Google has checks and balances against bias CEO says Google has checks and balances against bias

Pichai also said privacy and security are essential parts of Google's mission


NASA's InSight lander 'hears' wind on Mars NASA's InSight lander 'hears' wind on Mars

Humans can now hear the haunting, low rumble of wind on Mars for the first time, after NASA's InSight…


'Digital museum' brings millions of fossils out of the dark 'Digital museum' brings millions of fossils out of the dark

Items on public display in museums represent only a tiny fraction of the collections stored away in drawers


Huawei’s new AI app enriches story time for deaf children Huawei’s new AI app enriches story time for deaf children

StorySign "allows parents and children to learn to sign and read together, at their own pace," Huawei said in a statement


Nasa's InSight probe listens to Martian winds Nasa probe listens to Martian winds

Scientists estimate the air was moving at between five and seven metres per second, from the north-west to the south-east


Google adds Smart Reply to Hangouts Chat Google adds Smart Reply to Hangouts Chat

Google is shutting down Allo and will take Hangouts to the next level


China launches rover to land on far side of the moon China launches rover to land on far side of the moon

No lander or rover has ever touched the surface there, positioning China as the first nation to explore the area


Facebook defends Mark Zuckerberg's exposed emails Facebook defends Zuckerberg's exposed emails

The main thrust of its defence is that the emails had been "cherry-picked" to paint a "false" picture of what really happened


Facebook accused of giving access to users' data Facebook accused of giving access to users' data

The social media behemoth launched a public campaign in 2014 aimed at easing user concerns about data breaches


SpaceX launches cargo, but fails to land rocket SpaceX launches cargo, but fails to land rocket

After separating from the second stage, and firing its engines to return to Earth, a video camera on board showed the first stage spinning


First baby born via uterus transplanted from dead donor First baby born via uterus transplanted from dead donor

In a medical first, a mother who received a uterus transplant from a dead donor gave birth to a healthy baby, researchers reported Wednesday


Google's popular messaging app, Hangouts, to shut down for users by 2020 Google's popular messaging app, Hangouts, to shut down for users by 2020

Hangouts was launched as a replacement for Gchat in 2013 by the tech titan but has been losing features in recent years


Could anyone have stopped gene-edited babies experiment? Could anyone have stopped gene-edited babies experiment?

The young scientist, He Jiankui, saw the power of this tool, called CRISPR, to transform not only genes, but also his own career


The empire strikes back: Microsoft returns to the top of the world The empire strikes back: Microsoft returns to the top of the world

Microsoft regained its title as the world’s most valuable company when it closed at a higher market value than Apple for the first time since 2010


NASA’s Martian quake sensor InSight lands at slight angle NASA’s Martian quake sensor InSight lands at slight angle

InSight was engineered to operate on a surface with an inclination up to 15 degrees


Facebook mulled charging for access to user data Facebook mulled charging for access to user data

Such a move would have been a major shift away from the policy of not selling Facebook members' information


Scientists: World still isn't ready for gene-edited babies Scientists: World still isn't ready for gene-edited babies

The scientists gathered in Hong Kong this week for an international conference on gene editing, the ability to rewrite the code of life


South Korea conducts successful rocket engine test South Korea conducts successful rocket engine test

Yonhap News Agency, citing South Korean officials, reported that South Korea successfully tested its locally developed rocket engine


Facebook expands 'local news' to 400 US cities Facebook expands 'local news' to 400 US cities

Facebook says it is testing Today In in "news deserts," where it would seek to fill some of the gaps left by the loss of local newspapers


Elon Musk, Anand Mahindra's Twitter musings Who should go to Mars first?

Mahindra concluded the chat as he said if poets are not sent on the planet first, there would be no one to make sense why they have gone there


Chinese scientist He Jiankui defends 'world's first gene-edited babies' Scientist defends 'gene-edited' babies in China

A Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world's first genetically edited babies has defended his work


Former employee says Facebook failing black people Former employee says Facebook failing black people

Mark Luckie said that he shared the message with all Facebook employees around the world early this month


Cheers as Mars InSight spacecraft lands on Red Planet Cheers as Mars InSight spacecraft lands on Red Planet

The vehicle appeared to be in good shape, according to the first communications received from the Martian surface


Apple to tutor women in tech in bid to diversify industry Apple to tutor women in tech in bid to diversify industry

Apple has been trying to lessen its dependence on men in high-paying programming jobs


China scientist claims world's first gene-edited babies China scientist claims world's first gene-edited babies

The development emerges Sunday in an article published by industry journal the MIT Technology Review


From parcel delivery to security, Singapore bets big on drones From parcel delivery to security, Singapore bets big on drones

Hi-tech Singapore is planning to roll out a swarm of drones for tasks that include delivering parcels, inspecting buildings and providing security


Before Mars landing, a nail-biting ‘six and a half minutes of terror’ Before Mars landing, a nail-biting ‘six and a half minutes of terror’

So far the US is the only nation to have made it there, and only NASA’s unmanned Curiosity robotic rover is still tooling around on the surface


California fire conspiracies a hit on YouTube California fire conspiracies a hit on YouTube

News site Motherboard found conspiracy theories and fake news topped search suggestions, when looking for clips of the California wildfires


Departing Facebook comms chief says critics were targeted Departing Facebook comms chief says critics were targeted

Facebook’s chief operating officer Sandberg has pledged a “thorough” review of its use of Definers to deflect criticism from the social network giant


Mars Is Getting a U.S. Visitor, a 3-Legged 1-Armed Geologist Mars Is Getting a U.S. Visitor, a 3-Legged 1-Armed Geologist

NASA's InSight makes its grand entrance through the rose-tinted Martian skies on Monday, after a six-month, 300 million-mile (480 million-kilometer)


European privacy search engines aim to challenge Google European privacy search engines aim to challenge Google

In the battle for online privacy, U.S. search giant Google is a Goliath facing a handful of European Davids


NASA picks ancient Martian river delta for 2020 rover touchdown NASA picks ancient Martian river delta for 2020 rover touchdown

Experts believe the 28-mile (45-kilometer) wide basin could have collected and preserved ancient organic molecules and other signs of microbial life


Facebook says services tripped up by server problem Facebook says services tripped up by server problem

It was the second instance in the past two weeks in which technical issues appeared to affect access to Facebook

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