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Conjuring designs from thin air in a virtual world

  Virtual Reality (VR) technology promised to make it possible for designers to 'see' new cars, factories and houses before they had been even built. With new high-quality headsets and software, that vision is closer to coming true. …

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Tech giants 'failing' to protect children

  The world's largest technology companies have been accused of failing to protect children at risk of sexual abuse, an inquiry has heard. Facebook, Google, Apple, BT and Microsoft will all give evidence to the Independent Inquiry into …

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Apple faces customer lawsuit over app store

  A group of US consumers has been given the go-ahead by the Supreme Court to sue Apple over app prices. The iPhone users argued that there is no alternative place to buy an iPhone app, but that Apple takes a 30% commission on every …

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Android pioneer HTC stages retreat from China

  HTC is pulling its smartphones from two of China's largest online marketplaces, raising concerns about the brand's future. The firm was the first to sell an Android handset in 2008. But it has seen its global share of the …

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Ex-Google boss defends multiple controversies

 Former Google boss Eric Schmidt has defended the company’s record on multiple controversies: its work in China, its treatment of women, and its tax affairs. The 64-year-old executive, who sits on the board at Google’s parent company, …

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Vodafone's 5G UK service to launch in July

 Vodafone has said that it will turn on its 5G service in the UK on 3 July. It is the first firm to confirm a UK switch-on date, and both business customers and consumers will be able to sign up. Vodafone said the benefits of the …

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WhatsApp discovers 'targeted' surveillance attack

  Hackers were able to remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices using a major vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp, it has been confirmed. WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, said the attack targeted a …

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