Why some computer viruses refuse to die

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Be careful, malware that never dies is still roaming the net There are zombies on the internet – odd, undead lumps of code that roam endlessly seeking and finding fresh victims to infect that help keep the whole ugly horde staggering on, and on. Most of these shambling data revenants are computer viruses and the most long-lived of all are worms. “Most of those worms are self-spreading – that’s…

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How electric vehicles are moving into the fast lane

Image caption Sushila Devi and her e-rickshaw From battery-powered delivery trucks and rickshaws, to Formula E racing cars, electric vehicles are entering the mainstream. But will a lack of investment in charging infrastructure hold the market back? In 2015 single mum Sushila Devi was struggling to make ends meet and didn’t even have the money to send her three kids to school. However, thanks to low-cost electric vehicle technology, the 30-year-old from the state of…

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Sainsbury’s supermarket goes ’till-free’ – BBC News

Image copyright Sainsbury’s Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is trialling its first “till-free” store, in which shoppers do not need to queue for a staffed or self-service checkout. Instead, customers can scan goods with a smartphone and put them straight into a bag. When they have finished shopping, their payment is processed by the phone. One industry expert suggested UK supermarkets had been inspired by a checkout-free trial store opened by online retailer Amazon in Seattle. “It…

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Fortnite: Ninja won’t play with female gamers

Image copyright Getty Images Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has revealed that he doesn’t “play with female gamers” out of respect for his wife. The US gamer and husband of fellow streamer Jessica “JGhosty” Blevins has suggested that it could lead to rumours regarding him and the women he’s playing with. He says “the only way to avoid that is to not play with them at all”. Ninja is famous for playing Fortnite and is the first…

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Elon Musk says Saudis back Tesla buyout

Image copyright Getty Images Elon Musk has outlined his plan to take Tesla private and said he discussed financing the deal with backing from Saudi Arabia. The founder of the electric car maker also indicated that he would need to raise about $23bn, not the $70bn that had been reported. In a blog post, Mr Musk said that he only wanted to buy out shareholders who no longer wanted to own Tesla shares. The Saudi…

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Nintendo cracks down on retro games downloads

Image caption Retro consoles such as the N64 can be emulated on modern computers EmuParadise, an 18-year-old website offering downloads of classic computer games, has voluntarily shut down following legal action by Nintendo against two similar online portals. All three offered a wide variety of old games in an unauthorised format. In its legal action, Nintendo is seeking $150,000 (£117,000) for each Nintendo game offered and up to $2m for each trademark infringement. EmuParadise said…

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Video-calling ‘owl’ helps opioid addicts in US

Image copyright Owl Labs Image caption The Owl gets its name from its distinctive appearance Mental health experts in West Virginia, US, are turning to a video-calling “owl” to run opioid treatment sessions. The owl-shaped camera automatically focuses on the person speaking but also captures a panoramic view of everyone in the room. Staff said the technology lets them run group therapy sessions and treat former opioid addicts. It also helps them reach patients who…

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Drunken Facebook message aids Llandudno man’s battle

Image caption David Evans said he was left in debt after his dad died A drunken message on social media very rarely solves your biggest problems. David Evans’ family was in debt and facing a “bureaucratic nightmare” after the death of his 56-year-old father in Germany, with no will in place. One night Mr Evans, from Llandudno, Conwy county, posted a message to his MP Guto Bebb on Facebook after a “few too many beers”.…

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Ticketmaster to close resale sites Seatwave and Get Me In

Image copyright PA / Getty Image caption Little Mix are among the artists who have protested at the prices charged by secondary ticketing sites Ticketmaster is closing its secondary ticketing websites Seatwave and Get Me In, in a bid to combat touts. The sites, which allow you to offload unwanted tickets, have frequently been exploited by so-called “professional sellers” who hike up the prices. “We know that fans are tired of seeing others snap up…

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Can technology make you a better footballer?

With the new Premier League season underway, Click looks at the technology that could help you improve your game. There are robotic legs that mimic your shots, a smart football tracked by an app while you perform drills and an augmented reality kit to teach you the rules of the game. See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick. Source link

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