Reddit plans short video-streaming trial

Social news site Reddit is running a five-day trial of live video streaming. It has developed a tool for eligible users that will let them broadcast live video to what it calls the Reddit Public Access Network. Streaming will only be allowed between 09:00 and 17:00 and human moderators will watch every stream to ensure no […]

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Google sign language AI turns hand gestures into speech

Google says it has made it possible for a smartphone to interpret and “read aloud” sign language. The tech firm has not made an app of its own but has published algorithms which it hopes developers will use to make their own apps. Until now, this type of software has only worked on PCs. Campaigners […]

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Chandrayaan-2: India spacecraft begins orbiting Moon

India’s second lunar exploration mission has entered the Moon’s orbit, nearly a month after blasting off, officials have said. Chandrayaan-2 began its orbit of the Moon at 09:02 local time (04:32 GMT) on Tuesday. The craft completed the manoeuvre in around 30 minutes, the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) said. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed […]

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Millions of old gadgets ‘stockpiled in drawers’

“Ten phones, two laptops, digital cameras… all just sitting here. We’re not dealing with it.” Louise Lewis is surveying a collection of old gadgets that have piled up in her home. Her technological stash, experts say, is typical. But it could jeopardise our ability to manufacture new devices. A study has estimated that as many […]

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James Bond film title revealed as No Time To Die

The long-awaited title of the next Bond film has finally been revealed. The 25th official James Bond movie will be called No Time To Die – the news was revealed by producers on Twitter. The movie, which will see Daniel Craig play 007 for the fifth and final time, will also star Oscar-winning actor Rami Malek […]

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The Matrix: Keanu Reeves to reprise role for fourth chapter

Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will return in a fourth instalment of sci-fi franchise The Matrix, with Reeves reprising his lead role as hacker Neo. Matrix co-creator Lana Wachowski will write, direct and produce the film, a third sequel to the original 1999 hit. Ms Wachowski celebrated The Matrix’s return, saying many of the ideas […]

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