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Coffee chains urged to drop plant milk surcharge

22nd August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteCoffee chains have been urged to stop “taxing climate-conscious consumers” by dropping surcharges on plant-based milks. The group behind Veganuary, which encourages people to go vegan during the first month of the year, has made the plea to high street cafes like Costa and Starbucks to mark World […]

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Apple Card users warned to avoid leather and denim

22nd August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteApple has released its new credit card with two unlikely caveats – it is not the biggest fan of leather or denim. The Apple Card became widely available in the US this week after being rolled out to a limited number of tech reviewers, and the company has […]

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Google is biased – but not against conservatives

22nd August 2019 | 0

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Drones snap crocodiles to keep swimmers safe

21st August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site Drones powered by artificial intelligence are being used to keep swimmers safe by snapping images of nearby crocodiles. The tech – dubbed Little Ripper – has been rolled out in Queensland, Australia, having previously been used to detect the presence of potentially dangerous sharks. It has been […]

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Man responsible for US nuclear weapons falls for Instagram hoax

21st August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteThe man responsible for nuclear weapons in the US has fallen for an Instagram hoax that had already been debunked. Rick Perry, the secretary of state for energy, shared a poorly written post that falsely claimed the social network had adopted a new rule allowing it to use […]

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'Storm Area 51' events prompt remote county to make emergency plans

21st August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteOfficials in the remote Nevada county which is home to Area 51 have drawn up emergency plans over fears that up to 40,000 alien hunters could gather at the secretive US military base next month. More than two million people have committed to the proposed raid of the […]

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SpaceX's Tesla Roadster completes its first lap of the sun

21st August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteA Tesla Roadster launched into space with a spacesuit-clad mannequin at the wheel has completed its first lap of the sun. SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by Elon Musk, was blasted into orbit from Cape Canaveral last year and it is hoped that it will veer close to […]

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UK tech firms secure record £5.5bn foreign investment

21st August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteInvestors ploughed $6.7bn (£5.5bn) into the UK tech sector in the first seven months of the year, more than the whole of 2018, according to figures from the government’s digital economy council. The research by industry body Tech Nation and data company Dealroom also indicated that the UK […]

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Facebook 'suppresses' conservative views, says report

20th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteFacebook has “significant work” to do to address concerns from conservatives who believe the company is biased against them, according to a report. Staff led by a former Republican senator carried out an investigation, with a number of right-wing figures including US President Donald Trump having accused the […]

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NASA confirms mission to discover if Jupiter moon can support life

20th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteNASA is moving ahead with an ambitious mission to explore a moon of Jupiter and discover whether it could support life. The icy world Europa has the smoothest surface of any known solid object in the solar system, which – coupled with its apparent youth – has led […]

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