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Facebook confusion over fake cancer babies U-turns

Image copyright Facebook/Mercury Press Image caption A post featuring Jasper Allen, falsely claiming he had cancer, was shared and liked more than 1.4 million times Facebook has apologised for repeatedly restoring an account that posted stolen photos of children falsely claiming they had cancer. The social network twice disabled the account following complaints, only to […]

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Sodastream recalls 'exploding' bottles

Image copyright Getty Images Soft drinks company Sodastream has recalled thousands of its bottles over concerns they could explode when used. The company said it had discovered a manufacturing defect with one type of bottle that meant it could burst when pressurised. About 59,000 bottles sold in the US and Canada were affected by the […]

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Tomorrow's cities – nightmare vision of the future?

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Nighttime in the city but the sensors never sleep The connected city never sleeps. The thousands of sensors embedded in roads, sewers, water pipes, streetlights are busy collecting information day and night. Perhaps even your bin, which might also be tweeting. Sensor provider Enevo offers internet connection for bins in […]

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Diversifying the United States' coal country

From Kentucky to Wyoming, big coal producing states voted heavily in favour of Donald Trump and his message of reviving the industry. But while many in the region are counting on reduced regulation and increased production to boost coal jobs, others are hoping a resurgences of coal helps boost new industries and diversifies local economies. […]