Soylent meal replacement gets UK launch

Meal replacement drink Soylent will launch in the UK on Thursday with a different formula to its US equivalent. The firm has replaced seven ingredients and adjusted the mineral and vitamin content to comply with British regulations. Soylent was withdrawn from Canada in 2017 after reports that some people felt sick after drinking it. The […]

Google bans birds on bikes from algorithm contest

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Software can struggle to distinguish between birds and bikes Google wants pictures of bicycles and birds that can defeat image-recognition algorithms, as part of a contest launched to improve the technology. While it is easy for humans to tell the difference between birds and bikes, computer systems can struggle […]

Google admits changing phone settings remotely

Image caption Android Pie is the latest version of Google’s operating system. Google has apologised after Android phone users noticed that the battery saver setting was remotely activated last week without their consent. The battery saver affects how often apps update and work in the background. The firm took to discussion website Reddit to explain […]

WEF: Robots ‘will create more jobs than they displace’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Robots are expected to replace millions of jobs Millions of jobs are likely to be displaced by automation but we have less to fear from robots than some might think, a report from the World Economic Forum has suggested. The Swiss think tank predicts that robots will displace 75 […]

A new reality? Putting Magic Leap One to the test

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YouTube nursery-rhyme channel with billions of views sold

Image copyright Little Baby Bum/YouTube Image caption Little Baby Bum’s animated videos are brightly coloured and feature a range of characters One of the most popular YouTube channels in the world, which features animated nursery rhymes, has been sold. Little Baby Bum was founded by a London-based couple in 2011 and has racked up 17.5 […]

Nintendo announces raft of new games for Switch console

Image copyright Square Enix Image caption Final Fantasy VII, one of the most popular games ever, has previously been re-released on platforms including the PS4 Several Final Fantasy games, including VII, IX and X will arrive on the Switch console next year, Nintendo has announced. The Japanese firm also revealed a number of new Switch […]

Church of England to keep Amazon shares despite Welby criticism

The Church of England has said it will keep its shares in Amazon – a day after the Archbishop of Canterbury said the firm was “leeching off the taxpayer”. The Church Times has revealed Amazon was among the 20 biggest global investments by the Church last year. A statement from the CofE said it considered […]

Apple iPhone XS unveiled alongside fall-detecting Watch

Media captionWATCH: Hands on with new iPhone XS and XS Max Apple has updated its iPhone X handset with three more powerful models, two of which are larger than before. The iPhone XS Max has a 6.5in (16.5cm) display. The iPhone XS has the same 5.8in-sized component as the original. The iPhone XR’s screen is […]

BBC solves World Cup streaming delay

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Live streams of the World Cup online were delayed The BBC says it has worked out how to eliminate “streaming lag”, which causes live TV to be delayed by several seconds when watched online. Many online viewers of football’s World Cup in the summer heard neighbours cheering goals they had […]