Apple steps up graphics chip plans with London hiring spree


Apple is embarking on a hiring spree in London as it ramps up efforts to develop its own graphics technology just days after pulling the plug on Imagination Technologies.

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Gig economy row escalates as MPs attack Uber, Amazon, Deliveroo over ‘gibberish’ contracts 


The gig economy has come under fresh attack from MPs who have labelled the self-employment contracts of Uber, Deliveroo, Amazon and Hermes as “unintelligible”. The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee slammed the businesses for confusing contractors so they don’t understand their rights.

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Imagination Technologies considers legal action after Apple ditches iPhone chip firm


Imagination Technologies has raised the prospect of a bitter legal battle with Apple after the US tech giant said it would ditch the company’s microchip designs. Shares in the Hertfordshire-based company collapsed on Monday the loss of its key customer put Imagination’s future in doubt, with investors pondering a potential break-up.

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Sergei Diaghilev: What you need to know about the trailblazing ballet pioneer


Sergei Diaghilev, one of the most influential pioneers of modern art in the 20th century,

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iPhone update after ransomware scam locks users out of web browsers


Apple’s latest iPhone update fixes a flaw in iOS that allowed hackers to lock users out of the Safari web browser and demand a ransom. The bug created a scam pop-up that claimed users had been illegally downloading music or pornography, and demanded users pay £100 in iTunes credit.

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Adorable child think water heater is a friendly robot


If science fiction has taught us anything, it’s that the relationship between humans and robots is not always an easy one. Clinical psychologist Linda Blair, writing in the Telegraph yesterday, said: “When anyone mentions robots, more often than not our immediate reaction is to feel anxious and suspicious, to conjure up frightening scenes from Blade Runner.

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Three ways internet companies like Google and Facebook can prevent the spread of extremism


As the ripples of the Westminster dissipate, attention turns to the role of technology companies such as Google, Facebook and Twitter in the process of radicalisation. Google was found to provide easy access to online terror manuals while Boris Johnson demanded social media platforms crack down on “corrupting and polluting” messages.

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Pelvic floor exercise device maker Elvie receives £6m funding to launch more products


A company that makes smartphone-connected pelvic floor exercise devices has raised £6m in funding to grow its roster of female health products. Elvie, which was founded with a £1.2m grant from the British Government, has secured the funding from Octopus Ventures to develop three more devices for women and expand into a further 25 countries.

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Google Maps lets you record your parking location, time left at the meter


Google Maps has just added a handy feature that will help users remember where they parked. This appears as a new menu option when you tap the blue dot, and will place a “P” icon on the map so you can find your way back to your spot. While remembering your parking location is something Apple

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Syrian refugee falsely labelled terrorist after selfie with Angela Merkel loses case against Facebook 


Facebook has won its case against a Syrian refugee who, after posting a selfie with Angela Merkel, was falsely branded a terrorist. Anas Modamani sued the social network earlier this year for failing to remove “fake news” posts that linked his photo with crimes and militant attacks.

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