Google's 'superhuman' DeepMind AI claims chess crown

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Google says its AlphaGo Zero artificial intelligence program has triumphed at chess against world-leading specialist software within hours of teaching itself the game from scratch. The firm’s DeepMind division says... Read More

Blue Planet II comes to iPlayer in 4K HDR

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The BBC’s Blue Planet II programme is to become its first TV series to be made available in 4K resolution and high dynamic range (HDR) colour via its iPlayer catch-up... Read More

Privacy regulator warns MPs over shared passwords

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The UK’s data privacy regulator has cautioned MPs about sharing work computer passwords. It follows tweets by three Conservative Party MPs over the weekend claiming that they had provided their... Read More

Tesla mega-battery in Australia activated

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The world’s largest lithium ion battery has begun dispensing power into an electricity grid in South Australia. The 100-megawatt battery, built by Tesla, was officially activated on Friday. It had... Read More

'Snoopers' charter' changes put forward

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The government has proposed changes to the Investigatory Powers Act (IPA) after accepting that some parts of it are “inconsistent with EU law”. The IPA governs the collection and use... Read More

Cyber-thieves seek to cash in on Bitcoin boom

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Bitcoin’s booming value has driven a huge rise in crypto-currency themed malware, say security firms. In one month, anti-malware software company Malwarebytes said it stopped almost 250 million attempts to... Read More