All the Google products rumoured to be launching in 2017

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For years, Google was happy to be a software company. It built the apps and services by other companies on their devices, and it the model worked well for Google. Its search engine is overwhelmingly the most popular way to find information online. Its mobile operating system, Android, is on more than two billion devices worldwide. The Californian technology giant is now increasingly developing its own hardware products, from high-end smartphones to AI-powered smart speakers designed to control your home.


Paedophiles can target children through 'Tinder for teens' app, warn Police

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Police are raising awareness of an app that's been likened to Tinder for teenagers, and have warned that sex offenders could use it to target children. Yellow, which describes itself as "an easy and free way to make new friends and chat with them", is free to download from Google Play and the App Store, where it's rated 12 for: "Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes, Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References, Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity and Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour." It works in a very similar manner to dating app Tinder. Users can match with each other by swiping right on a series of profiles that pop up on their screen. When two people match on Yellow, they can exchange messages and pictures and add each other on Snapchat, which is a completely separate app.


Facebook has revealed why it ripped so many of Snapchat's key features

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Facebook has announced its plans for augmented reality at its F8 developers conference. The company shed light on its future intentions for the various features its portfolio of apps have ripped from Snapchat. Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp have all added Snapchat-like functionality over the past year. "That was Act One," said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph.


Halifax and Lloyds online banking payments down: Customers experiencing problem transferring money

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Halifax and Lloyds customers are being hit by major problems when they try to move their money. Both banks report issues with their online banking services. The problems appear to be with the faster payments system that is used across the UK to allow for quicker transfers. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.


All porn sites to be blocked in Israel under new law that requires people to publicly ask for access

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Legislators have approved a bill that would block all porn in Israel unless people ask to view it. The Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation unanimously approved the bill, which forces internet companies in the country censor adult websites by default. Backers of the new legislation claim that it is a way of stopping young people getting online. Under the terms of the bill, anyone wanting to access pornography online would have to tell their internet service provider, either by writing to them, ringing them or getting in touch their website. An employee shows a Samsung Electronics' Gear S3 Classic during Korea Electronics Show 2016 in Seoul, South Korea Visitors experience Samsung Electronics' Gear VR during the Korea Electronics Grand Fair at an exhibition hall in Seoul, South Korea Amy Rimmer, Research Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover, demonstrates the car manufacturer's Advanced Highway Assist in a Range Rover, which drives the vehicle, overtakes and can detect vehicles in the blind spot, during the first demonstrations of the UK Autodrive Project at HORIBA MIRA Proving Ground in Nuneaton, Warwickshire Chris Burbridge, Autonomous Driving Software Engineer for Tata Motors European Technical Centre, demonstrates the car manufacturer's GLOSA V2X functionality, which is connected to the traffic lights and shares information with the driver, during the first demonstrations of the UK Autodrive Project at HORIBA MIRA Proving Ground in Nuneaton, Warwickshire In its facilities, JAXA develop satellites and analyse their observation data, train astronauts for utilization in the Japanese Experiment Module'Kibo' of the International Space Station (ISS) and develop launch vehicles The robot developed by Seed Solutions sings and dances to the music during the Japan Robot Week 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight.