iOS 12: New iPhone software update will share location with emergency services

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Apple's new iPhone software will share its location with the emergency services. The new feature, scheduled to arrive in iOS 12 in September, should allow people calling 911 to be found far more quickly, potentially saving lives. Apple says that 80 per cent of emergency calls now come from mobile devices like its iPhones. But much of the infrastructure used to answer them is based on the landline-era – making it difficult for responders to find people when they call, despite the fact that mobile phones contain a precise way of finding and distributing their location. 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.


Google News: How does the search giant's headline aggregator work?

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Google News is checked by millions of people on a daily basis looking for quick access to a range of coverage of a given event or issue. It was founded by software developer Krishna Bharat in 2002 in response to the scramble for news that followed the attacks on the World Trade Centre on 11 September 2001. The service collects and ranks all articles on a particular topic then making international headlines into clusters, allowing readers to choose which publication's account they read. But how does Google rank the content it shows? Rather than a physical team of news editors, Google relies on an algorithm whose methodology, like Colonel Sanders' recipe for fried chicken, is a closely guarded secret.


Google AI can predict when people will die with '95 per cent accuracy'

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Busy Britons are suffering from 'gadget confusion', study claims

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Busy Britons are suffering from "gadget confusion," a study has found. Research revealed millions are baffled by the number of buttons, symbols and switches on devices which are difficult to use. It also emerged a large percentage claim they don't have the time to read instructions and three quarters confessed to being confused by gadgets. Why the connected home's best place might be the garden New at-home beauty gadgets you need to try The latest smart gadgets keep homes cosy -- and safe -- all year round The best kitchen gadgets for creating healthy meals, fast Why the connected home's best place might be the garden Another eight in 10 admitted using a "trial and error" approach when it comes to their devices and appliances. And more than a third can't be bothered to try different settings or options.


European Parliament rejects controversial copyright rules in major victory for campaigners

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The European Parliament has voted against an incredibly controversial new set of copyright rules that campaigners claim could "ban memes". The law will now be sent for a full reconsideration and debate inside the parliament, during which activists will try and remove the controversial Article 11 and 13. Article 11 has been referred to by campaigners as instituting a "link tax", by forcing tech companies like Google and Facebook to pay to use snippets of content on their own sites. Article 13 adds rules that make tech companies responsible for ensuring any copyrighted material is not spread over their platforms. 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.