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Ocado in self-driving vans push with £10m stake in Oxbotica

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In its announcement, Ocado tempered expectations and said that getting permission from regulators to operate autonomous vehicles on public roads - allowing driverless deliveries to customers' homes - may take some time.


Early access releases: Should we buy video games before they're finished?

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Press X to Continue podcast host, Steffan Powell, says buying an early access release comes down to knowing what you're getting yourself into - and understanding how long it takes both indie and AAA studios alike to develop an engaging experience.


What will self-driving trucks mean for truck drivers?

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In the US alone, the American Trucking Association estimates there are more than 3.5 million truck drivers on the roads, with nearly 8 million people employed across the wider industry. Census Bureau statistics show that trucking is the most common job in 29 US states, ahead of farming, teaching and secretarial positions.


Covid-19: 'Enough vaccines' for under-30s, and the future of work

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A public health worker who cared for her mum before she died with bowel cancer in April last year, aged 74, says doing so during lockdown was hard as "the system was just under so much pressure that we had to manage largely on our own". Susan Lowe, from Solihull, says she struggled to get the right pain relief medication for her mother Sheila in her final weeks, telling the BBC: "My biggest regret is that my mum died in pain." Her story reflects a survey that has found unpaid carers struggled to access pain relief during the pandemic. The government says it had taken action to support unpaid carers.


Are pay-by-the-minute booths the future of work?

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It should be noted that food and drink isn't allowed in Switch booths, and customers are expected to wipe them down after using them, although there aren't any staff on hand to enforce the rule. Switch says the "space provider" is responsible for cleaning, which in the case of the pod I visited was the operator of the shopping centre.


The tech billionaire who is putting women first

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Yet while she may be keen to carve a different path to that of other tech companies, last year Bumble logged more than 880,000 incidents that violated its guidelines - and like many other platforms it too relies on Artificial Intelligence to scan for hate speech.


Tool checks phone numbers from Facebook data breach

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Not every piece of data is available for each user but 500 million phone numbers were leaked compared with "only a few million email addresses", Troy Hunt, a security expert who runs HaveIBeenPwned said in a blog on his website.


LG scraps its smartphone business as losses mount

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"LG's strategic decision to exit the incredibly competitive mobile phone sector will enable the company to focus resources in growth areas such as electric vehicle components, connected devices, smart homes, robotics, artificial intelligence and business-to-business solutions, as well as platforms and services," it said in a statement.


Tiger Woods crash: Los Angeles police determine the cause of golfer's car accident

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The details of what caused Tiger Woods' car crash will only be released if the 15-time major winner gives permission for police to share their findings.


'It's really cool' - GB athletes excited by London's 'video game' triathlon

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World champion Georgia Taylor-Brown and double Olympic medallist Jonny Brownlee hope to use Saturday's Super League Triathlon Arena Games to kick start their Olympic season.