Uber accused of illegal antics
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Things getting worse for the taxi outfit

It is starting to look like my decision never to take an Uber cab because the outfit was "not that nice" was probably the right decision as the outfit faces fresh allegations of illegal activities.

Facebook tests if the Russians fooled readers
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Building a portal

Facebook is building a portal that will let some users see if they liked or followed Russian propaganda from Internet Research Agency Facebook Pages or Instagram accounts between January 2015 and August 2017.

Airbus, Siemens and Rolls-Royce to build hybrid plane
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Proof of concept

Airbus, Siemens and Rolls-Royce are teaming up to develop a hybrid passenger plane that would use a single electric turbofan along with three conventional jet engines running on aviation fuel.

Apple red-faced over critical but basic security flaw
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Company’s programming skills drop down the loo

Apple’s programming skills have become a source of amusement as the fruity cargo-cult lurches from failure to failure, but now it seems someone created a security flaw which was the equivalent of going on holiday and leaving your front door open with a big sign listing where your valuables are.

Trump wants to purge White House of mobiles
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Not his of course 

Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump is rather attached to his mobile phone which he uses to make pronouncements through his Twitter account at all hours.

Apple’s clownlike programming strikes again
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Forgets the true meaning of IT

The fruity cargo cult Apple has had another programming triumph on the autocorrect of its iOS.

Google to unlock Pixel’s "Visual Core" co-processor
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Speed things up by five times

Google is about to unlock the custom Intel "Visual Core" co-processor which is under the bonnet of its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

China wants to take AI lead from US military
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Beating US military intelligence should not be that difficult

China is providing some significant competition for the US on the subject of AI.

Microsoft teams up with SAP for cloud
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Incomprehensible meets the intractable

The software King of the World is teaming up with the maker of expensive business software which no one knows exactly what it does to put everything into clouds.

Softbank offers Uber 30 percent less
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You are getting too problematic

Softbank is offering to purchase shares of Uber at a valuation of $48 billion – a 30 percent discount to its most recent valuation of $68.5 billion.