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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat’s behind Uber’s success in Egypt? On the congested streets of downtown Cairo, hundreds of cars jostle for position at the junctions around Tahrir Square. As the rush hour reaches its peak, traffic grinds to a halt and a chorus of car horns rises from the increasingly […]

Ted 2017: The woman who wants China to eat insects

Ted 2017: The woman who wants China to eat insects

Image copyright Ryan Lash/Ted Image caption Matilda Ho is a Ted Fellow, an award given by the conference to young entrepreneurs making a difference A Chinese entrepreneur is promoting edible insects and online farmers’ markets in a campaign to improve eating habits in the country. Matilda Ho spoke at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) […]

Lunch-hour hacks

Lunch-hour hacks

Image copyright Colleen Wong Image caption Busy tech entrepreneur and mum Colleen Wong likes any apps that can save her time With two children under the age of four and a tech start-up to run, Colleen Wong has her hands full. She is happy to use any technology that can help her manage her hectic […]

Geeks vs government

Geeks vs government

Image copyright Getty Images Two graduate students stood silently beside a lectern, listening as their professor presented their work to a conference. Usually, the students would want the glory. And they had, just a couple of days previously. But their families talked them out of it. A few weeks earlier, the Stanford researchers had received […]

Computer pioneer Harry Huskey dies aged 101

Computer pioneer Harry Huskey dies aged 101

Image copyright NPL, Science Museum Image caption Dr Huskey helped complete the computer that Alan Turing designed Engineer Harry Huskey, who helped build many of the first ever computers, has died aged 101. Dr Huskey was a key member of the team that built the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (Eniac) which first ran in […]

US Navy cracks down on sharing of intimate photographs

US Navy cracks down on sharing of intimate photographs

Image copyright John Moore/Getty Images The US Navy has issued new rules forbidding personnel from sharing intimate photographs without consent. They ban the sharing of images when “the person depicted had a reasonable expectation of privacy” or “without legal justification or excuse”. It follows the discovery that some marines were sharing photos of women in […]

Russia's secret

Russia's secret

Image copyright Oleg Yakovlev Image caption Irina Khoroshko says maths “always felt magical” to her Irina Khoroshko, from Zelenograd near Moscow, had learned her times tables by the age of five. Her precocious talent, encouraged by a maths-mad family and a favourite female teacher who transformed every lesson into one giant problem-solving game, led to […]

Apple settles patent case at last minute

Apple settles patent case at last minute

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Unwired Planet had been seeking a cut of iPhone and iPad sales Apple has settled a patent dispute with a litigant that had already beaten Huawei and Samsung in court. The jury for the latest case had been selected but a deal was done in the early hours of […]

Zuckerberg addresses 'Facebook killing'

Zuckerberg addresses 'Facebook killing'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: ‘Our hearts go out to the family’ Facebook’s chief has paid his respects to the family of a man whose killing was filmed and posted onto its site. “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Robert Godwin Sr,” said Mark Zuckerberg near the […]

Guardians of the home

Guardians of the home

Image copyright Christophe Deschamps Image caption Lisbonne and Hawaii were saved from a house fire thanks to home security tech Christophe Deschamps was watching a basketball game with his wife and three children when he received an alert on his smartphone. The home security system told him something was wrong, so he quickly accessed the […]