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Latest update : 2017-10-13

Inside the business of 'click farms'

In this edition, we tell you more about electric planes, this as Seattle-based start-up Zunum Aero announces plans to have passengers travel aboard its hybrid electric plane by 2022. We also check in on the advancement of the supersonic plane, almost 50 years after the creation of the Concorde. Plus, we take you inside the booming business of "click farms", which allow both businesses and politicians to buy "likes" on Facebook. And we test Spoony, an artificially intelligent robot creature.

By Julia SIEGER

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2018-07-13 James CREEDON

Is the future of film interactive?

More and more movies are being made with interactive design, whether it’s the use of gaming techniques, smartphones or EEG headsets where our emotional response can change the...

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2018-07-06 Dhananjay KHADILKAR

'Deepfake' blurs the lines between reality and fiction

As artificial intelligence gets more advanced, people are using the technology to manipulate videos. These clips, known as "deepfakes", use face mapping to put words in the...

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2018-07-02 James CREEDON

Gaming addiction: Real or exaggerated?

The World Health Organization has classed compulsive gaming as an addiction, but not all experts agree. We talk to Andrew Przybylski, an experimental psychologist based at the...

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2018-06-22 Dhananjay KHADILKAR

Motorsport innovation

The annual "24 Hours of Le Mans" sports car endurance race took place earlier this month and our teams got a sneak preview at some motorsport innovation at the event. We also...

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2018-06-15 Dhananjay KHADILKAR

Football and tech: The data game is on!

The World Cup will be on our screens until July 15. But if you can't make it to Russia, game developers may have a solution for you: an immersive experience where you get to be...

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