Image copyright Google Image caption Some Google Search users are seeing video clips auto-play in the right-hand side of search results Google has confirmed that it is trialling videos that automatically start playing when they appear in its search results. The test comes at a time when its rival Apple…

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Image copyright Getty Images The Premier League has been awarded a High Court order for the forthcoming 2017-18 season, which will help it combat the illegal streaming of games. The blocking order will require UK Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to prevent people from illegally accessing streams of its matches. It…

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Image copyright Getty Images The UK economy grew by 0.3% in the three months to June, driven in part by a booming film industry, said the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The initial estimate showed growth picking up from the first quarter of the year, when it was 0.2%. The…

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The world’s first full-scale floating wind farm has started to take shape off the north-east coast of Scotland. The revolutionary technology will allow wind power to be harvested in waters too deep for the current conventional bottom-standing turbines. The Peterhead wind farm, known as Hywind, is a trial which will…

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The government’s £3bn clean air strategy does not go “far enough or fast enough”, campaigners have said. Moves including scrapping new diesel and petrol cars from 2040 and £255m for councils to tackle air pollution locally have been welcomed. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the government was determined to deliver…

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Image copyright BMW Image caption The electric vehicle will be based on the 3-door hatchback model A fully electric version of the Mini will be built at the Cowley plant in Oxford, BMW has said. The carmaker said the model would go into production in 2019, with Oxford the main…

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MIXED messages are a hallmark of the Donald Trump presidency. So it is no surprise that in the wake of a Washington Post story on July 20th depicting Mr Trump as curious about the extent of his pardon power, contradictory spins emerged from different corners of the White House. Jay…

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Image copyright SPL Image caption Quantum communication uses light to send crucial information As malicious hackers mount ever more sophisticated attacks, China is about to launch a new, “unhackable” communications network – at least in the sense that any attack on it would be quickly detected. The technology it has…

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Image copyright Getty Images Using money to free-up time is linked to increased happiness, a study says. In an experiment, individuals reported greater happiness if they used £30 ($40) to save time – such as by paying for chores to be done – rather than spending the money on material…

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