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How tech is revolutionising the mining industry

Image copyright STS3D Image caption The world’s first VR blast wall was installed at Glencore’s Mopani Copper Mines in 2016 The use of controlled explosives is vital in mines but can be deadly if they are handled wrongly. If miners do not make accurate measurements or choose the right spots …

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Phone in the right hand? You’re a hacker!

Image copyright Getty Images Hackers are finding it too easy to circumvent traditional cyber defences, forcing businesses to rethink their security strategies. Many firms are now harnessing big data and adopting cutting edge verification checks. In fact, some can even identify you by how quickly you type your computer keys, …

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How two strangers set up Dropbox and made billions

Image copyright Dropbox Image caption Drew Houston (left) had never met Arash Ferdowsi before they launched Dropbox together The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leader from around the world. This week we spoke to Drew Houston, founder and chief executive of US cloud storage company Dropbox. …

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I subscribe, therefore I am?

Image copyright Getty Images Imagine my distress when, around about the time my internet went down, it struck me: I don’t really own anything. It’s precisely three years since I moved across the world to take up this job. Offered a container to cart my belongings to America, I instead …

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Inside the highly charged scooter craze

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Will on-demand electric scooters be a hit? Kyle Ramirez has surrendered his entire living room to electric scooters. The 30-year-old tattooist’s apprentice spends his evenings collecting them from around the city of Oakland, California – one of more than a dozen …

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Amazon Alexa: is it friends with your kids?

Image copyright Google Image caption Google Home is marketed as a family device. The tech giants are racing to get digital assistants into our homes – the Amazon Echo Dot currently has a 40% discount during Amazon Prime Day – but debate rages over whether they are suitable for children. …

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vivo NEX Indian pre-orders start on July 19

The futuristic vivo NEX S is arriving by the end of this month in five new markets – Russia, India, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The date for India is July 19, and the device already appeared for pre-order on vivo’s online store and Amazon India, right in time for …

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