Amazon has filed a patent for flying warehouses that could use a fleet of drones to make deliveries to customers. A patent document filed in 2014 in the US describes giant airships as “airborne fulfilment centres” (AFCs) that could be stationed above metropolitan areas and used to store and quickly deliver items at times of
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Technology? Bah humbug: “I think we ought to get on with our lives,” said Donald Trump on Wednesday, summing up his take on the complex problem of apparently Russian phishing attacks on multiple Democratic party groups during the 2016 election. As the White House’s current resident prepared to impose sanctions on Russia for hacking, Trump
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A journalist was temporarily banned from Facebook after a post in which he called Trump supporters “a nasty fascistic lot”, in the latest example of the social media platform’s censorship of journalists. Facebook “reviewed and restored” the post by Kevin Sessums after being contacted by the Guardian and dropped the posting ban. “We’re very sorry
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A malware code associated with Russian hackers has reportedly been detected within the system of a Vermont electric utility. The Russians did not actively use the code to disrupt operations of the utility, US officials told the Washington Post, but penetration of the nation’s electrical grid is significant because it represents a potentially serious vulnerability.
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  Jack Dorsey conceded that Donald Trump excelled in his use of Twitter. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA Alex Hern @alexhern Wednesday 7 December 2016 09.39 GMT For the first time, Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, has described his “complicated” feelings about the US president-elect Donald Trump’s use of the social media service. Speaking at the Code
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  Even though there are greater flows of information, people have more tools to help them deal with it, senior researcher John Horrigan said. Photograph: Jeff Huang / Alamy/Alamy Olivia Solon in San Francisco Wednesday 7 December 2016 15.00 GMT Some 20% of American adults feel the burden of information overload, with that figure at least
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