Facebook stops sending staff to help political campaigns

Image copyright Reuters/Getty ImagesImage caption Facebook employees advised Donald Trump’s election campaign managers Facebook will no longer send employees to work at the offices of political campaigns during elections, the company has announced. The social network used to offer dedicated staff to political campaigns to help them develop their online advertising campaigns. Donald Trump’s digital […]

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China blocks Twitch game-streaming service

Image copyright Zhang PengImage caption Gaming and e-sports are hugely popular in China Video game-streaming service Twitch has been blocked in China. Since 20 September, Twitch’s website has been unreachable from the country and its app has been removed from the local Apple App Store. Twitch has confirmed that it is being blocked but it […]

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Amazon makes Alexa-controlled microwave

Amazon has unveiled a microwave that can be controlled using its Alexa voice assistant. Our North America technology reporter Dave Lee found out why – and saw what else the company unveiled at its yearly Alexa event at the company’s Seattle headquarters. Follow Dave Lee on Twitter @DaveLeeBBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45596547

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Lyndsey Scott says models can also be coders

Image copyright Getty Images Former Victoria Secret model Lyndsey Scott has responded to online critics who doubted her credentials as a computer programmer. An Instagram photo of her captioned “Coding is for anyone”, posted by an account for the programming community, drew negative comments and disbelief. Ms Scott replied from her own account, listing her […]

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