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AI painting to go under the hammer

A painting produced by artificial intelligence (AI) will be auctioned by Christie's later. Created by French art collective Obvious, the AI system compares its own portraits against ones made by humans and keeps working on them until it is unable to tell the difference between the two.The portrait, Edmond de Belamy, will be the first piece of AI art...

World’s longest sea crossing: Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFlying over the world's longest sea bridgeChinese President Xi Jinping has officially opened the world's longest sea crossing bridge, nine years after construction first began.Including its access roads, the bridge spans 55km (34 miles) and connects Hong Kong to Macau and the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai.The bridge cost...

Smart speakers could be speaking Welsh

Image copyright Daisy-Daisy Image caption Voice command devices could understand Welsh in the future Welsh language versions of smart speakers and voice-driven devices such as Alexa and Siri could be developed in future.The Welsh Government's Welsh language minister said it is important people can use Welsh with the devices.It follows warnings that gadgets are turning...

John Lewis pulls the plug on DVD players

Image copyright Getty Images The DVD's days appear to be numbered after the John Lewis department store chain said it would stop selling the players once found under almost every television.The firm said it would not put more players on shelves when stocks run out.Sales are down 40% as more people watch movies and shows on streaming...

Self-driving school bus test halted in US

Image copyright Transdev French-based transport firm Transdev has been ordered to stop an "unlawful" test of a driverless school bus in Florida by US regulators.The regulator said the firm had not been authorised to transport schoolchildren in Florida, and said the test was "irresponsible" and "inappropriate". Transdev said it would stop the test a week early. The...

‘Instagram used more than Snapchat’ by US teens

Image copyright Getty Images/Snap/Facebook Image caption This is the first time Piper Jaffray's survey has placed Instagram ahead of Snapchat in recent years Instagram has overtaken Snapchat as the most used social media app among US teens, according to a study.A total of 8,600 teenagers were surveyed for investment bank Piper Jaffray's twice-annual look at...

Elon Musk says Twitter blocked him after Bitcoin tweet

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Twitter apparently believed someone else was in control of Mr Musk's account Elon Musk says Twitter briefly blocked him because the tech firm suspected his account had been hacked.The Tesla chief indicated the safety precaution was prompted by a tweet he had sent asking: "Wanna buy some Bitcoin?"Several fake...

Linus Torvalds returns to head Linux coding community

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Torvalds had a reputation for sending rude emails to fellow developers Linux founder Linus Torvalds has returned from a month of "reflection" to his job as chief developer of the widely used operating system.Mr Torvalds stepped back from heading core development of Linux following accusations of bullying and...

London Uber drivers to charge electric car fee

Image copyright PA Image caption Uber decorated a car in greenery to promote the electric-power fee Uber is planning to add a surcharge to all fares booked via its app in London to help its drivers buy electric vehicles.The fee, expected to be 15p per mile, will be introduced "early" in 2019.Uber said drivers working...

Destiny 2 Ascendant Challenge Location: Where To Go And What To Do (Oct. 23-30)

The weekly resets for Destiny 2 continue to roll out. As always, post-Forsaken, the latest of these refreshes the Ascendant Challenge that is available from Petra in the Dreaming City. For the second week in a row, we're seeing a repeat of an earlier Ascendant Challenge, and it seems these will be available in the same order they originally...