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Lithuania urges people to throw away Chinese phones

Getty Images Consumers should throw away their Chinese phones and avoid buying new ones, Lithuania’s Defence Ministry has warned. A report by its National Cyber Security ...

NFT-based fantasy football card firm raises $680m

Getty Images French firm Sorare, which sells football trading cards in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), has raised $680m (£498m). The NFT-based cards are used ...

Bitcoin mining producing tonnes of waste

Getty Images Bitcoin mining produces electronic waste (e-waste) annually comparable to the small IT equipment waste of a place like the Netherlands, research shows. Miners ...

China: Children given daily time limit on Douyin – its version of TikTok

Getty Images Douyin, China’s version of TikTok, will limit use of the platform for children to 40 minutes a day. The rules will apply to users under 14, who have been ...

High-speed internet via airborne beams of light

Getty Images A novel way of delivering high-speed internet via beams of light through the air has successfully transmitted data across the Congo River. It means that citizens ...

Mosquitoes sucked up by traps that mimic breathing

More than 300 mosquito-catching machines have been deployed in the French town of Hyères after the insects started to affect tourism. The Qista machines mimic human breathing ...

Sir Clive Sinclair: Computing pioneer dies aged 81

David Levenson Inventor Sir Clive Sinclair, who popularised the home computer and invented the pocket calculator, has died at his London home aged 81. His daughter Belinda ...

Wikipedia blames pro-China infiltration for bans

Getty Images Wikipedia has suffered an “infiltration” that sought to advance the aims of China, the US non-profit organisation that owns the volunteer-edited encyclopaedia ...

Bitcoin protests in El Salvador against cryptocurrency as legal tender

AFP Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in El Salvador, angry at the introduction of Bitcoin as its legal tender. President Nayib Bukele says the cryptocurrency ...

Facebook under fire over secret teen research

Getty Images Facebook-owned Instagram has been criticised for keeping secret its internal research into the effect social media had on teenager users. According to the Wall ...