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Five tech trends shaping the beauty industry

Beauty brands are using everything from artificial intelligence (AI) to augmented reality (AR) to keep their customers engaged in a fiercely competitive market. But do such innovations actually work or are they simply marketing hype?When L'Oreal said last year it no...

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Russia 'targeted 2014 European Parliament election'

By Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor Evidence of Kremlin efforts to use social media to target the 2014 European Parliament elections have been uncovered by researchers at Cardiff University. They tracked the activities of Twitter accounts identified by the...

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Facebook: Another three billion fake profiles culled

Facebook has published its latest "enforcement report", which details how many posts and accounts it took action on between October 2018 and March 2019.During that six-month period, Facebook removed more than three billion fake accounts - more than ever before.More...

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DJI drones to come with plane detection

Drone-maker DJI has pledged to add plane and helicopter "detection" features to its consumer drones, to reduce the risk of collisions.Some of DJI's industry-focused drones already have the feature built in but it has now pledged to add it to all drones weighing more...

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Nintendo removes mobile games in Belgium

Two Nintendo mobile games will soon no longer be available in Belgium as the game-maker moves to comply with local gambling laws.In 2018, Belgium outlawed games that used "loot boxes" to reward players with random items. The game mechanic is an illegal form of...

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