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Tesla shows off solar roof tiles

Roof tiles with built-in solar panels have been unveiled by Tesla chief executive Elon Musk. The tiles, made from glass, are intended to be a more attractive way to add solar panels to homes, compared…


Google tries to resolve Pixel camera flare issue

Google is developing a software fix to address excessive lens flare on photographs taken with its flagship Pixel smartphones. A group of Pixel owners shared their pictures showing a bright halo or arc effect, on…


The real-world uses for virtual reality

Think of virtual reality and you will probably conjure up images of fantastical landscapes in a game or film set. But VR can also be embedded in reality to give people more understanding of the…




Micro Bit mini-computer heads overseas

The Micro Bit mini-computer is to be sold across the world and enthusiasts are to be offered blueprints showing how to build their own versions. The announcements were made by a new non-profit foundation that…




Tech Five: Amazon enters student loan business

Retailing titan Amazon is making a move into the student loan business. Meanwhile, we may finally be close to a deal on Yahoo. Let’s look at tech stocks to watch Friday: Amazon. The company is…


Yahoo set to get final bids, report earnings

Yahoo is prepping what could be the last earnings release for the company as we know it. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Net media company reports second-quarter earnings after the markets close on Monday. That same day, Yahoo is expected…