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Are our financial lives controlled by biased algorithms?

Image copyright APple Jamie Heinemeier Hansson had a better credit score than her husband, tech entrepreneur David. They have equal shares in their property and file joint tax returns.Yet David was given permission to borrow 20 times the amount on his Apple Card than his wife was granted. The situation was far from unique. Even…
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Dubai Air Show: The man putting a jolt into electric air racing

Image copyright Air Race E Image caption Jeff Zaltman already runs a successful aircraft racing competition In the conference halls and on the sidelines of this week's Dubai Air Show there's a lot of talk about the future of flight.But one of the most significant developments could be easily missed among the giant airliners and…
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Xbox's boss: Years before game streaming is mainstream

It will take many years before streaming video games becomes mainstream, the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, has said.The best gaming experience was still on a console or PC, Mr Spencer told BBC Click's Marc Cieslak.His comments come just before Google launches its video game streaming service Stadia on 19 November 2019. Xbox has a…
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Why US tech giants are putting billions into housing

Image copyright Handout/BBC Image caption High housing costs are hurting San Franciscans like Leon Sultan History teacher Leon Sultan was raised in a San Francisco that working class families could call home. That place has, for the most part, vanished.The city is now the centre of America's thriving tech industry, with some of the highest…
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Alibaba backs Hong Kong's 'bright' future with huge listing

Image copyright Getty Images Alibaba chief executive Daniel Zhang has praised Hong Kong's "bright" future as the Chinese e-commerce giant prepares to list in the embattled financial hub. The firm, which is already traded in the US, hopes to raise up to $13.4bn (£10.4bn) in its secondary listing.That would make it the biggest share sale…
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The growing importance of the night-time economy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK's night-time economy has annual revenues of £66bn, says one report It is 04:00 in central London's clubbing district, Soho. People are slowly streaming out of the clubs, some huddled in doorways waiting for taxis, others dancing on the kerb, merry and very loud.The night-time economy is a…