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Google's Project Wing drones take flight in video

The first test flight of Google's drone delivery has proved successful as shown in a video revealing the self-flying vehicles in action in Queensland, Australia.

Google's Project Wing drones are being developed to make deliveries of goods. In the initial testing, seen here, they carried a first aid kit, candy bars, dog treats, and water to a few Australian farmers, Google said.

Project Wing is a Google plan for developing a delivery system that uses self-flying vehicles. As part of the research, a vehicle was built and test flights were done in Queensland, Australia. A first aid kit, sweet bars, dog treats, and water were successfully delivered to a couple of Australian farmers.

Could Apple's brief message herald arrival of iPhone 6?

Apple has released a cryptic invitation to an event at which it is expected to announce the latest incarnation of its popular smartphone - iPhone 6.

Apple's brief invitation raises more questions than it answers
Apple's brief invitation raises more questions than it answers

Media outlets received a tantalisingly brief message consisting of a date, and the words "Wish we could say more".

Many experts are predicting that iPhone 6 will be the first to come in two different sizes - a 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch model - and that it will feature better connectivity to other smart appliances.

Apple may also choose the event, which is to take place at its headquarters in Cupertino, California, to unveil its long-awaited iWatch.


Rotherham victims want apologies, not compensation

by Juliet Bremner: ITV News Correspondent

We heard yesterday that about a third of the girls who were abused are thought to be in council care.

As I revealed back in May, 15 of those girls are joining together to take legal action against the council. They claim they should have had better care and have been better protected when they were in these local authority homes.

They insist that social workers who cared for them then knew what was going on, knew that they were in relationships with older men, but did nothing to prevent it.

There is of course a possibility they could get compensation if they are successful, but I have to say that all the girls I spoke to said that it wasn't money they were after. What they wanted were some words of regret and apology from the council.

Playstation 'hit by DDoS attack' by hackers

Playstation 'hit by DDoS attack'
Playstation 'hit by DDoS attack' Credit: PA

PlayStation has been hit by a denial-of-service attack in which hackers are believed to have claimed responsibility, according to technology magazine TechCrunch.

In a statement, Playstation said:

Like other major networks around the world, the PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network have been impacted by an attempt to overwhelm our network with artificially high traffic.

Although this has impacted your ability to access our network and enjoy our services, no personal information has been accessed.

We will continue to work towards fixing this issue and hope to have our services up and running as soon as possible.

– Playstation


Twitter explains the strange tweets in your timeline

Tweets from people you do not follow may now appear in your timeline as a result of changes implemented by the social-networking site Twitter.

Twitter has been trying out changes to the way the timeline works on the social-networking site
Twitter has been trying out changes to the way the timeline works on the social-networking site Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

"When we identify a Tweet, an account to follow, or other content that's popular or relevant, we may add it to your timeline," Twitter said in a statement.

Its stated goal is to make Twitter users' timelines "even more relevant and interesting".

Another change that has been tested and now implemented is that favourited tweets will appear in your timeline, alongside your tweets and re-tweets.

The changes have so far proved unpopular with some users taking to Twitter to vent their frustration.

Hitchhiking robot completes its journey across Canada

A small robot made of a beer cooler and pool toys has completed its mammoth hitchhiking journey across Canada.

On Saturday "hitchBOT" a "trivia-loving, wellington-wearing, tweeting robot" tweeted a picture of itself making its way to Victoria on Vancouver Island, Canada's most westerly point.

The robot began its epic journey over 3,700 miles away in Nova Scotia. An artists center in Victoria will become its permanent home after a short jaunt to Seattle and a visit to the First Nations community.


This week I'll be meeting BC First Nations, taking a quick jaunt to Seattle, then arriving at my final destination, Open Space, on Thurs, 21

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