Computer programs are getting better at telling who someone is from a picture of a face, but they're far from perfect. Some people are very worried about that.
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Most people know that using a phone while driving is dangerous. What about walking? Every year, tens of thousands of walkers are hurt or killed while they are on their phones.
US cars have had stamped metal license plates for around 125 years. Now that may be changing. California is testing a new, digital license plate.
For hundreds of years, people have told stories about a "Loch Ness Monster". Now, a group of scientists have come up with a way to prove whether the monster exists or not.
A family in Portland, Oregon was surprised to learn that their digital assistant had recorded them talking, and sent the recording to someone they knew.
A digital assistant is a computer service that acts as a personal helper, such as Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant. The helpers respond to questions or commands that users say out loud.
People are using computer assistants more and more. But as these assistants become more common, people are also discovering more problems with them.
A soldier in the US Army lost an ear in a car crash two years ago. Now she has gotten a brand new, real ear. It grew inside her arm.
A temple in Japan recently held a funeral for 114 dogs. The temple was asked to do this by a company that fixes toys. Why? The dogs are robots.