Image copyright Getty Images The website parents in England use to apply for financial help with childcare must be improved, says Nicky Morgan who chairs the Treasury Committee, . Parents first reported glitches with the Childcare Service website mid-May – just weeks after it was made live. HM Revenue &…

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Google’s self-driving division Waymo has announced it will be retiring the Firefly car, the nearly iconic pod-like vehicle that was manufactured in-house to experiment. Waymo is now moving to mass produced vehicles, like the Chrysler Pacifica minivan. It received 600 minivans from Fiat Chrysler last year and is in the…

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When Manish Bhatia began working on Amazon Mechanical Turk as a side gig in 2010, he was surprised to find himself completely fascinated by the work. Contrary to frequent coverage depicting the piece-work platform as a digital sweatshop offering low-skill tasks, he thought the microtasks were intellectually stimulating. Many involved…

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Image copyright Getty Images Household bills are rising more slowly than the rate of inflation, new research has found. The figures suggested that key elements of the “cost of living squeeze” may be less severe than previously thought. Research by MoneySavingExpert, based on official data, revealed the rise in the…

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Image copyright PA Identity theft is reaching “epidemic levels”, according to a fraud prevention group, with people in their 30s the most targeted group. ID fraudsters obtain personal information before pretending to be that individual and apply for loans or store cards in their name. A total of 89,000 cases…

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Image copyright PA Image caption This year’s GCSE results will include exams graded from 9 to 1 The new-style GCSE exams in England are the most difficult since the end of O-levels in the 1980s, according to an independent school leader. The first results of revised GCSEs in English and…

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