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BBC Click's Omar Mehtab looks at some of the week's best technology stories.

Salford scientists show how cars could power your home

The electric cars with stored power that could be transferred to a dwelling.

Nottingham make-up artist’s surreal work is Instagram hit

Romanie Jade-Tulloch's mind-bending artworks can take five hours to create.

Did Usain Bolt win the space race?

Retired sprinter Usain Bolt took part in a zero gravity race as part of a champagne promotion.

Apple unveils new premium iPhone XS, health features for watch

Apple on Wednesday unveiled updated versions of its priciest iPhones along with a new smartwatch that allows users to take their own electrocardiograms, as the US tech giant looks to boost its momentum in a sputtering market. The California tech giant revealed its iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, updating the top-of-the line handsets released a year earlier. The new devices are aimed at maintaining Apple's share in the premium segment. “We are going to take iPhone X to the next level,” chief executive Tim Cook said at a media event at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, California. The new phones have displays of 5.8 and 6.5 inches, boosting screen size while keeping a small-format handset, Apple vice president Phil Schiller said. The September event allows the company to unveil its latest offerings before the key holiday shopping season. While the iPhone has made Apple the world's most valuable company, worth more than $1 trillion, it has slipped to third place amo..

Hands on with the new Apple Watch

Apple has updated its smartwatch, promising more sophisticated heart-monitoring capabilities.

Hands on with Apple’s new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

Do the new iPhones represent much of an upgrade over last year's flagship handset?

Alibaba takes joint venture route to Russia expansion

China’s largest e-commerce firm, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has joined forces with a state fund and two technology firms in Russia, hoping that access to their client base of more than 100 million people will boost its development. Alibaba will own 48 per cent of AliExpress Russia as a result of a deal signed with Russian Direct Investment Fund, mobile operator Megafon and internet group Mail.ru during Russia’s Eastern Economic Forum on Tuesday. The three Russian entities will have a combined 52 per cent stake in the e-commerce platform after contributing cash, shares and other assets. “By partnering with Russia’s leading consumer internet platform, AliExpress Russia will leverage Mail.ru Group’s 100 million internet users across its social media, messaging, e-mail and online games properties,” the companies said. E-commerce has grown rapidly in Russia in recent years, spurred by improved internet access, with turnover exceeding $14 billion last year, one third of which were cross-bo..

Endangered water voles return to Somerset river after 30 years

The National Trust conservation project aims to boost wildlife on the Holnicote Estate in Exmoor.

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