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Drones are being used to deliver post to remote Orkney islands.

A large, twin-engine drone has begun carrying mail between Kirkwall and North Ronaldsay as part of a two-week trial by Royal Mail to help better connect remote island communities.

The drones can carry up to 100kg of post on the 35-mile journey, and with the drones travelling at 90mph, the trip takes under 20 minutes.

Once the mail arrives at North Ronaldsay - a community of about 70 people - it is delivered in the usual way by a local postal worker.

Royal Mail is hoping the new method will not only help connect more communities, but also reduce carbon emissions.

And if the trials – which are being run by Windracers Ltd – are successful, the technology will be considered by Royal Mail to support deliveries to remote areas across the UK.

Drones, also known as Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), can fly in poor weather conditions, including fog, and don’t have to contend with tides like boat services do.

This means people in remote locations are more likely to get their mail delivered on time and more regularly, as they don’t have to worry about the weather delaying their post.

North Ronaldsay postwoman Sarah Moore told BBC News: "It's really exciting to be involved in this trial. North Ronaldsay is a very remote area of the UK and I'm proud to be involved."

Twitch has been the victim of a massive data breach.

Over 100GB of data from the game-streaming platform was posted online on Wednesday (06.10.21), which reportedly divulged confidential company information and earnings made by streamers.

The documents appear to show that the top streamers on Twitch have made millions of dollars from the company over the past two years.

Twitch had confirmed the breach had occurred and said it was "working with urgency" to understand the extent of the problem.

The company tweeted: "We can confirm a breach has taken place. Our teams are working with urgency to understand the extent of this. We will update the community as soon as additional information is available. Thank you for bearing with us."

The 'Fortnite' streamer BBG Calc said: "The earnings list got my figure 100% correct."

Another streamer told the BBC that the earnings were "accurate" while a third person with close links to a high-profile player said the details were "about right".

The documents also allegedly contain source code for Twitch's website and related services labelled 'part one', hinting that more leaks could be on the way.

In an online post linking to the data, an anonymous poster labelled the Twitch community "a disgusting toxic cesspool" and claimed that the breach had been conducted "to foster more disruption and competition" in the world of video streaming.

TikTok has reached more than one billion monthly active users.

The social video app has hit the impressive milestone, and the company is "honoured" to provide a platform for so many creators and stars.

In a blog post this week, the company said: "At TikTok, our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy.

"Today, we're celebrating that mission and our global TikTok community. More than 1 billion people around the world now come to TikTok every month to be entertained as they learn, laugh, or discover something new.

"We're honoured to be a home for our immensely diverse community of families, small businesses, and creators who transform into our favourited stars."

The company has thanked everyone for their support in helping the platform grow.

They added: "Our global community is remarkable in its ability to reach millions of people, across generations.

"From music, food, beauty and fashion to art, causes, and everything in between, culture truly starts on TikTok.

"Whether you're in Singapore, São Paolo, Stockholm, or Seattle, we celebrate YOU – the creators who inspire us, the artists who launch chart-breaking albums, the brands who help us discover and connect with products we love, the communities who lift us up, and all the people who keep us laughing and dancing."

Twitter is testing a new Communities feature for connecting people with shared interests.

The social media giant announced this week it is planning on launching a new feature called Communities that will allow users to talk about specific topics with others who share the same interest.

People who join a community on Twitter will be able to send tweets specifically to others in that group instead of to all of their followers, and the only people who can reply to community tweets will be other members of those communities.

Twitter is hoping the feature will emulate the success of Facebook Groups, as well as taking tips from Discord’s server features and Reddit’s subreddits.

However, all tweets within a community will be visible to the public, meaning that users outside of a community can still read, quote tweet, and report tweets within a community – even though they can’t directly reply.

The first Twitter Communities at launch are focused on dogs, weather, sneakers, skin care and astrology.

Communities will have moderators who can invite other Twitter users into their groups, and the creation of new communities will be limited at first.

However, Twitter has said it will allow more people to create communities in the coming months.

Twitter first teased the Communities feature in February during the company’s annual Analyst Day.