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Netflix plans real-life Squid Game reality TV show with $4.56m prize

Tue, 06/14/2022 - 22:46
It will see 456 contestants compete in a series of challenges inspired by the dystopian drama.

Bitcoin: Why is the largest cryptocurrency crashing?

Tue, 06/14/2022 - 10:34
The value of Bitcoin is at an 18-month low, as the cryptocurrency market continues to tumble.

Instagram launches new parental controls in UK

Tue, 06/14/2022 - 07:01
Facebook owner Meta is rolling out new parental controls for Instagram and its VR platforms.

Musk to hold first meeting with Twitter staff this week

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 23:12
The Tesla boss has warned he may quit his takeover deal over the number of fake accounts on the platform.

Amazon to begin drone deliveries in Lockeford, California this year

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 20:35
The shopping giant hopes to deliver parcels to shoppers by air for the first time later in 2022.

Could flat tyres soon be a thing of the past?

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 20:18
Airless tyres that do not puncture are getting close to market but some remain sceptical about them.

Google engineer says Lamda AI system may have its own feelings

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 12:25
One of the firm's software engineers believes chats with an AI system suggest it has feelings.

Why you may have a thinking digital twin within a decade

Sun, 06/12/2022 - 20:06
Within 10 years people may be able to have a intelligent online version of themselves.

Lost dog? How nose prints could help pet and owner reunite

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 13:08
A face identification app could allow smartphone users to help owners find their missing animals.

Is it the end for the lush lawns of Los Angeles?

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 20:08
Tougher rules on watering gardens mean residents will have to consider alternatives to green grass.

YouTube accused of not tackling Musk Bitcoin scam streams

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 20:00
YouTube is being criticised for failing to tackle a network of scammers streaming fake Elon Musk videos.

Michael Owen: NFT tweet deleted after Advertising Standards Authority contact

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 15:17
Former England striker Michael Owen is rebuked by the Advertising Standards Authority over tweets about a non-fungible token project.

Ministry of Defence acquires government's first quantum computer

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 23:56
The Ministry of Defence is embarking on a year-long project into the possibilities of quantum computing.

At least 1,400 rural phone boxes protected from closing

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 08:58
New Ofcom rules will protect boxes in areas of poor mobile coverage or where they are needed for safety.

UK will not copy EU demand for common charging cable

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 07:27
The EU has provisionally agreed new mobile devices must, by autumn 2024, use the same type of charger.

Uber powers emergency food deliveries in Ukraine

Tue, 06/07/2022 - 22:43
Uber has built a "private-label" version of its delivery platform to help the UN deliver food and water.

Apple announces buy now pay later, among iOS 16 plans

Tue, 06/07/2022 - 09:44
The tech giant is introducing the controversial service as part of its iOS 16 update.

New UK centre will help fight information war

Tue, 06/07/2022 - 06:57
The new centre aims to boost UK's security through building expertise in cutting-edge technology.

India's loan scams leave victims scared for their lives

Mon, 06/06/2022 - 20:06
Bogus apps are being used by hackers to access mobile phone data to threaten and blackmail victims.

Elon Musk threatens to walk away from Twitter deal

Mon, 06/06/2022 - 18:07
The billionaire accuses the company of "thwarting" his requests to learn more about spam accounts.