New UK centre will help fight information war

Technology - 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

Technology - 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

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

Digital fingerprints of a million child abuse images made

Technology - Sun, 06/05/2022 - 21:16
A new system for classifying images will help stop them being shared online, a UK charity says.

Bonn climate conference: World is "cooked" if we carry on with coal, US says

Science/Nature - Sun, 06/05/2022 - 20:09
US climate envoy John Kerry says the war in Ukraine is no excuse to prolong global reliance on coal.

China's plans to go to the Moon, Mars and beyond

Technology - Sun, 06/05/2022 - 20:01
China plans to put astronauts on the Moon and send probes to Mars and Jupiter. Why the grand plans?

China's plans to go to the Moon, Mars and beyond

Science/Nature - Sun, 06/05/2022 - 20:01
China plans to put astronauts on the Moon and send probes to Mars and Jupiter. Why the grand plans?

Elon Musk declares end to remote working at Tesla

Technology - Thu, 06/02/2022 - 03:05
Staff unwilling to abide by new rules can "pretend to work somewhere else", says boss.

Sheryl Sandberg to leave Facebook after 14 years

Technology - Wed, 06/01/2022 - 18:30
Her departure comes as the social media company faces challenges, including a slowdown in ad sales.

Shell's Jackdaw gas field given go-ahead by regulators

Science/Nature - Wed, 06/01/2022 - 15:05
Shell says the field east of Aberdeen has the potential to produce 6.5% of Britain's gas output.

Could self-driving bikes change how we use cities?

Technology - Wed, 06/01/2022 - 14:07
Autonomous cycles that can be summoned to your doorstep may help reduce transport emissions.

Texas: Supreme Court blocks state's 'de-platforming' law

Technology - Tue, 05/31/2022 - 21:00
The Republican-led state had banned social media companies from censoring users based on their "views".

French officials told to abandon gaming Anglicisms

Technology - Tue, 05/31/2022 - 13:55
Use “jeu video de competition” instead of "e-sports", language watchdog the Académie Française says.

Report blasts "manipulative" video game loot boxes

Technology - Tue, 05/31/2022 - 04:21
Consumer groups from 18 countries in Europe are calling for governments to clamp down on loot boxes.

What is Google's new skin tone scale?

Technology - Tue, 05/31/2022 - 02:27
Google has introduced a new skin tone scale - what is it and why does it matter?

How artificial intelligence 'blew up' tennis

Technology - Mon, 05/30/2022 - 20:05
Coaches now have powerful tools which can find patterns in play that humans would struggle to see.

Cinemas now accepting digital ID cards

Technology - Sun, 05/29/2022 - 20:51
Young cinemagoers can now prove their age using the Yoti app instead of taking ID documents with them.

The new airlines betting flying is about to take off

Technology - Sun, 05/29/2022 - 20:10
Many carriers went out of business during Covid but several seized a golden opportunity to launch.

The man turning mud into eco-friendly 'concrete'

Technology - Fri, 05/27/2022 - 20:09
Gnanli Landrou has invented a special powder that turns earth into a greener version of concrete

Twitter fined $150m in US for selling users' data

Technology - Fri, 05/27/2022 - 11:21
Federal investigators say the social media company broke rules on giving personal data to advertisers.