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2020-01-20
 

India Targets Jeff Bezos Over Amazon and Washington Post Like Trump, India is pressuring both of Mr. Bezos’ businesses as its leaders become more nationalistic toward foreign companies and news media....
13:36, 2020-01-20

How Boeing’s Responsibility in a Deadly Crash ‘Got Buried’ A study that blasted Boeing after a 2009 accident was never made public. Other criticisms were tempered by investigators after the company and U.S. s...
13:04, 2020-01-20

Amazon warehouse one of Europe's 'most high-tech buildings' Robots and people work alongside each other in the internet-giant's latest warehouse in Leicestershire....
11:56, 2020-01-20

Unmasking a Company That Wants to Unmask Us All I reported on an app, created by the company Clearview AI, that can identify people in seconds using a trove of photos collected from across the web....
11:12, 2020-01-20

Trump’s China Deal Creates Collateral Damage for Tech Firms Micron secured some gains from the China deal but it may end up suffering bigger losses from the broader U.S.-China battle....
11:12, 2020-01-20

More precious than gold: Why the metal palladium is soaring The price of the precious metal palladium has hit a record high of $2,500 an ounce as demand rises....
07:56, 2020-01-20

Facebook blames 'technical issue' for offensive Xi Jinping translation President Xi Jinping's name is badly mistranslated into English during his state visit to Myanmar....
07:56, 2020-01-20

Influencers 'being offered thousands for sex' One influencer said social media had become "a catalogue" for men to select their next conquest....
07:56, 2020-01-20

The Policing of the American Porch Ring offers a front-door view of a country where millions of Amazon customers use Amazon cameras to watch Amazon contractors deliver Amazon packages....
12:32, 2020-01-19

Facebook apologizes to China’s Xi Jinping for vulgar mistranslation of his name Facebook blamed a technical glitch Saturday after the site mistranslated Burmese-to-English posts about Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit...
10:48, 2020-01-19

A Common Charger for All Phones? The E.U. Is on the Case The proposal could save costs and thousands of tons of electronic waste, advocates say, but previous measures have fizzled....
10:16, 2020-01-19

CDs and LPs go digital, snooping spouses, social media alerts and more: Tech Q&A Each week, I receive tons of questions from my listeners about tech concerns, new products, and all things digital....
10:08, 2020-01-19

Facebook Apologizes for Vulgar Translation of Chinese Leader’s Name “This should not have happened and we are taking steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again,” the company said....
04:12, 2020-01-19

AO Air's face mask uses fans for cleaner breathing The fans de-pollute and cool the air meaning the mask does not need a tight seal against the face....
12:08, 2020-01-18

The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It A little-known start-up helps law enforcement match photos of unknown people to their online images — and “might lead to a dystopian future or someth...
11:44, 2020-01-18

How hackers, scammers and companies know when you open an email and use it against you It’s hard to believe that a single pixel could ruin your life. After all, a pixel measures about 0.0104-inches. If you took a mechanical pencil and d...
10:04, 2020-01-18

Malvern's touchscreen tech secrets now on your radar Hopes that a new science centre at one of Britain's most secret sites will inspire next generation....
02:00, 2020-01-18

Please Stop Big Tech, Small Rivals Tell Lawmakers Until Friday, few executives had complained in public about how Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook hurt their businesses....
23:00, 2020-01-17

Panicking About Your Kids’ Phones? New Research Says Don’t A growing number of academics are challenging assumptions about the negative effects of social media and smartphones on children....
21:56, 2020-01-17

Panicking About Your Kids and Their Phones? New Research Says Don’t A growing number of academics are challenging assumptions about the negative effects of social media and smartphones on children....
21:36, 2020-01-17

Peacock Streaming: What to Expect From NBC's New Service Comcast, a late convert to streaming, is distinguishing itself from Netflix and other competitors by embracing ads....
21:12, 2020-01-17

This Is the Guy Who's Taking Away the Instagram Likes Adam Mosseri, chieftain of Instagram, wants to keep the platform a safe, special space. That means learning from the mistakes of its parent company: ...
20:32, 2020-01-17

A Common Charger for All Phones? The European Union Is on the Case The proposal could save costs and thousands of tons of electronic waste, advocates say, but previous measures have fizzled....
20:16, 2020-01-17

Panicking About Your Kids and Their Phones? The New Research Says Don’t A growing number of academics are challenging assumptions about the negative effects of social media and smartphones on children....
20:16, 2020-01-17

Navy ramps up radar attack technology across fleet Descending from high altitudes at lethal speeds and often guided by precision sensors, technically improved enemy ballistic missiles can increasingly...
20:00, 2020-01-17

Navy builds aircraft carrier drone headquarters The Navy is building a special new command and control mini "drone-headquarters" space on its aircraft carriers to operate deck-launched drones as pa...
20:00, 2020-01-17

This Is the Guy Who’s Taking Away the Likes Adam Mosseri, chieftain of Instagram, wants to keep the platform a safe, special space. That means learning from the mistakes of its parent company: ...
19:16, 2020-01-17

Avoiding Carsickness When the Cars Drive Themselves If the future lets people focus on work instead of driving during the daily commute, many of us will have to conquer motion sickness to read memos (o...
19:16, 2020-01-17

The 8 Video Games We Can’t Wait to Play in 2020 This year marks the start of a new decade, and the end of a generation of video games. Sony and Microsoft are set to launch new systems during the ho...
16:48, 2020-01-17

Does the F.B.I. Need Apple to Hack Into iPhones? There are tools to crack into the phones at the center of a new dispute over encryption. But the F.BI. says it still needs Apple’s aide....
16:28, 2020-01-17

An Old Army Myth That Went Unchallenged for Too Long A Times reporter explains how he started investigating a gulf war-era tale of artillery superiority and its questionable origins....
16:28, 2020-01-17

The Week in Tech: Does the F.B.I. Need Apple to Hack Into iPhones? There are tools to crack into the phones at the center of a new dispute over encryption. But the F.BI. says it still needs Apple’s aide....
15:32, 2020-01-17

Girlsdoporn offline after losing legal battle The site owners were ordered to pay $12.8m in damages to 22 women who appeared in videos it published....
13:40, 2020-01-17

6 security settings iPhone and iPad users need to change right now Our devices are packed with account credentials, contacts, emails, photos, videos and more that we definitely don’t want in the wrong hands. The prob...
13:04, 2020-01-17

Facial recognition: EU considers ban of up to five years The European Commission wants time to work out how to prevent the technology being abused....
13:00, 2020-01-17

How to Turn Depressing Social Media Into a Positive Influence Don’t let Facebook, Instagram or Twitter become negative aspects of your life. Here’s how to fix them....
11:04, 2020-01-17

Wireless taxi charging to be trialled at Nottingham station The six-month trial will see 10 electric taxis in Nottingham given hardware to charge while waiting....
02:44, 2020-01-17

Giant jet engines aim to make our flying greener How much more efficiency can be wrung out of the jet engine - technology which is over 70 years old?...
01:40, 2020-01-17

Pelosi slams ‘shameful’ Facebook, accuses tech giant of misleading users House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted Facebook on Thursday, calling the tech giant "shameful" for misleading its users....
23:36, 2020-01-16

US officials ground drones over espionage fears US officials are reviewing a civilian drone programme because of concerns about Chinese infiltration....
23:32, 2020-01-16

Apple may have to abandon Lightning connector cable European Parliament members want all tech giants to adopt a single universal charging method....
23:32, 2020-01-16

Trillion-Dollar Company: Google Reaches Milestone in Market Value The internet search giant became the fourth tech company — after Apple, Amazon and Microsoft — to reach the market milestone....
23:20, 2020-01-16

Google Reaches $1 Trillion in Value, Even as It Faces New Tests The internet search giant became the fourth tech company — after Apple, Amazon and Microsoft — to reach the market milestone....
22:52, 2020-01-16

Gary Starkweather, Inventor of the Laser Printer, Dies at 81 He originally received pushback from his employer, Xerox. But his invention eventually became nearly ubiquitous in every office and home....
22:32, 2020-01-16

What to Expect from The Peacock Streaming Service Comcast, a late convert to streaming, is expected to distinguish itself from Netflix and other competitors by embracing ads....
20:32, 2020-01-16

Apple Is Once Again Under Pressure to Help the FBI Unlock a Shooter’s iPhone. Here’s What to Know Apple’s stance on encryption and user privacy is once again under the spotlight as the Federal Bureau of Investigation seeks the company’...
18:08, 2020-01-16

Texas school district falls for email scam, loses $2.3M Cybercriminals have scammed a Texas school district out of $2.3 million by using a phony email....
16:28, 2020-01-16

Buttigieg says Facebook's Zuckerberg has too much power Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has too much power, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said in an interview with The New York Times editor...
16:28, 2020-01-16

U.S. and Iran Are Trolling Each Other — in China On Chinese social media, where diplomatic rows rarely break into view, people have watched with fascination as the two countries’ embassies trade bar...
15:52, 2020-01-16

In Huawei Battle, China Threatens Germany ‘Where it Hurts’: Automakers VW, Daimler and BMW sell more cars in China than anywhere else and many already cooperate with Huawei — a dependency Beijing is not shy to exploit....
11:08, 2020-01-16

Welsh language music app Apton in call for public money Sain Records' Apton app says it is "difficult" to compete with major corporations like Spotify....
10:28, 2020-01-16

The U.S. and Iran Are Trolling Each Other — in China On Chinese social media, where diplomatic rows rarely break into view, people have watched with fascination as the two countries’ embassies trade bar...
09:28, 2020-01-16

Want Your Personal Data? Hand Over More Please A new California privacy law gives consumers the right to see and delete their data. But getting access often requires giving up more personal detail...
06:40, 2020-01-16

US lawmakers concerned by accuracy of facial recognition Lawmakers heard testimony on the risks of facial recognition programs which are largely unregulated....
06:12, 2020-01-16

Twitter apologises for letting ads target neo-Nazis and bigots Social network apologises for allowing the use of discriminatory ad keywords it had meant to ban....
01:24, 2020-01-16

What’s in (and Not in) the U.S.-China Trade Deal The agreement includes some wins for President Trump, but implementing and enforcing the deal could be difficult....
01:24, 2020-01-16

Navy may arm new destroyer with conventional missile able to hit anywhere on Earth in an hour The Navy’s newest destroyer may fire a not-yet-to-be fielded Conventional Prompt Strike conventionally-armed missile engineered to hit anywhere on ea...
23:24, 2020-01-15

U.S.-China Trade Deal: What’s in (and Not in) the Agreement The agreement includes some wins for President Trump but implementing and enforcing the deal could be difficult....
22:44, 2020-01-15

Trump administration attempts to stop cyber attacks during presidential election White House expects major effort to hack into voting records and machines while experts say the government needs to be pro-active in order to stop th...
21:56, 2020-01-15

Kashmir blackout eases but restrictions remain Internet services have been suspended since August - the longest-ever shutdown in a democracy....
20:36, 2020-01-15

We’re Living in a Subscriptions World. Here’s How to Navigate It. Subscription services like Netflix and Google Drive are convenient, but we can lose control of our content and data. Here’s how to take it back....
20:00, 2020-01-15

Trump blasts Apple over its refusal to unlock Pensacola shooter’s iPhones President Donald Trump has slammed Apple over the tech giant’s refusal to unlock iPhones used by the shooter who killed three U.S. sailors and injure...
17:52, 2020-01-15

Bricks Alive! Scientists Create Living Concrete ‘A Frankenstein material’ teeming with — and ultimately made by — photosynthetic microbes. And it can reproduce....
17:12, 2020-01-15

What’s the Price of Getting Your Data? More Data A new California privacy law gives consumers the right to see and delete their data. But getting access often requires giving up more personal detail...
15:44, 2020-01-15

How China Obtains American Trade Secrets Companies have long accused Chinese rivals of swiping or seizing valuable technology. Beijing promises to ban those practices, but enforcement could ...
15:44, 2020-01-15

Thousands of porn stars' intimate details 'exposed online' Cyber-security researchers at vpnMentor say they found an open folder on an adult site's web server....
15:20, 2020-01-15

Want Your Personal Data? Hand Over More A new California privacy law gives consumers the right to see and delete their data. But getting access often requires giving up more personal detail...
14:44, 2020-01-15

A Myth That Won’t Die About a Gulf War Weapon, and Why It Matters Pentagon leaders have repeated a tall tale about artillery that was used against Iraqi troops during Desert Storm. For the Army, the fiction began ri...
11:40, 2020-01-15

Smile for Your Data File! A new California privacy law gives consumers the right to see and delete their data. But getting access often requires giving up more personal detail...
11:40, 2020-01-15

The Indian small-town shop owner who became a TikTok star Sumit Jain from India has discovered TikTok fame thanks to his singing and dancing skills....
08:12, 2020-01-15

Trump launches fresh attack on Apple over privacy The firm rejects claims that it is shielding criminals by refusing to co-operate with investigators....
04:36, 2020-01-15

Google's announced timeline for new privacy policy The firm unveiled a timeline for new privacy rules that will limit third-party access to user data....
01:48, 2020-01-15

Apple Takes a (Cautious) Stand Against Opening a Killer’s iPhones The Silicon Valley giant is preparing for a legal fight over encryption, even as it works to reduce tensions with the Justice Department....
01:04, 2020-01-15

Navy strategy fast-tracks new weapons for 'offensive' attack Senior Navy leaders say the service is fast-tracking a handful of key emerging weapons systems such as new destroyers, Tomahawk missiles, lasers and ...
00:20, 2020-01-15

New police equipment to search mobile devices Technology which can override encryption on some devices is to be rolled out across Scotland next week....
21:12, 2020-01-14

The NSA Could’ve Used This Major Windows Security Flaw for Intel Work. Instead, It Told Microsoft About it The National Security Agency has discovered a major security flaw in Microsoft’s Windows operating system and tipped off the company rather tha...
21:04, 2020-01-14

Navy accelerates new ship radar to support emerging 'sea-attack' strategy The Navy is accelerating integration of a new, much more powerful radar system intended to find and destroy enemy drones, missiles and aircraft at fa...
20:48, 2020-01-14

N.S.A. Takes Step Toward Protecting World’s Computers, Not Just Hacking Them The intelligence agency alerted Microsoft to a vulnerability in Windows. Typically, it would keep quiet and exploit the flaw....
19:08, 2020-01-14

Windows 10: NSA reveals major flaw in Microsoft's code A patch is likely to be announced later although Microsoft insists no hacker has exploited it....
18:28, 2020-01-14

Grindr and OkCupid Spread Personal Details, Study Says Norwegian research raises questions about whether certain ways of sharing of information violate data privacy laws in Europe and the United States....
17:44, 2020-01-14

Grindr and Twitter face 'out of control' complaint The two firms, and four other ad-tech companies, are accused of sharing user data unlawfully....
17:04, 2020-01-14

Sony Showed Up to CES With a Radically Different Concept Car. A Top Executive Told Us Why At this year’s CES in Las Vegas, Sony revealed the next generation of its 8K television lineup, its own take on the electric car with the Sony ...
16:44, 2020-01-14

Americans trust Amazon and Google more than Tom Hanks or President Trump Tom Hanks might be America's favorite actor, but he's not as trustworthy as Amazon or Google, according to a new report....
15:00, 2020-01-14

US urges Apple to unlock air base shooter's phones The tech firm denies the US attorney's accusation that it is not helping the investigators enough....
13:40, 2020-01-14

One big mistake you’re making that puts your online security at risk In an ideal world, our accounts protect us online. Our usernames and passwords secure private info and lock out hackers and snoops. In practice, most...
13:12, 2020-01-14

YouTube signs three top gamers away from rival Twitch The market for live-stream gamers intensifies as companies compete to sign exclusive deals....
12:04, 2020-01-14

Tech Bro Uniform Meets Margaret Thatcher. Disruption Ensues. A new exhibition in San Francisco makes art out of the Patagonia vest, the former prime minister of England and … Salesforce?...
11:32, 2020-01-14

Using Huawei in UK 5G network 'madness', says US US officials hand over new evidence claiming that Huawei's 5G technology is a security risk....
10:56, 2020-01-14

CES 2020: virtual reality, artificial intelligence and a small glimpse of the future Flying taxis, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and even a new energy drink were among the products that graced the convention floor at this ...
09:20, 2020-01-14

CAA: Microsoft boss calls India's new citizenship law 'sad' Satya Nadella's comments come amid ongoing, sometimes violent, protests against the controversial rules....
08:16, 2020-01-14

Using Huawei in UK 5G network 'madness', warns US US officials hand over new evidence claiming that Huawei's 5G technology is a security risk....
08:16, 2020-01-14

FBI arrests alleged neo-Nazi ‘swatting’ ring member who targeted journalists, a church and a Facebook exec A Virginia man arrested on Friday is linked to a series of "swatting" attacks on government officials, journalists and others as part of a neo-Nazi g...
01:56, 2020-01-14

Plug-in and sail: Meet the electric ferry pioneers Battery powered ferries are becoming bigger and are sailing further, but they are still expensive....
01:24, 2020-01-14

Russians Hacked Ukrainian Gas Company at Center of Impeachment The timing and scale of the attacks suggest the Russians may be looking for the same kind of damaging information on Joe Biden that President Trump w...
01:20, 2020-01-14

Oyo Scales Back as SoftBank-Funded Companies Retreat The Indian hospitality start-up is losing hotel rooms and has stepped back from more than 200 cities as part of a broader pullback by firms financed ...
01:20, 2020-01-14

Barr Asks Apple to Unlock Pensacola Killer’s Phones, Setting Up Clash The request set up a collision between law enforcement and big technology firms in the latest battle over privacy and security....
00:08, 2020-01-14

Welcome to India, Mr. Bezos. Here’s an Antitrust Complaint. India opened a formal investigation into Jeff Bezos’ Amazon and its leading rival, Flipkart, just before his first visit in five years....
23:32, 2020-01-13

Barr Asks Apple to Unlock iPhones of Pensacola Gunman The request set up a collision between law enforcement and big technology firms in the latest battle over privacy and security....
23:32, 2020-01-13

Army Research Lab engineers tough new batteries that won't explode under fire Soldiers taking enemy fire in 120-degree desert heat, carrying up to 100-pounds of gear and conducting attack operations at night are totally reliant...
21:52, 2020-01-13

The Decimation of Local News Has Lawmakers Crossing the Aisle Lawmakers from both parties blame companies like Facebook and Google for the struggles of local newspapers....
21:44, 2020-01-13

Keurboom boss banned from being a director for six years Keurboom Communications was fined £400,000 in 2017 for making nearly 100 million automated calls....
18:08, 2020-01-13

Mom says she received stinking shipment of dirty diapers from Amazon A mom in New Jersey says that she got a gross surprise when she opened a package of diapers that she had ordered from Amazon....
17:52, 2020-01-13

Captured carbon dioxide could be used to help recycle batteries We have to capture carbon dioxide to slow climate change, but instead of simply burying it we could first use it to extract useful metals from old el...
17:32, 2020-01-13

YouTubers face £4,600 bill over copyright claims Two YouTubers have been charged $6,000 (£4,600) over the use of four clips in their videos....
17:28, 2020-01-13

Away C.E.O. Is Back, Just Weeks After Stepping Down Former employees of the luggage start-up told a tech website that Steph Korey had created a toxic culture. She stepped aside. But now, she says that ...
17:24, 2020-01-13

US Army has built a device to keep your hands warm without gloves The US Army has built a prototype device that allows wearers to go glove-free in freezing conditions. It works by heating the forearm, which helps ke...
10:04, 2020-01-13

How the Police Use Facial Recognition, and Where It Falls Short Records from Florida, where law enforcement has long used the controversial technology, offer an inside look at its risks and rewards....
23:48, 2020-01-12

Plight of Newspapers Generates Uncommon Bipartisan Unity Lawmakers from both parties blame companies like Facebook and Google for the struggles of local newspapers....
22:12, 2020-01-12

Where’s Your Flying Car? Still Years From Reality A model presented by Hyundai and Uber at the Consumer Electronics Show is said to hold the promise of aerial ride sharing at 180 miles an hour....
21:00, 2020-01-11

11 questions you always wanted to ask about social media Social media has taken over the planet. Facebook, YouTube and Instagram are the most popular platforms with billions of users, while Twitter, Reddit ...
13:52, 2020-01-11

Texas online gamer saves UK teen who had seizure A British teen who had a seizure while playing an online game with a Texas woman earlier this month was reportedly saved when his opponent alerted Un...
02:04, 2020-01-11

Google parent company's legal chief is leaving following misconduct allegations David Drummond, the legal chief officer of Google's parent company Alphabet and one of its highest-paid executives, has stepped down following allega...
00:52, 2020-01-11

Buckle Up for Another Facebook Election By opting not to change the company’s political advertising rules, Mark Zuckerberg has ensured another election shaped by the social network....
22:24, 2020-01-10

Alphabet’s Chief Legal Officer Stepping Down Amid Investigation David Drummond, who was the company’s first general counsel, was being investigated for relationships with several women at the company....
20:20, 2020-01-10

E-scooter firm Lime pulls out of 12 cities The Californian firm is also sacking 100 staff, saying it is trying to move towards profitability....
19:12, 2020-01-10

Forget What You Think You Know About Blue Light and Sleep It’s become a virtually unchallenged piece of conventional wisdom that exposure to blue light—the type emitted by electronic device scree...
17:44, 2020-01-10

The Week in Tech: New Decade, Same Old Trouble in Washington If the tech industry was hoping for some relief from lawmakers’ pressure, the start of the year had to have been a disappointment....
15:56, 2020-01-10

How AI (and Mushrooms) Are Helping Fight Poverty in China’s Most Remote Villages The last thing on Geru Drolma’s mind was becoming an internet celebrity. All she wanted was to make rent. But the steamed buns Drolma rose at 5...
15:20, 2020-01-10

What went wrong with virtual reality? It was thought VR would be as common as televisions, but despite improvements it is yet to take off....
12:56, 2020-01-10

Mark Zuckerberg decides to ditch new year personal challenge Instead of a personal challenge for 2020, the Facebook boss will reflect on the upcoming decade....
12:56, 2020-01-10

A Glimpse of Our Connected Tech Future, Courtesy of CES 2020 Paying for gas with Amazon’s Alexa or playing table tennis with a robot: Whether the latest tech trends will become fixtures in our lives is an open ...
11:32, 2020-01-10

CES 2020: Nreal's mixed reality glasses win over sceptics Start-up's glasses mix together real-world views and computer graphics and should launch soon....
05:24, 2020-01-10

County lines: Call to review 'criminal abuse' of pay-as-you-go phones The government is urged to consider restrictions on pay-as-you-go phones to prevent drug dealers using them....
04:52, 2020-01-10

CES 2020: Nreal's mixed reality glasses win over CES sceptics Start-up's glasses mix together real-world views and computer graphics and should launch soon....
04:36, 2020-01-10

CES 2020: Segway’s prototype wheelchair crashes at tech show The electric scooter-maker's mishap is the latest in a list of historic malfunctions at the show...
04:36, 2020-01-10

Why we've never fallen in love with virtual reality It was thought VR would be as common as televisions, but despite improvements it is yet to take off....
02:04, 2020-01-10

What You Need to Know About 5G in 2020 After years of hype, carriers like AT&T and Verizon are giving consumers clarity on what their next-generation cellular networks will realistically d...
00:08, 2020-01-10

CES: Hyundai, Uber team up to offer flying taxi service This week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Hyundai unveiled its full-scale concept Urban Mobility Vehicle dubbed the S-A1, which essenti...
23:12, 2020-01-09

CES 2020: Smart home devices to keep you and your loved ones safe Thousands of new products were unveiled at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and some may help keep loved ones living longer and safe...
22:52, 2020-01-09

Pacific Commander: Sub-hunting spy plane missions continue in Pacific The increasingly global reach of Chinese nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines, armed with JL-2 weapons reportedly able to hit parts of the U.S....
22:52, 2020-01-09

US-government issued phones run 'Chinese malware' Mobile phones offered to poor families come pre-installed with malware, according to a security company....
19:24, 2020-01-09

Facebook Still Won’t Fact-Check Political Ads Headed Into Election Season Responding to popular demand, Facebook will soon give users the option to see fewer political and social issue advertisements in their feed. This new...
18:24, 2020-01-09

If You Love Netflix’s The Witcher, Try the Video Game it’s Based On Netflix’s fantasy epic The Witcher is an enchanting mix of European folktales, Xena-era action/adventure, and courtly intrigue. The show is com...
18:24, 2020-01-09

Google's auction picks 'winners' for Android search After a record EU fine, Google's controversial auction finds alternative search engines for users....
16:52, 2020-01-09

The 25 Best Products of CES 2020 CES, the annual tech confab in the heart of Las Vegas, showcases the latest and greatest in technology and consumer gadgets. There truly is something...
15:44, 2020-01-09

Amazon Ring workers fired for accessing user video Four employees watched video footage from customers, exceeding "what was necessary", the company says...
15:36, 2020-01-09

Facebook Says It Won’t Back Down From Allowing Lies in Political Ads The company was under intense pressure to adjust its policies. But in this presidential election year, no big changes are planned....
13:00, 2020-01-09

CES 2020: Bite-to-clean Y-Brush toothbrush takes 10 seconds A French start-up aims to radically cut the amount of time people require to clean their teeth....
09:48, 2020-01-09

CES 2020: Cyrcle Phone is round and has two headphone jacks After five years in development, the makers of a circular phone say it is nearly ready for launch....
07:00, 2020-01-09

CES 2020: Quibi aims to change how we watch shows on phones Quibi is designed for phones and its short shows stay full-frame however the handset is held....
00:08, 2020-01-09

CES: Here are the gadgets you will be using in 2020 Gadgets have a unique ability to change our lives and the latest and greatest are at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. A new smar...
22:08, 2020-01-08

Bite-to-clean Y-Brush toothbrush takes just 10 seconds A French start-up aims to radically cut the amount of time people require to clean their teeth....
21:00, 2020-01-08

Drone superpower? Iran’s arsenal of unmanned aerial vehicles should not be underestimated, expert warns The recent flare-up between the U.S. and Iran has thrust Tehran’s military capabilities into the spotlight. While tensions appear to be de-escalating...
21:00, 2020-01-08

9 things to do now before a cyberattack hits In our “internet of things” era, you’re more vulnerable to cybercriminals than ever before. There are threats around every corner waiting for potenti...
20:08, 2020-01-08

Disinformation: How Iran could take a page from Russia’s propaganda playbook A social media expert believes that the fight for screen time is one of the biggest battles of the 21st-century and that harnessing people’s reaction...
18:28, 2020-01-08

How might the US attack Iran? Tomahawk missiles, B-2 stealth bombers, F-35s, carriers? Tensions between the U.S. and Iran appear to be de-escalating, but if the Pentagon decides to punish Tehran, it has a vast array of options at its di...
18:28, 2020-01-08

Ivanka Trump’s Appearance at CES Tech Show Draws Criticism (LAS VEGAS) — The nation’s largest consumer electronics show on Tuesday hosted Ivanka Trump as a keynote speaker — a choice that dr...
18:04, 2020-01-08

The Lenovo Fold X1 Is a Brilliant Foldable PC. But Will Anybody Want One? I can write on it. I can save all of my work in it. And I can fold it up and slip it under my arm. So far, so notebook. But this product does so much...
16:52, 2020-01-08

Facebook ad campaign helped Donald Trump win election, claims executive A Facebook executive has claimed the company was "responsible" for Donald Trump's election win in 2016....
14:48, 2020-01-08

TikTok fixes 'serious' security flaws A security firm identified issues that could have allowed hackers to upload fake news videos to the app....
11:44, 2020-01-08

Major TikTok Security Flaws Found The vulnerabilities, which the app says it has fixed, could have let attackers manipulate content and extract personal data....
11:08, 2020-01-08

The man who got rich on data - years before Google Often called the "new oil", data is immensely valuable - but only if processed in the right way....
10:52, 2020-01-08

Travelex customer: My money is in limbo The criminals behind the hack told the BBC they are demanding $6m (£4.6m) from the currency trader....
09:52, 2020-01-08

CES 2020: ShoeBlast's hi-tech cure for stinky trainers A South Korean start-up has created a gadget designed to stop well-worn trainers smelling bad....
07:20, 2020-01-08

CES 2020: Concept cars of the future shown off in Vegas A wide range of futuristic vehicles, including flying machines, has parked up at the CES tech show....
07:04, 2020-01-08

CES 2020: Zany cars of the future shown off in Vegas A wide range of futuristic vehicles, including flying machines, has parked up at the CES tech show....
06:36, 2020-01-08

What Google and Facebook owe to a 19th-Century machine Often called the "new oil", data is immensely valuable - but only if processed in the right way....
06:00, 2020-01-08

Ivanka Trump delivers CES keynote, touts innovation, job growth Ivanka Trump delivered a keynote address amid controversy at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday, touting innovation as an engine f...
02:00, 2020-01-08

Inside the Billion-Dollar Battle Over .Org A private equity firm wants to buy the internet domain used by nonprofits. A group of online pioneers says it is not the place to maximize profits....
23:24, 2020-01-07

F.B.I. Asks Apple to Help Unlock Two iPhones The request could reignite a fight between the Silicon Valley giant and law enforcement over access to encrypted technology....
22:04, 2020-01-07

Bitcoin: Should cryptocurrency owners make a will? Billions of pounds worth of cryptocurrency is lost when owners die without leaving details of how to access it....
22:00, 2020-01-07

Could this be the ultimate selfie? Carmen Roberts visits a coffee shop in Seoul where you print an image on the froth of your coffee....
22:00, 2020-01-07

Aston Martin warns on profits but Rolls-Royce sales surge The carmaker says profits are set to nearly halve, but luxury rival Rolls-Royce sees record sales....
22:00, 2020-01-07

CES 2020: Juno 'reverse microwave oven' cools drinks in seconds The device rapidly chills packaged drinks meaning they do not need to be refrigerated before use....
22:00, 2020-01-07

Where’s Your Flying Car? Hyundai and Uber Say They’re Working on It A model presented at the Consumer Electronics Show is said to hold the promise of aerial ride sharing at 180 miles an hour....
20:40, 2020-01-07

Don’t Tilt Scales Against Trump, Facebook Executive Warns In an internal memo, Andrew Bosworth said he “desperately” wanted the president to lose. But, he said, the company should avoid hurting Mr. Trump’s c...
20:40, 2020-01-07

Lord of the Rings, 2020 and Stuffed Oreos: Read the Andrew Bosworth Memo Mr. Bosworth, a Facebook executive, weighed in on the platform’s role in political polarization....
20:40, 2020-01-07

Samsung shows off 'SelfieType,' an invisible keyboard for your phone Samsung has shown off five "cutting-edge" projects at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, including the "SelfieType," a virtual keyboard that uses...
20:04, 2020-01-07

Sonos, Squeezed by the Tech Giants, Sues Google The maker of home speakers said Google and Amazon stole its technology and abused their power, but it could only risk suing one....
19:00, 2020-01-07

Sex Tech Might Just Be the Biggest New Thing at CES 2020 (LAS VEGAS) — Sex tech will grace the CES gadget show in Las Vegas this week after organizers endured scorn for revoking an innovation award to...
18:16, 2020-01-07

Iranian cyberattacks could cause 'real damage,' warns cybersecurity expert Cybersecurity expert Justin Cappos warns that Iran has already “proven it’s both adept at launching cyberattacks and that those attacks can cause rea...
18:04, 2020-01-07

Ivanka Trump’s planned CES keynote sparks backlash in tech community Ivanka Trump’s forthcoming keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show has sparked a backlash from critics who argue that the White House senior adviser...
16:40, 2020-01-07

Travelex being held to ransom by hackers The foreign exchange firm has been forced to turn off all computers and switch to pen and paper....
15:44, 2020-01-07

A lazy fix 20 years ago means the Y2K bug is taking down computers now The millennium bug is back with a vengeance, after programmers in the 1990s simply pushed the problem back by 20 years...
15:44, 2020-01-07

Facebook Announces Plans to Ban Some ‘Deepfake’ Videos (LONDON) — Facebook says it is banning “deepfake” videos, the false but realistic clips created with artificial intelligence and so...
14:12, 2020-01-07

CES 2020: Taste test for Impossible Food's fake pork sausage It lacks the fatty taste of some bangers but may still be good enough to tempt meat eaters....
11:24, 2020-01-07

CES 2020: Intel shows off foldable computer of the future A flexible all-screen computer that doubles as a monitor is intended to inspire PC-makers....
09:24, 2020-01-07

Facebook Says It Will Ban ‘Deepfakes’ The company said it would remove videos altered by artificial intelligence in ways meant to mislead viewers....
07:48, 2020-01-07

CES 2020: Samsung shows off Ballie bot that follows you The bot, named Ballie, has a built-in camera that can capture and store "special moments"....
06:08, 2020-01-07

CES 2020: Sony announces electric car concept The electronics giant unveiled the "Vision S" vehicle in a surprise announcement at the tech show....
03:52, 2020-01-07

CES 2020: LG OLED TV rolls up into the ceiling The South Korean tech giant unveils a concept screen that rolls up out of the way when not in use....
01:44, 2020-01-07

4 Things to Know About YouTube’s New Children Privacy Practices The video service is making several changes after a settlement with federal and state regulators....
19:32, 2020-01-06

Awash in Disinformation Before Vote, Taiwan Points Finger at China The self-governing island is on high alert for digital-age trickery and deception that Beijing might be using to try to swing a crucial election....
19:32, 2020-01-06

Army Research Lab pursues new, next-generation AI for soldiers at war Targets emerge in seconds, incoming enemy fire puts lives at risk and shifting combat dynamics require immediate, on-the-spot decisions in a matter o...
18:56, 2020-01-06

Segway shows off 'Jurassic World'-inspired 'stroller' Segway-Ninebot, a company best known for its namesake two-wheeled personal transporter, is taking inspiration from the movies with its latest creatio...
15:12, 2020-01-06

9 clever ways thieves steal your identity – and how you can stop them Identity theft isn’t just someone stealing your credit card. Criminals are coming up with plenty of innovative ways to rip us off. New account fraud,...
13:44, 2020-01-06

CES 2020: Samsung slims down 8K TV's frame to a sliver Samsung unveils a TV with a super-thin border and also shows off a spinning model for Instagrammers....
12:32, 2020-01-06

CES 2020: Wonder Painter lets players star in its video games A Chinese app uses artificial intelligence technologies to place its users into scribbled worlds....
09:48, 2020-01-06

CES 2020: The Russian car with no driver at the wheel The BBC is offered a ride in a driverless car - without a human safety driver at the wheel....
04:32, 2020-01-06

Wheel.me robot wheels move furniture via voice commands A start-up wants to let consumers rearrange their homes without having to do any of the hard work....
04:32, 2020-01-06

Companies making AI for analyzing satellite images face new US restrictions on exports to China, elsewhere U.S. technology companies that build artificial intelligence software for analyzing satellite imagery will face new restrictions on exporting their p...
04:24, 2020-01-06

The U.S. Is Restricting Exports of AI for Analyzing Satellite Images WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. technology companies that build artificial intelligence software for analyzing satellite imagery will face new restricti...
03:24, 2020-01-06

CES 2020: Restaurant cat robot meows at dining customers BellaBot, which waits on tables, is one among a number of wacky robots at the CES tech show....
02:04, 2020-01-06

Silicon Valley’s Newest Rival: The Banks of the Hudson Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google will soon have 20,000 workers in New York City, many in offices on the West Side....
18:32, 2020-01-05

Smart TV hackers, video doorbell security, AirPods as hearing aids and more: Tech Q&A Each week, I receive tons of questions from my listeners about tech concerns, new products, and all things digital....
14:36, 2020-01-05

This Robot’s Journey to an Icy Alien Moon Starts Beneath Antarctica NASA scientists completed field tests in November of a floating rover they hope will one day travel to Europa, the frozen ocean moon of Jupiter....
11:48, 2020-01-05

How Big Tech Is Turning New York Into a Silicon Valley Rival Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google will soon have 20,000 workers in the city, many in a cluster of offices on the West Side....
09:28, 2020-01-05

Iranian cyberattacks against US feared after killing of top general Iran’s retaliation for the United States' targeted killing of its top general is likely to include cyberattacks, security experts warned Friday. Iran...
04:56, 2020-01-05

CES chief defends invite for Ivanka Trump Tech expo organiser says the US President's daughter has done "great work" on jobs-related issues....
03:12, 2020-01-05

9 Apple AirPods tricks you’ll wish you knew before now AirPods were a holiday season top seller, and if you haven't already cut the cord on your earbuds, you can expect to do so soon. Small, sleek, and Bl...
13:12, 2020-01-04

Mirriad's AI slips ads into empty spaces in online videos A UK company is to show off its next-generation product placement software at the CES tech show....
01:44, 2020-01-04

Tesla Reports Record Output as Elon Musk Achieves Goal The electric-car maker said it made more than 100,000 vehicles in the last three months and put overall 2019 deliveries at 367,500....
16:40, 2020-01-03

These 6 Tech Tools Will Help You Actually Keep Your 2020 New Year’s Resolutions It’s 2020, a brand new year, and you know what that means: Resolutions you’ll definitely keep this time! Yes, you know you can change you...
16:32, 2020-01-03

Tesla Reports Record Quarterly Output, Reaching Year’s Goal The electric-car maker said it made more than 100,000 vehicles in the last three months and put overall 2019 deliveries at 367,500....
16:20, 2020-01-03

GirlsDoPorn: Young women win legal battle over video con Some models were driven to the verge of suicide after the porn website reneged on privacy promises....
14:52, 2020-01-03

Human Remains in a Cave Identified as a Bootlegger Who Escaped Jail The case of Joseph Henry Loveless, who sawed his way out of jail in 1916, is among the oldest solved using genetic genealogy....
14:36, 2020-01-03

Tackling the Earth's orbiting space junk How the Japanese firm Astroscale is set to start cleaning up the Earth's orbiting space debris....
12:08, 2020-01-03

Human Remains in Idaho Cave Belonged to Bootlegging Jail Escapee The case of Joseph Henry Loveless, who sawed his way out of jail in 1916, is among the oldest solved using genetic genealogy....
12:00, 2020-01-03

Hype House and the Los Angeles TikTok Mansion Gold Rush The city is home to a land rush of “collab houses,” where the content creators are getting younger and younger....
12:00, 2020-01-03

Phone number theft through SIM-jacking is on the rise in the UK There have more than 300 cases since April 2019 of attackers trying to gain control of UK mobile phone numbers by obtaining porting authorisation cod...
11:16, 2020-01-03

Fatal Tesla crash sparks federal investigation Two people died after a Tesla reportedly passed through a red light and collided with their car....
09:24, 2020-01-03

Could drones deliver blood in UK? Five cities are running tests to discover how drones could benefit the NHS and the public sector....
08:24, 2020-01-03

Amazon 'threatens to fire' climate change activists The company said employees "may receive a notification" from HR if rules were "not being followed"....
08:24, 2020-01-03

Travelex site taken offline after cyber attack The foreign currency seller has taken its site down after finding a software virus in its systems....
08:24, 2020-01-03

Man Captured on Doorbell Camera Footage Confessing to Murder “I killed Jennifer,” the man said before his arrest, according to the authorities. The episode is one of several recent examples of doorbell cameras ...
00:36, 2020-01-03

Amazon threatens to fire employees who criticize its environmental policies: report Amazon has warned two employees who publicly criticized the tech giant's environmental policies that they could be fired in the future for violating ...
21:24, 2020-01-02

Maximum robocall fine is $10,000 under law signed by Trump President Trump signed a law increasing fines of spam robocalls to $10,000 and requiring service providers to authenticate calls across networks....
21:24, 2020-01-02

New Google AI tool detects breast cancer better than radiologists, study suggests A new Google AI model appears capable of more accurately spotting breast cancer in mammograms than radiologists....
21:24, 2020-01-02

Ex-Google exec Ross LaJeunesse savages firm on human rights Ross LaJeunesse says he was "sidelined" after criticising the firm's efforts to expand in China....
20:56, 2020-01-02

Ex-Googler savages company on human rights Ross LaJeunesse says he was "sidelined" after criticising the firm's efforts to expand in China....
20:28, 2020-01-02

At SoftBank’s Jewel in India: ‘Toxic’ Culture and Troubling Incidents Backed by SoftBank, Oyo aims to be the world’s biggest hotel chain. But its growth was fueled by questionable practices, employees said....
18:44, 2020-01-02

Metallic hydrogen would be the ultimate fuel - if we can make it The universe’s most common element could also be its most wondrous. Two different groups of researchers say they've made it - but can either claim wi...
14:24, 2020-01-02

10 ways to secure any tech you unwrapped this holiday season Years ago, our biggest tech worries were computer glitches, dead batteries and seriously slow internet....
13:20, 2020-01-02

Pokemon Go: Documents show Canadian military's struggle with game Faced with gaming interlopers, one Canadian official suggested using "a 12-year-old to help us out"....
11:28, 2020-01-02

Language apps: Can phones replace classrooms? With a boom in Japanese ahead of the Rugby World Cup, can apps offer more spontaneity and freedom?...
11:08, 2020-01-02

Barcelona's car-free smart city experiment Superblocks is a radical plan to reclaim the streets from the noise and pollution of traffic....
02:00, 2020-01-02

Mature dating apps are coming of age An increasing number of older people are turning to dating apps for mature people, in a quest for love....
18:20, 2020-01-01

Time for change? Why the UK would be better off with a £1.75 coin Pennies and cents clog up wallets and pockets. Cold, hard mathematics proves it's time to ditch the shrapnel in favour of a new denomination...
13:44, 2020-01-01

10 Electric Vehicles to Watch Sales doubled in 2019, but the industry’s tipping point — severing ties to the gas pump — still lies ahead. These cars will help make that happen....
09:20, 2020-01-01

The Best Things We Bought in 2019 From a killer fly swatter to a family-worthy cargo bike, these are the things we bought this year that made our lives easier and a lot more fun....
19:24, 2019-12-31

What I taught NASA employees about cybersecurity Working for NASA is a big job and a true honor. Every day, the talented men and women of NASA must think on a cosmic level because it’s not just abou...
19:20, 2019-12-31

Facebook tracks you offline: How to make it stop You may not agree with Facebook’s practices, but it’s hard to argue against its effectiveness. Advertisers are willing to pay big bucks to access you...
16:24, 2019-12-31

President Trump Has Signed a Law to Reduce Robocalls. What Does It Mean For Your Phone? (NEW YORK) — An anti-robocalls measure signed into law Monday by President Donald Trump should help reduce the torrent of unwanted calls promis...
14:48, 2019-12-31

Apple accused of crackdown on jailbreaking The tech giant has filed a copyright infringement claim against software company Corellium....
14:36, 2019-12-31

Sonos in bricked speaker 'recycling' row Customers who recycle old speakers qualify for a 30% discount on new products but there is a catch....
12:52, 2019-12-31

California Wanted to Protect Uber Drivers. Now It May Hurt Freelancers. A state act to protect part-timers at companies like Uber and Lyft takes effect on Wednesday. Some freelancers say it will limit their prospects....
12:40, 2019-12-31

Huawei Posts Solid Growth but Warns of Difficulties Ahead In a year-end note, a deputy chairman said the Chinese tech giant’s confrontation with the United States would hurt its prospects for 2020....
05:16, 2019-12-31

Uber and Postmates File Suit to Block California Freelancer Law The ride-hailing company and the delivery start-up are seeking an injunction against the new law, which takes effect Jan. 1....
02:56, 2019-12-31

Tech 2019: Our biggest technology stories Social media scandals dominate the list of the most-read news stories by the Tech desk this year....
02:04, 2019-12-31

Sharon Stone Back on Bumble After Dating App Thought Her Profile Was Fake and Blocked Her Hollywood actress Sharon Stone is back on Bumble’s dating platform after the matchmaking app reinstated the “Basic Instinct” star&r...
19:00, 2019-12-30

20 Years Later, the Y2K Bug Seems Like a Joke—Because Those Behind the Scenes Took It Seriously In the final hours of Dec. 31, 1999, John Koskinen boarded an airplane bound for New York City. He was accompanied by a handful of reporters but few ...
19:00, 2019-12-30

Big holiday iPhone heists strike Best Buy, Apple Store shopper In year-end holiday heists, over $200K in iPhones were stolen from a Best Buy and a large haul of phones was taken from a car after an Apple Store sh...
18:20, 2019-12-30

Scotland 'open for business' in pioneering driverless vehicles A masterplan to put Scotland "at the forefront of driverless vehicle technology" has been revealed....
16:04, 2019-12-30

Sharon Stone Says Dating App Bumble Thought Her Profile Was Fake and Blocked Her Hollywood actress Sharon Stone got blocked on Bumble after several users complained that her profile was fake, prompting the “Basic Instinct&rd...
12:12, 2019-12-30

New year honours data breach may lead to less government transparency The UK government posted online the private addresses of more than 1000 individuals, including celebrities and former members of the UK security serv...
11:56, 2019-12-30

Hunting the missing millions from collapsed cryptocurrency On the trail of almost half a billion dollars lost when the Wex exchange collapsed in 2018....
09:36, 2019-12-30

Pope Francis: It's good to talk, but not on mobiles The pope cited Jesus, Mary and Joseph as an example of a family with good communication skills....
09:36, 2019-12-30

New Year Honours: Publication of addresses a 'complete disaster' Former Tory leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith calls the breach "concerning" for police officers affected....
09:36, 2019-12-30

Tesla delivers its first 'Made in China' cars The move by the electric car maker comes as the US-China trade war forces firms to rethink supply chains....
09:36, 2019-12-30

A massive optical computer being built could outpace quantum computers A machine made of a 5 kilometre-long coil of fibre optic cable squeezed into a box a few metres across could give quantum computers a run for their m...
09:32, 2019-12-30

Could vacuum airships go from steampunk fantasy to 21st century skies? First imagined in the 17th century, blimps borne aloft by nothing but nothing are finally ready for lift off, carrying goods and even passengers in g...
14:08, 2019-12-29

What Does California’s New Data Privacy Law Mean? Nobody Agrees The statute was meant to standardize how companies disclose their consumer data-mining practices. So far, not so much....
12:20, 2019-12-29

New Year Honours: Government apologises after addresses published The Cabinet Office says it is "looking into" how celebrities' addresses were accidentally published online....
05:12, 2019-12-29

New Year Honours: 1,000 addresses published in error The government admits accidentally uploading a list of addresses including that of Sir Elton John....
16:36, 2019-12-28

What I taught 60,000 NASA employees about cybersecurity Working for NASA is a big job and a true honor. Every day, the talented men and women of NASA must think on a cosmic level because it’s not just abou...
13:40, 2019-12-28

New Year Honours: Former Ofcom head Sharon White becomes dame Sharon White is recognised on the honours list for her public service at the telecoms regulator Ofcom....
23:44, 2019-12-27

App reveals weak password woes Many computer passwords can be decoded by hackers in a few seconds. So what can we do to improve them?...
18:08, 2019-12-27

The Week in Tech: What 5 Billion Means to Amazon The company gets that many daily submissions to edit descriptions and details about products for sale on its site. How does it keep up?...
16:52, 2019-12-27

YouTube admits error over Bitcoin video purge The video-sharing platform says a crackdown on crypto-currency videos and channels was a mistake....
13:36, 2019-12-27

Apple 'hacker' spared jail over iCloud blackmail A 22-year-old Londoner admits trying to blackmail Apple by threatening to wipe iCloud accounts....
13:36, 2019-12-27

Blocked in U.S., Huawei Touts ‘Shared Values’ to Compete in Europe The Chinese tech giant is spending millions of dollars on a charm offensive in Brussels, hoping for a leading role in building 5G networks. It seems ...
09:20, 2019-12-27

China Says It Will Complete Its Competitor to GPS in the First Half of Next Year BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday its Beidou Navigation Satellite System that emulates the U.S. Global Positioning System will be competed with ...
08:44, 2019-12-27

The F.A.A. Wants to Start Tracking Drones’ Locations A proposal would require most drones flying in American airspace to include technology that would allow the government to keep tabs on them....
04:36, 2019-12-27

App helps parents of premature babies stay in touch An app has been developed to help parents stay in touch with their premature baby when they can't be in hospital....
01:36, 2019-12-27

Turkey's Wikipedia ban ruled unconstitutional by high court Turkey's high court on Thursday said the government's two-year Wikipedia ban violates freedom of expression in a ruling that could pave the way for a...
00:08, 2019-12-27

Self-Checkout in France Sets Off Battle Over a Day of Rest Besieged by online rivals, retailers are staying open Sunday afternoons with automated cashiers. Critics see an invasion of American-style consumeris...
16:08, 2019-12-26

How smart tech could transform disabled people's lives An app which helps people tell businesses about their individual needs is among technology being developed in Scotland....
14:52, 2019-12-26

Shocking facts about how much your employer monitors you If you sit in front of a computer all day, you might not give a second thought to checking your personal email or taking care of some digital errands...
14:24, 2019-12-26

The Watch Is Smart, but It Can’t Replace Your Doctor Apple has been advertising its watch’s ability to detect atrial fibrillation. The reality doesn’t quite live up to the promise....
11:32, 2019-12-26

Iran internet 'disrupted' ahead of protests The authorities reportedly order services to be cut off ahead of fresh planned demonstrations....
17:36, 2019-12-25

Get Those Records, Tapes and CDs Onto Your Smartphone Ready to convert your older analog audio to more portable digital formats? Here’s how to make it happen....
15:12, 2019-12-25

Chuck Peddle Dies at 82; His $25 Chip Helped Start the PC Age His invention brought digital technology to a new breed of consumer devices and powered early Apple and Commodore computers....
21:48, 2019-12-24

7 ways you’re exposing yourself to dangerous malware For the security conscious, 2019 has been a mess of a year. Countless data breaches and high-profile hacks have left consumers, and our information, ...
18:12, 2019-12-24

Uber Founder Travis Kalanick Leaves Board, Severing Last Tie He has sold more than $2 billion of his Uber shares and on Thursday will finalize the sale of his remaining stake in the company....
17:12, 2019-12-24

Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick steps down from board Ride-hailing firm's co-founder steps down from its board saying he wants to focus on other pursuits....
16:04, 2019-12-24

Russia 'successfully tests' its unplugged internet Runet will be a net service specific to Russia, cutting citizens off from the wider internet....
16:04, 2019-12-24

Why algorithms love giraffes and create hilarious recipes Chop your flour and peel some rosemary. Recipe instructions like this say a lot about AI intelligence, says Janelle Shane – and that's not to mention...
13:28, 2019-12-24

Why robocallers and scammers love gift cards Holly Kay bought eight $1,000 Macy’s gift cards at a California mall because a scammer told her to on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Forty minutes...
21:56, 2019-12-23

ToTok is a spying tool used by the United Arab Emirates: report The popular Chinese-owned video app TikTok is a spying tool used by the United Arab Emirates to track the activities of those who download it, a new ...
18:12, 2019-12-23

Google and Apple remove alleged UAE spy app ToTok ToTok says it is a temporary technical issue and it will be back in the near future with more features....
17:04, 2019-12-23

Will 2020 break the curse of the folding phone? Motorola delays the release of its updated Razr handset, originally due to ship in the US on 26 December....
17:04, 2019-12-23

Big tech data abuse capped off Silicon Valley's decade-long fall With record fines dished out over tech firms' use of personal data, and their public images becoming increasingly tarnished, 2019 was the year the wo...
16:12, 2019-12-23

The Unforeseen Dangers of a Device That Curbs Drunken Driving Ignition interlock devices are becoming ubiquitous. They can distract drivers and cause crashes....
12:24, 2019-12-23

Twitter removes thousands of Saudi 'state-backed' accounts The network says the almost 6,000 "state-backed" accounts attempted to manipulate the platform....
09:24, 2019-12-23

Fund manager defends backing blacklisted Chinese surveillance firm Fidelity International owns a stake in Hikvision, which is accused of contributing to human rights abuses....
09:24, 2019-12-23

No ‘Magic Bullets’ in the Fight Against Online Abuse, but ‘Spiders’ Help Nearly four dozen nonprofits around the world are dedicated to removing photos and videos of child sexual abuse from the internet. It’s a daunting ta...
18:04, 2019-12-22

The Week in Tech: How Is Antitrust Enforcement Changing? A reporter who has covered the tech industry for more than two decades explains how we may be entering a progressive era of antitrust....
16:48, 2019-12-22

Boeing Starliner Landing Live Updates: Watch Capsule’s Early Return The new ride to orbit built for NASA is returning to Earth early after problems during its first trip to space on Friday....
13:48, 2019-12-22

Your photos are a mess: 3 steps to organization bliss There has never been a better time to take pictures. Photos look better than they ever have. Special apps and portrait mode help smartphone snapshots...
13:16, 2019-12-22

Boeing Starliner Landing: Capsule Preparing for Early Return The new ride to orbit built for NASA is returning to Earth early after problems during its first trip to space on Friday....
12:32, 2019-12-22

Take a look behind the 'small doors to imaginary spaces' within bookshelves Artists share the inspiration behind the crafty creation of miniature scenery on their bookcases....
11:28, 2019-12-22

Cobham takeover: Boris Johnson defends £4bn sale to US equity firm Critics say there are still national security questions over the sale of Cobham to a US equity firm....
11:28, 2019-12-22

Boeing Starliner Ends Up in Wrong Orbit After Clock Problem The company capped a bad week with a flawed test flight of a capsule built for NASA to carry astronauts to the space station....
19:48, 2019-12-21

UK approves £4bn US takeover of defence company Cobham Critics say the announcement was "cynically timed", but Boris Johnson defends the decision....
16:04, 2019-12-21

Star Citizen: Is this £200m game becoming too ambitious? In development since 2012 Star Citizen wants to build an entire universe for game players....
02:52, 2019-12-21

Randy Suess, Computer Bulletin Board Inventor, Dies at 74 The messaging system that he and a friend created in 1978 was a forerunner of social media services like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube....
01:08, 2019-12-21

Space Force will start small but let Trump claim a big win WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is celebrating the launch of Space Force, the first new military service in more than 70 years....
18:28, 2019-12-20

At the Edge of the World, a New Battleground for the U.S. and China The Faroe Islands have become perhaps the most unexpected place for the United States and China to tussle over the Chinese tech giant Huawei....
18:12, 2019-12-20

Boeing Starliner Launch Update: Spacecraft Ended Up in Wrong Orbit NASA and Boeing’s test flight of a crewless capsule intended to carry astronauts to the space station will return to Earth without completing its mis...
17:56, 2019-12-20

Everyone is jumping on the quantum computing bandwagon, but why? At a gathering of quantum computing experts from around the world, nobody seemed quite sure what quantum computers will be good for – if anything at ...
17:52, 2019-12-20

Amazon tracked conference attendees' locations with beacons hidden in badges, report says Amazon, which has its tentacles in everything from e-commerce to cloud computing to streaming video, tracked the location of those who attended one o...
16:32, 2019-12-20

Facebook's AI mathematician can solve university calculus problems An artificial intelligence built by Facebook has learned to solve university-level calculus problems in seconds...
16:24, 2019-12-20

Uber promises changes to avoid Germany ban The ride-sharing app could be banned in Germany if it does not make changes to its processes....
16:20, 2019-12-20

Facebook to stop using phone numbers to recommend 'friends' The social network has been criticised for putting two-step authentication details to other uses....
15:20, 2019-12-20

Boeing Starliner Spacecraft Fails to Reach Correct Orbit NASA and Boeing conducted a test flight of a capsule intended to carry astronauts to the International Space Station....
15:08, 2019-12-20

Facial recognition fails on race, government study says The US government report looked at nearly 200 facial recognition algorithms from a range of companies....
14:40, 2019-12-20

Hidden cameras: Are you being watched? The ubiquity of hidden cameras contributed to a spy cam porn epidemic in South Korea. Now a security expert is revealing “it’s going to be just as ba...
14:20, 2019-12-20

Facial recognition fails on race, suggests government study The US government report looked at nearly 200 facial recognition algorithms from a range of companies....
13:56, 2019-12-20

Boeing Starliner Launch Live Updates: Problem in Orbit for New NASA Ride NASA and Boeing conducted a test flight of a capsule that could soon carry astronauts to the International Space Station....
13:48, 2019-12-20

Boeing Starliner Launch Live Updates: New NASA Ride Blasts Off NASA and Boeing conducted a test flight of a capsule that could soon carry astronauts to the International Space Station....
13:16, 2019-12-20

Boeing Starliner Live Updates: Watch Launch of New NASA Ride to Orbit NASA and Boeing will conduct a test flight of a capsule that could soon carry astronauts to the International Space Station....
12:40, 2019-12-20

Boeing Starliner Launch Live Updates: On-Time Liftoff Expected NASA and Boeing will conduct a test flight of a capsule that could soon carry astronauts to the International Space Station....
11:20, 2019-12-20

Encryption scheme lets police access your phone, but there's a catch The row over law enforcement access to encrypted devices won't go away – now two researchers say they may have a middle-ground solution...
11:04, 2019-12-20

What to Expect From the Boeing Starliner Launch NASA and Boeing will conduct a test flight of a capsule that could soon carry astronauts to the International Space Station....
06:32, 2019-12-20

'I want my chemotherapy to help others touched by cancer' BBC Click reporter LJ Rich, who is undergoing 10 sessions of treatment, shares her experiences....
02:56, 2019-12-20

How a Top Antitrust Official Helped T-Mobile and Sprint Merge Text messages indicate that Makan Delrahim, the head of the Justice Department’s antitrust division, worked behind the scenes to help the companies p...
00:40, 2019-12-20

Many Facial-Recognition Systems Are Biased, Says U.S. Study Algorithms falsely identified African-American and Asian faces 10 to 100 times more than Caucasian faces, researchers for the National Institute of S...
23:24, 2019-12-19

Prime Power: How Amazon Squeezes the Businesses Behind Its Store Twenty years ago, Amazon opened its storefront to anyone who wanted to sell something. Then it began demanding more out of them....
21:20, 2019-12-19

How Facebook is being harnessed to warn about psychotic relapses When you think of people exploiting Facebook, the specter of shadowy Russian trolls may come to mind. Now, researchers here in the United States are ...
21:00, 2019-12-19

Digital isolation: The vulnerable people left behind Many essential services are moving online, leaving the most vulnerable people unable to access them....
17:40, 2019-12-19

Google goes offline after fibre cables cut The tech giant's services were among those temporarily unavailable in eastern Europe on Thursday....
17:40, 2019-12-19

How Artificial Intelligence Is Helping Identify Thousands of Unknown Civil War Soldiers Samuel Holmes Doten of Plymouth, Mass., was born June 5, 1812, so after the Civil War ended in 1865, he would joke that he “served in the infan...
17:20, 2019-12-19

Where Are the Tech Zillionaires? San Francisco Faces the I.P.O. Fizzle All those tech I.P.O.s this year that were supposed to make people megarich only made them rich-ish....
17:04, 2019-12-19

Ransomware hits crisis levels as another company caves to criminals Another large organization in North America has paid a ransomware demand, as cyber criminals increasingly turn to this as a lucrative enterprise....
15:08, 2019-12-19

Bank of England Audio Was Leaked, Giving Some Traders an Edge The British central bank says a supplier, without authorization, provided sound from news conferences ahead of the video feed....
12:16, 2019-12-19

Blind Harry Potter fan reads again thanks to smart camera A girl who went blind is able to read again after being given a camera that reads for her....
11:48, 2019-12-19

Bank of England Audio Leaked, Giving Some Traders an Edge The British central bank says a supplier, without authorization, provided sound from news conferences ahead of the video feed....
10:40, 2019-12-19

Airbnb is not an estate agent, EU court rules Airbnb will not need an estate agent licence to operate as it is an "information society service"....
10:28, 2019-12-19

5G: Is it worth getting a new phone? Rory Cellan-Jones puts 5G to the test in various spots in London - is it worth getting a 5G phone?...
02:48, 2019-12-19

Why India shuts down the internet more than any other democracy India shut down the internet 93 times this year, and a blackout in Kashmir is the world's longest....
01:28, 2019-12-19

5 rules for creating and remembering hard to crack passwords Passwords are our first line of defense online, and the sad truth is most of us just aren’t very good at creating strong ones. We use the same weak p...
00:20, 2019-12-19

Uber Settles Federal Investigation Into Workplace Culture The ride-hailing company “permitted a culture of sexual harassment and retaliation,” the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found....
23:56, 2019-12-18

New Orleans cyberattack costing the city close to $1M so far The city of New Orleans has launched a forensic investigation into the cyber attack that has crippled the city’s digital infrastructure for days....
21:44, 2019-12-18

What We Learned About the Technology That Times Journalists Use After three years and more than 130 columns, the smartphone was tops. There were also some deliberate Luddites among us....
21:16, 2019-12-18

'Time to tackle online giants' says UK regulator Competition watchdog's comments come amid reports of government plans to regulate big tech....
19:44, 2019-12-18

Apple, Google and Amazon decide to 'play nice' over smart home tech Apple, Google and Amazon team up to ensure smart home devices work regardless of the voice assistant used....
19:44, 2019-12-18

10 most innovative games of 2019 Innovation comes in all shapes and sizes. With video games, you never know if you’ll be flying into space, controlling a sword-wielding samurai, or s...
18:40, 2019-12-18

Thousands of students in Germany queue for email access After a cyber-attack at their university, 38,000 students are asked to queue for a new email password....
18:36, 2019-12-18

10 most innovative home technologies and gadgets of 2019 Innovation is hard. It takes a keen understanding of the industry and what is going to help customers the most. It requires insight into technology t...
18:04, 2019-12-18

Twitter and Facebook Want to Shift Power to Users. Or Do They? A decentralized internet was hailed as a way to dethrone Twitter and Facebook. But to the tech giants, the idea could unload some of their burdens....
17:24, 2019-12-18

NASA's quieter supersonic plane gets final assembly approval NASA announced that the final assembly of its supersonic X-plane, the X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST), has been approved. The decision, kno...
17:08, 2019-12-18

Search for Habitable World Joined by New European Space Telescope The Cheops orbiter will give a closer examination to stars already known to host exoplanets....
16:44, 2019-12-18

Verizon Outages Reported Nationwide Users reported widespread disruptions as they tried to make outgoing calls and text. The company said it had fixed a problem involving long-distance ...
16:44, 2019-12-18

UK 'should tackle dominance of online giants' Competition authority says the UK should have tougher rules for firms such as Google and Facebook....
16:20, 2019-12-18

Stamping Out Online Sex Trafficking May Have Pushed it Underground A change in a law to hold tech platforms accountable had almost universal support in Congress last year. Now, some are revisiting their decision....
14:36, 2019-12-18

People with epilepsy targeted in Twitter attack Trolls posted strobing Gifs and videos on Twitter with the Epilepsy Foundation's handle and hashtag....
13:52, 2019-12-18

Social media awash with scorn for 'sloping toilet' The toilet, being uncomfortable to sit on at length, is an attempt to improve office productivity....
13:52, 2019-12-18

Europe Launches Cheops Satellite to Scour Space for Habitable Planets The world’s newest orbiting telescope will examine stars already known to be host to exoplanets....
13:36, 2019-12-18

Internet Giants, Defied by Bitcoin, Now See Its Tech as a Remedy A decentralized internet was hailed as a way to dethrone Twitter and Facebook. But to the tech giants, the idea could unload some of their burdens....
11:28, 2019-12-18

The Machines Are Learning, and So Are the Students Artificial intelligence is starting to take over repetitive tasks in classrooms, like grading, and is optimizing coursework and revolutionizing the p...
11:28, 2019-12-18

Cheops Satellite Launches to Scour Space for Habitable Planets The world’s newest orbiting telescope will examine stars already known to be host to exoplanets....
11:00, 2019-12-18

World Drone Racing Championship Final The World Drone Racing Championship Final has taken place in China, and some pretty impressive skills were on display....
08:36, 2019-12-18

How Cuba’s digital revolutionaries are fighting for change A year after Cuba’s government allowed 3G on the island, we follow three activists using the internet to drive rapid change....
08:36, 2019-12-18

Russian network used BuzzFeed's Community site to spread false news stories Social media accounts connected to the leaking of US-UK trade documents, have also spread fake news stories, a BBC investigation has discovered....
08:36, 2019-12-18

Europe’s Cheops Satellite Will Try to Launch Again Follow the launch of the world’s newest orbiting telescope, which will search for habitable worlds....
06:12, 2019-12-18

A Surveillance Net Blankets China’s Cities, Giving Police Vast Powers The authorities can scan your phones, track your face and find out when you leave your home. One of the world’s biggest spying networks is aimed at r...
04:16, 2019-12-18

Instagram e-cigarette posts banned by ad watchdog British American Tobacco and three other vaping companies have posts promoting e-cigarettes banned....
01:36, 2019-12-18

Online Sex Trafficking Law Shows Difficulty of Reining In Big Tech A change in a law to hold tech platforms accountable had almost universal support in Congress last year. Now, some are revisiting their decision....
23:40, 2019-12-17

Pentagon advances new technology to destroy hypersonic missile attacks Carrier strike groups, mechanized armored columns of ground vehicles and sensitive ground sites can all be destroyed in a matter of several minutes b...
21:08, 2019-12-17

Twitch avoids Russia ban over pirated Premier League games Russia's state media reports that the matter was resolved after Twitch removed pirated recordings....
20:44, 2019-12-17

India Adopts the Tactic of Authoritarians: Shutting Down the Internet India, the world’s largest democracy, shuts down the internet far more than any other country. This week, 60 million people — roughly the size of Fra...
19:08, 2019-12-17

From Zero to 4, Before the End of the Driveway Ride-on vehicles like cars, trucks and the occasional front-loader captivate children and offer the big carmakers a marketing opportunity....
19:04, 2019-12-17

A Rare Russian Tech Triumph, a Police Raid and a Backlash A case linked to a $670 million acquisition shows that there may be a limit to the authorities’ abuse of law enforcement to advance corrupt business ...
18:24, 2019-12-17

Unable to Retrieve Money, Cryptocurrency Investors Want Dead Executive Exhumed Gerald W. Cotten, the C.E.O. of Quadriga CX, was the only one who knew crucial passwords, the company said. When he died, users could not recover mil...
16:08, 2019-12-17

Ofcom proposes locked-handset ban Several mobile phone providers offer handsets that cannot easily be transferred to a new network....
15:12, 2019-12-17

Glitter stink bomb 2.0 to deter 'porch pirates' Individuals and companies are fighting back against those who steal packages from outside homes....
15:12, 2019-12-17

Top tech firms sued over DR Congo cobalt mining deaths A lawsuit accuses Apple, Google, Tesla, Microsoft and others of using cobalt mined by child labour....
10:48, 2019-12-17

Somebody’s Watching: Hackers Breach Ring Home Security Cameras Unnerved owners of the devices reported recent hacks in four states. The company reminded customers not to recycle passwords and user names....
06:12, 2019-12-17

How charity apps may be making us more generous There are more ways than ever to give to charity - so are these innovations spurring our generosity?...
01:20, 2019-12-17

Uber in Talks to Sell Its Food-Delivery Business in India Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber’s chief executive, is paring back the company’s money-losing businesses....
00:56, 2019-12-17

Batman-esque police technology could be game-changer for law enforcement A new tech gadget aimed at helping police might look like something out of a Batman movie, but it could prove to be a game-changer for law enforcemen...
22:56, 2019-12-16

Pentagon shoots off new mid-range ballistic missile prototype The Pentagon fired-off a new prototype conventionally-configured, ground-launched ballistic missile as part of a broader effort to increase medium-ra...
22:36, 2019-12-16

6 simple ways to stop advertisers from following you online You know that creepy feeling: When the ads you see online are so specific to what you’ve looked at or even talked about, you want to look over your s...
22:36, 2019-12-16

Creditors want to exhume body of cryptocurrency boss who died with passwords Lawyers representing users of the collapsed QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency exchange want Canadian authorities to exhume the body of the company’s founder ...
18:52, 2019-12-16

Instagram trains AI to detect offensive captions The AI will tell users to reconsider their words before publishing, if they are deemed offensive....
17:24, 2019-12-16

Apple shareholders set to vote on human-rights policies A US regulator ruled a freedom-of-expression motion filed by campaigners should be put to shareholders....
15:40, 2019-12-16

Pro-Indian 'fake websites targeted decision makers in Europe' Fake sites and groups lobbying for India influenced decision makers in Europe, researchers say....
14:20, 2019-12-16

Police swoop on suspected darknet fake banknote buyers Homes are raided across seven countries as police target buyers of notes sold via the darknet....
14:20, 2019-12-16

Revealed: Details of Dominic Cummings' plan for new UK research agency A plan instigated by Dominic Cummings, adviser to UK prime minister Boris Johnson, would see scientists get up to 15 years of funding to research are...
13:12, 2019-12-16

PewDiePie to take break from YouTube as 'feeling very tired' The Swedish star, 29, has been involved in accusations of racism and anti-Semitism in recent years....
04:44, 2019-12-16

iStreamItAll, which claimed to be larger than Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime, shut down; 2 plead guilty Two Las Vegas computer programmers have pleaded guilty to running an illegal streaming website that boasted more titles than Netflix, Hulu, and Amazo...
03:12, 2019-12-16

2020 Campaigns Throw Their Hands Up on Disinformation Few politicians have teams to spot false statements about them online, or to fight back before it spreads....
23:24, 2019-12-15

Iran 'foils second cyber-attack in a week' The hack targeted government computer systems, the country's telecommunications minister says....
21:36, 2019-12-15

Best TVs, YouTube downloads, using Google images and more: Tech Q&A The best TVs, downloading YouTube videos and using Google images -- in this week's Tech Q&A....
13:20, 2019-12-15

Death Stranding makes me rethink the morality of the gig economy Playing Death Stranding, a new game set in a post-apocalypse US, helps me understand how it feels to be a gig worker dependent on good user ratings, ...
12:12, 2019-12-15

Prime Leverage: How Amazon Wields Power in the Technology World Software start-ups have a phrase for what Amazon is doing to them: ‘strip-mining’ them of their innovations....
11:48, 2019-12-15

Dare to Dream: The organisation getting women into aviation Captain Phatsima founded Dare to Dream, an organisation trying to get women into aviation....
01:24, 2019-12-15

The prize app designed to help deaf children in school The winning app is being developed by Amazon Web Services and will be released for use in schools....
17:52, 2019-12-14

Switching broadband provider 'could save £120' More than three-quarters of consumers who haggled were offered a better deal, according to Which?...
13:48, 2019-12-14

You’re not paranoid. Your phone really is listening in. The scene plays out like a thriller: you pull out your phone, and you see an ad for AirPods....
13:44, 2019-12-14

The Artist in the Machine opens our eyes to AI's amazing creativity Arthur I. Miller's sure-footed survey of machine art reveals a world of beauty, but his book slips a gear when it tries to marry creativity to consci...
11:56, 2019-12-14

The 10 Best Gadgets of the 2010s Making a list of the decade’s most important and influential gadgets is, in a word, illuminating — and that’s before you factor in ...
01:56, 2019-12-14

Quadriga: Lawyers for users of bankrupt crypto firm seek exhumation of founder Lawyers for Quadriga users say there are "questionable circumstances" behind Gerald Cotten's death....
00:40, 2019-12-14

Tony Brooker, Pioneer of Computer Programming, Dies at 94 After meeting Alan Turing, Mr. Brooker went to work at the University of Manchester and wrote the programming language for the first commercial compu...
00:32, 2019-12-14

A.I. Is Making It Easier to Kill (You). Here’s How. A tank that drives itself. A drone that picks its own targets. A machine gun with facial-recognition software. Sound like science fiction? Weapons po...
23:00, 2019-12-13

Out: M.P.G. In: Kilowatt-Hours. Classic Cars Get an Electric Jolt. A California company has developed a “crate motor” to relatively simply (but not so cheaply) convert gasoline cars to modern electric engines....
22:00, 2019-12-13

‘We Trusted You’: WeWork’s Chair on Adam Neumann and the Future After a bailout by SoftBank, the shared office space company plans to sell customers more services and renegotiate leases with landlords....
21:56, 2019-12-13

The Game Awards 2019: All the winners and big reveals Sekiro takes home game of the year as Xbox confirm new console for 2020 and big titles get a new trailers....
17:44, 2019-12-13

The Week in Tech: Countdown to the California Consumer Privacy Act Companies are figuring out how to deal with a new law that gives individuals the right to see, delete and stop the sale of the personal information a...
17:44, 2019-12-13

She Accused a Tech Billionaire of Rape. The Chinese Internet Turned Against Her. Liu Jingyao, a college student, describes what it’s like to be slut-shamed by 800 million people....
17:44, 2019-12-13