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2019-11-20

Amazon gets closer to getting Alexa everywhere Alexa chief discusses plans to make the virtual assistant more useful when used outside the home....
01:40, 2019-11-20

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. begins tunneling in Las Vegas on first-ever commercial project Elon Musk’s Boring Company finally has something to point to as tangible proof its tunneling technology can help transform transportation as it broke...
01:12, 2019-11-20

Election debate: Conservatives criticised for renaming Twitter profile 'factcheckUK' UK fact-checking agency says the change during the leaders' debate was "inappropriate and misleading"....
01:00, 2019-11-20

What Is End-to-End Encryption? Another Bull’s-Eye on Big Tech After years of on-and-off debate over nearly snoop-proof security, the industry is girding for new pressure from law enforcement around the world....
00:24, 2019-11-20

Big Tech’s Toughest Opponent Says She’s Just Getting Started Margrethe Vestager won praise for her oversight of the tech industry. Now, with more authority from the European Union, she envisions a more aggressi...
21:52, 2019-11-19

What Is End-to-End Encryption, Back as a Bull’s-Eye on Big Tech? After years of on-and-off debate over nearly snoop-proof security, the industry is girding for new pressure from law enforcement around the world....
20:24, 2019-11-19

How a Gig Worker Revolt Begins Rev was just a small start-up offering online transcriptions. Now it’s the latest symbol of a gig-economy company whose workers are fed up....
20:24, 2019-11-19

New WhatsApp security concern: India cyber cell advises update In a statement, WhatsApp said that it had no reason to believe that users phones were affected....
19:28, 2019-11-19

Arron Banks' private messages leaked by hacker The founder of Leave.EU's Twitter account has been breached and messages spanning years leaked....
18:40, 2019-11-19

Arron Banks' private messages leaked by hackers The founder of Leave.EU's Twitter account has been breached and messages spanning years leaked....
18:24, 2019-11-19

Arron Banks' Twitter account hacked The founder of Leave.EU's account is suspended after he said hackers had stolen personal data....
16:32, 2019-11-19

TSB lacked common sense before IT meltdown, says report Some customers were left without online banking access for several weeks after the problems last year....
15:20, 2019-11-19

'Rude' robot able to distract gamers Gamers make fewer rational decisions when faced with insults - even from robots, a study suggests....
15:20, 2019-11-19

Snapchat says it will fact-check political ads The policy distinguishes the platform from other tech giants such as Twitter and Facebook....
15:20, 2019-11-19

Can Valve tempt gamers to try virtual reality? The game studio is preparing a prequel to its iconic Half-Life title that will be set entirely in VR....
14:40, 2019-11-19

Google scientist has a surprising tip to improve any search Dan Russell studies our Google search patterns and tries to understand how we think about knowledge. He reveals a search tip 90 per cent of users don...
13:36, 2019-11-19

New WhatsApp breach: India cyber cell advises update In a statement, WhatsApp said that it had no reason to believe that users phones were affected....
10:36, 2019-11-19

Scientists create slippery toilet coating that stops poo sticking Scientists say ultra-slippery toilet coating could save a huge amount of water across the planet....
10:16, 2019-11-19

Silicon Valley’s Biggest Foe Is Getting Even Tougher Margrethe Vestager won praise for her oversight of the tech industry. Now, with more authority from the European Union, she envisions a more aggressi...
09:40, 2019-11-19

Trash-talking robot troll makes people worse at playing video games Researchers who asked people to play a video game against a robot opponent found that humans made worse decisions when the bot trolled them...
09:24, 2019-11-19

Why Google Stadia is a 'leap forward' for gaming, according to its boss The tech giant's boss Phil Harrison believes its new service Stadia is a "leap forward" for gaming....
08:24, 2019-11-19

U.S. Offers Huawei Reprieve on Monday, but May Crack Down on Friday The F.C.C. will vote this week on whether to ban federal subsidies from going to the Chinese telecom giant....
02:04, 2019-11-19

How China plans to lead the computer chip industry China wants to end its dependence on imported computer chips, but experts says it will struggle....
01:20, 2019-11-19

Instagram 'stalker' app Ghosty drops off Google Play Store The app's removal followed claims by Instagram that it violated the photo-sharing platform's rules....
23:32, 2019-11-18

What We Can Learn From the Near-Death of the Banana The banana has been the subject of Andy Warhol’s cover art for the Velvet Underground’s debut album, can arguably be the most devastating...
21:32, 2019-11-18

T-Mobile’s Longtime C.E.O., John Legere, Will Step Down Mr. Legere was credited with reviving the telecommunications company. He has been instrumental in navigating T-Mobile’s pending merger deal with Spri...
20:40, 2019-11-18

Instagam 'stalker' app Ghosty drops off Google Play Store The app's removal followed claims by Instagram that it violated the photo-sharing platform's rules....
19:52, 2019-11-18

Google slammed by GOP senator over search interference report Google has been slammed by Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., following a report in The Wall Street Journal about the extent of the search giant’s “interferenc...
19:04, 2019-11-18

AI is digitally pasting products into your favourite films and TV Major entertainment companies including NBC Universal and 20th Century Fox are digitally inserting ads into movies and TV shows after they are filmed...
18:44, 2019-11-18

De-clutter guru Marie Kondo opens online store After preaching against household clutter, the best-selling author is launching a store selling homeware....
18:24, 2019-11-18

Google Stadia Wants You to Replace Your Video Game Console. Don’t. The search giant’s new console-free gaming service is a neat concept. But there are bugs and too many unknowns....
18:20, 2019-11-18

Disney+ fans without answers after thousands hacked Hours after its new streaming service was launched, customer details were sold on the dark web for under £10...
16:56, 2019-11-18

Drill music with positive lyrics is more popular than negative songs An analysis of drill music, a form of hip hop controversially linked to gang violence by UK police, on YouTube has found that positive songs are more...
16:36, 2019-11-18

T-Mobile’s Longtime C.E.O., John Legere, to Step Down Mr. Legere was credited with reviving the telecommunications company. He will be succeeded next spring by the company’s president, Mike Sievert....
15:24, 2019-11-18

SoftBank and Line Corp. Seek to Create a Japanese Internet Giant Fresh off a multibillion-dollar loss on WeWork, SoftBank plans to shore up its domestic business with a big bet on Japan’s leading messaging app comp...
15:08, 2019-11-18

Sexist and biased? How credit firms make decisions Amid probes into Apple's "sexist" credit card, questions are being asked of IT-based financial decisions....
13:28, 2019-11-18

Are financial firms using sexist and biased data? Amid probes into Apple's "sexist" credit card, questions are being asked of IT-based financial decisions....
11:28, 2019-11-18

TikTok’s Chief Is on a Mission to Prove It’s Not a Menace Alex Zhu, the head of the Chinese-owned viral video app, is trying to assuage Washington’s fears. “I am quite optimistic,” he said....
10:12, 2019-11-18

Should we be worried by ever more CCTV cameras? The global surveillance market continues to grow at a fast pace, led by Chinese technology....
07:44, 2019-11-18

Are our financial lives controlled by biased algorithms? Amid probes into Apple's "sexist" credit card, questions are being asked of IT-based financial decisions....
07:44, 2019-11-18

WeWork May Lay Off Thousands The beleaguered office space company is said to be planning to cut its work force by at least a third in a bid to stabilize its business....
02:04, 2019-11-18

HP Rejects Xerox Takeover Bid The cash-and-stock offer “significantly undervalues HP and is not in the best interests of HP shareholders,” company officials wrote....
22:24, 2019-11-17

For Start-Ups, Cash Is King (Again) Some are preparing for a potential downturn by cutting spending and raising money earlier than planned. Just as they did before....
21:28, 2019-11-17

How to securely send email and texts We send messages all day long, and every time we hit “send,” we roll the dice. Hackers don’t have to break into your phone to steal your data; they c...
13:08, 2019-11-17

The Outer Worlds makes me want an AI-driven role-playing game Video games like The Outer Worlds are beginning to match the imagination and flexibility of tabletop RPGs. Just add bigger data sets and computing po...
11:44, 2019-11-17

Why US tech giants are putting billions into housing The booming tech industry has pushed San Francisco house prices out of the reach of ordinary workers....
10:52, 2019-11-17

Amazon takes large step forward to shelter Seattle's homeless families Tech giant Amazon has opened its doors to Seattle families in need by investing in Mary's Place....
21:36, 2019-11-16

Stop ad stalking, throttling data refunds, TVs losing Netflix, and more: Tech Q&A Want to know how to stop ad stalking, which older TVs will say goodbye to Netflix, how to find out your secret “consumer score” and how to get a thro...
13:36, 2019-11-16

Non-stop nightmare: Disturbing show weighs the impact of a 24/7 world 24/7 at Somerset House in London challenges the profound effects of an always-on culture, while a book about the importance of rest shows how relaxin...
12:20, 2019-11-16

Huge inflatable breast outside Facebook HQ Medical tattoo artists takes on Facebook over nipple block and she is joined by cancer patients to protest...
11:08, 2019-11-16

Uber's paradox: Gig work app traps and frees its drivers Ride pick-up app's algorithm offers drivers freedom while trapping them at the same time, experts say....
03:56, 2019-11-16

Twitter reportedly cracks down on users tweeting 'I hired Donald Trump to fire people like Yovanovitch' Twitter reportedly cracked down on users who shared a specific phrase during Friday's public impeachment inquiry hearing against President Trump....
03:24, 2019-11-16

Disney+ Adds Disclaimers, Content Warnings to Movies Featuring Racist Characters and Tropes (NEW YORK) — Disney’s new streaming service has added a disclaimer to Dumbo, Peter Pan and other classics because they depict racist ster...
02:52, 2019-11-16

Supreme Court to Hear Google and Oracle Copyright Case The justices agreed to decide whether the search giant was liable for billions in a dispute over its Android operating system....
22:20, 2019-11-15

Bionic hand produced with 3D printer in 10 hours A team of designers and engineers has successfully 3D printed a made-to-measure ‘bionic hand’ in just 10 hours....
22:16, 2019-11-15

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Carry the Franchise to a New Plateau Since 1996, the Pokémon franchise hasn’t strayed far from its simple premise of capturing and battling colorful, cartoonish “pocke...
21:44, 2019-11-15

What Ads Are Political? Twitter Struggles With a Definition Twitter has said it will ban all political ads. But what is or isn’t a political message is often in the eye of the beholder....
20:32, 2019-11-15

Soldier-controlled autonomous robots call for fire in test, attack targets Armed Army robot vehicles conducted reconnaissance, called for indirect fire and then, when directed by human decision-makers, attacked and destroyed...
20:28, 2019-11-15

Golden Joystick awards: Resident Evil 2 awarded 'ultimate game' title Fortnite and streamer Ewok also win, while Yu Suzuki is given the lifetime achievement award....
19:08, 2019-11-15

Will fibre broadband be obsolete by 2030 - and what about 5G? Labour promises to give every home in the UK full-fibre internet if it wins the general election....
17:04, 2019-11-15

Apple removes vaping apps from app store The ban will hit 181 apps but anyone already using a vaping program will be able to continue using it....
15:56, 2019-11-15

The Week in Tech: Algorithmic Bias Is Bad. Uncovering It Is Good. We keep stumbling across examples of discrimination in algorithms, but that’s far better than their remaining hidden....
15:36, 2019-11-15

Trump administration violated federal law as 3D gun files should not be published online, judge says A federal judge ruled has ruled that the Trump administration violated federal law when it allowed a Texas company to publish blueprints online for 3...
15:08, 2019-11-15

Hospitals hit by ransomware attacks are seeing an increase in heart patients' death rates The way hospitals respond to a cyber attack can result in a slower response to critical heart patients....
15:08, 2019-11-15

Canada refuses visas to over a dozen African AI researchers Visa hassles made another AI conference move to Ethiopia, rather than deal with Canadian officials....
13:48, 2019-11-15

Steel and concrete are climate change's hard problem. Can we solve it? Heavy industry produces more carbon dioxide than the entire US. Perfect the new technologies that could clean it up and we can score a crucial climat...
13:32, 2019-11-15

A Paranoid Guide to Fighting the ‘Bugging Epidemic’ With surveillance gear cheaper and easier to use, security experts say checking your environment for cameras and microphones is not a crazy idea....
12:32, 2019-11-15

The £7,500 dress that does not exist Fashion collections that only exist in digital form are being sold, as the fashion industry learns from computer games....
10:16, 2019-11-15

Amazon Protesting Pentagon’s $10 Billion JEDI Contract The company said there should be an examination of whether political bias helped Microsoft win the bid....
01:52, 2019-11-15

Whistle-Blower’s Purported Name Keeps Evading Facebook and YouTube Defenses The sites said they would delete posts that include the purported name of the Ukraine whistle-blower. But the name keeps reappearing....
01:52, 2019-11-15

General election 2019: Labour pledges free broadband for all Labour would part-nationalise BT to deliver the policy and tax tech giants to help cover the £20bn cost....
00:48, 2019-11-15

Whistle-Blower’s Name Keeps Evading Facebook and YouTube Defenses The sites said they would delete posts that include the purported name of the Ukraine whistle-blower. But the name keeps reappearing....
23:52, 2019-11-14

The Razr’s Back, Flipping Open an Old Love Story Tapping into nostalgia, Motorola announced the return of the sleek foldable phone. Some praised the update, while others sneered at the $1,500 price....
22:44, 2019-11-14

Apple delves further into health ambitions with new Research app, health studies First announced in September at its annual iPhone event, Apple has finally launched the Research app along with three health studies, as the tech gia...
20:00, 2019-11-14

Jet suit inventor breaks speed record off Brighton beach Richard Browning says he wants to show how the technology had improved since his previous record....
17:40, 2019-11-14

'Cryptoqueen' brother admits role in OneCoin fraud Konstantin Ignatov, brother of Dr Ruja Ignatova, pleads guilty to money laundering and fraud....
17:40, 2019-11-14

Air Force Research Lab works on new, next-generation hypersonic weapons The Air Force Research Laboratory is immersed in early work on a new generation of hypersonic weapons designed to come after the currently emerging a...
17:36, 2019-11-14

Sen. Steve Daines calls out Google CEO in private letter over health care and privacy concerns Google should explain why it's collecting mass amounts of health care data on U.S. citizens and ensure the information isn't being taken without perm...
16:00, 2019-11-14

Vintage Cars With Old Souls, and Touch Screens and A.C. “When you drive your collector car you want it to be able to have reliable air conditioning.”...
12:40, 2019-11-14

Election 2019: Young voters react to Facebook political ads from parties Here's what they thought of paid-for adverts from the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats....
08:56, 2019-11-14

Leeds' thieves caught after posing on Instagram with cars One thief was with a stolen £60,000 Audi A6 on a site called Mr Dingers - slang for stolen vehicles....
08:56, 2019-11-14

Google set to offer banking current accounts The tech giant plans to partner with banks and credit unions in the US to offer current accounts....
08:56, 2019-11-14

WeWork Lost $1.25 Billion in Third Quarter The co-working company’s losses increased sharply as it expanded ahead of a failed initial public offering....
00:44, 2019-11-14

Texting While Walking is Dangerous. Here’s How to Stop. You know you do it. It’s not safe, obviously. Here’s how to take control of your tech use....
21:00, 2019-11-13

Facebook removes 11.6 million child abuse posts The latest figures for harmful content on Facebook highlight the enormity of the challenge to remove it....
19:12, 2019-11-13

5 apps draining your iPhone battery - and what you can do about it It’s no secret Apple is far more strict than Google when it comes to what’s allowed into its App Store. Even so, there are still more than 2 million ...
16:40, 2019-11-13

Apple unveils 16in MacBook Pro - with updated keyboard Keyboards on previous MacBook Pros had divided opinion - the new model's keyboard has been redesigned....
16:28, 2019-11-13

'Berlin rocks,' says Elon Musk as he chooses European factory Elon Musk tells AutoExpress Brexit made the UK "too risky" for his first major European factory....
15:48, 2019-11-13

Apple Store worker 'texts himself customer's intimate photo' After a phone screen repair, the woman was shocked to find an "extremely personal" photo had been sent....
15:48, 2019-11-13

In Data Journalism, Tech Matters Less Than the People Ben Casselman, an economics reporter, uses a programming language called R and works with vast data sets. But he says interviews still make for the b...
15:28, 2019-11-13

Next in Google’s quest for consumer dominance—banking Google will soon offer checking accounts to consumers, becoming the latest Silicon Valley heavyweight to push into finance....
13:28, 2019-11-13

Kids' social media app ad banned on health grounds The advertisement for PopJam is banned for encouraging children to gain followers and likes....
12:52, 2019-11-13

Project Nightingale: Google probed over US patient data deal Regulator says it will examine the details of Google's deal with a major healthcare firm in the US....
12:36, 2019-11-13

'Berlin rocks' says Elon Musk as he chooses European factory Elon Musk tells AutoExpress Brexit uncertainty made the UK "too risky" for his first European factory....
12:00, 2019-11-13

'Berlin rocks' says Elon Musk as chooses European factory Elon Musk tells AutoExpress Brexit uncertainty made the UK "too risky" for his first European factory....
11:40, 2019-11-13

Tesla to build first European factory in Berlin Elon Musk says "outstanding" German engineering is part of the reason he picked the new factory site....
09:24, 2019-11-13

Adobe readies for the age of smart glasses and deepfakes Richard Taylor looks at what is new at the LA Adobe MAX Creative Conference for BBC Click....
02:12, 2019-11-13

Court finds fault with warrantless searches of global travelers' laptops, phones A federal court ruled on Tuesday that searches of electronic devices belonging to international travelers at U.S. ports of entry violate the Fourth A...
00:16, 2019-11-13

Richard Plepler, Former HBO Boss, Is Close to Apple Deal The executive, known as an Emmy magnet before leaving HBO in February, is in talks to make shows for a new streaming service....
23:12, 2019-11-12

Intel Fixes a Security Flaw It Said Was Repaired 6 Months Ago The chip maker patched several problems in May. Now it is issuing another fix, and researchers say the company hasn’t been straight about its issues....
21:56, 2019-11-12

The SoftBank Effect: How $100 Billion Left Workers in a Hole SoftBank poured money into start-ups that use armies of contractors. That has upended the lives of drivers, hotel operators and real estate agents ar...
21:28, 2019-11-12

Gaming in the US emits as much carbon dioxide as all of Sri Lanka Energy use from gaming in the US produces carbon emissions on a par with Sri Lanka’s total annual carbon footprint...
19:16, 2019-11-12

General election 2019: Labour Party hit by second cyber-attack The party says the first DDoS attack against it failed and it has "ongoing security processes in place"....
19:04, 2019-11-12

We Teach A.I. Systems Everything, Including Our Biases Researchers say computer systems are learning from lots and lots of digitized books and news articles that could bake old attitudes into new technolo...
17:36, 2019-11-12

Disney+ hit by technical glitches on launch day Disney's new streaming service is reported to be down by many users as its global launch unfolds....
17:16, 2019-11-12

Tinder seeks to tackle trans harassment The app is making changes so transgender users experience less harassment as they user the program....
17:16, 2019-11-12

Sonic movie: New trailer shows redesigned hedgehog after fan backlash A new trailer for the Sonic The Hedgehog movie has been released after fans hated original design....
15:28, 2019-11-12

Sonic movie: New trailer show redesigned hedgehog after fan backlash A new trailer for the Sonic The Hedgehog movie has been released after fans hated original design....
15:12, 2019-11-12

Google defends amassing health data on millions of people Google has come under scrutiny after a report in The Wall Street Journal noted that a newly signed cloud computing deal with a healthcare customer co...
14:52, 2019-11-12

Is China gaining an edge in artificial intelligence? The US-China over artificial intelligence is heating up, but some warn the US could be over-reacting....
14:20, 2019-11-12

Slow websites to be labelled by Chrome browser Users could get warnings about web pages that are poorly designed and take time to show up....
14:20, 2019-11-12

'I woke up to thousands of messages from Malaysia' Why a Malaysian exam question thrust the spotlight on London-based paraglider Laura Melissa Williams....
14:20, 2019-11-12

How binge-watching your favourite TV show is fuelling climate change Streaming video services like Netflix, Apple TV+ and Disney+ are on the rise - but so are their carbon emissions...
13:20, 2019-11-12

General election 2019: 'Cyber-attack' on Labour Party digital platforms The party says the "large-scale" DDoS attack failed, but it had affected some campaign activities....
12:36, 2019-11-12

Brexit 'puts brakes on UK launch of e-scooters' Voi Technology says the UK could be left behind by not changing regulations to allow electric scooters....
11:24, 2019-11-12

The fake video where Johnson and Corbyn endorse each other A 'deepfake' video has been make where the PM and Labour leader endorse one another in the election....
11:24, 2019-11-12

The fake video where Johnson and Corbyn appear to endorse each other A 'deepfake' video has been made where the PM and Labour leader endorse one another in the election....
10:12, 2019-11-12

If I Touched the Moon, What Would It Feel Like? If you like handling tiny glass shards, sure, go ahead and touch the lunar surface. But avoid the rocks....
09:28, 2019-11-12

How Laws Against Child Sexual Abuse Imagery Can Make It Harder to Detect Tech companies are deploying artificial intelligence to detect new photos and videos. But such efforts may run afoul of the law....
09:28, 2019-11-12

Massive solar panels in Chilean desert point to our renewable future These futuristic solar panels in Chile’s Atacama desert are part of ambitious plans to go carbon neutral, as unrest forces the country to abandon hos...
09:24, 2019-11-12

Instagram is trialling removing likes on some US posts The social media platform is removing visible 'likes' for some users, after trials in seven countries....
07:52, 2019-11-12

The 'indestructible' robots which do backflips The Massachusetts Institute of Technology released a video of nine four-legged robots hopping around the campus....
07:36, 2019-11-12

Google to Store and Analyze Millions of Health Records The tech company’s deal with Ascension is part of a push to use artificial intelligence to aid health services....
02:52, 2019-11-12

Big tech racing to replace smartphones with smart glasses If you think modern society is bad seeing everyone spend reality staring at their phones, the big tech companies are racing for their next big busine...
02:16, 2019-11-12

The US-China fight over AI: 'We're over-reacting' The US-China over artificial intelligence is heating up, but some warn the US could be over-reacting....
01:28, 2019-11-12

The 'indestructible' robots who can do backflips The Massachusetts Institute of Technology released a video of nine four-legged robots hopping around the campus....
01:28, 2019-11-12

WeWork Talking With John Legere of T-Mobile About C.E.O. Job The troubled office space company is said to be considering several candidates for the top job after pushing out its founder....
00:52, 2019-11-12

Facebook’s New Role as News Publisher Brings New Scrutiny A quarrel arises over a newsletter’s attempt to tie Campbell Brown, Facebook’s news head, to articles attacking Elizabeth Warren on a website she co-...
00:52, 2019-11-12

A.I. Systems Echo Biases They’re Fed, Putting Scientists on Guard Researchers say computer systems are learning from lots and lots of digitized books and news articles that could bake old attitudes into new technolo...
00:52, 2019-11-12

A Viral Tweet Accused Apple’s New Credit Card of Being ‘Sexist.’ Now New York State Regulators Are Investigating New York regulators are investigating Goldman Sachs after being alerted for potentially violating state laws banning sex discrimination with regard t...
23:16, 2019-11-11

Army launches massive new 'What’s Your Warrior?' ad campaign Maneuvering attack helicopters through mountains, firing lasers from ground vehicles, commanding autonomous robot sensors, waging cyberattacks and cr...
22:24, 2019-11-11

Google Veterans Day's Doodle painted by veteran who lost parts of both arms in Iraq Google is honoring Veterans Day with a Doodle painted by a U.S. veteran who lost parts of both arms while serving in Iraq....
21:24, 2019-11-11

WeWork in Talks With John Legere of T-Mobile for C.E.O. Job The troubled office space company is said to be considering several candidates for the top job after pushing out its founder....
20:36, 2019-11-11

Apple throws Instagram 'stalker' app off store Like Patrol had offered users a way to see which posts their "friends liked" and whom they followed....
20:00, 2019-11-11

Uber CEO under fire for saying Khashoggi murder was ‘mistake,’ backtracks as #boycottUber trends Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is under fire for calling the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi a "mistake" on the part of the Saudi Ar...
19:56, 2019-11-11

UK reaches 10% full-fibre milestone The technology lets people browse the web at connection speeds of hundreds of megabits per second....
18:44, 2019-11-11

Uber C.E.O. Backtracks After Comparing Khashoggi’s Killing to an Accident Dara Khosrowshahi compared the killing of Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi operatives to the death of a woman who was hit by a self-driving car. Later, he sa...
18:36, 2019-11-11

Singles Day: Alibaba Says A Lot of People in China Bought Stuff Online The retail bonanza shows that the world still wants to come to the country, at least when giant buckets of money are involved....
17:36, 2019-11-11

Europe Is Toughest on Big Tech, Yet Big Tech Still Reigns There is a lot to learn from mistakes that the Continent’s regulators have made, say consumer groups, lawyers and rival companies....
16:56, 2019-11-11

Singles Day: There Sure Are a Lot of People in China Buying Stuff Online The retail bonanza shows that the world still wants to come to China, at least when giant buckets of money are involved....
16:28, 2019-11-11

Hong Kong protester's shooting by policeman livestreamed on Facebook A Hong Kong news outlet livestreamed the moment a policeman shot a protester during a demonstration....
16:20, 2019-11-11

Watch SpaceX Launch 60 More Starlink Satellites As the company presses ahead with its project to launch tens of thousands of satellites for internet service from space, astronomers fear “the night ...
15:56, 2019-11-11

Instagram influencer behind 'bullying' anonymous account Clemmie Hooper apologises for using a different social-media platform to criticise fellow influencers....
15:32, 2019-11-11

Play store apps to be scanned for malware Apps that try to trick people into handing over cash or which lock up phones could be caught by the scanners....
15:04, 2019-11-11

MIT's 'virtually indestructible' Cheetah robots can now play soccer The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently unveiled a new video of its Mini Cheetah robot, demonstrating that the four-legged android c...
14:40, 2019-11-11

There Sure Are a Lot of People in China Buying Stuff Online Today The Singles Day retail bonanza shows that the world still wants to come to China, at least when giant buckets of money are involved....
13:16, 2019-11-11

Close Election in Kentucky Was Ripe for Twitter, and an Omen for 2020 As hyperpartisan activists, trolls and bots spread unfounded claims of voter fraud, a contested governor’s race is a preview of what many fear for th...
02:04, 2019-11-11

Navy Submarine, Missing for 75 Years, Is Found Off Okinawa Private explorers found the U.S.S. Grayback beneath 1,400 feet of water after realizing that a mistranslated Japanese war record had pointed searcher...
02:04, 2019-11-11

Data leak from neo-Nazi website may reveal personal information on extremists, reports say Data from a defunct neo-Nazi website leaked online last week, potentially revealing the personal information of hundreds of extremists, some of whom ...
00:56, 2019-11-11

Apple Card Investigated After Gender Discrimination Complaints A prominent software developer said on Twitter that the credit card was “sexist” against women applying for credit....
21:48, 2019-11-10

Apple's 'sexist' credit card investigated by US regulator Goldman Sachs bank, which operates Apple Card, discriminates between men and women, it is claimed....
17:52, 2019-11-10

Building a World Where Data Privacy Exists Online Dawn Song, an expert in computer security and trustworthy artificial intelligence, is working on making that vision a reality....
14:56, 2019-11-10

New iOS 13 features, erase Siri recordings, PDF signatures, and more: Tech Q&A From Apple's new iOS 13 to how to erase your Siri recordings and much more in this week's Tech Q&A....
13:48, 2019-11-10

Flop, an exhibition about failure, shows the joy and pain of mistakes From the accidental creation of Silly Putty to an abandoned attempt to build a universal language, University College London's latest exhibition, Flo...
12:12, 2019-11-10

KSI v Logan Paul 2: KSI wins on split decision in Youtubers' contest British Youtuber KSI beats Logan Paul on a split decision at the Staples Center in Los Angeles....
12:08, 2019-11-10

‘If Those Were Pictures of You, You Would Understand’ Two sisters talk candidly about their lives after being sexually abused as children. It has been 10 years, but online photos and videos continue to h...
15:20, 2019-11-09

6 smart ways to manage your inbox and email overload Office workers spend thousands of hours per year poring over packed email inboxes, and some studies suggest that a quarter of the workday is spent si...
13:08, 2019-11-09

Spyware Maker NSO Promises Reform but Keeps Snooping Recent revelations in India show that the threat from the company’s spyware to activists and journalists isn’t limited to autocratic regimes....
11:52, 2019-11-09

App-based shopping grows in Angola App-based shopping is growing in Angola's capital Luanda, say the bosses of delivery firm Tupuca....
11:20, 2019-11-09

The Chinese suicides prevented by AI from afar An Amsterdam-based researcher has created an initiative to spot suicidal Chinese social media users....
04:12, 2019-11-09

Berlin Wall VR: ‘I was looking into my grandma’s eyes’ Thirty years after fall of the Berlin Wall, a new experience recreates what life was like....
03:20, 2019-11-09

Facebook and YouTube remove content mentioning potential whistleblower's name Facebook and Google-owned YouTube are both removing content mentioning the potential name of the whistleblower whose complaint sparked a formal impea...
01:16, 2019-11-09

Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph says company’s ‘secret weapon’ sets itself apart from Disney, other streaming services Netflix, once the sole player in the realm of the DVD by mail craze that later blossomed into the digital streaming era, will soon find itself sharin...
23:28, 2019-11-08

New Pentagon technology can detect enemy nuclear attacks faster The Pentagon and industry are taking new technical steps to quickly alert commanders in the event that the U.S. comes under nuclear attack by increas...
22:00, 2019-11-08

Microsoft’s Surface Pro X Is Pretty But Not Ready for Primetime Microsoft’s Surface Pro X represents a major transition for the company, showcasing its vision for the future of mobile productivity. Yes, it&r...
21:36, 2019-11-08

‘We’re Not Thinking About Others.’ What Hideo Kojima Wants You to Learn From Death Stranding Nearly four years ago, Hideo Kojima felt alone in the world. The celebrated video game auteur had just left Konami, his corporate and creative home o...
20:36, 2019-11-08

'Donald Trump Screen of Death': President’s likeness used as ransomware bait Malware creators are getting political, using the president's likeness as bait for victims....
18:52, 2019-11-08

Air Force tests plasma reactor to destroy 'forever chemicals' in contaminated groundwater The Air Force is testing a plasma reactor to destroy harmful chemical compounds in contaminated groundwater....
18:08, 2019-11-08

Awaiting Layoffs, WeWork Employees Say Founder’s Payout is ‘Graft’ In a letter, workers asked executives to treat those who will lose their jobs humanely while giving people who remain more say in decisions....
16:24, 2019-11-08

How Virtual Reality is Augmenting Realty From the design and construction of skyscrapers to picking the right sofa, virtual reality is infiltrating real estate in new ways....
16:24, 2019-11-08

Brain implants used to fight drug addiction in US Four addicts will have brains "hacked" to control their addictions in the first trial of its kind in the US....
15:44, 2019-11-08

The Week in Tech: TikTok Is in Trouble The video app has been a runaway success around the world. But U.S. lawmakers have recently taken a strong disliking to it....
15:08, 2019-11-08

Seeing around corners: How to decipher shadows to see the invisible Reflected light gets everywhere and even shady spots are full of images we can’t see – not least what’s happening around corners. But new technology ...
14:20, 2019-11-08

Alibaba Resumes Plan for Hong Kong Listing in a Boost for the City The offering, valued at $10 billion to $15 billion, could help restore confidence after protests shook the territory’s economy....
14:20, 2019-11-08

Social media urged to suspend political advertising Lawmakers hear of "dire consequences" if online political advertising is not properly regulated....
14:04, 2019-11-08

Twitter in India: Why was rival Mastodon trending? It comes amid criticism of what some say is Twitter's "highly inconsistent" stand on hate speech....
12:08, 2019-11-08

Awaiting Layoffs, WeWork Employees Seek a ‘Seat at the Table’ In a letter, workers asked executives to treat those who will lose their jobs humanely while giving people who remain more say in decisions....
11:48, 2019-11-08

Why are India's Twitter users moving to Mastodon? It comes amid criticism of what some say is Twitter's "highly inconsistent" stand on hate speech....
11:00, 2019-11-08

Death Stranding: A game you might hate and love The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus stars in the latest release from game designer Hideo Kojima....
10:08, 2019-11-08

Google wants ‘more work’ with Defense Department, top exec says Google has no intention of leaving the national security business, despite perceptions in some quarters that the tech giant is against working with t...
02:44, 2019-11-08

Netflix boss defends pulling 'Patriot Act' episode in Saudi Arabia: 'We're not in the truth to power business' Netflix CEO Reed Hastings defending the streaming platform's decision to pull an episode of "Patriot Act with Hasan Minaj" in Saudi Arabia this past ...
02:44, 2019-11-08

Bye box: How streaming could kill the games console Streaming games services will offer an alternative to the traditional console, but will they kill off?...
01:24, 2019-11-08

Why Spy on Twitter? For Saudi Arabia, It’s the Town Square The indictment of two former Twitter employees accused of spying for the Saudis highlights the platform’s power and the kingdom’s efforts to control ...
00:32, 2019-11-08

Xerox Makes Takeover Offer for HP A merger would combine two once-formidable, print-focused companies as demand for printed documents and ink has waned....
19:08, 2019-11-07

DNA sites propose security plans to address genetic privacy fears Recent weeks have seen a range of theoretical attacks against genetic genealogy services that could give access to people's DNA, but there is a plan ...
17:04, 2019-11-07

China's new video game rules for children The latest move to curb video game addiction also includes spending limits on gaming accounts....
16:20, 2019-11-07

Where the Packages Go As the flow of deliveries continues to increase, New York City residential buildings have implemented high-tech solutions....
15:56, 2019-11-07

Bill Gates takes on Elizabeth Warren over tax policy, 'not sure how open-minded she is' Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who has a net worth over $100 billion, has slammed the tax policies of Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth W...
15:40, 2019-11-07

FBI warns of new cyber threat to US that involves 'whole variety' of actors from China New cyber and digital national security threats are coming not just from terrorists, but an “uptick” in counterintelligence campaigns from China, the...
15:40, 2019-11-07

Teenager Wins $25,000 for Science Project That Solves Blind Spots in Cars Alaina Gassler, 14, got the idea for her science project after noticing how her mother didn’t like driving the family’s S.U.V....
15:32, 2019-11-07

TikTok: Should we trust the Chinese social-media video app? US lawmakers are worried about TikTok's Chinese ownership, despite its data-protection assurances....
14:56, 2019-11-07

Boston Dynamics boss learned by unbalancing toddler Marc Raibert tells BBC News he nudged his daughter over just to work out how people balance....
13:56, 2019-11-07

Boston Dynamics boss learned by knocking down toddler Marc Raibert tells BBC News he pushed his daughter over just to work out how people balance....
12:56, 2019-11-07

How to watch Mercury's transit of the sun with just binoculars On 11 November, the innermost planet of the solar system will make a rare crossing of the face of the sun. Here's how to see it without expensive kit...
11:28, 2019-11-07

Powerful Coalition Pushes Back on Anti-Tech Fervor The movement to reinterpret or change antimonopoly laws is running headlong into a legal community and interest groups just as invested in defending ...
11:16, 2019-11-07

The Latest in Translation Devices New devices are getting closer to replicating the Babel fish, which in the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” sits in your ear and instantly translat...
11:16, 2019-11-07

Trump’s Twitter War Room Aims Its Punches at Decorated Colonel The president and his allies have used the platform to frame his defense and attack key witnesses, including Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman....
05:32, 2019-11-07

Board of Google's parent company is investigating top executives over inappropriate relationships: report Alphabet's board of directors is investigating how executives handled claims of sexual harassment and other midconduct -- including the actions of Ch...
04:12, 2019-11-07

Alphabet Board Investigates Sexual Misconduct Accusations To defend against shareholder lawsuits over its handling of sexual harassment, Alphabet, the parent of Google, has hired a law firm and is investigat...
03:04, 2019-11-07

2 Twitter employees recruited by Saudi Arabia to find critics' personal info, prosecutors say The Justice Department has charged two former Twitter employees with spying for the Saudi Arabian government, marking the first time federal prosecut...
02:08, 2019-11-07

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg used users' data as a bargaining chip to consolidate company's power, leaked documents reportedly reveal A trove of leaked Facebook documents paint a negative portrait of CEO Mark Zuckerberg -- reportedly detailing his efforts to consolidate his company'...
01:48, 2019-11-07

'Landlords treat us students like we're dumb kids' Students are being unfairly targeted with deposit deductions at the end of their tenancies, the NUS says....
01:28, 2019-11-07

Ex-Twitter employees accused of spying for Saudi Arabia US prosecutors allege that Saudi agents sought personal information about known Saudi critics....
01:28, 2019-11-07

Kim Kardashian West and Kris Jenner (Plus Kanye West!) Talk About Their Empire, Jesus and Donald Trump Candid talk about the multipronged Kardashian family business, from today at The New York Times DealBook Conference....
01:08, 2019-11-07

Former Twitter Employees Charged With Spying for Saudi Arabia The Justice Department’s charges raised questions about the security of technology companies....
00:16, 2019-11-07

California Sues Facebook for Documents in Privacy Investigation The state said Facebook had resisted or ignored dozens of requests for documents and internal correspondence about the company’s handling of personal...
23:32, 2019-11-06

California Sues Facebook for Documents as State Reveals Privacy Investigation The state said Facebook had resisted or ignored dozens of requests for documents and internal correspondence about the company’s handling of personal...
21:20, 2019-11-06

Would you use a patch of 100 tiny needles over the contraceptive pill? A patch filled with tiny needles that women could use at home can inject up to 60 days’ worth of hormonal contraceptives...
21:00, 2019-11-06

7 fitness gadgets to get you in shape for winter There’s a chill in the air, at least in some parts of the country. That can mean only one thing -- it is time to think about gadgets to help with hom...
20:48, 2019-11-06

Uber self-driving car that struck and killed pedestrian couldn’t detect jaywalkers, NTSB says The National Transportation Safety Board says that an Uber self-driving car that struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona in 2018 was unable to dete...
20:48, 2019-11-06

California Says Facebook Failed to Comply With Subpoenas The state said Facebook had resisted or ignored dozens of requests for documents and internal correspondence about the company’s handling of personal...
20:36, 2019-11-06

If You Want One of These Things, Wait Until Black Friday Black Friday will throw a lot of deals your way. These are the ones that are actually worth your time and money....
20:32, 2019-11-06

Airbnb will verify listings, 11 years after launch Airbnb says it will start to verify every property after an investigation found a series of scams....
20:20, 2019-11-06

Here's how we can stop a mountain of electric car batteries piling up The rise of the electric car means we may soon have a mountain of difficult-to-recycle used batteries unless car manufacturers work to make them more...
19:40, 2019-11-06

Your DNA Profile is Private? A Florida Judge Just Said Otherwise Privacy experts say a warrant granted in Florida could set a precedent, opening up all consumer DNA sites to law enforcement agencies across the coun...
19:32, 2019-11-06

The ‘OK Boomer’ Meme Has Officially Entered Parliamentary Record in New Zealand The decisive rise of the “OK Boomer” meme continues. On Monday, an MP from New Zealand’s Green Party, 25-year-old Chlöe Swarbr...
18:44, 2019-11-06

Air Force maps path to 100 new B-21 bombers The B-52 will be armed with long-range, nuclear cruise missiles… the B-2 will elude the most modern air defenses and the B-1B bomber will fire hypers...
18:36, 2019-11-06

Trend Micro rogue employee exposes customer data Trend Micro says an employee sold some of its customer-support data, which was then used by criminals....
18:08, 2019-11-06

How That DNA Test You Took for Fun Could Be Used by Law Enforcement Privacy experts say a warrant granted in Florida could set a precedent, opening up all consumer DNA sites to law enforcement agencies across the coun...
18:00, 2019-11-06

It’s Official: President Trump Has Tweeted More Words Than James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ In the grand catalogue of President Trump’s Twitter stream, this one barely registered: At 1:23 p.m. on Nov. 3, 2019, Trump fired off a jab at ...
17:48, 2019-11-06

'I do my engineering in high heels' The Royal Academy of Engineering wants to demolish stereotypes and attract more women to the industry....
16:56, 2019-11-06

Why $4.5 Billion From Big Tech Won’t End California Housing Crisis Efforts by Apple, Facebook and Google to address the California housing crunch must contend with the forces that created it....
16:12, 2019-11-06

Web Summit: Branded £720 jumpers sell out at 'geek Glastonbury' The annual gathering of technology leaders and entrepreneurs has been hit by a row over expensive jumpers....
16:00, 2019-11-06

90 Minutes a Day, Until 10 p.m.: China Sets Rules for Young Gamers Officials say regulations are meant to curb video game addiction, which they blame for a rise in nearsightedness and poor academic performance....
15:28, 2019-11-06

Facebook reveals privacy flaw in Groups Facebook discovers a new privacy flaw that lets some app developers access restricted data in Groups....
14:28, 2019-11-06

5 things you're downloading that destroy your PC There’s no doubting the benefits of keeping your important files stored digitally on your computer, as opposed to papers scattered throughout the hou...
13:44, 2019-11-06

Brittany Kaiser calls for Facebook political ad ban at Web Summit Ex-Cambridge Analytica worker turned whistleblower Brittany Kaiser makes new claims about its work....
13:36, 2019-11-06

SoftBank Takes a $4.6 Billion Hit From WeWork. Its C.E.O. Remains Defiant. Masayoshi Son defended the Japanese company’s investment, while admitting he misjudged the U.S. firm’s founder, Adam Neumann....
11:04, 2019-11-06

Tech Giants Pledge Billions for Housing, but Will It Matter? Efforts by Apple, Facebook and Google to address the California housing crunch must contend with the forces that created it....
11:04, 2019-11-06

The woman who tracks 'dark' Instagram accounts Intervening to help suicidal young women is not a role Ingebjørg Blindheim would have chosen for herself. Why is she so compelled to help?...
10:32, 2019-11-06

Uber in fatal crash had safety flaws say US investigators US safety investigators found Uber's self-driving test car wasn't programmed to react to jaywakers....
09:40, 2019-11-06

SoftBank Takes a Financial Hit as Its WeWork Bet Sours The Japanese company must win back the confidence of investors who once rewarded its ability to pick winning investments....
08:20, 2019-11-06

California DMV data breach left drivers' Social Security numbers exposed: report Thousands of California drivers had their Social Security numbers exposed in a data breach that gave federal agencies unauthorized access, the Califo...
08:04, 2019-11-06

Most people give up on using mental health apps within a few weeks An analysis of 93 popular mental health apps suggests that almost everyone stops opening them within a few weeks of download...
07:44, 2019-11-06

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg warned of potential criminal liability by top civil rights lawyers in scathing letter A major civil rights organization has warned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg he could face criminal liability under certain laws....
05:12, 2019-11-06

Could the world cope if GPS stopped working? Despite widespread reliance on the system, there is no universal plan to deal with GPS disruption....
01:40, 2019-11-06

Elon Musk Bids Twitter Farewell — Briefly The Tesla chief executive announced that he was “going offline” and that he was “not sure about good of Twitter.”...
21:44, 2019-11-05

'Unique' ancient village discovered on Florida’s Gulf Coast using drones and lasers Scientists researching the environmental impact of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill were surprised to uncover the remains of an ancient pre-Colum...
21:32, 2019-11-05

Amazon Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant can be hacked using lasers, experts warn Assistant can be hacked by shining a laser on the devices' microphones, according to an international team of researchers....
21:32, 2019-11-05

Inside the High-Stakes Race to Build the World’s First Flying Taxi Lilium, a German start-up, illustrates the potential and the risks of creating a new generation of electric aircraft for urban transportation....
17:24, 2019-11-05

Xiaomi smartphone has 108 megapixel camera The Chinese handset-maker is the first to produce phones with such high-resolution image sensors....
16:56, 2019-11-05

Microsoft Surface Pro X Review: Powerful Computer, but So-So Tablet With its new Surface, Microsoft has made progress blending the best of mobile devices and personal computers. But it falls short in offering a finger...
16:32, 2019-11-05

The woman who tracks 450 'dark' Instagram accounts Intervening to help suicidal young women is not a role Ingebjørg Blindheim would have chosen for herself. Why is she so compelled to help?...
12:08, 2019-11-05

Facebook changes product branding to FACEBOOK Instagram and WhatsApp are among products that will carry the new branding in the next few weeks....
12:08, 2019-11-05

Fortnite pro Jarvis banned for using cheat software Pro-player Jarvis Khattri was banned for using aiming software in demo videos uploaded to YouTube....
12:08, 2019-11-05

Female 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates Face a ‘Gender Penalty’ Online, Study Finds A new analysis of Twitter and news coverage surrounding the Democratic primary candidates for the U.S. 2020 presidential elections shows that female ...
11:44, 2019-11-05

Can Flying Taxis Live Up to the Hype? Lilium, a German start-up, illustrates the potential and the risks of creating a new generation of electric aircraft for urban transportation....
11:24, 2019-11-05

The 'lifeguard' trying to prevent suicides Intervening to help suicidal young women is not a role Ingebjørg Blindheim would have chosen for herself. Why is she so compelled to help?...
11:08, 2019-11-05

UK drone pilots have 25 days to register with regulator Owners must pass a quiz but will get access to a scheme that seeks to match lost drones with owners....
11:08, 2019-11-05

China’s TikTok Blazes New Ground. That Could Doom It. The rise of the seemingly innocuous app is forcing Americans to consider a world influenced by a Chinese-backed social media network....
09:28, 2019-11-05

A perfect MeerKAT moment as the sun breaks through above the telescope This remarkable image captures the moment the sun shone on MeerKAT, the South Africa-based test bed for the Square Kilometre Array, the world’s most ...
09:12, 2019-11-05

The woman who watches over Instagram suicide networks Intervening to help suicidal young women is not a role Ingebjørg Blindheim would have chosen for herself. Why is she so compelled to help?...
07:56, 2019-11-05

UK drone pilots have 25 days to register their craft Owners must pass a quiz but will get access to a scheme that seeks to match lost drones with owners....
02:32, 2019-11-05

Behind the wheel of a hydrogen-powered car Hydrogen cars are green, quick to refuel and have range, so why are battery cars way ahead of them?...
02:04, 2019-11-05

Apple commits $2.5 billion to combat California's housing crisis Apple is devoting $2.5 billion to help alleviate the housing crisis that Big Tech helped create in California....
01:48, 2019-11-05

General elections: How political parties could target you online Election campaigns are another branch of the marketing industry - which could be more efficient than traditional adverts....
01:20, 2019-11-05

Russian startup sells robot clones of real people A Russian startup is selling autonomous robots, which buyers can choose to make look like any person on Earth....
00:56, 2019-11-05

Uber Posts $1.2 Billion Loss as Growth Improves The ride-hailing company’s third-quarter loss was not as wide as the record $5.2 billion in the second quarter....
23:00, 2019-11-04

Smartphone Voting Could Expand Accessibility, But Election Experts Raise Security Concerns Some voters with disabilities will be able to cast their ballots on smart phones using blockchain technology for the first time in a U.S. election on...
22:56, 2019-11-04

The Real Reason Google Is Buying Fitbit In announcing its planned $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness tracking company Fitbit, Google said the deal will “help spur innovation in weara...
22:16, 2019-11-04

It’s Back: 8chan Returns Online The anonymous message board went back online over the weekend as 8kun, three months after being booted off the internet....
22:12, 2019-11-04

With a Laser, Researchers Say They Can Hack Alexa, Google Home or Siri Researchers in Japan and at the University of Michigan said they have found a way to take over the voice-controlled digital assistants....
20:48, 2019-11-04

General election 2019: Tories stand by Gower candidate over Facebook post Francesca O'Brien apologises for saying people on the programme Benefits Street "need putting down"....
19:24, 2019-11-04

Boeing’s Starliner Spacecraft Touches Down After Test of Safety System Boeing was one of two American companies chosen by NASA to develop spacecraft for flying astronauts to the International Space Station....
16:20, 2019-11-04

Uber Fights to Get Its Edge Back Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber’s chief executive, is pushing employees to do more with less and to perform better, as he battles skepticism over the ride-ha...
16:20, 2019-11-04

Watch Live: NASA and Boeing Test Starliner Spacecraft Safety Systems Boeing was one of two American companies chosen by the space agency to develop spacecraft for flying astronauts to the International Space Station....
15:32, 2019-11-04

US and Taiwan hold first joint cyber-war exercise It comes after Taiwan said it suffered millions of cyber-attacks from mainland China each month....
15:12, 2019-11-04

Microsoft four-day work week 'boosts productivity' The technology giant closed its offices in Japan on Fridays during the month of August 2019...
14:00, 2019-11-04

Police to use AI recognition drones to help find the missing The police drones use advanced cameras and neural computer networks to spot missing and vulnerable people....
13:44, 2019-11-04

NASA and Boeing to Test Starliner Spacecraft’s Safety Systems Boeing was one of two American companies chosen by the space agency to develop spacecraft for flying astronauts to the International Space Station....
13:36, 2019-11-04

Apple Commits $2.5 Billion to Ease California Housing Crunch The plan includes $1 billion for an affordable housing investment fund and another $1 billion to help first-time buyers find mortgages....
12:40, 2019-11-04

TikTok and Apple decline to testify over China The US senator who invited them to a Congress hearing asks whether they have "something to hide"....
12:24, 2019-11-04

General election 2019: Gower Tory candidate apologises for Facebook post Francesca O'Brien apologises for saying people on the programme Benefits Street "need putting down"....
11:08, 2019-11-04

Police to use facial recognition drones to help find the missing The police drones use advanced cameras and neural computer networks to spot missing and vulnerable people....
11:08, 2019-11-04

AI recognition drones to help find missing people The police drones use advanced cameras and neural computer networks to spot missing and vulnerable people....
10:00, 2019-11-04

AI recognition tech drones to help find missing people The police drones use advanced cameras and neural computer networks to spot missing and vulnerable people....
09:36, 2019-11-04

New police drones deployed to find missing people The drones use advanced cameras and neural computer networks to spot missing and vulnerable people....
02:56, 2019-11-04

Teens Love TikTok. Silicon Valley Is Trying to Stage an Intervention. American’s big tech companies haven’t had to worry much about competition. Then an addictive Chinese app arrived....
19:12, 2019-11-03

New kitchen gadgets, text forwarding, spam defenses, and more: Tech Q&A How to stop spam texts stalker ads, new culinary gadgets and more in this week's Tech Q&A....
13:16, 2019-11-03

Will Smith's action thriller Gemini Man falls into major logic holes A movie that sends a young Will Smith to kill his older self sounds fun. But there are two big flaws in its logic, says Simon Ings in his latest colu...
11:56, 2019-11-03

Airbnb bans 'party houses' after five die in Halloween shooting "We must do better," rental company CEO says after mass shooting at unauthorised California party....
10:36, 2019-11-03

The Government Protects Our Food and Cars. Why Not Our Data? The United States is virtually the only developed nation without a comprehensive consumer data protection law and an independent agency to enforce it...
08:00, 2019-11-03

Ethiopia violence: Facebook to blame, says runner Gebrselassie The running legend says hate speech on the social network was behind the deaths of 78 people....
21:40, 2019-11-02

Trump’s Twitter Presidency: 9 Key Takeaways The Times investigated how President Trump has used Twitter to exert power, reviewing all his posts and interviewing dozens of figures in his orbit. ...
13:08, 2019-11-02

Stop robocalls with free solutions from AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint Robocalls have tormented us for years. They've interrupted our conversations, dominated our work lines, and spread erroneous information across the c...
12:32, 2019-11-02

General Election 2019: Facebook takes down 'political' advertising The ads highlighted spending of £25m in certain towns - and all those places have marginal constituencies....
11:40, 2019-11-02

Hearing aid uses 3D printed parts and costs less than a dollar Only one in 40 people who need hearing aids in developing countries can afford them. A 3D printed hearing aid that costs less than a dollar to make c...
09:44, 2019-11-02

Elon Musk Bids Twitter Farewell — for Now The Tesla chief executive announced that he was “going offline” and that he was “not sure about good of Twitter.”...
04:36, 2019-11-02

Facebook and Instagram ban ‘sexual’ use of eggplant and peach emojis Facebook, which has been caught in a bipartisan battle over political ads, is waging a different type of war against eggplants and peaches....
00:36, 2019-11-02

Kuwait moves on Instagram slave traders after BBC investigation Authorities summon the owners of several social media accounts used to sell domestic workers....
21:44, 2019-11-01

Uber, After Going Public, Fights to Get Its Edge Back Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber’s chief executive, is pushing employees to do more with less and to perform better, as he battles skepticism over the ride-ha...
20:24, 2019-11-01

Behind Apple’s ‘Slow-Roll’ Marketing Push for Its New Streaming Service The company is spending more to promote the iPhone than it is on ads for ‘The Morning Show’ and other programs on the Apple TV Plus streaming service...
20:24, 2019-11-01

Google to Buy Fitbit for $2.1 Billion The deal represents an aggressive attempt by Google to bolster its lineup of hardware products....
20:24, 2019-11-01

TikTok Said to Be Under National Security Review The review comes after lawmakers raised concerns about TikTok’s growing influence in the United States....
20:24, 2019-11-01

Army eyes groups of autonomous 'morphing' robots for 2040 What if a small army of forward operating robots were able to detect an upcoming river gap and then ... without requiring human intervention -- auton...
19:08, 2019-11-01

TikTok owner scrutinised over Musical.ly deal US regulators are investigating whether the acquisition has any implications for national security....
18:56, 2019-11-01

Apple AirPods Pro review roundup: Should you buy? Apple unveiled its new wireless headphones, the AirPods Pro, earlier this week and judging by initial reviews, the company may have another hit produ...
18:52, 2019-11-01

US research into anti-gravity goes back 70 years, report says The U.S. government has been looking into anti-gravity research for nearly 70 years, according to a new report....
18:52, 2019-11-01

Facebook, Google and Apple accused of enabling online slave markets: report Facebook, Google and Apple have been accused of enabling online slave markets, according to an undercover investigation by BBC News Arabic....
18:52, 2019-11-01

Incredible dog rings doorbell after accidentally getting locked out A remarkable dog has gone viral after images of her surfaced ringing her owners' doorbell with her nose after she accidentally got locked outside....
18:52, 2019-11-01

Death Stranding Is the Weirdest Game I’ve Ever Played, and I Loved Every Minute Death Stranding is a video game about America, death, and high speed package delivery. Towards the end of the game, I was running medical supplies fr...
17:44, 2019-11-01

Slave markets found on Instagram and other apps Domestic workers have been illegally sold via Instagram and other apps on Google and Apple's stores....
17:08, 2019-11-01

Google Is Buying Fitbit in a $2.1 Billion Deal to Fight Against the Apple Watch (Bloomberg) — Alphabet Inc.’s Google agreed to buy smartwatch maker Fitbit Inc. for $2.1 billion in cash, a move that could shore up the ...
15:16, 2019-11-01

The Week in Tech: WhatsApp’s Spyware Fight Is at Least Good P.R. The messaging service is suing a cybersurveillance company. Whether it’s successful or not, it is a strong statement from WhatsApp and its owner, Fac...
14:48, 2019-11-01

AI milestone for esports video games Artificial intelligence firm says its AI agents have achieved Grandmaster status at Starcraft 2....
13:56, 2019-11-01

Valve shuts down money laundering via CS:GO game Counter Strike was being targeted by fraudsters to clean up stolen cash says US game maker....
13:56, 2019-11-01

Alibaba Offers a Positive Signal Amid China’s Sagging Growth Rising sales and profitability suggest the country’s growing middle class still feels inclined to spend despite the trade war and other problems....
12:48, 2019-11-01

Suzi Taylor: Australia reality TV star 'extorted' Tinder date Suzi Taylor arranged to meet the man before assaulting him and stealing money, police say....
11:04, 2019-11-01

China rolls out 'one of the world's largest' 5G networks By the end of the year, China's will be one of the world's largest 5G deployments, state media said....
11:04, 2019-11-01

Russia internet: Law introducing new controls comes into force Critics fear the government may use the new "sovereign internet" law to silence opposition....
10:16, 2019-11-01

Pegasus breach: India denies WhatsApp hack amid outrage The names of those targeted have caused activists to accuse the government of involvement....
09:04, 2019-11-01

Mobile phone loophole for filming drivers 'to be closed' A legal loophole has allowed drivers who use mobiles to film or take photos to escape punishment....
09:04, 2019-11-01

How Silicon Valley enables online slave markets Domestic workers have been illegally sold via Instagram and other apps on Google and Apple's stores....
09:04, 2019-11-01

Toronto’s City of Tomorrow Is Scaled Back Amid Privacy Concerns The overhaul envisioned by a sibling company of Google has been lauded for its innovations. It’s also been called a “corporate surveillance state.”...
02:04, 2019-11-01

Google Wants Safeguards for Information in Antitrust Fight The Silicon Valley company filed a court petition asking for limits on what is shared with consultants working with the attorney general of Texas....
01:16, 2019-11-01

Maids for sale: How Silicon Valley enables online slave markets Domestic workers have been illegally sold via Instagram and other apps on Google and Apple's stores....
00:36, 2019-11-01

On the inside of a hacking catastrophe A massive data breach can cause chaos within a company and put IT staff under extreme stress....
21:32, 2019-10-31

Apple’s Noise-Canceling AirPods Pro Are Quietly Excellent If you can believe it, there was a time in mankind’s short and brutish history when people were skeptical of Apple’s AirPods, myself incl...
21:04, 2019-10-31

Facial recognition technology code of conduct call The technology has the potential for "widespread invasiveness", the information commissioner said....
20:32, 2019-10-31

Apple TV Plus joins streaming wars, has Oprah but no catalog LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the streaming wars near a fever pitch and viewers are targeted from every vantage point — Disney Plus has the Marvel and Star W...
19:08, 2019-10-31

California Attorney General Is a No-Show on Tech Investigations Attorney General Xavier Becerra is in Google and Facebook’s backyard. But unlike nearly all other state attorneys general, he won’t say whether he’s ...
18:52, 2019-10-31

Russian hackers on the attack because of possible Olympic ban Russian hackers are targeting anti-doping organizations after the country was banned from the 2020 Olympics, according to a new report....
18:44, 2019-10-31

'I was a victim of the WhatsApp hack' Faustin Rukundo had no idea that a strange call over WhatsApp had infected his phone with spyware....
18:32, 2019-10-31

UK police need to slow down with face recognition, says data watchdog A legal code of practice is needed before face recognition technology can be safely deployed by police forces in public places, says the UK's data re...
17:48, 2019-10-31

Google given green light for Toronto smart city It is on a smaller scale than it had wanted and must treat any data it collects as a "public asset"....
17:44, 2019-10-31

Would you let a robot mow your lawn? From factories to living rooms, robots are being deployed to perform a bewildering array of different tasks. But would you let one mow your lawn?...
16:56, 2019-10-31

Mysterious hidden 'witches’ marks' revealed Perfectly timed for Halloween, researchers are set to reveal mysterious “witches’ marks” from a cave in the English countryside in an ambitious 3D pr...
16:16, 2019-10-31

Entire drone fleet grounded by US government agency The 800 drones used to monitor endangered species and federal land are being investigated for security risks....
14:40, 2019-10-31

Facebook challenged over political ad policy A California man is running for office in attempt to highlight flaws in Facebook's policies....
14:40, 2019-10-31

Delivery drones could use public transport to extend their range By landing on the roofs of busses, delivery drones could travel four-and-a-half times as far, making them more useful for transporting packages...
09:44, 2019-10-31

New Zealand bans 'abhorrent' video game seemingly based on Christchurch mass shooting New Zealand has banned an "abhorrent" video game that the country’s chief censor said glorifies the mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch that...
08:56, 2019-10-31

Cognizant, a Facebook content moderation vendor, is reportedly quitting the business The professional services firm Cognizant will exit the content moderation business in the wake of investigations into poor working conditions at site...
02:40, 2019-10-31

Hackers hijacked DC’s surveillance cameras just before Trump’s inauguration: report Days before Donald Trump's presidential inauguration, a pair of hackers managed to seize control of Washington, DC's surveillance cameras....
01:44, 2019-10-31

Stick to Sports? No Way. Deadspin Journalists Quit en Masse. At least eight writers and editors resigned on the day after the firing of the interim editor in chief....
01:28, 2019-10-31

A Greater Understanding of Race and Identity Through Tech Podcasts featuring inmates. The evolution of social media. The writing of Stephen Hawking. All are routes to thinking about race and identity, says L...
01:28, 2019-10-31

Twitter Will Ban All Political Ads, C.E.O. Jack Dorsey Says The social media company’s action is a stark contrast to that of Facebook, which is taking a hands-off approach to political advertising....
01:08, 2019-10-31

Facebook’s Earnings and Revenue Jump, Topping Forecasts The company’s financial performance is a regular bright spot for the social giant, which has been embroiled in scandals in recent years....
23:44, 2019-10-30

Apple Offers Upbeat Forecast While Profit Continues to Fall The company said its profit dropped 3.1 percent from a year ago, but there are early hints that new iPhones are selling well heading into the holiday...
23:28, 2019-10-30

Twitter to ban all political advertising Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says the reach of political messages "should be earned, not bought"....
22:36, 2019-10-30

Twitter to ban political ads worldwide, CEO Jack Dorsey announces Twitter will stop all political advertising globally beginning next month, the tech company's CEO Jack Dorsey announced on Wednesday....
22:36, 2019-10-30

Army Infantry improves its ability to attack and destroy enemy tanks A small group of maneuvering infantry soldiers will soon be able to target and destroy enemy tanks at night from distances up to 4.5 kilometers (2.8 ...
22:12, 2019-10-30

Apple Has Upbeat Forecast While Profit Continues to Fall The company said its profit dropped 3.1 percent from a year ago, but there are early hints that new iPhones are selling well heading into the holiday...
22:08, 2019-10-30

Lyft Focuses on Profitability as Cash-Burning Companies Lose Luster Lyft had said that it would lose record amounts of money, but it changed its tune as the sentiment toward prominent technology start-ups has soured....
21:48, 2019-10-30

Facebook’s Revenue Jumps 29% The company’s financial performance is a regular bright spot for the social giant, which has been embroiled in scandals in recent years....
21:48, 2019-10-30

Twitter Will Ban All Political Ads, C.E.O. Dorsey Says The social media company’s action is a stark contrast to Facebook, which is taking a hands-off approach to political advertising....
21:48, 2019-10-30

HBO Max, Out in May, Will Cost More Than Netflix The streaming service will offer some 10,000 hours of programming, including a “Game of Thrones” prequel in place of one that was scrapped earlier in...
20:56, 2019-10-30

This Guy Thought He Beat Facebook’s Controversial Political Ads Policy “Apparently, it’s only O.K. to lie on Facebook if you don’t tell them you’re lying,” said Adriel Hampton, who is running for California governor in p...
20:56, 2019-10-30

2 Plead Guilty in 2016 Uber and Lynda.com Hacks Guilty pleas to charges of hacking and an extortion conspiracy cap a legal saga that ensnared the tech companies in data breach scandals....
20:04, 2019-10-30

Google’s Pixelbook Go Is the Best-Looking Chromebook Out There — But There Are Better Options for the Money Google’s been pushing its Chromebooks on us since it released the matte black CR-48 prototype in 2010, telling the world that laptops today wer...
19:48, 2019-10-30

Amazon Tests ‘Soul of Seattle’ With Deluge of Election Cash Amazon is flexing its financial power in Seattle’s City Council elections, putting an innovative program meant to combat such influence at risk....
19:12, 2019-10-30

DeepMind AI achieves Grandmaster status at Starcraft 2 Artificial intelligence firm says its AI agents have achieved Grandmaster status at Starcraft 2....
19:08, 2019-10-30

#TeamTrees: YouTube stars boost tree-planting campaign to over $8m The campaign, supported by YouTubers such as Jeffree Star, has raised more than $8m in five days....
17:16, 2019-10-30

New 'period' emoji included in latest iPhone update Apple has added nearly 400 new emoji as part of its latest iOS update, including gender-neutral people and a blood drop to represent menstruation....
16:48, 2019-10-30

Ready. Set. Write a Book. The National Novel Writing Month event challenges people to crank out 50,000 words in 30 days. Here are the digital tools to help you make a go of it...
16:40, 2019-10-30

Smart meters will get to Star Trek phase, says minister The technology will be a "friend" of consumers, a minister says, but he admits problems with the rollout....
16:16, 2019-10-30

Russia Tests New Disinformation Tactics in Africa to Expand Influence Facebook said it removed three Russian-backed influence networks aimed at African countries. The activity by the networks suggested Russia’s approach...
15:36, 2019-10-30

Microsoft's GitHub blocks Catalan protest app Spanish authorities accuse the Tsunami Democràtic group of being a 'criminal organisation'....
15:16, 2019-10-30

Amazon's push for Prime sign-up 'misleading', says ASA The way payment options were presented was confusing and needs to change, the advertising watchdog rules....
14:36, 2019-10-30

How to tell if someone read your text As the way we use our phones has changed, our cell plan requirements have changed too. Odds are, you’re paying more than you need to. Tap or click he...
12:24, 2019-10-30

Netflix founder: 'Learn when to get out of the way' You need to learn "when to get out of the way" as a start-up CEO, says Netflix founder Marc Randolph....
11:12, 2019-10-30

Facebook agrees to pay Cambridge Analytica fine to UK The social network has dropped an appeal against a £500,000 penalty from UK's privacy watchdog....
11:12, 2019-10-30

Apple Enters Show Business With a Black-Carpet Premiere Apple TV Plus arrives Friday with “The Morning Show,” starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, as its flagship streaming program....
10:36, 2019-10-30

WhatsApp sues Israeli firm over phone hacking claims Facebook-owned WhatsApp alleges NSO Group was behind a cyber-attack on phones and messages....
05:16, 2019-10-30

HBO Max Sets Price ($15 a Month) and Target Date (Next May) The streaming service will offer some 10,000 hours of programming, including a “Game of Thrones” prequel in place of one that was scrapped earlier in...
03:04, 2019-10-30

Audio from Apple's Siri to be reviewed by humans again with iPhone update Apple has resumed the controversial practice of allowing humans to review Siri commands and dictation with the latest iPhone software update....
02:32, 2019-10-30

Sony to Shut Down PlayStation Vue, a Cable Alternative Vue was started in early 2015 as a cheaper version of cable TV. It drew a slew of copycats, but customer growth slowed for many of these services as ...
01:56, 2019-10-30

Debunking 4 Viral Rumors About the Bidens and Ukraine As lawmakers examine whether President Trump pushed Ukraine to investigate the Biden family, here are some of the most prominent falsehoods that have...
20:28, 2019-10-29

WhatsApp Says Israeli Firm Used Its App in Spy Program In a federal lawsuit, the messaging service said it discovered the firm had targeted 1,400 WhatsApp accounts, including 100 journalists and human-rig...
20:28, 2019-10-29

Timeline: A brief history of quantum computing from 1980 to 2100 Here are the key milestones in the history of quantum computing, as well as New Scientist's predictions for the future...
18:52, 2019-10-29

Using Virtual Reality to Plan Your Actual Retirement V.R. and online visual aids are giving workers a better idea of how much they need to save....
16:52, 2019-10-29

Australia Proposes Face Scans for Watching Online Pornography As a government agency seeks approval of a facial recognition system, it says one use for it could be verifying the age of people who want to view po...
15:04, 2019-10-29

How do noise cancelling headphones like Apple Airpods Pro work? Noise cancelling technology like that used in the new Apple Airpods Pro and Bose headphones was originally invented in the early 1980s to prevent ear...
14:16, 2019-10-29

Amazon Turns to More Free Grocery Delivery to Lift Food Sales The company announced free two-hour food delivery for Prime members in about 20 major metropolitan areas....
11:20, 2019-10-29

Psychedelic baby turtle wins 2019 Nikon Small World photography prize This vibrant image is clearly of a turtle, but stereomicroscopy and fluorescence have turned it into something beautiful yet otherworldly...
08:12, 2019-10-29

Facebook Was Used to Incite Violence in Myanmar. A New Report on Hate Speech Shows It Hasn’t Learned Enough Since Then Hate speech targeted at minorities in the northeastern Indian state of Assam is spreading almost unabated through Facebook at the same time as the In...
05:12, 2019-10-29

Facebook employees call on Zuckerberg to crack down on 'false' political ads in letter Hundreds of Facebook employees have signed a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives saying they oppose the social network’s policy of let...
04:04, 2019-10-29

Facebook employees sign letter opposing political ads policy Hundreds of Facebook employees have signed a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives saying they oppose the social network’s policy of let...
03:32, 2019-10-29

Internet 'father' Vint Cerf on future challenges ahead for the web As the Internet marks 50 years, its co-founder Vint Cerf, tells of his concerns for the future....
02:12, 2019-10-29

California Blackouts Hit Cellphone Service, Fraying a Lifeline As power is cut to reduce the wildfire risk from electrical wires and towers, a primary source of emergency communication is put in jeopardy....
02:04, 2019-10-29

Instagram removes fictional depictions of self-harm, suicide Instagram is banning drawings, memes, video and comics that depict self-harm or suicide, along with other imagery that includes "associated materials...
01:12, 2019-10-29

Google, in Rare Stumble, Posts 23% Decline in Profit Alphabet, Google’s parent, said its profits fell after a sharp increase in spending for research and development....
22:12, 2019-10-28

F.C.C. Plans Vote to Restrict Huawei and ZTE Purchases Rural carriers have raised concerns about moves to crack down on Huawei gear, saying it will cut them off from a supply of affordable equipment....
20:00, 2019-10-28

Quantum supremacy: Will quantum computers break the internet for good? Google’s claims of quantum supremacy have some people worried that the internet is now broken. Here's what the development actually means for cyberse...
19:40, 2019-10-28

Quantum supremacy: What can we do with a quantum computer? Quantum computers could be used to crack open chemistry's most elusive problems or help to create new medicines...
19:40, 2019-10-28

1.5 Million Packages a Day: The Internet Brings Chaos to N.Y. Streets The push for convenience is having a stark impact on gridlock, roadway safety and pollution in New York City and urban areas around the world....
18:28, 2019-10-28

Read the Letter Facebook Employees Sent to Mark Zuckerberg About Political Ads Hundreds of Facebook employees signed a letter decrying the decision to let politicians post any claims they wanted — even false ones — in ads on the...
18:28, 2019-10-28

Dissent Erupts at Facebook Over Hands-Off Stance on Political Ads In an open letter, the social network’s employees said letting politicians post false claims in ads was “a threat” to the company....
18:28, 2019-10-28

Apple Debuts AirPods Pro, With ‘New Design’ and Noise Canceling Capabilities (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. has announced the AirPods Pro, a higher-end version of its popular headphones that add noise-cancellation, water-resis...
18:24, 2019-10-28

Period-Tracking Apps Say You May Have a Disorder. What if They’re Wrong? Apps like Flo and Clue are shifting from just tracking your health data to using it to make evaluations about your health risks. Their tools may not ...
18:12, 2019-10-28

Cara Delevingne 'space selfie not meant for space' A device that crashed in the US was from a Samsung publicity campaign offering to send selfies into space....
16:32, 2019-10-28

A sci-fi anthology offers widely divergent glimpses of the future From alienated life in post-Arctic Sweden to the failure to engage with tech’s new intimacies, Helen Marshall explores an excellent and diverse new s...
14:00, 2019-10-28

iPhone 5 users risk losing internet access Apple says users will be left without access to email or the internet unless they update software this week....
14:00, 2019-10-28

Google's qubit rivals: The race to useful quantum computers has begun Google recently claimed to have achieved quantum supremacy, but many companies are still hoping their own quantum computers will soon overtake Google...
13:24, 2019-10-28

MPs demand action over rise in online bank crashes Report says more regulation and a levy on firms may be needed to protect customers from IT failures....
07:48, 2019-10-28

Molly Russell: Instagram extends self-harm ban to drawings The father of a teenager who killed herself after viewing graphic images says the app needs to act....
07:20, 2019-10-28

The Advertising Industry Has a Problem: People Hate Ads Ad-blocking consumers and cost-cutting clients make for “dangerous days for advertisers,” according to a new report....
05:08, 2019-10-28

Disney Is New to Streaming, but Its Marketing Is Unmatched The company’s synergistic approach — think trailers playing on TVs in 22,000 Disney World hotel rooms — has made Disney Plus known to millions....
02:36, 2019-10-28

Avatars: Are we ready for our digital twins? When we think of avatars, we imagine a blue film character. But now they're being used very differently....
02:00, 2019-10-28

In the Van With the ‘Juicers’ Who Round Up and Recharge Lime Scooters Los Angeles streets are dotted with Skittles-colored scooters and e-bikes that have one thing in common: They’re electric, and they need juice....
01:52, 2019-10-28

Molly Russell: Did her death change social media? Ian Russell meets other parents bereaved by suicide; he wants tech firms to protect children more....
23:40, 2019-10-27