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India bans social media in Kashmir amid violent unrest

India bans social media in Kashmir amid violent unrest

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have announced a one-month ban on 22 social media services, including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 27, 2017  3:38 pm

Facebook baby killing: Grief and questions after shocking murder

Facebook baby killing: Grief and questions after shocking murder

An incident as shocking as a man murdering his 11-month-old daughter live on Facebook before killing himself was bound to provoke heated debate. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 27, 2017  1:50 pm

Cassini spacecraft poised to dive beneath Saturn rings

Cassini spacecraft poised to dive beneath Saturn rings

An unmanned NASA spacecraft, Cassini, is poised to plunge into the gap between Saturn and its rings, a pioneering journey that could offer an unprecedented view of the sixth planet from the Sun. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2017  3:47 pm

Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard

Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard

A payment card featuring a fingerprint sensor has been unveiled by credit card provider Mastercard. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 20, 2017  2:28 pm

US government ‘hacked global bank system’

US government ‘hacked global bank system’

A huge range of security weaknesses, said to be worth over $2m if sold on the black market, have been leaked online. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 15, 2017  2:21 pm

Google adds search results ‘fact check’ flag

Google adds search results ‘fact check’ flag

Google has added its fact check feature to search results globally, in a bid to help tackle the spread of “fake news”. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 10, 2017  4:40 pm

Huawei defeats Samsung in patent battle in China

Huawei defeats Samsung in patent battle in China

The Chinese smartphone-maker Huawei has won a patent victory over its South Korean rival Samsung. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 7, 2017  4:00 pm

Facebook revenge porn to be blocked from reposts

Facebook revenge porn to be blocked from reposts

Facebook is taking fresh action to prevent so-called revenge porn from being spread across its platforms. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 6, 2017  4:40 pm

Campaigners seek ‘to sell US politicians’ browsing data’

Campaigners seek ‘to sell US politicians’ browsing data’

The organisers of two privacy campaigns say they plan to buy, then sell, the internet browsing histories of some of America’s best-known politicians. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 31, 2017  1:35 pm

Samsung plans to relaunch refurbished Note 7 devices

Samsung plans to relaunch refurbished Note 7 devices

Samsung hopes to refurbish the 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 devices that it recalled after a battery fault led to some catching fire. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 28, 2017  2:41 pm

US to ban laptops and tablets on flights from eight countries

US to ban laptops and tablets on flights from eight countries

The US is banning electronic devices from cabin baggage on flights from eight mainly Middle Eastern and North African countries. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 21, 2017  3:43 pm

Australia slumps to 51st in internet speed rankings - behind Sri Lanka and KENYA

Australia slumps to 51st in internet speed rankings - behind Sri Lanka and KENYA

Australia’s internet speed has ranked as the 51st slowest out of 108 countries around the world, lagging behind underdeveloped nations such as Kenya and Sri Lanka. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 16, 2017  10:33 am

Gmail for Android now lets you send people money right in the app

Gmail for Android now lets you send people money right in the app

It’s unlikely to put a dent or even a slight ding in the popularity of Venmo, but today Google is making it easier to send cash using its Gmail app for Android. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 15, 2017  2:35 pm

Jaguar ad encouraged unsafe driving - watchdog

Jaguar ad encouraged unsafe driving - watchdog

An advertorial article published in the Guardian about a new Jaguar car has been rebuked by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 9, 2017  1:12 pm

Wikileaks: CIA has tools to snoop via TVs

Wikileaks: CIA has tools to snoop via TVs

Wikileaks has published details of what it says are wide-ranging hacking tools used by the CIA.

(0)Comments | March 8, 2017  11:33 am

IBM’s online quantum machine gets faster

IBM’s online quantum machine gets faster

IBM has made its quantum computing system commercially available to businesses and beefed up an existing system used by the research community. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 7, 2017  4:49 pm

Facebook to trial ‘dislike’ button for first time in Messenger app overhaul

Facebook to trial ‘dislike’ button for first time in Messenger app overhaul

Facebook is trialling a “dislike” button for the first time, in response to high demand from users. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 6, 2017  5:01 pm

Gmail now accepts attachments up to 50 MB in size

Gmail now accepts attachments up to 50 MB in size

Even though Gmail has maintained a size cap of 25MB on emails and attachments that can be received through its service for a long time, Google has announced that it is now expanding this limit to 50MB. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 2, 2017  12:11 pm

Facebook artificial intelligence spots suicidal users

Facebook artificial intelligence spots suicidal users

Facebook has begun using artificial intelligence to identify members that may be at risk of killing themselves. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 2, 2017  10:19 am

Amazon data centre fault knocks websites offline temporarily

Amazon data centre fault knocks websites offline temporarily

Several high-profile websites and services were knocked offline by a failure at one of Amazon’s major US data centres. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 1, 2017  9:03 am

SpaceX to fly tourists around the moon

SpaceX to fly tourists around the moon

US private rocket company SpaceX has announced that two private citizens have paid to be sent around the Moon. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 28, 2017  7:50 am

LG launches G6 smartphone to make up for G5 flop

LG launches G6 smartphone to make up for G5 flop

LG unveiled the LG G6 smartphone on Sunday, a flagship device the struggling electronics giant hopes can put it back into a position where it can challenge the likes of Apple and fierce rival Samsung. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 27, 2017  3:31 pm

Google hails net balloon ‘breakthrough’

Google hails net balloon ‘breakthrough’

The Project Loon team, part of the company’s X research lab, said it was now able to use machine learning to predict weather systems. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 17, 2017  3:11 pm

Apple’s iPhone 8 could get curved OLED screens

Apple’s iPhone 8 could get curved OLED screens

There have been rumors (and also this) about Apple‘s iPhone 8 getting curved OLED displays to replace the LCD panels of iPhones past. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 14, 2017  5:38 pm

Oculus ordered to pay $500 million in ZeniMax lawsuit

Oculus ordered to pay $500 million in ZeniMax lawsuit

Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus just became a half billion more expensive. A jury in Dallas, Texas has awarded ZeniMax Media $500 million after finding that Palmer Luckey (and by extension Oculus VR) violated the terms of a non-disclosure agreement. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 2, 2017  5:26 pm