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Nasa spacecraft closes in on asteroid for head-on collision

A Nasa spacecraft closed in on an asteroid at blistering speed on Monday in an unprecedented dress rehearsal for the day a killer rock menaces Earth.The galactic grand slam was set to occur at the position of a harmless asteroid...

Source: - Technology | 27 Sep 2022 | 11:50 am

Molly Russell: Instagram posts seen by teen were safe, Meta says

The 14-year-old girl viewed material about self-harm and suicide before she took her own life.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 27 Sep 2022 | 4:06 am

TikTok may be fined £27m for failing to protect children

The video-sharing platform has been issued with a final notice of intent by the UK's data watchdog.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 27 Sep 2022 | 12:53 am

Interpol seeks arrest of failed crypto-firm boss Do Kwon

Agency asks police forces around the world to seek and detain the South Korean businessman.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 27 Sep 2022 | 12:24 am

How Mark Zuckerberg got lost in a bizarre virtual world

Every day, Mark Zuckerberg wakes up to a flood of bad news. "I look at my phone to get like a million messages," he says. "It's usually not good."The founder of Facebook, now known as Meta, has been forced to grapple with a stream...

Source: - Technology | 26 Sep 2022 | 7:35 pm

Japan's push into 'deep tech' innovation

Japanese start-up firms are developing next-generation solar panels and microchips.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 26 Sep 2022 | 12:06 pm

Testing the new iPhone: From battery to always-on screen

The BBC's Technology Editor, Zoe Kleinman, has been testing out the latest Apple smartphone.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 24 Sep 2022 | 3:51 pm

Iran unrest: What's going on with Iran and the internet?

The internet is cutting out and residents are unable to access social media in parts of the country.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 24 Sep 2022 | 11:00 am

Molly Russell inquest: Instagram clips seen by teen 'most distressing'

The 14-year-old girl viewed material about self-harm and suicide before she died in 2017.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 24 Sep 2022 | 2:11 am

Oxfordshire teen arrested in police hacking investigation

The National Cyber Crime Unit detained a 17-year-old from Oxfordshire on Thursday evening.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 24 Sep 2022 | 12:49 am

Rape posts every half-hour found on online incel forum

More must be done to tackle women-hating movement incel, the Centre for Countering Digital Hate warns.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 23 Sep 2022 | 11:57 am

The firms making flour from mushrooms and cauliflower

The search for wheat alternatives is being driven by a demand for healthier diets and food security.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 23 Sep 2022 | 11:14 am

Optus cyberattack: Personal information of up to 9m Australians exposed, put up for sale

Australian telco Optus has been hit by a cyberattack that could have exposed the personal details of up to nine million customers.Information that may have been exposed includes customers' names, dates of birth, phone numbers and...

Source: - Technology | 23 Sep 2022 | 5:41 am

NZ-owned edtech companies pledge not to spy on Kiwi schoolkids

By RNZ New Zealand-owned educational technology companies are pledging not to spy on schoolchildren.Edtech surveillance by multinational tech companies to harvest pupils' personal data is provoking controversy, clampdowns and...

Source: - Technology | 22 Sep 2022 | 6:05 pm

Kiwi startup Ocean Flyer's electric seaglider dream a step closer after successful test flight in US

A local firm's dream of operating a fleet of all-electric "seagliders" around New Zealand is a step closer after a successful test flight in the US.Regent, a Boston-based startup backed by billionaires Mark Cuban and Peter Thiel,...

Source: - Technology | 22 Sep 2022 | 11:09 am

Sky TV reveals fee, features for new Sky Box - plus cheaper Sky Pod

Sky TV has revealed more details - and what it will cost - for the new box that will replace its decade-old decoders.The new Sky Box, which will support third-party apps such as Netflix, Amazon's Prime Video and Disney+ (at separate...

Source: - Technology | 22 Sep 2022 | 9:30 am

Update solves iPhone 14 Pro skaking camera issue for some users

UPDATE: Apple has rolled out iOS 16.02, solving the shaking camera issue for some iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max users. Overall, I'm very impressed by Apple's latest handsets. I'm currently trialling an iPhone 14 Pro Max, that has a...

Source: - Technology | 21 Sep 2022 | 1:42 pm

The Conversation: Here's the real reason to turn on aeroplane mode when you fly

We all know the routine by heart: "Please ensure your seats are in the upright position, tray tables stowed, window shades are up, laptops are stored in the overhead bins and electronic devices are set to flight mode". Now, the...

Source: - Technology | 20 Sep 2022 | 7:17 pm

Amazon, Valentino file joint lawsuit over shoes counterfeiting

Italian luxury brand Valentino and Internet giant Amazon have filed a joint lawsuit against New York-based Kaitlyn Pan Group for allegedly counterfeiting Valentino's shoes and offering them for sale online.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 2:48 am

DC superheroes coming to your headphones as Spotify signs podcast deal

Podcasts featuring Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman will soon stream on Spotify as the Swedish music streaming company has signed a deal with AT&T Inc's Warner Bros and DC Entertainment.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 2:44 am

UK ditches COVID-19 app model to use Google-Apple system

Britain on Thursday said it would switch to Apple and Google technology for its test-and-trace app, ditching its current system in a U-turn for the troubled programme.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 2:42 am

Russia lifts ban on Telegram messaging app after failing to block it

Russia on Thursday lifted a ban on the Telegram messaging app that had failed to stop the widely-used programme operating despite being in force for more than two years.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 1:54 am

Europe threatens digital taxes without global deal, after U.S. quits talks

The European Union said on Thursday it could impose taxes on digital giants such as Google , Amazon and Facebook even without a global agreement by the year-end, after Washington quit talks and stoked fears of a new trade war.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 1:37 am

Germany wants to rescue talks with U.S. on digital services tax

Germany wants to rescue talks with the United States on how to tax big digital firms such as Google , Amazon and Facebook , the finance ministry said on Thursday after Washington pulled out of the negotiations.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 1:35 am

Shunning international tax talks could trigger trade war: OECD

Failure to work towards an international deal on taxing big digital companies could trigger a dangerous trade war, the OECD said on Thursday, urging countries to remain engaged in talks after Washington announced it was pulling out of them for now.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 1:30 am

Reliance says Saudi's PIF to invest $1.49 billion in Jio

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) will buy a 2.32% stake in Reliance Industries' digital unit Jio Platforms for 113.67 billion rupees ($1.49 billion), the Indian conglomerate said on Thursday.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 12:58 am

Kenya video-conference platform elbows its way into crowded field

Tiny Kenyan start-up Gumzo is a minnow on the booming teleconferencing scene but its creators hope the platform will help companies spend more of their cash in Africa rather than on foreign technology companies.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 12:12 am

Thai central bank to develop payment system prototype for business using digital currency

Thailand's central bank unveiled on Thursday plans to build a prototype of a payment system for businesses using central bank digital currency (CBDC), or traditional money but in digital form being developed by monetary authorities around the world.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 18 Jun 2020 | 11:46 pm

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