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2021-08-02 18:22:59
NHS Covid-19 app tweaked to notify fewer contacts
NHS Covid App being tweaked so fewer contacts will be advised to self-isolate following a close contact with a positive case
2021-08-02 15:24:30
Anti-Semitic social posts 'not taken down' in 80% of cases
A report tracking hundreds of anti-Semitic social posts finds firms fail to act in 80% of cases.
2021-08-02 05:04:04
Afterpay: Jack Dorsey's Square in Australia's biggest buyout
The $29bn deal for Afterpay will create an instalments payment giant in a hugely growing sector.
2021-08-02 01:34:26
Zoom settles US class action privacy lawsuit for $86m
The video conferencing firm denies wrongdoing, but has agreed to boost security measures.
2021-08-01 13:22:47
Sky News Australia barred for week by YouTube over Covid misinformation
The digital giant bans the channel from uploading new content for a week over misinformation breaches.
2021-08-01 02:18:12
The perfect storm striking World of Warcraft
All of a sudden, WoW players are in revolt, and its competitors are having a boom.
2021-07-31 04:43:36
Home car charger owners urged to install updates
Security vulnerabilities in two domestic electric car chargers were discovered by researchers.
2021-07-31 03:39:20
Elon Musk: 'I don't want to be CEO of anything'
Elon Musk reiterated on Friday that he doesn't want to be Space X or Tesla boss. What's going on?
2021-07-31 03:24:20
Owners of home car chargers urged to install updates
Security vulnerabilities in two domestic electric car chargers have been discovered by researchers.
2021-07-30 19:30:29
Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over streaming of Black Widow
The star says box office takings for Black Widow were hit when it was streamed at the same time.
2021-07-30 17:29:08
Facebook, Google expect jabs for office return
The tech companies will require vaccination for returning in-office employees as Covid-19 cases rise in US
2021-07-30 11:06:45
Untethered bi-pedal robot runs 5km and other tech news
Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.
2021-07-30 06:40:50
Didi: Chinese ride-hailing giant denies plans to go private
Didi shares surged by almost 50% in pre-market trade after a report that it planned to go private.
2021-07-30 02:04:41
The fungus and bacteria tackling plastic waste
Bacteria, fungus and enzymes can all digest plastic, but can they work at a useful commercial scale?
2021-07-30 02:00:53
A US company has turned a former coal plant into a gas-fired Bitcoin mine
Environmentalists have criticised the gas-fired mine but the company says it offsets its emissions.
2021-07-30 00:41:36
Amazon predicts slower sales growth as Covid boost eases
The tech giant says third quarter sales growth will be slower as customers return to physical shops.
2021-07-29 20:28:12
Rick Astley rolls into a billion YouTube views
Rickroll meme helps Never Gonna Give You Up reach new heights.
2021-07-29 19:30:57
Google to ban sugar-daddy apps from Play Store
Apps focused on "compensated sexual relationships" will be prohibited from 1 September.
2021-07-29 16:26:56
NHS Covid-19 app pings rise by over 70,000 to new record
The number of coronavirus alerts hits a new record, with nearly 690,000 sent in England and Wales.
2021-07-29 15:27:45
Older Kindles may lose internet connection, Amazon warns
Amazon tells customers older Kindles might lose their ability to connect online.
2021-07-29 09:50:40
Google app charges targeted by mass legal claim
A new legal action seeks compensation for all UK Android users who buy apps on Google Play.
2021-07-29 08:03:23
Uber slides over reports SoftBank selling 45 million shares
Japan's SoftBank is selling the shares to cover losses in other investments, according to one report.
2021-07-29 03:01:31
Fresh warning over rip-off locator forms on Google
'Devious' sites which charge money for a free passenger locator form top search engine results.
2021-07-29 00:32:06
Facebook warns growth set to slow 'significantly'
The technology giant said on Wednesday that the third and fourth quarters would see advertising sales drop.
2021-07-28 22:44:24
Activision Blizzard staff walk out over harassment claims
Employees of the company behind Call of Duty are angry over allegations of sexism and harassment.
2021-07-28 18:08:41
Shamook: Star Wars effects company ILM hires Mandalorian deepfaker
The artist, who uses the online alias Shamook, has been recruited by Industrial Light and Magic.
2021-07-28 17:56:09
Former eBay supervisor jailed for cyber-stalking critics
A former police captain turned eBay employee harassed critics of the online-auction company.
2021-07-28 17:15:11
Ofcom appoints online safety head to take on big tech
Anna-Sophie Harling will have responsibility over how big technology companies regulate harmful speech.
2021-07-28 15:47:31
Covid-19: The pandemic explored in maps and data
Political scientist Dr Robert Muggah looks at the effects of the pandemic and national lockdowns.
2021-07-28 15:18:52
Intel chief warns of two-year chip shortage
Pat Gelsinger talks chip crisis, China and how the firm intends to fight back in the marketplace.
2021-07-28 14:06:46
Team BRIT’s Aaron Morgan: How hand controls help me race
The Team BRIT driver on how adapted cars help him compete in races against non-disabled drivers.
2021-07-28 13:21:23
Oculus recalls Quest 2 headset pads after skin rashes
Quest 2 headset owners are urged to claim a free silicone cover to avoid skin issues.
2021-07-28 03:23:39
Electric car charging prices 'must be fair' say MPs
Consumers should not have to pay excessive prices to use public car charging, MPs say.
2021-07-28 01:06:12
Tech giants' profits soar as pandemic boom continues
Apple, Google parent company Alphabet and Microsoft report soaring quarterly profits.
2021-07-27 22:06:21
Instagram makes under-16s' accounts private by default
Only approved followers can see posts and "like" or comment on accounts that retain the private setting.
2021-07-27 20:17:43
Twitter accused of inaction on anti-Semitic tweets
Campaign Against Antisemitism says many reported hateful tweets are not being removed.
2021-07-27 14:36:22
Activision staff condemn firm's response to harassment claims
About 1,000 Activision Blizzard staff sign a letter describing managers' response as insulting.
2021-07-27 02:00:43
Can better tech make video meetings less excruciating?
Technology firms are scrambling to add new features but will video calls improve.
2021-07-27 01:00:44
Tesla profit surge driven by record car deliveries
The electric carmaker's revenues nearly doubled in the three months to 30 June compared with last year.
2021-07-26 23:31:34
Bezos' $2bn offer to get back in race to the Moon
The billionaire offers to cover $2bn in Nasa costs to be reconsidered for a Moon lander contract.
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