Technology News

SpaceX launches satellites for global web service

Fri, 24 May 2019 09:19:00 +0100

Elon Musk's private rocket company, SpaceX, has sent 60 small satellites into low orbit as he prepares to launch a new internet service.

Russia 'targeted 2014 European Parliament election'

Thu, 23 May 2019 19:40:00 +0100

Evidence of Kremlin efforts to use social media to target the 2014 European Parliament elections have been uncovered by researchers at Cardiff University.

Army to get £22m cyber centre to combat digital threats

Wed, 22 May 2019 22:07:00 +0100

The defence secretary has announced an investment of £22m to fund a new army cyber operations centre and told NATO allies they must become more comfortable engaging in offensive cyber operations against enemies.

The government is quietly creating a digital ID card without us noticing

Wed, 22 May 2019 22:04:00 +0100

'Alexa, read a bedtime story': Parents swapping books for tech

Thu, 23 May 2019 02:24:00 +0100

More than a quarter of parents are relying on Alexa and other apps to tell their children a bedtime story so they don't have to, research suggests.

EE stops selling Huawei phones as it launches 5G

Wed, 22 May 2019 10:21:00 +0100

EE will not be selling the next generation of Huawei phones due to concerns about whether the devices could receive operating system updates from Google.

UK chip designer Arm hangs up on under-fire Huawei

Wed, 22 May 2019 16:09:00 +0100

UK chip designer Arm Holdings has cut off relations with Huawei to comply with tough US sanctions against it, dealing a blow to the Chinese firm's ability to develop new smartphones.

Apple offers free MacBook repairs after admitting design flaw

Wed, 22 May 2019 09:05:00 +0100

Apple has admitted that issues affecting MacBook keyboards are caused by a design flaw and not users, and is offering free repairs for certain models.

AI female voice assistants reinforce gender bias - UN report

Tue, 21 May 2019 22:24:00 +0100

Artificial intelligence voice assistants, such as Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri, are perpetuating and spreading gender stereotypes, says a new UN report. 

Human composting to be allowed in Washington

Wed, 22 May 2019 02:18:00 +0100

Washington has become the first US state to allow human bodies to be turned into compost, rather than being buried or cremated.