Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Technology

Technology

'Irresponsible' social media could face new laws

The Health Secretary has accused social media networks of "turning a blind eye to a generation of young people" by failing to protect them when using their platforms online.  ...

Arron Banks, the insurers and my strange data trail

If a 29-year-old Peugeot 309 is the answer, it’s fair to wonder: what on earth is the question? In fact, I had no idea about either the question or the answer when I...

Back to the future: The revival of old tech

Record Store Day celebrates the renaissance of vinyl, but that's not the only old tech to have...

How firms you have never interacted with can target your Facebook

On one of Facebook’s myriad setting screens, a place where few dare tread, is a list of places you’ve probably never heard of, all of whom insist that they know you. It’s emblematic...

New 'phone boxes' spark privacy concerns

If you live in London or Leeds, you may have already spotted one on a street corner near you. ...

Scientists discover new species of exploding ant

A new species of ant which can detonate its body when threatened has been discovered by scientists.  A...

Inside Nintendo's Labo toy factory: 'Creating and learning are fun!'

The launch of a new Nintendo product always generates excitement, because you never quite know what you are going to get. In 2004, Nintendo abandoned the wildly successful Game Boy portable consoles in...

Zelda? Pokémon? Spyro? Gamestruck players tweet their defining games

It’s a question video game fans often discuss: which games have defined your life? Now that question has become a trending Twitter hashtag, and some familiar classics are emerging as the most widely...

'4,000% rise' in spread of lies by Russian bots

Online activity by Russian bots, trolls and automated accounts has increased by 4,000% in the days and weeks following the Salisbury poisoning and suspected chemical attack in Syria. ...

Boring meetings? Just leave, says Elon Musk

The idea of just getting up and leaving a boring work meeting is a dream to many of us and it seems, it is one shared by one of the world's leading tech...

Editor's Choice

Trump White House tell-all hits #1 on Amazon

The first tell-all of the Trump presidency is out -- but it's not by a former Trump aide. Instead,...