Thursday, September 21, 2017

Technology

Technology

How big tech became the new titan of television

In Hollywood, the screenwriter William Goldman once observed, nobody knows anything. But that was before technology companies rolled in sure of one thing: to conquer television you have to spend, spend, spend. The geeks...

DC eyes tighter regulations on Facebook and Google as concern grows

Every time a television station sells a political ad, a record is entered into a public file saying who bought the advertisement and how much money they spent. In contrast, when Facebook or Google...

Max Tegmark: ‘Machines taking control doesn’t have to be a bad thing’

Afew years ago the cosmologist Max Tegmark found himself weeping outside the Science Museum in South Kensington. He’d just visited an exhibition that represented the growth in human knowledge, everything from Charles Babbage’s...

Govt to 'put pressure' on tech giants over terror

Technology companies must bear "some of the responsibility" for terrorist attacks, a security minister told Sky News following the bombing at Parsons Green station. ...

Out of this world images of the stars

Dramatic images of galaxies, moons and auroras have been showcased in a prestigious photography competition. The Insight Astronomy...

What's the cheapest way of buying an iPhone 8?

The iPhone 8 is available to pre-order from today, but don’t be distracted by flashy offers with low upfront costs and a high monthly fee: the cheapest way to get one is still...

Google set to unveil new Pixel smartphones

Google is believed to be about to unveil its next smartphone to rival Apple's iPhone X. The...

Mission accomplished: Cassini ends 20-year journey

The Saturn probe Cassini has disintegrated in the planet's atmosphere, bringing its 20-year mission to the ringed planet to an end. ...

North Korea chases Bitcoin to bust sanctions

North Korean hackers have been accused of the largest cyber heists the world has ever seen - and, as sanctions on the secretive state start to bite, Pyonyang's premiere hacking group has started...

Editor's Choice

Family reveals Tessa Jowell has brain cancer

Former culture secretary Baroness Jowell is being treated for brain cancer, her family revealed on her 70th birthday. ...