Tech

11 December 2018

Amazon Music launches hands-free Alexa on mobile app

Amazon Music has launched hands-free listening on the mobile app with Alexa. The voice-activated digital assistant in the UK is now able to play the user's favourite music on their ...

11 December 2018

Google + closes four months early due to data breach

Google + is to shut down four months early due to a second data breach. Consumers will have their accounts closed in April 2019 instead of August after the social network ...

11 December 2018

Instagram Stories enables voice messages

Instagram Stories is enabling the use of voice chat. Now social media users can record and send messages on the service that previously only allowed photo and video posting functions. Announcing the ...

10 December 2018

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 to feature super 5G

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will reportedly feature "super fast 5G". The South Korean tech giants are rumoured to be launching the speedy device, which will be capable of downloading 4K ...

10 December 2018

Scientists claim 7 hours screen time can affect child's brain function

More than seven hours screen time can change the structure of a child's brain, scientists claim. A study by the National Institutes of Health in the US, which saw 4,500 children's ...

10 December 2018

John Lewis sign three-year deal to develop farmbots

John Lewis has signed a three-year deal with the Small Robot Company to test out "revolutionary" farmbots. The retail giant will be testing out the capabilities of three droids - ...

7 December 2018

O2's data networks restored

O2's data networks have been restored. The company has confirmed that after a day of disruption, smartphone users are now able to use the mobile operator's services once again. However, some consumers ...

7 December 2018

Australia changes message encryption law

A law change in Australia means police and security agencies will now be given access to encrypted messages. The reform has proven to be controversial, but according to the Australian government, ...

7 December 2018

Facebook 'could become a threat to democracy'

Facebook could become a threat to democracy if tougher regulations are not introduced, according to the former head of intelligence agency GCHQ. Robert Hannigan has hit out at he tech giant ...

6 December 2018

O2 network suffers major service problems

Millions of smartphone users in the UK have suffered issues with their services due to technical issues with the O2 network. The firm has as many as 25 million customers in ...

6 December 2018

Google to test drone delivery service in Finland

Google has announced plans to test its drone delivery service in Finland in 2019. Alphabet, the parent company of the world-famous tech brand, has announced it has chosen Helsinki, Finland, as ...

6 December 2018

Facebook accused of striking deal over data

British MPs have accused Facebook of making secret deals to give some developers special access to user data. The allegation is based on some internal documents that have been published online ...

5 December 2018

Facebook bans selling administration rights for community groups

Facebook has outlawed the selling of administration rights for community groups. The world-famous social networking platform has taken the decision following a BBC News report, which found that a number of ...
5 December 2018

Man gets bluetooth implanted in chest

A man has had a Bluetooth chip implanted into his chest in a bid to prove he's found a "new human sense". Liviu Babitz, 30, believes he has the answer to ...

5 December 2018

AirPods could become interchangeable

Apple has signed a paten for interchangeable AirPods. The company's plans - which were filed last year - to update the wireless earphones so that sound is directed depending on which ...

4 December 2018

Audi investing $15.9 billion a year into self-driving electric cars

Audi has announced they are investing $15.9 billion per year into electric self-driving cars until 2023. The premium car brand - which is owned by Volkswagen - plans to drop a ...

4 December 2018

Instagram study of cocktail popularity

Cocktail posts on Instagram are at their most popular at 2pm on Fridays. On behalf of Google, a team of social media experts have analysed over 10,000 posts featuring #cocktail on ...

3 December 2018

Singer claims to release world's first 'unblockable' music video

A singer has claimed to have created the world's first "unblockable" music video. Kelly Donnelly, formerly of the pop group Paradiso Girls, has declared that the promo for her single 'I ...

3 December 2018

Sony files patent for foldable, transparent smartphone

Sony has filed a patent for a foldable and transparent smartphone. The tech giant filed documents back in May with the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), which were finally published last ...

3 December 2018

Elon Musk claims Nintendo denied Tesla license for Mario Kart

Elon Musk has claimed Nintendo refused to make 'Mario Kart' available in Tesla cars. The CEO of the electronic car firm has revealed he talked to the Japanese gaming giant about ...

30 November 2018

Huawei launches campaign to tackle draining batteries

Huawei has launched a new campaign to help combat draining phone batteries. The mobile phone giants have conducted research into phone usage in the UK, and found that a whopping 61 ...

30 November 2018

Oppo has plans for a folding phone

Oppo now has plans for a folding phone, which will be unveiled in February. The Chinese electronics company has joined the line of phone manufacturers - including Samsung, Huawei, LG, Lenovo, ...

30 November 2018

Starbucks to censor their free wi-fi

Starbucks will start banning pornographic websites on its free wi-fi in 2019. The hugely popular chain of cafés currently offers unrestricted free internet in its stores, but from next year, it ...

29 November 2018

YouTube to original content free for all

YouTube plan to make their original content free to all. The video sharing platform currently hosts a paid-for service which allows customers to watch original content known as YouTube Originals - ...