Tech

21 June 2018

Instagram users will be able to post hour-long videos

Instagram users can now post videos up to an hour long. The social media platform has announced the launch of the IGTV feature to rival the likes of YouTube. This means Instagram ...

21 June 2018

Sniffer robot is a digital bloodhound

A robot has been built to replicate the powers of a sniffer dog. Scientists at Kyushu University in Japan have designed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that can track odours on ...

21 June 2018

Robot can be controlled by human mind

Scientists have built a robot that is controlled by the power of the mind. Researcher's at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have designed ...

20 June 2018

WhatsApp to stop working on older phones

WhatsApp will stop working on older iPhone and Android phones. The encrypted messaging service - owned by Facebook - has quietly announced it is cutting support for older operating systems, cutting ...

20 June 2018

IBM creates robot that argues with humans

IBM have built a robot that answers back to people. Project Debater has just competed in its first public debate against humans, and successfully presented an opposing argument to its human ...

20 June 2018

Robot orchestra to release first album

An Italian composer has built a robot orchestra, conducted from his laptop. Electronic music producer Leonardo Barbadoro has over 50 real acoustic instruments which he can control using a single laptop, ...

19 June 2018

Apple to share iPhone location with emergency services

iPhones will automatically share their location when users dial emergency services. Apple has announced it will be launched as a feature in the US in system update iOS 12 in the ...

19 June 2018

Google can predict when you will die

Google can tell you when you are going to die. An artificial intelligence (AI) system has been developed by the tech giant to predict whether hospital patients will survive more than ...

19 June 2018

Robot operates on human eyes

A robot has successfully performed eye surgery on humans. The University of Oxford's Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences has been trialling the PRECEYES Surgical System, a robot designed to perform surgery ...

18 June 2018

Apple 'expects budget iPhone to be big seller'

Apple is reportedly preparing for its cheaper LCD iPhone to be a big seller in 2018. Later this year, it looks like the company will be launching three new models - ...

18 June 2018

Tesla investigating after car bursts into flames

Tesla is investigating the moment Michael Morris' car burst into flames. The '13 Reasons Why' director's wife Mary McCormack tweeted about the terrifying moment her man had to pull over as ...

18 June 2018

Facebook bans gun accessory ads

Facebook is set to stop minors from viewing adverts for gun accessories including magazines or holsters. Following a renewed focus on gun violence in the US - which comes after school ...

15 June 2018

Tim Berners-Lee warns Article 13 could kill the web

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the internet, has written to the European Parliament to object to Article 13. Berners-Lee, along with over 70 other notable names in the field of ...

15 June 2018

Facebook news falling in popularity

The number of people using Facebook to discover news is falling, as messaging apps such as WhatsApp gain popularity. The seventh annual Digital News Report showed a fall in the number ...

15 June 2018

Snapchat launches syncing kit to rival Facebook

Snapchat is launching a new feature enabling users to login to other apps using their account. Snap Kit is being viewed as a direct attack at rival social media platform Facebook, ...

14 June 2018

China wants all cars to be fitted with RFID chip

The Chinese government has outlined its goals for all new vehicles to be fitted with a radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip. Although the programme will initially be launched on a voluntary basis ...

14 June 2018

Samsung aims for 100 percent renewable energy by 2020

Samsung has announced plans to go 100 percent green with renewable energy sources for its offices and factories across the US, Europe and China. In its home base of Korea, the ...

14 June 2018

Apple plans for faster iPhone charging

Apple will reportedly give the newest iPhone models a boost for faster battery charging. The tech giant is said to be making plans to ensure its latest phones will be able ...

13 June 2018

Google Assistant learns to multitask

Google Home can now carry out three tasks at once. Though Google Assistant has been able to multitask for a few months, Google had previously revealed it was working to improve ...

13 June 2018

Woman builds robot boyfriend

A woman is building her own robot boyfriend. New York-based Chinese designer and artist Fei Liu has been working on Gabriel2052 since June 2017, and regularly performs with her robot, interacting, ...

13 June 2018

Machine Learning tips Germany to win World Cup

Machine Learning has predicted Germany will win the 2018 World Cup. The research conducted at the Technical University of Dortmund in Germany combined machine learning and conventional statistics, a method called ...

12 June 2018

VR program recreates grizzly bear attack

A new virtual reality program recreates a terrifying grizzly bear attack to help train users how to survive. VR Safety Training Solutions in British Columbia have developed the training program recreating ...

12 June 2018

Car insurers warn against 'autonomous' marketing

Car companies have been warned against using the word "autonomous" in their marketing. A report for the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has suggested that using the term can misleadingly suggest ...

12 June 2018

Snapchat lets users delete sent messages

Snapchat users will now be able to delete sent messages before they're opened. The latest update for the photo-sharing social media app will let people take back unwanted text, audio or ...

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