Tech

18 February 2019

Apple rumoured to be working on bilateral wireless charging iPhones

Apple are rumoured to be working on iPhones with "bilateral" wireless charging. Top analyst Ming-Ci Kuo has claimed that the firm's next move could be to start developing smartphones that are ...

18 February 2019

Samsung halts 4K Blu-ray player production

Samsung are halting production on Blu-ray players. The South Korean firm released the first ever high definition player of its kind 13 years ago, but they have now confirmed they are ...

18 February 2019

LG won't release foldable phone anytime soon

LG Electronics won't be developing a foldable phone anytime soon. The president of the South Korean firm, Kwon Bong-seok, has confirmed they will not be entering the market headed by the ...

15 February 2019

Researchers develop artificially-intelligent writer

Researchers have built an artificially-intelligent writer - but won't release it as it could be used for "malicious" purposes. OpenAI - which is a research institute backed by Silicon Valley luminaries ...

15 February 2019

Switzerland offering money to e-voting hackers

The Swiss government is offering money to anyone who can hack their e-voting system. The government in Switzerland is set to start allowing people to vote online in elections, and in ...

15 February 2019

Robots are helping children go to school

A robot is helping a seven-year-old boy go to school. Sam is currently battling leukaemia which means he has to stay home from school because his immune system is weak, and ...

14 February 2019

Snap Camera adds Valentine's Day filters

Video chat app Snap Camera has added lenses for Valentine's Day. Now long distance romances can be all the more exciting on the most romantic day of the year as the ...

14 February 2019

LG G8 ThinQ features OLED screen

LG Electronics' G8 ThinQ smartphone will feature Crystal Sound and an OLED screen. The tech giant confirmed the details of their high quality new phone on Thursday (14.02.19) after details had ...

14 February 2019

Twitter must do more to tackle abuse, admits Jack Dorsey

Twitter boss Jack Dorsey admits the micro-blogging platform needs to do more to tackle online abuse. The company supremo told Recode that Twitter needs to do more in order to combat ...

13 February 2019

Couple invent LoveSync button for those too shy to ask for sex

A couple have invented a sex button for people who are too shy to tell their partner they want a love-making session. LoveSync costs £55 and enables those with the urge ...

13 February 2019

5G-powered smart office unveiled by SK Telecom

SK Telecom has unveiled a 5G-powered smart office. The Seoul-based mobile company has combined the powerful data service with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR) to create a working space ...

13 February 2019

Japan-based startup unveils laundry robot

A Japan-based startup has launched a rent-a-robot laundry service. Mira Robotics has predicted that by 2035, most of the population in the country will be elderly with a decline in birth ...

12 February 2019

NHS to use Amazon Alexa to help at-risk patients

The NHS will use Amazon Alexa to help find at-risk patients. The National Health Service have commissioned a new report to look into the ways in which voice assistants like Alexa ...

12 February 2019

Google Chrome to let people control music with their multimedia keys

Google Chrome will soon let users navigate videos and music with the multimedia keys on their keyboard. The Internet browser run by Google will finally allow users to control audio and ...

12 February 2019

Microsoft to unveil new HoloLens

Microsoft will reportedly reveal their new HoloLens headset this month. The tech giants are expected to unveil the new version of their headset during the Mobile World Congress on February 24, ...

11 February 2019

Dating apps asked to prove they're safe for kids

Dating apps including Tinder and Grindr are being asked to prove they are safe for children. The apps must now explain to the government what steps they are taking to protect ...

11 February 2019

Google Maps testing AR feature

Google Maps is testing an augmented reality (AR) function. The popular navigational app announced plans for an AR mode last year, but now it seems they've begun rolling the feature out ...

11 February 2019

Technology being developed to understand rodent squeaks

Technology is being developed to decipher what mice and rats are saying. Both mice and rats are used frequently for scientific research, but currently scientists must use ambiguous physical cues - ...

8 February 2019

Facebook ditches teen meme hub plans

Facebook has ditched plans for a meme hub aimed at teens. The social network had been building and testing a platform - called LOL - for humorous content, but now it's ...

8 February 2019

Instagram is banning graphic self-harm images

Instagram has confirmed plans to ban graphic images of self-harm. The photo sharing platform has insisted while it understands the benefits of people having a space to share their experiences - ...

8 February 2019

Apple warns developers to disclose use of screen recording tech

Apple has warned developers they must disclose the use of screen recording software or face "immediate action". The company has responded after reports of major travel apps using session replay technology ...

7 February 2019

Google executive thinks 'new legislation' will be needed for AI assistants

A Google executive thinks "new legislation" will be needed to figure out privacy issues with virtual assistants. Scott Huffman - the company's vice president of engineering for Google Assistant - has ...

7 February 2019

Tinder added 1.2m subscribers in 2018 alone

Tinder added more 1.2 million subscribers in 2018 alone. Match Group - the parent company for the online dating app - has revealed its fourth quarter earnings this week, and revealed ...

7 February 2019

US must focus on 5G security

The US will have to protect 5G technology from "hackers and state-sponsored bad actors", according to Senator Maria Cantwell. The politician - who is the top Democrat on the US Senate ...