Tech

21 February 2020

Global 5G surge expected in 2020

Global 5G phone shipments could reach 199 million by the end of the year. According to Strategy Analytics, as many as 15% of all smartphones shipped worldwide could be 5G devices ...

21 February 2020

WhatsApp dark mode coming to iPhone?

WhatsApp could be bringing dark mode to iPhone users. According to reports, the Facebook-owned messaging app's TestFlight beta programme includes the setting in some new testing notes. As MacRumors reports, a beta ...

21 February 2020

Samsung sorry for mysterious alert

Samsung apologises after accidentally sending an alert to thousands of devices. In the early hours of Thursday morning, customers using affected devices received a notification from the Find My Mobile feature, ...

19 February 2020

Facebook concerned after Singapore orders page ban

Facebook is concerned after being ordered by Singapore to block access to a news site's page. The social networking platform said it was "legally compelled" to comply after Singapore said the ...

19 February 2020

Ring introduces compulsory two-step verification

Ring has introduced mandatory two-step verification. Amazon's video doorbell has introduced additional steps to the way users log in, and they will now need to enter a password and unique six-digit ...

19 February 2020

Phone uses AI to block nude selfies from being taken

A Japanese phone company is using artificial intelligence to stop people sending nudes. Tone's new budget Android - the e20 - costs just $180 (19,8000 yen) despite having a triple camera ...

18 February 2020

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos pledges $10b to battle climate change

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has pledged $10 billion to battle climate change. The world's richest man has announced a new campaign and the Bezos Earth Fund, which he will be starting ...

18 February 2020

Apple warns coronavirus will hurt iPhone supplies and sales

Apple has warned that the coronavirus will impact on iPhone supplies and sales. The tech giant admitted production and sales were affected by disruption in China, and said "worldwide iPhone supply ...

18 February 2020

Google ending Station service

Google is shutting down its Station programme. The tech giant is ending the global service - currently live in Brazil, South Africa, Nigeria, the Philippines, Mexico, Thailand, India, Vietnam and Indonesia ...

14 February 2020

Mark Zuckerberg backs tax reform for online firms

Mark Zuckerberg has accepted that he will may have to pay more tax in Europe. The Facebook CEO is set to give a speech on Saturday (15.02.20) in which he will ...

14 February 2020

Sony to release new PSVR headset?

Sony is reportedly planning to release a new PSVR headset with the PS5. According to Bloomberg, the firm is planning on putting out an updated or newer version of the VR ...

14 February 2020

Huawei gets 45-day reprieve licence in US

Huawei has been handed a 45-day reprieve licence by the US Commerce Department. After the company was blacklisted by the US government from using their products last May, the firm ...

13 February 2020

Android co-creator's Essential closing down

Essential Products is closing down. The mobile hardware start-up - which was founded by Android co-creator Andy Rubin in 2017 - launched with a premium smartphone which didn't prove to be ...

13 February 2020

Facebook delays Europe launch of dating feature

Facebook has delayed the Europe launch of its new Dating feature. The Irish Data Protection Commission revealed the social media platform has postponed the release of the feature - which was ...

13 February 2020

Snapchat testing big redesign and breaking news feature

Snapchat is testing a big redesign and new features to revamp the platform. Snap - which owns the hugely popular photo sharing app - is working on two significant changes, including ...

12 February 2020

Ofcom to regulate social media in the UK

The UK government is giving Ofcom the power to regulate posts on the internet. Tory ministers have decided to give the regulator the "responsibility to protect users' rights online" and "freedom ...

12 February 2020

System detects cyber attacks on smart devices

A team from Cardiff University have developed a system which is able to detect cyber attacks on smart devices used within the home. The new tool will tell when malicious activity ...

12 February 2020

Amazon unveil Scout

Amazon's deliveries in Washington are to be delivered by its new autonomous vehicle, Scout. The multinational e-commerce company are trialling the new delivery devices in Snohomish County, Washington. They wrote in a ...

12 February 2020

Sonic the Hedgehog stops at London landmarks via Snapchat AR Filter

Sonic the Hedgehog visits famous landmarks on Snapchat's new AR Filter. To celebrate the release of Paramount's new movie - which is released on February 14 - the studio has teamed ...

10 February 2020

Elon Musk tells people to delete 'lame' Facebook

Elon Musk has told people to "delete Facebook" because it's "lame". The Tesla boss responded to actor Sasha Baron Cohen's tweet calling for the social media site to be regulated by ...
10 February 2020

Samsung unveils Galaxy Z Flip at Oscars

Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy Z Flip smartphone at the Oscars. An ad for the new device aired at the awards on Sunday (09.02.20), which teased the phone's official unveiling at ...

10 February 2020

Taika Waititi wants Apple to fix their butterfly keyboards

Taika Waititi has pleaded with Apple to fix their keyboards. The 'Jojo Rabbit' director had a message for the tech giant at the Oscars on Sunday (09.02.20) about the issue with ...

7 February 2020

Facebook urged halt encryption plans over safety concerns

Facebook has been urged to halt its plans for stronger encrypted messages. An open letter - signed by more than 120 organisations around the world - has claimed the extra security ...

7 February 2020

Uber launching Make My Train service

Uber is introducing a 'Make My Train' service in the US. The new feature - which has been rolled out to communtors on Long Island Rail Road and Caltrain in New ...