Tech

25 April 2018

US Army researching squid-like robots for stealth missions

Soft and spineless robots could be used by the US Army to help with stealth missions. The military is looking into the possibility of using 3D printing technology to create squid-like ...

25 April 2018

Facebook wants facial recognition consent in EU and Canada

Facebook has started to ask users in Europe and Canada for permission to use facial recognition technology. Although the social networking site initially began face-matching users outside Canada seven years ago, ...

25 April 2018

WhatsApp fingerprints photo leads to arrest

Fingerprints taken from a photograph sent over WhatsApp have led to the arrest and conviction of members of a drug ring. Police in Wales found the photo on the messaging app ...

25 April 2018

Intel ditches plans for smart glasses

Intel has ditched plans for its Vaunt smart glasses and revealed a move away from movable technology. The company - whose ambitions for Vaunt were reported earlier this year - has ...

25 April 2018

Snapchat lets companies sell through Lenses

Snapchat is reportedly set to allow companies to use its Lenses feature to sell products to users. It is said the photo-sharing app will use its augmented reality face filter feature ...

25 April 2018

First ever AI fairytale

A meditation app has reportedly written the first artificial intelligence fairytale. According to company Calm, 'The Princess and the Fox' is a "new" fable by the Brothers Grimm, despite being created ...

25 April 2018

Google rolls out new Chat messaging service

Google has started to roll-out its new Chat messaging service. The American tech giant's new feature boasts a number of impressive functions, allowing consumers to create group chats, make video calls ...

25 April 2018

Facebook removes 'sex-for-rent group'

Facebook has taken action against a group of landlords who were offering free accommodation in return for sex. The under pressure social networking website has decided to remove a group containing ...

25 April 2018

Twitter 'can be used to predict unrest'

Social media sites like Twitter can be used to predict riots and other forms of civil unrest, according to an expert. Pete Burnap, a reader in data science and cyber analytics ...

25 April 2018

'Scootergeddon' on streets of San Francisco

E-Scooters have created a 'Scootergeddon' chaos on the sidewalks of San Francisco, forcing officials to introduce new laws. Three companies - Bird Rides, Lime Bikes and Spin - launched dockless, rentable ...

25 April 2018

Apple admits swelling battery fault in MacBook Pro

Apple has admitted there is a fault in some MacBook Pro laptops which causes the battery to swell. The company is offering to replace all the faulty batteries for free. The devices ...

25 April 2018

Martin Lewis sues Facebook

Martin Lewis is to sue Facebook for publishing adverts carrying his image to con people into handing their money over. The MoneySavingExpert founder has announced on his blog that he is ...

25 April 2018

Finger veins mapped to replace cash

The veins in your fingers could become the new chip and pin thanks to the latest development in biometric authentication. Giving a new meaning the the term "blood money" British tech ...

25 April 2018

Gaming Arcades get a virtual reality boost

A virtual reality firm are hoping to bring back the video game arcade - with a futuristic new twist. The golden age of gaming arcades came in the late 80s and ...

25 April 2018

Amazon developing secret home robot

Amazon has reportedly been working in secret to create a home robot. The online retail company, which already uses robots inside its warehouses, is developing a robot that will carry out ...

17 April 2018

Facebook faces lawsuit

Facebook is set to face a class action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition. The social media giant has been made the subject of the lawsuit by a Californian judge, ...

17 April 2018

Sony announces 4K phone

Sony has announced plans for a phone with a 4K resolution. The technology giants have revealed they are working on the XZ2 Premium, their latest mobile phone which will support stunning ...

17 April 2018

Experts slam proposal to recognise robots as people

Robotics experts have signed a letter slamming a proposal to recognise robots as legal persons. Over 150 experts from the fields of robotics, commerce, law, ethics, and artificial intelligence (AI) from ...

16 April 2018

Artificial Intelligence to be used 'for good'

Artificial Intelligence (AI) must only be used "for good", according to a new parliamentary report. A report from the House of Lords Artificial Intelligence Committee in the UK has stated that ...

16 April 2018

Apple Watch to support third party faces?

The Apple Watch could be set to support third party watch faces. Technology giants Apple first launched their smart watch in 2015, and since then they have put out Series 1 ...

16 April 2018

Samsung's Internet-less phone

Samsung is creating a smartphone which can't connect to the Internet. The technology giants have been one of the biggest names in smart technology in recent years, with their range of ...

12 April 2018

Mark Zuckerberg's data was harvested

Mark Zuckerberg's data was among that harvested in the ongoing privacy scandal. The Facebook chief - who is appearing before members of the US Congress in relation to the Cambridge Analytica ...

12 April 2018

Tech expert tells Facebook and Google to charge users

An influential technology expert has suggested that Facebook and Google should consider overhauling their business models. Jaron Lanier - who is sometimes referred to as a father of virtual reality - ...

12 April 2018

Reddit CEO involved in hate speech controversy

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman has become embroiled in a hate speech row. The tech boss has attracted negative headlines after being asked a question about the company's rules around hate speech, ...

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