Technology News


Parliament hit by 'sustained' cyber-attack

MPs are unable to access emails remotely, as Westminster deals with a hacking attempt made on Friday.

Tech Tent: Uber at a crossroads

On the Tech Tent podcast this week, we explore the stunning resignation of Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick.

Router hack risk 'not limited to Virgin Media'

A weakness in some Virgin Media routers also affects routers by other providers, experts warn.

Snapchat map update raises child safety worries

An update to Snapchat lets people search for schools and see pictures posted by children inside.

Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech

Move is a response to UK government criticism that the firm doesn't do enough to curb online hate.

Could XPrize tablets replace teachers in Tanzania?

Teams around the world are competing to develop tablet software to replace a teacher in developing countries.

WannaCry helps speeding drivers dodge fines in Australia

Australian police cancelled hundreds of speeding fines after noting their systems were infected.

Virgin Media urges password change over hacking risk

The company tells 800,000 customers with Super Hub 2 routers to change their passwords immediately.

Google scrubs medical records from search

Confidential data about medical conditions and tests will no longer appear in search results.

Siri storm caused by economist's comments

He apologises for causing any offence after saying he finds a male voice more trustworthy on Siri.

Yahoo closes internet prodigy's news app

Three years after its high-profile launch, Nick D'Aloisio's News Digest app is being shut down.

UK rail ticket machines hit by IT glitch

Rail ticket machines across the UK fell out of service during the morning commute.

Mexican president denies spying on journalists, lawyers and activists

Enrique Peña Nieto says his government did not use spyware against journalists, lawyers and activists.

WhatsApp rises as a major force in news media

The private instant messaging app is surging in popularity as a way to share and discuss the news.

Sega debuts free classic games on mobiles

Launch sees five titles made available but more will appear every fortnight.

Amazon accuses Walmart of bullying in cloud computing clash

Clash follows reports of Walmart asking IT suppliers not to use Amazon's cloud computing service.

Exploding cream dispenser kills French fitness blogger

The popular Instagram figure was struck in the chest and died of a heart attack, French media say.

Sheryl Sandberg: Tools like Facebook 'used for evil and good'

How Facebook's new initiative plans to tackle extremist and hate speech online.

How safe is your internet router?

Virgin Media is warning its customers to change the password on their internet routers. A Which? investigation found its Super Hub 2 router is vulnerable to hackers.

Super Mario fan makes augmented reality game

Abhishek Singh was testing out the Microsoft Hololens headset when he came up with the idea.

Google Glass announces update and other tech news

BBC Click's Kathleen Hawkins looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories

Indian teen celebrates as Nasa sends satellite to space

The tiny satellite was designed by Rifath Sharrook, 18, and manufactured using a 3-D printer.

Aadhar: Why is India's biometric scheme so controversial?

More than a billion biometric cards have been issued, but the scheme is deeply controversial.

China's 'straddling bus' hits its final roadblock

It seemed like a vision of the future - but China's "straddling bus" is being scrapped for good.

Invented in The North: Jet-propelled mobility scooter tested

The scooter reached speeds of up to 70mph during track testing.

DIY retro games console teaches kids about electronics.

Crowdfunded Makerbuino lets children build their own handheld games consoles.

Man asks Twitch users to pick shares for $50,000 portfolio

Twitch viewers can vote on stocks and those with the most votes are automatically purchased.

10-year-old app maker's plan: Change world, become turtle

Yuma Soerianto, a 10-year-old app developer from Melbourne, Australia, was the youngest attendee at Apple's developers' conference this week.

Google's Street View cars track air pollution and other news

BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

'I lost my eye'

About two billion people have no insurance, but "pay-by-mobile" policies are growing in popularity.

Energy revolution

China consumes more electricity than any other country but is also the world's biggest solar energy producer.

Grand theft auto

Connected cars are becoming the norm, but how secure are they and how safe is our personal data?

Nerve centre

New Minority Report-style "nerve centres" combine data and predictive policing after massive increase in homicides.

Gaming gift

From Spacewar! to Pokemon Go, video games have created jobs, made money and driven technology forward.

Home hijack

A security weakness in Gary Berman's home network may have lost him a $400,000 contract.

Coffee-powered buses

How can cities improve air quality with cleaner fuels?

E3 2017: Nightmares come alive in VR hospital

Dave Lee checks in to a virtual reality psychiatric hospital, in a new video game.

Blind gamer is trying to make gaming accessible to all

Blind gamer takes on the biggest games developers to make gaming accessible to all.

E3 2017: Hands-on with Super Mario Odyssey

Nintendo hopes a new Super Mario game will keep up the momentum of its new Switch console.

E3: First look at Xbox One X

The BBC was given the first look at the Xbox One X - a souped-up version of Microsoft's latest console.

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