Covid-19 tracking app tops download charts
25/03/2020 | news | technology | 34
Experts warn people to be careful about other apps that claim to do the same.
UK coronavirus app 'must respect privacy rights'
23/03/2020 | news | technology | 106
Health chiefs are asked to be more open about plans for an app to tackle the spread of coronavirus.
Greggs to close all stores to prevent virus spread
22/03/2020 | news | technology | 1,673
Restaurant chains including McDonald's and Nando's close, saying they want to protect staff and customers.
BT has 'plenty of capacity' despite Netflix cuts
20/03/2020 | news | technology | 93
Amid concerns about capacity, Netflix slashes its network use – but BT says there is no problem.
Netflix to lower streaming quality in Europe
19/03/2020 | news | technology | 76
The video-streaming giant wants to ease strain on internet service providers.
Ways to stay social online while in self-isolation
19/03/2020 | news | technology | 27
Workouts, cooking lessons and pub quizzes - how people are using the internet to socialise in self-isolation.
Free broadband call resisted by net providers
19/03/2020 | news | technology | 68
The move would help families during the coronavirus crisis, but providers say it could disrupt service.
India replaces ringing tone with virus information
16/03/2020 | news | technology | 22
A recorded message about coronavirus has started playing instead of the caller's ring tone.
Broadband firms 'can manage' extra demand
13/03/2020 | news | technology | 330
Staying at home is unlikely to cause any problems with the nation's broadband network, ISPs say.
How hackers are preying on coronavirus fears
11/03/2020 | news | technology | 115
How to spot five of the biggest email phishing scams based around Covid-19 concerns.
Amazon offering unlimited sick days to halt virus
11/03/2020 | news | technology | 97
Only those workers who test positive for the Covid-19 virus will be entitled to any sick pay.
Call of Duty challenges battle royale rivals
09/03/2020 | news | technology | 121
The new game will be free and work across consoles to be accessible to more players.
Mobile firms sign up to £1bn rural coverage plan
09/03/2020 | news | technology | 196
The new deal aims to get rid of rural "not-spots", where there is no service at all.
Tech joins fight against coronavirus
03/03/2020 | news | technology | 32
Robots, drones and artificial intelligence are being used by China to fight the disease.
Amazon culls one million fake coronavirus products
28/02/2020 | news | technology | 105
The retail giant is removing fake cures and tackling unreasonable price hikes amid public concern.
Coronavirus: Plague game banned in China
28/02/2020 | news | technology | 67
Plague Inc. puts users in control of a disease which they must develop into a global pandemic.
One million homes get access to ultrafast broadband
27/02/2020 | news | technology | 136
The West Midlands gigabit switch-on is the largest in the UK, says Virgin Media, but comes at a price.
Tests fail to find 5G health risks
24/02/2020 | news | technology | 170
Ofcom testing of the UK's 5G network finds radiation is at a "tiny fraction" of safe levels.
More than 2,000 government mobiles lost or stolen
20/02/2020 | news | technology | 94
At least 2,004 government mobiles were lost or stolen in a year, more than a third from the MoD.
EU to tackle AI 'Wild West' - but still to say how
19/02/2020 | news | technology | 92
Campaigners had hoped details of a crackdown on facial recognition would be published.
Fortnite boss says game loot boxes 'cause harm'
14/02/2020 | news | technology | 81
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney says the industry is putting profits over players.
'End of contract' rules 'to save consumers money'
13/02/2020 | news | technology | 360
Internet, pay-TV and phone customers will now be offered the best deals when their contracts end.
China's phone industry urged to 'get back to work'
13/02/2020 | news | technology | 71
Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun urges action as analysts predict a 10% fall in global shipments in the wake of Covid-19.
Facebook Dating delayed after row with regulator
13/02/2020 | news | technology | 65
Facebook planned to launch its European dating app ahead of Valentine's Day - before a row erupted.
Phone showcase cancelled over coronavirus fears
12/02/2020 | news | technology | 37
The world's largest mobile industry showcase will not go ahead, organisers confirm.
China launches coronavirus 'close contact' app
11/02/2020 | news | technology | 128
The announcement highlights the high level of Chinese government surveillance of its citizens.
Xbox says Nintendo and Sony no longer main rivals
06/02/2020 | news | technology | 195
Xbox chief Phil Spencer says he now considers Amazon and Google to be bigger competition.
Tech firms 'need tougher ad-targeting rules'
05/02/2020 | news | technology | 80
Online political ads should be more tightly regulated, a data ethics body says.
Mobile operators clash on 'notspots' costs
04/02/2020 | news | technology | 128
A key meeting will be held on Wednesday to hammer out the details of sharing rural networks.
Half of UK 10-year-olds own a smartphone
03/02/2020 | news | technology | 473
A report by Ofcom also found that 3-8 year olds are watching YouTube for eight hours a week on average.
Ring doorbell 'gives Facebook and Google user data'
28/01/2020 | news | technology | 121
The Ring app sends a range of personal information to marketing companies, a study suggests.
Grubhub adds restaurants without permission
28/01/2020 | news | technology | 54
The practice is angering some restaurant owners.
Government plans new laws for smart gadgets
27/01/2020 | news | technology | 34
It is developing laws that would require manufacturers to make online devices more secure.
Shopping centre facial ID scheme troubles watchdog
27/01/2020 | news | technology | 126
Regulator calls for inspections after details of police tie-up with Meadowhall scheme emerge.
Full-fibre broadband to reach more of the UK
23/01/2020 | news | technology | 126
Provider Openreach aims to connect 227 rural communities in the next 14 months.
GM's Cruise unveils its first driverless vehicle
22/01/2020 | news | technology | 191
The launch comes six months after Cruise delayed its self-driving vehicle service in San Francisco.
Disney+ to launch a week early in the UK
21/01/2020 | news | technology | 197
The US media giant also confirmed the service will cost more than its earlier DisneyLife platform.
Google boss Pichai calls for AI regulation
20/01/2020 | news | technology | 25
Sundar Pichai seeks a "sensible approach" after Europe said it was mulling a facial recognition ban.
Microsoft makes 'carbon negative' pledge
16/01/2020 | news | technology | 153
The tech giant promises to remove all the carbon it has emitted since its founding in 1975.
Cookies crumbling as Google phases them out
14/01/2020 | news | technology | 136
A study suggests that cookie consent forms are flouting the EU's tough data laws.
Concept cars of the future pile up in Las Vegas
08/01/2020 | news | technology | 93
A wide range of futuristic vehicles, including flying machines, has parked up at the CES tech show.
Plant-based 'pork 'launched by Impossible Foods
06/01/2020 | news | technology | 481
A company that makes synthetic meat has shown off its latest products in Las Vegas.
Russian car with no driver at wheel tours Vegas
05/01/2020 | news | technology | 120
The BBC is offered a ride in a driverless car - without a human safety driver at the wheel.
Restaurant cat robot meows angrily at diners
05/01/2020 | news | technology | 118
BellaBot, which waits on tables, is one among a number of wacky robots at the CES tech show.
Three million homes can get one gigabit broadband
20/12/2019 | news | technology | 74
But "a long way to go" to make it available across UK, says one analyst.
Ofcom proposes locked-handset ban
17/12/2019 | news | technology | 417
Several mobile phone providers offer handsets that cannot easily be transferred to a new network.
Call to probe Boston police test of 'dog' robot
26/11/2019 | news | technology | 142
A civil liberties group wants to know if the robots will ever be armed and what roles they may take on.
Tories criticised over 'factcheckUK' rebranding
19/11/2019 | news | technology | 208
Twitter said the stunt was misleading to the public and would not be tolerated in future - but did not take any direct action.
Crowds flock to Wikipedia creator's Facebook rival
18/11/2019 | news | technology | 109
Jimmy Wales says his new social network, WT:Social, now has more than 160,000 members.
Can Valve tempt gamers to try virtual reality?
15/11/2019 | news | technology | 82
The game studio is preparing a prequel to its iconic Half-Life title that will be set entirely in VR.
What big tech isn't telling us about election ads
14/11/2019 | news | technology | 72
Exploring the gaps in the political advertising databases provided by the tech giants.
Motorola revives iconic Razr flip phone
14/11/2019 | news | technology | 439
Device-maker heralds "impossible" engineering as it launches a flip phone with a foldable screen.
Disney bets the House of Mouse on streaming
12/11/2019 | news | technology | 104
Disney's highly-anticipated streaming service launches in some markets on Tuesday.
UK drone registration scheme kicks off
04/11/2019 | news | technology | 382
Owners must pass a quiz but will get access to a scheme that seeks to match lost drones with owners.
Apps eavesdrop on smart-speaker owners
21/10/2019 | news | technology | 93
Researchers build voice apps for smart speakers that can listen in on owners without them knowing.
Three phone services restored 'for majority'
17/10/2019 | news | technology | 272
Three says it is experiencing "technical difficulties with voice, text and data".
Banning out-of-hours email 'harmful to some staff'
16/10/2019 | news | technology | 480
Stopping staff accessing email outside the office could leave some feeling stressed, research suggests.
O2 launches 5G network in five UK cities and Slough
16/10/2019 | news | technology | 29
The operator is going head to head with rivals EE, Vodafone, Three and BT Mobile.
Ministers dodge 'full fibre for all by 2025' pledge
14/10/2019 | news | technology | 217
Gigabit broadband is promised but the government neither says it must be full-fibre nor sets a deadline.