Google reveals Mineral crop-inspecting robots
14/10/2020 | news | technology | 127
The project will analyse every leaf on every crop, helping farmers tend the fields.
NHS Covid app updated to 'fix' phantom messages
13/10/2020 | news | technology | 183
People will still see alerts but will now get a follow-up message telling them to ignore it.
Apple iPhone 12: The chip advance set to make smartphones smarter
13/10/2020 | news | technology | 183
A chip-making process pioneered in the Netherlands will let smartphones take the next leap forward.
Disappearing Covid-19 app alerts cause alarm
02/10/2020 | news | technology | 159
Users of the England and Wales contact-tracing apps are reporting getting alerts which then vanish.
Amazon One: Palm scanner launched for 'secure' payments
29/09/2020 | news | technology | 257
The tech giant launches a palm scanner for secure payments and other biometric checks.
NHS Covid-19 app: One million downloads of contact tracer for England and Wales
24/09/2020 | news | technology | 2,264
Users are being urged to install the app to protect themselves and others against the resurgent virus.
Coronavirus: England's contact tracing app trial gets under way
13/08/2020 | news | technology | 608
It will serve self-isolation alerts based on logs of who the user was recently in close contact with.
Freeview viewers complain of fewer channels after retune
12/08/2020 | news | technology | 261
People complain of a loss of channels following works to transmitters in parts of the UK.
Xbox xCloud: How does Game Pass streaming work?
11/08/2020 | news | technology | 6
Microsoft's game streaming service is set to launch in beta - including in the UK and US.
Google's new transatlantic data cable to land in Cornwall
28/07/2020 | news | technology | 165
The tech giant plans a new high-end transatlantic data cable to go from the US to Bude, in Cornwall.
Apple's 2030 carbon-neutral pledge covers itself and suppliers
21/07/2020 | news | technology | 229
The "zero climate impact" promise covers both its own operations and those of its suppliers.
Banks urge 'student loans style' plan to avoid job cuts
16/07/2020 | news | technology | 388
UK banks fear up to three million jobs could be lost if firms cannot defer payments on coronavirus loans.
Thousands flock to Neverspoons pub app
10/07/2020 | news | technology | 374
An app designed to highlight independent pubs has risen to the top of the Google Play free app chart.
Facebook civil-rights record hammered in own review
08/07/2020 | news | technology | 385
The audit highlights Facebook's failures on hate speech, voter protection, and more.
New video format 'halves data use of 4K and 8K TVs'
07/07/2020 | news | technology | 77
The H.266 standard was developed by Apple, Microsoft and Huawei, but faces competition.
UK's internet use surges to new highs during lockdown
24/06/2020 | news | technology | 75
Coronavirus will leave a digital legacy as UK finds solace online, says Ofcom.
Coronavirus: Ireland set to launch contact-trace app
22/06/2020 | news | technology | 120
The Republic's health authority presses ahead with Apple-Google tech, despite the UK being unready.
UK virus-tracing app switches to Apple-Google model
18/06/2020 | news | technology | 4,344
Government now intends to launch an app in the autumn but it may still lack contact-tracing tech.
PlayStation 5: Sony gives first look at the PS5 console and games
12/06/2020 | news | technology | 80
Dozens of games were teased including a return to the Spider-Man, Horizon and Gran Turismo franchises.
Whatever happened to the NHS contact-tracing app?
05/06/2020 | news | technology | 195
The app, first tested on the Isle of Wight, had been expected to be rolled out at the end of May.
Social media firms fail to act on Covid-19 fake news
04/06/2020 | news | technology | 149
A study indicates that 90% of misinformation reported to Facebook and Twitter remains online.
Coronavirus: France's virus-tracing app 'off to a good start'
03/06/2020 | news | technology | 194
France's digital minister says 600,000 people installed the app in its first hours of release.
OK Beeb: BBC voice assistant will learn regional accents
03/06/2020 | news | technology | 317
A male northern voice is the BBC's initial choice for its voice assistant, in the testing phase.
Uber destroys thousands of bikes and scooters
28/05/2020 | news | technology | 242
Videos of the red bikes being crushed were shared online after Uber sold its Jump business to Lime.
Coronavirus: First Google/Apple-based contact-tracing app launched
26/05/2020 | news | technology | 51
A Swiss contact-tracing app gains a limited release but may be overtaken by a Latvian effort.
Huawei: What would happen if the UK ditched the Chinese firm?
26/05/2020 | news | technology | 291
Officials are taking another look into Huawei, but the Chinese firm warns against a 5G ban.
Coronavirus: How will you commute to work after lockdown?
05/05/2020 | news | technology | 153
Interest in finding an alternative to public transport is growing as people think about returning to the office.
Coronavirus: UK contact-tracing app is ready for Isle of Wight downloads
04/05/2020 | news | technology | 110
Isle of Wight council staff and healthcare workers will be invited to start testing app on Tuesday.