Fake website fools Equifax staff

Image copyright EPA Credit rating firm Equifax has apologised after it mistakenly directed some customers to an imposter website via its Twitter page. The firm recently disclosed a data breach affecting more than 143 million people, and set up a new website to share information with customers. But it mistakenly tweeted the wrong web address […]

‘Payment by vein’ trialled in supermarket

‘Payment by vein’ trialled in supermarket

Image copyright Fingopay Image caption The system could be handy if you have forgotten your purse or wallet A supermarket in London is trialling a biometric payment system that uses the unique vein pattern in fingertips to pay for goods. Costcutter said it would consider rolling Fingopay out more widely if the test, at Brunel […]

Deliveroo accounts reveal huge losses

Image copyright AFP Losses have risen sharply at the gig economy food delivery firm, Deliveroo, according to its latest accounts. The company, incorporated under the name Roofoods, made a worldwide loss of £129m in 2016, up from £30m in 2015. Deliveroo made sales of £128.56m, up from £18.1m, but the cost of getting the goods […]

WhatsApp and YouTube terror video man jailed

Image copyright CTP South East Image caption Taha Hussain sent videos of himself driving outside army barracks listening to jihadi chants following terrorist attacks in Paris and Orlando A man who filmed a drive-by video calling British soldiers “baby butchers of the Muslims” has been jailed for posting terrorist propaganda online. Taha Hussain, from Slough, […]

Nest reveals alarm system and smart doorbell

Image copyright Nest Image caption Nest’s home security system is more expensive than several rivals Nest is expanding its range of smart home products, ending a lull in which it improved existing kit, but did not expand into fresh categories. The items include an internet-connected intruder alarm, a video-streaming doorbell and a door lock system […]

Hidden golf game found on Nintendo Switch

A 1984 golf game has been found hidden on the Nintendo Switch console. This video explains how the secret is activated. Nintendo declined to comment. Hidden golf game found on Nintendo Switch

YouTube to end paid channels service

YouTube to end paid channels service

Image copyright Getty Images YouTube has announced the end of paid channels, which were launched in 2013 as one of the site’s first attempts at charging for content. The facility let people pay a monthly fee to access individual YouTube channels from providers such as National Geographic and Sesame Street. However, the service was not […]

Manchester police still relies on Windows XP

Image copyright Microsoft Image caption Windows XP dates back to October 2001 and was replaced by Vista five years later England’s second biggest police force has revealed that more than one in five of its computers were still running Windows XP as of July. Greater Manchester Police told the BBC that 1,518 of its PCs […]

Google launches UK ‘anti-terror fund’

Image caption Google-owned YouTube has been singled out for criticism about the hosting of inappropriate material Google has announced it will give a total of £1m ($1.3m) to fund projects that help counter extremism in the UK. The UK fund was part of a $5m global commitment, the search giant said. Prime Minister Theresa May […]

Smartphone sales boom with over-55s

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Deloitte said the 55-75 age group represents 14 million people in the UK Smartphone sales are booming with older consumers in the UK, according to a study of the market. It indicates that 71% of 55-to-75 year olds now own an app-capable handset. The research also suggests that the […]

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