Three apologises after network problems

Three apologises after network problems

Image copyright Three Mobile phone company Three has apologised after some of its customers were unable to make calls or texts. The company said it had a “temporary network issue” which affected calls and texts during Saturday afternoon and evening. It said calls had since been restored and that it is working to restore full […]

Brain Tumour Charity cautious about Italy mobile phone ruling

Brain Tumour Charity cautious about Italy mobile phone ruling

Image copyright Getty Images The Brain Tumour Charity has said there is insufficient scientific evidence linking mobile phone use with brain tumours, following a court ruling. The Italian court, in Ivrea, agreed that a man’s brain tumour was linked to his mobile phone use. It awarded Robert Romero 500 euros (£418/$535) a month in compensation. […]

Free hacking tools ‘help young into cyber-crime’

Free hacking tools ‘help young into cyber-crime’

Image copyright NCA Image caption Cyber-criminals arrested and charged by the NCA were interviewed for the report Free, easy-to-use hacking tools help many young people slip into a life of cyber-crime, according to a report. The National Crime Agency (NCA) has detailed the “pathways” taken by people who become criminals. Many started by getting involved […]

YouTube to offer fake news workshops to teenagers

YouTube to offer fake news workshops to teenagers

YouTube is launching a new campaign to tackle internet safety and issues around fake news, the video streaming site has announced. The company says it will put on workshops aimed at 13- to 18-year-olds in cities across the UK. The plans, promoted as part of Internet Citizens day, also aim to raise awareness of issues […]

Jet-propelled sky taxi tested in Germany

A jet-propelled vehicle that can take off vertically has been tested in Germany. Lilium, the company behind it, hopes to launch a five-seater version as an autonomous sky taxi service in the future. Pictures from Lilium. Jet-propelled sky taxi tested in Germany

Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard

Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard

Image copyright Mastercard Image caption Card holders must place their finger over the square sensor when using the card for a transaction A payment card featuring a fingerprint sensor has been unveiled by credit card provider Mastercard. The rollout follows two successful trials in South Africa. The technology works in the same way as it […]

Celebrities warned over Instagram ads

Celebrities warned over Instagram ads

Image copyright AFP Celebrities and “influencers” in the US have been warned to clearly identify when they are promoting products on Instagram in return for payment. The consumer regulator sent letters to more than 90 individuals and marketing firms, though it has not revealed who was put on notice. It is the first time the […]

TalkTalk and BT rated worst for broadband in Which? survey

TalkTalk and BT rated worst for broadband in Which? survey

Image copyright BT TalkTalk and BT have received the worst customer satisfaction scores in a survey of 12 broadband providers. They scored 38% and 45% respectively with their customers, while Sky (48%) and EE (49%) came close behind them in the Which? survey of 1,800 people. Frequent price rises, connections that drop, unreliable speeds and […]

Ultrasonic clothes dryer ‘halves drying time’

Ultrasonic clothes dryer ‘halves drying time’

Image copyright US Department of Energy A tumble dryer that is claimed to dry clothes twice as fast has been developed in the US. The machine uses high-frequency sound waves instead of heat to dry laundry. As well as speeding up the drying process, it is expected to use up to 70% less energy than […]

Holiday Inn hotels hit by card payment system hack

Holiday Inn hotels hit by card payment system hack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The malware could hijack credit card details when front desk payments were made The owner of the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza hotel brands has disclosed that payment card-stealing malware has struck about 1,200 of its franchisees’ properties. UK-based Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) said all but one of the […]

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