Instagram tops cyber-bullying study

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption A life led online can cause young people to feel anxious, inadequate and afraid suggests new report Research from anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label suggests social media is making youngsters more anxious. Forty per cent said they felt bad if nobody liked their selfies and 35% said their confidence was […]

Virgin complaint bans Sky broadband ad

Virgin complaint bans Sky broadband ad

Image copyright Sky Sky has had another TV broadband advert banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) following a complaint from rival Virgin Media. The advert featured the cast of The Secret Life of Pets, with one dog becoming frustrated with its broadband connectivity. Virgin Media challenged a claim in the ad that Sky broadband […]

Social networks ‘lead to anxiety and fear in young’

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption A life led online can cause young people to feel anxious, inadequate and afraid suggests new report Research from anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label suggests social media is making youngsters more anxious. Forty per cent said they felt bad if nobody liked their selfie and 35% said their confidence was […]

Google Glass smart eyewear returns

Image copyright Google Image caption Glass Enterprise Edition will be sold by software developers who have partnered with Google Google is to sell a revamped version of its smart glasses to businesses, more than two years after the original version of the product was cancelled. The company said Glass Enterprise Edition had improved battery life […]

Petya cyber-attack still disrupting firms weeks later

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Petya cyber-attack has had serious consequences for some businesses Some businesses hit by malware in a cyber-attack that began on 27 June are still struggling to return operations to normal, the BBC has learned. Nuance Communications, which provides transcription software for medical professionals, has slowly been bringing its […]

Robot ‘drowns’ in fountain mishap

Image copyright Melissa Morales Image caption The Knightscope K5 robot tumbled into the fountain by accident A security robot in Washington DC suffered a watery demise after falling into a fountain by an office building. The stricken robot, made by Knightscope, was spotted by passers-by whose photos of the aftermath quickly went viral on social […]

Hacks ‘probably compromised’ UK industry

Image copyright Getty Images Some industrial software companies in the UK are “likely to have been compromised” by hackers, according to a document reportedly produced by British spy agency GCHQ. A copy of the document from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – part of GCHQ – was obtained by technology website Motherboard. A follow-up […]

Ori’s robotic furniture zooms across apartment

A robotics start-up has created voice-controlled furniture that moves about, rearranging itself to maximise space in small apartments. Ori – a spin-off from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – is currently pitching its products to large-scale developers. But as it explained to the BBC’s Dave Lee, it hopes to eventually target individual owners of compact […]

Porn ID checks set to start in April 2018

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The age-check requirement is supposed to make it harder for children to see pornography A nine-month countdown to the introduction of compulsory age checks on online pornography seen from the UK has begun. The April 2018 goal to protect under-18s was revealed as digital minister Matt Hancock signed the […]

Drone ‘threat’ to planes over Israel

Image copyright YouTube Image caption Sde Dov airport mainly handles domestic flights A man has been arrested on suspicion of flying a consumer drone close to planes as they prepared to land in Tel Aviv. The 21-year-old was held after footage was posted to YouTube and shared on Facebook and Twitter. Israeli reports say that […]