Apple settles patent case at last minute

Apple settles patent case at last minute

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Unwired Planet had been seeking a cut of iPhone and iPad sales Apple has settled a patent dispute with a litigant that had already beaten Huawei and Samsung in court. The jury for the latest case had been selected but a deal was done in the early hours of […]

‘Nearly half’ of firms had a cyber-attack or breach

‘Nearly half’ of firms had a cyber-attack or breach

Image copyright Getty Images Nearly half (46%) of British businesses discovered at least one cybersecurity breach or attack in the past year, a government survey has indicated. That proportion rose to two-thirds among medium and large companies. Most often, these breaches involved fraudulent emails being sent to staff or security issues relating to viruses, spyware […]

Zuckerberg addresses ‘Facebook killing’

Zuckerberg addresses ‘Facebook killing’

Media captionWATCH: ‘Our hearts go out to the family’ Facebook’s chief has paid his respects to the family of a man whose killing was filmed and posted onto its site. “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Robert Godwin Sr,” said Mark Zuckerberg near the start of Facebook’s annual F8 developers conference. […]

‘WhatsApp child sex images’ led to arrests

‘WhatsApp child sex images’ led to arrests

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, has not yet commented on the police investigation A network apparently using WhatsApp to distribute images of child sexual exploitation has been disrupted by dozens of arrests, according to police. A total of 39 suspects were apprehended in Europe and South America, following […]

Google Earth adds Attenborough world tours

Google has refreshed its Earth app and website, adding detailed 3D imagery and new “tours” that give people a guided look at exotic locations. The search giant said it had spent two years developing the new version of the app, which features video content from the BBC and other partners. Google Earth adds Attenborough world […]

Snapchat’s new 3D filters will blow your mind, probably

Snapchat’s new 3D filters will blow your mind, probably

Snapchat has launched new 3D lenses, allowing users to change the world around them in three dimensions. The new feature lets you interact with what you see on screen. You can write giant words that float about next to real objects – or plant a virtual rose in the ground. The update is now live […]

Find My iPhone crowd catches Coachella festival ‘thief’

Find My iPhone crowd catches Coachella festival ‘thief’

Image copyright Indio Police Image caption More than 100 iPhones were discovered after the search More than 100 iPhones have been found in a single backpack after people at the Coachella music festival in California tracked their missing handsets, local police have said. Revellers had used the Find My iPhone app, which shows the location […]

iRobot sues Hoover and Black & Decker over robo-vacuums

iRobot sues Hoover and Black & Decker over robo-vacuums

Image copyright iRobot Image caption iRobot says several of the patented technologies used in its Roomba range have been copied without permission Robotic vacuums specialist iRobot is suing Hoover and Black & Decker among others over claims they used its technologies without permission. The Massachusetts-based company cites a variety of patents in its legal filings, […]

E-sports to become a medal event in 2022 Asian Games

E-sports to become a medal event in 2022 Asian Games

Image copyright Yuya Shino/Getty Images E-sports will be included in the official sporting programme of the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said it wanted to reflect “the rapid development and popularity of this new form of sports participation”. Competitive video gaming will also feature as a demonstration sport […]

Mega-constellation satellites will need ‘rapid disposal’

Mega-constellation satellites will need ‘rapid disposal’

Image copyright ESA Image caption Artwork: The aim is to avoid certain orbits from becoming unusable in the future The operators of proposed satellite mega-constellations can greatly mitigate the risk of future collisions by rapidly de-orbiting their spacecraft at the end of service. On the other hand, doing only the bare minimum required by international […]