Galaxy Note 7 recall refuseniks face new action

Galaxy Note 7 recall refuseniks face new action

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Galaxy Note 7 had been well-reviewed but dozens of the phones overheated Galaxy Note 7 owners in the US who have ignored the global recall of Samsung’s smartphone face a fresh effort to make them return their devices. Mobile network Verizon told Fortune magazine that it planned to divert […]

Thousands warned they may be victims of rogue webmaster

Thousands warned they may be victims of rogue webmaster

Image copyright Thinkstock Police in the Netherlands are contacting more than 20,000 people who they suspect had their data stolen by a rogue web developer. They say the man coded a backdoor into the sites he built for businesses, to harvest their customers’ data. He then used the credentials to make online purchases, open gambling […]

Galileo satellites experiencing multiple clock failures

Galileo satellites experiencing multiple clock failures

Image copyright ESA Image caption Artwork: The European Commission is about to place an order for more Galileo spacecraft The onboard atomic clocks that drive the satellite-navigation signals on Europe’s Galileo network have been failing at an alarming rate. Across the 18 satellites now in orbit, nine clocks have stopped operating. Three are traditional rubidium […]

Japan’s hi-tech toilets to get standardised symbols

Japan’s hi-tech toilets to get standardised symbols

Image copyright Japan Sanitary Equipment Industry Association Image caption Senior members of the association hold up the new symbols Japanese toilets are set to become easier to use, after manufacturers agreed to standardise the symbols on the control panels. Japan’s hi-tech toilets famously include features such as lid and seat controls, flush strength, front and […]

EE mobile firm fined £2.7m for overcharging customers

EE mobile firm fined £2.7m for overcharging customers

Image copyright EE Mobile operator EE has been fined £2.7m by the telecoms regulator, Ofcom, for overcharging tens of thousands of customers. The watchdog found that the UK’s biggest mobile network broke a billing rule on two occasions. Users who called its 150 customer services number while roaming within the EU were incorrectly charged as […]

Porn videos streamed ‘via YouTube loophole’

Porn videos streamed ‘via YouTube loophole’

Adult video websites appear to be exploiting a YouTube loophole to host explicit material on the platform. News site TorrentFreak found some sites had uploaded videos that did not show up on YouTube, but could be viewed on third-party websites. The exploit allows a website to host its video library for free, using Google’s server […]

Deliveroo to add 300 UK tech jobs in new London office

Deliveroo to add 300 UK tech jobs in new London office

Image copyright Getty Images Deliveroo has said it will increase its staff by a third when it opens a new London head office later this year. The UK-based food delivery company is the latest tech firm to expand in the capital, planning to hire more than 300 “high-skilled, high-tech” recruits. Deliveroo reported a 650% rise […]

Qualcomm sued in US over claims of unfair phone chip patent deals

Qualcomm sued in US over claims of unfair phone chip patent deals

Image copyright Getty Images Qualcomm, the world’s biggest producer of mobile phone chips, forced Apple to exclusively use its products in return for lower fees, US regulators claim. Details of the alleged deal were listed by the competition watchdog, the Federal Trade Commission, as part of a lawsuit against the chipmaker. The Apple deal is […]

Apple App Store prices rise in UK, India and Turkey

Apple App Store prices rise in UK, India and Turkey

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Apple last raised prices in its UK store in January 2015 Apple is to put up the price it charges for apps in the UK, India and Turkey. UK costs will numerically match those of the US, meaning that a program that costs $0.99 will now be 99p. That […]

Squirrel ‘threat’ to critical infrastructure

Squirrel ‘threat’ to critical infrastructure

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Squirrels are the top offenders with 879 “attacks” The real threat to global critical infrastructure is not enemy states or organisations but squirrels, according to one security expert. Cris Thomas has been tracking power cuts caused by animals since 2013. Squirrels, birds, rats and snakes have been responsible for more […]

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