Tech

6 August 2020

Twitter urges Android users to update app to avoid attacks

Twitter is urging Android users to update the app to stop hackers accessing their private messages. The micro-blogging site has said they fixed the "vulnerability" but for the 4 per cent ...

6 August 2020

TikTok opening first data centre in Ireland

TikTok is opening a data centre in Ireland. Following reports that the video platform had pressed pause on talks to have their HQ outside of China in London, the app's Beijing-based ...
6 August 2020

Facebook removes Trump's 'harmful' post

Facebook has removed Donald Trump's "harmful" post in which he claimed children are "almost immune" from the coronavirus. The social media site deleted the clip for breaking their misinformation policy. Micro-blogging app ...
5 August 2020

Apple joins forces with UCLA for mental health study

Apple has joined forces with UCLA for a new mental health study using Apple Watch, iPhone and the Beddit sleep tracker. The tech giant's partnership with the University of California, Los ...

5 August 2020

Elon Musk: It's highly likely we'll make a smaller Cybertruck

Elon Musk says it's "highly likely" Tesla will make a smaller version of the Cybertruck for Europe. Last year, the electric pickup's launch saw Musk admit there is "room for improvement" ...

5 August 2020

YouTube gets 4K playback on Safari

YouTube users using Safari are finally able to view videos in 4K. Before the macOS Big Sur beta 4 update, Mac users had to open Google Chrome or another web browser ...

4 August 2020

Donald Trump's TikTok payout demand

Donald Trump believes the US government should get a huge lump sum from TikTok's Microsoft deal. After the Seattle firm confirmed they are in talks to buy the Chinese-owned video app, ...
4 August 2020

Snapchat to rival TikTok with new music feature

Snapchat is getting a similar music feature to rival app TikTok. Users will be able to use songs in the background of their video similarly to TikTok, after they secured a ...

4 August 2020

WhatsApp launches search feature for fake news

WhatsApp has launched a search feature for debunking fake news. In a bid to crack down on the spread of misinformation, select countries are able to benefit from the Search the ...

3 August 2020

AI can detect coronavirus

Artificial intelligence is able to identify a person with coronavirus in just an hour by analysing a person's vital signs and blood test data. The new AI, developed by the University ...

3 August 2020

Facebook to rival YouTube with music video plaftorm

Facebook are adding music videos to their site to rival YouTube. The social media giant are adding official licensed videos to their platform now in a bid to rival the online ...

3 August 2020

Rolls-Royce join Boom Supersonic project

Rolls-Royce are working with Boom Supersonic to create what would the world's fastest commercial airplane. The British engineering company is building a plane, named Overture, could travel at twice the speed ...

31 July 2020

Tim Cook teases greater innovation with Apple Silicon

Tim Cook has teased that switching Macs from Intel to Apple Silicon will enable Apple to be innovative in ways they "couldn't achieve otherwise". The tech giant's boss explained that their ...

31 July 2020

Snapchat launches AR Pride floats

Snapchat's lens creators have created the world's first AR Pride floats. The video-sharing platform has teamed up with GSN's Digital Pride and AMV BBDO for the colourful digital displays featuring ...

31 July 2020

Google to unveil next Pixel phone on August 3

Google's next Pixel smartphone will be unveiled on August 3. The firm posted their own leak on their website, with the outline of a phone and a paragraph of 'lorum ipsum' ...

31 July 2020

Huawei 'overtakes' Samsung as most popular smartphone maker

Huawei has reportedly overtaken Samsung to be crowned the world's most popular smartphone marker. Analytics firm Canalys has claimed that the Chinese firm has replaced the South Korean tech giant after ...

31 July 2020

Tech giants face grilling over power at antitrust hearing

The CEOs of some of the world's best-known tech firms defended themselves at an antitrust hearing on Wednesday (29.07.20), amid claims they have too much power. Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook's ...

31 July 2020

Jeff Bezos can't guarantee Amazon sellers' data isn't accessed by employees

Jeff Bezos has insisted he can't promise Amazon doesn't have access to sellers on the site's data. Following a report by The Wall Street Journal that alleged the online retail giant's ...

29 July 2020

Wiley banned from Instagram and Facebook

Wiley has been banned on Facebook and Instagram over his antisemitic tweets. Following the backlash as Twitter users embarked on a 48-hour walkout over the micro-blogging site's response to the hateful ...
29 July 2020

Jeff Bezos' ex-wife MacKenzie donates $1.7b since divorce

Jeff Bezos' ex-wife MacKenzie Scott has donated more than $1.7 billion since their divorce to 116 organisations. The Amazon CEO and the novelist-and-philanthropist terminated their marriage last year after more than ...

29 July 2020

Bill Gates: Elon Musk should stick to what he knows

Bill Gates thinks Elon Musk would be better off sticking to talking about rockets and electric cars over Covid-19. The Microsoft co-founder has slammed the Tesla and SpaceX boss over his ...

29 July 2020

Microsoft's GitHub removing coding terms like 'master'

GitHub is removing coding terms like "master" and "slave" in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. The company - which is owned by Google - provides hosting for software development, ...

29 July 2020

Google won't reopen offices until summer 2021

Google won't reopen its offices for many employees until next summer. The tech giant is set to extend its work from home option - which was brought in on a large ...

29 July 2020

Facebook taking EU to court over privacy concerns

Facebook is taking the European Union to court over privacy concerns. Two investigations are currently looking into the social networking platform and whether it breaches competition laws, and the European Commission ...