Tech

25 January 2021

Google hopes to help with vaccine rollout

Google is planning to open its offices in the `US as COVID-19 vaccination clinics. The vaccine is being rolled out across the country and the tech giant has pledged to support ...

25 January 2021

'Inevitable' Google and Facebook will pay news publishers

Australia's treasurer thinks it's "inevitable" Google and Facebook will pay news publishers. The tech giants are being pressured by the Australian government to pay for news content, and Josh Frydenberg predicted ...

25 January 2021

SpaceX sets new world record

SpaceX has set a new world record for the number of satellites sent to space on a single rocket. A SpaceX Falcon rocket that launched out of Florida over the weekend ...

22 January 2021

YouTube extends Donald Trump suspension

YouTube has extended its suspension of Donald Trump's channel. Ahead of US President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday (20.01.21), the Google-owned video sharing platform made the decision due to "ongoing potential ...
22 January 2021

MediaTek's new chipsets offer big boost but no 5G

MediaTek has unveiled the new Dimensity 1200 and 1100 chipsets. The Taiwanese company's new processors promise improved AI, camera and multimedia capabilities, but don't offer faster 5G which is included by ...

22 January 2021

CMA warns consumers about online marketplaces

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has warned that algorithms used by online marketplaces could prompt price rises for goods and services. The industry watchdog is currently investigating businesses that ...

22 January 2021

Facebook defends its policy towards hate content

Facebook has defended its policy towards hate content. The social media giant has come under pressure over recent months, following the US election and the recent unrest at the Capitol building, ...

22 January 2021

Joe Biden's Twitter account is reset

Twitter has made Joe Biden's Presidential account start with zero followers. The micro-blogging platform - which recently banned Donald Trump, Biden's predecessor - wiped out all followers from the @POTUS and ...

22 January 2021

Google threatens to quit Australia

Google has threatened to quit Australia amid a row with regulators. The tech giant has suggested it could remove its search engine from Australia, as the company continues to resist efforts ...

22 January 2021

Amazon wants to help distribute coronavirus vaccines

Amazon is keen to help distribute coronavirus vaccines in the US. The E-commerce company - which was founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994 - has written a letter to new US ...

22 January 2021

Uber faces lawsuit from thousands of taxi drivers

Uber is set to face a lawsuit from thousands of London taxi drivers. The ride-hailing app has been accused of acting unlawfully and if the allegations are proven, the company could ...

20 January 2021

Facebook improves alt text photo descriptions

Facebook has launched an update for its Automatic Alt Text (AAT) feature to help blind and visually impaired users. The tool - which launched in 2016 and provides photo descriptions - ...

19 January 2021

Microsoft calls on firms to embrace open source software

Microsoft has called on all firms to embrace open source software. The tech giant - which at one point dismissed the idea - is now fully behind and actively promoting the ...

19 January 2021

FBI warning on video call security

The FBI has warned people of the security risks with video conferencing. As more people work remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic, law enforcement officials have noted a rise in "vishing ...

19 January 2021

Bumble reinstates political preferences filter

Bumble has reinstated its political preferences filter. The dating app has gone on its decision to disabled the feature "to prevent misuse" following the US Capitol riots. After the violence, there were ...

18 January 2021

WhatsApp extends deadline for app users

WhatsApp has given customers more time to accept its updated terms and conditions. The messaging service has decided to extend the deadline for its users, giving customers until May 15 to ...

18 January 2021

BT faces lawsuit amid overcharging allegations

BT is facing a lawsuit amid allegations the company failed to compensate customers after overcharging them for landline usage. The telecommunications giant was previously found to have been overcharging 2.3 million ...

18 January 2021

Samsung heir sentenced to prison time

Samsung heir Lee Jae Yong has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison. Lee - who has been the de facto head of Samsung since 2014 - was ...

17 January 2021

Level Touch smart lock

A smart lock lets you into your home using your finger, your voice or a keycard. Gone are the traditional key locks - although the Level Touch can be used with ...

17 January 2021

Samsung unveil Galaxy S21 range

Samsung has unveiled their brand new Galaxy S21 range. The technology giant promises a "premium flagship experience" with its brand new Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+, with special camera features to ...

16 January 2021

Smart cycling shorts improve performance

A student has invented "smart" cycling shorts to improve the wearer's performance. The PHD student has worked on Inpulse, a special set of cycling shorts which monitor muscle activity during a ...

16 January 2021

Facebook's smart glasses available 'sooner than later'

Facebook's smart glasses will be available "sooner than later". The social media giant has confirmed their new eyewear, which will be made alongside Ray-Ban and in partnership with Luxottica, are set ...

16 January 2021

Hyundai in 'early talks' with Apple about self-driving electric cars

Hyundai are in "early talks" with Apple about self-driving electric cars. The motor company has confirmed it is in "early stage" discussions with the tech giant about autonomous vehicles but insists ...

16 January 2021

Panasonic team with Illuminarium for virtual safaris

Panasonic are to allow people to go on a virtual safari. The company announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that they have partnered with Illuminarium to provide digital experiences in ...