Tech

14 May 2021

Ford file a patent for car sensors that pick up billboard information

Ford have filed a patent for car sensors that can pick up information from billboard signs. The technology idea - which was filed in 2016 but only made public earlier this ...

14 May 2021

Wine app vows to match you with your perfect wine

A new Wine app vows to match you with your perfect wine. The Wineapp has a database of over 500 different wines and promises to match you with your soon-to-be favourite ...

14 May 2021

Snap reveals world's first entirely computer-generated sneaker

The Design Museum and Snap have come together to create the world's first entirely computer-generated sneaker. From May 18, the 'Sneakers Unboxed: From Studio to Street' exhibition will let visitors try ...

13 May 2021

Facebook-backed Diem reveals plans for US stablecoin

Diem is planning to launch a US stablecoin. The Facebook-led digital payments project has announced it will relocate its main operations from Switzerland to the United States, while it also confirmed ...

13 May 2021

Brain implant turns thoughts into text

Researchers have developed a blain implant which turns thoughts into text. The team of scientists worked with a 65-year-old man who is paralysed from the neck down, and he volunteered to ...

13 May 2021

Tesla suspends Bitcoin transactions

Tesla is no longer accepting Bitcoin for vehicle purchases due to concerns over climate change. CEO Elon Musk opened up about the decision this week, which comes after an announcement in ...

12 May 2021

UK government reassures holidaymakers over vaccine passports

The UK government has reassured holidaymakers over so-called vaccine passports. It's been confirmed that from May 17, the NHS app will double as a vaccine passport and holidaymakers will be able ...

12 May 2021

Uber and Lyft join US vaccination drive

Uber and Lyft are planning to offer free rides to anyone travelling to or from a vaccination site in the US. The taxi firms have announced that the offer will open ...

12 May 2021

UK government introduces new online safety measures

Social media firms have been warned by the UK government that they could face hefty fines if they fail to remove harmful content quickly. The government is seeking to improve online ...

11 May 2021

App tracking sees low opt-in rate since iOS 14.5

App tracking has only seen a 5% opt-in rate in the US since iOS 14.5 launched. According to a new analysis from Flurry Analytics - which is owned by Verizon Media ...

11 May 2021

Facebook tests prompt to warn users against sharing unread articles

Facebook has announced plans to test a prompt to warn users against sharing articles they haven't read. The social media platform has revealed details of the new feature, which is aimed ...

11 May 2021

Clubhouse launching on Android

Clubhouse is launching on Google's Android. The invitation-only live-audio app - which has only been available on Apple's App Store since its initial release over a year ago - has seen ...

10 May 2021

How to Solve Error 807 With a VPN

Women are every bit as skilled as men with computing in the workplace. When it comes to confidence, however, there remains a gender gap. A study compared men and women with ...

10 May 2021

Big Issue vendors go cashless

Big Issue vendors are being given handheld card machines to take contactless payments. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, people are turning from cash to use their cards instead and now those who ...

10 May 2021

Kayaker's life saved by cloud-based system to support emergency services

A kayaker's life was saved by a cloud-based system to support emergency services. Carbyne was put to the test last summer when a woman who was out kayaking in Connecticut got ...

10 May 2021

Twitter's Tip Jar could be next OnlyFans

Twitter's new tip feature has been labelled as the new OnlyFans. The new feature on the platform is being called Tip Jar, where people can make payments to their favourite content ...

8 May 2021

Apple Music unveils City Charts

Apple Music has officially unveiled City Charts. The tech giant has launched the new rankings, which are accessible via the Browse or Search pages, or through a Siri command. In a press ...

7 May 2021

Google offers flexibility to staff after pandemic

Google has offered more flexibility as staff return to the office. Back in December, the tech giant's CEO Sundar Pichai revealed plans for a hybrid work model with most employees coming ...

7 May 2021

Netflix 'testing N-Plus service'

Netflix is reportedly testing a new service called N-Plus. The streaming platform is said to be looking into new features which could include behind the scenes production details, podcasts and custom ...

7 May 2021

Twitter suspends account sharing Donald Trump's posts

Twitter has suspended an account which was sharing posts from Donald Trump's new communications platform. The account - which claimed to be tweeting "on behalf" of the former US President - ...

6 May 2021

Facebook's Donald Trump ban upheld but criticised

Facebook's Donald Trump ban has been upheld by its Oversight Board. The company gave the former president a permanent ban from both Facebook and Instagram in January following the Capitol Hill ...
6 May 2021

Apple adds more ad space in App Store

Apple has introduced more paid-for adverts in its App Store. The tech giant made the move a week after changes in its new operating system limited tracking for advertisement by other ...

6 May 2021

Twitter prompts users to reconsider mean tweets

Twitter has started prompting its users to reconsider "potentially harmful or offensive" replies. The social media platform tested the feature last year and will now roll it out to English language ...

6 May 2021

Gmail launching External label

Google has updated its Gmail service with an "External" label". The tech giant is looking to help users stay safe from malware and spam, and it's taking action with email threads ...