facebook scraping

Facebook scraping inevitable

A security expert has said the value of the data made attempts at Facebook scraping and profile harvesting inevitable. Terrific. In that case maybe someone should have done something about it...
reddit changes

Reddit changes its look

The Reddit changes are aimed at making the the social network more welcoming to users. Only 1% of users will experience the new Reddit changes for the time being, but it will...
world cup sticker book

World Cup sticker book will cost you £774

You will need to be on a footballer's wage to fill the Panini 2018 World Cup sticker book. Professor Paul Harper has calculated a single collector would need to buy 4,832...
car vending machine

China now has a car vending machine

Shoppers can pick their dream ride from 100 vehicles inside the car vending machine via an app. Booking a test drive just got a whole lot more exciting for potential car...
walking dead rollercoaster

Walking Dead rollercoaster screams will charge mobile phones

The new Walking Dead rollercoaster at Thorpe Park will include technology that collects energy from the ride’s vibrations and screams of guests, converting it into battery life to charge smartphones. Train carriages...
citytree bench

CityTree bench absorbs pollution

The unique CityTree bench is being tested in London after successful launches in Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam and Oslo. Comprising a regular seat and a vertical garden, the CityTree bench takes up...
broadband speed information

Broadband speed information – providers are failing customers

Which? tested providers to see if they met current guidelines designed to give potential customers clear broadband speed information. Some of the UK’s biggest broadband providers are giving customers inadequate information about...
driverless tech

In too much of a rush for driverless tech?

Pioneering autonomous car firms such as Uber and Tesla are rushing into driverless tech “too soon”, according to a leading robotics professor. Speaking out after a woman was killed by an Uber...
disposable virtual cards

Disposable virtual cards can beat online fraud

Digital bank Revolut is to let customers pay for online purchases with disposable virtual cards from next week in a bid to prevent fraud. How disposable virtual cards work Revolut customers will be...
uber self-driving car fatal crash

Uber self-driving car in fatal crash

An Uber self-driving car has struck and killed a pedestrian in the first death involving a fully autonomous test vehicle, prompting the ride-hailing company to suspend road-testing of such cars in...
3d-printed housing

3D-printed housing could reduce global homelessness

US start-up Icon wants to use 3D-printed housing to build cheap homes for millions without shelter. 3D-printed housing that can be built in less than 24 hours has been unveiled in...
youtube conspiracy videos

YouTube cracking down on conspiracy videos

YouTube will include links to Wikipedia to try to debunk conspiracy videos. Nice idea but Wikipedia? Seriously? Not the most credible of sources is it? Here's the full story... YouTube says it’s...
Professor Stephen Hawking death

Scientist Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

Renowned British physicist Professor Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. He died peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday morning, his family said. Stephen Hawking,...
chinese space station

Chinese space station could crash to Earth within weeks but no one knows where

Don't look up! Tiangong-1, the Chinese space station is expected to crash to Earth in the next few weeks, according to experts. The unmanned Chinese space station reached the end of its...
rules for smart devices

New rules for smart devices proposed to help prevent cyber-attacks

New rules for smart devices such as televisions, toys and smart home speakers will force manufacturers to include new, and stronger security features to keep them safe from hackers, the Government...
flying car on sale

Meet the flying car that’s set to go on sale next year

The Pal-V Liberty flying car has been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. And you can buy one soon. A flying car claiming to be the world’s first production model of its...
smartphones and the environment

Smartphones and the environment

Smartphones and the environment aren't something we usually think of together. But new research suggests mobile phones are the most damaging of all tech devices. Smartphones and data centres are damaging to...
facebook news feed experiment

Facebook news feed experiment ends

The Facebook news feed experiment has ended after negative feedback from users. Facebook had tested splitting its news feed into two parts but have now abandoned the experiment. In October last year,...

Heated concrete could melt road ice

Scientists are looking at the technology and economic benefit of geothermic piles to heat concrete and defrost roads Research is being carried out on “heated concrete” that could reduce the recent problems...
seed vault in norway

Doomsday seed vault gets an upgrade

Norway will spend around £9.1 million on updating its seed vault which is stationed in a remote arctic archipelago. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which holds around 900,000 seed samples in case...