Category Archives: TECHNOLOGY

A group of paediatricians has called for smart health-trackers, designed to monitor babies while they sleep, to be regulated by the same US body that oversees other medical equipment.

Smart baby-trackers mostly unnecessary, say US doctors

The monitors, which often take the form of sensors fitted to clothing or nappies, measure signs such as heart rate and breathing during sleep. The data is shared with a…

This is the second time Huawei has used Leica-branded camera equipment in its phones

Huawei Mate 9 phones unveiled after Note 7 meltdown

The Mate 9 handsets are among the first to be powered by Android 7 and come in two designs: a model with a 1080p “full HD” display, and a Porsche-branded…

Virtual reality is expected to feature prominently at E3

E3 2016 Gaming extravaganza boots up in LA

This year’s E3 could prove to be a turning point – not just for gaming, but for the event itself. Traditionally a place for studios to show off what they…

Twitter boss Jack Dorsey has pledged to tackle abuse on the platform

Twitter abuse – ‘50% of misogynistic tweets from women’

Half of all misogynistic tweets posted on Twitter come from women, a study suggests. Over a three-week period, think tank Demos counted the number of uses of two particular words…

under scanner

Apple, Twitter and Facebook under scrutiny

Sun Microsystems was a Silicon Valley giant.  Founded in the 80s, the company sold hardware and software to thousands of companies, and during the dot.com boom it was bringing in…

Router to blame for BB hack

$10 router blamed in Bangladesh bank hack

Hackers managed to steal $80m (£56m) from Bangladesh’s central bank because it skimped on network hardware and security software, reports Reuters. The bank had no firewall and used second-hand routers…

Microsoft

Xbox 360 games console discontinued by Microsoft

Microsoft has said it is to stop manufacturing the XBox 360 games console, 10 years after it launched. In a blog post, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said gamers had completed…

hackercity

Help! My building has been hacked

In 2013, Google – one of the world’s pre-eminent tech companies – was hacked. It wasn’t its search engine that was attacked or its advertising platform or even its social…

YouTube

YouTube live-streams in virtual reality and adds 3D sound

YouTube is introducing live-streamed 360-degree videos on its service. The Google-owned platform said select concerts from California’s Coachella festival would be the first to use the virtual reality facility. In…

QuickTime

Apple ‘abandons’ QuickTime on Windows

Apple has stopped producing updates for its QuickTime media player software on Windows, according to security experts. The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) website said two vulnerabilities found in the Windows…