Category Archives: TECHNOLOGY

Google wins copyright court case

Google has defeated a legal action mounted to stop it scanning and uploading millions of books. In 2005, the US Authors Guild sued Google alleging that its plans to create…

Europe allows full flight gadget use

Europe is relaxing rules about the use of electronics during flights, paving the way for devices to be used during take-off and landing. Currently smartphones, tablets and other devices can…

US file-sharing traffic in decline

BitTorrent traffic is in decline in the US for the first time, according to a┬ánew study. The protocol, used by many pirate sites as well as legal services, allows people…

Microwave signals turned into electrical power

An electrical current capable of charging a mobile phone has been created from microwave signals. A team from Duke University said the technology they had used had been as efficient…

Major Bitcoin theft from website

A man who ran an online “wallet service” for storing Bitcoins has claimed hackers stole virtual currency from his site worth more than one million Australian dollars. The Australian man…

Instagram grapples with drug adverts

Instagram has blocked searches for certain terms associated with the suspected illegal sale of drugs via its service. The photo-themed social network took the measure after being asked to respond…

Fire hits Internet Archive building

The non-profit organisation behind the Internet Archive has made a plea for donations following a fire at its building in San Francisco. The group runs the popular Wayback Machine, an…

Build-your-own toy robots unveiled

A US company has unveiled build-your-own toy robots that can drive, wiggle and react to the world around them. The modular system, called Moss, uses magnetic balls as joints and…

Mystery grows over Google US barges

Mystery surrounds two barges that Google has moored off the coast of America. The barges have a four-storey structure on deck and rumours are circulating about what the company plans…

Call of Duty faces ‘slower’ sales

The creator of the latest Call of Duty video game has acknowledged that initial sales of the title are likely to be slower than last time round. CoD: Ghosts launches…

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