Category Archives: TECHNOLOGY

Computer hijacking arrests in UK and across Europe

Fifteen people have been arrested, including four in the UK, in connection with the hijacking of computers. Police say the individuals were using software designed to remotely control computers –…

Facebook new Messenger service reaches 500m users

Social networking giant Facebook said its new messaging service now has more than 500 million users worldwide. Users of the separate Messenger app have more than doubled from 200 million…

Elite: Dangerous faces competition after 16 December launch

Space trading game Elite: Dangerous is to be launched on 16 December. The latest sequel to the influential game will go on general release after months of testing by those…

The Eagle has landed: Nasa launches free sound library

Historical audio from Nasa missions has been uploaded to a free sound library. More than 60 samples have been added to the agency’s new dedicated Soundcloud account, but listeners are unable…

Minecraft player spends two years building virtual city

A student from Delaware has spent two years building a virtual world he has named Titan City in the video game Minecraft. Titan City is constructed out of 4.5 million Minecraft building…

Panasonic launches Lumix camera phone with giant sensor

Panasonic has unveiled a hybrid smartphone-camera, at the Photokina trade show in Cologne. More camera than phone, the Android device has a Leica lens and a 1in, 20-megapixel sensor more…

Uber banned in Germany by Frankfurt court

A court in Frankfurt ruled that the firm lacked the necessary legal permits to operate under German law. It has emerged that the firm was told last week that it…

India launches five foreign satellites

India has put into orbit five foreign satellites, including one built by France, to observe the earth. Prime Minister Narendra Modi watched the rocket carrying the satellites take off from…

Hover cars to be built in Tel Aviv

An elevated network of hover cars is to be built in Tel Aviv. A 500m loop will be built on the campus of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) followed by a…

Google sets up ‘right to be forgotten’ form after EU ruling

Google has launched a service to allow Europeans to ask for personal data to be removed from online search results. The move comes after a landmark European Union court ruling…

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