Category Archives: TECHNOLOGY

Blackberry agrees Foxconn tie-up

Struggling smartphone maker Blackberry has agreed a five-year deal with Foxconn, the big Taiwan-based maker of electronic products and components. The two companies will initially work on the development of…

Crowd-funded Lego car powered by air

An air-powered car built of Lego, that can reach a top speed of around 20km/h (12mph) has hit the roads of Melbourne. It was built by an Australian entrepreneur and…

Porn filters cut sex education sites

Pornography filters used by major internet service providers are blocking websites offering sex education and advice on sexual health and porn addiction, the BBC has learned. The four major internet…

Google buys military robot-maker

Google has acquired the engineering company that developed Cheetah, the world’s fastest-running robot and other animalistic mobile research machines. Boston Dynamics, which contracts for the US military, is the eighth…

Twitter scraps blocking changes

Twitter has reversed changes it made to how people block other users, less than a day after they were introduced. The changes allowed blocked users to continue to see tweets…

‘Revenge porn’ site owner arrested

A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the running of a “revenge porn” website. Kevin Bollaert is accused of being behind UGotPosted, a site that published intimate photographs…

Coach crash eye tracker tested

Coach drivers’ eye movements and blinks are to be tracked by computers as part of a test to see whether the tech could be used to prevent accidents on long…

Two-screen phone with e-ink launched

A smartphone with two screens – one of which uses e-ink technology and is “always on” – has been launched. The Russian company Yota said the phone would go on…

PlayStation 4 ‘starting to sell out’

Sony’s PlayStation 4 was launched in the UK at midnight and is already “starting to sell out”. Fans camped overnight for a chance to get their hands on one of…

US agrees to pay $50m after ‘piracy’

The US government has agreed to pay $50m (£31m) after it was said to have pirated “thousands” of copies of military software. Apptricity, based in Texas, has provided logistics programs…

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