Category Archives: TECHNOLOGY

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…

Bitcoin currency breaks $1,000 mark

The value of a single bitcoin has surpassed $1,000 (£613) for the first time, according to MTGox, one of the virtual currency’s major exchanges. Bitcoin’s value has been rising rapidly…

Qualcomm faces China antitrust probe

China has launched an antitrust probe against one of the world’s biggest chipmakers, the US firm Qualcomm. Qualcomm said the probe involved China’s anti-monopoly law, but added that regulators told it the…

Apple buys motion sensor-making firm

Apple has purchased PrimeSense, an Israeli firm that specialises in making 3D motion detection technology. PrimeSense is best known for developing gesture control for Microsoft’s Kinect sensor, and has made…

Global launch for Microsoft Xbox One

Microsoft’s Xbox One game console went on sale in the UK at midnight. About 300 game shops and 100 Tesco stores across the UK stayed open so gamers could buy…

LG investigates Smart TV ‘unauthorised spying’

LG is investigating allegations that some of its TVs send details about their owners’ viewing habits back to the manufacturer even if the users have activated a privacy setting. It follows…

Google to remove dead teenager image

Google has agreed to remove from its Maps service a satellite image that shows a dead teenager. Kevin Barrera was shot in 2009. His body was found near a railway…

‘Legitimate’ Bitcoin’s value soars

The value of virtual currency Bitcoin has soared to over $900 (£559), after a US Senate committee hearing. The committee was told that virtual currencies were a “legitimate financial service”…

Search engines to block abuse images

Leading search engine companies Google and Microsoft have agreed measures to make it harder to find child abuse images online. As many as 100,000 search terms will now return no…

Sony PlayStation 4 faces challenges

The release of the PlayStation 4 in North America – it goes on sale in Europe and Latin America in a fortnight – is seen by many as the true…

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