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Apple files stored by teen in 'hacky hack hack' folder

Apple files stored by teen in 'hacky hack hack' folder

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The boy hacked Apple because he was a fan of the firm, reports from the court case say A teenage boy from Australia has pleaded guilty to hacking into Apple’s network and downloading internal files, according to reports. The 16-year-old accessed 90 gigabytes worth of files, breaking into the […]

Body scanners to screen LA subway riders

Body scanners to screen LA subway riders

Image copyright Thruvision Image caption The Thruvision camera can detect concealed objects Body scanners will be used on the Los Angeles subway to screen passengers for explosives and weapons, the local transport authority has announced. It is the first mass transport system in the US to adopt the technology. Portable scanners will be used to […]

Twitter suspends Alex Jones for one week

Twitter suspends Alex Jones for one week

Image copyright EPA Image caption Alex Jones will not be able to post new messages or comment on others’ posts for a week Twitter is blocking the right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from posting to its platform for a week. The InfoWars broadcaster’s past tweets will, however, remain viewable to others while his account is […]

Tinder's founders and former boss sue dating app owners

Tinder's founders and former boss sue dating app owners

Image copyright AleksandarNakic Tinder’s parent companies have been accused of undervaluing the dating app, cheating executives out of billions of dollars worth of stock options. A group of 10 current and former top staff – including the firm’s co-founders and former boss – made the claim in a lawsuit filed in New York. They are […]

Sainsbury's supermarket goes 'till-free'

Sainsbury's supermarket goes 'till-free'

Image copyright Sainsbury’s Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is trialling its first “till-free” store, in which shoppers do not need to queue for a staffed or self-service checkout. Instead, customers can scan goods with a smartphone and put them straight into a bag. When they have finished shopping, their payment is processed by the phone. One industry […]

Butlin's says guest records may have been hacked

Butlin's says guest records may have been hacked

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Butlin’s says it will contact affected guests Holiday camp firm Butlin’s says up to 34,000 guests at its resorts may have had their personal information stolen by hackers. The company says the data in question included names, home addresses, contact details and holiday arrival dates. Managing director Dermot King […]

Gab user's anti-Semitic posts removed

Gab user's anti-Semitic posts removed

Image copyright Gab.ai Image caption Gab’s frog logo Two anti-Semitic posts have been deleted from fringe social network Gab after Microsoft, citing the content, threatened to take the site down. The posts were made by Patrick Little, who says he is running for US president and wants to remove Jewish people from America. Microsoft hosts […]

Germany lifts total ban on Nazi symbols in video games

Germany lifts total ban on Nazi symbols in video games

Image copyright Bethesda Image caption In Germany, there are no video game Nazis – and swastikas are banned from being shown Nazi symbols can now appear in video games in Germany, ending a long-running and frequently ridiculed censorship. Germany bans symbols belonging to unconstitutional groups, which has caused problems in games where the Nazis are […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 alerts users to bad photos

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 alerts users to bad photos

Image copyright Samsung Image caption Owners will be warned if a photo is blurred or the lens smudged Samsung’s new high-end smartphone alerts owners to problems with their photos as soon as they are snapped. The Galaxy Note 9 uses software to identify if the images are blurry or whether the subject is blinking, among […]

Magic Leap augmented reality headset goes on sale

Magic Leap augmented reality headset goes on sale

Image copyright Magic Leap Image caption Magic Leap claims its kit makes the unreal feel real Magic Leap’s much-anticipated augmented reality glasses have gone on sale more than three years after the Florida firm released its first teaser video. The start-up is backed by big names – including Google, Alibaba, AT&T and the Saudi state […]

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