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Facebook.gg: New video game streaming service to rival Twitch

Facebook.gg: New video game streaming service to rival Twitch

Image copyright Facebook Facebook has launched its own video game streaming hub. Facebook.gg, which launched on Thursday, will compete directly with popular platforms like Twitch and Mixer. It’s part of the social media site’s continued efforts to become a destination for video content. The new service suggests streams based on who individual users follow, and […]

Ship hack 'risks chaos in English Channel'

Ship hack 'risks chaos in English Channel'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The English Channel is the busiest shipping route in the world A commonly used ship-tracking technology can be hacked to spoof the size and location of boats in order to trigger other vessels’ collision alarms, a researcher has discovered. Ken Munro has suggested that the vulnerability could be exploited […]

Cambridge Analytica boss spars with MPs

Cambridge Analytica boss spars with MPs

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAlexander Nix asked MPs to consider ‘what happens if I was the victim?’ The former chief of scandal-hit Cambridge Analytica has refused to answer questions about the full extent of its use of Facebook-sourced data. Alexander Nix said that he could not do so while an inquiry […]

Asus 'phone with a fan' among weird gadgets at Computex

Asus 'phone with a fan' among weird gadgets at Computex

Image copyright Asus Image caption The ROG gaming phone has a clip-on fan A gaming phone with a removable fan, and a dual-screen laptop are among the new gadgets on show at the Computex conference in Taiwan. Computer giant Asus revealed a powerful handset designed for gamers that comes with a clip-on fan to keep […]

Apple Watch use at lights leads to fine for student

Apple Watch use at lights leads to fine for student

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Apple watch is a distraction just like a phone, said a Canadian judge A Canadian student has been fined Canadian $400 (£230, $310) for looking at her Apple smartwatch while waiting at traffic lights. Victoria Ambrose was found guilty of breaking Ontario’s distracted driving law. In court, Ms […]

Alibaba reveals new driverless delivery bot

Alibaba reveals new driverless delivery bot

Image copyright RoboSense Chinese retail giant Alibaba has unveiled a new automated vehicle which it says is easy to mass-produce and could serve a number of functions. These could include delivery courier or automated coffee vendor, it said. The Cainiao G Plus can travel at up to nine miles per hour, reports The Verge news […]

ZX Vega+ console faces Indiegogo's debt collectors

ZX Vega+ console faces Indiegogo's debt collectors

Image copyright Retro Computers Image caption Retro Computers had promised to deliver the Vega+ console with 1,000 games pre-installed Indiegogo has said that it is willing to extend the deadline it gave to a project attempting to make a handheld version of a classic British computer. But the crowdfunding site says that the team behind […]

Visa payment disruption hits Europe

Visa payment disruption hits Europe

Image caption A Sainsbury’s store in Vauxhall, London is not taking card payments Card payments are failing across the UK and elsewhere in Europe, Visa has said. The extent of the disruption is not yet clear but customers have been complaining that payments have been denied. Barclays and Bank of Ireland advised customers to use […]

Withings to return after Nokia sell-off

Withings to return after Nokia sell-off

Image copyright Nokia Image caption Withings makes connected devices such as watches and weighing scales Nokia is to sell its health division back to the founder of Withings, a company it acquired in 2016. The Withings brand name is set to return following the sale, reversing the Finnish company’s decision to axe it. The business […]

Tesla hit parked police car 'while using Autopilot'

Tesla hit parked police car 'while using Autopilot'

Image copyright Laguna Beach Police Department Image caption A number of Tesla vehicles have been involved in crashes. A Tesla car has crashed into a parked police car in California. The driver suffered minor injuries and told police she was using the car’s driver-assisting Autopilot mode. The crash has similarities to other incidents, including a […]