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Strava it

Strava it

Image copyright Strava Image caption Mark Gainey did not let injury stop him from cycling for long Thankfully for tens of millions of cyclists around the world, Mark Gainey didn’t walk away from the sport when he had a nasty crash back in 2002. Racing his bike down a steep road in California, he hit […]

YouTubers condemned for jumping from driverless train at London's Canary Wharf

YouTubers condemned for jumping from driverless train at London's Canary Wharf

Two YouTubers who jumped off the roof of a train in east London have been condemned by British Transport Police. Rikke Brewer leapt from the top of a Docklands Light Railway carriage after leaving Heron Quays in Canary Wharf. The video shows Rikke and a friend climbing on top of the driverless train before jumping […]

'Serious' security flaws found on official UK tax site

'Serious' security flaws found on official UK tax site

Image copyright Oli Scarff Image caption Reporting the website flaws took far longer than finding them The UK tax office must improve its handling of website security problems, says an expert who spent 57 days trying to report a bug. The researcher, called Zemnmez, found two separate flaws on HMRC’s online tax service. He said […]

'Dolphin' attacks fool Amazon, Google voice assistants

'Dolphin' attacks fool Amazon, Google voice assistants

Image caption Google’s Home, Amazon’s Echo and Apple’s Siri all responded to ultrasonic commands Voice-controlled assistants by Amazon, Apple and Google could be hijacked by ultrasonic audio commands that humans cannot hear, research suggests. Two teams said the assistants responded to commands broadcast at high frequencies that can be heard by dolphins but are inaudible […]

New Jaguar models to be electric in 2020

New Jaguar models to be electric in 2020

Image copyright Nick Dimbleby/Jaguar Land Rover Image caption The Jaguar I-Pace will be on sale next year Every new Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) vehicle line launched from 2020 will be electric or hybrid, the company has announced. The carmaker said that the first of the new models would be a fully electric vehicle, the Jaguar […]

Card gangs

Card gangs

Image copyright US Department of Justice Image caption The AlphaBay market is one of many shut down by police action The notorious dark web marketplaces Alphabay and Hansa were shut down in July following “landmark” action by police forces in the US and Europe to unmask who was running them. They join a long list […]

New camera can see through human body

New camera can see through human body

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The new camera works by detecting individual photons within the human body Scientists have developed a camera that can see through the human body. The device has been designed to help doctors track medical tools, known as endoscopes, during internal examinations. Until now, medics have had to rely on […]

Jailed YouTuber: 'Not proud' of prank

Jailed YouTuber: 'Not proud' of prank

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionYouTuber Daniel Jarvis is “not proud” of his part in a fake robbery at a major London gallery A YouTuber jailed for his part in a prank on the public says he is “sorry if he frightened people”. Daniel Jarvis, 27, is a member of the Trollstation […]

Caught in the act

Caught in the act

Image copyright ktsimage Image caption Attack bots scan net address ranges looking for vulnerable servers Cyber-criminals start attacking servers newly set up online about an hour after they are switched on, suggests research. The servers were part of an experiment the BBC asked a security company to carry out to judge the scale and calibre […]

Sky taxis

Sky taxis

Image copyright RTA/Volocopter Image caption Dubai says it will begin a five-year test period of the Volocopter later in 2017 Tech companies are competing to develop the first viable passenger-carrying sky taxis, whether manned or pilotless, but how soon could these clever copters really be whizzing over our cities? And would you trust one? Dubai […]