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Facebook Live lands Tommy Robinson in jail

Facebook Live lands Tommy Robinson in jail

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTommy Robinson was arrested outside Leeds Crown Court Former English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson has been jailed for potentially prejudicing a court case, it can be reported. Robinson, who appeared in the dock under real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was arrested in Leeds on Friday. The […]

YouTube stars' fury over algorithm tests

YouTube stars' fury over algorithm tests

Image copyright Getty Images Some of YouTube’s most popular stars have criticised the website for “experimenting” with how their videos are delivered to their fans. Unannounced, YouTube started testing an algorithm that changed the order videos appeared in users’ subscription feeds. The experiment came to light when some users complained on social media. One YouTube […]

Busking goes cashless with 'a world first' for London

Busking goes cashless with 'a world first' for London

Image copyright PA Image caption Charlotte Campbell trialled the system by requesting donations of £2 London has introduced a contactless payment scheme for buskers in what the organisers claim is a world first. In addition to tossing loose change into a box, passers-by can use card readers to make contactless payments. It has been launched […]

Call of Duty Kansas 'swatting' death: Two more charged

Call of Duty Kansas 'swatting' death: Two more charged

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Barriss was extradited from his LA home to Kansas to face charges, including manslaughter Two more gamers accused of being part of a “swatting” hoax that led to a fatal shooting have been charged. A man renting a house owned by one of the men allegedly involved in the […]

Dota 2: UK major tournament to 'inspire' fans

Dota 2: UK major tournament to 'inspire' fans

Image copyright ESL/KelyKline Britain’s first-ever Dota 2 major tournament wants to “offer inspiration” to UK fans, organisers say. The event, being held in Birmingham this weekend, see teams from across the world compete for a $1m (£750,000) prize pool. There are only a few top level British players of the game, but tickets for the […]

Uber car 'had six seconds to respond' in fatal crash

Uber car 'had six seconds to respond' in fatal crash

Image copyright Reuters Image caption National Transportation Safety Board investigators have examined the vehicle involved in the crash The sensors of a self-driving Uber car spotted a pedestrian pushing a bicycle across the road six seconds before killing her, according to a report. The on-board identification system classified her as an “unknown object, as a […]

Uber gives drivers sick pay and parental leave

Uber gives drivers sick pay and parental leave

Image copyright Casey Gutteridge / Uber Ride-hailing firm Uber will give its European drivers access to medical cover and compensation for work-related injuries. The new protections include sick pay, parental leave and bereavement payments. Uber said it previously “focused too much on growth and not enough on the people who made that growth possible”. “We […]

Former Uber engineer sues for sexual harassment

Former Uber engineer sues for sexual harassment

Image copyright Carl Court / Getty Images Image caption Uber is being sued for sexual harassment by a former employee A former Uber engineer is suing the firm for sexual harassment days after it changed its policy allowing employees to take it to court. Ex-employee Ingrid Avendano claims to have experienced sexual harassment, pay inequity […]

Apple Powerbeats headphones in 'sweat-proof' legal action

Apple Powerbeats headphones in 'sweat-proof' legal action

Image copyright BeatsbyDre Image caption The Powerbeats headphones’ advertising showed images of people using them while working up a sweat A US judge has ruled legal action against Apple over its Powerbeats headphones can go ahead “in part”. Seven customers, from various US cities, say the headphones do not hold their charge for as long […]

Expensive remittances

Expensive remittances

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Migrants send more than $600bn to their families back home each year Technology has made it easier and cheaper to send money home to relatives round the world. But what if you don’t trust your Dad not to squander it? No problem – now you can pay his electricity […]