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Lunch-hour hacks

Lunch-hour hacks

Image copyright Colleen Wong Image caption Busy tech entrepreneur and mum Colleen Wong likes any apps that can save her time With two children under the age of four and a tech start-up to run, Colleen Wong has her hands full. She is happy to use any technology that can help her manage her hectic […]

Geeks vs government

Geeks vs government

Image copyright Getty Images Two graduate students stood silently beside a lectern, listening as their professor presented their work to a conference. Usually, the students would want the glory. And they had, just a couple of days previously. But their families talked them out of it. A few weeks earlier, the Stanford researchers had received […]

Three apologises after network problems

Three apologises after network problems

Image copyright Three Mobile phone company Three has apologised after some of its customers were unable to make calls or texts. The company said it had a “temporary network issue” which affected calls and texts during Saturday afternoon and evening. It said calls had since been restored and that it is working to restore full […]

US Navy cracks down on sharing of intimate photographs

US Navy cracks down on sharing of intimate photographs

Image copyright John Moore/Getty Images The US Navy has issued new rules forbidding personnel from sharing intimate photographs without consent. They ban the sharing of images when “the person depicted had a reasonable expectation of privacy” or “without legal justification or excuse”. It follows the discovery that some marines were sharing photos of women in […]

YouTube to offer fake news workshops to teenagers

YouTube to offer fake news workshops to teenagers

YouTube is launching a new campaign to tackle internet safety and issues around fake news, the video streaming site has announced. The company says it will put on workshops aimed at 13- to 18-year-olds in cities across the UK. The plans, promoted as part of Internet Citizens day, also aim to raise awareness of issues […]

TalkTalk and BT rated worst for broadband in Which? survey

TalkTalk and BT rated worst for broadband in Which? survey

Image copyright BT TalkTalk and BT have received the worst customer satisfaction scores in a survey of 12 broadband providers. They scored 38% and 45% respectively with their customers, while Sky (48%) and EE (49%) came close behind them in the Which? survey of 1,800 people. Frequent price rises, connections that drop, unreliable speeds and […]

Zuckerberg addresses 'Facebook killing'

Zuckerberg addresses 'Facebook killing'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: ‘Our hearts go out to the family’ Facebook’s chief has paid his respects to the family of a man whose killing was filmed and posted onto its site. “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Robert Godwin Sr,” said Mark Zuckerberg near the […]

Guardians of the home

Guardians of the home

Image copyright Christophe Deschamps Image caption Lisbonne and Hawaii were saved from a house fire thanks to home security tech Christophe Deschamps was watching a basketball game with his wife and three children when he received an alert on his smartphone. The home security system told him something was wrong, so he quickly accessed the […]

Toyota develops robotic leg braces for older people

Toyota develops robotic leg braces for older people

Image copyright KAZUHIRO NOGI/Getty Images Toyota will be renting out robotic leg braces to 100 Japanese medical centres from autumn this year. The Welwalk WW-1000 system is designed for people with severe mobility loss in one leg, such as stroke patients. The motorised brace fits around the knee and lower leg, helping the wearer to […]

Industrial strategy 'must help' UK creative industries

Industrial strategy 'must help' UK creative industries

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The creative sector is said to support 2.9m jobs in the UK Creative companies are becoming increasingly important to the UK’s future economic success and should be at the heart of the government’s new industrial strategy, a trade body says. The Creative Industries Federation says film-making, music, advertising and […]