Bees ‘go online’ in Manchester

Bees in Manchester are having computer chips glued to their bodies, to help beekeepers track when they enter and exit the hive. Rory Cellan-Jones visited the project to find out how it works. Bees ‘go online’ in Manchester

The long wait for a Persian iPhone keyboard

The long wait for a Persian iPhone keyboard

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Apple introduced new iOS on Tuesday Android devices as well as Apple computers have Persian keyboards, but until this week the option wasn’t available on Apple phones or iPads. For years Persian speakers used the Arabic keyboard on the iPhone, which was not really ideal for writing quickly or accurately […]

Bees ‘go online’ in Manchester

Bees in Manchester are having computer chips glued to their bodies, to help beekeepers track when they enter and exit the hive. Rory Cellan-Jones visited the project to find out how it works. Bees ‘go online’ in Manchester

Bees ‘go online’ in Manchester

Bees in Manchester are having computer chips glued to their bodies, to help beekeepers track when they enter and exit the hive. Rory Cellan-Jones visited the project to find out how it works. Bees ‘go online’ in Manchester

Uber London loses licence to operate

Uber London loses licence to operate

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some 3.5 million passengers and 40,000 drivers use the Uber app in London Uber will not be issued a new private hire licence, Transport for London (TfL) has said. TfL concluded the ride-hailing app firm was not fit and proper to hold a London private hire operator licence. It said […]

Gym app Pact pays $1m over broken promises

Gym app Pact pays $1m over broken promises

Image copyright Pact Fitness app Pact, which promised members financial rewards for meeting their health goals, has settled accusations that it broke its promises. The app let people set exercise and dietary goals, and charged them a penalty between $5 (£3.70) and $50 if they failed to meet their target. It pledged to share some […]

Hijacked software used to target tech giants

Hijacked software used to target tech giants

Image copyright die-phalanx Image caption It’s still not clear what the attack code does on compromised machines Hackers who booby-trapped widely used security software also used their malware to infiltrate machines at tech firms, suggests analysis. Evidence that other companies had been compromised came to light as Cisco researchers probed how attackers got at the […]

Fake website fools Equifax staff

Fake website fools Equifax staff

Image copyright EPA Credit rating firm Equifax has mistakenly directed some customers to an imposter website via its Twitter page, security researchers say. The firm recently disclosed a data breach affecting more than 143 million people, and set up a new website to share information with customers. But it mistakenly tweeted the wrong web address […]

‘Payment by vein’ trialled in supermarket

‘Payment by vein’ trialled in supermarket

Image copyright Fingopay Image caption The system could be handy if you have forgotten your purse or wallet A supermarket in London is trialling a biometric payment system that uses the unique vein pattern in fingertips to pay for goods. Costcutter said it would consider rolling Fingopay out more widely if the test, at Brunel […]

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