Child safety smartwatches ‘easy’ to hack, watchdog says

Child safety smartwatches ‘easy’ to hack, watchdog says

Image copyright NCC Some smartwatches designed for children have security flaws that make them vulnerable to hackers, a watchdog has warned. The Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) tested watches from brands including Gator and GPS for Kids. It said it discovered that attackers could track, eavesdrop or even communicate with the wearers. The manufacturers involved insist […]

Google removes cupcake calorie counter from Maps

Google removes cupcake calorie counter from Maps

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some users did not want to be told how many cakes they had walked Google has decided to remove an update to Maps that shows users how many calories they would burn if they walked to their destination. It follows what the search giant described as “strong user feedback” […]

UK TV drama about North Korea hit by cyber-attack

UK TV drama about North Korea hit by cyber-attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kim Jong-un’s officials described Opposite Number as being “slanderous” North Korean hackers targeted a British television company making a drama about the country, it has emerged. The series – due to be written by an Oscar-nominated screenwriter – has been shelved. In August 2014, Channel 4 announced what it […]

Wi-fi security flaw ‘puts devices at risk of hacks’

Wi-fi security flaw ‘puts devices at risk of hacks’

Media captionWATCH: Wi-fi security flaw explained The wi-fi connections of businesses and homes around the world are at risk, according to researchers who have revealed a major flaw dubbed Krack. It concerns an authentication system which is widely used to secure wireless connections. Experts said it could leave “the majority” of connections at risk until […]

Wi-fi security flaw ‘puts devices at risk of hacks’

Wi-fi security flaw ‘puts devices at risk of hacks’

Media captionWATCH: Wi-fi security flaw explained The wi-fi connections of businesses and homes around the world are at risk, according to researchers who have revealed a major flaw dubbed Krack. It concerns an authentication system which is widely used to secure wireless connections. Experts said it could leave “the majority” of connections at risk until […]

Huawei Mate 10 uses AI to distinguish cats from dogs

Huawei Mate 10 uses AI to distinguish cats from dogs

Image caption The phone takes account of the fact cats’ eyes are more reflective than dogs’ Huawei says it has given its latest smartphones advanced object-recognition capabilities to help them take better photos than the competition. The Chinese company says the artificial intelligence-based technology can even distinguish between cats and dogs in a split-second, allowing […]

Wi-fi security flaw ‘puts devices at risk of hacks’

Wi-fi security flaw ‘puts devices at risk of hacks’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Most wi-fi devices could be at risk The wi-fi connections of businesses and homes around the world are at risk, according to researchers who have revealed a major flaw dubbed Krack. It concerns an authentication system which is widely used to secure wireless connections. Experts said it could leave […]

Why Pinterest boss Tim Kendall takes a daily ice bath

Why Pinterest boss Tim Kendall takes a daily ice bath

Image caption Pinterest president Tim Kendall When you think of the giants of Silicon Valley, Pinterest may not immediately spring to mind. But with 200 million active users and a recent valuation of $12.3bn (£9bn), the platform that started out in 2012 as a quirky online scrapbook has quietly become a hot commodity for advertisers […]

Branson’s Virgin Group invests in Hyperloop One

Branson’s Virgin Group invests in Hyperloop One

Image copyright Virgin Image caption Hyperloop One claims its pod-based system is more “sustainable” than current transport options The Virgin investment group has taken an undisclosed stake in Hyperloop One, one of several companies trying to create a pod-based transport system. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Virgin’s founder, Sir Richard Branson, […]

40 years since the launch of the Atari 2600

40 Years ago, video games changed forever with the launch of the Atari 2600. The iconic console would go on to sell 30 million units in its lifetime and make Atari a household name. 40 years since the launch of the Atari 2600