Pavement lights guide ‘smartphone zombies’

Media captionWATCH: LEDs light the way Pavement lights have been installed at a pedestrian crossing in a Netherlands town to help smartphone users cross the road safely. The light strips are designed to catch the eye of people looking down at their device, and change colour to match traffic signals. The lure of games and […]

Valve ‘comfortable’ if virtual reality headsets fail

Valve ‘comfortable’ if virtual reality headsets fail

Image copyright AFP VR headset developer Valve is “comfortable” with the idea that the technology could turn out to be a complete failure. Gabe Newell, head of the game studio, made the statement in an interview with news site Polygon. Valve is co-developer of the Vive VR headset with phone firm HTC. Mr Newell said, […]

Google CEO Sundar Pichai writes back to girl, 7, who wants a job

Google CEO Sundar Pichai writes back to girl, 7, who wants a job

Image copyright Chloe Bridgewater Image caption The inspiration for Chloe’s letter had been internet research showing Google’s offices including bean bags, go karts and slides An “entrepreneurial” seven year old wrote to Google for a job and its CEO replied. After discussing her father’s work, Chloe Bridgewater decided she would like to work for Google […]

London Dungeon apologises for ‘upsetting’ tweets

London Dungeon apologises for ‘upsetting’ tweets

Image copyright London Dungeon The London Dungeon tourist attraction has apologised for a promotional Twitter campaign that backfired. A graphic joking about a murdered sex worker, and another about infecting a partner with a sexually transmitted disease were posted on the attraction’s Twitter feed. Critics said the collection of images was sexist and offensive. Merlin […]

Swipe right for new ‘mum friends’

Media captionMichelle Kennedy: ‘I didn’t have any girl friends’ A new app aimed at mothers has launched in London and New York, aimed at helping mums build friendships. Peanut adopts the format of dating apps such as Tinder where mothers upload profiles and pictures and “swipe” to register their interest in each other. Co-founder Michelle […]

London Dungeon apologises for ‘upsetting’ tweets

London Dungeon apologises for ‘upsetting’ tweets

Image copyright London Dungeon The London Dungeon tourist attraction has apologised for a promotional Twitter campaign that backfired. A graphic joking about a murdered sex worker, and another about infecting a partner with a sexually transmitted disease were posted on the attraction’s Twitter feed. Critics said the collection of images was sexist and offensive. Merlin […]

Swipe right for new ‘mum friends’

Media captionMichelle Kennedy: ‘I didn’t have any girl friends’ A new app aimed at mothers has launched in London and New York, aimed at helping mums build friendships. Peanut adopts the format of dating apps such as Tinder where mothers upload profiles and pictures and “swipe” to register their interest in each other. Co-founder Michelle […]

Yahoo and Verizon ‘near to agreeing revised sale terms’

Yahoo and Verizon ‘near to agreeing revised sale terms’

Image copyright Reuters Internet group Yahoo has reportedly agreed a price cut on its initial $4.8bn (£3.86bn) sale to Verizon. Verizon’s purchase of Yahoo’s core internet arm was put in doubt last year after disclosure of two cyber attacks. Several reports in the US said Yahoo has now accepted a price cut of up to […]

London Dungeon apologises for offensive tweets

London Dungeon apologises for offensive tweets

Image copyright London Dungeon The London Dungeon tourist attraction has apologised for a promotional Twitter campaign that backfired. A graphic joking about a murdered sex worker, and another about infecting a partner with a sexually transmitted disease were posted on the attraction’s Twitter feed. Critics said the collection of images was sexist and offensive. Merlin […]

Swipe right for new ‘mum friends’

Media captionMichelle Kennedy: ‘I didn’t have any girl friends’ A new app aimed at mothers has launched in London and New York, aimed at helping mums build friendships. Peanut adopts the format of dating apps such as Tinder where mothers upload profiles and pictures and “swipe” to register their interest in each other. Co-founder Michelle […]