Google: Euro 2016, Pokemon and Bowie lead UK search queries

Google: Euro 2016, Pokemon and Bowie lead UK search queries

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pokemon Go topped several of Google’s lists of the year Google has revealed that “Euro 2016” was its UK search engine’s top trending term of the year. The football championship was followed by the game Pokemon Go, the late singer David Bowie and US President-elect Donald Trump in its […]

Pokemon Go: Exercise impact ‘short-lived’

Pokemon Go: Exercise impact ‘short-lived’

Image copyright Reuters As cynics derided the popularity of Pokemon Go a few months ago, some tried to seek out the positives. Sure, hundreds of millions of players were wandering around, eyes glued to smartphones, putting their energies into “catching” imaginary creatures in the augmented reality game. And yes, okay, maybe the quest to “catch […]

UK government ‘must take action’ on 5G

UK government ‘must take action’ on 5G

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption More communications masts will be needed to facilitate 5G The rollout of the UK’s future 5G mobile network must be handled better than 4G was, according to a new report. The current 4G network ranks only 54th in the world in terms of coverage, a panel of government-appointed experts has […]

Pokemon Go: Exercise impact ‘short-lived’

Pokemon Go: Exercise impact ‘short-lived’

Image copyright Reuters As cynics derided the popularity of Pokemon Go a few months ago, some tried to seek out the positives. Sure, hundreds of millions of players were wandering around, eyes glued to smartphones, putting their energies into “catching” imaginary creatures in the augmented reality game. And yes, okay, maybe the quest to “catch […]

UK government ‘must take action’ on 5G

UK government ‘must take action’ on 5G

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption More communications masts will be needed to facilitate 5G The rollout of the UK’s future 5G mobile network must be handled better than 4G was, according to a new report. The current 4G network ranks only 54th in the world in terms of coverage, a panel of government-appointed experts has […]

TalkTalk hacker, 19, pleads guilty at the Old Bailey

TalkTalk hacker, 19, pleads guilty at the Old Bailey

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption TalkTalk was hit by a data breach that affected thousands of customers last year A 19-year-old man has pleaded guilty to involvement in the major hack attack of the telecoms firm TalkTalk last year. Daniel Kelley, from Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, pleaded guilty to hacking at the Old Bailey. Earlier, a […]

Uber accused of letting staff spy on celebs and exes

Uber accused of letting staff spy on celebs and exes

Image copyright AFP Image caption Uber tracks all rides, including information about drivers and passengers, in real-time Uber has defended itself following accusations that a lack of internal security allowed employees to spy on rides in real-time. The firm’s former forensic investigator made the allegations in a court declaration. Uber said it had “hundreds of […]

Windows update knocks out internet connections

Windows update knocks out internet connections

Image copyright Microsoft An update to Windows software has caused problems for personal computer users trying to connect to the internet. Several European internet service providers (ISPs) have highlighted the problem, which can strike regardless of the type of router box or the particular ISP in use. Virgin Media has issued detailed advice to customers […]

DDoS: Thirty-four arrested after international probe

DDoS: Thirty-four arrested after international probe

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption DDoS attacks target websites and other services connected to the internet Thirty four people, including teenagers, have been arrested after an international police operation involving EU and US authorities. The action targeted users of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) cyber-attack tools. Twelve of the suspects were arrested in the UK […]

Pokemon Go update seeks to revive interest

Pokemon Go update seeks to revive interest

Image copyright Getty Images Pokemon Go has released its first major update, but faces a battle to reinvigorate the gaming phenomenon. The augmented-reality game’s popularity has waned since its launch in July when it smashed download records and sparked a global craze. But it soon fell from the top of app charts as downloads plunged […]