Early computer rebuild wins conservation award

Early computer rebuild wins conservation award

Image copyright Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum Image caption Dr Jochen Viehoff and Johannes Blobel tried to make it easier to programme the Eniac An exhibit that demonstrates what it was like to programme one of the first computers has won an award for the best computer conservation project. The award-winning interactive project recreates part of Eniac […]

Apple to fix iPhone 6 Plus ‘touch disease’ for a fee

Apple to fix iPhone 6 Plus ‘touch disease’ for a fee

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus first went on sale nearly two years ago Apple has started offering a service to fix a fault on iPhone 6 Plus phones known as “touch disease”. Touchscreens on smartphones that have this problem gradually become unresponsive. The fault was highlighted by gadget […]

Twitter boss sorry over white supremacist ad

Twitter boss sorry over white supremacist ad

Image copyright Getty Images Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey has apologised after an advert for a white supremacist group appeared on the social media platform. The advert promoted an article headlined, “The United States was founded as a white people’s republic.” Mr Dorsey tweeted that the firm had “made a mistake” and blamed an automated […]

Three mobile: Arrests made over data breach

Three mobile: Arrests made over data breach

Image copyright Three Police have arrested three men in connection with a data breach at the Three mobile network. The company said details, including names and addresses, had been accessed by using a login to its database of customers eligible for a phone upgrade. It said the breach then allowed upgrade devices to be “unlawfully […]

Smart map aims to avoid 5G dead zones

Smart map aims to avoid 5G dead zones

Image copyright Ordnance Survey Image caption The maps help predict how buildings will interfere with 5G signals Next-generation smartphones could avoid signal drop-outs thanks to new data-rich maps being produced by Ordnance Survey. The detailed 3D models feature buildings, proposed constructions, hills, trees and weather cycles, all of which can interfere with 5G signals. Researchers […]

SpaceX aims to launch internet from space

SpaceX aims to launch internet from space

Image copyright ESA Private rocket firm SpaceX has applied for government permission to launch satellites that will provide global broadband internet access. In a filing to the US Federal Communications Commission (FFC), it laid out details about its plans for a 4,425-strong satellite network. It is one of several companies aiming to deploy satellite-based internet […]

$5 ‘Poison Tap’ hacks locked computers

$5 ‘Poison Tap’ hacks locked computers

Image copyright YouTube/Samy Kamkar Image caption The Poison Tap plugs into a computer via USB port A developer has created a $5 (£4) device that can hack into an unattended computer even with a locked screen. The tool called Poison Tap can break into a password-protected computer if the user has left an internet browser […]

Microsoft partners with old rival Linux Foundation

Microsoft partners with old rival Linux Foundation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation Microsoft has thrown its financial weight behind Linux, the operating system that rivals its own Windows. One of the company’s former chief executives once described the platform as being “a cancer”. It is now spending $500,000 (£400,000) to join the Linux Foundation, which promotes […]

LinkedIn blocked by Russian authorities

LinkedIn blocked by Russian authorities

Social network LinkedIn will be blocked in Russia, after a court found the company guilty of violating local data storage laws. Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor said LinkedIn would be unavailable in the country within 24 hours. Some internet providers have already cut access to the site, which has more than six million members in Russia. […]

Paper bike helmet wins Dyson award

Paper bike helmet wins Dyson award

Image copyright Dyson Image caption Sir James Dyson tried out the helmet A recyclable, folding cycling helmet made of paper has won this year’s international James Dyson Award. The EcoHelmet is designed for people who use bike-sharing schemes and might not always have a helmet with them. Designer Isis Shiffer is delighted with the win […]