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Net firms 'better' at removing hate speech, says EU

Net firms 'better' at removing hate speech, says EU

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The firms have improved since the scheme was introduced in 2016 Net firms are getting better at removing illegal hate speech, according to the European Union. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft all took place in a voluntary EU scheme to monitor their platforms for a six-week period at the […]

Apple and Google buses under fire in Silicon Valley

Apple and Google buses under fire in Silicon Valley

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Employees are gradually moving into Apple’s new “spaceship” headquarters Buses used to transport Apple employees to their offices have been attacked, with windows smashed, possibly by people using pellet guns. There have been several such attacks on the morning and evening commutes to and from Apple headquarters in the […]

Kitty Perry and the copyright lessons for seven-year-olds

Kitty Perry and the copyright lessons for seven-year-olds

Image copyright Intellectual Property Office Image caption Nancy and the Meerkats face up to some harsh commercial realities, before battling Kitty and co A campaign to teach children about copyright infringement on the internet, is employing cartoons and puns on pop stars’ names, to get the message across. Even its makers admit it is a […]

Uber to introduce limit on drivers' hours

Uber to introduce limit on drivers' hours

Image copyright PA Uber is introducing a new policy on drivers’ hours across the UK next week, which it says will help to increase safety for drivers and passengers. A licensed driver on its app must take an uninterrupted six-hour break after 10 hours of driving with a passenger or travelling to pick up someone. […]

Hackers steal $400,000 of crypto-currency

Hackers steal $400,000 of crypto-currency

Image copyright EPA Hackers have stolen $400,000 (£290,000) of the virtual currency Stellar Lumen in an online attack on Saturday. The group hijacked the server that hosts BlackWallet, a web-based wallet application that stores lumens and stole 669,920 from users’ accounts Stellar Lumen is thought to be the eighth most popular virtual currency in the […]

PubG 'not eSports-ready' yet – but 'will be one day'

PubG 'not eSports-ready' yet – but 'will be one day'

PubG is “not eSports-ready,” the game’s creator has told the Radio 1 Gaming Show. Brendan Greene says “Battle Royale could be an amazing eSport, but we have to get it right.” This is despite tournaments already being held across the world, an eSport Industry Award in the trophy cabinet and an active competitive community. Brendan, […]

Europe puts 1bn euros into supercomputer research

Europe puts 1bn euros into supercomputer research

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Car makers have had help from supercomputers which have been modelling manufacturing methods The European Commission has unveiled plans to spend 1bn euros creating “world class” supercomputers. The project was needed, it said, because European contributions to existing high-performance computing projects was “insignificant”. The cash will be spent developing machines […]

Snapchat redesign is a 'flop' with users

Snapchat redesign is a 'flop' with users

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many regular users of Snapchat have complained about the service’s changed look Snapchat’s redesign, which was rolled out at the end of last year, has not gone down well with users. The refreshed look pushed out in the UK, Australia and Canada has proved unpopular, with up to 83% […]

US retirement village to have 'largest' self-driving taxi scheme

US retirement village to have 'largest' self-driving taxi scheme

Image copyright The Villages Image caption Voyage will start rolling out the scheme next year One of America’s largest retirement villages will have a fleet of self-driving taxis introduced next year. US firm Voyage said it will start rolling out the service at The Villages, Florida which is home to 125,000 senior residents. It said […]

CES 2018: Power cut at major Las Vegas electronics show

CES 2018: Power cut at major Las Vegas electronics show

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Much of the Las Vegas venue lost power The giant consumer electronics show CES has suffered a power cut, plunging part of the event into darkness. The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC)’s central hall went dark at around 11:20 local time (19:20 GMT) . The organisers tweeted they were […]

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