US teen is new Tetris world champion

Image copyright Classic Tetris World Championship Image caption Joseph Saelee and finalist Jonas Neubauer at the contest. A 16-year-old boy from California was the surprise winner of the grand final of the Classic Tetris World Championship in Oregon. The iconic block stacking computer game is 13 years older than him. Joseph Saelee beat Jonas Neubauer, […]

New York police body-worn cameras recalled after explosion

Image copyright Vievu Image caption A Vievu camera Police in New York have been told to stop using some of their body-worn cameras after one of them exploded. On Saturday, a night officer noticed smoke coming out of their camera and took it off. It then exploded, the NYPD said in a statement. It ordered […]

Five things to know about Red Dead Redemption 2

Image copyright Rockstar The hotly anticipated game Red Dead Redemption 2 is due for release on Friday. The western-style adventure is set in the aftermath of a failed train robbery and is actually the prequel to the original 2010 title. It’s the first major release for studio Rockstar Games since the launch of Grand Theft […]

New York police body-warn cameras recalled after explosion

Image copyright Vievu Image caption A Vievu camera Police in New York have been told to stop using some of their body-worn cameras after one of them exploded. On Saturday, a night officer noticed smoke coming out of their camera and took it off. It then exploded, the NYPD said in a statement. It ordered […]

Asteroid pioneers: The team who put rovers on a space rock

The Hayabusa-2 spacecraft was launched by Japan’s space agency (Jaxa) in 2014. Three-and-half years later it reached its destination – the asteroid known as 162173 Ryugu. The 900m (2,950ft) wide space rock is thought to be left over from the early days of our Solar System and could provide clues about the origin and evolution […]

Addison Lee plans self-driving taxis by 2021

Image copyright Addison Lee Would you trust a taxi with no driver? Taxi firm Addison Lee is betting its customers will be ready to, in London at least, in just three years’ time. It has joined forces with self-driving software specialist Oxbotica, and says the tie-up means it will offer self-driving taxis in the capital […]

Anonymous Facebook ads say ‘bin Chequers’

Image copyright Getty Images/Facebook Image caption Political groups have been spending increasing amounts of money on Facebook adverts An anonymous website has been using Facebook adverts to encourage British voters to email their MP and urge them “to bin Chequers” and back Brexit. Evidence given to the government’s fake news inquiry found that a site […]

Google takes down Esta service ads – but many remain

Image copyright Esta-Fasttrack Image caption Many commercial Esta sites look official Here’s a word of warning to anybody applying for a US travel visa or Esta online. The top search results in Google are not for the official application forms, but paid advertisements for commercial websites that charge more than five times as much as […]

Facebook sued over video viewing figures

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Video metrics were inaccurate, Facebook admitted in 2016 Facebook was aware of inaccuracies in the way it measured how many people viewed video on its site for a year longer than it has previously admitted, court documents have claimed. Newly released papers that are part of a US legal […]

Facebook in fresh video metrics row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Video metrics were inaccurate, Facebook admitted in 2016 Facebook was aware of inaccuracies in the way it measured how many people viewed video on its site for a year longer than it has previously admitted, court documents have claimed. Newly released papers that are part of a US legal […]

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