CES 2017: Faraday Future unveils super fast electric car

CES 2017: Faraday Future unveils super fast electric car

Image copyright Faraday Future Image caption The FF91 goes from zero to 60mph in 2.39 seconds. Start-up Faraday Future has unveiled a self-driving electric car that it says can accelerate from zero to 60mph (97km/h). Faraday says the FF91 accelerates faster than Tesla’s Model S or any other electric car in production. It was shown […]

CES 2017: Smart hair brush listens for breaking hair

CES 2017: Smart hair brush listens for breaking hair

Image copyright L’Oreal Image caption The L’Oreal brush uses acoustic sensors to listen for breaking hair Beauty giant L’Oreal has unveiled a smart hairbrush packed with sensors to help consumers improve their brushing technique. The Hair Coach, which will retail at just under $200 (£160), contains a microphone, gyroscope and accelerometer among other sensors. It […]

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg takes up challenge to tour US

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg takes up challenge to tour US

Image copyright Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg has announced plans to spend 2017 touring the US – in the Facebook founder’s latest ambitious New Year’s resolution. He posted that this year’s personal challenge is to “have visited and met people in every state in the US”. The 32-year-old tech titan added that he needs to travel […]

Apple sued over fatal ‘FaceTime crash’

Apple sued over fatal ‘FaceTime crash’

Image copyright Apple Image caption The driver was allegedly using FaceTime at the time of the crash An American couple, whose daughter was killed by a driver allegedly using FaceTime on his iPhone, have launched a lawsuit against Apple. The lawsuit alleges that the firm should have introduced a feature that disabled use of the […]

Taxi-sharing could end traffic jams, suggests MIT study

Taxi-sharing could end traffic jams, suggests MIT study

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Taxi-sharing could have a drastic effect on vehicle numbers Taxi-sharing services could reduce the number of cars on the road by 75%, a study has suggested. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study found that a fleet of 3,000 four-passenger taxis could do the same job as the current fleet […]

‘UK should be embarrassed about CES’

‘UK should be embarrassed about CES’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gary Shapiro says he does not understand why UK ministers are not doing more to help start-ups at CES The UK government’s lack of support for start-ups attending the CES tech show is a “source of embarrassment”, according to the event’s organiser. Gary Shapiro compared the country unfavourably with […]

CES 2017: 50 years of gadgets at the giant tech show

The giant CES tech show marks its 50th anniversary this week. As it gets under way in Las Vegas, we look back at some of the hundreds of thousands of gadgets to be have been put on show in past years. Follow all our CES coverage at bbc.co.uk/ces2017 CES 2017: 50 years of gadgets at […]

Rory Cellan-Jones becomes video game character

One of the UK’s leading independent video game companies has digitised BBC’s technology correspondent for a forthcoming blockbuster. Rebellion shared a first look at what it had done with Rory Cellan-Jones’ features for Sniper Elite 4. Rory Cellan-Jones becomes video game character

Leap second briefly catches out computer firm

Leap second briefly catches out computer firm

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The leap second caused Cloudflare software to ‘panic’ Web firm Cloudflare was briefly caught out by the leap second added to the end of 2016. A small number of the firm’s servers failed to handle the added second properly making them return errors. The problem meant that the sites […]

Digitised Rory becomes a video game sniper

One of the UK’s leading independent video game companies has digitised BBC’s technology correspondent for a forthcoming blockbuster. Rebellion shared a first look at what it had done with Rory Cellan-Jones’ features for Sniper Elite 4. Digitised Rory becomes a video game sniper