Virtual reality ‘could help treat vertigo’

Virtual reality ‘could help treat vertigo’

Image copyright Thinkstock Virtual reality could be used to diagnose and treat visual vertigo, according to a team of Cardiff University psychologists. People with the condition suffer from dizziness and nausea and often cite places with repetitive visual patterns, such as supermarkets, as the trigger. A team of psychologists is working to develop virtual environments […]

Apple sues chip-maker Qualcomm in China

Apple sues chip-maker Qualcomm in China

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Qualcomm supplies modem chips for the most widely-used smartphones Apple has filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm in China seeking 1bn yuan (£115m) in damages, claiming the chip maker has abused its market position. Apple has also filed a second case alleging Qualcomm had broken the terms of a deal […]

New seat alert app for pregnant commuters

New seat alert app for pregnant commuters

Image copyright 10x A new app launches in the UK on Monday aimed at helping pregnant women get seats on public transport. Babee on Board consists of two companion apps that communicate via Bluetooth. Once an alert is triggered, people nearby with the app receive a message saying there is someone who needs to sit […]

How we built India’s biggest robot company

Media captionHow GreyOrange is becoming India’s home-grown robotics giant In 2008, engineering student Samay Kohli wanted to build a humanoid robot, but his professor told him it would not be possible. Along with his fellow student Abhay Singhal, not only did they achieve that task, but they have also built GreyOrange, a multi-national robotics company […]

Nintendo signals end for Wii U

Nintendo signals end for Wii U

Image copyright Getty Images Nintendo has signalled the “end of life” for its Wii U games console, which was first released in 2012. Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo America, told Polygon that Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild would be the company’s final game for the device. “We really are at the end of […]

Amazon and Apple end exclusive deal on audio books

Amazon and Apple end exclusive deal on audio books

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Amazon bought audio book supplier Audible in 2008 Apple and Amazon have ended a deal that tied them into an exclusive contract for the supply and sale of audio books. The deal was signed before 2008 when Amazon bought audio book supplier Audible, which had the Apple iBooks contract. Pressure […]

Paedophile Adam Isaac groomed boys on Minecraft

Paedophile Adam Isaac groomed boys on Minecraft

Image copyright South Wales Police/Getty Images A man who groomed young boys through the online game Minecraft has been jailed for two years and eight months. Adam Isaac, 23, from Merthyr Tydfil, previously admitted eight sexual offences against children. Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court heard he targeted two boys, aged 12 and 14, and asked them […]

Minecraft link to net’s biggest botnet

Minecraft link to net’s biggest botnet

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Mirai recruits thousands of smart devices, such as cameras, to launch attacks Malware which launched the net’s largest ever cyber-attack last year had links to Minecraft servers, according to those investigating it. Security blogger Brian Krebs has spent months investigating the attack which knocked his blog offline. He claims that […]

Tesla avoids recall after Autopilot crash death

Tesla avoids recall after Autopilot crash death

Image copyright AFP Tesla will not be ordered to recall its semi-autonomous cars in the US, following a fatal crash in May 2016. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration closed its investigation after it found no evidence of a defect in the vehicle. Joshua Brown was killed when his car collided with a lorry […]

Facebook urged to be more transparent over ‘censorship’

Facebook urged to be more transparent over ‘censorship’

Image copyright Reuters A coalition of more than 70 civil rights groups has urged Facebook to be clearer about the content it removes. In a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, the group accused the social network of “disproportionate censorship of Facebook users of colour”. The coalition wants the site to specify which rule a deleted post […]