Diego Maradona sues over a video game

Diego Maradona sues over a video game

Diego Maradona says he’s suing Pro Evolution Soccer video game developer Konami. The world-renowned footballer is angry they have used his likeness without his permission. On his Facebook page he said his lawyer would be “initiating appropriate legal action” against the Japanese gaming company. The former Argentina, Barcelona and Napoli midfielder went on to say […]

Ofcom moves to cut superfast broadband prices

Ofcom moves to cut superfast broadband prices

Image copyright BT Households could see the price of superfast broadband fall under plans by the UK telecoms regulator. Ofcom is proposing to cut the price that BT’s infrastructure arm, Openreach, can charge operators for its popular superfast broadband service. The regulator said it would expect these savings to be passed on to consumers through […]

Campaigners seek ‘to sell US politicians’ browsing data’

Campaigners seek ‘to sell US politicians’ browsing data’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Supporters of one campaign said they would most like to see House Speaker Paul Ryan’s internet history The organisers of two privacy campaigns say they plan to buy, then sell, the internet browsing histories of some of America’s best-known politicians. But experts said the schemes were doomed to fail. […]

Samsung Galaxy S8 hides home button and gains Bixby AI

Media captionWATCH: Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Samsung’s latest flagship phones have ditched the physical home button found in their predecessors and introduced a new virtual assistant. The screens of the Galaxy S8 and bigger S8+ are also larger despite the devices being smaller than last year’s S7 and S7 Edge. This […]

Samsung Galaxy S8 – but is it art? The internet reacts

Samsung Galaxy S8 – but is it art? The internet reacts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Samsung compared its new phone designs to art Samsung would have you believe it has redefined smartphone design with its latest top-end handsets, the Galaxy S8 and the S8+. It’s true they appear sleeker than before thanks to a decision to elongate their screens, make the home buttons “invisible” […]

Virgin Media overstated superfast broadband rollout

Virgin Media overstated superfast broadband rollout

Image copyright Virgin Media Image caption Parent company Liberty Global said progress in finalising the connections had been “misrepresented” Virgin Media has suspended four members of staff and begun an investigation after it admitted overstating the expansion of its superfast broadband network, dubbed Project Lightning. According to parent company Liberty Global, Virgin Media originally said […]

iPhone users fooled by fake ransomware

iPhone users fooled by fake ransomware

Image copyright Getty Images Apple has issued an iPhone software update after reports of fake ransomware attacks where money was demanded in order to unlock the handset’s browser. A pop-up screen accused the phone owner of accessing illegal pornography or pirating music and could not be removed. However the ransomware was fake – and clearing […]

Flybe fined for sending 3.3 million unwanted emails

Flybe fined for sending 3.3 million unwanted emails

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Flybe did not obtain people’s consent before sending the marketing emails. The airline Flybe has been fined £70,000 for sending more than 3.3 million marketing emails to people who had opted out of receiving them. The emails, sent in August 2016, advised people to amend out-of-date personal information and […]

Uber set to pull out of Denmark

Uber set to pull out of Denmark

Image copyright Getty Images Cab hire firm Uber will withdraw from Denmark in April because of new taxi laws that require drivers to have fare meters and seat sensors. Local taxi driver unions and politicians have complained that Uber poses unfair competition by not meeting legal standards required for established taxi firms. According to Uber, […]

China’s Tencent buys 5% stake in Tesla

China’s Tencent buys 5% stake in Tesla

Image copyright Getty Images Chinese tech giant Tencent has spent $1.78bn (£1.4bn) on buying a 5% stake in electric carmaker Tesla. Tencent, best known for its WeChat mobile app, has been investing in a number of sectors, including gaming, entertainment, cloud computing and online financing. Tesla said the stake was passive, meaning Tencent would not […]