GoDaddy and Google expel Daily Stormer over victim smear

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Daily Stormer disparaged Heather Heyer after her death A notorious US neo-Nazi website is being forced to switch domain name providers for a second time in a day after it disparaged a woman who died during protests in Virginia. On Monday morning, the Daily Stormer was given 24 […]

Uber allows in-app tips for UK drivers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Uber drivers will receive 100% of tips offered by passengers via the app Ride-sharing company Uber is to allow its drivers in the UK to receive tips from passengers via its app. Uber said the feature – first introduced in the US in June – would launch in the […]

Lovefilm By Post DVD rental service to close

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lovefilm offered DVDs and Blu-rays to rent via post The Lovefilm By Post DVD rental service will cease to operate on 31 October this year, its owner Amazon has said. Amazon cited a “decreasing demand” for the discs and a growing number of customers who were streaming movies and […]

GoDaddy expels neo-Nazi site over article on Charlottesville victim

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Web hosting giant GoDaddy has given the Daily Stormer 24 hours to move Web hosting company GoDaddy has given a US neo-Nazi site 24 hours to find another provider after it disparaged a woman who died in protests in Virginia. The Daily Stormer published a piece denigrating Heather Heyer, […]

Armed Met Police officers to wear head-mounted cameras

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Trials are under way on how cameras can be used in undercover operations Armed officers are to be issued with head-mounted cameras in a effort to provide “greater transparency” in police shootings, the Met Police says. The Met – the UK’s largest police force – said officers in its armed […]

US firm reveals gun-toting drone that can fire in mid-air

Image copyright Duke Robotics Image caption A US firm has armed a drone with a machine-gun and a grenade launcher in order to fight terrorism A US technology firm has developed a drone that is able to aim and fire at enemies while flying in mid-air. The Tikad drone, developed by Duke Robotics, is armed […]

US warns of fidget spinner fire and choking hazards

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Parents are advised to be careful when charging fidget spinners, and to warn children not to put them in their mouths A US government body has released safety guidance for battery-operated fidget spinners, following incidents of the toys catching fire. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is advising […]

Facebook introduces new video service

Image copyright Facebook Social media giant Facebook has made a move into dedicated video, pitting it against YouTube and TV networks. Users will soon see a new Watch tab that will offer a range of shows, some of which have been funded by the social network Watch will be personalised so that users can discover […]

Fake Google firm shut down after probe

Image copyright Google Image caption Google My Business is a free service that helps firms control how they appear in search results A Manchester-based company that pretended it was linked to Google has been closed following an investigation by the UK’s Insolvency Service. The agency said Movette had used “deceptive methods” to bill clients for […]

Password guru regrets past advice

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Much of the advice given 16 years ago has proven to be problematic The author of an influential guide to computer passwords says he now regrets several of the tips he gave. Bill Burr had advised users to change their password every 90 days and to muddle up words […]