Netflix shares plunge as subscriber growth rate stalls

Image copyright Netflix Image caption Netflix’s The Crown received 13 Emmy nominations this year Netflix shares plunged by more than 14% in after-hours trade on Monday, after the firm reported disappointing subscriber growth. Netflix said it added 5.2 million subscribers in the three months to the end of June, the same number it did during […]

Google’s job hunting service comes to UK

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google says the new service will benefit job hunters and employers Google has secured several of the UK’s largest recruitment services for a local version of its jobs-hunting tool. Reed, Guardian Jobs, Haymarket and Totaljobs.com are among those providing listings, in addition to global sites such as LinkedIn and […]

Amazon faces web issues around the world on Prime Day

Image copyright Amazon screenshot Shoppers in the US and elsewhere are struggling to access Amazon’s website as one of its biggest annual sales, Prime Day, gets underway. Many reported the e-commerce platform had crashed, showing them only an error message that read: “sorry, something went wrong on our end”. The issues are centred on the […]

Netflix shares plunge as subscriber growth stalls

Image copyright Netflix Image caption Netflix’s The Crown received 13 Emmy nominations this year Netflix shares plunged by more than 14% in after-hours trade on Monday, after the firm reported disappointing subscriber growth. Netflix said it added 5.2 million subscribers in the three months to the end of June, the same number it did during […]

AI will create as many jobs as it displaces – report

Image copyright Getty Images Artificial Intelligence (AI) will create as many jobs in the UK as it will displace over the next 20 years, a report has claimed. The analysis by accountancy giant PwC found AI would boost economic growth, creating new roles as others fell away. But it warned there would be “winners and […]

Amazon Alexa: is it friends with your kids?

Image copyright Google Image caption Google Home is marketed as a family device. The tech giants are racing to get digital assistants into our homes – the Amazon Echo Dot currently has a 40% discount during Amazon Prime Day – but debate rages over whether they are suitable for children. There have certainly been teething […]

Uber investigated over gender discrimination

Image copyright Getty Images Ride hailing firm Uber is being investigated by US authorities over a complaint about gender discrimination, the BBC understands. As first reported in the Wall Street Journal, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) began investigating the firm in August 2017. Investigators have been interviewing former and current Uber employees and […]

Kodak Bitcoin mining ‘scam’ evaporates

Image caption The Kodak KashMiner appeared at CES in January The company behind a Kodak-branded crypto-currency mining scheme has confirmed the plan has collapsed. In January, a Bitcoin mining computer labelled Kodak KashMiner was on display on Kodak’s official stand at the CES technology show in Las Vegas. But critics labelled it a “scam” and […]

Rolls-Royce develops propulsion system for flying taxi

Image copyright Rolls-Royce Image caption The EVTOL could carry four to five passengers for 500 miles, Rolls-Royce says Engine maker Rolls-Royce has designed a propulsion system for a flying taxi which it says could take to the skies as soon as early next decade. The British firm said it had drawn up plans for an […]

Aliens killed by spelling mistake in 2013 Colonial Marines game

Aliens killed by spelling mistake in 2013 Colonial Marines game

Image copyright SEGA An infamously dreadful 2013 Aliens video game is now believed to have fallen victim to the most chilling of threats in the universe: a typo. Aliens: Colonial Marines was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 to terrible reviews. Many of them mentioned how badly the artificial intelligence (AI) behaved. But […]