Drone-based blood deliveries in Tanzania to be funded by UK

Drone-based blood deliveries in Tanzania to be funded by UK

Image copyright Dfid Image caption The Zip drones are launched from a catapult The UK government is to fund a trial of drone-based deliveries of blood and other medical supplies in Tanzania. The goal is to radically reduce the amount of time it takes to send stock to health clinics in the African nation by […]

Murder squad sought Amazon Echo data

Murder squad sought Amazon Echo data

Image copyright Amazon Image caption Amazon refused to share data captured by one of its Echo speakers US police investigating a murder have tussled with Amazon over access to data gathered by one of its Echo speakers. The voice-controlled device was found near to a hot tub where the victim was found dead amid signs […]

Murder detectives sought Amazon Echo data

Murder detectives sought Amazon Echo data

Image copyright Amazon Image caption Amazon refused to share data captured by one of its Echo speakers US police investigating a murder have tussled with Amazon over access to data gathered by one of its Echo speakers. The voice-controlled device was found near to a hot tub where the victim was found dead amid signs […]

Clash of Clans mobile game ‘blocked’ in Iran

Clash of Clans mobile game ‘blocked’ in Iran

Image copyright Supercell Iran has put limits on who can play the popular Clash of Clans mobile game. A government committee called for restrictions citing a report from psychologists, who said it encouraged violence and tribal conflict. The app could also negatively affect family life if teenagers got addicted to the game, warned the committee […]

Why I want my home to watch me

Media captionWATCH: Simon Daykin’s house keep a close eye over him As I step into the hallway in Simon Daykin’s New Forest home, his smartwatch goes into overdrive. He is receiving messages from the house itself, warning him there is somebody inside it doesn’t recognise. “As you come in, you’ve already been spotted by some […]

Robocop designer’s real world robot

A South Korean company has unveiled a prototype for the world’s first manned, two-legged robot. The four-metre high machine is reminiscent of the military robots found in the movie Avatar. And it is designed by a man involved in the Robocop and Terminator films. This time around though there are some real-life applications. Video produced […]

The garden shed full of helping hands

The garden shed full of helping hands

Media captionWATCH: Team Unlimbited’s 3D-printed limbs are changing lives At first glance, the shed, in a back garden in Swansea, doesn’t look remarkable. Step closer and you’ll hear the whirring of a hard-working machine. Open the door and, while I’d like to tell you it is Tardis-like inside, it isn’t. Every inch of space is […]

The farmer who built her own broadband

Media captionWATCH: Chris Conder explains how she created a local superfast broadband network “I’m just a farmer’s wife,” says Christine Conder, modestly. But for 2,300 members of the rural communities of Lancashire she is also a revolutionary internet pioneer. Her DIY solution to a neighbour’s internet connectivity problems in 2009 has evolved into B4RN, an […]

The iPhone at 10: How the smartphone became so smart

The iPhone at 10: How the smartphone became so smart

Image copyright Getty Images On 9 January 2007, one of the most influential entrepreneurs on the planet announced something new – a product that was to become the most profitable in history. It was, of course, the iPhone. There are many ways in which the iPhone has defined the modern economy. There is the sheer […]

Handheld ZX Spectrum ‘pain in buttons’

Handheld ZX Spectrum ‘pain in buttons’

Image copyright Retro Computers Ltd The makers of a handheld ZX Spectrum console which has the support of Sir Clive Sinclair have blamed issues with the device’s buttons for its delayed launch. The retro gaming console received almost £500,000 ($0.6m) in crowdfunding earlier this year and was due to ship in September. Retro Gaming Computers […]