Facebook drone in successful test flight

Facebook drone in successful test flight

Image copyright Facebook Image caption The drone flew at an altitude of 3,000ft, much lower than Facebook eventually wants its fleet to fly Facebook has completed a second test of a solar-powered drone designed to bring internet access to remote parts of the world. The drone – dubbed Aquila – flew for one hour and […]

Property website Zillow backs down in row with McMansion Hell blog

Property website Zillow backs down in row with McMansion Hell blog

Image copyright McMansion Hell/domain.com.au A dispute between a blogger and a property website over photo copyright has been settled after the website backed down. Kate Wagner runs McMansion Hell, a satirical blog in which she critiques modern architecture and interior decor by annotating images taken from US property websites. Property platform Zillow claimed that she […]

UK PlayStation Network fans using PayPal have their accounts suspended by Sony

UK PlayStation Network fans using PayPal have their accounts suspended by Sony

PlayStation Network (PSN) users in the UK who’ve paid via PayPal have had their accounts suspended. Some users received an automatic refund for purchases they made with the US money transfer service. But their accounts have been automatically suspended because Sony hasn’t received the money – which means they can’t play online. Affected members in […]

Citizens Advice warning over ‘phantom goods’ scams

Citizens Advice warning over ‘phantom goods’ scams

Image copyright Getty Images A rising number of people are being caught out by “phantom goods” scams – when items are bought online but are never delivered, Citizens Advice says. Cars, flights, furniture and insurance are among the goods and services which buyers think they are getting at a bargain, but which do not exist. […]

Cyber-attack was about data and not money, say experts

Cyber-attack was about data and not money, say experts

Image copyright PashaIgnatov Image caption Companies and organisations in Ukraine were hit hard by the Petya variant The Petya malware variant that hit businesses around the world may not have been an attempt to make money, suspect security experts. The malicious program demanded a payment to unlock files it scrambled on infected machines. However, a […]

The one law of robotics: Humans must flourish

The one law of robotics: Humans must flourish

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Could robots harm humans? The science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov wrote about controlling intelligent machines with the three laws of robotics: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm A robot must obey orders given to it by human […]

Ocado trials driverless delivery van in London

Ocado trials driverless delivery van in London

Media captionOcado tests driverless deliveries in London Ocado has shown off a prototype driverless van designed to deliver goods at short distances. The vehicle, a cross between a small milk float and a large tuk-tuk, spent two weeks completing autonomous loops of a two-mile (3km) semi-pedestrianised area of Greenwich, south-east London. The electric CargoPod has […]

Future Energy: LA crystals turn cars into energy source

Future Energy: LA crystals turn cars into energy source

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Los Angeles is a city designed for cars and gridlock is a growing issue but can California turn traffic into good vibrations? Los Angeles is the car capital of the world with traffic a part of daily conversation as people estimate how many hours they will be stuck in […]

Inmarsat’s European short-haul wifi spacecraft launches

Inmarsat’s European short-haul wifi spacecraft launches

Image copyright Arianespace Image caption The EAN will use a satellite that was launched French Guiana on Wednesday by an Ariane rocket A new Europe-wide wifi service for aeroplanes came a step closer on Wednesday night with the launch of a key satellite from French Guiana. Airline passengers will soon be able to connect to […]

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