Oculus facing legal ban on VR code used in its products

Oculus facing legal ban on VR code used in its products

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook has big ambitions for its Oculus technology and what it calls social VR The video game publisher that won a case against Facebook-owned Oculus has asked a judge to block the firm from using its code in virtual reality products. Earlier this month a US court ruled that […]

Ad blocker Shine rebrands as ad platform

Ad blocker Shine rebrands as ad platform

Image copyright AdFender Image caption Ad blockers like AdFender strip out ads from web content, but that reduces publisher income A firm that previously offered ad blocking software to web users is due to launch a service with adverts. Israeli firm Shine, newly rebranded as Rainbow, aims to offer “a better ad experience for consumers”. […]

Genghis Khan: Could satellites help find his tomb?

Genghis Khan: Could satellites help find his tomb?

Image caption Genghis Khan was a great warrior, but where was he buried? For Shay Har-Noy it was an 800-year-old puzzle about the burial place of Mongolian ruler Genghis Khan that sparked a very 21st Century business. Mr Har-Noy was on an expedition to locate the lost tomb of the Mongol Empire founder, when satellite […]

Amazon resists Echo murder evidence call

Amazon resists Echo murder evidence call

Image copyright Amazon Image caption Amazon refused to share data captured by one of its Echo speakers Amazon is continuing to resist efforts by prosecutors in a US murder case to obtain recordings from one of its Echo smart speakers. In its first formal legal response to the request for audio recordings to be handed […]

Facebook confusion over fake cancer babies U-turns

Facebook confusion over fake cancer babies U-turns

Image copyright Facebook/Mercury Press Image caption A post featuring Jasper Allen, falsely claiming he had cancer, was shared and liked more than 1.4 million times Facebook has apologised for repeatedly restoring an account that posted stolen photos of children falsely claiming they had cancer. The social network twice disabled the account following complaints, only to […]

Facebook confusion over fake cancer babies U-turn

Facebook confusion over fake cancer babies U-turn

Image copyright Facebook/Mercury Press Image caption A post featuring Jasper Allen, falsely claiming he had cancer, was shared and liked more than 1.4 million times Facebook has restored an account that posted stolen photos of children falsely claiming they had cancer. It is the second time the social network has disabled the account following complaints, […]

UPS delivery drone has glitch at launch event

UPS delivery drone has glitch at launch event

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Horsefly drone takes off from a platform on top of a UPS truck The delivery firm UPS has unveiled a drone-launching truck – but the event did not go completely to plan. One aircraft failed to launch properly and was then nearly destroyed. The test in Florida was intended […]

David Davies jailed for live-streaming Cardiff court case

David Davies jailed for live-streaming Cardiff court case

Image copyright BBC | South Wales Police A man who filmed and live-streamed a court case in Cardiff has been jailed for 28 days. David Davies, 39, from Llantwit Fardre, Rhondda Cynon Taff, was broadcasting the footage on to Facebook as a person gave evidence at Cardiff Crown Court on Monday. He was arrested when […]

Tomorrow’s cities – nightmare vision of the future?

Tomorrow’s cities – nightmare vision of the future?

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Nighttime in the city but the sensors never sleep The connected city never sleeps. The thousands of sensors embedded in roads, sewers, water pipes, streetlights are busy collecting information day and night. Perhaps even your bin, which might also be tweeting. Sensor provider Enevo offers internet connection for bins in […]

Sodastream recalls ‘exploding’ bottles

Sodastream recalls ‘exploding’ bottles

Image copyright Getty Images Soft drinks company Sodastream has recalled thousands of its bottles over concerns they could explode when used. The company said it had discovered a manufacturing defect with one type of bottle that meant it could burst when pressurised. About 59,000 bottles sold in the US and Canada were affected by the […]

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