Virgin flight delayed by Galaxy Note wi-fi hoax

Virgin flight delayed by Galaxy Note wi-fi hoax

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Airlines have banned use of the Note 7 on flights A flight in America was delayed and almost diverted on Tuesday after a passenger changed the name of their wi-fi device to ‘Samsung Galaxy Note 7’. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones were banned from planes by the US Department […]

Tom Cruise’s screams become a ringtone

Tom Cruise’s screams become a ringtone

Image copyright Universal Pictures Image caption Annabelle Wallis and Tom Cruise have their real life screams heard after the wrong trailer was released Tom Cruise’s screams in the latest remake of The Mummy have been captured as a ringtone. Universal Pictures’ trailer made for screening in IMAX cinemas omitted one crucial detail – the sound […]

Broadband boost for remotest parts of UK

Broadband boost for remotest parts of UK

Image copyright PA The government has said £440m has been found so about 600,000 more premises can gain access to superfast broadband. The cash comes from “efficiency savings” and money returned by BT as part of the government’s flagship broadband rollout scheme. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said the funds would help to bring faster speeds […]

Uber halts California self-driving cars test

Uber halts California self-driving cars test

Image copyright Volvo Image caption Uber had started to pick up passengers in specially-modified Volvo self-driving cars Ride-sharing firm Uber has suspended its test of self-driving cars in San Francisco after regulators revoked the registration of the vehicles. Passengers had recently been given the option of a booking a self-driving vehicle.. But authorities had threatened […]

Sex robots: Experts debate the rise of the love droids

Sex robots: Experts debate the rise of the love droids

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption For some, sex with robots is a dream but for others it is a soul-destroying nightmare Would you have sex with a robot? Would you marry one? Would a robot have the right to say no to such a union? These were just a few of the questions being asked […]

UK rural broadband gets £440m boost

UK rural broadband gets £440m boost

Image copyright BT Image caption BT has been criticised for its rural broadband roll-out The government has said £440m has been found so about 600,000 more premises can gain access to superfast broadband. The cash comes from “efficiency savings” and money returned by BT as part of the government’s flagship broadband rollout scheme. Culture Secretary […]

Most-edited Wikipedia pages of 2016 revealed

Most-edited Wikipedia pages of 2016 revealed

Image copyright AFP Image caption Van Gogh’s Wikipedia page underwent thousands of changes The most-edited Wikipedia pages of the year have been revealed and the top 20 includes “Deaths in 2016”, “Vincent Van Gogh” and “Donald Trump”. Other pages related to the US election were also in the list, according to the Wikimedia Foundation, the […]

Morgan Freeman voices Mark Zuckerberg’s AI assistant

Morgan Freeman voices Mark Zuckerberg’s AI assistant

Image copyright AP Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman has provided the voice for an AI assistant created by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Mr Zuckerberg said he asked the actor, who was chosen by the public, after an awards ceremony earlier this month. The Facebook founder coded the AI assistant – called Jarvis, after the butler in Iron […]

Netflix US Twitter account hacked

Netflix US Twitter account hacked

Image caption OurMine is notorious for hacking high-profile Twitter accounts The Netflix US Twitter account – with 2.5m followers – has been compromised by a hacker group. The group, OurMine, posted tweets promoting its own website and services. However, the tweets were removed about an hour after the first one appeared. OurMine has hacked several […]

Smart homes haunted by the cyber-ghost of Christmas future

Smart homes haunted by the cyber-ghost of Christmas future

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption This year’s Christmas gifts could become hackers’ targets in 2017 and beyond This year delivered a chilling warning as we witnessed distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on a scale that few thought possible. These attacks – where massive volumes of data are thrown at online systems so they can […]

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