‘UK should be embarrassed about CES’

‘UK should be embarrassed about CES’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gary Shapiro says he does not understand why UK ministers are not doing more to help start-ups at CES The UK government’s lack of support for start-ups attending the CES tech show is a “source of embarrassment”, according to the event’s organiser. Gary Shapiro compared the country unfavourably with […]

CES 2017: 50 years of gadgets at the giant tech show

The giant CES tech show marks its 50th anniversary this week. As it gets under way in Las Vegas, we look back at some of the hundreds of thousands of gadgets to be have been put on show in past years. Follow all our CES coverage at bbc.co.uk/ces2017 CES 2017: 50 years of gadgets at […]

CES 2017: Tech preview of Las Vegas’s biggest launches

Media captionWATCH: A device that lets children create their own bedtime stories is just one of thousands of new products that will go on show at CES CES provides a first glimpse at the future. Pretty much all of the tech giants attend the vast Vegas expo – either to unveil new products or to […]

Leap second briefly catches out computer firm

Leap second briefly catches out computer firm

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The leap second caused Cloudflare software to ‘panic’ Web firm Cloudflare was briefly caught out by the leap second added to the end of 2016. A small number of the firm’s servers failed to handle the added second properly making them return errors. The problem meant that the sites […]

Former HK leader Donald Tsang on trial for corruption

Former HK leader Donald Tsang on trial for corruption

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Tsang was chief executive of Hong Kong from 2005 to 2012 The former leader of Hong Kong, Donald Tsang, has gone on trial for corruption. Mr Tsang pleaded not guilty to three charges of bribery and misconduct, relating to a luxury flat in China. He is the highest-ranking retired […]

Trump: North Korea intercontinental missile ‘won’t happen’

Trump: North Korea intercontinental missile ‘won’t happen’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korea recently tested a new engine for an intercontinental ballistic missile Donald Trump has dismissed North Korea’s claim to be developing missiles capable of striking America. In a tweet, the US president-elect derided the claim by North Korea’s Kim Jong-un that preparations were in the final stage, saying: “It […]

Labour too weak to win election alone, Fabian Society says

Labour too weak to win election alone, Fabian Society says

Image copyright Reuters Labour is “too weak” to win a general election alone and should consider working with other parties, a left-of-centre think tank has said. The Fabian Society said securing an overall majority was “currently unthinkable” for Labour. It said the party faced a “Brexit dilemma” because it needed to reach out to voters […]

Trump: North Korea intercontinental missile ‘won’t happen’

Trump: North Korea intercontinental missile ‘won’t happen’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korea recently tested a new engine for an intercontinental ballistic missile Donald Trump has dismissed North Korea’s claim to be developing missiles capable of striking America. In a tweet, the US president-elect derided the claim by North Korea’s Kim Jong-un that preparations were in the final stage, saying: “It […]

Turkey nightclub attack: ‘I thought I would die’

One of the survivors of the Istanbul nightclub attack says she feared she would “die in the bathroom”. Tuvana Tugsavul spoke to the BBC’s Mark Lowen about the attack which killed 39 people. Turkey nightclub attack: ‘I thought I would die’