Facebook Messenger adds Snapchat-style selfie filters

Facebook Messenger adds Snapchat-style selfie filters

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Messenger now allows users to apply stickers and art effects to video Facebook has added selfie video filters to its Messenger app, similar to Snapchat’s Lenses feature. The software includes thousands of masks and special effects that are applied in real-time to video chats. Facebook said it made the move […]

‘One billion’ affected by Yahoo hack

‘One billion’ affected by Yahoo hack

Image copyright Reuters Yahoo has said more than one billion user accounts may have been affected in a hacking attack dating back to 2013. The internet giant said it appeared separate from a 2014 breach disclosed in September, when Yahoo revealed 500 million accounts had been accessed. Yahoo said names, phone numbers, passwords and email […]

Government Digital Service faces a brain drain

Image copyright iStock Ten senior civil servants left the Government Digital Service (GDS) in the year to April, the BBC has learned. This has prompted concern as to why the service cannot hang on to its most experienced staff. The GDS, which was set up within the Cabinet Office in 2011, helps to support the […]

Super Mario Run to launch on the iPhone and iPad

Super Mario Run to launch on the iPhone and iPad

Image copyright Nintendo Image caption Gamers will be charged a one-off fee to access all Super Mario Run’s content Nintendo is expected to roll out Super Mario Run to iPhones and iPads shortly. The app marks the first time the firm has created a smartphone game based on its most famous character. It follows the […]

Uber told to stop self-driving in California

Uber told to stop self-driving in California

Image copyright Volvo Image caption Uber had started to pick up passengers in specially-modified Volvo self-driving cars Ride-sharing firm Uber has been told to stop offering passengers self-driving cars in San Francisco, hours after it launched the service. California regulators warned the company it had to stop immediately and get a state permit – or […]

‘One billion’ affected by Yahoo hack

‘One billion’ affected by Yahoo hack

Image copyright Getty Images Yahoo has said more than one billion user accounts may have been affected in a hacking attack dating back to 2013. The internet giant said it appeared separate from a 2014 breach disclosed in September, when Yahoo revealed 500 million accounts had been accessed. Yahoo said names, phone numbers, passwords and […]

‘One billion’ affected by Yahoo hack

‘One billion’ affected by Yahoo hack

Image copyright Getty Images Yahoo has said more than one billion user accounts may have been affected in a hacking attack dating back to 2013. The internet giant said it appeared separate from a 2014 breach disclosed in September, when Yahoo revealed 500 million accounts had been accessed. Yahoo said names, phone numbers, passwords and […]

Amazon makes first drone delivery

Amazon makes first drone delivery

Image copyright Amazon Retail giant Amazon has made its first delivery using a drone, in the UK. The package arrived safely at its destination in Cambridge, 13 minutes after being ordered. A video showing the process details how the order was completed using an electrically powered drone flying at up to 400ft (122m). One sceptic […]

Fable video game team hunted down troll

Fable video game team hunted down troll

Image copyright Lionhead Studios Image caption The teenager uploaded several stolen screenshots of Fable in August 2003 A video game industry insider has revealed how he helped track down a “troll” who had threatened to leak his company’s secrets. Sam van Tilburgh said his team had managed to identify the teenager and obtain some of […]

UK government ‘must take action’ on 5G

UK government ‘must take action’ on 5G

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption More communications masts will be needed to facilitate 5G The rollout of the UK’s future 5G mobile network must be handled better than 4G was, according to a new report. The current 4G network ranks only 54th in the world in terms of coverage, the government-appointed experts said. Lord Andrew […]