Google placed its own ads first, study claims

Google placed its own ads first, study claims

Image copyright Google Image caption In the study, all 1,000 search results pages for the term ‘laptop’ were led by links to Chromebook, a Google product. Adverts for Google products occupied 91% of the top ad slots on the firm’s search results pages, in a study done for the Wall Street Journal. Advertising data firm […]

Nintendo signals end for Wii U

Nintendo signals end for Wii U

Image copyright Getty Images Nintendo has signalled the “end of life” for its Wii U games console, which was first released in 2012. Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo America, told Polygon that Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild would be the company’s final game for the device. “We really are at the end of […]

BT announces price hikes for broadband, landline and sport

BT announces price hikes for broadband, landline and sport

Image copyright PA Image caption BT has been battling with Sky over the rights to sporting events BT has announced price rises for its broadband and landline services, while television customers will start having to pay for BT Sport. Broadband charges will typically rise by between 5% and 6% from 2 April, the company said. […]

Amazon and Apple end exclusive deal on audio books

Amazon and Apple end exclusive deal on audio books

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Amazon bought audio book supplier Audible in 2008 Apple and Amazon have ended a deal that tied them into an exclusive contract for the supply and sale of audio books. The deal was signed before 2008 when Amazon bought audio book supplier Audible, which had the Apple iBooks contract. Pressure […]

Tesla avoids recall after Autopilot crash death

Tesla avoids recall after Autopilot crash death

Image copyright AFP Tesla will not be ordered to recall its semi-autonomous cars in the US, following a fatal crash in May 2016. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration closed its investigation after it found no evidence of a defect in the vehicle. Joshua Brown was killed when his car collided with a lorry […]

Facebook urged to be more transparent over ‘censorship’

Facebook urged to be more transparent over ‘censorship’

Image copyright Reuters A coalition of more than 70 civil rights groups has urged Facebook to be clearer about the content it removes. In a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, the group accused the social network of “disproportionate censorship of Facebook users of colour”. The coalition wants the site to specify which rule a deleted post […]

Photos show ‘weaponised commercial drones’ in Iraq

Photos show ‘weaponised commercial drones’ in Iraq

Image copyright Mitch Utterback Image caption The consumer drones have been modified to carry explosives Photos taken in Mosul, Iraq, appear to show grenade-dropping drones used against the Iraqi security forces. The improvised weapons consist of a plastic tube attached to a consumer camera drone to carry explosives. The images were taken by former US […]

Facebook urged to be more transparent over ‘censorship’

Facebook urged to be more transparent over ‘censorship’

Image copyright Reuters A coalition of more than 70 civil rights groups has urged Facebook to be clearer about the content it removes. In a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, the group accused the social network of “disproportionate censorship of Facebook users of colour”. The coalition wants the site to specify which rule a deleted post […]

Photos show ‘weaponised commercial drones’ in Iraq

Photos show ‘weaponised commercial drones’ in Iraq

Image copyright Mitch Utterback Image caption The consumer drones have been modified to carry explosives Photos taken in Mosul, Iraq, appear to show grenade-dropping drones used against the Iraqi security forces. The improvised weapons consist of a plastic tube attached to a consumer camera drone to carry explosives. The images were taken by former US […]

New figures reveal scale of cybercrime

New figures reveal scale of cybercrime

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Cybercrime and fraud were included in the annual statistics for the first time There were an estimated 3.6 million cases of fraud and two million computer misuse offences in a year, according to an official survey. The Crime Survey for England and Wales included the offences for the first time […]