BT guarantees broadband speeds for two new services

BT guarantees broadband speeds for two new services

Image copyright Reuters Image caption BT will pay some customers £20 if their internet speeds drop below 100Mbps Consumers are being guaranteed minimum speeds of 100Mbps in two new ultrafast broadband services from BT. Those who signed up to either package would get £20 compensation if their internet download speed fell below 100Mbps, up to […]

Drone hit newly erected crane during Kent site survey – report

Drone hit newly erected crane during Kent site survey – report

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The highest crane was not in place when the drone pilot inspected the flight site A pilot has flown a drone into a crane, according to an air-accident report. The pilot had planned the drone flight in Kent with four reference points, all at 400ft above ground level – […]

Belgium ‘abduction’: Woman uses phone map to provide her location

Belgium ‘abduction’: Woman uses phone map to provide her location

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The woman reportedly located herself using her smartphone A woman who says she was abducted in Belgium has been found after locating herself on her smartphone and sharing the address with her brother. The 19-year-old student said five men kidnapped her in front of a nightclub in the capital […]

Flaw in VR porn app leaves 20,000 names exposed

Flaw in VR porn app leaves 20,000 names exposed

Image copyright SinVR Image caption SinVR is a virtual reality porn game A flaw that left the personal data of thousands of users of a virtual reality porn app exposed has been fixed. British cybersecurity firm Digital Interruption uncovered a loophole in the SinVR app that gave it access to 20,000 user names and email […]

Ford to boost investment in electric cars by 2022

Ford to boost investment in electric cars by 2022

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ford used the show to unveil its new Ranger 2019 pick-up truck Ford says it will boost its investment in electric vehicles to $11bn (£8bn) in the next five years, more than doubling a previous commitment. Chairman Bill Ford said the car maker would have 40 hybrid and fully […]

Denmark Facebook sex video: More than 1,000 young people charged

Denmark Facebook sex video: More than 1,000 young people charged

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A police superintendent said the charges come as a warning to young people never to share sex videos. More than 1,000 young people have been charged by police in Denmark with distributing sexually explicit material. They are accused of using Facebook Messenger to share indecent video clips of two […]

CES 2018: Time machine camera lets you record ‘missed moments’

A wearable camera is in development that allows users to record events that have already happened. The Roader is being pitched as having “time machine” powers thanks to its ability to start recordings 10 seconds before its record button is pressed. The idea is to let owners capture unexpected events that would otherwise have been […]

American charged over deadly ‘swatting’ raid

American charged over deadly ‘swatting’ raid

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Barriss was extradited from his LA home to Kansas to face charges An American suspected of making a prank call that led to a fatal shooting has been charged with manslaughter. Tyler Barriss, of Los Angeles, is alleged to have called police in Kansas falsely claiming he was armed […]

Malware populates children’s apps with porn adverts

Malware populates children’s apps with porn adverts

Image copyright AFP Image caption Infected apps have now been purged from the Play store Malware that displays explicit pornographic adverts has been found lurking in 60 apps available on Google’s Play store. Many of the apps infected with the malware are aimed at children, and some have been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times. […]

American charged over deadly ‘swatting’ raid

American charged over deadly ‘swatting’ raid

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Barriss was extradited from his LA home to Kansas to face charges An American suspected of making a prank call that led to a fatal shooting has been charged with manslaughter. Tyler Barriss, of Los Angeles, is alleged to have called police in Kansas falsely claiming he was armed […]