Google to add ‘news feed’ to website and app

Google to add ‘news feed’ to website and app

Image copyright Google Image caption A continuous feed of news articles, videos and websites will appear on the Google homepage Google is adding a personalised Facebook-style news feed to its homepage – Google.com -to show users content they may be interested in before they search. It will display news stories, features, videos and music chosen […]

Instagram tops cyber-bullying study

Instagram tops cyber-bullying study

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption A life led online can cause young people to feel anxious, inadequate and afraid suggests new report Research from anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label suggests social media is making youngsters more anxious. Forty per cent said they felt bad if nobody liked their selfies and 35% said their confidence was […]

Virgin complaint bans Sky broadband ad

Virgin complaint bans Sky broadband ad

Image copyright Sky Sky has had another TV broadband advert banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) following a complaint from rival Virgin Media. The advert featured the cast of The Secret Life of Pets, with one dog becoming frustrated with its broadband connectivity. Virgin Media challenged a claim in the ad that Sky broadband […]

Is WhatsApp being censored in China?

Is WhatsApp being censored in China?

Image copyright Getty Images Users of the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp have reported disruptions in China, prompting censorship claims. Many reported that voice messaging and pictures wouldn’t send without a virtual private network (VPN) to circumvent China’s censorship filters. The seemed to be working normally on Wednesday morning, but there have been more interruptions since […]

Social networks ‘lead to anxiety and fear in young’

Social networks ‘lead to anxiety and fear in young’

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption A life led online can cause young people to feel anxious, inadequate and afraid suggests new report Research from anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label suggests social media is making youngsters more anxious. Forty per cent said they felt bad if nobody liked their selfie and 35% said their confidence was […]

Social networks ‘lead to anxiety and fear in young’

Social networks ‘lead to anxiety and fear in young’

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption A life led online can cause young people to feel anxious, inadequate and afraid suggests new report Research from anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label suggests social media is making youngsters more anxious. Forty per cent said they felt bad if nobody liked their selfie and 35% said their confidence was […]

Google Glass smart eyewear returns

Google Glass smart eyewear returns

Image copyright Google Image caption Glass Enterprise Edition will be sold by software developers who have partnered with Google Google is to sell a revamped version of its smart glasses to businesses, more than two years after the original version of the product was cancelled. The company said Glass Enterprise Edition had improved battery life […]

Petya cyber-attack still disrupting firms weeks later

Petya cyber-attack still disrupting firms weeks later

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Petya cyber-attack has had serious consequences for some businesses Some businesses hit by malware in a cyber-attack that began on 27 June are still struggling to return operations to normal, the BBC has learned. Nuance Communications, which provides transcription software for medical professionals, has slowly been bringing its […]

Robot ‘drowns’ in fountain mishap

Robot ‘drowns’ in fountain mishap

Image copyright Melissa Morales Image caption The Knightscope K5 robot tumbled into the fountain by accident A security robot in Washington DC suffered a watery demise after falling into a fountain by an office building. The stricken robot, made by Knightscope, was spotted by passers-by whose photos of the aftermath quickly went viral on social […]

Ori’s robotic furniture zooms across apartment

A robotics start-up has created voice-controlled furniture that moves about, rearranging itself to maximise space in small apartments. Ori – a spin-off from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – is currently pitching its products to large-scale developers. But as it explained to the BBC’s Dave Lee, it hopes to eventually target individual owners of compact […]