Football-sized drone flown 20m from Heathrow-bound plane

Football-sized drone flown 20m from Heathrow-bound plane

Image copyright PA Image caption The drone was spotted passing “very quickly” near the plane’s right wing A drone the size of a football was flown as close as 20m (66ft) from a passenger jet over south-east London, an investigation has revealed. The plane was above Biggin Hill, heading to Heathrow, when the drone was […]

Minecraft blocks used to make virtual Atari 2600 console

Minecraft blocks used to make virtual Atari 2600 console

Image caption The Atari 2600 is still fondly remembered by retro gamers A YouTuber has recreated the Atari 2600 games console – by building a virtual version of the device’s hardware out of Minecraft blocks. Seth Bling, from Seattle, described his project online in a video. The ones and zeroes used by computers as the […]

BBC tests 4K Planet Earth II in HDR on iPlayer

BBC tests 4K Planet Earth II in HDR on iPlayer

Image caption The BBC wants TV manufacturers to support its trial The BBC has begun a trial of 4K high dynamic range (HDR) video on its iPlayer streaming platform. The test involves four minutes of footage from its Planet Earth II series, which promise to reveal more detail and present more vibrant colours than was […]

TalkTalk’s wi-fi hack advice is ‘astonishing’

TalkTalk’s wi-fi hack advice is ‘astonishing’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption TalkTalk was fined in October for its handling of an earlier security breach TalkTalk’s handling of a wi-fi password breach is being criticised by several cyber-security experts. The BBC has presented the company with evidence that many of its customers’ router credentials have been hacked, putting them at risk […]

TalkTalk’s wi-fi hack advice is ‘astonishing’

TalkTalk’s wi-fi hack advice is ‘astonishing’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption TalkTalk was fined in October for its handling of an earlier security breach TalkTalk’s handling of a wi-fi password breach is being criticised by several cyber-security experts. The BBC has presented the company with evidence that many of its customers’ router credentials have been hacked, putting them at risk […]

TalkTalk’s wi-fi hack advice is ‘astonishing’

TalkTalk’s wi-fi hack advice is ‘astonishing’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption TalkTalk was fined in October for its handling of an earlier security breach TalkTalk’s handling of a wi-fi password breach is being criticised by several cyber-security experts. The BBC has presented the company with evidence that many of its customers’ router credentials have been hacked, putting them at risk […]

PewDiePie quit plan prompts YouTube reply

PewDiePie quit plan prompts YouTube reply

Image copyright Getty Images YouTube has denied making changes to its algorithms, after its most popular star said he would delete his channel. Video gamer Felix Kjellberg, known as PewDiePie, suggested changes to YouTube’s algorithms had affected the discoverability of creators’ content. On Tuesday, a Forbes report named the Swedish gamer who now lives in […]

Fitbit confirms Pebble takeover deal

Fitbit confirms Pebble takeover deal

Image copyright Pebble Image caption Pebble raised millions of dollars for its products on Kickstarter but struggled financially Fitbit, the world’s bestselling wearable tech-maker, has confirmed it is buying the inventions that power Pebble’s smartwatches. However, the deal does not include any of Pebble’s products, and work on several crowdfunded devices that have yet to […]

Google data centres to be 100% renewable-powered by 2017

Google data centres to be 100% renewable-powered by 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google made its first agreement to purchase all the electricity from a 114-megawatt wind farm in Iowa in 2010 Google has confirmed it will hit its target of offsetting 100% of the energy used at its data centres and offices against power from renewable sources. The firm first made […]

Call for privacy probes over Cayla doll and i-Que toys

Call for privacy probes over Cayla doll and i-Que toys

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The My Friend Cayla doll has been shown in the past to be hackable The makers of the i-Que and Cayla smart toys have been accused of subjecting children to “ongoing surveillance” and posing an “imminent and immediate threat” to their safety and security. The accusations come via a […]