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April 27 2017


TED 2017: UK 'Iron Man' demonstrates flying suit

British inventor says the project is just a bit of fun and safer than a motorbike.

BBC exposes flaws in 'world's most secure' email service

Security experts find several flaws that challenge Nomx's claims it gives users 'absolute security'.

Hackers used Microsoft Word bug 'for months'

The bug was exploited for months before it was fixed, according to security researchers.

Police to use facial recognition at Champions League final

Welsh police plan to use facial recognition on fans at the Champions League final.

Nintendo Switch off to 'strong start'

The Switch has become the fastest-selling games console in the Japanese company's history.

Classic BlackBerry gets Android revival

The classic BlackBerry smartphone, including physical keyboard, is given a 2017 makeover.

Cash offered after drones disrupt flights in China

Up to £112,000 is being offered for information about drones that disrupted flights at a Chinese airport.

Unlocking the potential of technology

Ethnographer and photographer Laura de Reynal has been documenting the work of organisations, such as Mozilla and One Laptop per Child who are helping communities to get online for the first time.

April 26 2017


Game guide malware 'targeted more than 500,000 users'

App-based guides for games like Fifa targeted more than 500,000 users with malware, a cyber-security company says.

UK protests Twitter's block on user data

Previously, the firm had allowed the government access to the data when investigating potential terrorist plots.

Fitbit investigates report of 'exploding' tracker

A woman in Wisconsin said she suffered second-degree burns when her fitness tracker exploded.

Twitter users up but 'headwinds' forecast

More people than ever are regular users of the message-in-brief platform, but it is still losing money.

MP asks Facebook to tackle 'fake news' as election approaches

The social network must address fake news as the UK's general election approaches, Damian Collins told the Guardian.

Ted 2017: Scary robots that want to be useful

Boston Dynamics reveals the softer side of military robots, at the Ted conference.

Ted 2017: The robot that wants to go to university

In a Ted conference session called Our Robotic Overlords, experts consider the future of artificial intelligence.

Naked selfie-detecting app Gallery Guardian tested

Gallery Guardian is designed to protect children from explicit images, but does not spot every snap.

Facebook baby killing: Grief and questions after shocking murder

It comes after a Thai man broadcast the murder of his 11-month daughter on Facebook Live.

Uber plans to test on-demand flying cars network by 2020

The firm plans to work with aviation companies to trial the technology in Dubai and Dallas.

April 25 2017


Mouth-watering photos from foodie heaven

Winning images from the 2017 Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year

Ted 2017: The woman who wants China to eat insects

An entrepreneur is promoting online farmers' markets and food tech to improve eating habits.
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