» Google’s Mo Gawdat: ‘Happiness is like keeping fit. You have to work out’
30/04/17 09:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
When the tech guru’s son unexpectedly died, he turned to an equation they had devised together to get through the grief Mo Gawdat is the chief business officer at Google X – the “moonshot factory” responsible for some of the company...
» Vauxhall Astra: car review | Martin Love
30/04/17 05:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Most police cars are Vauxhall Astras. Why not buy your own – and pretend you’re in an unmarked squad car Price: £16,615 Top speed: 121mph 0-62mph: 10.5 seconds MPG: 65.7 CO2: 99g/km Police forces around the world love flexing their muscl...
» Schoolboy given goggles to regain sight
29/04/17 23:07 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Charlie, now eight, started losing his sight aged four, and has only been able to see close up until now.
» If we’re in a simulation, why bother doing anything? | Letters
29/04/17 23:04 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Clever minds should devote themselves to real problems The Science & Tech feature ( “What if virtual reality is outside the headset?” New Review ) was fascinating, if somewhat more science fiction than one might have preferred. It ha...
» Mark Zuckerberg's surprise visit to Ohio family boosts rumor of political run
29/04/17 19:59 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Moore family of Newton Falls, Democrats who voted for Trump, hosted the Facebook CEO who is visiting all 50 states amid speculation of a run for office An Ohio family said they learned just 20 minutes before dinner on Friday evening that...
» Hacker holds Netflix to ransom over new season of Orange Is The New Black
29/04/17 18:46 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
The Dark Overlord claims to have stolen and posted episodes from the forthcoming season of the hit show, after demanding unspecified sum A hacker who claimed to have stolen the forthcoming season of Netflix’s hit series Orange is the New...
» 'Spicer facts' and weird handshakes: 100 days of Trump in memes
29/04/17 18:19 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
After 100 days of Trump, you may need some memes When Trump won the presidency, someone on 4chan wrote: “We actually elected a meme as president.” As terrifying as the idea of a meme having access to the nuclear codes is, the age of Trum...
» Elon Musk reveals underground road vision
29/04/17 13:03 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
The US entrepreneur and Tesla-founder finds traffic "soul-destroying" - so he's come up with this.
» Frog 62 hybrid kids’ bike review: fast enough to scare the ducks away
29/04/17 10:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
If you want a bike that will inspire a child to cycle, this could be it It is a scenario many cyclists imagine as they gaze at their newborn baby: the day they can start going for bike rides with junior. Not for their child a PlayStation...
» Ted 2017: Elon Musk's vision for underground road system
28/04/17 23:57 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Elon Musk talks about networks of tunnel roads, autonomous driving, space travel and his pet snail Gary.
» Plane in UK's first double-drone near-miss case
28/04/17 17:44 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
The near-miss with a passenger jet is the first in the UK to involve more than one drone.
» UK was given details of alleged contacts between Trump campaign and Moscow
28/04/17 17:23 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
In December the UK government was given reports by former MI6 officer Christopher Steele on possible collusion between Trump camp and the Kremlin The UK government was given details last December of allegedly extensive contacts between t...
» Finland's oldest operating ferry given electric motor
28/04/17 17:01 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
The Fori passenger ferry will now use electric power to make its river crossings.
» 'Wiltshire's Iron Man' in test flight – video
28/04/17 15:57 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
British inventor Richard Browning tests his personal flightsuit before a demonstration at the TED conference in Vancouver. The jet-powered suit, named Daedalus, allows Browning to fly for around 10 minutes Britain’s Iron Man: inventor ta...
» NatWest and RBS banking app fails
28/04/17 14:54 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Customers complained on social media that payments and money transfers had not gone through.
» Amazon 'style assistant' divides opinion
28/04/17 13:31 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Amazon's new Echo Look device takes full length photos and offers advice on outfit choices.
» Top Indonesia phone company Telkomsel's website defaced
28/04/17 12:29 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
The attacker replaced the homepage with a profanity-laden message criticising the company.
» Yamatai; Lotus; New York Slice board games review – elegant and challenging
28/04/17 12:22 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Our monthly guide to new board games features a mysterious archipelago kingdom off the coast of Japan, a magical gardening game and a chance to play pizza Welcome to our monthly roundup of the best new board games. This time around we’re...
» Britain's Iron Man: inventor takes flight in jet-powered suit
28/04/17 12:14 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Gravity founder Richard Browning demonstrates his ‘Daedalus’ flight suit at TED conference in Vancouver Richard Browning, the British inventor dubbed “Wiltshire’s Iron Man”, successfully demonstrated his personal flight suit on the shore...
» Nintendo announces 2DS XL – and doesn't care about your rules
28/04/17 10:56 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
The unexpected new version of the multimillion-selling handheld features a larger display and clamshell design, and hits Europe in July It seems as though Nintendo is trolling the entire games industry. Two months ago it launched the Swi...