» Massive web attacks briefly knock out top sites
21/10/16 17:11 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, Soundcloud and several other sites have been affected by two web attacks.
» Major DDoS attack prompts internet problems across US east coast
21/10/16 16:06 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Denial of service attack from unknown culprits on domain name system company Dyn caused access to be severely restricted for users Friday morning Internet access suddenly collapsed for a large number of users on the US east coast on Thur...
» Ordnance Survey has new map to update car sat navs
21/10/16 14:04 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Ordnance Survey has come up with a new map database to keep drivers away from dangers.
» Magical thinking, superstitions and technology – Chips with Everything tech podcast
21/10/16 11:30 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
We uncover the rituals and superstitious habits that we perform on our technology and gadgets Have you ever raised your phone in the air to get better reception? Or perhaps blown into your video game cartridge to make it work properly? W...
» Nintendo Switch: can the new console succeed where Wii U failed?
21/10/16 11:01 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Nintendo’s new hardware is attempting to reinvent gaming – again. But can the company’s focus on portability help it connect with a new generation of gamers? Nintendo’s next console looks like it may just be the Nintendo console we’ve al...
» 'Dirty Cow' Linux vulnerability found after nine years
21/10/16 10:55 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
The ‘Dirty Cow’ bug was originally introduced nine years ago, and has been sitting unnoticed for much of that time The operating system that lies at the core of most servers on the internet and most smartphones has a critical vulnerabili...
» Warnings over Dirty Cow Linux bug
21/10/16 10:54 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Users of the Linux operating system are being urged to update it to remove a "serious" bug that hackers could use to hijack systems.
» 32GB iPhone 7 significantly slower than more expensive versions, tests show
21/10/16 10:32 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Testing shows 32GB iPhone 7 is slower and Intel-based iPhone 7 Plus has worse signal than 128 or 256GB versions Not all iPhone 7s are born equally, according to new tests, which appear to show the cheapest, 32GB versions are significantl...
» Online gambling companies probed by CMA over winnings
21/10/16 10:10 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Online gambling firms may be breaking the law by making it very difficult for players to collect their winnings, the competition regulator says.
» NSA contractor faces spying charges
21/10/16 10:02 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
An NSA contractor is accused of stealing vast amounts of government secrets over a 20-year period.
» Peter Thiel once wrote a book calling date rape 'belated regret'
21/10/16 10:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Facebook board member who donated $1.25m to Trump after sexual misconduct allegations wrote a 1995 book that attempted to discredit date rape When Mark Zuckerberg defended board member Peter Thiel’s $1.25m donation to Donald Trump’s pres...
» Chatterbox: Friday
21/10/16 07:10 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
The place to talk about games It’s Friday! Continue reading...
» Samsung 'blocks' exploding Note 7 parody videos
21/10/16 05:17 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Samsung appears to file copyright claims against YouTube videos mocking its recalled Galaxy Note 7 handset.
» Video game voice, stunt and motion actors go on strike in US over pay
21/10/16 04:22 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Actors who provide voices, stunts or motion capture for video games are on strike in the US over pay and conditions.
» Czech Republic claims propaganda war by Russia and sets up counter-effort
21/10/16 02:06 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Interior minister says pro-Moscow disinformation network has sprung up on Czech soil and ‘we want to get into every smartphone’ to defeat it The Czech government has accused Russia of conducting a propaganda war on its soil and is settin...
» Microsoft shares at new high as cloud focus pays off
21/10/16 01:31 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Microsoft's focus on cloud computing has helped it deliver better-than-expected quarterly profits and sent its shares to an all-time high.
» Robot rage
20/10/16 23:49 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Will human drivers take advantage of driverless cars' safety-first caution and simply ignore them?
» The trainers featuring a mini screen and other tech news
20/10/16 23:39 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.
» Facebook apologises for removing breast cancer awareness video
20/10/16 21:18 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Facebook has apologised for removing a video on breast cancer awareness posted by a Swedish group, saying it was incorrectly taken down.
» Joey from Friends becomes first TV character to be 'virtually immortalized'
20/10/16 21:18 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
University of Leeds researchers analyzed the body language, facial expressions and voice of sitcom character to create a digital avatar and, eventually, a chatbot Since the final episode of hit sitcom Friends first aired in 2004, many fa...