» Is Silicon Valley's quest for immortality a fate worse than death?
23/02/19 07:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Funded by elites, researchers believe they’re closer than ever to tweaking the human body so we can live forever (or quite a bit longer) China’s first emperor ordered his subjects to search for the elixir of life in a quest for immortali...
» 'Outrageous abuse of privacy': New York orders inquiry into Facebook data use
23/02/19 03:21 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Order follows report that Facebook may access highly personal information including weight, blood pressure and ovulation status New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, has ordered two state agencies to investigate a media report that Facebook...
» Confidential emails sent by Facebook executives leaked online
23/02/19 02:39 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Communications between senior figures, including Mark Zuckerberg, shed new light on data use Documents posted online Friday appear to be confidential internal Facebook communications that reveal new details of the company’s treatment of ...
» NHS told to ditch 'outdated' pagers
23/02/19 00:41 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
The health secretary wants to scrap the “archaic technology” which costs the NHS about £6.6m a year.
» Nike app for self-tying shoe comes undone
22/02/19 22:49 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
The Google Android app that controls the new Adapt BB fails to sync with wearers' feet.
» 'We won't be war profiteers': Microsoft workers protest $480m army contract
22/02/19 22:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Workers say augmented reality headsets provided to US army risk ‘turning warfare into a simulated video game’ Microsoft workers are calling on their employer to cancel a $480m contract to provide the US army with augmented reality (AR) h...
» Fortnite World Cup to feature $130m prize pot and a New York final
22/02/19 15:24 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Epic Games will host the year’s biggest video gaming event when the battle royale phenomenon’s top players go head to head The details of the first Fortnite World Cup have been announced by developer Epic Games. After 10 online qualifier...
» Anthem review – a tedious and conservative dirge
22/02/19 07:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4; BioWare, EA BioWare’s shooter jets promisingly into battle on a stunning alien world, but what unfolds is patchy Anthem seeks to infuse co-operative shooting with the nuanced storytelling that has made its de...
» 5G networks: Trump says US shouldn't block technology
22/02/19 03:29 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
The comments come as the US has pressured its allies to exclude China's Huawei from their 5G networks.
» First Man: How we made the visual effects
22/02/19 00:15 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
The film First Man has been Oscar nominated in the best visual effects category.
» Tesla's 'dog mode' keeps pets cool and other tech news
22/02/19 00:14 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
BBC Click’s Paul Carter looks at some of the best tech news stories of the week.
» Anthem video game set for tough debut
22/02/19 00:13 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
The futuristic squad-based shooter faces stiff competition from lots of established titles, say experts.
» Web watchdog warns over knee-jerk regulation of social networks
22/02/19 00:11 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Internet Watch Foundation says regulation of social networks could have "unintended consequences".
» The snow patrol drones saving skiers from an icy death
22/02/19 00:02 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
For people buried in an avalanche, it's a race against time. Could a drone find you sooner?
» Gambling apps more dangerous than FOBTs, study finds
22/02/19 00:01 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Authors say outdated laws fail to protect vulnerable users from smartphone gambling Smartphone gambling apps are more dangerous than fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) for people with addiction problems because opportunities to lose mo...
» AT&T and Hasbro pull YouTube ads over abuse claims
21/02/19 23:42 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Hasbro and Nestle also cut ties over fears paedophiles are leaving comments next to videos of children.
» Anti-vaxx propaganda has gone viral on Facebook. Pinterest has a cure
21/02/19 21:56 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
As pressure mounts on Facebook to explain its role in promoting anti-vaccine misinformation, Pinterest tries different approach On Wednesday morning, Adam Schiff, the powerful chair of the House intelligence committee, joined journalists...
» Bowser takes over at Nintendo in US after Fils-Aime's 13-year reign
21/02/19 21:11 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Head of sales and marketing Doug Bowser to become COO after popular leader retires Nintendo of America’s president and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime, who has led the company for the past 13 years and become a well-known and liked figure among Ni...
» Fortnite maker pulls ads over YouTube 'paedophile ring' claims
21/02/19 14:14 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Epic Games joins Nestlé in abandoning video site over comments section scandal The maker of Fortnite has pulled adverts from YouTube amid concerns that promotions for the video game, which is popular with children, were appearing alongsi...
» Samsung's $2,000 Galaxy Fold changes the smartphone game
21/02/19 12:37 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Folding tablet hybrid shows Asia, not US or Europe, is leading the way in innovation Samsung has placed its stake in the ground with its Galaxy Fold smartphone-tablet folding phone that is spectacular in every way, even in price, and pit...