» Research work could be criminalised under George Brandis data changes
29/09/16 03:03 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Attorney general says he will amend the Privacy Act to ensure data published in anonymised formats cannot be reidentified George Brandis will move to make it a criminal offence to publish or disseminate “reidentified” government datasets...
» Thirsty business
28/09/16 23:09 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
A look at continuing efforts to reduce the water and energy needed to cool the world's data centres.
» Google, Facebook, Amazon join forces on future of AI
28/09/16 22:29 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Google, Amazon, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft are to form the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence, to work on maximising the potential of the technology.
» Google-funded loan startup to pay $6.3m for 'deceptive' practices
28/09/16 22:06 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Experts say the LendUp case is significant for firms in the emerging online ‘fintech’ sector that claim to offer a better alternative to payday loans A Google-funded lending startup will have to pay $6.3m in fines and refunds for a numbe...
» Spotify in advanced talks to buy SoundCloud, reports say
28/09/16 22:04 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Swedish music-streaming service provider could acquire German rival, the Financial Times reports, amid competition with Apple and others to turn profit Swedish music-streaming service provider Spotify is in advanced talks to acquire Germ...
» 'Partnership on AI' formed by Google, Facebook, Amazon, IBM and Microsoft
28/09/16 21:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Two big Silicon Valley names are missing from the alliance, which aims to set societal and ethical best practice for artificial intelligence research Google, Facebook, Amazon, IBM and Microsoft are joining forces to create a new AI partn...
» Blackberry: How did we get here?
28/09/16 20:12 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Blackberry is to end production of its handsets and will outsource development to partners. The BBC's Chris Foxx takes a look at its bumpy history.
» Apple to create London home at Battersea Power Station
28/09/16 19:25 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Technology giant Apple will make Battersea Power Station the home of its new London headquarters.
» Shutter falls on life-logging camera start-up Narrative
28/09/16 17:54 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Narrative, which made wearable cameras, is the latest life-logging start-up to fail.
» The rise and fall of the Blackberry handset
28/09/16 15:34 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Ten years ago Blackberries were the handset of choice for busy global business executives but now the company controls just 0.1% of the global smartphone market, so what went wrong?
» BlackBerry to stop making phones
28/09/16 15:05 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Canadian company shifts focus to software having struggled to compete as mobile users opt for touchscreens BlackBerry is shutting down its phone business after 14 years of making handsets. The company’s devices were once the phone of cho...
» Europol warns of Android tap-and-go thefts
28/09/16 14:25 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Europol believes organised crime is using Android phones to make fraudulent tap-and-go payments.
» Apple moves UK HQ to Battersea power station boiler room in London
28/09/16 13:37 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Technology giant’s commitment to £8bn regeneration project is major boost, says chancellor Philip Hammond Apple is to move its UK headquarters to Battersea power station in a major boost for the £8bn regeneration of the Grade II-listed b...
» Pepe the Frog meme branded a 'hate symbol'
28/09/16 13:15 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Popular meme Pepe the Frog has been added to the Anti-Defamation League's database of hate symbols alongside the Swastika, since it was taken up by "racists and haters".
» Blackberry stops designing its own phones
28/09/16 11:50 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Blackberry is to stop designing smartphones in-house after 14 years.
» Xbox execs surprised by Sony's decision to abandon 4K Blu-ray support with PS4
28/09/16 11:35 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Microsoft’s head of Xbox planning says 4K is a key part of gaming’s future, and insists customers will understand appeal of Project Scorpio when they see it Microsoft was surprised and fascinated by Sony’s decision not to support 4K UHD ...
» 'VR isn't a thing you do it's a place you visit': readers review Oculus Rift
28/09/16 11:08 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
A week after its release in the UK, readers tell us what they think about the virtual reality system Oculus Rift Rating: 4 out of 5 Continue reading...
» Trump Jr's Skittles graphic deleted from Twitter
28/09/16 10:29 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
A controversial graphic that compared Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles, posted by Donald Trump's son, is deleted from Twitter.
» Pepe the Frog added to online hate symbol database
28/09/16 09:26 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
The Anti-Defamation League has included the cartoon to its Hate on Display list after it was adopted by white supremacists this year Pepe the Frog, a green frog with red lips created by cartoonist Matt Furie in 2005, has been labelled an...
» Destiny: Rise of Iron review – impressive expansion gives fans what they want
28/09/16 09:21 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Short on single-player campaign but long on loot collection and exploration, new expansion of first-person shooter ticks most boxes – but might not win new players By now, you know what Destiny is: a hybrid first-person shooter and massi...