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Dota 2: UK major tournament to 'inspire' fans

Dota 2: UK major tournament to 'inspire' fans

Image copyright ESL/KelyKline Britain’s first-ever Dota 2 major tournament wants to “offer inspiration” to UK fans, organisers say. The event, being held in Birmingham this weekend, see teams from across the world compete for a $1m (£750,000) prize pool. There are only a few top level British players of the game, but tickets for the […]

Uber car 'had six seconds to respond' in fatal crash

Uber car 'had six seconds to respond' in fatal crash

Image copyright Reuters Image caption National Transportation Safety Board investigators have examined the vehicle involved in the crash The sensors of a self-driving Uber car spotted a pedestrian pushing a bicycle across the road six seconds before killing her, according to a report. The on-board identification system classified her as an “unknown object, as a […]

Trump barred from blocking Twitter users by judge

Trump barred from blocking Twitter users by judge

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump – seen through a phone – speaks from the Oval Office at the White House US President Donald Trump may not “block” Twitter users from viewing his online profile due to their political beliefs, a judge in New York has ruled. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in […]

Hammond to pledge superfast broadband for most homes

Hammond to pledge superfast broadband for most homes

Image copyright Thinkstock The Chancellor is to promise a major expansion of Britain’s superfast broadband network in a bid to boost the post-Brexit economy. In a speech at the annual CBI dinner later, Philip Hammond will pledge to make “full-fibre” connections available to most homes and businesses by 2025. He will also set out other […]

Apple Powerbeats headphones in 'sweat-proof' legal action

Apple Powerbeats headphones in 'sweat-proof' legal action

Image copyright BeatsbyDre Image caption The Powerbeats headphones’ advertising showed images of people using them while working up a sweat A US judge has ruled legal action against Apple over its Powerbeats headphones can go ahead “in part”. Seven customers, from various US cities, say the headphones do not hold their charge for as long […]

Cambridge Analytica starts bankruptcy proceedings in US

Cambridge Analytica starts bankruptcy proceedings in US

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cambridge Analytica’s name has been taken down from the wall of the London office it occupied Cambridge Analytica has filed for bankruptcy in the US. The consultancy was at the centre of the Facebook data-sharing scandal in which it was accused of improperly obtaining information on users. The bankruptcy proceedings […]

US mugshot website owners face criminal charges

US mugshot website owners face criminal charges

Image copyright wademcmillan Image caption Photos are typically taken soon after people are arrested The four alleged owners of a website which publishes photos of people taken soon after they have been arrested, have been arrested themselves. The alleged owners of the mugshots.com website have been accused of extortion and a variety of other crimes. […]

Smart luggage firms close because of airline battery rules

Smart luggage firms close because of airline battery rules

Image copyright Raden Two smart luggage firms have closed in May, with both blaming changes to airline policies regarding how lithium batteries can be taken on board planes. Raden and Bluesmart said the changes, by several major airlines in December 2017, had made business impossible. The new rules meant that luggage batteries had to be […]

Ocado shares rise 44% on news of Kroger tech deal

Ocado shares rise 44% on news of Kroger tech deal

Image copyright Newscast Shares in online grocer Ocado have surged by 44% after it struck a deal with US retail giant Kroger. Ocado’s technology will be used in the US exclusively by Kroger, which is one of the world’s biggest grocery chains with annual sales of $122bn (£90bn). Under the terms of the deal, Kroger […]

Facebook privacy: MEPs to press Zuckerberg

Facebook privacy: MEPs to press Zuckerberg

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Zuckerberg’s visit to Brussels will be less public than his testimony to Congress last month Facebook has confirmed its chief executive will meet leading members of the European Parliament to discuss privacy concerns in Brussels. The date of the meeting with Mark Zuckerberg has yet to be fixed […]

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