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Rolls Royce develops propulsion system for flying taxi

Rolls Royce develops propulsion system for flying taxi

Image copyright Rolls-Royce Image caption The EVTOL could carry four to five passengers for 500 miles, Rolls-Royce says Engine maker Rolls-Royce has designed a propulsion system for a flying taxi which it says could take to the skies as soon as early next decade. The British firm said it had drawn up plans for an […]

NHS still reliant on 'archaic' fax machines

NHS still reliant on 'archaic' fax machines

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Doctors are using old-fashioned fax machines to communicate Hospitals are still reliant on “archaic” fax machines with thousands still in use, a survey shows. Senior doctors said the continued use of the outdated technology was “ludicrous”, and modern forms of communication were urgently needed. The poll, by the Royal […]

Facebook will not remove fake news – but will 'demote' it

Facebook will not remove fake news – but will 'demote' it

Image copyright Reuters Facebook says it will not remove fake news from its platform because it does not violate its community standards. The social network is currently running an advertising campaign in the UK that declares “fake news is not our friend”. But it said publishers often had “very different points of view” and removing […]

Cambridge Analytica staff set up new firm

Cambridge Analytica staff set up new firm

Image copyright Auspex Image caption Ex CA employees promise Auspex will be an ethical consultancy Former staff from scandal-hit Cambridge Analytica (CA) have set up another data analysis company. Auspex International will be “ethically based” and offer “boutique geopolitical consultancy” services, according to its website. CA was shut down by its parent company, SCL Elections, […]

Facebook scandal: Who is selling your personal data?

Facebook scandal: Who is selling your personal data?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Facebook data scandal has led to close scrutiny of data brokers Offering handy parenting tips and £200 worth of vouchers, Emma’s Diary may have seemed like the perfect website for new parents to sign up to. But in exchange for free nappies, they also gave consent for their data […]

Mobile phone warning road signs 'a UK first'

Mobile phone warning road signs 'a UK first'

Image copyright Norfolk County Council Image caption Phones that are being used via a vehicle’s Bluetooth system or hands-free will not trigger the warning system A roadside system that detects if a mobile phone is in use in a passing vehicle is being piloted in a UK first. Despite being unable to pick up whether […]

Uber invests in Lime city scooter hire company

Uber invests in Lime city scooter hire company

Image copyright AFP Image caption Lime scooters are available in lots of cities, including Paris Ride-hailing business Uber has announced a deal with scooter hire company Lime. Lime lets people hire scooters, electric bikes and pedal cycles in 46 cities. The deal means Uber users will be able to rent Lime’s scooters via the car-sharing […]

Exoskeleton that allows humans to work and play for longer

Exoskeleton that allows humans to work and play for longer

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Would exoskeletons allow people to achieve previously undreamt of physical feats? Would you put on an exoskeleton that meant you could run for an entire day without getting tired? What about one that would allow you to stay on your feet longer at work? The technology to give people […]

Coder charged over stolen surveillance tools

Coder charged over stolen surveillance tools

Image copyright Reuters Image caption NSO software is believed to have helped get past security measures on Apple iPhones A programmer who allegedly tried to sell stolen surveillance tools worth $50m (£38m) on the dark web has been caught and charged in Israel. The software was reportedly stolen from a security firm called NSO Group, […]

Three YouTube vloggers die in waterfall plunge at Canada's Shannon Falls

Three YouTube vloggers die in waterfall plunge at Canada's Shannon Falls

Image copyright High On Life Image caption Photos of the trio were posted on a GoFundMe page Three members of a YouTube travel blogging collective have died after falling over a waterfall in Canada. Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh and Megan Scraper were part of High On Life, who post videos of their travel adventures. The […]

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