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Iceland expands food delivery by drone in Reykjavik

Iceland expands food delivery by drone in Reykjavik

Image copyright Skytrex Image caption The delivery service will be used to deliver food and other goods Iceland’s largest online marketplace is to expand the number of drones it flies across the country’s capital, Reykjavik. The company Aha, which launched a limited trial with Israeli company Flytrex last year, will phase in further drones over […]

E3: Nintendo Switch gets Fortnite and Super Smash Bros Ultimate

E3: Nintendo Switch gets Fortnite and Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Image copyright Nintendo Image caption Fortnite is being released as a free download from the Nintendo eShop Nintendo has announced that Fortnite is being released for its Switch console to coincide with the opening of the E3 video games show in Los Angeles. However, the release is limited to the title’s last-gamer-standing Battle Royale mode […]

MP Jess Phillips in web plea 'after 600 rape threats'

MP Jess Phillips in web plea 'after 600 rape threats'

Image copyright House of Commons Image caption Jess Phillips has called for people’s real identities to be revealed to social media providers An MP who has been the victim of abuse by social media trolls has called for them to lose their anonymity online. Birmingham Yardley Labour MP Jess Phillips said in one night she […]

Tomorrow's Cities: Dubai and China roll out urban robots

Tomorrow's Cities: Dubai and China roll out urban robots

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Future of robots in San Francisco It is a terrifying vision of the future – a robot police officer with dark eyes and no discernible mouth that can identify criminals and collect evidence. The robocop, complete with police hat to give it that eerie uncanny valley […]

Sir Elton John urges social media boycott over hate speech

Sir Elton John urges social media boycott over hate speech

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSir Elton John calls for a boycott of social media companies if they don’t act on homophobia Sir Elton John has called for a boycott of social media giants to force them to tackle homophobic hate speech. Speaking to the BBC’s Newsnight, Sir Elton said companies “haven’t […]

Facebook.gg: New video game streaming service to rival Twitch

Facebook.gg: New video game streaming service to rival Twitch

Image copyright Facebook Facebook has launched its own video game streaming hub. Facebook.gg, which launched on Thursday, will compete directly with popular platforms like Twitch and Mixer. It’s part of the social media site’s continued efforts to become a destination for video content. The new service suggests streams based on who individual users follow, and […]

Ship hack 'risks chaos in English Channel'

Ship hack 'risks chaos in English Channel'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The English Channel is the busiest shipping route in the world A commonly used ship-tracking technology can be hacked to spoof the size and location of boats in order to trigger other vessels’ collision alarms, a researcher has discovered. Ken Munro has suggested that the vulnerability could be exploited […]

Amazon and eBay pull CloudPets smart toys from sale

Amazon and eBay pull CloudPets smart toys from sale

Image copyright Spiral Toys Image caption Owners controlled audio recordings by pressing the toys’ paws Amazon and eBay are among retailers pulling a brand of cuddly smart toys from sale after warnings they pose a cyber-security threat. Concerns were raised about CloudPets products in February 2017 after it was discovered that millions of owners’ voice […]

Asus 'phone with a fan' among weird gadgets at Computex

Asus 'phone with a fan' among weird gadgets at Computex

Image copyright Asus Image caption The ROG gaming phone has a clip-on fan A gaming phone with a removable fan, and a dual-screen laptop are among the new gadgets on show at the Computex conference in Taiwan. Computer giant Asus revealed a powerful handset designed for gamers that comes with a clip-on fan to keep […]

Apple gives Siri new powers over apps

Apple gives Siri new powers over apps

Image copyright Apple Image caption Tim Cook said 20 million developers are now working on software for Apple products Apple has overhauled its virtual assistant Siri to control third-party apps without users having to open them. A new Shortcuts function allows device owners to assign their own phrases to different commands. In addition, a single […]