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Human-eye VR

Human-eye VR

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There is a growing business market in high-definition VR for design and training Finnish start-up Varjo has developed a prototype virtual reality (VR) headset that its makers claim gives an image 50 times sharper than most other headsets currently on the market. When I tested the prototype – looking […]

KeepVid scraps YouTube-ripping function in favour of legal approach

KeepVid scraps YouTube-ripping function in favour of legal approach

Image copyright Getty Images A popular website that let people save or “rip” videos from services such as YouTube has unexpectedly turned into a copyright advocacy site. KeepVid let people download copies of videos that could not officially be saved from YouTube, Vimeo and others. But the service has now been removed from its website […]

YouTube gun ban drives bloggers to PornHub

YouTube gun ban drives bloggers to PornHub

Image copyright YouTube / InRangeTV Image caption InRangeTV has moved some of its videos to PornHub YouTube has banned videos that show people how to manufacture or modify guns and their accessories. It had already banned videos linked to the sale of guns and accessories. Many firearms enthusiasts noticed that some of their videos had […]

Surgeon David Nott: Hack led to Syria air strike

Surgeon David Nott: Hack led to Syria air strike

Image caption David Nott has advised surgeons remotely using technology such as Skype and WhatsApp A British surgeon who helped Syrian doctors online has told the Telegraph he fears his computer was hacked, leading to an air strike on a hospital. David Nott, who has performed surgery in various war zones, helped his Syrian colleagues […]

#DeleteFacebook trends in response to Cambridge Analytica

#DeleteFacebook trends in response to Cambridge Analytica

#DeleteFacebook trends in response to Cambridge Analytica By Tom Gerken BBC UGC & Social News Image copyright AFP “We all moved on from MySpace. We can move on from Facebook too.” This was a typical message found on Twitter in the wake of accusations over Cambridge Analytica using personal data from 50 million Facebook users […]

Robots and automation: How Africa is at risk

Robots and automation: How Africa is at risk

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US companies could move manufacturing operations back home due to falling costs of automation Within less than two decades it will be cheaper to operate robots in US factories than hire workers in Africa, a new report warns. Falling automation costs are predicted to cause job losses as manufacturers […]

Biohacker fined for travel card implant

Biohacker fined for travel card implant

Image copyright Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow / Facebook A biohacker in Australia has been fined A$220 (£120, $170) for removing the chip from a travel card and implanting it into his hand. Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow (real name) also has to pay A$1,000 in costs. The case was brought by the New South Wales transport […]

Camelot warns of 'low level' National Lottery hack

Camelot warns of 'low level' National Lottery hack

Image copyright Camelot National Lottery owner Camelot has warned of a “low level” cyber-attack that affected 150 customer accounts. It has asked all of its customers to change the passwords on their accounts as a precaution. The hackers used credentials gleaned from a list circulated on the internet to get into the accounts, a Camelot […]

London wheelchair travellers get Google Maps help

London wheelchair travellers get Google Maps help

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhen step-free on the Tube isn’t actually step-free Wheelchair users travelling in London and other worldwide cities on public transport can now get accessibility information from Google Maps. Users will be able to filter for “wheelchair accessible” advice when planning journeys in the capital. However disability groups […]

Fortnite: Drake and Ninja's Twitch battle gets huge crowd

Fortnite: Drake and Ninja's Twitch battle gets huge crowd

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Drake has been using Fortnite to relax during breaks in recording A team-up between rapper Drake and top Fortnite player Ninja has broken the record for the most people watching an individual’s Twitch stream. More than 600,000 people tuned in to watch the pair play the survival co-op shooting […]