May 17, 2020

CES 2018: voice-controlled showers, non-compliant robots and smart toilets

Voice assistants were in everything at the trade show, suggesting the future is smart – but does anyone actually want to talk to their toilet? The annual trend-setting tech extravaganza that is CES International in Las Vegas is drawing to a close, having suffered through torrential rain, blackouts and a few uncooperative robots. And it’s [...]
May 17, 2020

Can Facebook win its battle against election interference in 2018?

Claims of Russian meddling dominated 2017. The US midterm elections will be first big test of Facebook’s effort to stamp it out Social networks spent much of 2017 slowly coming to terms with the extent to which their platforms had been exploited to spread political misinformation. But the narrow focus of investigations over the last [...]
May 17, 2020

Millions could save £180 a year on broadband by chasing deals

Service providers put out their best tariffs at set times of the year, but many users are failing to take advantage of them, says comparison site Broadband providers put out their best deals at the end of the month or every three months when they want to push up their subscriber numbers, it has been [...]
May 17, 2020

Be very afraid … robots can now do backflips – video

Not content with simply walking or carrying objects, Atlas, made by the robotics firm Boston Dynamics, can now jump across gaps, jump and spin 180°, and – most impressive of all – it can backflip, even using its arms to balance after landing just like a real gymnast View the full article
May 17, 2020

Green shoots at BlackBerry? Fallen phone giant turns its hand to software

Chief executive John Chen has yet to reverse the company’s slide – but a positive response from investors is pushing up its shares Remember BlackBerry? The one-time giant of smartphones has gone through tumultuous times over the past six years, and become a much smaller software company. Its results last week showed just how small: [...]