Month: November 2017

Cable-laying drone wires up remote Welsh village

Cable-laying drone wires up remote Welsh village

A drone has helped bring superfast broadband services to an isolated Welsh village. Cable company Openreach used the drone to avoid having to lay cable across “challenging” terrain that included woods, a river and steep hills. The drone was flown across a section of forest […]

UK’s drink and drug driving hotspots revealed

UK’s drink and drug driving hotspots revealed

New figures have revealed the UK’s drink and drug hotspots, and also show conviction rates for drink and drug driving increased in 2017 compared to 2016. Topping the charts is Sunderland, where almost three in every 1,000 drivers have a conviction for drink or drug […]

Nasa’s next Mars rover is under construction

Nasa’s next Mars rover is under construction

It’s been five years since the last Nasa rover blasted off to Mars. Curiosity went to the Red Planet equipped with tools and instruments that were cutting edge, but five years is a long time in technology. It’s now possible to cram a lot more […]

Google faces mass legal action in UK over data snooping

Google faces mass legal action in UK over data snooping

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google faces its first mass legal action in the UK Google is being taken to court, accused of collecting the personal data of millions of users, in the first mass legal action of its kind in the UK. It […]

The Physics Behind the Strange Interstellar Asteroid ‘Oumuamua

The Physics Behind the Strange Interstellar Asteroid ‘Oumuamua

For the first time, humans have detected an interstellar asteroid—a space rock they’re calling ‘Oumuamua, which is a Hawaiian word meaning “scout.” It’s the only object we’ve ever seen that entered the solar system from beyond our little collection of planets. That’s a pretty big […]

Analyst says Apple could have sold 6 million iPhone X units during Black Friday weekend

Analyst says Apple could have sold 6 million iPhone X units during Black Friday weekend

Apple hasn’t shared any exact number, but Rosenblatt Securities analyst Jun Zhang calculated that Apple may have sold as many as 6 million iPhone X units this weekend alone, StreetInsider reported. With such a big number, it’s hard to grasp Apple’s success with the iPhone […]

Bitcoin crosses $10,000 milestone

Bitcoin crosses $10,000 milestone

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bitcoin’s value has fluctuated widely during its nine-year existence The value of one bitcoin has gone past $10,000 (£7,493). The virtual currency reached the benchmark for the first time, just days after it passed $9,000. It caps a remarkable […]

Under-age social media use ‘on the rise’, says Ofcom

Under-age social media use ‘on the rise’, says Ofcom

Image copyright Thinkstock Half of children aged 11 and 12 have a social media profile, despite most platforms’ minimum age being 13, a study from regulator Ofcom suggests. Children’s charity the NSPCC called on the government to act on the issue of under-age profiles. The […]

Soft Robots Acquire Origami Skeletons for Super-Strength

Soft Robots Acquire Origami Skeletons for Super-Strength

I can’t sit here and promise you that the robot apocalypse isn’t coming, that the machines won’t eventually rise up and overthrow their makers. But what I can promise you is that not all of them will be able to punch you out. Because robots […]

SEAT Leon Cupra R 2017 review

SEAT Leon Cupra R 2017 review

The current-generation SEAT Leon Cupra first launched in 2014 with a 261bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine. At the time, it was one of the most powerful hot hatchbacks on sale – and incremental improvements along the way have since seen that climb to a heady […]