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‘How Amazon helped me transition to a woman’

‘How Amazon helped me transition to a woman’

Image copyright Sophie Roberts “I knew from a young age that I wasn’t the same as the other children,” says Sophie Roberts, a 34-year-old Amazon software developer based in Edinburgh. “I realised at around 14 or 15 that I was transgender but I wasn’t comfortable […]

Prince William criticises social media firms

Prince William criticises social media firms

Image copyright Getty Images The Duke of Cambridge has accused social media firms of not being proactive enough about dealing with fake news, privacy issues and cyber-bullying. In a speech given at the BBC, Prince William said social networks had allowed “misinformation and conspiracy to […]

Google’s Alphabet gives up on rescue robots

Google’s Alphabet gives up on rescue robots

Image copyright Google Google-owner Alphabet is giving up the development of bipedal robots after five years. The company had been developing large industrial robots since it bought two start-ups – Schaft and Boston Dynamics – in 2013. Its creations won awards and videos of them […]

Facebook accused of dark PR tactics

Facebook accused of dark PR tactics

Image copyright Reuters/Getty Images Facebook faces a new controversy over alleged tactics it used to discredit its critics, embarrass rival firms and downplay problems at the company. The New York Times has published a wide-ranging account of the methods Facebook and a public relations firm […]

MiSafes’ child-tracking smartwatches are ‘easy to hack’

MiSafes’ child-tracking smartwatches are ‘easy to hack’

A security researcher found the devices neither encrypted the data they used nor secured each child’s account. As a result, he said, he could track children’s movements, surreptitiously listen in to their activities and make spoof calls to the watches that appeared to be from […]

Apple Stores to employ human trafficking victims

Apple Stores to employ human trafficking victims

Apple has announced a programme to help human trafficking victims get behind-the-scenes jobs at its stores. The technology company has teamed up with an NGO that will help the victims pass interviews for caretaker and landscaping posts among other roles. The individuals will not be […]

Call of Duty ‘swatting’ death prankster pleads guilty

Call of Duty ‘swatting’ death prankster pleads guilty

A California-based death prankster faces up to 20 years in jail after admitting crimes including making a hoax call to US police that resulted in them shooting an innocent man dead. Tyler Barriss made the call after becoming involved in a dispute with other video […]

Google accused of ‘trust demolition’ over health app

Google accused of ‘trust demolition’ over health app. A controversial health app developed by artificial intelligence firm DeepMind will be taken over by Google, it has been revealed. Streams was first used to send alerts in a London hospital but hit headlines for gathering data […]

First 5G cities in UK named by EE

First 5G cities in UK named by EE

EE has announced which six UK cities will be the first to get faster 5G mobile networks. Building on existing trials, EE will turn on 5G in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester by mid-2019. By the end of 2019, another 10 cities will […]

New Mitsubishi L200 2019 review

This is the facelifted Mitsubishi L200 a somewhat earlier than expected. Overhaul of the truck that’s won our Pick-up of the Year crown for the last four. Years in succession. Launched in Bangkok, Thailand where it’s build. The L200 (or Triton as it’s known in some […]