Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Fashion brands design 'waist-up' clothing for video calls

By Cristina CriddleTechnology reporterimage copyrightCourtesy of PradaFashion labels are designing outfits for video calls during the coronavirus pandemic.A "waist-up" focus has been noticed...

US squeezes China's biggest chip-maker SMIC

By Leo KelionTechnology desk editorimage copyrightSMIC/Getty ImagesThe US Department of Commerce has written to American suppliers of China's biggest chip manufacturer, warning them...

Ten apps to help you work from home, from video calls to invoices

Work from home with these app suggestionsThe working world has been flipped on its head in 2020 and most of us have had...

NHS Covid-19 app: 10m downloads – and lots of questions

By Rory Cellan-Jones & Zoe KleinmanTechnology reportersRelated TopicsCoronavirus pandemicimage copyrightGetty ImagesThe government says more than 10 million people across England and Wales have...

Robots in a flat – testing tech for independent living

Smart devices have been helping make homes more accessible for people with disabilities, care needs and older people for awhile.But now the National...

Google birthday: When was the world’s most popular website created?

Google is celebrating its 22nd birthday with a special Doodle.The search engine was founded in September 1998 by two PhD students, Larry Page...

Molly Russell social media material 'too difficult to look at'

Related TopicsSocial media regulation debateimage copyrightRussell familyimage captionMolly Russell took her own life after looking at suicide and self harming contentInstagram has passed...

NHS Covid-19: App users unable to input negative tests

By Zoe KleinmanTechnology reporterRelated TopicsCoronavirus pandemicPeople who test negative for Covid-19 are unable to share the result with the new NHS app for...

Contact-tracing app: First version worked on more phones

By Rory Cellan-JonesTechnology correspondentRelated TopicsCoronavirus pandemicimage captionThe original contact-tracing app was shelved after its trial on the Isle of Wight, but its creators...

European Commission to challenge Apple tax bill verdict

image copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionThe EU's Margrethe Vestager says the appeal will go before the European Court of JusticeThe European Commission plans to appeal...

Thailand prosecutes Facebook, Google and Twitter over posts

image copyrightReutersimage captionDigital minister Puttipong Punnakanta said cyber-crime police were now involvedThailand is prosecuting Facebook, Google, and Twitter over a failure to remove...

The best video cameras for capturing action footage on the move

Make sure you capture the best footage with one of these action cameras (Credits: Getty Images)The coronavirus may have put a brake on...

The Lust List: New tech we want this week

Gaming on the go? Razer’s got it covered (Getty)Every week we take a look at the most lustworthy gadgets and bring them to...

The game-changing GPS tech behind fitness, shopping and navigation

GPS is on the way up (Credits: Getty Images)Have you ever emerged from an unfamiliar Tube station, fired up Google Maps and marched...

Giant 25 tonne Gundam robot shows off its moves and other news

BBC Click's Paul Carter highlights the best of the week's technology news including:US companies Oracle and Walmart are to take a 20% stake...

Teaching offshore robots to speak our language

By Kenneth MacdonaldBBC Scotland Science Correspondentimage copyrightORCA hubimage captionA new system allows users to ask robots questions and understand their actions in real...

How worried should we be about deadly cyber-attacks?

Experts have been warning for years that it's not a matter of if, but when, hackers will kill somebody. German police are conducting...

Amazon reveals new Echo and Ring devices including a personal home security drone

The Amazon Echo Show 10 has a screen that rotates on a motor (Amazon)Amazon has announced a swathe of new products under its...

Amazon unveils flying Ring security camera drone

By Leo KelionTechnology desk editorimage copyrightAmazonAmazon's smart home security division Ring has unveiled a flying camera that launches if sensors detect a potential...

Apple iPad (2020) review: for those wanting value above all else

The iPad 2020 keeps the same design as last year but boasts a faster processor (Metro.co.uk)The roster of Apple products appears to be...

Genome of Sir Alexander Fleming’s original penicillin-producing fungus unravelled for first time

Mould regrown from Fleming’s frozen sample. (Credits: CABI / SWNS)The genome of Sir Alexander Fleming’s original penicillin-producing fungus has been unravelled for the...

Facebook Oversight Board plans to take time over rulings

The former Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has revealed that Facebook's forthcoming "supreme court" will be up and running by mid-October.That means it...

Apple App Store faces coalition of unhappy developers

image copyrightGetty ImagesSeveral major developers have formed a coalition to fight Apple over its app store policies.The Coalition for App Fairness counts Spotify,...

Google removes Uluru virtual walk from Street View

Google has removed images on Street View that allowed people to virtually walk to the summit of Uluru, in Australia's Northern Territory.Parks Australia...

Facebook 'Supreme Court' to begin work before US Presidential vote

Related TopicsUS election 2020image copyrightGetty Images/Facebookimage captionHelle Thorning-Schmidt and 19 other influential figures will act as independent arbiters of the social networkFacebook's Oversight...

Autonomous Covid-19 cleaning robots deployed at St Pancras station

An Eco Bot 50 robot cleans and disinfects surfaces simultaneously with an automated scrubber dryer at St Pancras International, London (Credits: PA)Autonomous robots...

Here are the new emoji coming to your phone to help us deal with...

Some of the new emoji set to be released in 2021 (Emojipedia)Every year, a new assortment of emoji are agreed upon and released...