The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe was assigned data-processing patents by technology company SRC Labs.
New software animates still photos so that subjects can be made to smile and pull expressions.
The human-piloted machines fired weapons at one another.
Award-winning vlogger Casey Neistat claims video creators could leave the service en masse.
The social media app teams up with NBC to create a new studio where they plan to make original shows.
The social network says it will impose new restrictions on pornographic and hateful imagery.
Google sister company Sidewalk Labs is to build a digital city on Toronto’s waterfront.
The airbag uses compressed air to cushion a child’s neck from the impact of a crash.
Australia’s parliament hears claims that Crown casino deliberately removed betting options.
Child safety smartwatches ‘easy’ to hack, watchdog says By Joseph Venable Technology reporter 18 October 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright NCC Some smartwatches designed for children have security flaws that make them vulnerable to hackers, a watchdog has warned. The Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) tested watches from brands including Gator and GPS for…Details
Click was given rare access to the Fukushima site to see how the decontamination work was progressing.
The websites are accused by MPs of profiting from sellers who do not charge the tax on UK sales.
17 October 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright PA Image caption GCHQ is due to offer its view to the court later this week UK spy agencies are collecting citizens’ social media and medical data, a court has heard. The details emerged in a case brought by Privacy International, looking at the legality of…Details
Adobe patches Flash bug used for planting spying tools 17 October 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kaspersky discovered a new Flash security vulnerability being used to distribute spying software Adobe has patched a new Flash security flaw that was being used by attackers to install spying tools on victims’…Details
‘First 5G mobile net connection’ claimed by Qualcomm 17 October 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Qualcomm Image caption Qualcomm has showcased 1Gbps mobile internet speeds using a 5G chip Qualcomm has demonstrated mobile internet speeds of 1Gbps using a 5G smartphone chip. The chipset manufacturer claims this is the first working 5G data…Details
Gov.uk Verify fails to register most users trying to access government services.
Machine learning is being used to spot whether breast lesions are cancerous or not.
A start-up funded by Tony Fadell is suing a smartphone-maker led by Andy Rubin.
Feature showed users how many calories they would burn if they walked to destination.
One in five Australians have been victims of image-based abuse, but very few report the offence.
The camera that can process images faster than the eye can see.
Drones become the latest weapon to protect swimmers and surfers from shark attacks.
More than a million vehicles worldwide are being recalled over a potential airbag safety issue.
UK TV drama about North Korea hit by cyber-attack By Gordon Corera Security correspondent 16 October 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kim Jong-un’s officials described Opposite Number as being “slanderous” North Korean hackers targeted a British television company making a drama about the country, it has emerged. The series…Details
A major flaw in wi-fi connections has been revealed by security researchers.
Microsoft Windows 10 breaches Dutch privacy law 16 October 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Microsoft breaches data protection law in the Netherlands because of the way its Windows 10 operating system processes personal information, according to a report. The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) also said users were not clearly informed…Details
Internet companies need to do more to “stamp out sickening distribution of images and live streaming of abuse online” says a chief constable.
The Mate 10 handsets use a new type of processor to recognise objects being photographed.
The aircraft sustained only minor damage and landed safely, the Canadian transport minister said.
The tech giant will extend a scheme which trains young people to help those who suffer cyber-bullying.
Researchers have revealed details of a major problem with the way wi-fi data is protected.
World Land Speed record holder Andy Green describes the sensation of starting up the Bloodhound supersonic car for the first time.
China congress: How authorities censor your thoughts By Stephen McDonell BBC News, Beijing 16 October 2017 From the section China Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat can and can’t you say in China? If you control public communication you can control the way people think and how they behave. That’s what Xi…Details
Made up of over 500 cameras, the Panoptic Studio captures motion without the use of markers.
New digital technology allows people without a voice to sound like themselves for the first time.
Reality Check looks into the numbers of women in the British film industry.
Virtual reality technology that lets trainee surgeons feel “flesh and bone” is developed.
We are not used to the idea of machines making ethical decisions, but the day when they will routinely do this – by themselves – is fast approaching.
Road police in France have been testing them out in Bordeaux.
The robot can track a player’s body language allowing it to play shots accordingly.
A daily ice bath is “like having morning coffee”, the tech giant’s president Tim Kendall tells the BBC.
YouTube denies accusations of racism, saying it wanted to be culturally sensitive about uploads.
As with many sports, superstition can be rife among footballers — John Terry never changed his parking spot, Gary Lineker always changed his shirt in half time and ex-England goalkeeper David James would, disgustingly, spit against the walls of the urinals — but now, as big data emerges as a new way of approaching match…Details
Microwave breakthrough helps boost hard drive sizes 13 October 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Reuters Image caption Web giants and large firms rely on cheap hard drives to store information in data centres The data-storing abilities of hard drives could soon swell to 40 terabytes (TB) and beyond, says Western Digital. Currently the…Details
Facebook Ordering a takeaway is pretty simple nowadays. You find a restaurant on JustEat, Deliveroo or any number of similar sites and apps, select your food and wait. And now you can do it on Facebook too. Advertisement Yep, making things easier by adding another step to the process. Here’s how the feature, which just…Details
US voices frustration with ‘warrant-proof’ encryption 13 October 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Reuters The US deputy attorney general says the use of “warrant-proof encryption” in popular apps and operating systems, is hampering law enforcement. Several apps encrypt communications end-to-end, which stop messages being legible if intercepted by criminals or law enforcement. In…Details
On the 24th floor of a skyscraper in Tokyo’s high-rise Roppongi district, an entire office has been transformed into a jungle. Walk out of the lifts and you’re greeted by a waterfall of lights connected to motion sensors that create a dancing, rippling effect as people pass through. In a dimly lit corridor, a menagerie…Details
Tiangong-1 lifts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on September 29, 2011 Getty Images / Lintao Zhang / Staff The first Chinese space station, Tiangong-1 or ‘Heavenly Place’ launched in 2011, was only supposed to stay in orbit for two years. Seven years later, and we are being told the satellite is officially out…Details
40 Years ago, video games changed forever with the launch of the Atari 2600.
Touchstone Pictures A comet is hurtling towards earth, threatening our entire existence with absolute destruction. Thankfully, the asteroid is discovered well in advance. A crack team of astronauts set forth into space with just one mission; to drive alongside the comet very slowly and over time, use the spacecraft’s gravitational pull to change the comet’s…Details
The ride-hailing firm files an appeal after being denied a licence to operate in the capital.
WeChat translates ‘black foreigner’ into racial slur 13 October 2017 From the section China Image copyright Reuters Image caption WeChat is one of China’s most popular apps Chinese messaging app WeChat has apologised after its software used the N-word as an English translation for the Chinese for “black foreigner”. The company blamed its algorithms for…Details
Small risks often deliver big rewards. Glenfiddich’s openness to continual experimentation has made it the world’s most-awarded single malt. Yet that spirit of innovation and a willingness to create is attainable for everyone says Alastair Humphreys, a man who sees experimentation as integral to adventures – both massive and micro. Alastair Humphreys describes himself as…Details
UK mobile coverage ‘deplorable’, says Lord Adonis 13 October 2017 From the section Business comments Image copyright Getty Images Mobile phone coverage in the UK is “deplorable”, according to the chairman of the national infrastructure commission, Lord Adonis. The comments come on the day that Lord Adonis launches a public consultation into the UK’s infrastructure.…Details
Many users are removing themselves from Twitter for a day to protest “women’s voices being silenced”.
Singapore tops this ranking of green cities Getty / Rustam Azmi / Contributor Forget counting parks – a database of urban greenery ranks cities based on how leafy they look to residents. Advertisement Researchers are already using satellite imagery to estimate the number of trees in cities, but Newsha Ghaeli, a research associate at MIT’s…Details
Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, Virgin Group has invested an undisclosed sum in Hyperloop One, conservationists and US Navy dolphins have begun a last-chance effort to save the vaquita porpoise, Tesla has issued a voluntary recall for 11,000 Model X vehicles and more. Advertisement Get WIRED Awake sent straight to your inbox every weekday morning…Details
Samsung Electronics CEO resigns over ‘unprecedented crisis’ 13 October 2017 From the section Business Image copyright AFP Samsung Electronics chief executive Kwon Oh-hyun has resigned citing an “unprecedented crisis”. It is the latest management upheaval at the firm after the heir of the entire Samsung Group was imprisoned for corruption in August. Mr Kwon is…Details
What will it take to build the ultra-fast internet of the future?
How apps using image recognition are helping farmers identify crop diseases.
Equifax removes webpage after malware issue 12 October 2017 From the section Business Image copyright Reuters Image caption The massive data breach affects even more UK customers than first admitted Equifax has taken down a customer help web page amid concerns over malware linked to the site. The firm said it took down the link…Details
Branson’s Virgin Group invests in Hyperloop One 12 October 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Virgin Image caption Hyperloop One claims its pod-based system is more “sustainable” than current transport options The Virgin investment group has taken an undisclosed stake in Hyperloop One, one of several companies trying to create a pod-based transport system.…Details
Facebook ‘fully committed’ to sharing Russian ad data 12 October 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright PA Image caption The American public deserved to know what happened on Facebook, said Ms Sandberg Facebook is “fully committed” to providing detailed information about ads bought in Russia during the US election, says Sheryl Sandberg. The ads,…Details
Few space companies begin at home, yet that is exactly where it all began for AlbaOrbital. The ten-person Glasgow startup is leading the push to democratise space itself, developing and selling PocketQubes – small satellites which may be considered the perfect fit for a relatively small space company. But size can be misleading: Alba Orbital…Details
David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t do moods, any more than he does changes of clothing. But on Wednesday at Oculus Connect, the virtual reality firm’s annual developer conference, the Facebook CEO struck a note that in anyone else you’d call defiant. “I am more committed than ever to VR,” he told…Details
Marcus Marritt Cybersecurity, according to Gary Sorrentino, is everyone’s problem now. “It used to be a technology issue, and it was specifically down to technology teams to fight it,” explains the managing director and chief information security officer of J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management. “Now, it’s a whole business problem.” Not just a problem, but…Details
Yubico’s security keys DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images Stina Ehrensvärd has one mission: to keep people safe online. Her Silicon Valley-based company, Yubico, produces the Yubikey, which is designed to stop people being terrible with their passwords. Advertisement Plug the key into a device’s USB port and press a button. This enters an encrypted password to your…Details
Facebook bans rapper Lil B for ‘hate speech’ posts 12 October 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lil B is known for espousing greater tolerance and positivity between races US rapper Lil B, known for his outspoken views on social media, is facing a 30-day ban under Facebook’s hate speech…Details
The actress Rose McGowan, who was one of the first to speak out about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual assaults, has been temporarily limited from using some Twitter features. McGowan was named in a New York Times article revealing decades of sexual harassment against young actresses. Twitter has “limited” her account for 12 hours for “violating”…Details
Google disables touch function on Home Mini 12 October 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Google Image caption Google said the Home Mini can control more than 1,000 other smart home products Google has stopped its Home Mini speakers responding when users touch them. It permanently turned off the touch activation feature after it…Details
When Russian President Vladimir Putin turned 65 on 7 October, he was not short of online well-wishers. But how many were real?
The Matchpoint system can control the volume, channel or access menus.
Apple’s chief executive advises young leaders to look to the dead among other business tips.
Apple’s Tim Cook prefers augmented reality to VR By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor 11 October 2017 From the section Technology Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Tim Cook explains why he thinks augmented reality is “profound” Apple’s chief executive has suggested he is not very enthusiastic about virtual reality. Tim Cook…Details
Ebay paid UK corporation tax of £1.6m in 2016 By Ian Pollock Business reporter, BBC News 11 October 2017 From the section Business Image copyright PA The UK arm of eBay paid only £1.6m in corporation tax last year, even though its US parent had total revenues from its UK operations of $1.32bn (£1bn). Ebay’s…Details
Jake posted a video which shows him and his friends scaring people in LA with a loud horn on his car.
Dow Jones: ‘Google acquires Apple’ news was ‘error’ 11 October 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The fake news appeared on the Dow Jones financial newswire for two minutes A bombshell appeared on the Dow Jones financial newswire on Tuesday: “Google to buy Apple for $9bn”. But the story, that…Details
Unsent text accepted as dead man’s will by Australian court 11 October 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images A court in Australia has accepted an unsent, draft text message on a dead man’s mobile phone as an official will. The 55-year-old man had composed a text message addressed to his brother, in…Details
Israeli spies ‘watched Russian agents breach Kaspersky software’ 11 October 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Eugene Kaspersky founded Kaspersky Lab in 1997 Israeli spies looked on as Russian hackers breached Kaspersky cyber-security software two years ago, US media report. The Russians were allegedly attempting to gather data on US…Details
Chinese tech giant Tencent is dominating the music streaming market after clamping down on piracy.
Researchers at MIT have developed miniature bots that can fold into a number of different shapes.
Facebook and Twitter could face ‘online abuse’ tax By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter 11 October 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Surveys suggest children find it hard to avoid bullying and abuse on social media platforms Facebook and Twitter could be asked to pay a tax to help fund educational campaigns…Details
Equifax data hack affected 694,000 UK customers 10 October 2017 From the section Business Image copyright Reuters Image caption The massive data breach affects even more UK customers than first admitted The beleaguered credit reference agency Equifax has now admitted that 694,000 customers in the UK had their data stolen between May and July this…Details
ParentPay website unavailable for school meal payments 10 October 2017 From the section UK Image copyright Getty Images The website of payment firm ParentPay is currently unavailable, meaning parents cannot transfer funds for school meals and trips. The company normally serves more than 5,500 schools in 200 local authorities, helping about 1.5m families. The company…Details
Customers around the UK are reporting problems making and receiving phone calls.
Labour is winning the race to reach some younger voters who rely on apps for their news.
The firm says the market in virtual reality video is growing at a slower pace than it expected.
German police take unusual step of releasing images of a four-year-old who had been abused.
North Korea allegedly stole secret documents last year, including a plan to kill its leader.
CO2 emissions contribute to global warming, so could tech that removes it from the air slow the process?
The technology being trialled by West Yorkshire Police could be used in court within months.
The search giant has evidence that agents tried to influence the US election, media report.
The Swedish flatpack furniture chain’s digital drive is in response to changing shopping patterns.
Gamers discovered a photo of murdered Russian diplomat Andrei Karlov had been used in Telltale’s Batman.
A mix of road-embedded LEDs and smart sensors warn traffic if a child runs into the street.
More than 5,000 current and former employees claim the supermarket failed to keep their data safe.
By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor 9 October 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Microsoft Image caption Microsoft said creating Windows 10 Mobile phones was not a “focus” for the company Microsoft appears to have abandoned its smartphone operating system ambitions. The company’s Windows 10 chief has tweeted that developing new features and hardware…Details
9 October 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Facebook has confirmed that around 5% of the adverts it has identified as having been bought by Russia around the time of the US presidential election also appeared on Instagram. The firm has handed over around 3,000 ads to investigators working for the US…Details
The police tweeted an apology after an “insensitive” tweet they “quickly realised was wrong”.
Apple investigating swollen batteries in iPhone 8 Plus handsets 9 October 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Apple’s iPhone 8 went on sale on 22 September Apple is investigating a series of reports about battery problems with some of its new iPhone 8 Plus phones. Over the last week, six…Details