GoPro makes cutbacks after drone crashes

GoPro makes cutbacks after drone crashes By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor 30 November 2016 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Image caption GoPro’s chief executive, Nick Woodman, had previously forecast the company would return to profit in early 2017 Action camera-maker GoPro is cutting 200 jobs and shutting down some of its…

Secret Europol terror data found online

Secret Europol terror data found online By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor 30 November 2016 From the section Technology Image copyright Lenovo Image caption The classified documents had been saved to an Iomega drive A police officer working for Europol exposed sensitive data about security investigations to the internet. The European Union’s law enforcement agency…

Web archive plans Trump-proof Canada back-up

Web archive plans Trump-proof Canada back-up 30 November 2016 From the section Technology Image copyright Trump.com Image caption Donald Trump’s old website, from 2000, is stored in the archive The Internet Archive, which stores copies of billions of websites, says it will keep a back-up in Canada following Donald Trump’s US election victory. The US-based…

Believing in God can trigger the same reward regions of the brain as taking drugs

Wednesday 30 November 2016 19 Mormons, all of whom had spent one to two years carrying out missionary work, were hooked up to functional MRI machines while working on specific tasks iStock/aradaphotography Religious and spiritual experiences are neurologically similar to the euphoria of love and of drug-taking, a team of neuroscientists has concluded. ADVERTISEMENT The…

National Lottery accounts feared hacked

National Lottery accounts feared hacked 30 November 2016 From the section Technology Image copyright Camelot About 26,500 National Lottery accounts are feared to have been hacked, according to its operator Camelot. The firm said it did not believe its own systems had been compromised, but rather that the players’ login details had been stolen from…

WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for November 30

Wednesday 30 November 2016 Ford Your​ ​WIRED​ ​daily​ ​briefing.​ ​Today,​ ​a new shelter has been placed over Chernobyl’s Unit 4 reactor, Ford will start testing self-driving cars in the UK next year, the Internet Archive wants to set up a Canadian backup archive following Trump’s election and more. Get​ ​WIRED​ ​Awake​ ​sent​ ​straight​ ​to​ ​your​…

‘Now is the best time in history to be an entrepreneur in Europe’: State of European Tech report

Wednesday 30 November 2016 Slush has become one of the leading startup events in Europe. What began as a humble student-led gathering now attracts more than 10,000 people, hundreds of startups, investors and journalists from across the world. Last year, investment firm Atomico released its first State of European Tech report to coincide with Slush…

Sky enters UK mobile phone market

Sky enters UK mobile phone market 29 November 2016 From the section Technology Image copyright Sky Image caption The service will allow users to carry over unused data Broadcaster Sky is launching its own mobile phone service. Sky Mobile will offer flexible monthly payment plans and the ability to roll over unused data each month…

There’s now an Amazon Dash button that tracks how often you poo – but it’s far from a gimmick

Tuesday 29 November 2016 Amazon The Amazon Dash button allows for simplicity and convenience: press a button and get an item added to your shopping list or delivered to your door. Simply clicking the internet-connected button can get pet food, washing-up liquid and toilet roll, among others directly delivered when supplies are running low. But…

Car firms to build electric charge network

Car firms to build electric charge network 29 November 2016 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Several large car firms are working together to create a high-powered, electric-vehicle-charging network across Europe. BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen Group, including Audi and Porsche, say they will build 400 charging sites. The plug-in points will provide…

IPhone users hit by ‘calendar spam’

IPhone users hit by ‘calendar spam’ By Zoe Kleinman Technology reporter, BBC News 29 November 2016 From the section Technology Apple iPhone owners are reporting a rise in unwanted event invitations appearing in their calendars. The invitations often offer discounts on designer labels, but they are from spammers, not the brands they claim to represent.…

MPs debate porn block for Twitter

MPs debate porn block for Twitter 29 November 2016 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images MPs have asked how new rules aimed at stopping children seeing pornographic content will affect websites such as Twitter. The Digital Economy Bill will lead to sites that do not ask for age verification being blocked. It received…

Feminist and Little Women author Louise Alcott is celebrated in today’s Google Doodle

Tuesday 29 November 2016 Google/Sophie Diao Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the life of highly influential author Louise May Alcott on what would have been her 184th birthday. ADVERTISEMENT Alcott was a feminist and suffragist who famously penned Little Women, as well as Little Men and Jo’s Boys, and today’s Doodle portrays the strong female characters…

Facebook Express Wi-fi goes live in India

Facebook Express Wi-fi goes live in India 28 November 2016 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Facebook has launched a scheme to bring internet access to underserved locations in India. Express Wi-fi offers software to local entrepreneurs to allow them to work with service providers and share their internet connection with the public…

Amazon imposes limit on reviews

Amazon imposes limit on reviews 28 November 2016 From the section Technology Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Online marketplace Amazon has placed a limit on the number of reviews shoppers can leave on the site. In a bid to put a stop to false feedback, people can now write only five reviews a week of items…

Japan kicks off AI supercomputer project

Japan kicks off AI supercomputer project 28 November 2016 From the section Technology Image copyright Jack Dongarra, Sunway TaihuLight System report Image caption China’s Sunway TaihuLight computer is currently the world’s most powerful machine Japan has started a project to build the world’s fastest supercomputer by the end of 2017. The country said it was…

UK revises safe flying drone code

UK revises safe flying drone code 25 November 2016 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Civil Aviation Authority said the use of drones had increased significantly in recent years The UK’s drone code has been revised and updated to help pilots of the unmanned craft ensure they fly the gadgets…