OnePlus admits 911 emergency call glitch

Image copyright AFP Image caption Chief executive Pete Lau with the OnePlus 5 Phonemaker OnePlus has admitted a glitch in some of its devices prevented people making calls to the emergency services. The issue was highlighted on Reddit, where a customer showed their OnePlus 5 phone restarting when a 911 emergency call was placed. Others […]

Bitcoin swings as civil war looms

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bitcoin’s value has dipped and soared as opinion about whether it will split has shifted The value of the virtual currency Bitcoin has always been volatile. Even so, there has been particular turbulence in recent days as fears of a “civil war” among its adherents first grew and then […]

Dark net guns shipped in old printers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Guns are being sold via dark net sites and shipped hidden in old printers or stereos Criminals and terrorists are using the so-called dark net to buy weapons, a new study has suggested. Those selling the illicit weapons often disassembled and sent them in different packages or embedded them […]

Google to add ‘news feed’ to website and app

Image copyright Google Image caption A continuous feed of news articles, videos and websites will appear on the Google homepage Google is adding a personalised Facebook-style news feed to its homepage – Google.com -to show users content they may be interested in before they search. It will display news stories, features, videos and music chosen […]

Instagram tops cyber-bullying study

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption A life led online can cause young people to feel anxious, inadequate and afraid suggests new report Research from anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label suggests social media is making youngsters more anxious. Forty per cent said they felt bad if nobody liked their selfies and 35% said their confidence was […]

Virgin complaint bans Sky broadband ad

Virgin complaint bans Sky broadband ad

Image copyright Sky Sky has had another TV broadband advert banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) following a complaint from rival Virgin Media. The advert featured the cast of The Secret Life of Pets, with one dog becoming frustrated with its broadband connectivity. Virgin Media challenged a claim in the ad that Sky broadband […]

Is WhatsApp being censored in China?

Image copyright Getty Images Users of the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp have reported disruptions in China, prompting censorship claims. Many reported that voice messaging and pictures wouldn’t send without a virtual private network (VPN) to circumvent China’s censorship filters. The seemed to be working normally on Wednesday morning, but there have been more interruptions since […]

Social networks ‘lead to anxiety and fear in young’

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption A life led online can cause young people to feel anxious, inadequate and afraid suggests new report Research from anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label suggests social media is making youngsters more anxious. Forty per cent said they felt bad if nobody liked their selfie and 35% said their confidence was […]

Google Glass smart eyewear returns

Image copyright Google Image caption Glass Enterprise Edition will be sold by software developers who have partnered with Google Google is to sell a revamped version of its smart glasses to businesses, more than two years after the original version of the product was cancelled. The company said Glass Enterprise Edition had improved battery life […]

Petya cyber-attack still disrupting firms weeks later

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Petya cyber-attack has had serious consequences for some businesses Some businesses hit by malware in a cyber-attack that began on 27 June are still struggling to return operations to normal, the BBC has learned. Nuance Communications, which provides transcription software for medical professionals, has slowly been bringing its […]

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