Samsung Galaxy S8 hides home button and gains Bixby AI

Media captionWATCH: Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Samsung’s latest flagship phones have ditched the physical home button found in their predecessors and introduced a new virtual assistant. The screens of the Galaxy S8 and bigger S8+ are also larger despite the devices being smaller than last year’s S7 and S7 Edge. This […]

Virgin Media overstated superfast broadband rollout

Virgin Media overstated superfast broadband rollout

Image copyright Virgin Media Image caption Parent company Liberty Global said progress in finalising the connections had been “misrepresented” Virgin Media has suspended four members of staff and begun an investigation after it admitted overstating the expansion of its superfast broadband network, dubbed Project Lightning. According to parent company Liberty Global, Virgin Media originally said […]

iPhone users fooled by fake ransomware

iPhone users fooled by fake ransomware

Image copyright Getty Images Apple has issued an iPhone software update after reports of fake ransomware attacks where money was demanded in order to unlock the handset’s browser. A pop-up screen accused the phone owner of accessing illegal pornography or pirating music and could not be removed. However the ransomware was fake – and clearing […]

Flybe fined for sending 3.3 million unwanted emails

Flybe fined for sending 3.3 million unwanted emails

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Flybe did not obtain people’s consent before sending the marketing emails. The airline Flybe has been fined £70,000 for sending more than 3.3 million marketing emails to people who had opted out of receiving them. The emails, sent in August 2016, advised people to amend out-of-date personal information and […]

Uber set to pull out of Denmark

Uber set to pull out of Denmark

Image copyright Getty Images Cab hire firm Uber will withdraw from Denmark in April because of new taxi laws that require drivers to have fare meters and seat sensors. Local taxi driver unions and politicians have complained that Uber poses unfair competition by not meeting legal standards required for established taxi firms. According to Uber, […]

Uber to pull out of Denmark

Uber to pull out of Denmark

Image copyright Getty Images Cab hire firm Uber will withdraw from Denmark in April because of new taxi laws that require drivers to have fare meters and seat sensors. Local taxi driver unions and politicians have complained that Uber poses unfair competition by not meeting legal standards required for established taxi firms. According to Uber, […]

Exposed files on Microsoft’s document-sharing site

Exposed files on Microsoft’s document-sharing site

Image copyright Microsoft Image caption Microsoft’s document-sharing site was not intended to share information quite so publicly Confidential documents, passwords and health data have been inadvertently shared by firms using Microsoft’s Office 365 service, say researchers. The sensitive information was found via a publicly available search engine that is part of Office 365. Security researchers […]

Google Home to be launched in UK in April

Google Home to be launched in UK in April

Image copyright Google Image caption Google Home taps into services such as Search, Maps and Translate Google Home, the search giant’s smart assistant that rivals Amazon’s Alexa, will be launched in the UK in April. Google said it had “hidden a few British treats” in the device. The speaker and assistant, which launched in the […]

AI to dominate banking, says report

AI to dominate banking, says report

Image copyright Getty Images Artificial intelligence will be the main way that banks interact with their customers within the next three years, a report from consultancy Accenture has suggested. Banks such as Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) are increasingly using chatbots to answer customer queries. The report examined the views of 600 bankers and other […]

Samsung plans to relaunch refurbished Note 7 devices

Samsung plans to relaunch refurbished Note 7 devices

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Greenpeace crashed the Samsung stage at Mobile World Congress in March 2017 Samsung hopes to refurbish the 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 devices that it recalled after a battery fault led to some catching fire. If local authorities and carriers agreed, and there was demand, it may then resell […]

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