A new generation of autonomous weapons or “killer robots” could accidentally start a war or cause mass atrocities, a former top Google software engineer has warned. Laura Nolan, who resigned from Google
Global regulators will question Facebook on Monday about its Libra cryptocurrency amid concerns from EU governments over the threat the digital currency poses to financial stability, according to the Times.
As London’s iconic shopping street gets ready to celebrate its 200th anniversary, you can get into the spirit with one of the country’s largest free car shows Regent Street Motor Show Where Regent Street,
The YouTube channel of a 21-year-old woman who lives in a van with her pet snake Alfredo is at the centre of a debate about race, travel and gender in the online world. Jennelle Eliana’s channel, which
The US government’s investigations into big tech widened on Friday as lawmakers announced they were seeking internal documents from Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple. Letters went out to the four companies
YouTuber Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg has withdrawn a $50,000 pledge to an anti-hate group, which he had dedicated as a means of atoning for past accusations of racism and antisemitism, after backlash his
France has said it will block the development of Facebook’s Libra in Europe, dealing the cryptocurrency a fresh blow. The French finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, said plans for Libra could not move ahead
Facebook has suspended a chatbot on Benjamin Netanyahu’s official page after it breached hate speech policy by sending visitors a message warning of Arabs who “want to destroy us all”. Battling a tight
The king of Samsung smartphones has finally arrived, but is the Galaxy Note 10+ and its S-Pen stylus really still the super phone for super fans of the South Korean brand? For a long time the Galaxy Note
I have recently got the message that my Acer Chromebook C720 will not be receiving any further updates as Google no longer supports Chromebooks older than six years. I use mine for surfing the internet,
Hi Alyx. Who is Caroline Calloway, and why could no one stop talking about her at the pub last night? Caroline Calloway is the subject of an intense, emotionally complex long read in New York Magazine’s
Apple made its most ambitious pitch yet for the iPhone as a device for professional photographers and videographers at a launch event in Cupertino on Tuesday, underscoring new camera and editing capabilities.
Apple has launched its latest iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max featuring new cameras, improved screens, faster processors and longer battery life. Announced at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino,
Apple has launched a new version of its popular smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 5, with an always-on display. Unveiled on stage at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California, on Tuesday, the new
Apple’s all-you-can-eat game subscription service, Arcade, will cost £4.99 in the UK or $4.99 a month in the US and will be available in more than 150 countries from 13 September. Arcade, which was demonstrated
Seventh-generation iPad is faster, with a bigger screen and Apple Pencil support Apple has launched a bigger version of its cheapest iPad. The seventh-generation iPad features a 10.2in screen, up from
The crowdfunding website GoFundMe has taken down a page launched in June by campaigners against LGBT education in schools. Humanists UK had twice demanded the page be removed because it contravened GoFundMe’s
A lot of people don’t realize the strength they can wield in their workplace. I certainly didn't When you see workers at other companies taking a stand, you want to take a stand yourself Since late last
All watches should be banned from exam halls as more devices become connected to the internet, an inquiry into cheating has found. The Independent Commission on Examination Malpractice, set up by exam
Allowing a $15bn merger between telecommunications companies TPG and Vodafone would snuff out the prospect of a new mobile network to challenge the industry’s dominant players, Telstra and Optus, the regulator
Fifty US states and territories, led by Texas, announced an investigation into Google’s “potential monopolistic behavior”. The Monday announcement closely followed one from a separate group of states Friday
Amazon received €241m in tax credits last year that it can deduct from future bills for its European business, despite efforts by authorities in Brussels to ensure the company pays more tax. Amazon Europe,
Australian internet service providers have been ordered to block eight websites hosting video of the Christchurch terrorist attacks. In March, shortly after the Christchurch massacre, Australian telecommunications
Nothing goes on iPhones that Apple has not vetted, whereas anything goes on Android. But iOS is a complacent monoculture Whenever there’s something that some people value, there will be a marketplace it.