Tech and Gadgets Archive

A digital game or a powerful weapon against boardroom crime?

Artificial intelligence is being hailed as a powerful new tool for investigators in the most complex crimes. The Serious Fraud Office has given BBC News exclusive access to see the system it has been using. In the boardroom at the Serious Fraud Office, an investigator is pointing...

Myanmar Rohingya: Why Facebook banned an army chief

A number of high-profile army figures in Myanmar, including the army chief, no longer have Facebook accounts. Facebook cancelled their accounts after a UN report called for several leaders to be investigated and prosecuted for genocide over their role in violence against the Rohingya minority and others....

Google just showed off its Assistant making a real phone call

An experimental technology called Duplex may change the way you talk to your Google Assistant. It sounds pretty ordinary, but it’s anything but. This could be the next evolution of the Assistant, Google’s rival to Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana. It sounds remarkable — maybe even eerily...

Google buying LogMeIn’s Xively IoT unit for $50M

Google said Thursday that it will pay $50 million to buy Boston-based LogMeInInc.’s Xively Internet of Things business to bulk up its own cloud business. In a blog post announcing the deal, Google said the acquisition of Xively “will complement Google Cloud’s effort to provide a fully managed IoT service.” Google...

Vuzix Blade AR glasses are the next-gen Google Glass

Vuzix Blade AR glasses are the next-gen Google Glass we’ve all been waiting for Vuzix, a Rochester, New York-based display provider, has been trying to resurrect the promise of Google Glass for years now, but this year’s iteration finally feels ready. The company’s new product, called the Vuzix Blade,...

NASA’s new titanium tires can never get a flat

NASA’s new titanium tires can never get a flat Ever since man started thinking about putting things on other planetary bodies, transport has been a concern. Wheels are the obvious means of getting around, but using a standard air-filled rubber tire presents all kinds of problems in...

Chinese man jailed for VPN

Chinese man jailed for helping net users evade state blocks A Chinese man has been given a nine-month jail sentence for helping people evade government controls on where they can go online. Deng Jiewei, from Guangdong, was charged with illegally selling programs known as virtual private networks...

Controlled prosthetic arm

Controlled prosthetic arm Clinicians based at Radboud University in the Netherlands have successfully attached a click-on robotic arm which uses Bluetooth to allow patients to control it with their thoughts. In 2010, truck driver John Baggerman was involved in a serious road accident and had his arm...

The Nokia 6 – first smartphone since 2014

The Nokia 6 will be the brand’s first smartphone since 2014 The first Nokia smartphone launched since 2014 is going on sale in China for £200.   The Nokia 6 runs on Android Nougat and is manufactured by Foxconn under an agreement with HMD Global, the Finnish...

Yahoo cyberattack

Bosses say it was a different attack to one in 2014 that was revealed in September and involved 500 million accounts. Bosses say it was a different attack to one in 2014 that was revealed in September and involved 500 million accounts. Yahoo says it believes more...