YouTube star PewDiePie uses racial slur

YouTube star PewDiePie uses racial slur

Image copyright PA The world’s highest-paid YouTube star, PewDiePie, has used the “n-word” during an online broadcast. The 27-year-old Swede – real name Felix Kjellberg – could be heard using the racial slur while he was playing a video game during a live streaming. After using the term, he apologised and said: “I don’t mean […]

Apple suffers ‘major iPhone X leak’

Apple suffers ‘major iPhone X leak’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Developers are still scouring the leaked code for fresh discoveries Details of new iPhones and other forthcoming Apple devices have been revealed via an apparent leak. Two news sites were given access to an as-yet-unreleased version of the iOS operation system. The code refers to an iPhone X in […]

‘Dolphin’ attacks fool Amazon, Google voice assistants

‘Dolphin’ attacks fool Amazon, Google voice assistants

Image caption Google’s Home, Amazon’s Echo and Apple’s Siri all responded to ultrasonic commands Voice-controlled assistants by Amazon, Apple and Google could be hijacked by ultrasonic audio commands that humans cannot hear, research suggests. Two teams said the assistants responded to commands broadcast at high frequencies that can be heard by dolphins but are inaudible […]

Clothes that grow with your child win Dyson prize

Clothes that grow with your child have won the UK’s annual James Dyson prize for innovation. The prototype garments fit children aged between six months and three years, and were created by engineering graduate Ryan Yasin. His creation is now being considered for a worldwide prize. Clothes that grow with your child win Dyson prize

Electric Nissan Leaf revamp drives further

Electric Nissan Leaf revamp drives further

Media captionWATCH: The new Leaf is Nissan’s first car to feature its ProPilot auto-park tech (figures quoted in the video represent US tests) Nissan has launched a longer-range version of its best-selling Leaf electric vehicle, as it fights growing competition in the electric car market. The new Leaf can travel about 50% further on a […]

Two-pilot glider team sets altitude record

Two-pilot glider team sets altitude record

Image copyright Airbus Image caption The record-setting flight was the 38th the Perlan 2 aircraft had made An engineless glider has been flown at a record altitude of 52,172ft (15.9km). The aircraft’s two pilots achieved the feat in the skies above Argentina’s Patagonia region. The height represented a 3% gain over a record set in […]

The hidden history of cyber-crime forums

The hidden history of cyber-crime forums

Image copyright US Department of Justice Image caption The AlphaBay market is one of many shut down by police action The notorious dark web marketplaces Alphabay and Hansa were shut down in July following “landmark” action by police forces in the US and Europe to unmask who was running them. They join a long list […]

Nissan Leaf electric car goes further with one-pedal driving

Nissan Leaf electric car goes further with one-pedal driving

Media captionNissan Leaf: Best-selling electric car gets an upgrade (figures quoted in the represent US range tests) Nissan has launched a longer-range version of its best-selling Leaf electric vehicle, as it fights growing competition in the electric car market. The new Leaf can travel about 50% further on a single charge than its predecessor, according […]

Nissan launches longer-range electric vehicle

Nissan launches longer-range electric vehicle

Image copyright Nissan Nissan has launched a longer-range version of its bestselling Leaf electric vehicle, as it fights growing competition in the electric car market. The new Leaf will run about 150 miles (240km) on a single charge, about 40 miles more than its previous model, the firm said. But that still falls short of […]

ECHR court reverses ruling on sacking over private messages

ECHR court reverses ruling on sacking over private messages

Image copyright Google Image caption The European Court of Human Rights is in Strasbourg A Romanian man should not have been fired for sending private messages at work, Europe’s top human rights court has ruled. Bogdan Mihai Barbulescu was sacked for sending the messages via the Yahoo messaging system in 2007. His employer had used […]

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