YouTube’s paid music and video services come to UK

YouTube’s paid music and video services come to UK

Image copyright YouTube Image caption YouTube announced the expansion of its subscription services at a London press conference YouTube is expanding its subscription-based music and video services to the UK and a further 11 countries. The “premium” facilities strip ads from the platform’s content and allow it to be downloaded rather than just streamed. The […]

WHO: Gaming addiction ‘a mental health condition’

For most people gaming is an enjoyable hobby and a way to spend time with friends. But for some it can become more than that. Gaming addiction has been listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organization. For information designed to help children with their online lives, visit […]

Huawei rejects Australia security concerns

Huawei rejects Australia security concerns

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Huawei has offered to set up a testing centre to allay fears over the security of its hardware Chinese telecoms company Huawei has sharply criticised Australian government comments about its policies and products. In an open letter, it says the comments were “ill informed and not based on facts”. The […]

Facebook cuts out gun-accessory ads for children

Facebook cuts out gun-accessory ads for children

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sellers of gun accessories can currently advertise to any Facebook user Children will stop seeing adverts for gun accessories on Facebook as it updates its policy from 21 June. Currently, ads for scopes, holsters, gun-mounted lights, slings, sights, belt extras, safes and many other items can be seen by […]

How to avoid being addicted to gaming

For most people gaming is an enjoyable hobby and a way to spend time with friends. But for some it can become more than that. Gaming addiction has been listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organization. Here are some tips for staying healthy and enjoying gaming. For […]

Computer game addiction: ‘I spend 20 plus hours a week gaming’

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Tomorrow’s Cities: Will the bike become an urban must-have?

Tomorrow’s Cities: Will the bike become an urban must-have?

Media captionWATCH: The bike that talks to the city Cities around the world are turning to the bicycle to help solve congestion and pollution issues, as urbanisation increasingly puts pressure on traditional infrastructure. Fifteen years ago there were just four bike-sharing schemes in cities around the world, but now there are close to 1,000. Most […]

Google diversity figures show little change

Google diversity figures show little change

Image copyright Getty Images A new report from Google has revealed that little has changed despite a commitment to increasing diversity among staff employed by the tech giant. Overall nearly 70% of Google staff were men, as has been the case since 2014. In the US almost 90% were white or Asian, 2.5% were black […]

Call of Duty takes aim at Fortnite Battle Royale at E3

The next Call of Duty game – Black Ops 4 – is to include a Battle Royale mode. The last-to-survive challenge has already made Fornite and Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds into massive hits. But as BBC Click’s Kate Russell reports, it’s not the only title preparing to invade rivals’ turf. Follow the BBC team at E3 […]

Sony faces growing Fortnite backlash at E3

Sony faces growing Fortnite backlash at E3

Image copyright Epic Games Image caption Fortnite’s maker says the game has attracted 125 million players since it launched last year Sony chiefs are under pressure to respond to complaints about “cross-play” restrictions imposed on Fortnite. Gamers have discovered that if they had first played the title on a PlayStation console, they are unable to […]

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