Video-calling ‘owl’ helps opioid addicts in US

Video-calling ‘owl’ helps opioid addicts in US

Image copyright Owl Labs Image caption The Owl gets its name from its distinctive appearance Mental health experts in West Virginia, US, are turning to a video-calling “owl” to run opioid treatment sessions. The owl-shaped camera automatically focuses on the person speaking but also captures a panoramic view of everyone in the room. Staff said […]

Elon Musk says Saudis back Tesla buyout

Elon Musk says Saudis back Tesla buyout

Image copyright Getty Images Elon Musk has outlined his plan to take Tesla private and said he discussed financing the deal with backing from Saudi Arabia. The founder of the electric car maker also indicated that he would need to raise far less than the $70bn it has been estimated he would need. In a […]

Ticketmaster to close resale sites Seatwave and Get Me In

Ticketmaster to close resale sites Seatwave and Get Me In

Image copyright PA / Getty Image caption Little Mix are among the artists who have protested at the prices charged by secondary ticketing sites Ticketmaster is closing its secondary ticketing websites Seatwave and Get Me In, in a bid to combat touts. The sites, which allow you to offload unwanted tickets, have frequently been exploited […]

Ruby Rose exits Twitter amid Batwoman casting backlash

Ruby Rose exits Twitter amid Batwoman casting backlash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ruby Rose in an interview on US television last week Actress Ruby Rose has deleted her Twitter profile amid a backlash over her casting as Batwoman in a TV series. The Australian, who describes herself as “gender fluid”, confirmed last week that she would play the first openly lesbian […]

Malicious faxes leave firms ‘open’ to cyber-attack

Malicious faxes leave firms ‘open’ to cyber-attack

Image copyright Check Point Image caption A demo showed a malicious fax being used to take over a fax machine and display an image A customised image sent by fax can let malicious hackers sneak into corporate networks, security researchers have found. In a presentation at the Def Con hacker conference, two researchers showed how […]

Gab user’s anti-Semitic posts removed

Gab user’s anti-Semitic posts removed

Image copyright Gab.ai Image caption Gab’s frog logo Two anti-Semitic posts have been deleted from fringe social network Gab after Microsoft, citing the content, threatened to take the site down. The posts were made by Patrick Little, who says he is running for US president and wants to remove Jewish people from America. Microsoft hosts […]

Butlin’s says guest records may have been hacked

Butlin’s says guest records may have been hacked

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Butlin’s says it will contact affected guests Holiday camp firm Butlin’s says up to 34,000 guests at its resorts may have had their personal information stolen by hackers. The company says the data in question included names, home addresses, contact details and holiday arrival dates. Managing director Dermot King […]

Warning over satellite security bugs

Warning over satellite security bugs

Image copyright Eyewire Image caption Vulnerabilities in some satellite systems could let attackers take over communications Satellite systems used on aircraft, ships and by the military contain bugs that could let hackers take control of them, a security researcher has warned. The worst bugs could let attackers overcharge satellite antenna to damage the equipment or […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 alerts users to bad photos

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 alerts users to bad photos

Image copyright Samsung Image caption Owners will be warned if a photo is blurred or the lens smudged Samsung’s new high-end smartphone alerts owners to problems with their photos as soon as they are snapped. The Galaxy Note 9 uses software to identify if the images are blurry or whether the subject is blinking, among […]