Tracking the toxic air that’s killing millions

Tracking the toxic air that’s killing millions

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Could better tracking of air pollution help us choose safer routes? The air we breathe is killing us. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says air pollution causes the death of seven million people a year and accounts for a third of fatalities from stroke, lung cancer and heart disease, […]

Microsoft hits $1 trillion market valuation

Microsoft hits $1 trillion market valuation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Microsoft boss Satya Nadella Microsoft has seen its stock market value top $1 trillion (£774bn) after reporting better-than-expected sales and profits. The US software giant passed the mark briefly on Thursday, before its share price fell back. It makes it one of only three public firms to have hit […]

Failed Zozosuit hits company profits

Failed Zozosuit hits company profits

Media captionWATCH: The Zozosuit failed to measure up Japanese fashion retailer Zozo has reported a drop in profits following its failed experiment with a body-measuring suit and app. It had hoped to sell custom-fit clothes using measurements from its tracking-dot covered Zozosuit body stocking. But critics said the suit was not accurate and the cost […]

US Uber drivers plan 12-hour shutdown over pay and conditions

US Uber drivers plan 12-hour shutdown over pay and conditions

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption New York has imposed a wage floor to ensure Uber and Lyft drivers get higher wages Uber drivers in seven US cities are planning protests to highlight what they claim are poor working conditions and low wages at the ride-hailing firm. The drivers say they are paid below minimum […]

Russia’s Facebook is now balanced, as all things should be

Russia’s Facebook is now balanced, as all things should be

Image copyright VKontakte Image caption The image was captioned: “You have fallen victim to Thanos’ snap” Spoiler alert: This article does not contain any spoilers for Avengers: Endgame – however it does contain plot details for Avengers: Infinity War. “The hardest choices require the strongest wills.” These words, spoken by antagonist Thanos in the film […]

Huawei 5G row: Ministers demand leak inquiry

Huawei 5G row: Ministers demand leak inquiry

Image copyright Reuters Government ministers are calling for a “full and proper” investigation after high-level discussions about the UK using Huawei technology were leaked. The government has approved the supply of equipment by the Chinese telecoms firm for the UK’s new 5G data network – despite warnings of a security risk. It is believed the […]

Huawei: Why UK is at odds with its cyber-allies

Huawei: Why UK is at odds with its cyber-allies

Image copyright EPA After months of uncertainty, the UK appears set to allow Huawei’s telecoms equipment to be part of the country’s 5G networks – with some limitations. The move would put the UK at odds with the US, which has been pressing other nations to ban use of the Chinese firm’s kit on security […]

Microsoft Paint: Fans rejoice as art app saved ‘for now’

Microsoft Paint: Fans rejoice as art app saved ‘for now’

Image copyright Pat Hines Image caption A scene from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, digitally rendered in Paint by artist Pat Hines Fans of low-fidelity art app Microsoft Paint are rejoicing after it was confirmed it would remain a part of the Windows operation system “for now”. In 2017, Microsoft had said that Paint […]

Hate speech: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube told off by MPs

Hate speech: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube told off by MPs

Image copyright Parliament TV Image caption Yvette Cooper expressed frustration with all three firms Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have faced tough questions from frustrated MPs about why they are still failing to remove hate speech on their platforms. Facebook was challenged on why copies of the video showing the New Zealand mosque shootings remained online. […]

Huawei row: UK to let Chinese firm help build 5G network

Huawei row: UK to let Chinese firm help build 5G network

Image copyright Alamy The government has given Chinese telecoms giant Huawei the go-ahead to supply equipment for the UK 5G data network despite senior ministers warning it poses a security risk. The Daily Telegraph reports the company will help build some “non-core” parts. The plan was said to have worried the home, defence and foreign […]

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