China relaunches world’s fastest train

China relaunches world’s fastest train

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A high-speed train crash led to an investigation which found widespread corruption in the railway ministry China’s fleet of high-speed trains is set once again to become the world’s fastest. The top speed of the Fuxing or “rejuvenation” bullet trains was capped at 300km/h (186mph) in 2011 following two […]

China relaunches world’s fastest train

China relaunches world’s fastest train

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A high-speed train crash led to an investigation which found widespread corruption in the railway ministry China’s fleet of high-speed trains is set once again to become the world’s fastest. The top speed of the Fuxing or “rejuvenation” bullet trains was capped at 300km/h (186mph) in 2011 following two […]

DJI drone owners told to update or be grounded

DJI drone owners told to update or be grounded

Image copyright DJI Image caption The smaller Spark drone is popular with consumers DJI Spark drones will not fly after 1 September unless owners apply a mandatory software update, the device’s maker has warned. DJI said the update to the small drone’s core software fixes some flight control issues suffered by the gadget. The drone […]

Samsung’s Bixby rolled out in 200 countries

Samsung’s Bixby rolled out in 200 countries

Image copyright Getty Images Samsung’s voice-controlled digital assistant Bixby is being rolled out in 200 countries from today. It is Samsung’s equivalent of Apple’s Siri and Google’s Assistant – which is pre-installed already in Samsung phones as they run the Android operating system. Bixby will initially be available in only two languages – US English […]

Crypto-cash investors duped in funding scam

Crypto-cash investors duped in funding scam

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The popularity of Bitcoin kicked off a rush to mint novel e-currencies Cyber-thieves are believed to have stolen about $500,000 (£390,000) in the Ethereum crypto-currency, with an investment scam. The thieves hijacked the website of finance security start-up Enigma and posted messages saying it was about to launch its […]

Android Oreo released by Google

Android Oreo released by Google

Image copyright Google Image caption Android Oreo continues the sweet-themed naming convention of Google’s mobile operating system Google has released the latest version of its Android mobile operating system (OS), which is named after Oreo chocolate biscuits. It adds a new “picture-in-picture” mode that lets some apps run in a small corner of the screen. […]

Apple’s ‘hidden’ job ad found online

Apple’s ‘hidden’ job ad found online

Image copyright Apple An advert for an engineer at Apple has been found hidden in the tech giant’s website. The text begins: “Hey there! You found us”, and says the firm is looking for “a talented engineer to develop a critical infrastructure component”. It has since been either removed or moved elsewhere. Cyber-security reporter Zack […]

‘Snapchat race’ driver killed friend in Aberystwyth crash

‘Snapchat race’ driver killed friend in Aberystwyth crash

Image copyright Dyfed-Powys Police Image caption Ricafort Gamboa had been driving friends home following a caravan holiday A driver has been jailed for causing a crash which killed his friend as he tried to reach 100mph to film footage for Snapchat. Ricafort Gamboa, 25, from Bolton, raced along country roads near Aberystwyth, while friends inside […]

Hate crimes: Online abuse ‘as serious as face-to-face’

Hate crimes: Online abuse ‘as serious as face-to-face’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The impact of shouting or tweeting abuse is “equally devastating”, the director of public prosecutions says Online hate crimes should be treated as seriously as abuse committed face-to-face, prosecutors in England and Wales have been told. Revising its guidance for prosecutors, the Crown Prosecution Service said the impact of […]

Killer robots: Experts warn of ‘third revolution in warfare’

Killer robots: Experts warn of ‘third revolution in warfare’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Experts have warned that “lethal autonomous” technology could be hacked More than 100 leading robotics experts are urging the United Nations to take action in order to prevent the development of “killer robots”. In a letter to the organisation, artificial intelligence (AI) leaders, including billionaire Elon Musk, warn of […]

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