Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei denies firm poses spying risk

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ren Zhengfei founded Huawei in 1987, since when it has become one of China’s biggest companies Huawei’s founder has denied Chinese authorities have ever asked his company to help spy on its clients. Ren Zhengfei was speaking to foreign media in a rare interview, following claims Huawei posed a […]

Driverless car laser ruined camera

Image copyright Jit Ray Chowdhury Image caption The purple dots and lines on this photo of the Stratosphere hotel in Las Vegas show the damage… A man who took a photograph of a driverless car on display at the CES tech fair says his camera was damaged as a result. Jit Ray Chowdhury noticed purple […]

Proposals for drones to fly at night and over crowds in US

Image copyright PA Drones in the US may soon fly over populated areas and at night, under proposals from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The US government is keen to extend the use of such craft for commercial purposes. That is in stark contrast to the UK, which plans to make tougher laws. It follows […]

Start-up Bird backs down in electric scooter legal row

A scooter firm has apologised after issuing a journalist with legal threats over a blogpost about its scooters. Start-up Bird offers electric scooters in around 40 US cities, which are hired via an app. Bird accused Cory Doctorow of copyright infringement for linking to a forum about a device which enables abandoned scooters, bought at […]

CES 2019: Virtual reality shoes are exhausting to use

A pair of shoes has been demoed that tracks the wearer’s movements in real life and mirrors their steps in virtual worlds. The Cybershoes product is currently compatible with virtual reality games on the PC gaming platform Steam. But there is one big limitation – the owner’s endurance level. BBC Click’s Omar Mehtab tried out […]

Tidal streaming data figures investigated by Norway

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Beyonce’s husband, Jay-Z, bought Tidal in 2015 The streaming figures of music service Tidal are under investigation in Norway over claims the numbers of listeners to 2016 albums by Beyonce and Kanye West, among others, were inflated. The Norwegian authorities said they would explore whether “someone” had manipulated the […]

CES 2019: The sat nav of the future has arrived

A car dashboard that can display information, directions and points of interest as holograms was demonstrated behind closed doors at the CES tech show in Las Vegas. UK firm Envisics gave the BBC’s Chris Fox an exclusive look at the technology in action. While the system is difficult to demonstrate in action on camera, Chris […]

CES 2019: Hunting down the big beasts of tech

The major tech companies lavish huge amounts of money on their gigantic stands at the CES expo. It’s a chance to pitch their latest wares to electronic retailers and to show off to the competition about their freshest innovations. As the Las Vegas event headed towards its close, the BBC’s Dave Lee went on safari […]

US government shutdown leaves websites insecure

Image copyright US Court of Appeals Image caption Some government websites are telling users not to enter sensitive information The ongoing US government shutdown is leaving dozens of official websites insecure or inaccessible. Affected websites include the US Department of Justice, the Court of Appeals and Nasa. The shutdown, over a funding dispute for President […]

Google’s parent company Alphabet sued over sexual misconduct policy

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Google staff walked out in protest over the way it handled sexual misconduct allegations Google’s parent company Alphabet is facing legal action over the way it allegedly handled sexual misconduct claims against two senior managers. Separately two lawsuits have been filed by long-term shareholders which accuse Alphabet’s board of being […]

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