US asks London court to hand over two alleged hackers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The dark web forum is alleged to have been used to trade stolen payment card details The US’s attempt to have two alleged cyber-criminals extradited from the UK has come before a London court. The two men are accused of being members of a 36-strong group said to have […]

Deepfake: BBC newsreader ‘speaks’ languages he can’t

BBC newsreader Matthew Amroliwala only speaks English, but by using artificial intelligence software he suddenly appears to be speaking Spanish, Mandarin and Hindi. The technique is known as deepfake, where software replaces an original face with a computer-generated face of another. Amroliwala was asked to read a script in BBC Click’s film studio and the […]

First 5G cities in UK named by EE

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 5G could also be used as a replacement for fixed home broadband EE has announced which six UK cities will be the first to get faster 5G mobile networks. Building on existing trials, EE will turn on 5G in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester by mid-2019. By […]

‘Ugly’ mistake sends Google data to China

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Data can easily go astray if hardware uses the wrong address book Google data for search and cloud services went astray for more than an hour on Monday thanks to an “ugly” mistake by an African ISP. The data was sent the wrong way when MainOne Cable, in Nigeria, updated […]

Detective Pikachu: ‘Gross’ furry Pokemon divides fans

Image copyright Warner Bros Image caption Pikachu has thick fur in Pokemon Detective Pikachu Pikachu has been the approachable face of the Pokemon franchise for more than 20 years, but a new film trailer has left some fans unsettled. The preview for Pokemon Detective Pikachu shows the character covered in thick yellow fur, which some […]

Hitman 2: Sean Bean on being killed in video game

Actor Sean Bean has played many roles where his character dies before the end of the film or TV series and now gamers have the chance to digitally kill him when he appears as a special guest star target in the video game Hitman 2. The Hitman games cast the player as Agent 47 who […]

Xiaomi criticised for UK smartphone £1 flash sale

Image copyright Xiaomi Image caption Only three Mi 8 Lite phones could be bought in the first flash sale “Flash sales” publicising a Chinese smartphone company’s UK launch have sparked a backlash on social media. Xiaomi advertised two of its new handsets for £1 each last week as part of a “crazy deals” promotion. But […]

Steam bug allowed unlimited free downloads

Image copyright Valve A man has been given $20,000 (£15,500) for discovering a bug in the Steam video games store that let people download any game for free. Security researcher Artem Moskowsky found a flaw in Steam’s portal for games developers that let anybody generate licence keys without paying. Millions of people use Steam to […]

What is fake news and how can you identify it?

Fake news is not only news that you disagree with. It can also very closely mimic real news stories. Technology reporter Zoe Kleinman explains. This is part of a series by the BBC on disinformation and fake news – a global problem challenging the way we share information and perceive the world around us. To […]

Russia suspected of jamming GPS signal in Finland

Media captionNato holds biggest military exercise since Cold War Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila has said the GPS signal in his country’s northern airspace was disrupted during recent Nato war games in Scandinavia. He said he believed the signal had been jammed deliberately and that it was possible Russia was to blame because it had […]