Chelsea Pensioners’ verdict on WW1 VR experience

Nothing to be Written is a virtual reality (VR) experience that moves you between war trenches, hospitals, trains and anxiously waiting at home for field postcards sent by soldiers during World War One. BBC Click visited two Chelsea Pensioners, Michael Allen and Michael Paling asking them to put on VR headsets to try out the […]

Meeting Kosovo’s clickbait merchants

Image caption One clickbait merchant chose to remain anonymous Two weeks ago, I was sitting in a dark bar in a small town an hour’s drive from Kosovo’s capital, Pristina. In front of me, a man was nervously hunched over, his face turned away from the camera. He was a fake news merchant and he […]

Chinese headmaster fired over secret coin mining at school

Image copyright Hunan Transportation Channel/Weibo Image caption A total of nine mining rigs were found installed at the school in Hunan A Chinese headmaster has been fired after a secret stack of crypto-currency mining machines was found connected to his school’s electricity supply. Teachers at the school in Hunan became suspicious of a whirring noise […]

Man sent letter bomb to Bitcoin firm ‘over password reset’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police believe a password reset issue was the reason for Salonen’s actions A man has been jailed for sending a “potentially lethal homemade bomb” to a Bitcoin firm in London – after it refused to reset his password for him. The Met Police, which investigated the case, said detectives […]

US man pleads guilty to game hacking charges

Image copyright EA Image caption Battlefield 3 was one game made unplayable by the attacks A US man accused of knocking game servers offline in a series of attacks has pleaded guilty to charges of computer hacking. Sony, EA Origin and Steam were all hit by Utah resident Austin Thompson’s attacks in 2013 and 2014. […]

Paypal stops handling payments for Tommy Robinson

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tommy Robinson at the Old Bailey in London to hear contempt charges Paypal has told former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson it will no longer process payments on his behalf. Mr Robinson said the online payments system told him he did not fit within its user guidelines and […]

The gamer who spent seven years in his dressing gown

Image copyright Fotonow Image caption Billy Brown has developed a board game to help others who have experienced isolation A gamer who left his home fewer than 10 times in seven years explains how he’s now helping other young people break away from a life of isolation. “Years and years were just spent sitting at […]

YouTube U-turn over Red Dead Redemption 2 suffragette clips

Image copyright Rockstar Image caption The suffragette is one of many computer-controlled characters who can be attacked in the game YouTube has restored several videos showing a women’s rights campaigner being killed in a variety of ways in the video game Red Dead Redemption 2. The platform had deleted the recordings on Wednesday and in […]

China’s Xinhua agency unveils AI news presenter

China’s Xinhua agency unveils AI news presenter

Media captionChina’s ‘first AI news anchor’ China’s state news agency has unveiled a virtual newsreader sporting a sharp suit and a somewhat robotic voice. Xinhua News claims the presenter “can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor”, though not everyone may agree. “Hello, you are watching English news programme,” says the English-speaking presenter […]

Samsung folding smartphone revealed to developers

Media captionWATCH: How Samsung’s flexible phone launch unfolded Samsung has unveiled a folding handset at an event in San Francisco. It described its Infinity Flex Display as “the foundation of the smartphone of tomorrow” and said it intended to start production within months. When unfolded, the device resembles a 7.3in (18.5cm) tablet. When closed, a […]