NI town ‘has UK’s fastest runners’

NI town ‘has UK’s fastest runners’

Image copyright Strava Image caption Strava analysed 24.7m runs and 31m bike rides logged across the UK in 2017 A town in Northern Ireland with a population of just 21,000 has the fastest runners in the UK, according to data collected by a fitness app. Strava’s annual report showed the average speed of athletes using […]

Legend of Zelda: wins big at the Game Awards

Legend of Zelda: wins big at the Game Awards

Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won three awards at the 2017 Game Awards in Los Angeles. It beat competition from Mario Odyssey, Persona 5, Horizon: Zero Dawn and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to be crowned game of the year. It also won best game direction and best action/ adventure game. The Game Awards […]

Pupils design app to encourage children to go outdoors

Pupils design app to encourage children to go outdoors

Image copyright Interface Image caption Ellora James and Mari-Ann Ganson are pupils at Wick High School Two high school pupils have created an app designed to encourage children to enjoy the outdoors more often. Mari-Ann Ganson and Ellora James, who are both 17, created Envirocache for an apps competition. The Wick High School students’ app […]

DanTDM named richest YouTuber of 2017 after making £12.3m

DanTDM named richest YouTuber of 2017 after making £12.3m

DanTDM has been named the highest-earning YouTuber of 2017 – making £12.3m this year, according to Forbes magazine. The 26-year-old, from Aldershot, started off making videos of himself playing Minecraft and Pokemon. He’s got more than 16 million subscribers and has had more than 10 billion views of all his videos. The YouTuber, whose real […]

Steam stops accepting payments in bitcoins

Steam stops accepting payments in bitcoins

Image caption Steam is a massively popular way of getting hold of video games Online game service Steam has stopped accepting payments made with the Bitcoin virtual currency. In a statement, development studio Valve, which runs Steam, said “high fees and volatility” had driven it to stop accepting them. It said that fees to process […]

San Francisco to restrict goods delivery robots

San Francisco to restrict goods delivery robots

Image copyright Marble Image caption The Marble robot is being tested in San Francisco but currently has a member of staff walking behind it San Francisco officials have voted to restrict where delivery robots can go in the city, in a blow for the burgeoning industry. Start-ups will have to get permits to use such […]

Google’s ‘superhuman’ DeepMind AI claims chess crown

Google’s ‘superhuman’ DeepMind AI claims chess crown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alpha Go Zero was more successful at playing with white pieces than black Google says its AlphaGo Zero artificial intelligence program has triumphed at chess against world-leading specialist software within hours of teaching itself the game from scratch. The firm’s DeepMind division says that it played 100 games against […]

Sad poop emoji gets flushed after row

Sad poop emoji gets flushed after row

Image copyright Getty Images Plans to introduce a “frowning pile of poo” emoji have been flushed from the latest proposals by the group in charge of creating the symbols. The symbol was floated as one of many to be introduced in 2018, but it angered typographers who said it was “embarrassing” to the group. The […]

Google Amazon row leads to restricted YouTube access

Google Amazon row leads to restricted YouTube access

Image copyright Amazon Image caption Amazon’s Fire TV devices are advertised as providing access to YouTube Google plans to stop Amazon’s Fire TV streaming devices being able to use YouTube from the start of 2018. The search giant has also blocked a workaround that Amazon introduced to restore YouTube access to a screen-based version of […]

‘One-third of teenage girls sexually harassed online’

‘One-third of teenage girls sexually harassed online’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Girls are more likely than boys to be victims of online sexual harassment Nearly a third of teenage girls have been sexually harassed online by children their own age, a study from charity Childnet suggests. Some 31% of girls aged 13-17 have been targeted with unwanted sexual attention, compared […]