TED 2019: The $50 lab burger transforming food

Image copyright Impossible Foods Image caption Impossible Foods has just launched its plant-based meat burger in Burger King Bruce Friedrich has been a vegetarian for 30 years but he has recently been enjoying the taste of meat again. The burgers he has been tucking into have been described by Bill Gates as “the future of […]

TED 2019: Twitter boss offers to demote likes and follows

Image copyright TED Image caption Jack Dorsey answered questions at TED on problems with his platform Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has again admitted there is much work to do to improve Twitter and cut down on the amount of abuse and misinformation on the platform. He said the firm might demote likes and follows, adding […]

Apple and Qualcomm settle billion-dollar lawsuit

Image copyright Getty Images Tech giants Apple and Qualcomm have agreed to settle all ongoing lawsuits, putting an end to a long-running battle with billions of dollars at stake. “All litigation between the two companies worldwide” has been dropped, the firms said in a joint statement. The surprise settlement brings an end to a long-running […]

Game of Thrones: Now TV glitch hits Apple TV owners

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The final series of Game of Thrones comes nearly two years after the seventh season was broadcast Sky has apologised to Game of Thrones fans after it had problems streaming the show via its Now TV app on Apple TV set-top boxes. The issue coincided with the highly anticipated […]

Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Fold

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Under-18s face ‘like’ and ‘streaks’ limits on social media

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The ICO is concerned that Facebook likes encourage children to over-share personal information Facebook and Instagram face limits on letting under-18s “like” posts on their platforms while Snapchat could be prevented from allowing the age group to build up “streaks”, under new rules proposed by the UK’s data watchdog. […]

Article 13: UK helps push through new EU copyright rules

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The new law makes tech firms responsible for the copyright of the content their users edit and upload A revamp of the EU’s copyright rules has passed its final hurdle and will now come into law. The rules include a section known as Article 13. It says that if […]

Lyft removes faulty bikes from three US cities

Image copyright Reuters Image caption About 3,000 bikes are being removed following reports that brakes are faulty Faulty brakes have forced Lyft to remove thousands of its electric bikes from three US cities. Riders complained that front braking was “stronger than expected” on the assisted bikes, it said. About 3,000 Lyft bikes currently in use […]

Apple and Qualcomm square off in US court

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Apple wants to pay less to Qualcomm for the chips it uses in its phones Apple and Qualcomm will face off in court as a billion-dollar legal battle over smartphone chips gets under way. The trial is the culmination of a long-running battle between the two over the cost of […]

Under-18s face ‘like’ and ‘streaks’ bans on social media

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The ICO is concerned that Facebook likes encourage children to over-share personal information Facebook and Instagram face a ban on letting under-18s “like” posts on their platforms while Snapchat could be prevented from allowing the age group to build up “streaks”, under new rules proposed by the UK’s data […]