Samsung Odyssey virtual reality headset announced for Windows

Samsung Odyssey virtual reality headset announced for Windows

Image copyright Samsung Image caption Samsung’s VR headset can display 90 frames-per-second and offers a 110-degree field of view Samsung has unveiled a virtual reality rig designed for use with Windows PCs. HMD Odyssey joins previously announced VR headsets and hand controllers from Dell, HP, Lenovo, Acer and Asus to form the launch hardware line-up […]

Instagram urged to act on sloth selfies

Instagram urged to act on sloth selfies

Image copyright World Animal Protection Image caption Tourists posing with sloths and other Amazonian animals causes suffering, says the charity The trend for tourists taking selfies with local creatures is fuelling a rise in animals being snatched from the wild by irresponsible tour operators, according to animal charity World Animal Protection. The charity found a […]

National Theatre specs create floating subtitles

The National Theatre in London is testing mixed-reality glasses that can make subtitles float on the stage, to help those with a hearing impairment. The BBC’s Chris Foxx tried out the glasses and asked the National Theatre’s Jonathan Suffolk whether they were better than existing options. National Theatre specs create floating subtitles

Tech giants sorry for false news about Las Vegas gunman

Tech giants sorry for false news about Las Vegas gunman

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google and Facebook promoted inaccurate reports about the Las Vegas shooting Google and Facebook have apologised after their algorithms led to the promotion of inaccurate information about the Las Vegas shooting. Posts from a 4chan messaging board that falsely identified the gunman as an individual who was not involved […]

Fresh twist in Facebook data transfer row

Fresh twist in Facebook data transfer row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Max Schrems asked whether user data being transferred to the US was safe and protected from possible surveillance The Irish High Court has referred a case about the way Facebook transfers user data across the Atlantic to the US to the EU’s highest court. The outcome, which could take […]

Microsoft axes Groove Music service

Microsoft axes Groove Music service

Image copyright Microsoft Microsoft is to close its last remaining music streaming and download service, Groove Music. From 31 December, customers will no longer be able to buy music downloads, and streaming subscriptions will end. People will be prompted to move their music collection to Spotify, while eligible Groove Music Pass subscribers will be offered […]

Russian-bought Facebook ads ‘seen by 10 million in US’

Russian-bought Facebook ads ‘seen by 10 million in US’

Image copyright PA An estimated 10 million people in the US saw Facebook adverts bought in Russia before and after the US presidential election. The company published the numbers in a blog post as it turned over 3,000 Russian-bought ads to federal investigators on Monday. It said most ads focused on “divisive social and political […]

Companies face 50m euro fines in Germany for hate speech

Companies face 50m euro fines in Germany for hate speech

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook is one of the social media companies affected by NetzDG A law has come into effect in Germany requiring social media companies to remove “obviously illegal” posts or pay fines of up to 50m euro (£44.3m). Companies with more than two million German users will have 24 hours […]

Equifax raises the impact of US data breach

Equifax raises the impact of US data breach

Image copyright EPA Image caption Equifax’s former boss is due to testify in Congress Equifax has revealed 2.5 million more Americans than previously thought may have had information compromised in a huge cyber security breach at the firm. The credit report giant said on Monday about 145.5 million of its US customers might have been […]

Nissan’s sweat-sensing car seat signals dehydration

Nissan’s sweat-sensing car seat signals dehydration

Image copyright Nissan Image caption Nissan’s Soak technology changes colour when drivers sweat Nissan has shown off a prototype sweat-sensing car seat which it says could help prevent road accidents. The technology, called Soak, changes colour if perspiration is high in salt, suggesting dehydration. Previous research by the European Hydration Institute and Loughborough University found […]

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