Mobile phone and broadband services need ‘radical improvement’

Mobile phone and broadband services need ‘radical improvement’

The head of the National Infrastructure Commission has called for urgent action to tackle poor mobile phone coverage. Lord Adonis has written to the telecoms regulator Ofcom urging it to take action to deal with the issue. It follows a report that one million homes have poor broadband and large parts of the UK have […]

Nikon v Kodak: 360 cameras go head-to-head

Nikon’s KeyMission 360 and Kodak’s 4KVR360 cameras have been put to the test by the BBC Click team. But which one came out on top? See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick. Nikon v Kodak: 360 cameras go head-to-head

Bitcoin trading starts on the huge CME exchange

Bitcoin trading starts on the huge CME exchange

Image copyright Getty Images Bitcoin has moved another step towards mainstream investing with the start of trading on the huge Chicago Mercantile Exchange financial futures market. It comes as the value of the digital currency approached $20,000 on Sunday, before drifting below $19,000. Last week, Chicago’s CBOE exchange began Bitcoin futures trading – bets on […]

Million Britons miss out on ‘decent’ broadband speeds

Million Britons miss out on ‘decent’ broadband speeds

Image copyright AFP Image caption Decent broadband can be hard to find in some rural areas, said Ofcom The UK’s digital divide has narrowed but more than one million homes and offices still struggle to get good broadband, says an Ofcom report. The Connected Nations report found that about 4% of properties cannot get a […]

Vodafone offers thousands early contract exit

Vodafone offers thousands early contract exit

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of Vodafone customers will be able to end their contracts early after the UK’s communications regulator raised concerns over new charges. In April, Vodafone introduced new international roaming charges for 60 countries outside the European Union, and told customers via text message. Ofcom said it had “intervened” because it had […]

Schools warned over hackable heating systems

Schools warned over hackable heating systems

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Concerns have been raised that hackers could attack schools’ heating systems during a cold spell Dozens of British schools’ heating systems have been found to be vulnerable to hackers, according to a probe by a security research firm. Pen Test Partners says the problem was caused by the equipment’s […]

NatWest bank spat prompts web security changes

NatWest bank spat prompts web security changes

Image copyright Natwest website Image caption The Natwest website shows as “not secure” in some web browsers NatWest bank says it will enhance the security of its website, following a spat with security experts who spotted a vulnerability. Several researchers had asked why some banks used encrypted HTTPS connections for online banking, but not on […]

‘Flirty secretary’ smart assistant taken offline in China

‘Flirty secretary’ smart assistant taken offline in China

Image copyright IQiyi One of China’s largest tech companies has taken its “flirtatious secretary” virtual assistant offline, following a suggestion that it objectified women. The avatar, called Vivi, was designed to be built-in on a new virtual reality headset sold by iQiyi, the video platform owned by search giant Baidu. The voice-controlled assistant could recommend […]

Star Citizen game makers being sued

Star Citizen game makers being sued

Image copyright Cloud Imperium Image caption Star Citizen players can become a pirate, a trader or a mercenary and travel between lots of solar systems The makers of the crowdfunded space game Star Citizen are being sued for copyright infringement and breach of contract by development studio Crytek. Crytek claims Roberts Space Industries (RSI) and […]

Mirai botnet: Three admit creating and running attack tool

Mirai botnet: Three admit creating and running attack tool

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Web-connected security cameras were among the many devices hijacked by botnet A US-based man has pleaded guilty to creating a giant botnet that was used to disrupt access to much of the web in October 2016. The Mirai malware also caused havoc later last year when it was used […]

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