Sky signals the end of the satellite dish

Sky signals the end of the satellite dish

Image copyright Getty Images Sky plans to make all its channels and content available online, meaning customers will no longer need a satellite dish on their property. The pay TV broadcaster already offers some programming online on its Sky Go and Now TV services. Sky called the move a “major development” that would reduce costs […]

Tesla and GM self-drive cars involved in road collisions

Tesla and GM self-drive cars involved in road collisions

Image copyright Culver City Firefighters Image caption The front of the Model S crumpled upon impact Two vehicles reportedly engaged in self-drive modes – a Tesla Model S and a General Motors Chevy Bolt – have been involved in separate road accidents in California. Culver City’s fire service said the Tesla had “ploughed into the […]

Degree in ‘flying car’ engineering offered online

Degree in ‘flying car’ engineering offered online

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Flying cars will be hottest topic on planet, says Prof Thrun, who designed the course For those looking for an unusual degree course, one in flying car engineering may just fit the bill. The online course is being offered by Silicon Valley e-learning school Udacity and will begin in […]

Facebook invents new unit of time called a flick

Facebook invents new unit of time called a flick

Image copyright Eyewire Inc Image caption The flick is the next unit of time up from a nanosecond A Facebook engineer has invented a new unit of time called a flick. The flick has been designed to help developers keep video effects in sync, according to a description on the code-sharing site GitHub. A flick, […]

Mavic Air: DJI launches ‘ultraportable’ drone

Mavic Air: DJI launches ‘ultraportable’ drone

Image copyright DJI Image caption The Mavic Air is said to be half the size of the Mavic Pro DJI has unveiled the Mavic Air drone, a successor to its top-selling Mavic Pro that is smaller, lighter and faster as well as promising more advanced obstacle-avoidance tech. There are, however, trade-offs: it has a shorter […]

Elon Musk’s Boring Company presents LA tunnel plan

Elon Musk’s Boring Company presents LA tunnel plan

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Elon Musk’s Boring Company reveals LA tunnel plans Elon Musk’s Boring Company has presented plans to build a Hyperloop tunnel under Culver City, California. The plans were presented at a council meeting on Monday by Jehn Balajadia, operations co-ordinator of the firm. She said: “The purpose of Boring Company is […]

Amazon’s Twitch triumphs over bot-sellers

Amazon’s Twitch triumphs over bot-sellers

Image copyright Twitch Image caption Twitch provides a way for video games enthusiasts to watch others play Games-streaming service Twitch has convinced a court to ban two bot-makers from helping players seem popular. The Amazon-owned platform had complained the couple were charging up to $760 (£545) a month to artificially swell a Twitch channel’s audience. […]

Crypto-cash boom prompts graphics card rationing

Crypto-cash boom prompts graphics card rationing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Producing or mining crypto-coins uses lots of computers to do complicated maths Booming interest in crypto-currencies has been blamed for pushing up the prices of graphics cards. The cards are popular because they speed up the process of minting or “mining” crypto-coins. Keen miners are buying graphics cards in […]

Intel tells users to stop installing chip patches

Intel tells users to stop installing chip patches

Image caption Spectre and Meltdown were researched for months before information was made public Software patches issued to fix serious security flaws on Intel chips should no longer be applied, the company has said. The patches tried to tackle flaws called Meltdown and Spectre that, if exploited, could expose important data. Many reported that their […]

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