Amazon service will let couriers open front doors

Amazon service will let couriers open front doors

Image copyright Amazon Image caption The Amazon Key service uses the Cloud Cam camera Amazon is launching a service that will let couriers open people’s front doors and put deliveries inside. Users of Amazon Key will need a smart lock and Cloud Cam camera. Couriers will scan a package barcode and once the delivery has […]

Inside Microsoft’s new mixed reality capture studio

Microsoft has opened a hi-tech studio dedicated to creating mixed reality content to be viewed via the Hololens augmented reality headset. The BBC’s North America technology reporter Dave Lee checked it out. Follow Dave Lee on Twitter @DaveLeeBBC Inside Microsoft’s new mixed reality capture studio

Tesla solar power arrives in Puerto Rico

Tesla solar power arrives in Puerto Rico

Image copyright Tesla Image caption The solar panel and battery storage will provide power to a children’s hospital Entrepreneur Elon Musk has followed through on his plan to boost power resources in Puerto Rico after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Mr Musk’s firm, Tesla, has set up solar panels and energy storage batteries at […]

TV news ‘hack’ sees bitcoins snatched

TV news ‘hack’ sees bitcoins snatched

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A QR code leading to $1,000 sounded like an easy way to make money – but a French TV channel had blurred it out Two French hackers used their computer skills to reconstruct a blurred-out code on TV and claim bitcoins worth $1,000 (£760). Michel Sassano and Clement Storck […]

Geordie Shore’s Marnie Simpson broke ad rules on Snapchat

Geordie Shore’s Marnie Simpson broke ad rules on Snapchat

Image copyright PA Image caption Two images uploaded in June should have been identified as ads Two Snapchat posts by the reality TV star Marnie Simpson have fallen foul of the UK’s advertising rules. The Geordie Shore and Celebrity Big Brother cast member uploaded images of products from two firms that she has business relationships […]

‘Bad Rabbit’ ransomware strikes Ukraine and Russia

‘Bad Rabbit’ ransomware strikes Ukraine and Russia

Image copyright AFP Image caption Two other ransomware outbreaks have made headlines this year – WannaCry and Petya A new strain of ransomware nicknamed “Bad Rabbit” has been found spreading in Russia, Ukraine and elsewhere. The malware has affected systems at three Russian websites, an airport in Ukraine and an underground railway in the capital […]

TV news ‘hack’ sees bitcoins swiped

TV news ‘hack’ sees bitcoins swiped

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A QR code leading to $1,000 sounded like an easy way to make money – but a French TV channel had blurred it out Two French hackers used their computer skills to reconstruct a blurred-out code on TV and claim bitcoins worth $1,000 (£760). Michel Sassano and Clement Storck […]

How to ‘deep clean’ your online activity

How to ‘deep clean’ your online activity

Image copyright House of Commons Image caption Jared O’Mara made degrading jokes about pop stars Jared O’Mara is not the first person to have old comments he posted online come back to haunt him. The Labour MP resigned from the Women and Equalities Committee after misogynistic remarks and degrading jokes he posted more than 10 […]

Hackers breach top plastic surgery clinic

Hackers breach top plastic surgery clinic

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The London clinic says it is still determining what data was stolen A high-profile plastic surgery clinic has said it is “horrified” after hackers allegedly stole data during a cyber-attack. London Bridge Plastic Surgery (LBPS) said its IT experts and police found evidence of the breach. A group claiming […]

Equifax to be investigated by FCA over data breach

Equifax to be investigated by FCA over data breach

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The massive data breach affects nearly 700,000 UK customers Credit rating firm Equifax is being investigated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) over a large data loss. The FCA released a short statement announcing the investigation but did not provide further details. Equifax said it welcomed the opportunity to […]

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