Intel fix causes reboots and slowdowns

Image copyright Reuters Intel says devices are rebooting more than usual after being patched with fixes it has issued to the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws in its chips. The company said it had reproduced the problem and was “making progress toward identifying the root cause”. It also shared information about how the patches might […]

Detroit Motor Show: What the cars of the future may look like

Media captionAutonomous vehicles move centre stage A range of new concept cars has been showcased at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Concept cars are visions of how the future of motoring may look, although some experts said there were fewer models than expected. That could be because such vehicles are time-consuming […]

Nintendo Labo: The DIY cardboard accessory for Switch

Nintendo Labo: The DIY cardboard accessory for Switch

Image copyright Nintendo Nintendo has unveiled its latest release, and it’s a little less high-tech than you might expect. Dubbed Labo, it is a series of DIY accessories for the hit Nintendo Switch console which are made of cardboard. A preview video suggests they can transform the Switch’s Joy-Con controllers into a piano, a fishing […]

YouTube singer Chrissy Chambers wins revenge porn case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chrissy Chambers, seen on the left, makes YouTube music and comedy videos with her fiancee Bria Kam A US YouTube personality has been awarded damages from a British ex-boyfriend who posted videos of them having sex onto the internet. Chrissy Chambers became a leading “revenge porn” campaigner after she […]

Bitcoin dips below $10,000 for first time since December

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bitcoin came close to crossing $20,000 in December Bitcoin has traded below $10,000 for the first time since early December. The value of one bitcoin fell to $9,958 (£7,222) before making a slight recovery, according to a price index run by the news site Coindesk. However, it later fell […]

Flaw in VR porn app leaves 20,000 names exposed

Flaw in VR porn app leaves 20,000 names exposed

Image copyright SinVR Image caption SinVR is a virtual reality porn game A flaw that left the personal data of thousands of users of a virtual reality porn app exposed has been fixed. British cybersecurity firm Digital Interruption uncovered a loophole in the SinVR app that gave it access to 20,000 user names and email […]

Ford to boost investment in electric cars by 2022

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ford used the show to unveil its new Ranger 2019 pick-up truck Ford says it will boost its investment in electric vehicles to $11bn (£8bn) in the next five years, more than doubling a previous commitment. Chairman Bill Ford said the car maker would have 40 hybrid and fully […]

American charged over deadly ‘swatting’ raid

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Barriss was extradited from his LA home to Kansas to face charges An American suspected of making a prank call that led to a fatal shooting has been charged with manslaughter. Tyler Barriss, of Los Angeles, is alleged to have called police in Kansas falsely claiming he was armed […]

Malware populates children’s apps with porn adverts

Image copyright AFP Image caption Infected apps have now been purged from the Play store Malware that displays explicit pornographic adverts has been found lurking in 60 apps available on Google’s Play store. Many of the apps infected with the malware are aimed at children, and some have been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times. […]

Thousands struggle to access childcare on glitchy website

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of parents in England are struggling to get subsidised childcare as they grapple with a glitchy website eight months after it was set up. In some cases, money meant for fees has become stuck in tax-free childcare accounts, leaving some parents unable to pay their nursery bills. Others struggled to […]