Nissan to trial robo-taxis in Japan

Image copyright Nissan Image caption Nissan’s Easy Ride could launch in Japan in early 2020s Carmaker Nissan plans to test self-driving taxis on Japanese roads from March next year. The company is partnering with Japanese software company DeNA, which operates online services for the gaming, healthcare and automotive industries. It will adapt a Nissan Leaf […]

Millions caught in virtual keyboard app data breach

Image copyright AI.type Image caption An example of an Ai.type keyboard theme Security researchers claim to have found the personal data of 31 million Android users of the keyboard app Ai.type after finding an open database online. The app offers themed keyboards for phones and tablets. The researchers claimed data left visible included names, phone […]

Blue Planet II comes to iPlayer in 4K HDR

Image caption This simulated image shows – on the right-hand side – the advantage of using high dynamic range The BBC’s Blue Planet II programme is to become its first TV series to be made available in 4K resolution and high dynamic range (HDR) colour via its iPlayer catch-up service. All seven episodes of the […]

Privacy regulator warns MPs over shared passwords

Image copyright UK Parliament Image caption The MP Nadine Dorries wrote on Twitter that all her staff had her login details The UK’s data privacy regulator has cautioned MPs about sharing work computer passwords. It follows tweets by three Conservative Party MPs over the weekend claiming that they had provided their staff with access to […]

UK government mulls Bitcoin regulation

Image copyright Getty Images Anti-money laundering regulations should be updated to include Bitcoin and other virtual currencies, the UK Treasury has said. The Metropolitan Police says criminals are using crypto-currency cash machines to launder money in London. The government’s aim is part of a broader update to the EU rules which are under negotiation. The […]

Beyonce ‘unlikely’ to use burner email

Image copyright Getty Images Experts say it is “unlikely” that Beyonce changes her email address every week as claimed by singer Ed Sheeran. “I have an email address that I email – that actually changes every week,” he said during an interview about working with her on a duet. The reporter, from Entertainment Tonight, then […]

Apple Mac security issue may reoccur

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Apple released the software fix twice as an early version broke existing features for some users A software fix Apple released to close a serious Mac security bug may not have fixed the problem on some machines. The bug meant anyone with physical access to a Mac running High […]

Facebook creates 800 jobs as it opens new London office

Image copyright Getty Images Facebook is opening a new London office that will allow it to create 800 new UK jobs in 2018. By the end of next year about 2,300 people will work for the social media company in the UK. The office will be Facebook’s biggest engineering hub outside the US, and opens […]

Venezuela unveils virtual currency amid economic crisis

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Maduro made the announcement during his weekly TV and radio programme Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced the creation of a new virtual currency in a bid to ease the country’s economic crisis. He said the Petro would be backed by Venezuela’s oil, gas, gold and diamond wealth. Opposition […]

Facebook and Google targeted in Australian media probe

Image copyright Getty Images Australia’s competition regulator has begun an inquiry into whether the influence of Facebook and Google has harmed the media sector. It will investigate whether the disruption of the news media by the US tech giants has been detrimental to consumers and publishers. The government ordered the inquiry as part of wider […]