Lovefilm By Post DVD rental service to close

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lovefilm offered DVDs and Blu-rays to rent via post The Lovefilm By Post DVD rental service will cease to operate on 31 October this year, its owner Amazon has said. Amazon cited a “decreasing demand” for the discs and a growing number of customers who were streaming movies and […]

Uber allows in-app tips for UK drivers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Uber drivers will receive 100% of tips offered by passengers via the app Ride-sharing company Uber is to allow its drivers in the UK to receive tips from passengers via its app. Uber said the feature – first introduced in the US in June – would launch in the […]

Facebook launches China-only version of Moments photo app

Image copyright AFP Image caption Facebook secretly launched Moments in China under the name Colourful Balloons Facebook has quietly launched a photo-editing app exclusively for China. The app, called Colourful Balloons, was launched in May and is almost identical to the Facebook Moments app. It was spotted by the New York Times on Friday. The […]

NHS cyber-defender Marcus Hutchins pleads not guilty in US

Image caption Marcus Hutchins was arrested by the FBI on 2 August A British cyber-security researcher has pleaded “not guilty” to charges of creating and selling malware that snooped on victims’ banking logins. Marcus Hutchins, 23, appeared in court in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A trial has now been scheduled for October. He shot to fame after […]

GoDaddy expels neo-Nazi site over article on Charlottesville victim

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Daily Stormer disparaged Heather Heyer after her death Web hosting company GoDaddy has given a US neo-Nazi site 24 hours to find another provider after it disparaged a woman who died in protests in Virginia. The Daily Stormer published a piece denigrating Heather Heyer, who was killed on […]

HBO hackers leak Curb Your Enthusiasm and Insecure shows

Image copyright HBO Image caption Hackers have leaked unaired episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm scheduled for broadcast in October Hackers have continued to plague HBO by leaking unaired episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm over the weekend. The data dump also included episodes of Insecure, Ballers, Barry, The Deuce, a comedy special and other programming, according […]

Armed Met Police officers to wear head-mounted cameras

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Trials are under way on how cameras can be used in undercover operations Armed officers are to be issued with head-mounted cameras in a effort to provide “greater transparency” in police shootings, the Met Police says. The Met – the UK’s largest police force – said officers in its […]

US firm reveals gun-toting drone that can fire in mid-air

Image copyright Duke Robotics Image caption A US firm has armed a drone with a machine-gun and a grenade launcher in order to fight terrorism A US technology firm has developed a drone that is able to aim and fire at enemies while flying in mid-air. The Tikad drone, developed by Duke Robotics, is armed […]

Google cancels all-staff diversity meeting

Image copyright Google Google has cancelled an all-staff meeting to discuss a controversial memo about diversity written by former engineer James Damore. It is reported that some staff members were concerned about being singled out online if they were identified while they spoke out during the meeting. The firm said it would “find a better […]

US warns of fidget spinner fire and choking hazards

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Parents are advised to be careful when charging fidget spinners, and to warn children not to put them in their mouths A US government body has released safety guidance for battery-operated fidget spinners, following incidents of the toys catching fire. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is advising […]