Technology

Uber hires ‘flying automotive engineer’ from Nasa

Picture copyright Uber Picture caption Uber’s idea of flying vehicles outlined in a White Paper from October 2016 A former Nasa engineer has been employed by taxi-hailing agency Uber to assist its analysis into flying vehicles. Mark Moore is becoming a member of Uber’s Elevate division as its director of engineering for aviation. Uber’s curiosity in flying vehicles was outlined in a White Paper in October, which mentioned vertical take-off

Rail corporations mull iris scan prepare fares

Picture copyright Thinkstock Expertise akin to biometric scanning and smarter trains might enhance rail journey for purchasers, a physique representing UK rail corporations has stated. The Rail Supply Group (RDG) has unveiled its plans for the future of rail travel. Travellers might buy fares after being recognized through iris or fingerprint scans to allow sooner ticket-free journey, it stated. Digital signalling might additionally allow trains to journey extra carefully collectively.

Why has Cameroon blocked the web?

Picture copyright Reuters Picture caption There have been anti-government protests in Bamenda in current months Three weeks after stories that Cameroon had blocked the web in English-speaking components of the nation, residents say companies have but to be restored. So what’s going on? Cameroonians have little doubt that pulling the plug on web companies for about 20% of the inhabitants is an intentional act by the federal government. The 2

Bristol joins race to be check mattress for ultra-fast 5G expertise

Picture copyright Getty Photos Picture caption Britain is in 54th place within the world league of 4G connectivity British inventors could have pioneered the phone and the web however the reliability of these networks on this nation is lagging behind. A latest Ofcom report advised 20% of properties in city areas wrestle with poor 4G cellphone sign. In rural areas, it is as excessive as 80%. Little surprise then Britain

Twitter rolls out new anti-abuse instruments

Picture copyright AP Picture caption Twitter boss Jack Dorsey has pledged to deal with abuse on the platform Twitter has introduced extra modifications meant to restrict the quantity of abuse on the community. It comes within the wake of heavy criticism about harassment on its platform and a failure to discover a purchaser after months of rumours about takeovers. It has introduced three primary modifications, which will probably be rolled

Baby intercourse abuse web site operator jailed for 20 years

Picture copyright Svetlana_Angelus Picture caption Browning helped preserve the location working and oversaw day-to-day operations An American man who ran a web site that traded pictures of kid sexual abuse has been jailed for 20 years. David Lynn Browning was the central controller of the Playpen web site, which was hosted on the darkish internet. Browning may even be topic to a life-time of supervision when he ultimately leaves jail.

Aw, Snap. I purchased the mistaken shares!

Picture copyright Getty Photos Picture caption Shares in Snapchat’s proprietor aren’t on sale but. Shares in somewhat recognized US start-up have nearly doubled in worth, seemingly as a result of merchants thought they have been shopping for into the agency behind Snapchat. Snap mentioned final week it planned to raise $3bn in a stock market listing, although no date was set. Since then, over-eager traders seem to have been getting

5 arrests in ‘absolutely loaded’ Kodi streaming field raids

Picture caption Some merchants promote units that may entry subscription content material free of charge 5 folks have been arrested, accused of promoting set-top containers modified to stream subscription soccer matches, tv channels and movies free of charge. The sale of so-called “absolutely loaded Kodi containers” has been referred to as a “high precedence” by the Federation Towards Copyright Theft (Reality). The 5 merchants have been arrested in early morning

Twitter shares dive as losses widen

Picture copyright Reuters Shares in Twitter have ended the day greater than 12% decrease after the corporate reported that its fourth-quarter losses had almost doubled. The social networking service reported a lack of $167m (£133m) within the remaining three months of 2016, as in opposition to $90m in the identical interval a yr earlier. There have been 319 million energetic customers, four% up on a yr earlier, however income from

Corporations cut up on who handles aftermath of cyber-attacks

Picture copyright PA Picture caption Senior employees have totally different concepts concerning the prices of breaches, discovered the analysis Massive corporations are confused about who must be in control of coping with the aftermath of cyber-attacks, in line with new analysis. The examine by BAE Methods suggests senior managers count on IT employees to take care of knowledge breaches, however expertise bosses really feel it must be board members. The