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Dark web paedophile Matthew Falder jailed for 32 years

Dark web paedophile Matthew Falder jailed for 32 years

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMoment paedophile with ‘rap sheet from hell’ arrested Paedophile Matthew Falder has been sentenced to 32 years in jail after admitting 137 charges including rape and blackmail. Sentencing him at Birmingham Crown Court, Judge Philip Parker QC said Falder’s crimes began with voyeurism as a student, but […]

eSports' Overwatch League announces its first female player

eSports' Overwatch League announces its first female player

Image copyright Getty Images – Ken Ishii eSports’ Overwatch League has finally announced its first female player. Kim “Geguri” Se-Yeon is joining the Shanghai Dragons and will be one of the very few female players in eSports competing at a top professional level. There’s been a lot of speculation about it online in recent weeks, […]

AI does grunt work on China's pig farms

AI does grunt work on China's pig farms

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alibaba is trying to entice Chinese pig farmers to trial its tech Artificial intelligence technology has been developed to help piglets survive their first months – and then to decide which sows to kill. The scheme is being rolled out in China, the world’s biggest producer and consumer of […]

Quantum computers 'one step closer'

Quantum computers 'one step closer'

Image copyright Science Photo Library Quantum computing has taken a step forward with the development of a programmable quantum processor made with silicon. The team used microwave energy to align two electron particles suspended in silicon, then used them to perform a set of test calculations. By using silicon, the scientists hope that quantum computers […]

Apple's HomePod speakers leave white marks on wood

Apple's HomePod speakers leave white marks on wood

Image copyright Pocket-lint Image caption Pocket-lint published this image of a mark left by its Homepod test unit Apple’s new smart speakers can discolour wooden surfaces, leaving a white mark where they are placed, the firm has acknowledged. The US company has suggested that owners may have to re-oil furniture if the HomePod is moved. […]

Blade Runner 2049: How we recreated a character

This video contains spoilers. Blade Runner 2049 is a sequel to the original Blade Runner film from 1982. The filmmakers wanted one of the original 1982 characters to make an appearance in the new movie – they do and they look exactly like they did in 1982. BBC Click went to find out how the […]

Snapchat petition attracts one million signatures

Snapchat petition attracts one million signatures

Image copyright Getty Images One million people have signed a petition calling on Snapchat to roll back its latest redesign. The changes were intended to separate interactions with friends from branded content – including that of celebrities and influencers. Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel wrote in a blog post that he believed blurring the two had […]

Social networks 'too slow' on rights changes

Social networks 'too slow' on rights changes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Social media firms need to do more to protect consumer rights Social media firms need to do more to tackle fraud and scams on their platforms and make their terms and conditions fair for all consumers, the European Commission (EC) has said. Google, Facebook and Twitter were asked in […]

'Anti-Clinton' Wikileaks chat leaked

'Anti-Clinton' Wikileaks chat leaked

Image copyright AFP Image caption Wikileaks was founded by Julian Assange Wikileaks, the whistle-blowing site founded by Julian Assange, wanted a Republican to become US president, according to a leaked conversation. Files obtained by The Intercept show the Wikileaks Twitter account revealing its preference to a group of supporters, via private chat. “We believe it […]

Google Chrome launches default ad-blocker

Google Chrome launches default ad-blocker

Image copyright AFP Image caption Chrome is available for desktop computers and a wide range of mobile devices Google has launched an ad-blocker for its Chrome web browser that is designed to prevent “annoying” and “intrusive” ads being shown to users. Google announced the move to curtail full-page and auto-playing video ads, among others, last […]

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