Zuckerberg apologises to European Parliament for ‘harm’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Mark Zuckerberg’s live testimony Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has apologised to European Parliament lawmakers for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal and for allowing fake news to proliferate on its platform. Cambridge Analytica, which denies any wrongdoing, is accused of acquiring data from 87 million […]

Elon Musk admits Tesla braking flaw

Image copyright Tesla Tesla boss Elon Musk has admitted there is a braking issue in its Model 3 cars but promised a firmware update to fix it “in the next few days”. The problems were flagged up in a review of the electric car by US website Consumer Reports. “Our testers found flaws – big […]

Van Gogh: Could this be a newly discovered painting?

X-ray and traditional methods suggest the painting is genuine, but final verification is pending. Source link

Sony buys controlling stake in EMI record label

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sony is set to announce its latest strategic plan for growth later on Tuesday Sony says it has agreed to buy a controlling stake in EMI Music Publishing for $2.3bn (£1.71bn) as it looks to boost its music portfolio. The deal would mean Sony would indirectly own about 90% of […]

Who is to blame for ‘self-driving car’ deaths?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Walter Huang, 38, was killed in a crash while using Tesla’s Autopilot function The confusion between fully autonomous self-driving cars and those that simply offer driver assistance technologies is leading to deaths on the road. Who is to blame and what should be done about it? Self-driving cars already exist […]

Children’s phone data exposed on cloud server

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Teensafe app monitors calls, texts and web browsing The Apple and Android IDs of more than 10,000 children were left unprotected on Amazon cloud servers for months, reports ZDNet. The data was found on one server run by Teensafe, which makes an app parents can use to monitor […]

Apple Powerbeats headphones in ‘sweat-proof’ legal action

Image copyright BeatsbyDre Image caption The Powerbeats headphones’ advertising showed images of people using them while working up a sweat A US judge has ruled legal action against Apple over its Powerbeats headphones can go ahead “in part”. Seven customers, from various US cities, say the headphones do not hold their charge for as long […]

Banking by mobile app ‘to overtake online by 2019’

Image copyright Getty Images More consumers will use apps on their smartphone than a computer to do their banking by as early as next year, according to forecasts. Last year, 22 million people managed their current account on their phone, industry analyst CACI said. It has predicted that 35 million people – or 72% of […]

How Channel 4’s Humans was ‘relevant in advance’

Warning: This article contains spoilers. Image copyright Channel 4 / AMC When Humans launched in 2015, it became Channel 4’s most successful original drama for 20 years. It’s now set for an explosive return – quite literally. For a TV show set in a parallel present where people own domesticated robots known as synths – […]

Tomorrow’s cities: Park with four seasons under one roof

Image copyright Carlo Ratti Associati Image caption Winter, spring, summer or autumn? Take your pick in Milan’s Four Seasons garden Everyone has a favourite season but if you visited Milan last month, you could have experienced all four in one place. The brainchild of Italian architect Carlo Ratti, the garden used climate-control technology to allow […]

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