Farnborough Airshow: Aston Martin unveils sports car for the skies

Image copyright Aston Martin Luxury carmaker Aston Martin has unveiled plans for a personal aircraft dubbed a “sports car for the skies”. The company has teamed up with jet engine maker Rolls-Royce and engineering boffins at Cranfield University on the futuristic project. A concept aircraft was unveiled at the Farnborough Airshow, but the consortium hopes […]

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India lynchings: WhatsApp sets new rules after mob killings

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many Indians are first exposed to the internet through low-cost smartphones WhatsApp has said it will limit how many times messages can be forwarded in India, to curb the spread of false information on its platform. The announcement comes after a spate of mob lynchings were linked to messages that […]

Hackers ‘targeting US mid-term elections’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US mid-term elections will take place on 6 November At least three congressional candidates have been targeted by hackers ahead of the US mid-term elections, according to Microsoft. Tom Burt, an executive at the firm, made the revelation during a security conference panel in Colorado. The three candidates appear […]

The mega-machines helping China link the world

China is creating a network of ambitious land- and sea-based transport links to connect its booming economy with those of Europe and Africa. And it’s wasting no time – designing incredible bespoke construction machines to get the job done fast. President Xi Jinping’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), launched in 2013, aims to connect […]

Hackers net almost $1m in Russian bank raid

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Russian banks have been hit several times by the MoneyTaker hacking gang A notorious hacking gang has struck again, stealing almost £700,000 ($910,000) from a Russian bank, reports a cyber-security company. Group-IB was called in to help Russia’s PIR Bank after it noticed the theft, said the firm. The […]

Singapore personal data hack hits 1.5m, health authority says

Image copyright EPA Hackers have stolen personal data in Singapore belonging to some 1.5 million people, or about a quarter of the population, officials say. They broke into the government health database in a “deliberate, targeted and well-planned” attack, according to a government statement. Those targeted visited clinics between 1 May 2015 and 4 July […]

UK criticises security of Huawei products

Image copyright Reuters A UK government report into Huawei’s broadband and mobile infrastructure equipment has concluded that it has “only limited assurance” that the kit poses no threat to national security The investigation revealed shortcomings in the Chinese firm’s engineering processes, which it said “have exposed new risks in UK telecoms networks”. It added that […]

The robot that cares for your plants and other news

BBC Click’s Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week including; Mark Zuckerberg is at the centre of a row after saying posts from Holocaust deniers should be allowed on Facebook Google has been fined a record €4.34bn ($5bn; £3.9bn) over Android. . And a robot has been developed […]

Is killing the boom the key to supersonic air travel?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ever since Concorde’s retirement many have dreamed of reintroducing supersonic travel There have been proposals to return to faster-than-sound commercial flight ever since Concorde retired 15 years ago. But now those plans look closer to being realised. Three US aerospace firms – Boom Supersonic, Aerion Supersonic and Spike Aerospace […]

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