Fake Fortnite Android apps spread across internet

Image copyright Nintendo Image caption Fortnite is already available for Apple’s iOS and Nintendo’s console Switch Fake Fortnite Android apps are spreading around the internet, even though the game has not been officially released for the platform. Videos on YouTube with links to scam versions of the popular game have been viewed millions of times, […]

Xbox steps back on console VR plans

Image copyright AFP Microsoft has stepped back from suggestions it will bring virtual reality games to its Xbox consoles. When the company announced its newest console, in 2016, it said the device would be capable of delivering “high-fidelity virtual reality”. But, now, it says it does not have any specific plans to bring VR to […]

Codebreaking Bombe moves to computer museum

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The Bombe was used to work out Enigma machine settings to help read German communications The UK’s National Museum of Computing has expanded its exhibits celebrating the UK’s wartime code-breakers and the machines used to crack German ciphers. On Saturday it will open a gallery dedicated to the […]

‘Dangerous’ carbon monoxide alarms removed from Amazon and eBay

Image copyright Which Image caption Which tested four alarms and believes there are dozens more that are equally dangerous Dozens of carbon monoxide alarms sold via Amazon and eBay have been taken offline after failing safety tests. Consumer watchdog Which? said some of the alarms seemed identical to ones that had failed tests in 2016. […]

Arizona Uber crash driver was ‘watching TV’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUber dashcam footage shows moment before fatal impact The “safety operator” of a self-driving Uber car was watching TV just before the vehicle was involved in a fatal collision, a police report reveals. The Uber car struck and killed pedestrian Elaine Herzberg, 49, of Tempe, Arizona in […]

YouTube fans to fund favourite film-makers

Image copyright Getty Images YouTube is adding more ways for video-makers to make money, following criticism from bloggers and increased competition from rival platforms. Many video-makers have complained that changes to YouTube’s advertising policies have made it difficult for their videos to earn ad revenue. YouTube will now roll out “channel memberships” that let viewers […]

Cyan colour hidden ingredient in sleep

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The researchers say cyan could be added or taken away to prevent or encourage sleep The colour cyan – between green and blue – is a hidden factor in encouraging or preventing sleep, according to biologists. University of Manchester researchers say higher levels of cyan keep people awake, while […]

The slow-motion video made after filming plus other tech news

BBC Click’s Lara Lewington looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week including: The World Health Organisation’s classification of gaming disorder; IBM putting its project Debater to the test; Nvidia showing us how artificial intelligence could be used to make slow motion video after filming. See more at Click’s website and […]

Are Instagram stars facing a brand backlash?

Image copyright Olivia Rink/@aesthetiica Image caption Olivia Rink says she works “at least 70 hours a week” on her fashion and lifestyle blog Consumer goods giant Unilever has taken a stand against “influencer marketers” who exaggerate their social media clout to earn more money promoting products. Is this the start of a brand backlash? Are […]

The man who was fired by a machine

Image copyright Ibrahim Diallo Image caption Ibrahim Diallo found himself jobless for three weeks with no idea why “It wasn’t the first time my key card failed, I assumed it was time to replace it.” So began a sequence of events that saw Ibrahim Diallo fired from his job, not by his manager but by […]

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