Netflix shares plunge as subscriber growth rate stalls

Image copyright Netflix Image caption Netflix’s The Crown received 13 Emmy nominations this year Netflix shares plunged by more than 14% in after-hours trade on Monday, after the firm reported disappointing subscriber growth. Netflix said it added 5.2 million subscribers in the three months to the end of June, the same number it did during […]

Amazon faces web issues around the world on Prime Day

Image copyright Amazon screenshot Shoppers in the US and elsewhere are struggling to access Amazon’s website as one of its biggest annual sales, Prime Day, gets under way. Many reported the e-commerce platform had crashed, showing them only an error message that read: “sorry, something went wrong on our end”. The issues are centred on […]

Apple unveils its latest emojis on World Emoji Day

Image copyright Apple Image caption Ta da! Apple has revealed its latest batch of emojis – coming soon to an iPhone near you It’s a great day to be bald, ginger, grey, or curly-haired – or, indeed, a lobster. All of the above have made it into the latest batch of Apple emojis, unveiled to […]

Formula 1: The tech driving the races

BBC Click has been given exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the technology behind F1. Spencer Kelly saw a wheel gun that enables a tyre to be changed in less than two seconds and the 360 degree cameras on cars that could put fans in a virtual driving seat. See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick. Source […]

Rose gold: The fashion trend that just won’t go away

Image copyright Stella Lunardy Couture Image caption Why are shoppers so obsessed with rose gold? Walk along a fashionable street, from London to Jakarta, and you’re likely to see passers-by wearing at least one item of rose gold clothing, or carrying a rose gold bag or accessory. The colour, an unusual shade of pink, seems […]

Jenson Button: ‘Engineering skill beats natural talent’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jenson Button wants to reverse an international shortage of recruits into engineering Jenson Button may be a Formula One world champion, but a lack of engineering skills nearly ended his career in its infancy. The racing driver admits he faced a steep learning curve as his technical knowledge left […]

Business booming for giant cargo planes

$7tn of goods travel by air every year. Much of it goes in the hold of normal airliners. But for those big, awkward loads, something rather larger is required. Source link

Apple iCloud: State firm hosts user data in China

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption In February, Apple moved iCloud encryption keys for Chinese users to China ICloud data belonging to Apple’s China-based users is now in the hands of the Chinese government. The emails, pictures and text messages of users in China are now being managed by a division of the state-owned firm, […]

Elon Musk’s farting unicorn fight settled

Image copyright Elon Musk Image caption Elon Musk tweeted a picture of Tom Edwards’ mug in February 2017 Tesla boss Elon Musk has reached an agreement with a Colorado potter who accused the billionaire of using his farting unicorn without permission. Tom Edwards did not specify what exactly had been agreed – saying only that […]

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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