Technology

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Thursday, June 6, 2019

History teacher banned from YouTube for ‘hate speech’

History teacher banned from YouTube for ‘hate speech’

The channel featured educational videos of Nazi propaganda speeches for teachers and students.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019

Twitter tackles fake news with British start-up

Twitter tackles fake news with British start-up

Twitter has acquired a London-based start-up that’s developed artificial intelligence technology to understand fake news.

Average Briton shares over 90k social media posts in their lifetime

Average Briton shares over 90k social media posts in their lifetime

Average Briton shares over 90k social media posts in their lifetime

The average Briton shares the equivalent of over 92,000 social media posts in their lifetime, a study has found.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Monday, May 20, 2019

Half of Britons not aware worldwide web a UK invention, study finds

Half of Britons not aware worldwide web a UK invention, study finds

Half of Britons not aware worldwide web a UK invention, study finds

Half of Britons do not know that the worldwide web was a British invention, a study has found.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

European investment in UK tech surges despite Brexit uncertainty

European investment in UK tech surges despite Brexit uncertainty

Britain’s tech industry has had a surge in European investors despite Brexit uncertainty, according to a new report.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Effect of social media on teenagers ‘trivial in size’

Teenagers’ social media use has ‘trivial’ effect on happiness

Teenagers’ social media use has ‘trivial’ effect on happiness

The effects of social media on the life satisfaction of teenagers are "trivial" in size, a new study suggests.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

New criminal record system puts UK 'back at square one'

New criminal record system puts UK 'back at square one'

New criminal record system puts UK 'back at square one'

The chair of the Public Accounts Committee has said the new criminal record system puts the UK "back at square one". 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Fibre-optic broadband to be rolled out across NHS

Fibre-optic broadband to be rolled out across NHS

Fibre-optic broadband will soon be present in all hospitals and GP surgeries, according to the health secretary.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019

David Icke: 5G could have ‘catastrophic effects on human health’

David Icke: 5G could have ‘catastrophic effects on human health’

David Icke: 5G could have ‘catastrophic effects on human health’

Theorist David Icke has said that the implementation of a 5G network could have “catastrophic effects on human health”.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Twelve Institutes of Technology created to ‘address skill needs’

Twelve Institutes of Technology created to ‘address skill needs’

Twelve Institutes of Technology created to ‘address skill needs’

The education secretary has set up 12 Institutes of Technology across the country to “address the skill needs of businesses”.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

Culture secretary: New online safety laws are not about 'restricting speech'

New online safety laws are not about 'restricting speech'

New online safety laws are not about 'restricting speech'

Jeremy Wright has said that new online safety laws are about “controlling harms” on social media platforms, not restricting individuals’ freedom of speech.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Contraceptive patch

Contraceptive jewellery developed by scientists

Contraceptive jewellery developed by scientists

Women may be able to protect themselves from pregnancy in the future by wearing an earring.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

‘Mod cons’ save people an average of 13 days a year

‘Mod cons’ save people an average of 13 days a year

‘Mod cons’ save people an average of 13 days a year

Modern conveniences, such as contactless payments and microwaves, save people an average of 51 minutes a day, a study has found – the equivalent of 13 days a year.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Viagogo 'one of the worst offenders' in online ticket touting

Viagogo 'one of the worst offenders' in online ticket touting

MPs have warned music fans to avoid ticket resale site Viagogo over allegations it is breaching consumer law.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

Hyundai creates app to unlock and control cars using your mobile phone

Hyundai creates mobile app to unlock and control your car remotely

Hyundai creates mobile app to unlock and control your car remotely

The car manufacturer has created an app that allows users to unlock and control their cars using their mobile phones.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019

Dorset school targeted in suspected ransomware attack

Dorset school targeted in suspected ransomware attack

Students at a Dorset secondary school have had their GCSE coursework held hostage by hackers.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Fax machines to be banned across the NHS by 2020

Fax machines to be banned across the NHS by 2020

Fax machines to be banned across the NHS

Fax machines will be banned across the NHS under plans to modernise the outdated technology and IT systems in the institution.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Eye

'If you're not paying for something online, you are probably the product', says tech expert

'If you're not paying for something online, you are probably the product'

A tech expert has warned internet users that if they're not paying for something online, like Facebook or Google, they are "probably the product".

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Church uses smartphone app to engage congregation

Church uses smartphone app to engage congregation

Church uses smartphone app to engage congregation

Church is trialling the use of a live voting smartphone app during sermons to improve the engagement of the congregation.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

More than 20,000 applications for divorce since new service launch in May

More than 20,000 applications for divorce since new service launch in May

More than 20,000 applications for divorce since new service launch in May

More than 20,000 applications for divorce have been made online since a new service was launched in May.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Messages are being distributed from the default Samsung Messages app

Samsung investigating phones sending rogue picture messages

Samsung investigating phones sending rogue picture messages

Messages are being distributed from the default Samsung Messages app – but don't show the files have been sent

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Chinese police officers use facial recognition glasses to find suspects

Chinese police officers use facial recognition glasses to find suspects

Chinese police officers use facial recognition glasses to find suspects

The officers are stationed at the Zhengzhou East high-speed rail station

Monday, February 5, 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018

Drivers in France banned from using phone even when pulled over

Drivers in France banned from using phone even when pulled over

Drivers in France banned from using phone even when pulled over

French drivers can only use their phone if they are in a parking space or broken down

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

China 'trials facial recognition technology to track Muslim-dominated villages'

China 'trials facial recognition technology to track Muslim-dominated villages'

China 'trials facial recognition technology to track Muslim-dominated villages'

There are around 10 million Muslim Uygurs, which is a Turkic ethnic group, living in the area of Xinjiang

Friday, January 12, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

Surgeon uses virtual reality to assist in operation thousands of miles away

Surgeon uses virtual reality to assist in operation thousands of miles away

Surgeon uses virtual reality to assist in operation thousands of miles away

Chief doctor Ye Zhewei was 2,300 miles away from the operation he was conducting

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Thursday, January 4, 2018

LG Electronics to unveil robots to rival jobs at supermarkets, hotels and airports

LG Electronics unveil robots to work in supermarkets, hotels and airports

LG Electronics unveil robots to work in supermarkets, hotels and airports

The robots will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Rufus Hound responds to Twitter troll blasting him over warning about the dangers of technology

Rufus Hound responds to Twitter troll blasting him over warning about the dangers of technology

Rufus Hound responds to Twitter troll blasting him for technology warning

A Twitter user took exception to our host's warning on the dangers of technology

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Self-driving shuttle bus crashes on first day of use in Las Vegas

Self-driving shuttle bus crashes on first day of use in Las Vegas

Self-driving shuttle bus crashes on first day of use in Las Vegas

Officials say the fault of the crash lies with the driver of a lorry which hit the bus

Friday, November 3, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017

Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could 'replace humans altogether'

Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could 'replace humans altogether'

Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could 'replace humans altogether'

The physicist says artificial intelligence may be able to improve itself and outperform human beings

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Dubai police unveil motorbike drones for officers

Check out this amazing drone motorbike unveiled in Dubai

Check out this amazing drone motorbike unveiled in Dubai

The device was created by Russian drone company Hoversurf

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Police facial recognition trial leads wrongful arrest at Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival: Police facial recognition trial leads to wrongful arrest

Police facial recognition trial leads wrongful arrest at Notting Hill Carnival

The police trial also led to 35 false matches leading some to question the reliability of the technology

Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

Google CEO calls for inclusive workplace after man was sacked for anti-diversity memo

Google CEO calls for more inclusive workplace after man was sacked for anti-diversity memo

Google CEO calls for more inclusive workplace after anti-diversity memo

Sundar Pichai says he wants girls to know there is a place for them in the technology industry

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Alt-right criticises Google for sacking employee over gender stereotypes

Steve Bannon's Breitbart leads alt-right attack on Google for sacking employee over sexist email

Breitbart leads alt-right attack on Google for sexist email sacking

James Damore sent a document to other Google employees which claimed 'women, on average, have more neuroticism'

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Gambian students denied US visa to present robot at international competition

Afghan girls denied US visa to present robot at international competition

Afghan girls denied US visa to present robot at international competition

A team from the Gambia also wanted to go to the competition, but have been denied a visa

Monday, June 26, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

'Cyber-attack on Parliament was probably about prestige as hackers weren't careful'

'Cyber-attack on Parliament was probably about prestige as hackers weren't careful'

'Cyber-attack on Parliament was probably about prestige'

Applied futurist Tom Cheesewright says the attack appears not to have been sophisticated

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Geologists falsely report 5.1 magnitude earthquake in Italy due to technical error

Geologists falsely report 5.1 magnitude earthquake in Italy due to technical error

Geologists falsely report 5.1 magnitude earthquake in Italy

An earthquake with a magnitude of 1.6 took place in Pieve Torina, but it was accidentally reported as a 5.1 magnitude earthquake

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

North Korea creates its own tablet called the iPad

North Korea creates its own tablet called the iPad

North Korea creates its own tablet called the iPad

A company named Ryonghung has launched a new tablet which runs on a customised version of the Android system

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Parasite-like robots control where turtles roam by rewarding them with food

Parasite-like robots control turtures by rewarding them with food - and other animals could be next

Parasite-like robots control where turtles roam by rewarding them with food

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have created a robot which sits on turtles' backs and controls them

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

'Social media companies are completely irresponsible and need to admit there is a problem', says CHIS

Tech companies turning a blind eye to child sexting, says campaigner John Carr

Tech companies turning a blind eye to child sexting, says campaigner

John Carr says tech firms are perfectly capable of stamping out the problem - but they don't want to

Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

Amazon's new Echo Dot (supplied)

Hands on review: Amazon Echo Dot

Hands on review: Amazon Echo Dot

Tech reviewer Edward Swift has a look at the new Amazon Echo Dot, which was released in the UK yesterday

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Apple iPhone 7: 'The excitement in the general public is certainly diminishing', says technology expert

Apple iPhone 7: Public's excitement is waning, says technology expert

Apple iPhone 7: Public's excitement is waning, says technology expert

The Apple iPhone 7 was launched yesterday, but 'people get sick of being told to pay £1000 every year' says journalist Josh White

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Bob Mills learns some technical lingo!

'I taught you to walk!' - Bob Mills gets a technical lingo lowdown

'I taught you to walk!' - Bob Mills gets a technical lingo lowdown

Producer Cornelius and technology editor Thomas Tamblyn take care not to patronise talkRADIO's afternoon show presenter

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Thursday, June 9, 2016

SodaStream, beer and Noel Edmonds, it's the Work Experience Tech Review

SodaStream, beer and Noel Edmonds: it's the Work Experience Tech Review

SodaStream, beer and Noel Edmonds: it's the Work Experience Tech Review

Andrew joins Jon Holmes for some geeky gadgetry