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Nintendo Switch is fastest-selling US home console

Nintendo Switch is fastest-selling US home console

Image copyright Nintendo Image caption Super Mario Odyssey was released at the end of October The Nintendo Switch has been named America’s fastest-selling home games console. A total of 4.8 million units were sold in the US during the 10 months following the Switch’s launch there on 3 March last year. The Switch breaks tradition […]

CES 2018: Tech preview of the show's coolest new products

CES 2018: Tech preview of the show's coolest new products

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: First look at an electric virtual reality suit that shocks gamers that will be at CES 2018 All aboard the (self-driving) bus – next stop, CES: Las Vegas’ annual gigantic tech fest. About 4,000 companies – many of them start-ups – are arriving in town this […]

The Year of AI

The Year of AI

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption What if AI is harnessed by hackers for malicious purposes? Technology of Business has garnered opinions from dozens of companies on what they think will be the dominant global tech trends in 2018. Artificial intelligence (AI) dominates the landscape, closely followed, as ever, by cyber-security. But is AI an […]

Intel working with rivals to fix flaw

Intel working with rivals to fix flaw

Image copyright Getty Images Chip-maker Intel has said it is working with other major tech firms to fix flaws that could allow hackers to steal personal data from computer systems. The issue was originally linked to a flaw in Intel’s chips, but the firm said this was “incorrect”. “Many types of computing devices – with […]

Dating website eHarmony's 'scientific' match ad banned

Dating website eHarmony's 'scientific' match ad banned

Image copyright ASA A dating website’s claim that it used a “scientifically proven matching system” to pair up those looking for love, has been banned. An advert for eHarmony on the London Underground in July read: “It’s time science had a go at love”. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) called the claim “misleading”. The online […]

YouTube app removed from Amazon Fire TV kit early

YouTube app removed from Amazon Fire TV kit early

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Amazon Fire TV boxes now send people to the YouTube website The YouTube app has been removed from Amazon’s Fire TV devices four days earlier than expected, as a dispute between Amazon and Google continues. Fire TV devices now encourage people to use the YouTube website in a web […]

New Year Honours 2018: AI chief Demis Hassabis made CBE

New Year Honours 2018: AI chief Demis Hassabis made CBE

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption DeepMind chief executive Demis Hassabis British artificial intelligence researcher Demis Hassabis has been recognised on the New Year Honours list. Mr Hassabis is chief executive of DeepMind, which has developed software that can beat human experts at the complex board game Go. He was made a Commander of the […]

Police shoot man dead after alleged Call of Duty 'swatting' hoax

Police shoot man dead after alleged Call of Duty 'swatting' hoax

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAndrew Finch was shot at his front door on 28 December in Wichita, Kansas A man has been arrested after an alleged “swatting” prank call led to police shooting dead a 28-year-old man. Andrew Finch was shot at his front door on 28 December in Wichita, Kansas. […]

Contact made with 'missing' Angolan satellite

Contact made with 'missing' Angolan satellite

Image copyright AFP Image caption Launched on 26 December, Angosat-1 will improve TV, radio and net communications in Angola Russian scientists have restored communications with a satellite days after they lost contact with it. Launched on 26 December, Angosat-1 will boost mobile and net communications in Angola as well as broadcast radio and TV shows. […]

Edward Snowden's Haven app 'catches spies'

Edward Snowden's Haven app 'catches spies'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Edward Snowden has lived in exile in Russia since 2013 and does not carry a mobile phone US whistle-blower Edward Snowden has helped create an Android app designed to protect the possessions of journalists and human rights defenders. The software uses sensors – including a phone’s camera, microphone, gyroscope […]