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‘Make or break’ moment for 5G

A fight over access to radio-wave frequencies for 5G mobile data is coming to a head as officials decide how wavelengths should be allocated. The European Space Agency has warned opening up the airwaves will harm climate change research and make weather forecasting more difficult. But a mobile industry group …

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Payments giants abandon Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency

Facebook had said it hoped to launch Libra in 2020 Mastercard, Visa, eBay and payments firm Stripe have pulled out of Facebook’s embattled cryptocurrency project, Libra. Their move, first reported in the Financial Times , follows the withdrawal of PayPal, announced last week. It represents a huge blow to the social …

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Dyson has scrapped its electric car project

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Dyson, the UK-based company best known for its vacuum cleaners, has scrapped a project to build electric cars. The firm, headed by inventor Sir James Dyson, said its engineers had developed a “fantastic electric car” but that it would not hit the roads because it was not …

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US unemployment rate falls to 50-year low of 3.5%

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The US unemployment rate has fallen to a 50-year low, possibly easing recession worries after recent weak economic data. The Labor Department figures showed that the rate fell to 3.5% in September from 3.7%, with the economy adding 136,000 jobs last month. In addition, August data was …

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These coolest 7 AI gadgets are redefining smart homes

When home assistant devices entered the market, we thought that it was the coolest invention of recent times which will eradicate the need of a personal assistant or even looking at your phone to google queries. Smart assistants like Siri and Alexa are like an extended memory systems to keep …

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Facebook can be ordered to remove posts worldwide

Facebook and similar apps and websites can be ordered to take down illegal posts worldwide after a landmark ruling from the EU’s highest court. Platforms may also have to seek out similar examples of the illegal content and remove them, instead of waiting for each to be reported. One expert …

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Apple responds to iPhone factory criticism

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Apple has responded to a report by a campaign group which criticised working conditions at a factory where iPhones are made. According to the report , Foxconn workers were not getting bonuses, were being made to do overtime and too many temporary workers were being hired. Under Chinese …

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Samsung Galaxy Fold to be launched on 6 September

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Samsung’s first foldable phone will go on sale on Friday after problems delayed its initial release. The Galaxy Fold will be available on 6 September in South Korea, followed by select countries including the US, the UK and Singapore. The release of the nearly $2,000 (£1,634) device …

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Huawei’s next phone won’t have Google apps

Image copyrightREUTERS Huawei’s next flagship smartphone will not come with Google’s popular apps including Maps and YouTube. Google confirmed that due to a US government ban on sales to Huawei, it could not license its apps to the Chinese smartphone giant. It also means the next Huawei phone will not …

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The robo racing cars accelerating driverless tech

I mage copyrightROBORACEImage captionThis racing car has no driver but still manages not to crash Johannes Betz is not your typical racing car driver. For a start, he doesn’t get in the vehicle – it’s driverless. As a post-doctoral researcher, he is in charge of the Technical University of Munich’s …

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US delays Huawei trade ban for another 90 days

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The US Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, has confirmed a ban on Chinese technology giant Huawei will not come into force for another 90 days. The US blacklisted the company in May because of national security concerns. Huawei was then granted a temporary permit in order to ease …

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YouTube: LGBT video-makers sue claiming discrimination

Image copyrightYOUTUBEYouTubers Amp Somers, Chrissy Chambers and Chase Ross are suing YouTube A group of YouTube video-makers is suing it and parent company Google, claiming both discriminate against LGBT-themed videos and their creators. The group claims YouTube restricts advertising on LGBT videos and limits their reach and discoverability. But YouTube …

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Facebook urged to shut groups seeking fake Amazon reviews

  Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESRecruiters are still using social media to find people to write fake reviews, says Which? Facebook is failing to shut down groups on its site where fake Amazon reviews are sold, consumer group Which? claims. Facebook was urged in June by the Competition and Markets Authority to probe …

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8chan far-right forum offline as Cloudflare cuts support

  8chan will likely be targeted by cyberattacks seeking to knock it offline The far-right web forum 8chan, used to celebrate mass shootings and spread suspects’ so-called “manifestos”, has been forced offline after losing its cyber-security protection. Cloudflare, a San Francisco-based firm that provides added security for websites to prevent …

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How to retrieve deleted whatsapp messages

How To Retrieve Deleted WhatsApp Messages WhatsApp WhatsApp is a cross-platform instant messaging application that allows smartphone users to exchange texts, images, videos and audio messages for free. It boasts of regular 1.5 billion users who it enables to send, archive, star and delete messages. Here are ways to retrieve …

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