• LG made 1.2 cents in profit for every phone it sold

    Jul 29, 2015

    LG made 1.2 cents in profit for every phone it sold LG's latest earnings report shows just how tough the smartphone market is getting. On the one hand, LG Mobile shipped 8.1 million LTE smartphones, its best result ever. On the other hand, it sold fewer premium models in Korea and spent a lot of money...

  • VIDEO: Can mini printer reinvent instant snaps?

    Jul 29, 2015

    The BBC's John Maguire's reports on how new mobile phone technology could be helping with the reintroduction of printed photos.

  • Microsoft now rolling out free Windows 10 upgrades

    Jul 29, 2015

    Microsoft now rolling out free Windows 10 upgrades Today's the day! Windows 10 is now available in 190 countries as a free upgrade to Windows 7 or 8.1 owners. Replacing an OS is no one's idea of fun, but we're actually looking forward to this one. First off, we'll be leaving behind the most hated ver...

  • Amazon suggests airspace for drones

    Jul 29, 2015

    US online retailer Amazon calls for a separate airspace zone for commercial drone flights that could deliver goods to customers.

  • This Netherlands bank lets you use your voice as your password

    Jul 29, 2015

    This Netherlands bank lets you use your voice as your password Online banking is usually an exercise in remembering complicated pin numbers or passwords -- but what if there was an easier way? In the Netherlands, there is: banking customers who use the ING Netherlands app can now long into their bank account, ch...

  • Japanese scientists fire the world's most powerful laser

    Jul 29, 2015

    Japanese scientists fire the world's most powerful laser A team of researchers from Osaka University recently fired the most powerful laser on the planet: a 2 petawatt pulse, that's 2 quadrillion watts, albeit for just one trillionth of a second. It's called the LFEX (Laser for Fast Ignition Experiments) a...

  • Windows 10 launch is 'new era'

    Jul 29, 2015

    Wednesday's global launch of Windows 10 marks a “new era” for personal computing, Microsoft’s chief executive tells the BBC.

  • VIDEO: Microsoft boss Nadella on Windows 10

    Jul 29, 2015

    Satya Nadella has been at the helm at Microsoft since February 2014. Windows 10, which was released globally on Wednesday, is his most important milestone yet.

  • VIDEO: Rory gets a Windows 10 crash course

    Jul 29, 2015

    Rory Cellan-Jones goes hands-on with Windows 10 and tries out some of the operating system's new features.

  • This Arduino Basic Kit has everything a newbie maker could ask for

    Jul 29, 2015

    This Arduino Basic Kit has everything a newbie maker could ask for It's easy to think about tinkering around with Arduino, but take more than 30 seconds to look at the platform, and suddenly it becomes daunting: not only do you need an Arduino itself, but to get started you need resisters, wires, LEDs, screens and a...

  • Nokia's virtual reality camera is designed for filmmakers

    Jul 29, 2015

    Nokia's virtual reality camera is designed for filmmakers Nokia has just revealed a new camera for filmmakers called OZO that can capture virtual reality videos. But unlike similar devices from GoPro and Samsung unveiled in the past months, it's not a flattened circle with cameras but a spherical ball-like ...

  • Qualcomm's wireless charging tech now works on metal phones

    Jul 29, 2015

    Qualcomm's wireless charging tech now works on metal phones Until now, you've had a choice: a smartphone with a sleek metal chassis, or one that played nice with wireless charging standards. Those days may be over. Qualcomm just announced that its WiPower charging technology can now power smartphones, tablets...

  • Yahoo could launch an iMessage competitor tomorrow

    Jul 29, 2015

    Those of us old-school instant messaging warriors remember the day when Yahoo! Messenger was the king of the IM clients. The purple search giant is hoping that day may well be at hand again. A new report suggests that Yahoo might announced a beautifully designed and extremely versatile cross-platform messaging app tomorrow. According to sources […]

  • Elio Motors crowdfunds $25 million to build its 84 mpg 3-wheeler

    Jul 29, 2015

    Elio Motors crowdfunds $25 million to build its 84 mpg 3-wheeler Well, that didn't take long. After a month of asking for individual investors to pony up some money through the crowdfunding site StartEngine, Elio Motors announced today that it has reached the $25 million level. Now, that doesn't mean that Elio jus...

  • What's on your HDTV: 'Review', 'American Summer', 'Reading Rainbow'

    Jul 29, 2015

    What's on your HDTV: 'Review', 'American Summer', 'Reading Rainbow' We're checking in a bit late with this week's selections of what to watch -- luckily the highlights are yet to come. For anyone who writes or reads reviews, Comedy Central's Review with Forest Macneil is ready to scratch your scoring itch in a funny,...

  • White House speeds up (and opens up) online petitions

    Jul 29, 2015

    White House speeds up (and opens up) online petitions The White House's We the People site is supposed to help the government hear your calls for change, but that isn't quite how it worked out: backlogs meant that it took ages to respond to petitions. You'll be glad to hear that the service is getting a...

  • Netflix schedules loads of new shows, says why 'Lilyhammer' died

    Jul 29, 2015

    Netflix schedules loads of new shows, says why 'Lilyhammer' died You won't have to wonder about when Netflix will start streaming much of its its exclusive and original programming -- the company has provided scheduling for seemingly all of it in one shot. To begin with, it's renewing the weird-yet-familiar cartoo...

  • Pentagon shuts down Joint Chiefs' email network

    Jul 29, 2015

    Pentagon shuts down Joint Chiefs' email network The Department of Defense reportedly shut down an unclassified email system on Tuesday after detecting "suspicious activity" over the weekend, according to CNN. The network served General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well...

  • VIDEO: AI-powered advert writes itself

    Jul 29, 2015

    A London-based advertising agency is using artificial intelligence to see if it can create a perfect advert

  • Will Windows 10 prove a winner?

    Jul 29, 2015

    A look at what's new in Microsoft's latest operating system - and why it might be the "last" big release of its kind.

  • Twitter boss 'not satisfied' with growth

    Jul 29, 2015

    Twitter's revenue and earnings for the second quarter have beaten expectations, but co founder Jack Dorsey says he is "not satisfied" with its user growth.

  • CBS plans to livestream Super Bowl commercials for the first time

    Jul 29, 2015

    CBS plans to livestream Super Bowl commercials for the first time If you've been livestreaming the Super Bowl and missing out on all of those commercials, that's about to change. Variety reports CBS will stream all of the ads during the game in February, so those watching via the internet will be privy to the same ...

  • 9 unlikely objects that are smarter by the second

    Jul 29, 2015

    Apparently, it isn’t enough that our phones, appliances, TVs, thermostats and light bulbs are getting Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections so we can control them remotely and teach them our habits. No — some enterprising souls are looking at their stuff and just gasping at how dumb all of it is. And so, things that we […]

  • Cult film 'Hawk the Slayer' gets a sequel with help from Rebellion

    Jul 29, 2015

    Cult film 'Hawk the Slayer' gets a sequel with help from Rebellion When Hawk the Slayer came out in 1980, Jason Kingsley became an instant fan. The film features magic swords, elven mindstones, giants, dwarves, sorcerers and a massive battle between pure evil and noble good. Think Dungeons & Dragons in real life, on...

  • VIDEO: Scientists fear robotic weapons

    Jul 29, 2015

    More than 1,000 scientists, including Stephen Hawking, have called for a ban on developing artificial intelligence for military use and to build robotic weapons.

  • HBO Now comes to Verizon's internet customers

    Jul 28, 2015

    HBO Now comes to Verizon's internet customers Cablevision isn't the only big US internet provider offering HBO Now -- Verizon* is also joining the fray. Anyone with broadband on Big Red can now use their existing account to sign up for the cord cutter service, complete with the usual 30-day tria...

  • Amazon proposes a delivery drone flight plan

    Jul 28, 2015

    Amazon proposes a delivery drone flight plan Following the FAA's recent relaxation of commercial drone flight regulations, Amazon is forging ahead with plans to employ the machines for deliveries. But first, the company has proposed some ground rules to keep the fledgling industry flying safely...

  • German privacy watchdog orders Facebook to stay out of usernames

    Jul 28, 2015

    German privacy watchdog orders Facebook to stay out of usernames Facebook's authentic name policy was meant to make the social media platform a safe place where "pretending to be anything or anyone isn't allowed." But, ironically the policy bred harassment instead of curtailing it. Most recently, Facebook blocked ...

  • Twitter is making more money while signing up fewer users

    Jul 28, 2015

    Twitter is making more money while signing up fewer users Twitter's got a new temporary boss in Jack Dorsey (who's actually the old boss) while it continues to search for a replacement for ex-CEO Dick Costolo as it dropped its second quarter earnings today. The bright spot is that its second quarter revenue...

  • Windows 10 review: the best of Windows 7 and 8

    Jul 28, 2015

    Windows 10 review: the best of Windows 7 and 8 The best thing about Windows 10 is that it's simply Windows, through and through. It's as if Microsoft realized that devaluing the desktop in Windows 8 was akin to sacrilege, and Windows 10 is its penance. At its core, it's a union of the best qualit...

 

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