Processor flaw exposes 20 years of devices to new attack

All week, the tech world has been piecing through rumors of a potentially catastrophic flaw in an entire generation of processors — but with...

Bitcoin slump sees trades suspended on certain exchanges

Bitcoin plunged on Friday, extending a fall that saw the crypto-currency lose almost a third of its value from a record of nearly $20,000...

Google to open artificial intelligence centre in China

Google is deepening its push into artificial intelligence (AI) by opening a research centre in China, even though its search services remain blocked in...

‘Meghan Markle’ and ‘fidget spinners’ top UK Google search

"Meghan Markle", fiancee to Prince Harry, has been revealed by Google as the top most searched term in the UK for 2017. It puts the...

Facebook hits back at former executive Chamath Palihapitiya

Facebook has responded to a former executive who said the social network, and other services like it, was "ripping society apart". Chamath Palihapitiya made the...

Apple ‘to buy Shazam for $400m’

Apple is close to buying the music recognition app Shazam for about $400m (£300m), media reports say. Shazam, a UK company founded in 1999, allows...

Calls for Twitch to police ‘sexual streaming’

Scroll through the In Real Life (IRL) section of streaming site Twitch and you could be forgiven for thinking, now and then, that you...

Calls for Twitch to police ‘sexual streaming’

Scroll through the In Real Life (IRL) section of streaming site Twitch and you could be forgiven for thinking, now and then, that you...

Bitcoin futures trading begins on CBOE exchange in Chicago

Bitcoin has begun trading on a major exchange for the first time. It launched on the CBOE futures exchange in Chicago at 23:00 GMT Sunday,...

German spy agency warns of Chinese LinkedIn espionage

China is using fake LinkedIn profiles to gather information on German officials and politicians, the German intelligence agency (BfV) has said. The agency alleges that...

Net neutrality protesters take to the streets

Protesters want Congress to step in and stop the FCC's vote next week to end net neutrality regulation. Protesters gathered in front of Verizon stores...

Google Home Mini resurrects touch play controls

After disabling touch input due to privacy concerns, Google's bringing extra controls to its side buttons on the Home Mini speaker. The top touch functionality...

San Francisco to restrict goods delivery robots

San Francisco officials have voted to restrict where delivery robots can go in the city, in a blow for the burgeoning industry. Start-ups will have...

Millions ‘stolen’ in NiceHash Bitcoin heist

"Highly professional" hackers made off with around 4,700 Bitcoin from a leading mining service, a Bitcoin exchange has said. The value of Bitcoin is currently...

Is Apple getting sloppy?

Well, you don't see that every day - Apple has rushed out a patch to fix a major security bug. It had been revealed that...

Google’s ‘superhuman’ DeepMind AI claims chess crown

Google says its AlphaGo Zero artificial intelligence program has triumphed at chess against world-leading specialist software within hours of teaching itself the game from...

Google Amazon row leads to restricted YouTube access

Google plans to stop Amazon's Fire TV streaming devices being able to use YouTube from the start of 2018. The search giant has also blocked...

Sad poop emoji gets flushed after row

Plans to introduce a "frowning pile of poo" emoji have been flushed from the latest proposals by the group in charge of creating the...

Google pledges 10,000 staff to tackle extremist content

Google will dedicate more than 10,000 staff to rooting out violent extremist content on YouTube in 2018, the video sharing website's chief has said. Writing...

Millions caught in virtual keyboard app data breach

Security researchers claim to have found the personal data of 31 million Android users of the keyboard app Ai.type after finding an open database...