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  • Boston Dynamics shows off upgraded Spot Mini robot dog

    November 14, 2017 9:39 AM 20

    A teaser video displays the Spot Mini's lithe movement, as its angular legs let it perform a speed turn around a wall. A sneak preview of its upgraded Spot Mini robot has been released, showing a robust chassis and sensor housing with a sleek black and yellow colour scheme. In the teaser video, the Spot Mini's lithe movement is visible, with its angular

  • Life's a beach: eBay takes action after someone 'illegally' tried to sell Hawaii sand

    November 6, 2017 5:53 PM 17

    The website removed the listing as it is illegal to take sand from Hawaii beaches. Online auction and sales company eBay has removed multiple listings of sand said to be taken from Hawaii beaches. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Saturday (4 November) that it asked the company about the listings before they were taken down. Among them was a listing

  • WWE Fappening leaks continue: Stolen nude snaps of divas JoJo and Maria Kanellis posted online

    November 6, 2017 5:27 PM 14

    "These are just the preliminary Maria leaks," one website claimed, promising more. Sexual images of two more female WWE stars – Maria Kanellis and Joseann 'JoJo' Offerman – appear to have been leaked online, reportedly after being stolen by hackers. A lurid adult website, the same which published the "Fappening 2.0" leak of celebrity pictures earlier

  • Samsung's new ad pokes fun at iPhone X's 'notch'

    November 6, 2017 8:44 AM 28

    Samsung's new advert makes fun of the iPhone X just days after its launch, which saw people queue up in cities across the world. The two companies have been embroiled in countless battles over the years for the dominance of the smartphone market. The ad, called Growing Up, shows the man over the years with the various iPhones - and how they compare to the Galaxy

  • Profits boost for Apple as the iPhone X arrives in stores

    November 3, 2017 4:35 AM 31

    Apple reported a net profit rise of 19% compared to last year, as the £999 phone hit 50 markets around the world. Demand for the £999 new phone, which opened for pre-orders last week, has been "off the charts", with a queue of 350 people outside Apple's store in Sydney, Australia, on Friday morning. The tech giant forecast fiscal first-quarter revenue

  • Hetzner hack: Top South African web host hit with mega-breach, every client may be exposed

    November 2, 2017 3:40 PM 11

    Firm provides internet hosting services to more than 40,000 customers. Hackers have compromised a major database maintained by Hetzner Ltd, one of the largest data centre and web hosting services in South Africa. The Johannesburg-based company said on Wednesday (1 November) that a key client portal called "konsoleH" had been accessed by unknown cybercriminals

  • Lloyds and Halifax down: Online banking taken out by glitch

    November 2, 2017 1:26 PM 42

    Cash withdrawals remain unaffected. Lloyds and Halifax customers have been locked out of their own accounts due to an internet banking glitch. Customers have been questioning the banks on Twitter ever since the glitch appeared on Thursday morning (2 November). When trying to log on, users are being greeted by an error message. Several people have even been told they do not hold accounts

  • Xbox One X update: New Microsoft console gets killer 4K app in time for release date

    November 2, 2017 10:13 AM 16

    XBOX ONE X gets a brand new 4K app that will really showcase the power of the console. Xbox One X has been given a boost ahead of release date, as another killer 4K app makes its debut on the console. Microsoft has just confirmed that the Amazon Prime Video app is now available on Xbox One and Xbox One X. Amazon Prime customers can now stream TV shows

  • The robo-companionship of Sony's Aibo dog requires an expensive cloud subscription service

    November 1, 2017 1:31 PM 15

    The robo-pet can learn what makes its owner happy. Sony has revived its Aibo pet robot range, more than 10 years after the bionic dog was given theOld Yeller treatment. The new model comes with OLED display eyes to convey expression, 22 body axes for fluid movement and fish-eye cameras to see and recognise faces. But the biggest change for the 2017 model

  • Google's cheeseburger emoji is on the grill... all because of the incorrect placement of cheese!

    October 30, 2017 11:35 AM 11

    Users compared it to the Apple emoji in which the cheese is on top of the patty. Emojis have replaced words in the world of online communication. So it comes as no surprise that users are particular about what these icons represent. So much so that people took to Twitter to debate a Google emoji that they have a big problem with — the cheeseburger