Why Pokemon Go may have passed its peak

Why Pokemon Go may have passed its peak

Image copyright Press Association Image caption Pokemon Go broke week-one App Store records, according to Apple It is quite possibly the biggest gaming phenomenon of the smartphone age – but is Pokemon Go’s popularity dwindling? Since the augmented-reality app launched in July, Pokemon Go has swept up gamers in a craze of monster-catching across the […]

Google punishes sites with pop-up adverts

Google punishes sites with pop-up adverts

Image copyright Google Image caption Google wants to discourage websites from obscuring their content with large ads Google is to penalise websites that feature intrusive pop-up adverts. It is updating the algorithms used to rank its search results so that offending pages are more likely to get lower placings. The change is due to come […]

University hit 21 times in one year by ransomware

University hit 21 times in one year by ransomware

Image copyright Getty Images Universities and NHS trusts in England have been hit hard by ransomware in the last year, according to Freedom of Information requests carried out by two cybersecurity firms. Bournemouth University, which boasts a cybersecurity centre, has been hit 21 times in the last 12 months. Twenty-eight NHS Trusts said they had […]

How good is Tibet’s Beijing-backed search engine?

How good is Tibet’s Beijing-backed search engine?

Image copyright Yongzim.com Image caption Yongzim’s ‘news’ sections leads to Chinese state media A Tibetan search engine, backed by the Chinese authorities, has been launched. Yongzim claims to be better at handling complex searches involving several words in the language than any alternative. But a spokesman for the government in exile, the Central Tibetan Administration, […]

What should Tesla’s next vehicle be after the Model 3 and Model Y? Our poll results – Green Car Reports

What should Tesla’s next vehicle be after the Model 3 and Model Y? Our poll results – Green Car Reports

Follow John Add to circle 2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011 Enlarge Photo In broad plan, Tesla Motors has stuck by the “secret master plan” it published 10 years ago. It launched the low-volume all-electric Roadster, then the higher-volume Model S sedan and its Model X crossover utility vehicle offshoots, all […]

At 25, the World Wide Web Is Still a Long Way From Reality – WIRED

Twenty-five years ago today, Tim Berners-Lee unleashed the World Wide Web, publishing the first public webpage. Well, maybe. The exact date is controversial. But now is as good a time as any to check in on the state of the web, which did more than any other technology to take the Internet mainstream. From its […]

Jawbone just lost its big case against Fitbit – Business Insider

Jawbone just lost its big case against Fitbit – Business Insider

The Fitbit Alta fitness tracker. Fitbit Fitbit did not steal Jawbone’s trade secrets, according to a ruling issued on Tuesday by the US International Trade Commission (ITC). The case began when Jawbone accused Fitbit of poaching its employees and using their knowledge of Jawbone’s trade secrets. Jawbone also claimed that Fitbit violated some of Jawbone’s patents. […]