Carney warns on crypto-currency ‘mania’

Carney warns on crypto-currency ‘mania’

Media captionCarney calls for crypto-currency regulation Crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin should be regulated to crack down on illegal activities and protect the financial system, Mark Carney warned. The Bank of England governor said their inherent risks meant investments in digital currencies could lose money. “The time has come to hold the crypto-asset ecosystem to the […]

Bill Gates says crypto-currencies cause deaths

Bill Gates says crypto-currencies cause deaths

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bill Gates had previously spoken enthusiastically about Bitcoin Crypto-currencies are killing people in a “fairly direct way”, Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said. He was referring to the way digital currencies like Bitcoin are used to buy drugs like synthetic opioid fentanyl. In an “ask me anything” session on […]

AI finds novel way to beat classic Q*bert Atari video game

AI finds novel way to beat classic Q*bert Atari video game

Image caption The Atari game consoles were very popular in the 1980s Atari video game Q*bert has been beaten by an Artificial Intelligence program, which exploited a loophole that had never previously been discovered. The AI program used trial and error to uncover a quirk in the game’s code that let it score a huge […]

Equifax finds more victims of 2017 breach

Equifax finds more victims of 2017 breach

Image copyright Reuters Image caption US politicians have criticised Equifax, saying that it “botched” its earlier response to the breach The massive data breach suffered by credit-rating company Equifax hit more people than previously thought, the company has reported. In September last year Equifax said it had discovered that 145 million US customers may have […]

Free treats for students who put down phones

Free treats for students who put down phones

Image copyright Hold Image caption The three founders wanted to find a solution to device distraction An app that rewards students for time spent away from their phones is being released in the UK. Hold was developed by three students who met at Copenhagen Business School and wanted to develop something to help with the […]

Is Spotify really worth $23bn?

Is Spotify really worth $23bn?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Daniel Ek co-founded Swedish streaming company Spotify in 2006 Spotify has filed to list on the New York Stock Exchange in a move that may value the world’s biggest music streaming service at more than $23bn (£16.7bn). In an unconventional move, the firm will list shares directly on the […]

Google in historic ‘right to be forgotten’ challenge

Google in historic ‘right to be forgotten’ challenge

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The right to be forgotten will be extended in forthcoming EU legislation A businessman has taken Google to the High Court in London in what is being seen as a landmark case over “the right to be forgotten”. He is challenging Google’s decision not to remove a criminal conviction […]

Moon to get 4G mobile network

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Haier smartwatch has a built-in projector at MWC 2018

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Porn checks deadline looms amid uncertainty

Porn checks deadline looms amid uncertainty

Image copyright Getty Images A few weeks before a major change to the way in which UK viewers access online pornography, neither the government nor the appointed regulator has been able to provide details to the BBC about how it will work. From April 2018, people accessing porn sites will have to prove they are […]