Uber adds advance bookings in London

Uber adds advance bookings in London

Image copyright Reuters Transport app Uber has allowed customers in London to book journeys up to 30 days in advance. Until now, passengers could order a car only when they were ready to ride. Passengers may still be charged a higher “surge price” at the time of their scheduled ride if there is high demand […]

Mower prompts Northern Lights alert

Mower prompts Northern Lights alert

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The aurora is caused by the interaction of charged particles from the Sun with the Earth’s magnetic field A lawnmower has been blamed for wrongly triggering sensors that predict when the Northern Lights will be visible in the UK. A red alert issued via the Aurora Watch mailing list was […]

Asian companies have world’s worst cybersecurity says study

Asian companies have world’s worst cybersecurity says study

Image copyright Thinkstock Many Asian organisations are badly defended against cyber-attacks, a year-long investigation by US security company Mandiant indicates. The median time between a breach and its discovery was 520 days, it says. That is three times the global average. Asia was also 80% more likely to be targeted by hackers than other parts […]

Apple accused of iPhone 6 ‘touch disease’ defect

Apple accused of iPhone 6 ‘touch disease’ defect

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus first went on sale nearly two years ago Apple has been accused of failing to address a “design flaw” said to be causing many iPhone 6 and 6S handsets’ screens to flicker and become unresponsive to touch. The repair specialist iFixit published a […]

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 […]