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Future fuel

Future fuel

Image copyright PA Image caption Could London buses be run on coffee waste? Green entrepreneur Arthur Kay wants the red buses that have become a landmark of London to run on fuel generated by coffee waste. He runs Biobean, a start-up which is gathering waste from coffee chains such as Costa and converting it into […]

E3 2017: Super Mario Odyssey gets October date from Nintendo

E3 2017: Super Mario Odyssey gets October date from Nintendo

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Woohoo! It’s the voice of Mario Nintendo has said its next major Mario game will go on sale on 27 October. The date means the firm will be able to promote Super Mario Odyssey alongside its new Switch console in time for the Thanksgiving and Christmas […]

EU mobile roaming fees 'may still catch you out'

EU mobile roaming fees 'may still catch you out'

Image copyright Getty Images UK holidaymakers could still be caught out by high mobile phone bills despite a ban on roaming charges in the EU, the consumer group Which? has warned. Roaming charges, which are added by mobile operators for calls, texts and internet browsing when phone users are abroad, will be abolished from 15 […]

E3 2017: Microsoft unveils Xbox One X

E3 2017: Microsoft unveils Xbox One X

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: First look at the Xbox One X Microsoft has unveiled the latest games console in its line-up, a more powerful version of the Xbox One called the Xbox One X. The tech giant touted the machine’s specs, including its ability to run games in 4K ultra-HD, […]

News and sports websites 'vulnerable to attack'

News and sports websites 'vulnerable to attack'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many news and sport websites do not use secure HTTPS connections News and sports websites have some of the lowest levels of security adoption, a study has suggested. A team of cyber-security experts looked at the security protocols used by the top 500 sites in various industries and online […]

E3 2017: Gamers head to LA to play

E3 2017: Gamers head to LA to play

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thousands of people attend E3 every year Gamers from around the globe are heading to Los Angeles for the E3 video games showcase, which lays out what players can expect in the year ahead. E3 is traditionally an industry-only event, but in recent years some studios have held their […]

Europe seeks quick access to user data

Europe seeks quick access to user data

Image copyright Reuters Image caption One “emergency” proposal would give police forces direct access to servers Police forces across Europe could get data from net firms almost immediately under new European Commission plans. The proposals aim to help police act quickly in the wake of terror attacks to round up collaborators and suspects. One option […]

Sony sells one million VR headsets

Sony sells one million VR headsets

Image copyright Gallo Images Image caption Sony said sales had exceeded expectations Sony has sold more than one million virtual reality (VR) headsets, the company has said. President of Sony Interactive Entertainment Atsushi Morita said sales had “exceeded our expectations”. The headset, at $399 (£308), is cheaper than rival devices from Facebook and HTC. According […]

Amazon to discount Prime for US families on welfare

Amazon to discount Prime for US families on welfare

Image copyright AFP Image caption Paying for Amazon Prime gives customers access to the retailers’ online video services Amazon is to offer discounts on its Prime subscription service to Americans receiving financial aid from the US government. Instead of a monthly fee of $10.99 (£8.50), those eligible for the discounted rate will pay $5.99. Anyone […]

Baby bytes

Baby bytes

Image copyright Kristina Martin Image caption Ashley Albert used a breastfeeding app to help her keep track when nursing her girls Caring for a new baby can be an overwhelming experience – there’s lots to cope with and keep track of. And breastfeeding isn’t as easy as it looks. Can technology help new mums or […]