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Teslas of the fjords?

Teslas of the fjords?

Image copyright Terje Erstad Image caption Trond Bonesmo welcomes Norway’s new low-carbon electric ferries It might be slow, but the romance of commuting by ferry is not lost on Trond Bonesmo as he boards MF Norangsfjord for the crossing from Magerholm to Sykkylven. “It’s a welcome break, and the view isn’t too bad either,” he […]

Anti-bullying campaigners call for a ban on chatbot app SimSimi

Anti-bullying campaigners call for a ban on chatbot app SimSimi

A chatbot app which has been linked to cyber bullying has been taken down in Ireland. Now there are calls by anti-bullying campaigners to ban the app in the UK too. The app, called SimSimi, can be “taught” responses by any user when certain names or words are typed in. It means that users – […]

Rentberry's controversial property bid site expands in US

Rentberry's controversial property bid site expands in US

Image copyright Rentberry Image caption The Rentberry website is expanding across the US How would you feel if, desperate for somewhere to live, you had to bid against other prospective renters? Some people were perturbed when Rentberry – a website that runs rental auctions – launched last year. In fact, in an article its own […]

Passenger jet approaching Heathrow in drone 'near-miss'

Passenger jet approaching Heathrow in drone 'near-miss'

Image copyright PA Image caption The Civil Aviation Authority said there have been four near misses recently where drones have been flown close to aircraft A passenger plane had a near-miss with a drone at 10,000ft as it approached Heathrow Airport. Pilots spotted a gadget with multiple arms and up to eight rotors pass by […]

Bogus boss scam

Bogus boss scam

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The moment you realise that wasn’t really the boss who asked you to make the payment The email from the boss looked kosher. He said a new supplier needed paying urgently – £50,000 to secure an important contract. He wanted it done as soon as possible because he was […]

Canada comes online

Canada comes online

Image copyright University of Toronto Image caption Geoff Hinton is known as the “godfather of deep learning” Canadian researchers have been behind some recent major breakthroughs in artificial intelligence. Now, the country is betting on becoming a big player in one of the hottest fields in technology, with help from the likes of Google and […]

AI to dominate banking, says report

AI to dominate banking, says report

Image copyright Getty Images Artificial intelligence will be the main way that banks interact with their customers within the next three years, a report from consultancy Accenture has suggested. Banks such as Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) are increasingly using chatbots to answer customer queries. The report examined the views of 600 bankers and other […]

Smartphone savers

Smartphone savers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Younger generations seem happy to pay, save and borrow only using their smartphones Mobile banking has changed the way we manage our money for good, and is saving us billions in bank charges, tech start-ups say. Charlie Kingston, a 22-year-old software engineer based in London, banks with mobile-only newcomer […]

WhatsApp must not be 'place for terrorists to hide'

WhatsApp must not be 'place for terrorists to hide'

Media captionAmber Rudd: “Intelligence services need to be able to get into encrypted services like WhatsApp” There must be “no place for terrorists to hide” and intelligence services must have access to encrypted messaging services, the home secretary has said. Khalid Masood killed four people in Westminster this week. It is understood his phone had […]

Row over US ISP customer data sales

Row over US ISP customer data sales

Image copyright EPA Image caption US ISPs could soon have fewer restrictions on the data they can gather on their customers US politicians have voted to remove rules that demanded ISPs got permission from customers before selling their browsing histories. The US Senate voted by a narrow majority to repeal the rules that were first […]