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Nintendo Switch cartridges 'taste so bad'

Nintendo Switch cartridges 'taste so bad'

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Nintendo Switch, released worldwide this week, is Nintendo’s latest home console Cartridges for the Nintendo Switch console taste foul because of a “bittering agent” intended to prevent them from being accidentally swallowed. The discovery was made after gamers noticed the repellent flavour. “I can still taste it. Do not […]

Dear Travis…

Dear Travis…

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Travis Kalanick accepts he needs to improve his leadership skills “This is the first time I’ve been willing to admit that I need leadership help and I intend to get it.” On Monday night, Travis Kalanick, Uber’s boss, was obliged to grovel over his behaviour towards his driver. And, […]

MWC 2017: DJI drones use plane avoidance tech

MWC 2017: DJI drones use plane avoidance tech

Image copyright DJI Image caption The M200 series can detect if other crewed aircraft are nearby The world’s bestselling drone-maker has unveiled models that warn their operators when there is a risk posed by nearby aeroplanes or helicopters. The M200 series use ADS-B (automatic dependent surveillance broadcast) receivers to detect broadcasts from nearby manned flights. […]

MWC 2017: Samsung unveils two new tablets but no phone

MWC 2017: Samsung unveils two new tablets but no phone

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Galaxy Tab S3 was the first of two tablets unveiled by Samsung at a tech trade show in Barcelona Samsung has, for the first time since 2013, opted not to unveil a flagship Galaxy S smartphone at the Mobile World Congress tech show. Instead, it showed off two new […]

Ad blocker Shine rebrands as ad platform

Ad blocker Shine rebrands as ad platform

Image copyright AdFender Image caption Ad blockers like AdFender strip out ads from web content, but that reduces publisher income A firm that previously offered ad blocking software to web users is due to launch a service with adverts. Israeli firm Shine, newly rebranded as Rainbow, aims to offer “a better ad experience for consumers”. […]

Apple checking 'exploding' iPhone video

Apple checking 'exploding' iPhone video

Image copyright Brianna Olivas Image caption Brianna Olivas,18, posted pictures of her destroyed iPhone 7 Plus on Facebook Apple is investigating claims that a US woman’s iPhone 7 Plus “exploded” and caught fire. Brianna Olivas, 18, from Tucson, Arizona, was sleeping with the phone nearby when her boyfriend noticed it smoking and emitting a strange […]

Fitness data and photos help expose race cheat

Fitness data and photos help expose race cheat

Image copyright Marathon Investigation Image caption The site investigates race results to root out runners who do not compete fairly Fitness tracker data has helped to catch out a prominent food blogger who cheated while running a half-marathon. Digital detective work revealed Jane Seo had missed out 1.5 miles of the 13.1 mile course of […]

Facebook confusion over fake cancer babies U-turns

Facebook confusion over fake cancer babies U-turns

Image copyright Facebook/Mercury Press Image caption A post featuring Jasper Allen, falsely claiming he had cancer, was shared and liked more than 1.4 million times Facebook has apologised for repeatedly restoring an account that posted stolen photos of children falsely claiming they had cancer. The social network twice disabled the account following complaints, only to […]

Facebook deletes fake child-cancer posts accounts

Facebook deletes fake child-cancer posts accounts

Image copyright Mercury Press Image caption Jasper Allen was two when the photos were taken – he has since recovered Facebook has deleted two accounts that used stolen photographs of a sick child to falsely claim he had cancer. It follows complaints by the three-year-old’s mother that the images had been used as part of […]

Separation from your phone 'makes you stressed within minutes'

Separation from your phone 'makes you stressed within minutes'

How long could you survive without your phone? Psychologists have found that the answer is probably only a few minutes – at least among people aged 18 to 26. In a study, people whose phones were taken away from them were more likely to show “stress behaviour” than those who had their phones on them. […]