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Watch me, watch me

Watch me, watch me

Image copyright Samantha Firth Image caption Samantha Firth has attracted 350,000 fans on live streaming site Live.me Live streaming is becoming big business, with millions of people around the world broadcasting the minutiae of their daily lives in real time to adoring fans – and making small fortunes in the process. But is it safe? […]

Facebook nears two billion monthly users

Facebook nears two billion monthly users

Image copyright Getty Images Facebook’s profits have jumped in the first three months of the year, as the social network closes in on two billion users, according to its latest results. The number of people using Facebook each month increased to 1.94 billion, of which nearly 1.3 billion use it daily, the company said. The […]

UK's best and worst cities for 4G mobile coverage revealed

UK's best and worst cities for 4G mobile coverage revealed

Image copyright AFP Middlesbrough is the best city in the UK to get mobile 4G coverage while Bournemouth is the worst, says a report. Consumer group Which? and analyst OpenSignal measured data from mobile phones across 20 cities in the UK. They say “critical” reforms are needed to provide a better service for customers. Ofcom […]

Smart doggy

Smart doggy

Image copyright Rhonda Vandermeer Image caption A smart collar helps Rhonda Vandermeer keep track of her English cocker spaniel Boz A missing pet poster attached to a tree or lamp-post is a sad sight, as a lost moggy or pooch is a minor tragedy in any owner’s life. But luckily for Rhonda Vandermeer, a dog […]

Social media giants 'shamefully far' from tackling illegal content

Social media giants 'shamefully far' from tackling illegal content

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption MPs said the government should consider making the sites pay to help police what people post Social media firms are “shamefully far” from tackling illegal and dangerous content, says a parliamentary report. Hate speech, terror recruitment videos and sexual images of children all took too long to be removed, […]

Plane in UK's first double-drone near-miss case

Plane in UK's first double-drone near-miss case

Image caption The Airbus A320 was approaching Heathrow when the incident happened. A near-miss involving a passenger jet and more than one drone has been reported in the UK for the first time. The incident happened over east London as an Airbus A320 was approaching Heathrow Airport last November. A report by the UK Airprox […]

Ted 2017: Elon Musk's vision for underground road system

Ted 2017: Elon Musk's vision for underground road system

Image copyright Screenshot Image caption A sneak peak at the truck Tesla plans to unveil did not give much away US entrepreneur Elon Musk has spoken at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference about his vision for a tunnel network under Los Angeles and shown off how it might work. Mr Musk also talked […]

No branch?

No branch?

Image caption NCR’s latest model of ATM can wirelessly connect with your smartphone Watch a queue of shoppers for a minute and they will be preparing to pay in very different ways. Some will pull out a debit or credit card ready to put in a reader. Others might use their smartphone to complete their […]

Job opportunities

Job opportunities

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat’s behind Uber’s success in Egypt? On the congested streets of downtown Cairo, hundreds of cars jostle for position at the junctions around Tahrir Square. As the rush hour reaches its peak, traffic grinds to a halt and a chorus of car horns rises from the increasingly […]

Ted 2017: The woman who wants China to eat insects

Ted 2017: The woman who wants China to eat insects

Image copyright Ryan Lash/Ted Image caption Matilda Ho is a Ted Fellow, an award given by the conference to young entrepreneurs making a difference A Chinese entrepreneur is promoting edible insects and online farmers’ markets in a campaign to improve eating habits in the country. Matilda Ho spoke at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) […]