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YouTube defended in row over royalties

YouTube defended in row over royalties

Image copyright Neilson Barnard/Getty Images A prominent online video star has defended YouTube in a row over the way the site treats musicians. The company said it had faced a “chorus of music label representatives and artists” accusing it of “mistreating” songwriters and performers. Hank Green, a prominent video producer and entrepreneur, said YouTube gave […]

Early test shows off Hyperloop system

Media captionThe test accelerated a sled to 116 mph (187km/h) in 1.1 seconds An early test of Hyperloop – a proposed high-speed transport system – has accelerated a sled to 116 mph (187km/h) in 1.1 seconds in the Nevada desert. Wednesday’s demonstration was the first public glimpse of Hyperloop, a system that could send people […]

Cyber attack halves TalkTalk profits

Cyber attack halves TalkTalk profits

Image copyright Getty Images Telephone and broadband provider Talktalk saw profits more than halve following a hack attack on its systems last October. Profits fell to £14m compared with £32m a year earlier. That fall is partly due to the costs of last year’s serious cyber attack, which cost the company £42m. Dido Harding, TalkTalk […]

Touchpad on your skin: Skintrack technology turns your arm into a smartwatch touchscreen – TomoNews

Touchpad on your skin: Skintrack technology turns your arm into a smartwatch touchscreen – TomoNews

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA — A team of scientists have developed a new technology that can make the skin on your arm and hand act like a touchpad for a smartwatch. The technology, known as the Skintrack, was developed by the Futures Interfaces Group, a research lab at Carnegie Mellon University. It requires the user to wear […]

Woman ‘filmed suicide on Periscope’

Woman ‘filmed suicide on Periscope’

Image copyright Periscope Image caption Periscope attracted more than 10 million users within a year of being launched An investigation into the death of a 19-year-old French woman who reportedly live-streamed herself taking her own life has opened in France. The woman, who had been using the smartphone app Periscope, reportedly jumped under a train […]

Kickstarter cash ‘used to build home’

Kickstarter cash ‘used to build home’

Image copyright Peachy Printer Image caption Mr Grayston said he took this photo of the house his co-founder had built Crowdfunding website Kickstarter is investigating claims that money given to a tech project was instead used to build a home. One co-founder of the Peachy Printer scheme accused the other of stealing more than 324,000 […]

Nokia wins one against HTC in German patent case – CNET

Nokia wins one against HTC in German patent case – CNET

Nokia has won a patent infringement suit in a German court, but the companies can’t quite agree whether it’s a major victory or not. According to Foss Patents’ Florian Mueller, the Mannheim Regional Court today ruled that HTC is infringing a Nokia patent related to saving battery life by identifying packets of data that can […]

Does Microsoft’s end-of-life date for Windows Phone 8 mean 9 is near? – ZDNet

Could the end of Microsoft’s the mainstream support for Windows Phone 8 on July 2014 suggest a release date for Windows Phone 9? Read this Don’t be blue: About that Windows Phone 8’s July 2014 end-of-life date Read more In an update to its support page published this week, Microsoft […]

Watch Weev’s Angry Pre-Sentencing Speech About The Failure Of Our Nation – TechCrunch

Yesterday, Andrew “weev” Auernheimer was sentenced to 41 months in prison, three years of probation, and restitution of $73,000 after being convicted on conspiracy and fraud charges. His actions had revealed a security flaw in AT&T’s user data base. In essence, weev added a number to the end of a URL on AT&T’s public database […]

Google Street View Climbs World’s Highest Mountains – PC Magazine

Always wanted to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, but don’t have the time, strength, stamina, or determination? Google Maps will help you cross the expedition off of your bucket list, while still in your pajamas. The Web giant today debuted its new Street View special collection: the world’s highest peaks. “Now you […]