Archive for February, 2018

Equifax finds more victims of 2017 breach

Andrew Robinson
Credit-rating company Equifax reveals more people were hit in a massive data breach than previously thought.

Sky brings Netflix on board

Andrew Robinson
Netflix will be offered to Sky Q subscribers in a bid to tackle the threat posed by the streaming service.

AI finds novel way to beat classic Q*bert Atari video game

Andrew Robinson
The AI code found quirks in the Atari game code that let it score a lot of points, researchers found.

Bill Gates says crypto-currencies cause deaths

Andrew Robinson
In a Reddit thread, the Microsoft founder expresses his concerns about digital currencies like Bitcoin.

Is Spotify really worth $23bn?

Andrew Robinson
The music streaming service is planning an unconventional listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

Dyson creates 300 new electric car jobs

Andrew Robinson
The engineering firm says it is still on track to produce its first vehicle by 2020 – though hasn’t said where it will be built.

Free treats for students who put down phones

Andrew Robinson
Students earn points for every 20 minutes that they avoid picking up their phones.

Smart Wallet Card shows adverts from banks at MWC 2018

Andrew Robinson
The data-transmitting device stores multiple payment card details and can send and receive messages.

Deepfakes: The face-swapping software explained

Andrew Robinson
The software uses machine-learning to create computer-generated versions of people’s faces.

New energy

Andrew Robinson
Vietnam’s tech economy is experiencing an innovation renaissance, with the return of overseas nationals injecting fresh ideas and a new energy.