Archive for July, 2018

Harvard’s robotic cockroach could come to the rescue

Andrew Robinson
Harvard Microrobotics has created a small robot that can walk on water, dive and climb.

Phone and internet use: Number of mobile calls drops for first time

Andrew Robinson
Britons check their phones every 12 minutes while they’re awake, an Ofcom report shows.

US names arrested Fin7 cyber-gang suspects

Andrew Robinson
Three Ukrainian citizens suspected of being part of a “prolific hacking group” are under arrest.

WhatsApp starts charging business users

Andrew Robinson
Companies will be charged to send customers messages via the platform.

Apple value edges towards $1tn as shares hit new record

Andrew Robinson
The tech giant’s valuation edges towards $1 trillion after the company’s forecast-beating profit figures.

Facebook and Instagram introduce time limit tool

Andrew Robinson
Users will be able to restrict time spent on the app, but some people say it doesn’t go far enough.

Vega+ to be stripped of Sinclair and ZX Spectrum brands

Andrew Robinson
The broadcaster Sky is to prevent a troubled crowdfunded console using its trademarks.

Tesla boss Elon Musk facing two lawsuits

Andrew Robinson
The separate legal actions involve allegations about the electric carmaker’s business practices.

Town dusts off typewriters after cyber-attack

Andrew Robinson
The ransomware attack has spread to email, telephone and door entry systems.

US release of 3D-printed gun software blocked

Andrew Robinson
The blueprints to make untraceable guns were expected to be available for download on Wednesday.