Archive for August, 2018

Falling off Segway’s self-balancing skates

Andrew Robinson
BBC Chris Foxx takes Segway’s new self-balancing e-skates out for a test run.

Segway’s self-balancing e-skates prove a challenge

Andrew Robinson
BBC Chris Foxx takes Segway’s new self-balancing e-skates out for a test run.

Amazon’s first serve

Andrew Robinson
British tennis fans have complained about Amazon’s US Open coverage, but the online giant is breaking new ground.

Bitcoin wallet Bitfi withdraws ‘unhackable’ claim

Andrew Robinson
The Bitfi cryptocurrency wallet, backed by John McAfee, had already caused controversy.

Cuddle buddy robot wants to spoon

Andrew Robinson
A machine that resembles a breathing pillow aims to provide a safer alternative to sedatives.

Somnox robot aims to put owners to sleep

Andrew Robinson
A machine that resembles a breathing pillow aims to provide a safer alternative to sedatives.

Online trolls and fake accounts poison Arab social media

Andrew Robinson
Social media fraud continues to fuel a plague of disinformation in the Arab world.

Google and Mastercard in credit card data deal

Andrew Robinson
Google is reportedly buying credit card data from Mastercard but the firms had not announced the deal.

Abusive tweets to MPs ‘more than double’ between elections

Andrew Robinson
Abusive tweets about MPs rose from 10,000 to 25,000 between 2015 and 2017, research suggests.

Viagogo taken to High Court by competition regulator

Andrew Robinson
The ticket reselling site has repeatedly failed to make changes demanded, the competition regulator says.