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Uber chief executive Kalanick resigns  👤1642

2017-06-21 16:53:55

Mr Kalanick will remain on the board of the firm, however, the New York Times reported.

His resignation comes after a review of practices at the firm and scandals including complaints of sexual harassment.

Microsoft’s new‘Modern Keyboard’ with fingerprint scanner launched  👤1862

2017-06-19 17:58:11

Microsoft has upgraded its "Modern Keyboard" with one big highlighted feature – a fingerprint scanner. The successor to the Surface keyboard looks identical in design, but comes with an integrated fingerprint reader that lets users to unlock their Windows machine by pressing the key right to be space bar using Windows Hello.

Microsoft's new Skype logo ditches the iconic clouds  👤1307

2017-06-18 09:57:03

Microsoft unveiled a radical redesign for Skype earlier this month, with a new look that has Snapchat-like features. While the company has overhauled its Skype apps, there's also a new Skype logo that ditches the fluffy cloud aspects of the past. Brand New has a closer look at the new logo, and a comparison to the old one that everyone knows.

E3 2017: Sony teases virtual reality games  👤1941

2017-06-13 18:44:50

Sony has teased a string of new games for its PSVR virtual reality headset hardware prior to the E3 video games show in Los Angeles.

E3 2017: Microsoft unveils Xbox One X  👤1970

2017-06-12 16:45:08

Microsoft has unveiled the latest games console in its line-up, a more powerful version of the Xbox One called the Xbox One X.

The tech giant touted the machine's specs, including its ability to run games in 4K ultra-HD, ahead of the E3 games show in Los Angeles.

Sony sells one million VR headsets  👤1705

2017-06-08 12:49:09

Sony has sold more than one million virtual reality (VR) headsets, the company has said.

President of Sony Interactive Entertainment Atsushi Morita said sales had "exceeded our expectations".

Tertill solar-powered robo-gardener will pull up your weeds all on its own  👤1805

2017-06-07 15:39:05

Weeding the garden is possibly one of the least enjoyable tasks for keen gardeners, which is why a robot has been developed to take care of the hard work.

Apple reveals HomePod smart speaker  👤1766

2017-06-06 18:33:23

Apple has announced a voice-activated loudspeaker powered by its virtual assistant Siri.

A Peek Inside the Transparent Frog  👤2162

2017-06-03 08:55:12

There wouldn't be a lot of advantages to being a member of the Hyalinobatrachium yaku species. You'd be a frog for one thing. You'd be just 0.8 in. (2 cm) long too, meaning you'd be prey for, well, just about anything that lives with you in the Ecuadorean Amazon.

But if it was any consolation, you could at least be sure you'd be unlikely ever to need an MRI, X-ray or CT scan again.

First mission to the Sun  👤2339

2017-06-02 10:33:40

NASA made an announcement, about its first mission to enter directly into the sun's atmosphere, at an event at University of Chicago's William Eckhardt Research Centre on Wednesday.

The HomeKit-enabled Eve Degree will tell you how humid your garden is  👤2436

2017-06-01 16:35:46

Elgato's new Eve Degree device will monitor both indoor and outdoor temperatures between zero degrees to 130 degrees Fahrenheit, as well as humidity levels throughout your home. And the best part is that it runs off a replaceable coin cell battery that'll last up to a year.

Mark Zuckerberg gets honorary Harvard degree after dropping out  👤2148

2017-05-29 18:53:35

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has returned to Harvard University under rainy skies to give a graduation speech and receive an honorary degree.

Microsoft launches new Surface Pro  👤1356

2017-05-24 15:48:32

Microsoft has launched a "faster, more powerful" Surface Pro tablet, with a battery life of 13.5 hours.

Amazon adds live TV channels to Prime Video  👤2313

2017-05-23 17:40:19

Amazon has announced it will offer live television channels via its Prime Video service, for an extra fee.

People will be able to subscribe to popular channels such as Discovery and Eurosport individually, without paying for a bundle of channels.

Snail's DNA secrets unlocked in fight against river disease  👤2049

2017-05-18 10:02:49

Scientists have decoded the genome of a snail involved in the spread of a deadly parasitic disease.

They say the information will help in the fight against schistosomiasis, an infection caused by a parasitic worm that lives in streams and ponds.

Indian teen builds world's 'lightest satellite'  👤1846

2017-05-16 17:41:18

An Indian teenager has built what is thought could be the world's lightest satellite, which will be put into orbit at a Nasa facility in the US in June.

Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call, Microsoft warns  👤1786

2017-05-15 09:18:32

A cyber-attack that has hit 150 countries since Friday should be treated by governments around the world as a "wake-up call", Microsoft says.
The computing giant said software vulnerabilities hoarded by governments had caused "widespread damage".

Ransomware infects computers worldwide  👤1819

2017-05-13 10:19:05

A massive cyber-attack using tools believed to have been developed by the US National Security Agency has struck organisations around the world.

Lone workers' phone has red alarm button  👤2186

2017-05-11 11:54:01

Swedish mobile phone company Doro has unveiled a hard-wearing handset designed for people such as social workers, carers and builders who work alone.

USA Today asks FBI to fight Facebook bots  👤2087

2017-05-09 12:59:43

The Facebook page of US newspaper USA Today has been swamped with fake users, its parent company has said.
Gannett Co has now asked the FBI to investigate, after it estimated that half of the newspaper's Facebook following was automated.

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