The long wait for a Persian iPhone keyboard

The long wait for a Persian iPhone keyboard

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Apple introduced new iOS on Tuesday Android devices as well as Apple computers have Persian keyboards, but until this week the option wasn’t available on Apple phones or iPads. For years Persian speakers used the Arabic keyboard on the iPhone, which was not really ideal for writing quickly or accurately […]

Bees ‘go online’ in Manchester

Bees in Manchester are having computer chips glued to their bodies, to help beekeepers track when they enter and exit the hive. Rory Cellan-Jones visited the project to find out how it works. Bees ‘go online’ in Manchester

Uber London loses licence to operate

Uber London loses licence to operate

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Uber lost its private hire licence Uber will not be issued a new private hire licence, Transport for London (TfL) has said. TfL concluded the ride-hailing app firm was not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence. It said it took the decision on the grounds of […]

Hijacked software used to target tech giants

Hijacked software used to target tech giants

Image copyright die-phalanx Image caption It’s still not clear what the attack code does on compromised machines Hackers who booby-trapped widely used security software also used their malware to infiltrate machines at tech firms, suggests analysis. Evidence that other companies had been compromised came to light as Cisco researchers probed how attackers got at the […]

Fake website fools Equifax staff

Fake website fools Equifax staff

Image copyright EPA Credit rating firm Equifax has apologised after it mistakenly directed some customers to an imposter website via its Twitter page. The firm recently disclosed a data breach affecting more than 143 million people, and set up a new website to share information with customers. But it mistakenly tweeted the wrong web address […]

‘Payment by vein’ trialled in supermarket

‘Payment by vein’ trialled in supermarket

Image copyright Fingopay Image caption The system could be handy if you have forgotten your purse or wallet A supermarket in London is trialling a biometric payment system that uses the unique vein pattern in fingertips to pay for goods. Costcutter said it would consider rolling Fingopay out more widely if the test, at Brunel […]

Deliveroo accounts reveal huge losses

Deliveroo accounts reveal huge losses

Image copyright AFP Losses have risen sharply at the gig economy food delivery firm, Deliveroo, according to its latest accounts. The company, incorporated under the name Roofoods, made a worldwide loss of £129m in 2016, up from £30m in 2015. Deliveroo made sales of £128.56m, up from £18.1m, but the cost of getting the goods […]

WhatsApp and YouTube terror video man jailed

WhatsApp and YouTube terror video man jailed

Image copyright CTP South East Image caption Taha Hussain sent videos of himself driving outside army barracks listening to jihadi chants following terrorist attacks in Paris and Orlando A man who filmed a drive-by video calling British soldiers “baby butchers of the Muslims” has been jailed for posting terrorist propaganda online. Taha Hussain, from Slough, […]

Nest reveals alarm system and smart doorbell

Nest reveals alarm system and smart doorbell

Image copyright Nest Image caption Nest’s home security system is more expensive than several rivals Nest is expanding its range of smart home products, ending a lull in which it improved existing kit, but did not expand into fresh categories. The items include an internet-connected intruder alarm, a video-streaming doorbell and a door lock system […]

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