Hidden golf game found on Nintendo Switch

A 1984 golf game has been found hidden on the Nintendo Switch console. This video explains how the secret is activated. Nintendo declined to comment. Hidden golf game found on Nintendo Switch

YouTube to end paid channels service

YouTube to end paid channels service

Image copyright Getty Images YouTube has announced the end of paid channels, which were launched in 2013 as one of the site’s first attempts at charging for content. The facility let people pay a monthly fee to access individual YouTube channels from providers such as National Geographic and Sesame Street. However, the service was not […]

Manchester police still relies on Windows XP

Manchester police still relies on Windows XP

Image copyright Microsoft Image caption Windows XP dates back to October 2001 and was replaced by Vista five years later England’s second biggest police force has revealed that more than one in five of its computers were still running Windows XP as of July. Greater Manchester Police told the BBC that 1,518 of its PCs […]

Google launches UK ‘anti-terror fund’

Google launches UK ‘anti-terror fund’

Image caption Google-owned YouTube has been singled out for criticism about the hosting of inappropriate material Google has announced it will give a total of £1m ($1.3m) to fund projects that help counter extremism in the UK. The UK fund was part of a $5m global commitment, the search giant said. Prime Minister Theresa May […]

Smartphone sales boom with over-55s

Smartphone sales boom with over-55s

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Deloitte said the 55-75 age group represents 14 million people in the UK Smartphone sales are booming with older consumers in the UK, according to a study of the market. It indicates that 71% of 55-to-75 year olds now own an app-capable handset. The research also suggests that the […]

Is Amazon recommending bomb ingredients?

Is Amazon recommending bomb ingredients?

Image copyright PA Image caption The Amazon investigation followed the detonation of a bomb on the London Underground Amazon is to “review” how products are presented on its website, following revelations about bomb-making ingredients for sale. A Channel 4 investigation found the retailer’s algorithms grouped together household ingredients that when combined could make a lethal […]

Pepe the Frog creator in copyright fight

Pepe the Frog creator in copyright fight

Image caption Pepe the Frog was created by artist Matt Furie and has since become a hugely popular meme The artist who created Pepe the Frog has issued several takedown notices against alt-right commentators he accuses of stealing his work. The cartoon frog has been hijacked by nationalists, says Matt Furie. The figure has been […]

Neo-Nazi site finds home in Iceland

Neo-Nazi site finds home in Iceland

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Daily Stormer mocked the death of protester Heather Heyer in Charlottesville in August Neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer has reappeared on the publicly available internet after registering a domain in Iceland. The site was shut down at the end of August after it elicited widespread condemnation for a […]

Apple’s iOS 11 kills old 32-bit iPhone and iPad apps

Apple’s iOS 11 kills old 32-bit iPhone and iPad apps

Image copyright Penguin Image caption Many of the affected apps are games and educational titles Owners of iPhones and iPads who install the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system will find that some older apps will stop working. The move will generally affect apps that have not been updated in the past two years. […]

Internet ‘having midlife crisis’, says Baroness Lane-Fox

Internet ‘having midlife crisis’, says Baroness Lane-Fox

Image copyright Oli Scarff The rise of cyber-bullying and monopolistic business practices has damaged trust in the internet, pioneering entrepreneur Baroness Lane-Fox has told the BBC. The Lastminute.com founder also called for a “shared set of principles” to make the web happier and safer. She said the internet had done much good over the last […]