Technology: United Kingdom

The Guardian - Technology (42 minutes ago)

Result of Guardian Australia experiment aligns with research showing social media automatically delivers troubling content to young men, largely without oversightFollow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastHow do the algorithms of Facebook and Instagram affect what...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (42 minutes ago)

Internet betting tycoon Teddy Sagi's multimillion-pound acquisition of a gaming firm now allegedly worth nothing is the subject of a court case involving heavily contested claims of fraud and physical threatEnsconced within the luxury of his £30m Knightsbridge pad overlooking Hyde Park, the billionaire Teddy Sagi laid his cards on the table. "I...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (42 minutes ago)

For decades now, anyone who's wanted to know everything about anything has asked Google. But is the platform losing its edge – and can we still trust it to tell us the truth?I didn't know I was dead until I saw it on Google. When I searched my name, there it was: a picture of my smiling face next to the text "Tom Faber was a physicist and...

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (43 minutes ago)

AI with dogfighting ability is being developed by the UK and US air forces.

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (43 minutes ago)

In a struggling games industry AI has been hailed as a possible saviour. But not everyone's convinced.

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (43 minutes ago)

Fast and free, India's UPI payments system has been a big success, but has attracted scammers.

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (43 minutes ago)

Some of the genre's biggest names are now using artificial intelligence, but fans are divided.

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (43 minutes ago)

Marianna Spring talks through the tactics seen on the social media feeds of voters.

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (43 minutes ago)

The providers of video meetings software are now offering AI tools that help the participants.

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (7 hours ago)

Experts say the manual fix required means it could take days for big organisations to get back to normal.

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (7 hours ago)

The incident has sparked concern over the vulnerability of the world's interconnected technologies.

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (14 hours ago)

Ultimately, when systems wobble, there is little that can be done - except wait for a fix.

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (14 hours ago)

Agencies in the UK and Australia are warning people to be vigilante to fake emails, calls and websites.

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (14 hours ago)

A mass IT outage has caused chaos around the world, with major airlines among the victims.

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (15 hours ago)

This blog is now closed, you can read more on this story hereThere is a further update on the situation at the Port of Dover in England, which was mentioned earlier (see 9.41am BST).Chief executive Doug Bannister told the PA news agency:We operate a turn up and go system here. However, we do insist you have a book on busy days, even if people are...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (15 hours ago)

Offensive term to be replaced as first step towards more changes in unprecedented reform of nomenclature rulesScientists have voted to eliminate the names of certain plants that are deemed to be racially offensive. The decision to remove a label that contains such a slur was taken last week after a gruelling six-day session attended by more than...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (18 hours ago)

Scientists have long known the mental and creative benefits of the flow state, in which total absorption in an activity banishes anxiety. But what causes it, and how can we achieve it?As a professional ballet dancer, Julia Christensen knew the flow state well: a total absorption in her body's movements, without the constant chatter that typically...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (18 hours ago)

Habitat built to replicate the red planet's conditions when astronauts land – ambitiously set for the late 2030sAsk Anca Selariu what it was like living on Mars for a year, and there is no hesitation in her answer: "absolutely exhilarating”.The US navy microbiologist is one of four Nasa crew members who returned to Earth earlier this month...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (18 hours ago)

It's not that the outfits are necessarily bad, although many of them are. Have we lost something in the transition away from the coat-and-tie?The business casual revolution of the 1990s and rise of tech billionaires in the early aughts supposedly ushered in a new era that freed employees from the shackles of dress codes. Mark Zuckerberg turned...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (21 hours ago)

Do you feel uncharismatic and awkward in social situations? Aura upgrades are thankfully now available, according to a group of intrepid influencersName: Auramaxxing.Age: The word "aura” comes from Latin and ancient Greek and originally meant a gentle breeze. These days it's more commonly used about a subtle pervasive quality emanating from...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (24 hours ago)

Using the reissued 3210 model left our reporter very frustrated – but less mobile-obsessed and in awe of its battery lifeAfter about 10 minutes of furious tapping on the tiny buttons to write a still unfinished text the anger I'm feeling towards the "retro” Nokia 3210 I'm toiling over is mounting.It is one of a new wave of "detox” or "dumb”...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (A day ago)

Researchers unsure why animals turn up with items such as socks and gloves – but agree pilfered items are not presents The thieves went for particular items. Day after day, they roamed the neighbourhood and returned home to dump their loot. Before long they had amassed an impressive haul: socks, underpants, a baby's cardigan, gloves and yet more...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (A day ago)

This live blog is now closed. For more coverage on this major outage, you can read our full report: Full recovery from 'largest IT outage in history' could take weeksBritain's Sky News is back on air after an outage lasting several hours, but its presenter said the news channel was operating at minimal capacity and without many of its usual...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (2 days ago)

Yale Law School graduate found allies in tech billionaires including Peter Thiel who rallied privately for himWhen JD Vance was a student at Yale Law School in 2011, he attended a talk featuring Peter Thiel, the conservative tech billionaire. Although Vance didn't know Thiel at the time, over the next decade he would become Thiel's employee, friend...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (2 days ago)

'Unpredictable' privacy regulations prompt Facebook owner to scrap regional plans for multimodal LlamaBusiness live – latest updatesMark Zuckerberg's Meta will not release an advanced version of its artificial intelligence model in the EU, blaming the decision on the "unpredictable” behaviour of regulators.The owner of Facebook, Instagram and...

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (2 days ago)

Cyber-security firm Crowdstrike said its update had caused the problem on computers running Windows.

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (2 days ago)

The sell-off came after a report that the US may further tighten rules on equipment exports to China.

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (2 days ago)

Research argues tremors occurred as Vesuvius erupted in AD79, causing buildings to collapse on to peopleVictims who perished in Pompeii after the devastating AD79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius may have been killed by a simultaneous earthquake, research has suggested.Scholars have debated for decades whether seismic activity occurred during the...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (2 days ago)

There has been disruption at airports around the world, as well as banks, supermarkets and media outlets, after Windows workstations were hit by a 'blue screen of death'. Long queues of passengers formed in airports in the UK, US, India and Spain as some airlines warned of delays and grounded flightsGlobal Microsoft IT outage: latest updates...

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (2 days ago)

A hacking group says it has leaked internal data from the media giant to protest its use of AI.

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (2 days ago)

Safety groups say images are so lifelike that it can be hard to see if real children were subject to harms in productionThe volume of sexually explicit images of children being generated by predators using artificial intelligence is overwhelming law enforcement's capabilities to identify and rescue real-life victims, child safety experts...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (2 days ago)

The best of this week's wildlife photographs from around the world Continue reading...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (2 days ago)

Trump has accused Taiwan of 'taking' the US chip sector, but Taipei has been at the forefront of the industry for decades, and its future could depend on itThe Hsinchu Science Park, on Taiwan's west coast, is lush and green, with streets neatly planned and clearly signposted. The buildings are modern and well maintained – from the outside most...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (2 days ago)

Expert compares doomscrolling to being in a room where people are constantly yelling at you and says media needs to rethink newsFollow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastDoes scrolling your phone give you an existential crisis? That's the question a team of...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (2 days ago)

Giant publishers are bleeding universities dry, with profit margins that rival Google's. So we decided to start our ownArash Abizadeh is a philosopher and the Angus professor of political science at McGill University, CanadaIf you've ever read an academic article, the chances are that you were unwittingly paying tribute to a vast profit-generating...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (3 days ago)

Citizens were failed by a lack of planning, and Lady Hallett wants a better system to be built fastCitizens of all four nations of the UK were failed by politicians and officials who neglected to prepare properly for a pandemic or other civil emergency. Former UK health secretaries Jeremy Hunt and Matt Hancock did not update or improve an...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (3 days ago)

The UK must never succumb to such shocking complacency again. Planning for the next pandemic must start nowIn 2002, Sars, a dangerous coronavirus, spread across the world with a fatality rate of around 10%. Although it was contained relatively quickly, east Asian countries learned from this experience and updated their pandemic preparedness plans....

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (3 days ago)

Mr Musk wants to move his two high-profile firms from California to Texas over controversial new law.

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (3 days ago)

Some scientists want to stop naming new species after public figures, especially as it can threaten an animal's survival, but others say it can be a helpful conservation toolWhen Lady Gaga held a Q&A on Reddit for a 2014 album release, there was one question that took the botany world by storm: what's it like to have a genus of ferns named...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (3 days ago)

The forthcoming game is a nostalgic exploration of a city in summer. Its creative director explains how it helps players to feel they are making the world more beautifulHow do you make painting fun for those without an artistic bone in their body? Game developers have come up with a few answers – or at least, they've tried. There's the...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (3 days ago)

Yes, with the help of AI, I could play Juliet or go on Naked Attraction. But wouldn't something be lost in the process?In my long life, I have had to get my head around massive technological changes. When I was young, I relied on my knowledge of the times tables, and counting on my fingers, to add up. It took me weeks to master the revolutionary...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (3 days ago)

Parliamentary inquiry told police forced to 'cobble together' laws to prosecute man who allegedly spread deepfake images of womenFollow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastA one-stop portal for victims to report AI deepfakes to police should be established, the...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (3 days ago)

TUC insists fight will go on after GMB fails to secure right to represent retailer's staff by just 29 votesBusiness live – latest updatesThe TUC has insisted the battle for union recognition at Amazon will go on, after workers at the US retailer's Coventry warehouse rejected the right to collective bargaining by a majority of just 29 votes.In a...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (3 days ago)

A team of scientists are trying to find the cause of what is becoming an increasingly common event – and the answer may be hidden deep in the whales' skullsA mass stranding last week that led to the deaths of 77 pilot whales on the Orkney island of Sanday was the largest ever recorded of the species on British shores. Initially, 12 of the animals...

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (3 days ago)

A Texas start-up is developing cargo gliders that would be towed behind a jet.

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (3 days ago)

Companies are now experimenting with using AI systems to manage their staff.

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (3 days ago)

Researchers are seeing how fast data can be delivered amid rising demand for bandwidth.

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (3 days ago)

Tech firms commonly highlight their use of AI, but in some cases it may be exaggerated.

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (3 days ago)

Computers built like brains could be much more energy efficient than current designs.

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (3 days ago)

Storing information with holograms and in glass is being proposed to deal with a deluge of data.

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (3 days ago)

How artificial intelligence is increasingly helping the arable farming sector.

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (3 days ago)

The two tech firms were among the first to see the commercial potential of AI.

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (3 days ago)

The move comes after sales and distribution of its products were banned by the Biden administration.

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (3 days ago)

Multivitamins are cheap, convenient, and provide a little bit of reassurance if our diet isn't quite as healthy as we'd like. But a recent study of nearly 400,000 people spanning 20 years found they didn't help users live longer, and in fact appeared to show a 4% increased mortality risk. Ian Sample hears from JoAnn Manson, a professor of medicine...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (3 days ago)

A new report suggests self-declared night owls tend to have higher cognitive scores. So please can we now ditch the lazy and undisciplined stereotypes?My fellow night owls, grab a strong cup of coffee and gather around: I have great news. For a long time, our kind has been unfairly maligned. Stereotyped as lazy and undisciplined. Told we ought to...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (3 days ago)

The FDA's recent rejection of MDMA isn't surprising. Too many advocates are trying to frame psychedelics as a miracle drugEarlier this month, an advisory panel rejected MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD, possibly dooming US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the drug commonly called ecstasy. In a public meeting alongside FDA staff, panel...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (3 days ago)

The dinosaur remains, which measure 3.4 metres tall and 8.2 metres long, show evidence that it had arthritis The largest and most complete stegosaurus fossil ever discovered sold for $44.6m at Sotheby's in New York on Wednesday to become the most valuable fossil sold at auction.The dinosaur remains, nicknamed "Apex”, exceeded its pre-sale low...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (3 days ago)

Separate teams find evidence of phosphine and ammonia, potential biomarkers on planet whose surface reaches 450CHot enough to melt metal and blanketed by a toxic, crushing atmosphere, Venus ranks among the most hostile locations in the solar system. But astronomers have reported the detection of two gases that could point to the presence of life...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (4 days ago)

Remembering the Pre-Fab Four | Longer days and more growth | Royal Mail elastic bands | Moon cave | Search for the Tory soulRe John Lennon saying the Beatles were "bigger than Jesus” (Letters, 16 July), I am reminded of the row over the Rutles' Ron Nasty and his interview with a slightly deaf journalist who misquoted him as having said: "We're...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (4 days ago)

Researchers shed light on how psychedelic compound in drug can distort sense of space, time and self during a tripThe psychedelic compound found in magic mushrooms not only gives people a day trip – it can influence the brain for weeks, researchers have found.Experts say the study helps explain why taking psilocybin – the active ingredient in...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (4 days ago)

PlayStation 4/5, Xbox, PC; Hollow Ponds/Annapurna InteractiveFilling a field guide is the simple goal of this endearingly strange game, in which you float on a giant bird, collect gently surreal flying sea life, and shave sheepYou might expect from the name that this would be a game about herding sheep, but it is significantly weirder than that....

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (4 days ago)

In this week's newsletter: From Xbox Game Pass to PlayStation Plus, the new mainstream way to play games is costly, contradictory and most of all confusing• Don't get Pushing Buttons delivered to your inbox? Sign up hereLike everyone, I have come to massively resent the insidious creep of subscription services. I started off with an affordable,...

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (4 days ago)

How do athletes use technology to improve their performance?

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (4 days ago)

Latest Copilot+ PC is thin, light and speedy with a stunning screen, but can't live up to AI and battery life hypeSamsung's first take on Microsoft's new Arm-powered Copilot+ PCs is the Galaxy Book 4 Edge, which promises to finally deliver the speed and battery life to properly take on Apple's MacBook Air.The new ultra-thin and light laptop comes...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (4 days ago)

Subjects' performances of songs by Adele, Mariah Carey or from Frozen shown to peers to assess responsesWere scientists to concoct an experiment that was all but guaranteed to unleash full-on, cheek-reddening embarrassment, then filming adolescents singing Let It Go from Frozen and playing back their performance might well do the job.And so to...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (4 days ago)

Craig Wright's case referred for potential perjury and forgery prosecution after losing legal battle with crypto firmsThe case of Craig Wright, an Australian computer scientist who falsely claimed to be the creator of bitcoin, has been referred to the Crown Prosecution Service over a potential prosecution for perjury and forgery.In March, Wright...

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (4 days ago)

The EU says the way the social media site designs and operates blue tick accounts "deceives" users.

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (4 days ago)

Graphcore was once considered one of the country's most promising start-ups, with a £2bn valuation.

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (5 days ago)

The CEO of one of competitive gaming's top teams says the new event will draw new audiences.

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (5 days ago)

Pharmacologist whose research into tamoxifen helped many women with breast cancer to live longer In the 1970s only 40% of women diagnosed with breast cancer could expect to survive for 10 years or more. Today that figure is over 75%. Screening and early diagnosis have played a part, but one of the key reasons for the improvement is the drug...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (5 days ago)

Riding a wave of nostalgia, the return of EA's beloved franchise has whet the appetite of gamers across different generationsSports videogame releases are usually drab affairs. New versions come out every year, and beyond roster updates and a few gameplay tweaks, they don't change that much from edition to edition. Unlike Grand Theft Auto...

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (5 days ago)

Oxford Ionics claim to have created the first quantum chip of its kind that could be mass-produced.

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (5 days ago)

If the CMA finds there has been a 'merger' between Microsoft and Inflection, it will investigate further.

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (5 days ago)

Recordbreaking low pressure due to extreme weather meant water was boiling at 98C in Reading on day of stormMillions of Britons were forced to drink subpar cups of tea last November due to the record-breaking low pressure caused by Storm Ciarán.The low pressure caused the boiling point of water to drop below the 100C temperature some experts...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (5 days ago)

The designer of Sopa: The Tale of the Stolen Potato explains how his Colombian background informs the forthcoming gameSopa (the Spanish for "soup”) is a game about a young boy who goes to fetch a potato for his grandma, then stumbles upon a magical world at the back of the food cupboard. "The pantry seems to get longer and longer,” explains...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (5 days ago)

Tony Blair's powerful thinktank asked ChatGPT how AI might affect public sector jobs. Critics say the results were … wonky• Don't get TechScape delivered to your inbox? Sign up for the full article hereWhat will AI do to employment? It is, after "will it kill us all?”, the most important question about the technology, and it's remarkably hard...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (5 days ago)

Savor, backed by Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, says product has lower carbon footprint as it doesn't need cowsButter made from air instead of cows? A California-based startup claims to have worked out a complex process that eliminates the need for the animals while making its dairy-free alternative taste just as good.Savor, backed by the...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (5 days ago)

Ramses mission to study 99942 Apophis when it passes closer to Earth than GPS and TV satellites in 2029In 2029 an asteroid larger than the Eiffel Tower will skim past Earth in an event that until recently scientists had feared could foreshadow a catastrophic collision.Now researchers hope to scrutinise 99942 Apophis as it makes its close encounter...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (5 days ago)

For children with ADHD, getting the help they need depends on being correctly diagnosed. As a doctor, I have seen how tricky and frustrating a process that can beLate last summer, in the waiting room of a children's mental health clinic, I found Daniel, a softly spoken 16-year-old boy, flanked by his parents. He had been referred to the clinic for...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (5 days ago)

Artificial intelligence companies have lofty ambitions for what the technology could achieve, from curing diseases to eliminating poverty. But the energy required to power these innovations is threatening critical environmental targets.Madeleine Finlay hears from the Guardian's energy correspondent, Jillian Ambrose, and UK technology editor, Alex...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (5 days ago)

Campaigners welcome 'seismic shift' and urge museum bosses to review links with other fossil fuel sponsors The Science Museum has been forced to cut ties with oil giant Equinor over its sponsor's environmental record, the Observer can reveal.Equinor has sponsored the museum's interactive "WonderLab” since 2016, but the relationship is now coming...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (5 days ago)

As part of the annual Beaker Street festival, a celebration of science and art in Tasmania, finalist images in the festival's annual science photographic competition will be on show at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery from 6 August to 23 August Continue reading...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (6 days ago)

Advertising to children is strictly regulated – but household brands are flooding the gaming platform Roblox with interactive marketing. Is this a danger to young users?In the blocky world of Chipotle Burrito Builder, players don the uniform of the Tex-Mex restaurant chain to make burritos for virtual customers. The available toppings are taken...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (6 days ago)

Researchers find evidence for cave accessible from surface – which could shelter humans from harsh lunar environmentResearchers have found evidence for a substantial underground cave on the moon that is accessible from the surface, making the spot a prime location to build a future lunar base.The cave appears to be reachable from an open pit in...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (6 days ago)

When you finally get round to having a clearout, rather than binning your old gadgets, pass them on to people in need – and help bridge the digital divideMost of us have a drawer of shame somewhere at home – a dusty cavern full of outdated mobiles, tablets, dongles and doodads that were once our pride and joy. It seems wasteful to throw them...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (6 days ago)

From finances to loneliness, being digitally disconnected can have far-reaching consequencesIn today's digital society, connectivity is at the heart of almost all that we do. Being online aids financial management, facilitates social connections, provides access to work and education, and can help keep us healthy and well.More than one in three...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (6 days ago)

At its outset, the internet may have been seen as a 'nice-to-have' home luxury, however, in 2024 being digitally connected is an essential – those who aren't online are being left behind …For many of us, the internet is now a mainstay of our waking hours. Whether at work or play; home or out and about; on our phones, laptops or desktops, many...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (6 days ago)

With toxic, sexist content flooding the phones and devices of many teenage boys, we ask experts what can be done to break the cycleIf you've had the misfortune of stumbling across misogynist videos from influencers online, you'll be aware how toxic this content can be. But did you know that more than two-thirds of boys aged 11 to 14 have been...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (6 days ago)

More than sadness, hatred or grief, rage is something that we shut away or flee. That endangers our relationships, our happiness – and our safetyI have wanted to write about anger for some time. As I sat down to begin this column, a recent psychoanalysis session came to mind. I was telling my analyst about something that might have made me angry...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (6 days ago)

Tess, a 40-year-old female at Houston zoo, has been given a trial mRNA vaccine to help combat the virus, a leading killer of calves in captivityAn Asian elephant at Houston zoo in the US has received the first mRNA vaccine against herpes, which is the leading killer of Asian elephants calves in captivity.Tess, a 40-year-old Asian elephant, was...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (6 days ago)

Cyan Worlds Inc; PC, Mac, PlayStationThis satisfying reboot of the sun-baked puzzle adventure now features VR clifftop walks, new solutions and star turns from fan Ronan Farrow and moreThe bestselling PC game of 1997, Riven now seems like an artefact from a lost creative era. Set on a sun-baked archipelago – the sort to which flocks of Instagram...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (6 days ago)

Creating a 3D avatar to increase a model's income brings up all sorts of issues, but this documentary seems uninterested in addressing themDoubles, doppelgangers, clones; twin visions have long fascinated directors and audiences alike. It's unnerving, however, when technologies that once belonged to the realm of science fiction are now realised in...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (6 days ago)

Electric vehicles are 'batteries on wheels' that can put energy back into the National Grid when solar panels and windfarms do not provide much power Electric cars make some people afraid of the dark. While the batteries produce much less carbon, they require much more electricity to run. This has prompted ominous warnings that Great Britain and...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (6 days ago)

In Coventry, the GMB has been canvassing hard to represent workers officially – and the potentially historic result is due this weekOn a traffic island on the outskirts of Cov­entry, armed with handmade signs and a stack of orange bucket hats, a small but noisy team of organisers from the GMB union are taking on Amazon.More than 3,000 staff here...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (6 days ago)

'Guardrails' that previously existed removed as Meta says voters should be able to hear from presidential nomineesMeta has removed previous restrictions on the Facebook and Instagram accounts of Donald Trump as the 2024 election nears, the company announced on Friday.Trump was allowed to return to the social networks in 2023 with "guardrails” in...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (6 days ago)

Political violence is not OK but what about snails are they OK?Sign up here to get an email whenever First Dog cartoons are publishedGet all your needs met at the First Dog shop if what you need is First Dog merchandise and prints Continue reading...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (6 days ago)

This artificial star will be dazzlingly bright – almost rivalling Venus – on 15 JulyThis week we're looking for an artificial star: the International Space Station. From London on 15 July, the ISS will pass overhead and will be dazzlingly bright.The pass begins at 22.39 BST when the space station rises above the western horizon, but it is...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (6 days ago)

Kate Bingham says ageing population means tackling dementia must be treated as economic imperativeA Covid-style effort is needed to ensure NHS patients are first in line for a new wave of dementia drugs, according to the former head of the UK's vaccine taskforce.Kate Bingham is calling for the immediate recruitment of large numbers of patients to...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (6 days ago)

Hope for new treatments after researchers find spread of disease is aided by shutting down of molecules in key genesScientists have made a crucial DNA discovery that could help cure one of the deadliest cancers.A team of researchers from the UK and US have found that pancreatic cancer is able to shut down molecules in one of the body's most...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (6 days ago)

The military use of AI-enabled weapons is growing, and the industry that provides them is boomingA squad of soldiers is under attack and pinned down by rockets in the close quarters of urban combat. One of them makes a call over his radio, and within moments a fleet of small autonomous drones equipped with explosives fly through the town square,...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (A week ago)

Jenny Knight, an author who was a teen world rowing champion, is rediscovering the benefits of exercise after joining a local netball teamWhen I was 17, my rowing coach announced that taking a day off was unnecessary. That one time of the week that I left school at 4pm and watched Neighbours was now gone. I think that's probably why, when I gave up...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (A week ago)

A subclass of PFAS has been found near manufacturing plants and landfills, and in remote regions of the worldToxic PFAS "forever chemicals” used in lithium ion batteries essential to the clean energy transition present a dangerous source of chemical pollution that new research finds threatens the environment and human health as the nascent...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (A week ago)

Regulators' findings suggest social network breached Digital Services Act and could be fined 6% of global turnoverElon Musk's X has been warned by the EU it potentially faces large fines after regulators said its blue-tick system for users is deceptive and in breach of its landmark social media rules. Musk responded with "We look forward to a very...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (A week ago)

The concept of a guaranteed income is gaining traction as a solution to the impact of AI and way to encourage more rewarding and socially valuable workWhen Elinor O'Donovan found out she had been randomly selected to participate in a basic income pilot scheme, she couldn't believe her luck. In return for a guaranteed salary of just over €1,400...

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (A week ago)

Governments are experimenting with AI chatbots that can give help and advice.

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (A week ago)

A US judge dismissed the case, one of several filed in the aftermath of Mr Musk's takeover of the site.

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (A week ago)

The devices have high profile users, including Kim Kardashian and and some England footballers.

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (A week ago)

The breakup rehabilitation industry is in high demand but the truth is you can't force someone to love you againI got angry yesterday, which is unlike me, a lady of peace and careful breaths. I felt like that guy who kicked in his telly when the Sex Pistols swore and I may have done similar had this not been a work laptop and had I not been a...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (A week ago)

A British geneticist scoured the globe for diverse grains in the 1920s. His research could be vital as the climate changesA hundred years ago, the plant scientist Arthur Watkins launched a remarkable project. He began collecting samples of wheat from all over the globe, nagging consuls and business agents across the British empire and beyond to...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (A week ago)

Ideas generated by ChatGPT can help writers who lack inherent flair but may mean there are fewer unique ideasOnce upon a time, all stories were written solely by humans. Now, researchers have found AI might help authors tell a tale.A study suggests that ideas generated by the AI system ChatGPT can help boost the creativity of writers who lack...

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (A week ago)

As Apple's Vision Pro headset launches in the UK, can it finally kickstart the virtual reality market?

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (A week ago)

A conference in the UK this week will outline new developments in a project to look for 'technosignatures' of other advanced speciesIt has produced one of the most consistent sets of negative results in the history of science. For more than 60 years, researchers have tried to find a single convincing piece of evidence to support the idea that we...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (A week ago)

Queen Camilla is apparently fixated with the forecast on her phone, behind which lies not just granular details but surprisingly lucrative businessesShould I bring a brolly? Five of the best weather appsSeveral times a day, Francesca Simon, the author of the Horrid Henry children's books, gets out her phone to check the weather – not just for...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (A week ago)

His page-turning books about quantum physics and game theory have given the Chilean writer a cult following – and won him famous fans from Stephen Fry to Björk and Barack Obama"I know you're trying to skirt around it,” says Benjamín Labatut when I put to him that his books concern people of unworldly intelligence working on problems that...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (A week ago)

Scientists fear adaptations to global heating may leave some species struggling to mate successfullyAn ambush bug with a darker-coloured body is better at snagging a sexual partner than its brighter counterpart when it is chilly. Darker males can warm up more easily in the early mornings, and therefore get busy while everybody else is still warming...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (A week ago)

From long-range forecasts to 'real feel' temperatures, a good app can prepare you for the best and worst of weatherI find them quite magical': the UK's obsession with weather appsA weather app was a leading feature of the first iPhone in 2007 and enthusiasm for them has not dampened since. While the sophistication of forecasting and range of choice...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (A week ago)

The most obvious function is for watching 3D movies or TV shows, but it may wind up being most useful at workGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastThe Vision Pro has landed in Australia five months after the US launch, retailing at $5,999. At that price, it's perhaps no surprise that Apple staff present it on a...

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (A week ago)

The gaming giant said its PC Game Pass subscription would increase by £2 to £9.99 per month.

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (A week ago)

Starlink internet satellites were deployed in dangerously low orbit after explosion on Falcon 9 rocket on ThursdayThe Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is requiring an investigation into the in-flight failure of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket as it was launching a batch of Starlink internet satellites.The second-stage engine failure occurred on...

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (A week ago)

A union for almost 25% of the firm's South Korean workers called the walkout over pay and benefits.

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (A week ago)

The haunting songs of the video game and TV series get to the heart of Joel and Ellie's story. The man behind them talks about the 'magical' process of composingThe Last of Us is a story about tension – the tension between love and loss, violence and intimacy, protecting and destroying, life and death. It's a study of how impossibly delicate life...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (A week ago)

As Tata Steel and British Steel close their polluting blast furnaces, will Labour get behind the switch to more energy-efficient technology – and secure jobs?The warning is to "wait for the snap, crackle and pop” as three glowing electrodes are dropped into an electric arc furnace in Cardiff. What follows sounds like thunder and lightning. It...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (A week ago)

A celebration of the gifts and talents of autistic people refutes the idea that autism and empathy cannot coexist In The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks wrote about two autistic men, twins who had an extraordinary relationship with numbers. Sacks recalled that during one of his sessions a matchbox fell from a table, disgorging its...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (A week ago)

Australian scientists create brick refuges in greenhouses to help green and golden bell frogs survive infectionA "sauna” treatment for frogs has been used by researchers in Australia to successfully fight a deadly fungal disease that has devastated amphibians around the world, according to a new study.Scientists created refuges for the animals...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (A week ago)

In this primordial take on the life simulator, you bring about the creation of an entire solar systemMeteors hurtling at planet-decimating speeds, luminous balls of hot gas, black holes from which not even light can escape: outer space can fuel nightmares, yet for Céline Veltman, a 28-year-old Dutch game-maker who spent her childhood stargazing,...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (A week ago)

While ultrasound services are normal practice in many countries, software being tested in Uganda will allow a scan without the need for specialists, providing an incentive for pregnant women to visit health services early onMothers-to-be have become used to the first glimpse of their baby via the fuzzy black and white ultrasound scan, an image that...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (A week ago)

Creators hope prototype, modelled on Dune 'stillsuits', could be used before 2030 in Nasa's Artemis programmeA sci-fi-inspired spacesuit that recycles urine into drinking water could enable astronauts to perform lengthy spacewalks on upcoming lunar expeditions.The prototype, modelled on the "stillsuits” in the sci-fi classic Dune, collects urine,...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (A week ago)

Snail mail replaced with slug mail as scientists need 1,000 grey field slugs to explore pest-resistant cropsIt may be known as snail mail, but researchers are hoping the public will use the postal service to send them a different kind of mollusc: slugs.A team of scientists and farmers carrying out research into slug-resistant wheat say they need...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (A week ago)

DNA studies suggest disease was central to devastating collapse of northern European population 5,000 years agoA devastating population collapse that decimated stone age farming communities across northern Europe 5,000 years ago may have been driven by an outbreak of the plague, according to research.The cause of the calamity, known as the...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (A week ago)

Firm says wires attaching first patient's brain to implant are 'more or less very stable' after detaching months agoThe Neuralink CEO, Elon Musk, said on Wednesday that the company would soon test its pound-coin-sized implant and brain-computer interface on a second patient. The unnamed patient's surgery is slated for "the next week or so”, Musk...

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (A week ago)

Ticketmaster customers have been advised to sign up to a cyber security service after a hack in May.

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (A week ago)

The electric vehicle giant has been rapidly expanding manufacturing capacity outside its home country.

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (A week ago)

More than 20 Palestinians say they have been kicked off Skype, a popular tool for contacting relatives.

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (A week ago)

Mutation in RNU4-2 gene linked to severe developmental delay, with hundreds of people already diagnosedA genetic disorder that causes severe disabilities in children and adults has been discovered by researchers who believe the newly identified condition could affect hundreds of thousands of people around the world.Scientists have already diagnosed...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (A week ago)

Researchers build genome using 52,000-year-old remains of woolly mammoth named after ex-England footballerResearchers have reconstructed the genetic code of the woolly mammoth in unprecedented detail after discovering fossilised chromosomes in the skin of a 52,000-year-old carcass preserved in the Siberian permafrost.The mammoth's lavish mane led...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (A week ago)

Rescued chicks favour seafood, suggesting they turn to urban diet as adults from necessity rather than preferenceHerring gulls have wrecked many a seaside picnic, pouncing on unsuspecting people trying to enjoy a Cornish pasty, a sandwich or a bag of chips.But a study from the University of Exeter suggests gull chicks prefer seafood even after...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (A week ago)

Meta says it would remove content 'attacking "Zionists” when it is not explicitly about the political movement'Meta Platforms said on Tuesday it would start taking down more posts that target "Zionists” when the term is used to refer to Jewish people and Israelis rather than representing supporters of the political movement.The Facebook and...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (A week ago)

Despite being told there was 'no crossing to be paid', a driver received 23 penalty noticesIn November I had to start using my boss's car for work. After making my first journey across the Dartford crossing on the M25, I tried to pay the Dart charge. I typed in the car's details but the website clearly stated there was "no crossing to be paid”.I...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (A week ago)

Same-sex sexual behaviours have been reported in a wide variety of species, and a new study suggests that, although animal scientists widely observe it, they seldom publish about same-sex sexual behaviour in primates and other mammals. To find out why and to hear about some of the examples of sexual diversity from the animal kingdom, Ian Sample...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (A week ago)

Engineers working on problems preventing return of Sunita Williams and Butch Wilmore, who are on the ISSTwo Nasa astronauts from Boeing's troubled Starliner capsule may have to remain in space until the middle of August as engineers continue to work through technical problems that prevented their return in June.Sunita Williams and Butch Wilmore...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (A week ago)

Research on 26,000 people found those who stay up late scored better on intelligence, reasoning and memory testsThe idea that night owls who don't go to bed until the early hours struggle to get anything done during the day may have to be revised.It turns out that staying up late could be good for our brain power as research suggests that people...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (2 weeks ago)

In this week's newsletter: Fallout and Baldur's Gate veteran Feargus Urquhart on the hard-to-define genre• Don't get Pushing Buttons delivered to your inbox? Sign up hereI play a lot of RPGs (when I can make time for them), and have done since I was old enough to read. I was an obsessive reader of fantasy as a small child, an interest that...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (2 weeks ago)

You have a right to return the product if you think it's faulty, says policy expert Kat George – but it will take some time and effort to claim your refundGet our weekend culture and lifestyle emailI bought an Apple HomePod mini speaker in February 2023. I want it to reliably play audio via my iPhone and it does not and will not work with our...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (2 weeks ago)

The Twitch streamer and comedian curated her list by scrolling back to 2020 in her TikTok likes. Some call it objective research, others call it retina damageGet our weekend culture and lifestyle emailI am a comedian, Twitch streaming buffoon and getter of a journalism degree. People usually end their bio with a funny third thing but I am here for...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (2 weeks ago)

Startup's new approach means Apple will no longer be able to appoint executive to similar roleMicrosoft has withdrawn its observer seat on the OpenAI board and Apple will no longer be able to appoint an executive to a similar role, amid regulatory scrutiny of big tech's relationship with artificial intelligence startups.Microsoft, the largest...

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (2 weeks ago)

The vehicle set off from a launchpad in French Guiana on a demonstration mission.

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (2 weeks ago)

We look at old tech that's been around for decades and is still useful.

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (2 weeks ago)

Health service is at tipping point, say experts, and 'novel solutions' have been wrongly hypedThe NHS must concentrate on the basics of cancer treatment rather than the "magic bullets” of novel technologies and artificial intelligence, or risk the health of thousands of patients, experts have warned.In a paper published in the journal Lancet...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (2 weeks ago)

Comptonatus chasei roamed island 125m years ago and is most complete dinosaur fossil found in UK in a centuryA new species of large plant-eating dinosaur that roamed the Isle of Wight about 125m years ago has been identified. The specimen, which has 149 bones in total, is the most complete dinosaur discovered in the UK in a century, researchers...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (2 weeks ago)

Switchee aims to protect health and cut bills by installing its technology in 1m homesA British startup which uses technology to prevent renters from living in cold, damp homes has raised fresh funds to expand as landlords belatedly try to tackle outbreaks of mould in crumbling social housing.Switchee has secured £5m, split equally between an...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (2 weeks ago)

In this free-to-play gacha game, Earth's survivors balance dystopian battles with cute moments helping locals miHoYo/HoYoverse; PC, PS5, smartphonesOne of the biggest revolutions in the modern video game industry has taken place almost out of sight of your average console gamer. The rise of the free-to-play gacha game, in which you pay either real...

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (2 weeks ago)

Can Amazon sustain its rapid growth since 1994 - or will rivals or regulators cut it down to size?

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (2 weeks ago)

The platform says it's because of "evolving" industry standards but sellers say they feel "betrayed."

#technology #uk

Read

BBC - Technology (2 weeks ago)

The South Korean tech giant is benefiting from the AI boom which has lifted the prices of advanced chips.

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (2 weeks ago)

The debate about the degree to which forests and fungi communicate raises the painful question of confirmation biasSophie Yeo is editor of Inkcap JournalYou have probably heard the theory, that the health of forests depends on common mycorrhizal networks. Trees send resources to their neighbours through strands of hyphae, which act as an...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (2 weeks ago)

The three brands licensed by Nine's Pedestrian Group that kickstarted my career might be gone but as long as there's appetite for video game content there's hopeIn 2006 I was fired from my job at EB Games. It was, with the benefit of hindsight, a well-earned dismissal. One Sunday I'd set up a camera and filmed myself jumping over a stack of boxes...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (2 weeks ago)

We criticise children for not going outside – while curtailing their freedoms and closing their spacesOn Sunday the Observer magazine published a sensitive piece about video game addiction, speaking to therapists working in the sector and one affected family. Genuine, compulsive, life-altering addiction, whether to video games or anything else,...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (2 weeks ago)

Vacuum cleaner maker will axe about 1,000 jobs as part of global cost-cutting driveThe vacuum cleaner and air-filter maker Dyson is cutting about 1,000 jobs in the UK as part of a global restructure, reducing its British workforce by more than a quarter.Staff were told on Tuesday morning about the cuts as part of moves to reduce the business's...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Science (2 weeks ago)

This misjudged and unfunny romcom about how the US government planned to fake the moon landing in case the real one tanked undermines the Apollo 11 achievement Would you like to watch a goofy romcom about Bill Gates conspiring to implant 5G in millions of Americans' bodies using the Covid vaccine – but hilariously finding at the last minute he...

#technology #uk

Read

The Guardian - Technology (2 weeks ago)

Artificial intelligence is heralded as helping the NHS fight cancer. But some warn it's a distraction from more urgent challenges• Don't get TechScape delivered to your inbox? Sign up for the full article hereWhat if AI isn't that great? What if we've been overstating its potential to a frankly dangerous degree? That's the concern of leading...

#technology #uk

Read