UK government takes £400m stake in satellite firm OneWeb

Image copyright OneWeb Image caption Artwork: The government wants OneWeb to run a sat-nav service as well as deliver broadband The UK is spending $500m (£400m) on a stake in failed satellite firm OneWeb as part of a plan to replace the loss of the EU’s Galileo sat-nav system. OneWeb went bankrupt in March while […]

Reckful: Twitch and gamers pay tribute after star’s death

Image copyright Byron Bernstein / Instagram Tributes have been paid to video games streamer Byron Bernstein, known as Reckful, who died on Thursday. Mr Bernstein was a well-known and loved e-sports player and had 960,000 followers on streaming site Twitch. His brother Gary Bernstein confirmed that Reckful had taken his own life, aged 31. Twitch […]

Why the future of cloud infrastructure is all about the interconnection fabric

The future of cloud infrastructure means the traditional wide area network (WAN) needs to be architected and engineered differently to become a dynamic, automated, interconnection fabric between globally distributed data centre in the core and at the edge. With the arrival of 5G networks and Industry 4.0, distributed cloud architectures are in the spotlight. Time-sensitive […]

The Worst Hacks and Breaches of 2020 So Far

Well, what can we say about 2020 so far? Between a deadly pandemic whose reach and scale is unprecedented in our lifetimes, the corresponding global economic downturn, geopolitical strife around the world, and widespread civil rights uprisings, the first six months of the year have been remarkable in every way. And all of this has […]

Google-backed digital ad groups criticize Apple’s new user-tracking warning

(Reuters) — A group of European digital advertising associations on Friday criticized Apple’s plans to require apps to seek additional permission from users before tracking them across other apps and websites. Apple last week disclosed features in its forthcoming operating system for iPhones and iPads that will require apps to show a pop-up screen before […]

Are we making spacecraft too autonomous?

Does this matter? Software has never played a more critical role in spaceflight. It has made it safer and more efficient, allowing a spacecraft to automatically adjust to changing conditions. According to Darrel Raines, a NASA engineer leading software development for the Orion deep space capsule, autonomy is particularly key for areas of “critical response […]

BBC Sport website at 20: How the site has changed over the past two decades

Where it all began… how the BBC Sport website looked in 2000 When the BBC Sport website was launched on Monday, 3 July 2000, it was the morning after France had beaten Italy with a golden goal to win Euro 2000. The internet was a different place. Most homes still had slow dial-up access – […]

2020 Post COVID-19: The State Of Data Privacy

The world has seen great technological advancement over the last several years, and plenty of them have made our lives a lot easier.Anyone can make a payment to someone on the other side of the world without leaving their computer. In a few clicks, you can order food, clothes, or even a new phone, computer, […]

Humanoid robot set for film role and other tech news

BBC Click’s Jen Copestake looks at the best of the week’s technology stories including: TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps are banned by the Indian government Yoga clothing company, Lululemon, buys the home fitness tech start-up, Mirror, for $500m (£400m) A realistic human-like robot named Erica is set to star in a science fiction film […]

5 Best AI Chatbot Platforms to Transform Your Business in 2020

Chatbots have come to be a great bridge between human beings and machines. More and more businesses are adopting chatbots to provide website visitors with information and to increase conversions.What’s more, you don’t need to have technical knowledge in order to make a bot.So, if you are keen on jumping on the chatbot bandwagon, here […]