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TikTok Shop Indonesia to reopen after $1.5bn deal
In October, TikTok Shop shut down in Indonesia to comply with new rules in South East Asia's biggest economy.
11.12.2023 - 05:41
The pro gamer who has to rely upon sound alone
How video games are continuing to become more accessible for people with impaired vision.
11.12.2023 - 01:37
Alex Jones: Conspiracy theorist returns to X with Andrew Tate repost
The conspiracy theorist was banned from Twitter - now X - but its owner has now reinstated him.
10.12.2023 - 18:54
Grand Theft Auto 6: Car-top twerking, flamingos in a crazy Miami
The Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer depicts the city's extremes - what does it tell us about US culture?
10.12.2023 - 01:56
AI: EU agrees landmark deal on regulation of artificial intelligence
The proposed rules cover the use of AI in systems like ChatGPT and by law enforcement.
09.12.2023 - 06:48
Microsoft's links with OpenAI to be examined by competition watchdog
The Competition and Markets Authority will consider if links between the two could be considered a merger.
08.12.2023 - 18:12
Disney: Elon Musk calls for boss to be fired over ad spat
It comes a week after the multi-billionaire launched a profane attack on advertisers that left X.
08.12.2023 - 16:36
Google admits AI viral video was edited to look better
Instead of the AI responding to voice and video, it was fed text prompts and still images.
08.12.2023 - 14:13
Game Awards 2023: Baldur's Gate 3 wins game of the year
The Wonka star announces Baldur's Gate 3 has won Game of the Year at the popular ceremony.
08.12.2023 - 10:14
Mobile phones: Firms face £3bn legal claim for overcharging
Lawsuit alleges Vodafone, EE, Three and O2 overcharged existing customers for their mobiles.
08.12.2023 - 09:55
The weird materials behind sustainable furniture
Seaweed, coffee bean shells and fungus are all being employed to cut the use of plastic in furniture.
08.12.2023 - 01:05
Facebook and Messenger to automatically encrypt messages
The Home Secretary James Cleverly says he's "incredibly disappointed" by Meta's decision to automatically encrypt all messages
07.12.2023 - 16:49
Lego Fortnite: Gaming giant launches Minecraft rival
The new co-operative survival game mode sees players crafting items with Lego bricks.
07.12.2023 - 16:37
The Game Awards 2023: How orchestra chief makes the famous medley
The Game Awards' conductor talks creating a Games of the Year medley and the return of Flute Guy.
07.12.2023 - 13:30
The people creating digital clones of themselves
Business leaders and experts are making online copies of themselves to answer the questions they get.
07.12.2023 - 01:05
ChatGPT tool could be abused by scammers and hackers
A cutting-edge tool from Open AI appears to be poorly moderated, allowing it to be abused by cyber-criminals.
07.12.2023 - 01:04
Meta is child abuse 'breeding ground', lawsuit claims
Facebook and Instagram are rife with child abuse, the New Mexico attorney general alleges.
06.12.2023 - 20:14
GTA 6: Streams soar for 70s rocker Tom Petty thanks to trailer
Tom Petty's B-side track Love Is A Long Road has seen a near 37,000% increase in streams on Spotify.
06.12.2023 - 17:23
Google claims new Gemini AI 'thinks more carefully'
Tech giant says Gemini will supercharge existing products, and take on market leader GPT-4.
06.12.2023 - 17:09
Bitcoin rally: Is El Salvador's Bitcoin bet paying off?
President Bukele is celebrating as his $120m Bitcoin reserve is finally in the black - but economists are not.
06.12.2023 - 15:01
Sony debuts first PS5 controller for disabled gamers
The Access Controller is a 'highly customisable kit' of buttons, triggers and sticks, the firm says.
06.12.2023 - 14:55
Nvidia boss Jensen Huang confident about AI safety
The president and chief executive of the chipmaker to ChatGPT says the rise of AI is no cause for concern.
06.12.2023 - 09:19
Breaking down the Grand Theft Auto VI trailer...in 79 seconds
Here's what our main takeaways are from the long-awaited trailer for the gaming blockbuster.
05.12.2023 - 16:28
23andMe: Profiles of 6.9 million people hacked
Hackers were able to gain access because some customers reused old passwords, biotech company 23andMe said.
05.12.2023 - 14:48
GTA 6: Trailer for new game revealed after online leak
Rockstar Games releases the trailer 15 hours earlier than expected after it was leaked online.
05.12.2023 - 14:04
UK porn watchers could have faces scanned
New draft guidance sets out how porn websites and apps should stop children viewing their content.
05.12.2023 - 13:54
Ex-Tesla employee casts doubt on car safety
A whistleblower believes the self-driving vehicle technology is not safe enough for public roads.
05.12.2023 - 09:01
Booking.com users angry at firm's response to hacks
Customers say they have been failed and feel let down after losing hundreds of pounds to fraudsters.
04.12.2023 - 14:21
Kiss to become 'immortal' thanks to Abba's avatar technology
After playing their farewell concert, the rock stars announce they will continue as a virtual band.
04.12.2023 - 10:23
How weather apps are trying to be more accurate
Forecasters are continuing to offer more real-time updates and personalised recommendations.
04.12.2023 - 01:12
Could X go bankrupt under Elon Musk?
Musk's profane attack on advertisers baffled experts - without adverts, how would X survive?
03.12.2023 - 00:56
Digital pound plans should proceed with caution, say MPs
The benefits of a digital pound are unclear but the government should keep exploring it, say MPs.
02.12.2023 - 01:08
Why weather in games is getting more realistic
Dynamic weather is a rumoured feature in GTA 6. But what is it, and what does it mean for players?
01.12.2023 - 13:12
TikTok: US judge blocks Montana's ban citing free speech
Chinese-owned app welcomes the ruling against "unconstitutional law" due to come into effect in January.
01.12.2023 - 05:48
Watch: Musk attempts Cybertruck window stunt again
The pickup truck - Tesla’s latest offering - had its windows smashed during a demonstration in 2019.
01.12.2023 - 04:52
'Sued by my abuser for millions, I set up a social network instead'
The app that gives women a place to speak out about sexual harassment and other #MeToo issues.
01.12.2023 - 01:18
'Red gold': Why saffron production is dwindling in India
The spice saffron fetches huge sums of money, but is hard to grow and Indian production is falling.
30.11.2023 - 23:20
Meta takes down China-based network of thousands of fake accounts
The company says accounts posted about divisive issues ahead of the 2024 presidential election.
30.11.2023 - 20:41
Booking.com hackers increase attacks on customers
Researchers say cyber-criminals are offering big sums for hotels' log-in details to target holidaymakers.
30.11.2023 - 19:13
Why food discount stickers may be a thing of the past
Supermarkets and other retailers are increasing switching to AI-powered digital price displays.
30.11.2023 - 01:01
Amazon latest tech giant to announce AI chatbot
The bot, called Q, can help firms answer customer queries, analyse data and help with coding.
29.11.2023 - 11:51
'Covid and criminals ruined my Airbnb for cars idea'
A UK entrepreneur explains why his idea to build a car-sharing network like Airbnb didn't work out.
29.11.2023 - 01:01
The T-shirt chewing enzyme ready to tackle plastic waste
A French start-up is ready to use an enzyme which can break down plastic on an industrial scale.
28.11.2023 - 01:03
The job-sharing apps that feel like online dating
New website platforms are working like matchmakers to connect potential job sharers.
27.11.2023 - 01:05
Could airports make hydrogen work as a fuel?
Hydrogen is being touted as a fuel for aircrafts, but handling it at airports will be challenging.
24.11.2023 - 01:02
The electronic noses designed to prevent food poisoning
Tech firms have developed AI-powered sensors that can detect bacteria in food.
23.11.2023 - 04:27
Can bamboo be big in construction?
Bamboo is strong, light and sustainable, so why is it rarely used as a construction material in the West?
21.11.2023 - 01:15
Shop owners hope that tech can deter thieves
Retailers are investing in high-tech and low-tech measures to tackle an increase in theft.
17.11.2023 - 01:04
Luton and Dunstable Hospital surgeon uses new robot
A weight loss surgeon demonstrates a robotic system that could cut waiting times for procedures.
16.11.2023 - 14:57
How factories are deploying AI on production lines
Manufacturers are exploring how AI can predict machine faults before they happen.
16.11.2023 - 01:03
'Tourists are rethinking their relationship with Earth'
An increasing number of holidaymakers are picking more environmentally-friendly trips.
13.11.2023 - 01:02
Meta requires political advertisers to mark when deepfakes used
Advertisers will have to make clear when they use AI in political ads on the social media platforms.
09.11.2023 - 14:32
Stop suggesting children as friends, social media firms told
Suggesting children as friends by default on social media platforms can enable grooming, warns Ofcom.
09.11.2023 - 11:44
Hollywood actors' union Sag-Aftra agrees tentative deal to end four-month strike
Major films and TV shows will resume work after a four-month impasse that paralysed the industry.
09.11.2023 - 11:21
The race to buy AI website addresses
As more firms use artificial intelligence, there is a rush to buy domain names with the letters AI.
09.11.2023 - 01:08
Can AI cut humans out of contract negotiations?
Tech firms are testing artificial intelligence that can negotiate contracts without the need for humans.
07.11.2023 - 01:06
The floating desalination machines powered by the waves
Desalination usually requires a lot of heat and power, but a new system just needs wave energy.
06.11.2023 - 01:03
Sustainable fishing: The tech making it cheaper and greener
Fishermen in Scotland and Indonesia are trialling new technology to improve their catch.
03.11.2023 - 01:15
Why are fewer women using AI than men?
The use of artificial intelligence appears to have a significant gender imbalance.
02.11.2023 - 01:06
Portugal's tech boom challenged by tax change
Portugal's government plans to remove a key tax benefit that has attracted thousands of tax workers.
31.10.2023 - 01:15
Would you drink genetically modified beer?
A growing number of US brewers are now using GM yeast to make their beers.
30.10.2023 - 01:27
Can Rishi Sunak’s big summit save us from AI nightmare?
The BBC's tech editor, Zoe Kleinman, looks ahead to this week's AI Safety Summit, hosted by the UK.
28.10.2023 - 02:09
What happens after a nuclear power station is closed?
Taking decades, an intricate clean-up process has to be followed after a nuclear power station closes.
27.10.2023 - 01:08
Airbnb turns to AI to help prevent house parties
The short-term rental giant is now using artificial intelligence to try to prevent troublemakers.
26.10.2023 - 01:00
Short selling: Don’t be the 'Dumb Money'
Short selling can be risky, but more and more amateur investors are taking it up.
24.10.2023 - 03:20
Does the paper industry need to cut its water usage?
Firms in the sector are using new technologies to reduce the amount of water they require.
23.10.2023 - 01:11
Why a 'hologram revolution' could be on the way
Holograms are getting better and cheaper and some think soon they will be everywhere.
20.10.2023 - 01:05
Is AI about to transform the legal profession?
Law firms are increasingly using artificial intelligence systems, but it comes with risks.
19.10.2023 - 01:07
The incredible power of blue LEDs
LEDs dominate lighting systems but their efficiency rests on the tricky production of blue light.
17.10.2023 - 01:11
Is the UK doing enough to monitor air pollution?
There are now 555 air quality monitors across the country, but some say they aren't good enough.
16.10.2023 - 01:04
Can German engineering solve the challenges of fusion?
With extra government help German firms are attempting to make working fusion reactors.
13.10.2023 - 01:04
Could an AI-created profile picture help you get a job?
Young adults are using artificial intelligence to make professional-looking headshot photos.
12.10.2023 - 01:10
How to make cars less dangerous for pedestrians
New rules and tech could make cars safer for vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists.
10.10.2023 - 01:03
The hunt for a new way to tackle clothing waste
Scientists in the US are trying to find enzymes or bacteria that will decompose manmade fibres.
09.10.2023 - 01:04