Tech

24 January 2022

Amazon's Alexa starts working again after outage

Amazon's Alexa has started working again after suffering a sudden outage. The virtual assistant device - which can be used to activate power such as lighting and heating in homes - ...

24 January 2022

TikTok considering letting its creators charge a subscription fee

TikTok is considering allowing its creators charge a subscrption fee for their fans. The video-sharing app - which currently uses a Creator Fund to pay those who post content that receives ...

22 January 2022

Silicone skin created for next-generation humanoid robots

Silicone skin has been created for next-generation "companion robots." A Russian company called Promobot are working with a lab based in Vladivostok to build the ‘Robo-C-2’ robot which will be ...

22 January 2022

Amazon to launch a physical fashion store

Amazon are set to launch a physical fashion store. The online tech giant will be launching the first branch of in-person shopping brand, Amazon Style, in Los Angeles this year, the ...

21 January 2022

Amazon Alexa goes down leaving homes in the dark

Amazon's Alexa service suffered an outage on Friday (21.01.2022), leaving homes across the UK and Europe without lighting or heating. The virtual assistant device - which works on voice commands - ...

21 January 2022

Spotify continues to dominate the global streaming market with over half a billion monthly users

Spotify is continuing to dominate the global streaming market, with over half a billion monthly users. The streaming giant - which was first launched in 2006 - and first took the ...
21 January 2022

Samsung promises a 'noteworthy' Galaxy S22 Ultra

Samsung have promised to deliver a "noteworthy" Galaxy 22. The tech giant confirmed that they will be launching the latest edition to their flagship smartphone line up in February 2022 - ...

20 January 2022

Bill Gates issues warning that wore pandemics are ahead

Bill Gates has warned the world faces future pandemics far worse than COVID-19. The Microsoft CEO's foundation with his ex-wife Melinda, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has teamed up with ...

20 January 2022

Snapchat introduces new safety measures to protect teens from drug dealers

Snapchat is introducing new parental control features. The social media platform has announced a series of measures it is taking to protect teenagers from drug dealers who are abusing the app ...

19 January 2022

Microsoft warns users of major malware issue

Microsoft has warned users of a major malware which targets government, IT and non-profit organisations in Ukraine. The computer manufacturer has dubbed the issue as 'Whispergate' and claimed that the bug ...

19 January 2022

Bitcoin is becoming the 'retirement plan' of millennials

Bitcoin is the "retirement plan" for millennials, according to an industry CEO. The cryptocurrency - which was launched in 2008 as decentralised digital currency free from any bank - has ...

19 January 2022

Amazon halts ban on Visa credit cards for UK users

Amazon has halted its ban on Visa credit cards for users in the UK. The online shopping giant had initially planned to stop users from making payments with a Visa credit ...

19 January 2022

WhatsApp users will soon be able to react to messages

WhatsApp will soon issue an update which will allow users to react to messages. The instant messaging app - which is owned an operated by Meta - will soon allow iOS ...

19 January 2022

Autonomous vehicle startup fund Wayve raises $200m

Autonomous vehicle startup fund Wayve has raised $200m (£147) for their new technology following reported backing from Microsoft and Virgin. The British firm plans to use the funds raised to ...

19 January 2022

Microsoft agrees to buy Acitivision Blizzard for $70bn

Microsoft has purchased Activision Blizzard for almost $70bn. The tech giant - which is the team behind Windows computers as well as the X Box gaming console - acquired the 'Call ...

17 January 2022

Elon Musk quips he 'never tweets anything controversial'

Elon Musk has quipped that he "never" posts anything "controversial" on Twitter. The Tesla and Space X boss - who has 70.5 million followers - is infamous for causing a stir ...

17 January 2022

Apple employees given four-week window to get booster jab

Apple is now asking all staff to provide proof of having had the COVID-19 booster jab. Amid a surge in Omicron cases, the tech giant is giving their employees a four-week ...

17 January 2022

Linktree bans sex workers

Linktree has banned sex workers. The freemium social media reference landing page service has announced that anyone "sharing advertisements for the sale of real-life sexual services" will be barred. In a statement ...

16 January 2022

Microsoft launches spell check filter to avoid 'gender bias'

Microsoft have launched a new spelling check tool to help users "avoid gender biases" by offering politically correct alternatives. The tech giant - who created the Office suite system, with ...

16 January 2022

Google TV hopes to see 'welcome improvements' with Netflix

Google TV hopes to see 'welcome improvements' with Netflix The director of product management for the the TV provider - which is operated by Android and allows users to access ...

15 January 2022

Apple removes Wordle clones from App Store

Apple have removed Wordle clones from the iPhone App Store. The free viral game - which does not have its own app and is currently only available through a browser sees ...

15 January 2022

Android users can now switch off 2G to enhance privacy

Android users are now able to switch off 2G settings to increase privacy and security. The Google-owned operating system - which is used across a range of devices from mobile ...

14 January 2022

Jack Dorsey announces Bitcoin Legan Defense Fund

Jack Dorsey has announced the non-profit, Bitcoin Legal Defense Fund, to protect Bitcoin developers from “legal headaches". The former Twitter CEO sent out an email to the developers of the original ...

14 January 2022

Google spends £1b on London HQ

Google has spent a whopping $1 billion on a new London HQ. After renting out office space at the striking Central Saint Giles complex near to Tottenham Court Road - which ...