Some 50 million tonnes of electrical waste (e-waste) is discarded each year.
An autonomous submarine, known as an autonomous underwater vehicle, has been used by researchers to gain important insights into the melting of Norwegian glaciers.
Researchers have created prototypes of a stretchable silicone structure that can sense and react to stimuli without any centralised processing, or ‘brain’.
Element AI, a developer of enterprise-targeted artificial intelligence products, has announced that is has raised CAD $200m (£123m) in a Series B financing round.
The UK government should introduce guidelines to protect virtual reality (VR) users from VR-based harassment, according to a report published by the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee.
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Dapper Labs, the company behind blockchain game CryptoKitties, has announced that it has received $11m in funding to launch Flow, a blockchain designed to enable the entertainment industry to launch decentralised applications at scale.
The discovery of an exposed database usually spells disaster for the company affected, with the possibility of large fines, the loss of customer data and reputational damage at stake.
A third of organisations are cutting corners on security in order to make product launch deadlines, by shipping products that they know have unpatched vulnerabilities.
Law enforcement officials have arrested 281 individuals for allegedly engaging in business email compromise scams in a significant operation spanning across ten countries.
Healthy.io, a company turning smartphone cameras into clinical-grade medical devices to detect chronic kidney disease, has announced that it has raised $60m in Series C funding to roll out the product around the world.
Workplace messaging platform Slack has today announced plans to introduce data residency settings to the platform, which will allow users to choose where in the world their data is stored and ensure they are meeting the demands of regulators.
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Human rights organisation Amnesty International is urging governments around the world to introduce tougher spyware regulations that ensure spyware companies respect human rights.
The United Nations Children’s Agency (Unicef) has suffered a data breach impacting thousands of users on its online learning portal Agora.
Employees in Britain are the least concerned about losing their jobs to artificial intelligence (AI), according to research by leading HR solutions provider Adecco Group.
Ahead of the 2020 Olympics due to take place next summer in Tokyo, Intel has announced that it is partnering with the International Olympic Committee to “create innovative experiences for athletes, attendees and Olympic fans around the world”.
Libra Association, the non-profit organisation launched by Facebook to oversee its proposed cryptocurrency Libra, has today announced that it is pursuing a payment system licence under the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).
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Users of online encyclopedia Wikipedia around the world were left unable to access the website after it was hit by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack over the weekend.
Parliament is prorogued, the House of Commons speaker is stepping down and prime minister Boris Johnson has lost six votes in as many days.
A new artificial intelligence (AI) neutral network can successfully detect heart failure from just one heartbeat.
Data scientists are concerned about the UK’s level of statistical literacy – the basic understanding of what statistics mean and how they relate to a given situation – and the impact it is having on how residents understand major news stories.
All mental health workers for the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) claim to experience incidents of verbal or physical aggression at least once a week, and NHS staff surveys show that these incidents are increasing – a recent survey found that 15% of NHS workers have experienced violence in the past 12 months, which was
A newly announced 3D printed wheelchairs project is improving access to assistive technologies in developing countries.
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In Pakistan, 51% of people are expected to own smartphones by 2020, but 48% of children cannot read a simple sentence by the time they leave primary education.
Daimler has announced that its driverless trucks are to begin testing on public roads in Virginia, the US.
Sports car maker Porsche has boosted its presence in the electric car market by increasing its stake in electric vehicle manufacturer Rimac Automobil.
The UK’s lack of preparation could make the next recession “unnecessarily painful”, a think tank has warned.