Monday, June 24, 2019

Why the age of electric flight is finally upon us

Air travel accounts for 2%-3% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Are electric engines an answer?

The plane that can fly 600 miles on batteries alone

The Israeli firm Eviation unveils a plane which can travel over 600 miles on battery power alone.

Slack: Shares surge as messaging app joins the stock market

The messaging app firm sees its shares jump 60% as it becomes that latest tech start-up to go public.

Loot boxes aren’t gambling, says EA

A spokesperson for the company says the system is "quite ethical" and something gamers enjoy.

Online pornography checks for under-18s ‘face new delay’

Changes aimed at stopping under-18s viewing explicit content were due to come into force next month.

Fortnite makers grilled by MPs over game safety

MPs ask whether Epic Games does enough to prevent users spending too much time or money on the game.

Unseen 9/11 photos bought at house clearance sale

The images were stored on CD Roms bought at a house clearance sale.

Facebook ‘mysteriously locks out Hungarian users’

The social network has disabled a large number of accounts in error, according to reports.

Facebook urged to pause Libra crypto-currency project

A US lawmaker asks Facebook to wait before launching its digital currency, hours after it was announced.

China loses ground in top supercomputer list

There are slightly fewer Chinese machines, and some more US ones, in the list of top supercomputers.