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? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48630656

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. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48708489

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. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48707622

Loot boxes aren’t gambling, says EA

A spokesperson for the company says the system is "quite ethical" and something gamers enjoy. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-48701962

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. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48700906

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. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48692387

Unseen 9/11 photos bought at house clearance sale

The images were stored on CD Roms bought at a house clearance sale. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48689783

Facebook ‘mysteriously locks out Hungarian users’

The social network has disabled a large number of accounts in error, according to reports. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48692383

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. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48688359

China loses ground in top supercomputer list

There are slightly fewer Chinese machines, and some more US ones, in the list of top supercomputers. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48688353