Sunday, April 21, 2019

Netflix to trial showing top 10 lists to UK users

Streaming company Netflix is to trial showing UK users its most-watched shows over a weekly period.

Star Wars: Mark Hamill supports superfan’s emotional video

Mark Hamill supports a YouTuber who faced a backlash for his tearful reaction to the new Star Wars trailer.

Google to police new app developers more closely

Apps from unfamiliar developers will be scrutinised more deeply before they go on the Play Store.

UK to introduce porn age-checks in July

Sites that fail to comply will face being blocked by internet service providers.

‘Why I write fake online reviews’

Two people explain why they post made-up reviews, while psychologists deconstruct the power of the review.

Axiom soccer indie game takes a shot at goal

Marc Cieslak reviews the game Axiom Soccer - a mashup between football and a third person shooter.

TikTok: Apple and Google block video sharing app in India

The move comes after a court called for a ban on the video app over concerns it put children at risk.

Technology to keep dementia patients out of hospital

Radar technology and tiny brain-monitors are just some of the devices being tested by a new research centre.

The robot that tidies up bedrooms

Robots are good at repetitive tasks but struggle with new objects. Can they be trained to overcome that?

What do drones and GPS owe to a 1744 shipwreck?

When HMS Victory sank, she took with her an early prototype of the gyroscope, crucial to modern technology.