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. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47963495

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. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-47961354

Google to police new app developers more closely

Apps from unfamiliar developers will be scrutinised more deeply before they go on the Play Store. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47950665

UK to introduce porn age-checks in July

Sites that fail to comply will face being blocked by internet service providers. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47960775

‘Why I write fake online reviews’

Two people explain why they post made-up reviews, while psychologists deconstruct the power of the review. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47952165

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. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47954240

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. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47957684

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. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47951425

The robot that tidies up bedrooms

Robots are good at repetitive tasks but struggle with new objects. Can they be trained to overcome that? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47913221

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. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47161370