Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Huawei chief offers to share 5G know-how for a fee

Ren Zhengfei offers to share its 5G know-how with a Western firm in return for a one-off fee. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49673144

Phone subscription firm Veoo fined £600,000

It misled an inquiry and enabled consumer harm, said watchdog Phone-paid Services Authority. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49674538

Google’s smart-city plans ‘tech for tech’s sake’

A panel of experts criticises Google's ambitious plans for a smart city in Toronto. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49674533

Arrests in 10 countries over money-transfer scams

Raids carried out over months targeted groups suspected of spoofing email accounts to steal cash. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49674663

The singer protesting against Spotify… on Spotify

The latest song by Canadian singer Esthero includes a spoken-word protest at Spotify's royalties. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49674332

Virtual reality recreates Owain Glyndwr’s Sycharth home

Born in 1359, Owain Glyndwr was the last native Welsh person to hold the title Prince of Wales. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49664500

Ban children from gambling in games, MPs say

In-game spending should be regulated by gambling laws and loot boxes banned for children, they say. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49661870

‘Proud’ Hertfordshire PC sent arrest footage to sisters

The officer is found guilty of gross misconduct for sharing body-worn camera footage on WhatsApp. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-49668419

McDonald’s uses AI for ordering at drive-throughs

The fast-food giant wants to make the ordering process more efficient. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49664633

Project Oberon: UK eyes cluster of military radar satellites

Defence chiefs want a batch of small spacecraft able to see the Earth's surface in all weathers. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49664409