Sunday, August 18, 2019

Amazon quizzed over ‘Choice’ store ratings

US politicians want to know how Amazon picks the products that get the coveted Choice label. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49331835

Hands-free phone ban for drivers ‘should be considered’

A committee of MPs says there is a "misleading impression" the devices are completely safe. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49320473

Libra: Could Facebook’s new currency be stopped in its tracks?

How Facebook’s Libra could be stopped in its tracks https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49090753

Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf: Fortnite world champion ‘swatted’ mid-game

Teenager Kyle 'Bugha' Giersdorf was in the middle of a game when he was interrupted by armed police. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49321292

King’s Cross developer defends use of facial recognition

The tech is one of "a number of detection and tracking methods" used at the London site, the firm said. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49320520

US Navy to ditch touch screen ship controls

Familiar wheels and throttle controls will replace "overly complex" touch screens, says US Navy. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49319450

Electronic tongue puts fiery foods to the test

Human taste buds tire very quickly, but the machine can maintain accuracy regardless of the heat. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49210622

Twitch CEO apologises for pornography on Ninja’s channel

Streaming platform Twitch's boss apologises after pornography is hosted on Ninja's former channel. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-49317270

Tech firms face fines for harmful videos from regulator Ofcom

The UK plans to give new powers to the media regulator in order to comply with EU law. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49317390

In fighting deep fakes, mice may be great listeners

A Las Vegas cyber-security conference hears the latest, unusual techniques to fight "deep fake" videos. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49316047