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.

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

A committee of MPs says there is a "misleading impression" the devices are completely safe.

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

How Facebook’s Libra could be stopped in its tracks

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.

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.

US Navy to ditch touch screen ship controls

Familiar wheels and throttle controls will replace "overly complex" touch screens, says US Navy.

Electronic tongue puts fiery foods to the test

Human taste buds tire very quickly, but the machine can maintain accuracy regardless of the heat.

Twitch CEO apologises for pornography on Ninja’s channel

Streaming platform Twitch's boss apologises after pornography is hosted on Ninja's former channel.

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.

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.