World premiere of Star Wars sequel

By BBC The hotly-anticipated latest addition in the Star Wars franchise, The Force Awakens, has had its world premiere in Los Angeles. Stars from the original series Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher were joined...

Twitter warns of government ‘hacking’

By BBC Twitter has sent warnings to a number of users that their accounts may have been hacked by "state-sponsored actors". It is the first time that the social media company has issued such a warning. Twitter...

Amazon ‘stops selling hoverboards’

By BBC Amazon appears to have stopped selling "hoverboards" on its UK and US sites. The London Fire Brigade issued a warning in October after a rideable board on charge in a bedroom in Southwark caught...

Ransom note artwork The computer virus that blackmails you

By BBC Ransomware is the fastest growing form of computer malware, experts warn. It's a malicious virus that locks the user out of their computer and demands a fee to return their files. A report published by...

Websites offline after cyber-attack threat

By BBC Thousands of business and personal websites have been taken offline by web host Moonfruit, after it was threatened with a cyber-attack. The Moonfruit service lets customers easily build templated websites. But the company said it...

Delta Says Hoverboards Are a Fire Danger and Bans Them

By AP Delta Air Lines says it is banning hoverboards because of the potential fire danger from the lithium-ion batteries that power the devices. Hoverboards are motorized, two-wheel, skateboard-sized scooters that users stand on. They have...

Kenya facing a shortage of PhD holders

By Ben Chumba Educationists have raised the alarm over a serious shortage of Doctors of Philosophy (PhD) holders. Educationists meeting in Nairobi have said the country has just under 8,000 PhD holders against the market demand...

China successfully tests driver-less car

By Agencies Chinese tech giant Baidu has successfully tested its driverless car on roads near the company's headquarters in Beijing. The 30km (18.6 miles) test route required a modified BMW 3 Series to navigate "complex road...

Google Releases Android 6.0.1 With Updated Emojis and More

By Yahoo News Google released its first update to Android Marshmallow this week. Version 6.0.1 is far from significant, but it is a much needed update for squashing a few bugs and behind-the-scenes security fixes. It...

Media services to be portable in EU

By BBC Online service subscriptions, such as Netflix and Sky's Now TV, will be portable across the EU under proposals announced on Wednesday. The European Commission also described its plan to overhaul copyright laws, which it...
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