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Microsoft boss: World needs more computing power

Image copyright Getty Images The world is rapidly “running out of computing capacity”, the head of tech giant Microsoft has warned. Satya Nadella said at the World Economic Forum in Davos that superfast quantum computers were needed to solve some of the most difficult problems. Mr Nadella cited the quest …

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Hawaii missile alert standdown delayed by forgotten log-in

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Governor Ige has apologised for the stress and anxiety the false alarm caused Forgotten Twitter log-in details have been blamed for delaying a public correction to Hawaii’s missile alert earlier this month. Governor David Ige was told two minutes after a text message was …

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Alstom testing automated freight train in the Netherlands

Image copyright Alstom Image caption Alstom is to test an automated freight train on a 150km track in the Netherlands French train engineering giant Alstom is to test automated freight trains in the Netherlands this year. The automated train prototype can travel for about 100km (60 miles) without driver intervention. …

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Google tackles Chromecast wi-fi blasting bug

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The bug might mean wi-fi suddenly drops out or becomes unreliable Google has released a fix for a bug in Chromecast and Android devices which could temporarily knock out home wi-fi networks. The problem emerges when Chromecast and Google Home devices wake from their …

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Apple hit with complaint by South Korean consumer group

Image copyright Apple Inc Image caption Apple in iPhone slowdown complaint from South Korean consumer group Apple chief Tim Cook has had a criminal complaint filed against him by a South Korean consumer group in the ongoing row over the slowdown of older iPhones. The firm is already reportedly facing …

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TalkTalk most complained-about broadband provider

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Overall the trend of complaints to Ofcom is down, suggesting providers are improving their services TalkTalk has been named as the most complained-about broadband firm in the UK, according to the latest report from regulator Ofcom. The watchdog received nearly 250 complaints a day …

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Thousands hit in OnePlus credit card hack

Image copyright OnePlus Image caption OnePlus said the card-stealing script was active for about two months Up to 40,000 people were caught out by hackers who stole credit card details from the site of phone maker OnePlus. The company stopped taking card payments via its site earlier this week after …

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Net firms 'better' at removing hate speech, says EU

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The firms have improved since the scheme was introduced in 2016 Net firms are getting better at removing illegal hate speech, according to the European Union. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft all took place in a voluntary EU scheme to monitor their platforms for …

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Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick a billionaire after $9.3bn investment deal

Image copyright Getty Images Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick will become a billionaire, after investors agreed to take a large stake in the ride-hailing firm. A consortium led by Japan’s Softbank is buying a chunk of the company from existing shareholders as well as new Uber shares in a $9.3bn (£6.7bn) …

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Apple and Google buses under fire in Silicon Valley

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Employees are gradually moving into Apple’s new “spaceship” headquarters Buses used to transport Apple employees to their offices have been attacked, with windows smashed, possibly by people using pellet guns. There have been several such attacks on the morning and evening commutes to and …

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