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YouTube star Casey Neistat criticises video site's leaders

YouTube star Casey Neistat criticises video site's leaders

Image copyright YouTube Image caption Mr Neistat suggests YouTube’s community of creators acts as a defence against online competitors One of YouTube’s most influential vloggers has chastised the service’s leaders, claiming they are failing many of their most popular video creators. Specifically, Casey Neistat criticised the way the platform had made it impossible for some […]

Australia's Crown casino denies slot-machine 'tampering'

Australia's Crown casino denies slot-machine 'tampering'

Image copyright AFP Image caption The allegations was made by casino staff members Australia’s largest casino has denied allegations it deliberately tampered with slot machines and ignored evidence of drug use and domestic violence. The claims, by three people who said they were ex-employees of Crown casino, were tabled in Australia’s parliament. Authorities will investigate […]

UK TV drama about North Korea hit by cyber-attack

UK TV drama about North Korea hit by cyber-attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kim Jong-un’s officials described Opposite Number as being “slanderous” North Korean hackers targeted a British television company making a drama about the country, it has emerged. The series – due to be written by an Oscar-nominated screenwriter – has been shelved. In August 2014, Channel 4 announced what it […]

Can we teach robots ethics?

Can we teach robots ethics?

Image copyright Getty Images We are not used to the idea of machines making ethical decisions, but the day when they will routinely do this – by themselves – is fast approaching. So how, asks the BBC’s David Edmonds, will we teach them to do the right thing? The car arrives at your home bang […]

Reality Check: How many women in top UK film jobs?

Reality Check: How many women in top UK film jobs?

Image copyright Getty Images Allegations of sexual offences against Harvey Weinstein, the award-winning American film producer, have ignited a discussion about who has power in the film industry. Weinstein denies any sexual assaults. In an interview with the BBC’s Today programme, Daisy Lewis, an actress and director, said she hoped the Weinstein scandal would prompt […]

Why Pinterest boss Tim Kendall takes a daily ice bath

Why Pinterest boss Tim Kendall takes a daily ice bath

Image caption Pinterest president Tim Kendall When you think of the giants of Silicon Valley, Pinterest may not immediately spring to mind. But with 200 million active users and a recent valuation of $12.3bn (£9bn), the platform that started out in 2012 as a quirky online scrapbook has quietly become a hot commodity for advertisers […]

Equifax removes webpage after malware issue

Equifax removes webpage after malware issue

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The massive data breach affects even more UK customers than first admitted Equifax has taken down a customer help web page amid concerns over malware linked to the site. The firm said it took down the link for credit report assistance “out of an abundance of caution”. The problem did […]

Apple's Tim Cook prefers augmented reality to VR

Apple's Tim Cook prefers augmented reality to VR

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Tim Cook explains why he thinks augmented reality is “profound” Apple’s chief executive has suggested he is not very enthusiastic about virtual reality. Tim Cook said that he felt that the technology could isolate users and voiced a preference for augmented reality instead. AR involves mixing […]

Facebook and Twitter could face 'online abuse levy'

Facebook and Twitter could face 'online abuse levy'

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Surveys suggest children find it hard to avoid bullying and abuse on social media platforms Facebook and Twitter could be asked to pay for action against the “undeniable suffering” social media can cause, the culture secretary has said. Cyber-bullying, trolling, abuse and under-age access to porn will be targeted in […]

From pillows to concrete

From pillows to concrete

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Your fluffy pillows and memory foam mattress could be helping to reduce CO2 Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are contributing to global warming, so could technologies removing some of the gas from the atmosphere help slow the process? When you tuck yourself into bed tonight – curling up on your […]

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