US trade commission bans products from major Chinese tech companies 

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that it will be banning the sale and import of new products from five major Chinese companies due to security concerns.  In a statement,... Read more »

Slowing economy has meant lower sales for tech giants

Two of the world’s largest tech companies, Alphabet and Microsoft, have recently reported their sales figures slowing down due to growing fears about the economic climate. After the recent problems with the... Read more »

Growing number of mobile phones are being thrown away, rather than recycled 

Studies have found that most people don’t recycle their electronic devices. New research from the international waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) forum shows that around 5.3 billion mobile phones will be... Read more »

Netflix plans to branch out into online gaming services 

As Netflix continues its efforts to become a leader in the gaming industry, the company announced in a blog post this week that it is setting up its own video game studio. ... Read more »

More scammers are using QR codes to trick victims

The use of QR codes has become more common in the last decade as they provide an easy way to connect with apps and web pages quickly.  However, this trend is now... Read more »

Why fitness trackers could encourage more physical activity 

Improving physical fitness is an important goal for many consumers. Now, a new study has found that fitness trackers could be an effective way to increase physical activity.  For the study, researchers... Read more »

The new Twitter feature that could increase the platform’s popularity 

When Twitter was launched users could include up to 140 characters in each tweet. In 2017, this was increased to 280 following a successful trial among a small group of users.  However,... Read more »

Protecting teens on Instagram: the latest parental controls 

The safety of children using online platforms is a big concern for parents. Many are more anxious than ever due to the risks, like exposure to harmful content and mental health issues. ... Read more »

Twitter fined $150 million for misleading users about data sharing

Twitter has agreed to pay a $150 million fine for failing to protect the data of its users. According to federal officials, the company used data to help marketers target ads on... Read more »

Investigation launched into Tesla Autopilot after crash that caused three deaths 

A new investigation has been launched into the safety of Tesla’s Autopilot feature after a crash that killed three people. Safety regulators in the US are also looking at more than 30... Read more »