Bitcoin surpasses $20,000 to hit new high

Bitcoin has hit a new all-time high of above $20,000 as the volatile cryptocurrency saw its latest surge in value.

Posted 2020/12/16 15:01:00

British Uber drivers take company to court over secret algorithms

British drivers for ride-hailing company Uber are taking their employer to court in the Netherlands in order to access secret performance data the company collects on them.

Posted 2020/12/16 14:08:00

Mysterious storm on Neptune abruptly reverses direction

A mysterious dark storm on Neptune has been spotted abruptly reversing its direction by astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, something they say has never been observed before.

Posted 2020/12/16 11:53:00

Valneva begins clinical trials for new COVID-19 vaccine in UK

Clinical trials have begun in the UK for a new COVID-19 vaccine being developed in Scotland.

Posted 2020/12/16 00:12:00

OnlyFans fights tax bill of more than £10m

OnlyFans, a UK-based content subscription service popular with amateur pornographic models, is fighting a tax bill of more than £10m, according to court documents.

Posted 2020/12/15 17:07:00

Social media firms could be fined up to £18m for not protecting users

Social media firms could be fined up to £18m for not protecting users under new laws.

Posted 2020/12/14 22:17:00

Google restoring systems after global outage of YouTube and Gmail

Access to YouTube and Gmail is returning to normal in the UK after Google services were hit by a global outage.

Posted 2020/12/14 12:15:00

Games giant EA gatecrashes Codemasters takeover as £945m bid accepted

Computer games firm Electronic Arts (EA) has gatecrashed the £725m takeover of British rival Codemasters with an offer worth £945m.

Posted 2020/12/14 07:32:00

Suspected Russian hackers spied on US Treasury emails - reports

State-sponsored hackers - suspected to be working for Russia - have been monitoring emails at the US Treasury Department and another American federal agency for months, according to the Reuters news agency.

Posted 2020/12/13 21:19:00

Games giant EA gatecrashes £725m Codemasters takeover

The American computer games giant Electronic Arts (EA) has gatecrashed the £725m takeover of Codemasters, the London-listed producer of some of the world's most popular motor racing titles.

Posted 2020/12/13 18:21:00

US military beats UK in Call Of Duty tournament

The US Space Force has won a transatlantic video game tournament against teams from other branches of the American and British armed forces.

Posted 2020/12/13 13:58:00

Virgin Galactic aborts space tourist test flight

Virgin Galactic aborted a landmark test flight of its rocket-powered space plane, despite everything getting the all-clear a minute before launch.

Posted 2020/12/12 15:04:00

Iranian dissident executed after being lured to country

Iran has executed Ruhollah Zam, a dissident accused of inspiring nationwide protests in 2017 through his high-profile Telegram channel, according to state-controlled media.

Posted 2020/12/12 14:28:00

Snow leopard tests positive for COVID-19 at US zoo

A snow leopard at a zoo in the US has become the first of its species to test positive for COVID-19.

Posted 2020/12/12 12:03:00

Flamethrowing drone used to torch wasp nests in China

A group in China is using a flamethrowing drone to destroy the nests of wasps.

Posted 2020/12/12 09:11:00

70% of Test and Trace contracts were awarded without any competition

Seven out of ten contracts signed by Test and Trace were awarded without any competition, the UK's public spending watchdog has found, raising further concerns about government spending during the pandemic.

Posted 2020/12/11 03:37:00

Mastercard and Visa will no longer allow their cards to be used on Pornhub

Mastercard and Visa have said that they will no longer allow their credit and debit cards to be used for purchases on Pornhub.

Posted 2020/12/11 02:07:00

Battery gigaplant at old coal-fired power station could create 8,000 jobs

The UK's first so-called battery gigaplant could create 3,000 jobs at the site of a demolished coal-fired power station in Northumberland.

Posted 2020/12/11 00:01:00

SpaceX prototype launches...then crashes in flames

SpaceX's rocket ship has crashed in flames just minutes after its much-anticipated launch.

Posted 2020/12/10 00:50:00

European Medicines Agency targeted by cyber attack

The European Medicines Agency (EMA), which is the EU's lead authority for evaluating products such as COVID-19 vaccines, says it has been targeted by a cyber attack.

Posted 2020/12/09 14:45:00