Scientists investigating whether rats could infect humans with COVID, official documents reveal

UK scientists have been investigating whether rats could infect humans with coronavirus - and whether the disease could mutate in wild rodents before being passed to people.

Posted 2021/04/23 13:10:00

Vaccines key to ending pandemic - but COVID variants could drive new surge in cases

New research shows vaccines, and not lockdowns, are the key to controlling the coronavirus pandemic - but they only reduce "silent infections" by 57%.

Posted 2021/04/23 08:44:00

Tesla car easily tricked into driving on Autopilot with no one behind wheel, tests find

A Tesla car was easily tricked into driving in Autopilot mode with no one at the wheel, testers from a major US consumer organisation have found.

Posted 2021/04/23 07:19:00

AirTags lead the line up of new products at first Apple event of 2021

Apple launched a series of new products at an event broadcast from California on 20 April, including AirTags.

Posted 2021/04/21 08:39:00

Police to search Tesla after vehicle crash that killed two people

Police in Texas will serve search warrants on Tesla after a vehicle crash which killed two people.

Posted 2021/04/20 01:07:00

Mobile phone masts could be up to 30 metres high under plans to increase rural connectivity

Mobile phone companies could be allowed to build taller masts under government plans to improve connectivity in rural areas.

Posted 2021/04/19 23:26:00

Over 10,000 government and public sector workers targeted by hostile states on social media

Fake profiles on networking and social media sites are being used on "an industrial scale" by rogue states and organised criminals, the UK's top domestic spymaster has warned.

Posted 2021/04/19 17:52:00

Risk of blood clot after COVID is eight times higher than after AstraZeneca jab - study

The risk of developing a blood clot after having COVID-19 is eight times higher than after being given the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, according to a study by Oxford University.

Posted 2021/04/15 10:39:00

Some pieces of digital art are selling for millions of dollars. Is this a fad... or is it the future?

"I know you can be underwhelmed and you can be overwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?"

Posted 2021/04/15 09:49:00

Coinbase makes splash on market debut with $99.6bn valuation

The cryptocurrency exchange coinbase started trading on Wednesday at a valuation of nearly $100bn (£72bn), in a major boost to supporters of digital currencies such as bitcoin.

Posted 2021/04/14 18:06:00

Streamer breaks Twitch record after broadcasting live for 31 days

A video game streamer has broken the record for the highest amount of paid subscribers on the platform Twitch, after broadcasting live for 31 days.

Posted 2021/04/14 13:54:00

CMA clears £31bn merger between O2 and Virgin Media

The £31bn merger between Virgin Media and O2 has been provisionally cleared by Britain's competition watchdog.

Posted 2021/04/14 06:50:00

Babyboo Instagram advert on Halloween fashion banned for objectifying women

A paid-for Instagram post by retailer Babyboo Fashion has been banned for being likely to cause serious offence by objectifying women.

Posted 2021/04/14 06:29:00

Facebook takes down official page for French town called Bitche

Facebook has been criticised after taking down the official page for the French town of Bitche.

Posted 2021/04/13 09:48:00

Siri appears to leak Apple special event planned for 20 April

Apple has not yet announced when its next special event will be, but the news appears to have leaked to the company's voice assistant Siri.

Posted 2021/04/13 08:33:00

Nasal spray could prevent COVID virus invading human cells

A biotech company comprised of scientists from the University of Bristol is launching a bid to start a clinical trial of a nasal spray treatment for the coronavirus.

Posted 2021/04/12 16:54:00

NHS COVID-19 app update blocked for breaking privacy rules

An update to the NHS COVID-19 app has been delayed after it was blocked by Apple and Google on privacy grounds.

Posted 2021/04/12 10:12:00

Clubhouse boss denies exclusive app was hacked after user data leak

Paul Davidson, the chief executive of the panel-discussion app Clubhouse, has denied that the company was hacked following reports that user data was circulating online.

Posted 2021/04/12 09:31:00

Technical issue delays historic flight for Mars helicopter Ingenuity

The first ever flight on another planet has been delayed until at least 14 April, NASA has said, following the discovery of a technical issue with the Ingenuity mini-helicopter stationed on Mars.

Posted 2021/04/12 08:57:00

Amazon wins vote preventing Alabama warehouse workers from unionising

Amazon workers have voted not to unionise at one of the company's warehouses in Alabama in a major victory for the company.

Posted 2021/04/09 15:07:00