FCC Chief: Net Neutrality Is Dead

The Federal Communications Commission plans to completely repeal the rules governing net neutrality. It’s a more extensive step than earlier suggestions that it would simply tone down the rules. The plan announced today will have to be formally voted on by the commissioners at a meeting next month, though the political make-up means it’s almost […]

London Bus Runs On Coffee

The famous red buses of London could soon use coffee grounds as a fuel source. Sadly – or thankfully depending on your viewpoint – the buses won’t emit a coffee smell. The test is part of a wider project to reduce pollution from the thousands of buses in the British capital, with increased use of […]

“Vantablack” Olympic Park Building Will Tear Hole In Skyline

An architect will use the world’s darkest material to make a building that looks like somebody has ripped a hole in the horizon. The structure clad in Vantablack will be part of the Olympic Park in South Korea for next year’s Winter Games. Vantablack is made of carbon nanotubes, which are one-atom thick sheets of […]

Health Tech Firm Targets Your Unmentionables with New Fitness Tracker

A new fitness tracker will go beyond heartrate to measure breathing data – and it can live inside your underwear. The Spire Health Tag is based on a theory that the wrist isn’t the most accurate place to get health tracking information. Instead of a wristband, it’s a tag a little bigger than a clothes […]

Digital Pill Tells Doc When You Take It

A newly approved pill design lets doctors know the patient is taking the medication on schedule. It’s designed to pick up patterns rather than cover critical situations. The Food and Drug Administration approved the technology in Abilify MyCite, a drug used to treat schizophrenia and some bipolar disorder episodes. It’s also used as an “add-on” […]

Amazon Video Could Get Free Ad-Supported Option

Amazon is said to be planning a free ad-supported tier of its Prime Video service. But there’s very little detail on how much content it will cover. According to AdAge, one option Amazon is exploring is that it would strike deals with content providers to be paid a share of ad revenue rather than a […]

Apple Fixes Text A[?]nput A[?]ssue

Apple has fixed an unfortunate autocorrect bug that affected upper case ‘I’s, though it hasn’t explained what caused the problem. Users who updated to iOS 11.1 found that Apple’s favourite letter was instead being replaced with a capital A followed by a question mark either in parentheses or a square. Updating to the latest software […]

Deadpool Stars On Good Housekeeping Cover

Deadpool is the extremely unlikely cover star of a special Thanksgiving edition of Good Housekeeping magazine. He’s also written a special letter to readers. The issue isn’t the usual newsstand edition, but rather a special promotional version that’s being handed out on city streets. It’s a promotional tie-in for the upcoming movie, with the emphasis […]

Annual Madden/FIFA Disc Releases Could End

The head of Electronic Arts says the day could come when its sports titles no longer have an annual physical release. Andrew Wilson says the company could switch to providing an ongoing download service – implying a microtransaction model. It’s no secret that each year’s new edition of games such as FIFA or Madden feel […]

GTA V ‘Best Selling Game Ever’

Take-Two has announced that Grand Theft Auto V has shipped 85 million copies, calling it a US record for any game. That honor comes at the expense of Wii Sports, which had the big advantage of being bundled with the Wii. On the other hand, GTA V’s total covers multiple platforms, with the combination of […]

Intel + AMD Radeon = Slender Gaming Laptops

Long-term rivals AMD and Intel have partnered to work on a new processor that could mean better gaming on laptops. Intel will produce a Core processor that includes a graphics core running AMD’s Radeon system. It’ll be a sequel of sorts to the existing Intel H-Series. Shipments are scheduled for the first quarter of next […]

Google’s Bug Tracker Had Bug Itself

A researcher earned $15,600 from Google’s bug hunting program… for finding a bug in Google’s bug hunting program. The ironic discovery was by Alex Birsan, who was reporting another bug for what’s formally called the Google Vulnerability Reward Program. It pays between $100 and the oddly-specific $31,337 for spotting security flaws in Google systems and […]