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Hackers may hit home for the holidays

22 November 2015, 09:13

It could be a merry holiday season for hackers, with millions of new and potentially vulnerable Internet-connected gadgets hitting the market.

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Gene test finds which breast cancer patients can skip chemo

28 September 2015, 09:19

Study finds many early breast cancer patients can skip chemo; gene test helps ID which ones.

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Japan robot owners warned off droid sex

26 September 2015, 08:36

The company behind a chatty Japanese humanoid named Pepper has felt the need to remind customers who purchase the robots not to engage in sex with them.

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Facebook working on a 'dislike' button

16 September 2015, 10:50

The social network's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has responded to requests for a 'dislike' button.

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Android flaw lets hackers break in with a text message

28 July 2015, 08:13

Cyber security firm Zimperium has warned of a flaw in the world's most popular smartphone operating system that lets hackers take control with a text message.

Twitter, YouTube analysis pinpoints IS strategy

22 June 2015, 08:18

Tweets and YouTube videos by fighters from the Islamic State group have allowed analysts to pinpoint their movements in Iraq and Syria, highlighting the group's increasing push towards government strongholds.

Childlike robot with 'heart' set to go on sale

19 June 2015, 07:10

Softbank's Pepper robot is going on sale in Japan on Saturday, equipped with a "heart" designed to not only recognize human emotions but react with simulations of anger, joy and irritation.

Cleaner air would save two million lives a year

18 June 2015, 09:17

Cleaner air worldwide would save two million lives a year and not only in the most polluted countries, a study found.

Women spend two to 10 times longer than men caring for children

17 June 2015, 08:52

Chelsea Clinton launches first report on world's fathers showing inequalities with mothers.

Password service warns users to change their passwords

16 June 2015, 10:39

Password manager service says customer email addresses and other information compromised.

Smoking behind half of major cancer deaths

16 June 2015, 09:22

Smoking is responsible for nearly half of deaths due to certain types of cancers in 2011, a US study said Monday.

Chocolate may be good for your heart, study suggests

16 June 2015, 08:13

New research has added to tentative evidence that eating chocolate in modest quantities may be good for the heart, its investigators said on Tuesday.

Second thoughts: Is a tiny addition in time too much?

16 June 2015, 07:04

At 2359 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) on June 30, the world will experience a minute that will last 61 seconds.

Sex, lies and debt potentially exposed by U.S. data hack

15 June 2015, 07:07

When a retired 51-year-old military man disclosed in a U.S. security clearance application that he had a 20-year affair with his former college roommate's wife, it was supposed to remain a secret between him and the government.

Google unveils Android Pay in fresh challenge to Apple

29 May 2015, 07:24

Google has unveiled its pay-with-a-phone system for Android devices, ramping up its challenge to Apple in mobile payments.

Google aims to patent child toy that pays attention

24 May 2015, 06:47

Google has filed a patent for toys that pay attention to who is in a room and can interact with other media devices.

What to do if phones fill up with photos

13 May 2015, 11:20

Phones filled up with photos? There is a solution.

Google service disrupted by hackers

14 April 2015, 09:57

Internet users were denied access to Google Inc's Malaysia website on Tuesday, and were redirected to a hacked page saying "Google Malaysia Hacked by Tiger-Mate #Bangladeshi Hacker".

Google's Blogger reverses porn policy after user backlash

28 February 2015, 07:07

Apparently Google bloggers like to post porn. A lot.

Dating app helps gay men banish the blues - and AIDS

08 January 2015, 08:37

Hua Ruobin started using Blued two years ago to meet other gay men in China, setting up weekend dinners or dates in karaoke bars.

Mobile apps still collect data on US kids

09 December 2014, 07:34

After US regulators issued new privacy rules for kids' mobile apps, online stores are flooded with cute software programmes that quietly collect vast amounts of data.

Supreme Court to consider Facebook threats case

02 December 2014, 11:27

Court is considering the free-speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other social media.

Kim Dotcom says he is broke, facing jail

28 November 2014, 07:16

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom, accused of pocketing more than $175m from pirated copies of movies and other material, says he is broke and facing jail in New Zealand.

Stealthy spy software snooping for years: Symantec

26 November 2014, 07:46

Computer security firm Symantec said it uncovered stealthy software wielded as part of a years-long spying campaign, most likely by a nation state.

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