DJI Osmo Action camera poses threat to GoPro

  DJI has launched its first action camera posing a challenge to the market leader GoPro. The Chinese company already dominates the consumer market for drones. The Osmo Action uses image-stabilisation software to smooth out its …

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WhatsApp hack: Is any app or computer truly secure?

  WhatsApp has confirmed that a security flaw in the app let attackers install spy software on their targets' smartphones. That has left many of its 1.5 billion users wondering how safe the "simple and secure" messaging app really is. …

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MPs ask Instagram chiefs about suicide poll

  Instagram executives have said they are "heartbroken" over the reported suicide of a teenager in Malaysia who had posted a poll to its app. The 16-year-old is thought to have killed herself hours after asking other users whether she …

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Trump declares national emergency over IT threats

  President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to protect US computer networks from "foreign adversaries". He signed an executive order which effectively bars US companies from using foreign telecoms believed to pose …

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Conjuring designs from thin air in a virtual world

  Virtual Reality (VR) technology promised to make it possible for designers to 'see' new cars, factories and houses before they had been even built. With new high-quality headsets and software, that vision is closer to coming true. …

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Tech giants 'failing' to protect children

  The world's largest technology companies have been accused of failing to protect children at risk of sexual abuse, an inquiry has heard. Facebook, Google, Apple, BT and Microsoft will all give evidence to the Independent Inquiry into …

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Apple faces customer lawsuit over app store

  A group of US consumers has been given the go-ahead by the Supreme Court to sue Apple over app prices. The iPhone users argued that there is no alternative place to buy an iPhone app, but that Apple takes a 30% commission on every …

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