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Satellite to help planes avoid turbulence

Satellite to help planes avoid turbulence

Image copyright United Launch Alliance A new weather satellite that could help pilots avoid turbulence has launched into space. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said it would beam clearer images of cloud “waves”, which contribute to turbulence, back to earth more quickly. It is also set to give better estimates of wind […]

Apple to swap ‘faulty’ iPhone 6S batteries

Apple to swap ‘faulty’ iPhone 6S batteries

Image copyright AP Image caption The problem can mean that the iPhone 6 abruptly shuts down despite having plenty of power Apple is offering to replace the batteries of a “small number” of iPhone 6S phones with a fault that makes them unexpectedly shut down. The phones with this fault were manufactured between September and […]

Virtual reality video simulates drink driving car crash

Virtual reality video simulates drink driving car crash

A virtual reality video simulating a drink driving car crash has been released by alcohol maker Diageo. The four-minute video shows the collision of three cars, with viewers able to see it from 360 degrees. Some road safety charities said it helped to show the dangers of drink driving, but others said it could have […]

BT faces 4G Ofcom auction challenge

BT faces 4G Ofcom auction challenge

Image copyright Thinkstock Ofcom has proposed a cap on some of the newly available 4G spectrum it is preparing for auction, which would prevent BT from bidding. The spectrum, formerly used by the Ministry of Defence, will provide 4G services for mobile companies. The communications watchdog has suggested that a 42% share could be the […]

Fresh blow to China’s troubled tech giant LeEco

Fresh blow to China’s troubled tech giant LeEco

Image copyright Coolpad Image caption The Cool1 Dual smartphone is a collaboration between Coolpad and LeEco The Chinese smartphone-maker Coolpad has unexpectedly warned of a sales slump, causing its shares to fall by nearly 10%. It blamed tougher economic conditions and “fierce competition in the domestic smartphone market” for its troubles. The news is a […]

India mobile payments surge after shock banknote move

India mobile payments surge after shock banknote move

Image copyright Getty Images India’s surprise move to get rid of big banknotes may have sparked a nationwide cash crunch, but it has proved a boost for mobile payment firms. The country’s largest digital wallet firm, Paytm, logged a record of over seven million transactions on Saturday. The loss-making firm is valued at about $5bn […]

Facebook fake news: Zuckerberg details plans to combat problem

Facebook fake news: Zuckerberg details plans to combat problem

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Zuckerberg said he did not want Facebook to become “arbiters of truth” Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has outlined plans for how he hopes to combat fake news on the site. Facebook became mired in controversy after some users complained fake news changed the outcome of the US election. The […]

WalkCar: Hands-on with Japan’s car-in-a-bag

A personal transporter that is light enough to carry in a shopping bag has been developed in Japan. Inventor Kuniaki Sato told the BBC’s Chris Foxx that the device was aimed at commuters. However, many countries prohibit such devices being used in public places. WalkCar: Hands-on with Japan’s car-in-a-bag

Apple to fix iPhone 6 Plus ‘touch disease’ for a fee

Apple to fix iPhone 6 Plus ‘touch disease’ for a fee

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus first went on sale nearly two years ago Apple has started offering a service to fix a fault on iPhone 6 Plus phones known as “touch disease”. Touchscreens on smartphones that have this problem gradually become unresponsive. The fault was highlighted by gadget […]

WalkCar: Hands-on with Japan’s car-in-a-bag

A personal transporter that is light enough to carry in a shopping bag has been developed in Japan. Inventor Kuniaki Sato told the BBC’s Chris Foxx that the device was aimed at commuters. However, many countries prohibit such devices being used in public places. WalkCar: Hands-on with Japan’s car-in-a-bag