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ARM chip designer to be bought by Japan’s Softbank

Media captionSoftbank chief executive Masayoshi Son says the ARM purchase is a long-term investment UK technology firm ARM Holdings is to be bought by Japan’s Softbank for £24bn ($32bn) it confirmed on Monday. The board of ARM is expected to recommend shareholders accept the offer – which is around a 43% premium on its closing […]

Microsoft to miss ‘one billion’ Windows 10 target

Microsoft to miss ‘one billion’ Windows 10 target

Image copyright AP Image caption Microsoft boss Satya Nadella wants Windows 10 to be a unifying force across many different types of devices Microsoft has said it will miss its target of getting its Windows 10 operating system running on more than one billion devices by 2018. In a statement, it said problems with its […]

How Pokemon Go took over the web

How Pokemon Go took over the web

Image copyright Getty Images In the week that political resignations, leadership battles and market turmoil dominated news headlines, a certain monster-hunting mobile game was busy making waves online. Pokemon Go’s mixture of gaming and reality has proved a huge success. While Twitter remains a firm favourite for political chatter, app analytics firm SimilarWeb says Pokemon […]

UK robot cars to challenge Google

A British firm has developed autonomous car software that could be used by a variety of vehicle manufacturers. Most of the high-profile work on self-driving cars has come out of the United States, where Google and Tesla have been testing their technology. Oxford-based Oxbotica took the BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones for a drive and told him […]

Melbourne students’ ‘sexualised’ Instagram posts spark anger

Melbourne students’ ‘sexualised’ Instagram posts spark anger

Image copyright AFP A prestigious private school in Melbourne, Australia has shut down a student-run Instagram page which was accused of sexualising younger girls. Police are investigating after the mother of one girl featured complained. The account, by year 12 students at Brighton Grammar, used photos of girls as young as 11 and asked people […]

ARM chipmaker to be bought for £24bn by Japan’s Softbank

ARM chipmaker to be bought for £24bn by Japan’s Softbank

Image copyright ARM UK technology firm ARM Holdings is to be bought by Japan’s Softbank for £24bn ($32bn) it confirmed on Monday. The board of ARM is expected to recommend shareholders accept the offer – which is around a 43% premium on its closing market value of £16.8bn on Friday. The Cambridge-based firm designs microchips […]

German police target hate crime in co-ordinated raids

German police target hate crime in co-ordinated raids

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Much of the hate speech took place in a secret Facebook group, police said but Twitter and Google have also been criticised German police have carried out a series of raids, targeting people suspected of posting hate content on social media. The co-ordinated raids on 60 addresses were the first […]

Pokemon Go: Sex offender caught playing game with child

Pokemon Go: Sex offender caught playing game with child

Image copyright AFP Image caption The game has rekindled interest in the Pokemon world and the creatures that inhabit it A registered child sex offender has been arrested after being caught playing Pokemon Go with a minor near a courthouse in the US state of Indiana. Randy Zuick was put on the sex offenders list […]

Hacker gets two years in jail for celebrity ‘swatting’

Hacker gets two years in jail for celebrity ‘swatting’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption First Lady Michelle Obama was one of many people to have their data exposed by Mir Islam A US hacker who put the personal data of celebrities and officials online has been sentence to two years in jail. New Yorker Mir Islam also made bogus calls that resulted in armed […]

The DIY diabetes kit that’s keeping us alive

The DIY diabetes kit that’s keeping us alive

Image copyright Alistair Samuelson Image caption Alistair Samuelson uses open source code to track the blood sugar levels of his son George “I was sending a seven-year-old to school with a drug that could kill him,” says Alistair Samuelson, whose son George, now nine, has type 1 diabetes. Frustrated with traditional monitoring and its risks, […]