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Ultrasonic clothes dryer ‘halves drying time’

Ultrasonic clothes dryer ‘halves drying time’

Image copyright US Department of Energy A tumble dryer that is claimed to dry clothes twice as fast has been developed in the US. The machine uses high-frequency sound waves instead of heat to dry laundry. As well as speeding up the drying process, it is expected to use up to 70% less energy than […]

Ultrasonic clothes dryer ‘halves drying time’

Ultrasonic clothes dryer ‘halves drying time’

Image copyright US Department of Energy A tumble dryer that is claimed to dry clothes twice as fast has been developed in the US. The machine uses high-frequency sound waves instead of heat to dry laundry. As well as speeding up the drying process, it is expected to use up to 70% less energy than […]

‘Nearly half’ of firms had a cyber-attack or breach

‘Nearly half’ of firms had a cyber-attack or breach

Image copyright Getty Images Nearly half (46%) of British businesses discovered at least one cybersecurity breach or attack in the past year, a government survey has indicated. That proportion rose to two-thirds among medium and large companies. Most often, these breaches involved fraudulent emails being sent to staff or security issues relating to viruses, spyware […]

Holiday Inn hotels hit by card payment system hack

Holiday Inn hotels hit by card payment system hack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The malware could hijack credit card details when front desk payments were made The owner of the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza hotel brands has disclosed that payment card-stealing malware has struck about 1,200 of its franchisees’ properties. UK-based Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) said all but one of the […]

‘WhatsApp child sex images’ led to arrests

‘WhatsApp child sex images’ led to arrests

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, has said that child exploitation “has no place” on the app A network apparently using WhatsApp to distribute images of child sexual exploitation has been disrupted by dozens of arrests, according to police. A total of 39 suspects were apprehended in Europe and […]

Malaysia Airlines to track planes with satellites

Malaysia Airlines to track planes with satellites

Image copyright EPA Malaysia Airlines has become the first carrier to sign up to a new satellite flight tracking system for its fleet. It comes three years after its MH370 flight bound for Beijing disappeared with 239 people on board. Using a soon-to-be-launched satellite network, the airline will be able to monitor its planes in […]

‘WhatsApp child sex images’ led to arrests

‘WhatsApp child sex images’ led to arrests

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, has said that child exploitation “has no place” on the app A network apparently using WhatsApp to distribute images of child sexual exploitation has been disrupted by dozens of arrests, according to police. A total of 39 suspects were apprehended in Europe and […]

Zuckerberg addresses ‘Facebook killing’

Zuckerberg addresses ‘Facebook killing’

Media captionWATCH: ‘Our hearts go out to the family’ Facebook’s chief has paid his respects to the family of a man whose killing was filmed and posted onto its site. “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Robert Godwin Sr,” said Mark Zuckerberg near the start of Facebook’s annual F8 developers conference. […]

‘WhatsApp child sex images’ led to arrests

‘WhatsApp child sex images’ led to arrests

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, has not yet commented on the police investigation A network apparently using WhatsApp to distribute images of child sexual exploitation has been disrupted by dozens of arrests, according to police. A total of 39 suspects were apprehended in Europe and South America, following […]

Zuckerberg addresses ‘Facebook killing’

Zuckerberg addresses ‘Facebook killing’

Media captionWATCH: ‘Our hearts go out to the family’ Facebook’s chief has paid his respects to the family of a man whose killing was filmed and posted onto its site. “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Robert Godwin Sr,” said Mark Zuckerberg near the start of Facebook’s annual F8 developers conference. […]