Mass global IT outage continues, Dyson unveils noise-cancelling headphones without mask

Businesses including banks, airlines, train companies, telecommunications companies, TV and radio broadcasters, and supermarkets have been affected by a mass global IT outage. Major US airlines including American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines have been grounded, while airports in Germany, Amsterdam and Spain are also reporting issues. It is believed the outage is related…

Disney confirms hacking, Fiat confirms new 500 Ibrida hybrid

Disney has confirmed it is investigating an apparent leak of internal messages by a hacking group, which claims it is "protecting artists' rights". The group, Nullbulge, said it had gained access to thousands of communications from Disney employees and had downloaded "every file possible". It is not clear how commercially sensitive the information is for…

Etsy sex toy ban sparks seller outrage, Nothing launches budget CMF Phone1

Sex toys and many other erotic items are to be banned from online marketplace Etsy - sparking a backlash from sellers. Also prohibited from 29 July will be items which - when modelled - expose body parts such as female nipples or the cleft between the buttocks. Etsy - which focusses on handmade, vintage and…

Fox Corporation launches Netflix rival, Scientists attach ‘living skin’ to robots

Rupert Murdoch's Fox Corporation is entering the UK's highly competitive free, ad-supported video streaming market. Tubi will compete with the likes of Netflix, Disney+, ITVX and Channel 4's streaming platform as well as the BBC iPlayer. The platform has been quickly gaining market share in the US where, according to Fox, it has almost 80…

Which? claims dangerous flaw on MG4 EV, Apple Watch ’10’ could be biggest yet

One of Britain's most popular electric cars has a 'potentially dangerous' issue that could put drivers and other road users at risk, according to a consumer watchdog. Product testing group Which? says it identified the problem with the UK's second best-selling EV, the MG 4, during controlled and repeated tests that it carries out on…

VW invests up to $5bn in Tesla rival, Ford teases ‘Capri’ EV

German car-making giant Volkswagen (VW) says it will invest up to $5bn (£3.94bn) in Tesla rival Rivian. The deal creates a joint venture that will allow VW and the US-based electric vehicle (EV) maker to share technology. Rivian shares jumped by almost 50% after the announcement. The tie-up comes as competition intensifies between EV makers…

Vauxhall owner says car plants could close, Record labels sue AI start-ups

The owner of the Vauxhall, Peugeot and Citroën brands has warned its car plants in Ellesmere Port and Luton could close unless market demand for electric vehicles and “stupid” regulatory conditions change. The UK managing director of Stellantis said the company did not want to shut operations in the UK but it would make a decision in…

1 in 4 workers prone to a security breach while working on vacations 

A new survey of 2,000 workers by the communications and growth firm Movchan Agency revealed that 54% of people work while on vacation — and 1 in 4 don’t check if their Wi-Fi connection is secure while working away. Unsurprisingly, close to 1 in 5 workers have leaked classified information while connected to insecure Wi-Fi. Kateryna Didenko, a cybersecurity expert at a…