Parents slam video sharing sites for inappropriate content

Half of parents in the UK have criticised video sharing platforms, including Snapchat and Youtube, for failing to prevent children from accessing distressing, violent or adult-only content.  A survey of 1,500 UK parents, conducted by AgeChecked, found that 58% of parents believe that video sharing sites and apps aren’t doing enough to keep young people safe.…

Snapchat flagged in nearly half of child abuse imagery crimes, Elon Musk sues OpenAI

Snapchat was flagged in nearly half of the crimes involving child abuse imagery over the past year, new figures reveal. Freedom of information requests submitted by the NSPCC children's charity to 35 police forces showed Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were named in around a quarter of cases of child abuse imagery crimes when police linked…

Apple cans electric car project, Oppo introduces prototype smart glasses

Apple is canceling its plans to build an electric car, according to multiple outlets, ending a secretive project that has consumed immense resources over the past decade. Executives from the company made the unexpected announcement during an internal team meeting on Tuesday, forecasting layoffs and telling employees that many of them would shift to working on…

Tesla rival unveils Electric Supercar, more Universal Music leaving TikTok

BYD has launched an all-electric supercar that can hit 60 miles per hour (mph) in under three seconds, as the Chinese start-up seeks to challenge luxury brands such as Ferrari and Lamborghini. The Tesla rival’s Yangwang U9, which will initially go on sale in China with a price tag of 1.68 million yuan (£184,000), has…

Is the UK Lagging Behind in 5G Adoption?

The UK ranks 49th out of 56 when you look at average download speeds per country, falling behind the US, France and Germany. A lot of this could be put down to poor investment from mobile carriers, and the ban on Huawei. This may come as a surprise, seeing as the UK was among some…

Apple Vision Pro users return headsets, OpenAI launches text to video tool

Some Apple Vision Pro owners are returning their headsets less than two weeks after buying them, with complaining of comfort, usability and sickness issues. The $3,500 mixed reality goggles, which launched in the US on 2 February, was described by Apple chief executive Tim Cook as the “beginning of a new era for computing” at its initial…

Google rolls out Gemini Gen AI model, UK EV prices slashed

Google has started rolling out its ‘most capable’ AI model yet, Gemini. As a replacement for Google’s pre-existing Bard chatbot, the new AI assistant has been off to a slow start as it’s already had to have some major updates to its voice commands and app. Late last year, Google announced its plans to expand…

BBC iPlayer to end downloads for PCs/Macs, Tesla winning EV charging wars

The BBC's iPlayer streaming service is to end downloads for users who watch on desktop or laptop computers. Programmes will still be available to download on tablets and phones via the mobile iPlayer app. Currently viewers on PCs and Macs can save programmes via the iPlayer Downloads app, but that will be closed. The changes…

Half of young people using AI to write messages for Valentine’s Day

  This Valentine’s Day, over half of young people (52%) aged 18-28 are planning to or considering using artificial intelligence to pen a love message, card or poem, according to research from cybersecurity company McAfee. McAfee’s second annual “Modern Love” study surveyed 7,000 people in seven countries worldwide and discovered that a fifth (20%) of…