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BBC podcasts will run adverts outside UK to boost income

BBC podcasts will run adverts outside UK to boost income

The has announced it will start running adverts on podcasts available outside the UK for the first time. The move is part of an initiative to find new funding to supplement the ‘s existing commercial income. It will see global podcasts brought in line with the World News TV channel […]

Breast screening error ‘shortened up to 270 lives‘ – Hunt

Breast screening error ‘shortened up to 270 lives‘ – Hunt

Up to 270 women in England may have died because they did not receive invitations to a final routine breast cancer screening, the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says. Speaking in the Commons, he said 450,000 women aged 68-71 had failed to get invitations since 2009. Mr Hunt has announced an […]

LG G7 smartphone shines bright and plays deep bass

LG G7 smartphone shines bright and plays deep bass

LG‘s latest flagship phone seeks to stand out from rivals by offering a brighter display and a “boombox” facility meant to make separate speakers unnecessary. The G7 ThinkQ‘s 6.1in (15.5cm) screen also features a notch reminiscent of the iPhone X‘s. But owners can alter the surrounding graphics to help hide […]

Tesla trouble

Tesla trouble

Tesla is facing more questions about its financial viability ahead of its latest results on Wednesday. The electric car-maker is facing a cash crunch, caused by a combination of a major debt load and heavy spending. Tesla boss Elon Musk says the firm could be profitable this year and dismissed […]

Apple faces battery pledge complaints

Apple faces battery pledge complaints

Apple has been accused of finding unnecessary faults with iPhones and thereby profiting from a battery replacement initiative. When the US firm announced it had been slowing down iPhones in order to “preserve battery life” in December last year, it apologised for not telling people sooner. Facing a consumer backlash, […]

Ford car window helps blind passengers ‘feel‘ the view

Ford car window helps blind passengers ‘feel‘ the view

Ford is developing a new smart car window to let blind passengers experience the passing landscape. A prototype, called Feel the View, uses high-contrast photos to reproduce scenery using LED lights. Passengers can touch the display to feel different shades of grey vibrate at different intensities. The Royal National Institute […]

Biohacker Aaron Traywick found dead in a spa

Biohacker Aaron Traywick found dead in a spa

A biohacker who became infamous after apparently injecting himself with an untested herpes drug in front of an audience has been found dead. Aaron Traywick‘s body had been discovered in a spa room in Washington DC on Sunday, local police said. reported that Traywick had been using a flotation therapy […]

Panasonic hit with $280m corruption fine

Panasonic hit with $280m corruption fine

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has agreed to pay more than $280m (£203m) to resolve charges brought under US anti-corruption law. The US said the firm‘s in-flight entertainment division hired consultants for “improper” purposes and concealed payments to sales agents in China and elsewhere in Asia. The US said the acts […]

Autonomy ex-executive guilty of fraud

Autonomy ex-executive guilty of fraud

A former senior executive at the UK software firm Autonomy has been convicted of fraud in the United States. It is the first judgement in a legal battle that has raged since Hewlett Packard bought the firm in 2011. Former chief financial officer Sushovan Hussain was found guilty of artificially […]

TSB solves problem with standing orders

TSB solves problem with standing orders

TSB said problems with standing orders affecting some customers had been resolved. The bank, which has been grapping with problems following an IT switchover, said any scheduled payments had now been processed. Some customers complained on Tuesday that payments had failed to complete, with some raising concerns over standing orders. […]