Category Archives: Breakthrough Tech

Table Manners review – fun and frustrations of the dating game

Ten minutes into my date with Taylor and I’ve spilled the champagne, smashed four glasses and slapped his cheek with uncooked lobster. The table is a blazing inferno (my attempt to light our votive candle was suboptimal). While I fumble

US defence secretary warns Huawei 5G will put alliances at risk

The US defence secretary, Mark Esper, warned that US alliances including the future of Nato were in jeopardy if European countries went ahead with using Chinese Huawei technology in their 5G networks. Esper also warned future intelligence cooperation would be

TikTok slammed for being too addictive in app’s first ‘I quit’ essay

Perhaps you’ve just barely wrapped your head around the existence and popularity of TikTok – something about dances? A young woman called Charli D’Amelio? Does the word “renegade” have something to do with it? Sigh. While you’re sorting that out,

‘Can you post a meme?’: Facebook changes ad rules after Bloomberg exploits loophole

Facebook decided on Friday to allow a type of paid political message that had sidestepped many of the social network’s rules governing political ads, in a reversal that highlights difficulties tech companies and regulators have in keeping up with the

US urges Britain to take another ‘hard look’ at letting Huawei into 5G

Britain needs to take a “hard look” and reconsider its decision to allow the Chinese firm Huawei into the UK 5G network, US officials have said.. The remarks, made on the margins of the Munich security conference on Friday, represent

Super Sonic: creating the new sound of Sega’s hedgehog hit

If you’re a video game player of a certain age, the words Green Hill Zone will immediately bring to mind not only a certain blue spiky hero but also the sound of bright, crisp, high-tempo synth chords and a drum-machine

Mobile World Congress axed after firms quit over coronavirus fears

The world’s largest mobile phone trade fair, Mobile World Congress, has been cancelled after scores of the world’s biggest technology and telecommunications companies pulled out over fears of the spread of the coronavirus. The MWC, which was due to be

Jeff Bezos buys lavish Beverly Hills estate for record $165m – report

Jeff Bezos has set a new property price record in Los Angeles with the purchase of a $165m Beverly Hills estate, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Amazon founder’s purchase of the home from the media mogul David Geffen is

Amazon Echo Buds review: Alexa in your ear with Bose noise reduction

Amazon’s first attempt at a set of true wireless earbuds gets a lot right, with Bose active noise reduction technology and hands-free Alexa. At GBP119.99, the Echo Buds undercut rivals, some of which cost more than twice as much. Their

How can I speed up a Windows 10 laptop?

I am trying to resurrect an old but good-in-its-day laptop for my son to use for his A-levels. I have bought a cheap 256GB SSD to improve the read/write speeds, but it seems I am stuck with the current 4GB