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Researcher finds flaw in Samsung fingerprint check

18 April 2014, 11:14

A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone.

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China jails blogger in 'rumour' crackdown

18 April 2014, 10:35

A Chinese court has jailed a blogger for three years, the first person to be sentenced in a government-led crackdown on so-called internet rumours.

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German media boss: I'm scared of Google

17 April 2014, 12:09

The head of Germany's biggest media company says he is afraid of Google and wants the company to become more transparent.

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Experts issue warning to smartphone users

17 April 2014, 10:32

Smartphone users have been advised to ensure that their devices are properly secured in order to reduce vulnerability to cyber attacks from hackers.

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Yahoo sees signs of growth in 'core'

17 April 2014, 08:38

Yahoo has posted a stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit, results hailed by chief executive Marissa Mayer as showing growth in "core" business.

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New Facebook friends 'signal' cheating

16 April 2014, 10:17

People who add new romantic interests to their Facebook "friends" list while in a romantic relationship tend to have a lower level of commitment to their current mate, a recent study finds.

South Korea blocks adultery website

16 April 2014, 07:47

South Korea has blocked the newly launched Korean version of the global adultery hook-up site Ashley Madison, saying that it threatened family values.

'Blood moon' stuns sky watches

15 April 2014, 14:16

Parts of the world have seen a rare celestial event when the Earth's shadow fell across the moon, turning it orange.

US Airways red-faced after graphic image tweet

15 April 2014, 12:10

US Airways has rushed out an apology after a graphic sexual image was tweeted from its official Twitter account in response to a disgruntled customer.

Rocket leak delays ISS delivery launch

15 April 2014, 09:27

Space X has called off a planned launch because of a rocket leak, meaning that a cargo run destined for the ISS will wait a bit longer.

Nasa green lights supply run to ISS

14 April 2014, 15:20

Nasa is pressing ahead with the planned launch of a supply ship despite a critical computer outage at the International Space Station.

BlackBerry moves to soothe Heartbleed fears

14 April 2014, 09:54

BlackBerry says it plans to release security updates for messaging software to address vulnerabilities in programs related to the Heartbleed security threat.

Next generation solar plane unveiled

14 April 2014, 07:10

The masterminds of sun-powered plane Solar Impulse have formally unveiled their new aircraft, a year ahead of their planned round-the-world flight.

Facebook pushes smartphone chats to Messenger

11 April 2014, 13:47

Facebook has begun pushing smartphone chats between friends to a stand-alone Messenger application.

US warns Facebook on WhatsApp privacy

11 April 2014, 10:41

US regulators warned Facebook about making changes to the privacy policy of WhatsApp, which it is set to acquire.

Samsung Galaxy S5 hits the shelves

11 April 2014, 08:18

The latest version of Samsung's flagship Galaxy smartphone series went on sale worldwide Friday, days after the electronics giant announced it was facing a second consecutive quarter of profit decline.

Tumblr urges users to change passwords due to bug

10 April 2014, 15:13

Tumblr has urged its users to change their passwords after it emerged that a newly discovered bug has made data on major websites vulnerable to theft by hackers.

Weird Mars lights not alien life says Nasa

10 April 2014, 11:00

Nasa has poured cold water on claims that unusual lights captured by its Curiosity rover are proof of alien life on the planet.

Facebook moves to bigger ads on website

10 April 2014, 09:43

Facebook is switching to fewer but bigger ads on the right-hand column of the desktop PC version of its website because users respond more frequently to them.

Don't get scammed online: Easy tips

09 April 2014, 14:23

As more people go online to conduct financial transactions, criminals are increasingly turning their attention to them.

Nakuru free Wi-Fi 'a pure gimmick'

09 April 2014, 13:00

The free Wi-Fi that was recently launched in Nakuru town is not working, and residents are now terming it as a pure gimmick by the county government.

Panic over 'Heartbleed' security bug

09 April 2014, 09:30

Trust in the internet has taken a major blow as alarm spread that software commonly used to encrypt and secure online transactions could wind up giving away the store.

Twitter freshens up its user profile pages

09 April 2014, 07:49

Twitter has unveiled a redesign of its user profile pages, the latest in a series of steps promised by the company to bring new users to the seven-year-old service.

Criticism over fat-busting app

08 April 2014, 13:46

A new app that lets users shed virtual weight so their faces look skinnier on "selfie" photos is raising concerns about health and body-image issues.

Olympians say selfies banned at White House

08 April 2014, 10:02

Some of America's Olympic athletes say they were asked to keep their cellphones in their pockets when they visited the White House and met with US President Barack Obama.

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