The Cranfield-based plane that thinks it’s a helicopter

Door-opening dog bot beats meddling human

Tool ‘names and shames’ hidden drug trials

Image copyright Getty Images Institutions that fail to report the results of their drug and medical trials will be named on a new website.Trials Tracker logs which clinical trials have missed deadlines for reporting their results in the US.Some pharmaceutical organisations have been accused of burying unfavourable drug and medical test results.Dr Ben Goldacre, who devised the...

Tesla investigates claims of crypto-currency hack

Image copyright AFP Tesla has confirmed that its cloud computing platform has been compromised by hackers. RedLock, the company that alerted it to the breach, believes the attackers may have done this to mine crypto-currency - an attack known as crypto-jacking.Tesla said it had addressed the vulnerability "within hours" and that no customer data had been stolen.A...

Bezos-backed 10,000 Year Clock now under construction

Image copyright Eyewire Inc A clock designed to run for ten millennia without human intervention is now under construction.The 10,000 Year Clock is a project of the Long Now Foundation, a non-profit organisation that wants to make "long-term thinking more common". It is being built on property owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, beneath a mountain in...

Twitter bot purge prompts backlash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Twitter has been under pressure to block bot accounts used to spread disinformation The hashtag #TwitterLockout has trended after an apparent purge of suspected malicious bots on the social network.Dozens of users report having had their accounts suspended until they provided a telephone number which they then had to...

Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone images leaked by MWC app

Image copyright XDA Image caption XDA Developers has published more than 20 images of the Galaxy S9 sourced from Samsung Pictures of Samsung's latest flagship phone have been disclosed by an app released by the firm itself.The images were discovered hidden via a hack of Unpacked 2018, a program that the company has asked invitees...

Conservatives outraged by reported #TwitterLockout – CNET

If a follower is a bot, is it ever really a follower? In a move Twitter says is "without political bias," it purges accounts that couldn't prove they're human.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 ready for standalone VR headsets – CNET

The company has released a headset reference design based around its latest chip for phones and standalone headsets to enable all your realities.

‘Silicon Valley’ trailer: Life’s gone to the dogs without Erlich – CNET

Pups are peeing on the computers and life at Pied Piper is pretty much its normal chaotic state as season 5 approaches.