The senior citizens taking on coding

There’s a saying that old dogs can’t learn new tricks. But, in Singapore, senior citizens are putting that myth to rest by learning how to code computer programs. The training courses are designed to modernise skills and keep older brains sharp - all with a bit of fun thrown in.

Lab-grown meat

Image copyright Impossible Foods Image caption It looks like meat, it even bleeds. But does it taste meaty enough to convert committed carnivores? The meat industry is a major contributor to carbon dioxide emissions and deforestation, and a huge consumer of water. But can lab-grown veggie alternatives wean us off our addiction to red meat?...

Chinese tech giants’ sexist job ads exposed

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Discrimination in recruitment has contributed to a decrease in the proportion of Chinese women working, Human Rights Watch says Leading Chinese tech firms have pledged to address gender discrimination in job ads after a damning report by campaign group Human Rights Watch (HRW).Sexist recruitment practices had contributed to a decrease...

Vodafone rated worst mobile provider by Which? survey

Image copyright Getty Images Vodafone has been rated the worst mobile phone provider for the seventh year running in an annual customer survey by consumer lobby group Which?.The other leading providers, EE, 02 and Three, also scored badly, with service judged "average" and "disappointing". Of the small providers, Utility Warehouse ranked highest for value for money, incentives...

YouTube publishes deleted videos report

Image copyright Reuters YouTube's first three-monthly "enforcement report" reveals the website deleted 8.3 million videos between October and December 2017 for breaching its community guidelines.The figure does not include videos removed for copyright or legal reasons.Sexually explicit videos attracted 9.1 million reports from the website's users, while 4.7 million were reported for hateful or abusive content.Most complaints...

Ransomware infects Ukraine energy ministry website

Image copyright AlienVault Image caption Hackers have used a ransomware cyber-attack to compromise a Ukranian government website Hackers have used ransomware to take the website of Ukraine's energy ministry offline and encrypt its files.The website currently contains a message written in English, demanding a ransom of 0.1 bitcoin - worth $927.86 (£664.98) by today's exchange...

YouTube removed 8.3 million videos in 3 months – CNET

The video-sharing site has grappled with criticism it's not reacting fast enough to inappropriate content.

LG G7 ThinQ image leak tells us four important things – CNET

Poor LG can't seem to keep a secret.

Yamaha adds wireless rear capabilities to 2018 receivers – CNET

Yamaha has announced three new MusicCast 2018 receivers, starting at $450, plus wireless speakers that can be used as rears.

Stephen Lawrence Day to be held annually

Image copyright AFP A national day of commemoration for murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence will take place on 22 April every year, the prime minister has said.It came as the family of the black teenager attended the 25th anniversary memorial of his death in London.The 18-year-old was stabbed to death in a racially motivated attack in Eltham, south...