Sunday 29 March, 2020
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Ring Doorbell

Ring doorbells are providing customer data to companies such as Facebook and Google, an investigation suggests. The Electronic Frontier Foundation found the Ring app was “packed” with third-party tracking, sending out customers’...

By Steve Weichel on Jan 29th, 2020
GM Cruise Driverless Vehicle

Cruise, the self-driving car start-up, majority owned by General Motors, has unveiled its first vehicle designed to be driverless. The electric-powered Cruise Origin was developed by Honda, which also has a stake in the company. The launch...

By Steve Weichel on Jan 22nd, 2020
Australia Fires

Large parts of Australia have been devastated by the worst wildfires the country has seen in decades, with huge blazes tearing through bush, woodland and national parks. Record-breaking temperatures and months of drought have helped the fires...

By Steve Weichel on Jan 14th, 2020
Frances Arnold

American scientist Frances Arnold, who won the Nobel Prize for chemistry, has retracted her latest paper. Ms Arnold shared the prestigious award in 2018 with George P Smith and Gregory Winter for their research on enzymes. A subsequent paper...

US China Deal

Donald Trump has announced he will sign a long-awaited trade agreement with China on 15 January. The pact, a “phase one” deal, is expected to reduce tensions between the two economic giants. The US president said the treaty would...

By Steve Weichel on Jan 1st, 2020
Volkswagen

Volkswagen (VW) has been slapped with a record fine by Australia’s consumer watchdog to settle lawsuits over the carmaker’s global emissions scandal. The A$125m ($86m; £66m) penalty is the highest ordered by a court for breaches...

By Steve Weichel on Dec 21st, 2019
2021 Kia Optima

Even before we’ve had a chance to drive it, the 2021 Kia Optima is proving to be an interesting sedan. For one thing, it might not even be called Optima anymore, with a switch to the Korean-market K5 name rumored. The styling is thoroughly...

By Steve Weichel on Dec 18th, 2019
2020 Chevrolet Corvette

Going strictly by the numbers, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is a smashing success. All 40,000 units for the C8’s first production year are spoken for, but that doesn’t mean each car already has a specific owner. We don’t know exactly how...

By Steve Weichel on Dec 16th, 2019
Apple's 'sexist' credit card

A US financial regulator has opened an investigation into claims Apple’s credit card offered different credit limits for men and women. It follows complaints – including from Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak – that algorithms...

By Steve Weichel on Nov 11th, 2019
Italian Firefighters Killed

Three firefighters in northern Italy were killed Tuesday in a mysterious explosion at an abandoned farm building in what police said may have been a criminal act. The team of firefighters had responded after midnight to an alert about a gas...

By Steve Weichel on Nov 6th, 2019