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Bill and Melinda Gates have announced their divorce after 27 years of marriage, saying “we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple”. “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” the pair tweeted. They first met in […]

Charles Geschke, the co-founder of the software company Adobe who helped develop the Portable Document Format, or PDF, has died at the age of 81. Geschke set up Adobe in 1982, giving the world the ubiquitous PDF software, among many other audio-visual innovations. He made headlines 10 years later when he was kidnapped at gunpoint […]

Bebo’s co-founder plans to relaunch the social network with a focus on profiles and “real-time” interactions between friends rather the news feeds at the core of Twitter and Facebook. Michael Birch says his aim is to provide a “refreshing break” from the misinformation spread elsewhere. In an exclusive interview, he told the BBC he was […]

Samsung heir Lee Jae Yong has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison by a high court in South Korea. The bribery case is a retrial of an earlier one involving the country’s former President Park Geun-hye, who was also jailed for bribery and corruption. Lee has been the de facto head […]

Donald Trump has been suspended from Twitter and Facebook after tweeting to supporters who attacked the US Capitol. In a social media message to protesters he said “I love you” before telling them to go home. He also repeated false claims about election fraud. Twitter said it required the removal of three tweets for “severe […]

Fast food chain KFC is launching a gaming console that warms up chicken. “The chicken chamber will keep its contents hot, ready for consumption during intense gaming sessions,” KFC said. The company said the console was designed by a global hardware maker and could play top-level games like other gaming machines. Many people thought the […]

A Chinese tycoon who died on Christmas Day was poisoned, Shanghai police say. Lin Qi, 39, was the chairman and chief executive of games developer Yoozoo, best known for the Game of Thrones: Winter Is Coming strategy game. The Shanghai police statement pointed to one of Mr Lin’s colleagues – identified only by his surname […]

Sony has pulled the game Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation store and offered refunds. Players complained that Cyberpunk 2077 has been riddled with bugs and glitches and is prone to crashes. Earlier this week, the game’s developers CD Projekt Red offered refunds for the game. The company has also committed to releasing patches to improve […]

Manchester United have been hit by a “sophisticated” cyber attack. The club, who host West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford on Saturday, say they are confident there has not been a breach of personal data of fans. United’s media channels, the website and the official app are unaffected by the attack. “The club has taken […]

A laptop which caught fire after being fitted with a battery bought on Amazon has prompted safety charity Electrical Safety First to warn of the dangers of buying cheap electronics online. It said that it had found “some extremely dangerous items” for sale on Amazon, eBay and Wish. The warnings were echoed by watchdog Which? […]


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