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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? […]

People who play video games for long periods of time tend to report feeling happier than those who do not, a study has indicated. The Oxford Internet Institute research focused on two games: Nintendo’s Animal Crossing and EA’s Plants vs Zombies. In an unusual step, the developers of the games shared anonymised data about how […]

The UK’s mobile networks are to be forbidden from selling phones locked to their services from December 2021. Regulator Ofcom said unlocking handsets could often be a complicated process, and this was discouraging owners from switching providers at the end of their contracts. The networks have previously suggested that locking devices helps deter theft and […]

Apple has confirmed its iPhone 12 handsets will be its first to work on faster 5G networks. The company has also extended the range to include a new “Mini” model that has a smaller 5.4in screen. The US firm bucked a wider industry downturn by increasing its handset sales over the past year. But some […]


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