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Traffic sensors are being set up in homes in five cities across Europe in a bid to learn more about traffic flow. English academics are involved in sending out 1,500 sensors to be placed in homes in Madrid, Dublin, Cardiff, Ljubljana and Leuven. The sensors will count the number and speed of all vehicles, cyclists […]

Cyber-security experts are urging Windows 7 users to upgrade their operating system. Microsoft is going to stop supporting Windows 7 from Tuesday so that it can focus on “newer technologies”. As a result, Windows 7 users will no longer receive the all-important security updates and patches that keep their machines safe. One in four Windows […]

A New York man has died after being crushed by an empty car accidentally started by remote control. Michael Kosanovich, 21, had been standing between two parked 2002 Lexus IS300s, on 6 December, when one of them had been started remotely by its owner, police said. The car rolled forward and he was pinned between […]

Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has unveiled the world’s first mainstream handset to feature a 108 megapixel camera. The extra high-resolution sensor was developed by Samsung, which has yet to feature it in its own products. The firms say the benefit is that it delivers “extremely sharp photographs that are rich in detail”. However, one early […]

China’s mobile operators have made 5G services available to consumers, as the country seeks to become a global technology leader. State-owned carriers China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom unveiled their 5G data plans on Thursday. It comes as Beijing and Washington have been embroiled in a power struggle over trade and technology. South Korea, […]

Sony has announced that the PlayStation 5 is going to launch globally at the end of next year. The games console will come with a new controller that uses enhanced vibration technology. It will feature a solid-state drive that means games will boot up faster and cut loading times. The console’s graphics also get an […]

A foreign firm has launched electric motorbikes to operate as taxis in Rwanda. Safi said its fully charged e-motors can run for 45 minutes and cover a distance of 90km (55 miles). Motorbikes are a common means of transport in Rwandan cities, some 20,000 operate in the capital, Kigali, alone. Niyonkuru Christelle from Safi told […]

Apple has unveiled its iPhone 11 range of handsets, which feature more cameras than before and a processor that has been updated to be faster while consuming less power. The company said the two Pro models would last between four to five hours longer than their XS predecessors. But it did not launch a 5G […]

Samsung’s first foldable phone will go on sale on Friday after problems delayed its initial release. The Galaxy Fold will be available on 6 September in South Korea, followed by select countries including the US, the UK and Singapore. The release of the nearly $2,000 (£1,634) device in April was postponed after early reviewers reported […]

Snapchat (SNAP) added 13 million daily users in the three months ending in June, ending a long period of lackluster growth and pushing the company’s total audience above 200 million daily users for the first time. The stronger-than-expected user growth, combined with a slowdown in losses during the quarter, helped drive up shares of Snapchat’s […]


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