Empathetic robot Pepper to get AI

10 February 2015 4.11pm.

Japanese telecoms group Softbank is to incorporate artificial intelligence technology from IBM into its empathetic robot Pepper which goes on sale later this month.

University to equip solar telescope

10 February 2015 2.01am.

Queen's University Belfast is to play a leading role in building the world's biggest solar telescope.

  • Samsung Smart TVs 'eavesdrop'

    9 February 2015 6.47pm.

    Technology giant Samsung has warned customers against discussing personal or sensitive information in front of its voice-activated televisions.

  • Met Police staff lose 24 laptops

    9 February 2015 3.22am.

    Laptops and mobile phones are among hundreds of electronic devices lost by officers and civilian staff of Britain's largest police force, figures show.

  • Small firms to get broadband funds

    9 February 2015 1.02am.

    Small businesses in four Scottish cities will be able to apply for a share of £40 million of UK Government cash to boost their broadband connection, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury will announce.

  • Child protection groups struggling to keep up with rate of technological change

    31 January 2015 10.00am.

    Child safety experts have warned that chat and messaging technology has “grown quicker than our ability to regulate”.

  • Men taking double number of selfies

    29 January 2015 1.08am.

    Men are taking nearly double the amount of selfies as women and sharing them on social media, according to a survey.

  • Apple sets quarterly profit record

    28 January 2015 3.02am.

    Technology giant Apple has smashed the global record for quarterly profits after racking up a surplus of 18 billion US dollars (£11.9 billion).

  • Coders get creative at Global Game Jam

    27 January 2015 12.19pm.

    The Global Game Jam took over Abertay University in a 48-hour festival of computer code.

  • Facebook and Instagram 'not hacked'

    27 January 2015 9.53am.

    Facebook and Instagram have denied their services were hacked today, blaming a 40-minute outage on an internal systems issue.

  • iPhone sales ring up Apple record

    27 January 2015 2.00am.

    Apple announced record figures today in its quarterly results for the final three months of 2014.

  • Microsoft profit slips slightly

    27 January 2015 12.30am.

    Technology giant Microsoft saw its operating profit fall slightly in the final quarter of 2014.

  • Apple set to beat expectations

    26 January 2015 10.51pm.

    Apple will exceed expectations when it announces its quarterly results for the final three months of 2014 tomorrow, according to industry analysts.

  • 'IS group' hacks Malaysia Air site

    26 January 2015 5.34am.

    Malaysia Airlines officials were struggling to restore the embattled carrier's website after it was hacked by a group proclaiming support for the Islamic State group.

  • Microsoft set for Windows 10 launch

    21 January 2015 2.35am.

    The latest major update to Microsoft's Windows software - Windows 10 - is due for its first big outing today as the technology company looks to re-establish itself against rival Apple.

  • Microsoft set for Windows 10 launch

    21 January 2015 12.17am.

    The latest major update to Microsoft's Windows software - Windows 10 - is due for its first big outing tomorrow evening as the technology company looks to re-establish itself against rival Apple.

  • Army recruits with virtual reality

    16 January 2015 1.17am.

    The Army has launched a new recruitment campaign for the reserves that involves an immersive experience involving the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

  • Facebook to launch At Work version

    15 January 2015 7.31pm.

    The days of secretly checking Facebook while at work could be coming to an end thanks to a new professional version of the social network.

  • US military command Twitter hacked

    12 January 2015 10.03pm.

    Hackers claiming to be working on behalf of Islamic State militants briefly seized control of the Twitter and YouTube sites of the military's US Central Command.

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