Technology

Google has been fined a record 4.34 billion euros ($5bn; £3.9bn) over Android. The European Commission said the firm had used the mobile operating system to illegally “cement its dominant position in general internet search”. The firm’s parent Alphabet has been given 90 days to change its business practices or face further penalties of up […]

Along a quiet residential street on the outer edges of Beijing, a yellow and black cube about the size of a small washing machine trundles leisurely to its destination.This “little yellow horse” is an autonomous delivery robot. It ferries daily essentials like drinks, fruit and snacks from the local store to the residents of the […]

It’s a great day to be bald, ginger, grey, or curly-haired – or, indeed, a lobster. All of the above have made it into the latest batch of Apple emojis, unveiled to mark “World Emoji Day” on Tuesday. The coming of the colourful characters was announced back in February by the Unicode Consortium, the group […]

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is now worth $150bn (£113bn), according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index. Jeff Bezos’s net worth has increased by over $60bn in the last 12 months, which makes him the world’s richest man. This places his worth higher than that of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who has previously topped the rich lists […]

Facebook is giving up on its plan to create drones that beam down internet connectivity, the company has confirmed. Project Aquila, first announced in 2014, failed to achieve the long flight times managed by airborne connectivity efforts from rivals including Google. In one test, Facebook’s craft suffered a broken wing as it came in to […]


Current track
Title
Artist

Background