Monday, November 18, 2019

Samsung confirms battery faults as cause of Note 7 fires

Samsung's probe into its Galaxy Note 7 fiasco has found that the overheating and burning of the phones was caused by faults with their batteries. The firm had axed its iPhone rival in October last...

Netflix’s gamble pays off as subscriptions soar

Hundreds of movies disappeared from Netflix over 2016, the result of the streaming service’s decision to end several key content deals with top studios and distributors. It was a brave move - particularly given that...

Mark Zuckerberg due in court over VR ‘heist’

Mark Zuckerberg is expected to appear in a Dallas court on Tuesday to defend his company over claims it stole virtual reality technology. Zenimax Media, owner of renowned games studio id Software, is suing Facebook...

Faraday Future’s cash flow woe

Faraday Future, the company hoping to beat Tesla in the electric car game, had to halt building its factory in order to afford its glitzy CES press event, the firm told the BBC. The company...

Drone company Lily shuts down owing $34m

Lily, the company behind an autonomous camera drone that had amassed $34m (£27m) in pre-orders, has announced that it is shutting down. In an email to customers the start-up said it had failed to raise...

‘Sweating bullets’ – The inside story of the first iPhone

"Steve had expressly told me it was totally top secret. He said he was going to fire anyone who tells the world. "I was sweating bullets." Tony Fadell was pondering just how he was going to...

Nokia Android phone spurns the West

The first Nokia-branded smartphone is to be released exclusively in China. The device will be marketed in partnership with the local internet retail giant JD.com. The team behind the Nokia 6 phone said it believed the...

Apple sued over fatal ‘FaceTime crash’

An American couple, whose daughter was killed by a driver allegedly using FaceTime on his iPhone, have launched a lawsuit against Apple. The lawsuit alleges that the firm should have introduced a feature that disabled...

CES 2017: UK support to tech firms ‘an embarrassment’

The UK government's lack of support for start-ups attending the CES tech show is a "source of embarrassment", according to the event's organiser. Gary Shapiro compared the country unfavourably with France, the Netherlands and Israel. The...

Facebook accused over WhatsApp takeover

Facebook has been accused by the European Commission of misleading it during its investigation of the company’s 2014 takeover of WhatsApp. The Commission says it was misled when Facebook said it was impossible to match...