Upgrading your webcam to cope with video chat demands

Upgrading your webcam to cope with video chat demands

In all my time review laptops, tablets and phones, I rarely considered the front-facing selfie/webcam as anything other than superlative for most users.

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Zoom boss says it ‘will not stop’ focus on security improvements

Zoom boss says it ‘will not stop’ focus on security improvements

Eric Yuan said the video app had improved as a platform as he marked the end of its 90-day programme

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New fines and break-ups suggested to tackle tech giants’ advertising dominance

New fines and break-ups suggested to tackle tech giants’ advertising dominance

The Competition and Markets Authority is concerned by the amount of power Google and Facebook have due to their large user base.

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Retro style Marshall smart speaker with a big voice

Retro style Marshall smart speaker with a big voice

The Marshall Uxbridge Voice is a small, but powerful smart-speaker with Alexa built-in that will look amazing no matter where you place it in your home.

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New digital skills learned in lockdown to be carried forward, research suggests

New digital skills learned in lockdown to be carried forward, research suggests

A new report by BT and its mobile network EE says many people have learned new digital skills during lockdown they plan to keep using in the future.

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YouTube bans six major white supremacist channels

YouTube bans six major white supremacist channels

Move comes as big tech firms face mounting pressure to take a tougher stance on hate speech.

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Facebook chief defends approach to hate speech amid growing advertiser boycott

Facebook chief defends approach to hate speech amid growing advertiser boycott

The social network’s boss for northern Europe said there is ‘no profit to be had in content that is hateful’.

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Reddit and Twitch clamp down on Trump-backing forums over hate speech

Reddit and Twitch clamp down on Trump-backing forums over hate speech

A forum called The_Donald, was banned because it encouraged violence and regularly broke other Reddit rules.

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TechNow: Airthings, getting to the hub of things

TechNow: Airthings, getting to the hub of things

If you already have a Wave Plus, Wave or Wave mini then the Airthings Hub is a bit of a no-brainer.

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Google Doodle celebrates community activist Olive Morris

Google Doodle celebrates community activist Olive Morris

Olive Morris – who fought for racial, gender and social equality during the 1970s – would have been 68 years old on Friday.

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Facebook will tell users if they are about to share an old news article

Facebook will tell users if they are about to share an old news article

Effort to help people ‘make informed decisions’ about what they share online comes following concern from news publishers.

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Huawei gets go-ahead for UK research facility despite Trump administration objection

Huawei gets go-ahead for UK research facility despite Trump administration objection

The centre will employ between 350 and 400 people, according to the planning application.

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Google updates privacy settings to delete user data by default

Google updates privacy settings to delete user data by default

The search giant said it will now auto delete data by default in some of its core activity products.

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Twitter bans pro-Trump ‘racist baby’ meme maker for copyright violations

Twitter bans pro-Trump ‘racist baby’ meme maker for copyright violations

Logan Cook was permanently banned from the platform days after he posted a video criticising CNN that used doctored footage from the news channel.

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Samsung announces new digital Pay Card will launch later this year

Samsung announces new digital Pay Card will launch later this year

The new scheme will enable users to link multiple bank and loyalty cards to one digital card.

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IT professionals believe tech investment will increase after Covid-19, British study says

IT professionals believe tech investment will increase after Covid-19, British study says

New research shows many IT staff believe that increased IT support needed during lockdown will spark businesses into increasing investment in tech.

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Fortnite floods its island for new season update

Fortnite floods its island for new season update

The battle royale game has transformed its game map for its new season.

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Nick Clegg defends Facebook policy allowing ‘abhorrent’ Trump posts

Nick Clegg defends Facebook policy allowing ‘abhorrent’ Trump posts

The social network has launched a new Voting Information Centre in the US to fight election misinformation.

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More than 20m people watch latest Fortnite event

More than 20m people watch latest Fortnite event

The battle royale game’s latest showpiece ‘live’ event came ahead of a new season of the game starting later this week.

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Google says Winston Churchill image missing because of bug in system

Google says Winston Churchill image missing because of bug in system

The tech giant apologised for a system issue during an update which meant no image of Winston Churchill was being displayed in search results.

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Twitter removes more than 30,000 accounts linked to China, Russia and Turkey

Twitter removes more than 30,000 accounts linked to China, Russia and Turkey

The accounts were spreading state-backed propaganda, the social media platform said.

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Sony reveals Playstation 5 hardwareThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Sony reveals Playstation 5 hardware

Sony has unveiled its forthcoming PlayStation 5 and the titles set to land on the next-generation console.

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TechNow: Google Nest WiFi Points

TechNow: Google Nest WiFi Points

In lockdown, a good internet connection is important. Google have launched a new wifi system that claims a strong connection in every direction. I’ve been ...

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TechNow: Shiftcam’s quality pictures

TechNow: Shiftcam’s quality pictures

Smartphones keep getting better as computational photography and sensors improve, but there are still restrictions

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TechNow: Nokia makes a comeback with budget phones

TechNow: Nokia makes a comeback with budget phones

The 2.3 and the 1.3 costs €99 and €79, respectively, and are quite capable for the price, writes Noel Campion

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Twitter trials ‘read before you retweet’ feature

Twitter trials ‘read before you retweet’ feature

Users will be asked if they want to read the article they are trying to retweet if they have not clicked on the link.

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Smart appliance makers ‘failing to be clear on how long they provide updates’

Smart appliance makers ‘failing to be clear on how long they provide updates’

Which? said the majority of manufacturers claimed they would offer updates for what they termed ‘the life of the product’.

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Network 48 relaunches in Ireland with a fresh look and new plans

Network 48 relaunches in Ireland with a fresh look and new plans

Network 48 was first launched back in 2012, but have now relaunched with a fresh look and new membership plans starting from just €9.99 a month.

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TCL Pro 10: Mid-ranger smartphone with flagship display

TCL Pro 10: Mid-ranger smartphone with flagship display

The TCL 10 Pro has above-average battery performance and a stunning display, writes Noel Campion

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