Twitch in last-minute deal with Overwatch

Image copyright Activision Blizzard Image caption Overwatch League teams will each be based in a different city A last-minute deal has been struck between the makers of video game Overwatch and streaming site Twitch a day before matches kick off in a newly created league. Developer Activision Blizzard hopes that the matches Twitch will stream […]

Toy firm VTech fined $650,000 over data breach

Toy firm VTech fined $650,000 over data breach

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pictures taken with VTech toys were hackable by attackers, security researchers found Electronic toymaker VTech will pay $650,000 (£480,000) to settle charges that it failed to protect the privacy of children using its gadgets. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) levelled the charges at VTech following a data breach […]

CES 2018: Samsung launches modular TV called The Wall

CES 2018: Samsung launches modular TV called The Wall

Image copyright Samsung Image caption For some, a TV named The Wall may call to mind the TV parlours – with wall-sized screens – of Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury’s 1953 science fiction novel. Samsung has announced a giant 146in (396cm) TV called The Wall at the CES tech show in Las Vegas. The TV features […]

CES 2018: LG robot Cloi repeatedly fails on stage at unveil

CES 2018: LG robot Cloi repeatedly fails on stage at unveil

Image copyright Reuters Image caption LG’s marketing chief said that the robot “doesn’t like me, evidently” after it repeatedly ignored his commands A robot created by LG to help users control their smart home repeatedly failed on stage at its CES debut. Cloi was meant to be the centrepiece of the South Korean firm’s presentation […]

CES 2018: Scribbles turned into fine art by Vincent AI app

Software that turns simple scribbles into detailed “paintings” is on show at the CES tech show in Las Vegas. The BBC’s Chris Foxx put Vincent to the test. Read and watch all our coverage from CES CES 2018: Scribbles turned into fine art by Vincent AI app

Apple investors urge action on ‘smartphone addiction’

Apple investors urge action on ‘smartphone addiction’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many parents are worried about the amount of time their children spend on their phones Big investors have called on Apple to develop software that limits how long children can use its smartphones. The call came from two investment groups that hold $2bn (£1.48bn) of Apple stock between them. […]

CES 2018: LG Display shows off large rollable TV screen

LG Display has created the world’s first large, rollable, ultra-high definition screen. The 4K display uses OLED technology, allowing it to be more flexible than a conventional LED television. BBC North America technology reporter Dave Lee saw it in action. See all our other coverage from CES 2018 CES 2018: LG Display shows off large […]

CES 2018: Black Box VR wants to make gamers fit

CES 2018: Black Box VR wants to make gamers fit

Image copyright Black Box VR Image caption Black Box believes virtual reality will help make gym exercise more “addictive” Start-up Black Box VR has developed a full body work-out in the form of a 30-minute virtual reality experience. It uses a bespoke resistance training machine and an HTC Vive headset. The entire set-up is about […]

CES 2018: Headphones made from recycled firearms

CES 2018: Headphones made from recycled firearms

Image caption Yevo chief executive Andreas Vural Sweden’s Yevo Labs has unveiled a set of wireless headphones that incorporate metal made from seized illegal guns. The charging case and a band on the headphones themselves are made of a material branded Humanium. It is created by the Humanium Metal Initiative, also based in Sweden, and […]

CES 2018: DNANudge app uses saliva to recommend what to eat

A UK start-up hopes to offer in-store DNA tests at top supermarkets, to help people eat more healthily. The retailer Waitrose told the BBC it was “exploring” the idea, but geneticists question the thinking behind the proposal. The tech will be one of many health-related innovations on show at the CES tech trade fair in […]