Uber just lost its London taxi license

In a surprise announcement today, Transport for London has confirmed that it will not reissue Uber's private hire operating licence within the city. In a statement, the regulator said that the company operations were not "fit and proper" and noted th...

today, 12:10
Synthetic muscle breakthrough could lead to 'lifelike' robots Synthetic muscle breakthrough could lead to 'lifelike' robots

A breakthrough in soft robotics means scientists are now one step closer to creating lifelike machines. Researchers at Columbia Engineering have developed a 3D printed synthetic tissue that can act as active muscle. The material, which can push, pull...

yesterday, 18:14
Volvo launches 12-month trade-in plan with XC40 crossover Volvo launches 12-month trade-in plan with XC40 crossover

By Reese Counts After months of teasers and leaked images, Volvo finally pulled back the curtain on its latest crossover, the all-new XC40. The stylish new crossover packs in everything you would expect from a modern Volvo. The model will pack a wh...

today, 0:02
D&D Reader app brings paper reference books to your tablet D&D Reader app brings paper reference books to your tablet

Dungeon Masters can rest a bit easier now that the library of Dungeons and Dragons core rulebooks will soon be available in an easy-to-lug digital edition. Instead of a stack of heavy paper-bound volumes, you'll be able to take your iPad or Android t...

yesterday, 21:21
London Costcutter trials finger-vein readers for faster payments London Costcutter trials finger-vein readers for faster payments

The humble Costcutter supermarket at Brunel University in London has recently become home to a biometric payment system that allows customers to check out with a tap of their finger. The store's owner has begun trialling Sthaler's Fingopay system, wh...

yesterday, 18:20
Hulu scores new and old episodes of 'Will & Grace' Hulu scores new and old episodes of 'Will & Grace'

Will & Grace is set to return to our screens next week. But, its fabulous comeback won't just be relegated to network television. The show's original run, and its new episodes, are also making their on-demand debut on Hulu. The streaming service,...

yesterday, 15:19
FedEx estimates ransomware attack cost $300 million

FedEx acquired Dutch shipper TNT Express last year for $4.8 billion, well before the NotPetya ransomware ran wild on TNT's systems June 27th, disrupting much of its shipping operation. Like the earlier WannaCry outbreak, NotPetya used a Windows explo...

yesterday, 14:05
SEC suspects hackers used stolen insider info for trading

US Securities and Exchange Commission chief Jay Clayton has made a couple of security-related revelations in his recently published "Statement on Cybersecurity." He admitted that an attacker infiltrated the agency's EDGAR database in 2016 by exploiti...

yesterday, 14:34
NVIDIA drops the basic Shield TV's price to $180 NVIDIA drops the basic Shield TV's price to $180

NVIDIA's Shield TV promised to be an Android set-top box for gamers, and in that sense, it delivered. The company first released it in 2015, but its updated version cut down on price by bundling the $50 remote in to make the base-tier $200 version mo...

yesterday, 15:00
HoloLens is helping Ford designers prototype cars quicker HoloLens is helping Ford designers prototype cars quicker

When Google released Glass Enterprise, it took a consumer-oriented product written off as privacy-invading nonsense and made it incredibly useful for businesses. Microsoft is effectively doing the same with its $3,000, not-yet-for-consumers HoloLens...

yesterday, 15:41