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Half of UK homes could get faster broadband39m Half of UK homes could get faster broadband
BBC
New research suggests that people have not taken up faster services, even though they are available.
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Why your pizza may never be delivered by drone5h Why your pizza may never be delivered by drone
BBC
The biggest obstacle to delivery drones isn't technology, it's regulation and public acceptance.
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Backpack bees give farmers a weather buzz and other news5h Backpack bees give farmers a weather buzz and other news
BBC
BBC Click's Dan Simmons looks at the best of the week's technology news stories.
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10h Facebook holds privacy pop-up event in New York after year of public troubles
The Guardian
Company had staff on hand to ‘help people manage their privacy’ and answer questions following controversy-plagued 2018 Facebook held a one-off privacy “pop-up” in New York City on Thursday, part of the company’s ongoing public relations efforts to heal its image following a controversy-plagued 2018.
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10h People are slashing tyres and throwing rocks at self-driving cars in Arizona
The Independent
Residents of Chandler are 'sick and tired' of autonomous cars being tested on their roads
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12h Twitter ordered to reveal user behind parody JD Wetherspoon account
The Guardian
Account has caused problems for pub chain including people turning up at the AGM asking ‘very heated questions’ Twitter must reveal the user behind a pair of parody accounts claiming to be run by pub chain JD Wetherspoon, the high court has ruled. The social network, which did not oppose the application, has until mid-January to comply.
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12h Google and Facebook to push hard against proposal for regulatory body
The Guardian
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission considers market position of Google and Facebook justifies greater oversight Google and Facebook are expected to push back hard against proposals to set up a new authority that would monitor how they use their market power and the operation of algorithms that drive the placement of news and advertising content on their sites. Publicly, the two digital multinationals say they are studying
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13h Elon Musk's SpaceX could disrupt construction of Trump's border wall with Mexico
The Independent
Land intended to be home to commercial spaceport stands in way of US president's 'big, beautiful' wall
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Amazon uses dummy parcels to catch thieves15h Amazon uses dummy parcels to catch thieves
BBC
The online retailer has teamed up with police in New Jersey to fight parcel theft with dummy packages.
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15h Chinese tech workers told not to travel to US 'unless it's essential' after Huawei exec arrested
The Independent
The arrest of CFO Meng Wanzhou has heightened tensions between the world's two biggest economies
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15h Geminid meteor shower: Five remarkable facts about the stunning cosmic display
The Independent
The shower is currently active and will be visible on 13 and 14 December
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16h Samsung Galaxy S10 will have 'incredible' camera feature, latest leak hints
The Independent
'Ultra wide lens correction' option hidden in latest Android software
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Apple to create $1bn Texas base17h Apple to create $1bn Texas base
BBC
The company says it expects to become Austin's biggest private employer.
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Uber told self-drive cars unsafe days before accident17h Uber told self-drive cars unsafe days before accident
BBC
A leaked email sent to Uber bosses by a staff member arrived days before a car hit and killed a pedestrian.
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17h When is the Geminid meteor shower? How to watch stunning spectacle light up the sky
The Independent
Nasa says the display is 'one of the best and most reliable of the annual meteor showers'
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19h Geminid meteor shower 2019: Spectacular cosmic display marked with Google Doodle
The Independent
The shower is currently active and will be visible on 13 and 14 December
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21h Updated Geminid meteor shower to light up the sky with stunning spectacle this week
The Independent
Nasa says the display is 'one of the best and most reliable of the annual meteor showers'
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22h Can I get a gaming PC for £500, and which games console is best?
The Guardian
Jean is shopping for a £500 gaming PC and Patrick is looking for a console for his kids I read your review of gaming PC specs where you recommended HP Omen 880-100na, and wonder if you still feel that ticks all boxes for my gaming son?
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23h Updated Geminid meteor shower: Five remarkable things to know about the spectacular display
The Independent
The meteor shower is being celebrated in a Google Doodle on 13 December
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Could light bring us superfast mobile broadband indoors? 12 Dec 7:12pm Could light bring us superfast mobile broadband indoors?
BBC
Superfast 5G mobile connectivity may not be able to reach inside buildings. Could light help?
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