Zuckerberg wants Facebook to become online ‘metaverse’

“In the future, instead of just doing this over a phone call, you’ll be able to sit as a hologram on my couch, or...

Beach rover picks up cigarette butts and other tech news

Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week including:Netflix announces video games for subscribers at no extra costAmazon...

What does a future-proofed home look like?

Passive cooling can minimise the need for air conditioning, which takes a huge toll on the environment in the forms of energy gobbled up,...

Twitter and Snap add users as restrictions ease

According to Twitter, the tweets that resulted in Mr Trump's ban for "glorification of violence" were from 8 January, two days after the rioting...

More than 600,000 people told to isolate by NHS Covid-19 app

"If you are pinged, you should self-isolate. I know it poses challenges, and we are seeing reports of shortages which we are monitoring, but...

Hackers reportedly demand $50m from Saudi Aramco over data leak

According the Associated Press (AP), one terabyte, or 1,000 gigabytes, of Aramco's data was being held by extortionists, citing a page on the darknet...

Zoomtown-on-Sea? The lure of a new life on the coast

There has also been a shift from most city dwellers looking to move. Before the pandemic they were looking for properties in the same...

Senior US Catholic resigns over Grindr allegations

On Monday, the Catholic News Agency reported it had, in 2018, declined an offer from a party claiming " to have access to technology...

Zoom offers app store with team-building games

In an interview with the BBC, Zoom's product lead for Apps, Ross Mayfield, explained how he saw apps being used in Zoom: "Using apps...

Cyber-flashing: ‘I get explicit messages every day’

Fitness influencer Elle Edwards has spoken to the BBC about dealing with explicit private messages and cyber-flashing - the non-consensual sending of pictures and...