Google app aids London hospital health checks

Doctors at Imperial College hospitals will soon be monitoring the health of patients with an app developed by Google-backed AI firm DeepMind. The Streams app gathers information about key physiological measures and warns when readings are high or low. Streams came...

Apple sues Nokia's pet patent trolls

Apple on Tuesday filed an antitrust lawsuit against Acacia Research Corporation and Conversant Intellectual Property Management, alleging that the two “patent assertion entities” have colluded with Nokia “to extract and extort exorbitant revenues...

Computer error blamed for HMRC blunder in Scotland

A computer error meant that 420,000 individuals who should be paying the new Scottish rate of income tax were not told of their changed status, the National Audit Office has found. A report by the NAO reveals the number of potential Scottish taxpayers who were...

Christmas toys could be used to hack home

PARENTS have been warned to watch what they buy for their children this Christmas, after computer experts in Edinburgh hacked into a wi-fi enabled doll. Bill Buchanan, a professor in Edinburgh Napier University’s school of computing, was able to use the wireless...

Windows update knocks out internet connections

An update to Windows software has caused problems for personal computer users trying to connect to the internet. Several European internet service providers (ISPs) have highlighted the problem, which can strike regardless of the type of router box or the particular...