Fruit-shaped sensor ‘can improve freshness’

A new fruit-shaped sensor could help cargo companies to keep fruit fresher in transit, researchers say.   The device – which mimics the size, shape and composition of real fruit – is packed in with produce in transit and closely monitors its temperature....

World wide web creator Tim Berners-Lee targets fake news

The inventor of the world wide web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has unveiled a plan to tackle data abuse and fake news.   In an open letter to mark the web’s 28th anniversary, Sir Tim has set out a five-year strategy amid concerns he has about how the web is being...

Inside the TalkTalk ‘Indian scam call centre’

TalkTalk customers are being targeted by an industrial-scale fraud network in India, according to whistleblowers who say they were among hundreds of staff hired to scam customers of the British telecoms giant.   The scale of the criminal operation has been detailed by...

IBM to build quantum computers

The first practical machines will be available soon enough that developers should start working on software for them, according to executives   IBM has taken its first step towards selling computers that are millions of times faster than the one you’re reading...