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£1.6m drug becomes world's most expensive

25th May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteSwiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis has won approval for a new gene therapy drug which is priced at a record £1.67m per treatment. Named Zolgensma, the drug has been approved by US regulators for treating babies with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) – a rare and often fatal disease. The […]

'Alexa, read a bedtime story': Parents swapping books for tech

23rd May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteMore than a quarter of parents are relying on Alexa and other apps to tell their children a bedtime story so they don’t have to, research suggests. Charity BookTrust surveyed 1,000 parents with children under-10 to find out whether late night reading was still a key part of […]

Army to get £22m cyber centre to combat digital threats

22nd May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Alistair Bunkall, defence and security correspondent The defence secretary has announced an investment of £22m to fund a new army cyber operations centre and told NATO allies they must become more comfortable engaging in offensive cyber operations against enemies. Speaking to NATO ambassadors in London, Penny […]

UK chip designer Arm hangs up on under-fire Huawei

22nd May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site UK chip designer Arm Holdings has cut off relations with Huawei to comply with tough US sanctions against it, dealing a blow to the Chinese firm’s ability to develop new smartphones. Huawei – like Apple and chipmaker Qualcomm – uses Arm blueprints to design the processors that […]

EE stops selling Huawei phones as it launches 5G

22nd May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site EE will not be selling the next generation of Huawei phones due to concerns about whether the devices could receive operating system updates from Google. It follows news that Huawei’s access to Android updates has been revoked by Google in accordance with sanctions issued by the White […]

Apple offers free MacBook repairs after admitting design flaw

22nd May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteApple has admitted that issues affecting MacBook keyboards are caused by a design flaw and not users, and is offering free repairs for certain models. MacBook users have found their faulty keyboards are repeating letters and characters when they press them a single time, or that the characters […]

For Sale: Laptop infected with world's most dangerous malware

21st May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site A laptop infected with six of the most dangerous viruses and malware that have caused around $95bn (£74bn) of damage has been put up for auction. The Samsung NC10-14GB 10.2-inch blue netbook has been isolated and is incapable of connecting to the internet to prevent its contents […]

Facial recognition technology: Who watches the watchers?

21st May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Rowland Manthorpe, technology correspondent We are heading, with great speed, towards an epochal moment in the history of computing. Until very recently, computers could do what a human might describe as “read” – they could take in information, as long as it was presented in a […]

Millions of Instagram influencers' private details accessible in database

21st May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site The personal information of millions of Instagram influencers has been found in an online database. The information was stored on a server without password protection, leaving it vulnerable and accessible to anyone. TechCrunch reported that it contained more than 49 million records, including information like email addresses […]

Huawei gets temporary licence amid US blacklist row

20th May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteHuawei has been granted a temporary US general licence, meaning it can maintain its networks and provide software updates to existing handsets. It comes after reports from Reuters and The Verge that Google has suspended business with Huawei, undermining its line-up of smartphones and tablets which run on […]

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