One bitcoin is now worth more than $11,000 (£8,180) after the digital currency’s value soared more than tenfold this year. In the last three days, alone bitcoin has gained more than a quarter in value. That’s far more than most investments return in...
Last week, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in the Autumn Budget a £500m package of investment into tech initiatives, including the development of artificial intelligence. Which must have had the Channel 4 executives ordering trebles all round, because with perfect timing they’ve designated...
The race to launch self-driving cars comes with many obstacles: a fiercely competitive field, wary regulators, and the intricacies of navigating real-time pedestrian and cyclist traffic. There is also the issue of taco trucks. A Reuters reporter who rode along in an autonomous...
After 20 years as a host on NBC’s flagship Today show, Matt Lauer has become the latest leading television personality claimed by the tremors of sexual harassment and assault that have shaken America’s entertainment and news industries. Lauer, who first joined the show in...
A European court ruling in favour of a gig economy worker who never got a paid holiday in 13 years has been declared an example of how Brexit would be “a disaster for workers’ rights”. The union representing those in the gig...
President Donald Trump is one step closer to achieving his first major legislative victory, with Senate Republicans voting to open debate on a tax bill that would benefit the wealthiest Americans.  A final Senate vote on the measure is expected later this...
Donald Trump has sparked an unprecedented diplomatic spat after telling Theresa May to mind her own business following criticism of the US President's latest tweets.  Mr Trump shared three Islamophobic videos posted by the deputy leader of far-right organisation Britain First on...
A new poll suggests that a majority of young people in America want a third party involved in US politics. The  poll shows that 71 per cent of those in their early 20s to mid-30s feel that both the Republican and...
Uber has revealed that 2.7 million UK users of its app were affected by a mass data breach in 2016, which the company disclosed last week.  A ransom of $100,000 (£75,500) was paid to hackers so they would delete the data and...
Two-thirds of slimmers looking to shed pounds the easy way by buying diet pills online say they were left with side-effects including diahorrea and bleeding the UK medicines watchdog has warned. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has seized £4m...