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Houseparty offers $1m reward for proof of sabotage

The owner of video chat and game app Houseparty is offering a $1m (£810,750) reward for evidence the company was the victim of a commercial smear campaign. Online rumours alleged ...

Coronavirus: Start-ups use Zoom app to lay off staff

Tech start-ups worldwide are cutting jobs as the coronavirus pandemic undermines their ability to make money. To make matters worse for staff, they are not being told face to face. ...

Coronavirus: UK broadband data caps removed during pandemic

The UK’s main internet providers have agreed to remove data caps on fixed-line broadband during the coronavirus pandemic. The move is part of a range of new measures agreed between ...

Coronavirus: Fake news crackdown by UK government

The government is cracking down on misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic. A rapid response unit within the Cabinet Office is working with social media firms to remove fake ...

Coronavirus: NHS turns to big tech to tackle Covid-19 hot spots

The NHS has confirmed it is teaming up with leading tech firms to ensure critical medical equipment is available to the facilities most in need during the coronavirus outbreak. It ...

A 3D-printed ventilator designed for Spain’s coronavirus patients

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A team took a week to design an emergency-use ventilator out of 3D-printed parts

Coronavirus: Zoom is in everyone’s living room – how safe is it?

Zoom, the video-conferencing app that has seen a huge rise in downloads since quarantines were imposed around the world, is now being used by millions for work and social gatherings. ...

Huawei P40 flagship phones launch amid Covid-19 crisis

Huawei has launched a range of new flagship smartphones despite the coronavirus pandemic. The firm unveiled the P40 phones a day after the firm’s founder announced that 90% ...

Coronavirus: UK’s WhatsApp bot working after false start

A Covid-19 WhatsApp bot set up by the UK government is finally working after problems during launch on Wednesday. Members of the public who message the bot can access pre-determined ...

Coronavirus: Government orders 10,000 ventilators from Dyson

The government has ordered 10,000 ventilators from Dyson to help deal with the coronavirus crisis. The firm, headed by British inventor Sir James Dyson, said it had designed a new ...