Vodafone announces it is blocking ‘Wangiri’ scam calls

Vodafone UK Fraud Manager Katharine Daubney protects customers from international ‘Wangiri’ scam calls at the company's network operations centre. Vodafone UK is now protecting its customers from international ‘Wangiri’ scam calls by blocking the calls before they reach users. The Wangiri scam is a worldwide problem, plaguing phone users and the…

BBC’s first ever virtual reality prom developed for Oculus Go

  For the first time, virtual reality will be seen at the BBC Proms in a new work by Anna Meredith and 59 Productions. Commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War, the project helps to bring some of the lesser known stories and history of the Great War to life, while enabling viewers…

How can we maintain our future energy supplies?

The authors of 'The Future - Reinvented: Reimagining Life, Society, and Business' outline four different scenarios to save the planet's limited resources including producing your own energy to share with others and heat-generating wearables... As the summer heat hits, our power grids work at full pelt to keep cooling and ventilation systems battling against the sweltering temperatures. …

Facebook Messenger launches two multiplayer video chat AR games

Due to go live on Facebook Messenger today (August 8th, 2018) are two new video games using AR filter technology to allow users to challenge their friends at the same time as catching up with them on video chat. The multiplayer video chat AR games allow you to play with up to six people at a…

ChargedUp introduces mobile phone battery charging vending stations in London

London-based company, ChargedUp, is taking the bike sharing model and bringing it to battery charging for your mobile. It has developed a network of vending stations where you can borrow portable battery banks, use them for as long as you need and then return them to a station of your choosing. You can locate a…

Ford introduces ‘body tracking’ technology on auto assembly line

Ford employs body tracking technology on the assembly lineFord Valencia Engine Assembly Plant workers wear special suit with sensors that helps promote good posture The company is considering further rollout to its other European manufacturing facilities Technology which is typically used by the world’s top sport stars to raise their game is now being used on…

Audi and Ericsson announce 5G automotive partnership

Audi and Ericsson have announced a partnership to use 5G technology for automotive production in 'smart factories'. At the Audi headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany, the two companies agreed on a range of activities exploring the potential of 5G as a future-proof communication technology that can meet the high demands of automotive production. The two companies…

SEAT adds Amazon Alexa to Leon and Ateca models

SEAT has become the first automotive brand in Europe to launch Amazon Alexa in its vehicle line-up, expanding its digital ecosystem and connectivity offerings. As our lives become increasingly busy, bringing Amazon Alexa into the car means customers can optimise their time behind the wheel - whether that's managing their personal schedule, playing music, navigating…

Students: ‘snatching’ now accounts for 1 in 4 mobile phone thefts

Image: Metropolitan Police Over a quarter of students who’ve had mobiles stolen have fallen victim to thieves swooping on the street, according to research by gadget insurance provider Protect Your Bubble. The scourge of handheld theft has received increasing attention, with shock footage of moped-riding duos snatching phones from unsuspecting victims…

NERF Laser Ops Pro gun comes with free app to customise blasters!

West Ham footballer Jack Wilshere at the launch of Nerf's Laser Ops Pro last week Kids bored this summer? Or maybe you just fancy a bit of fun in the sun! Then look out for Hasbro's latest hi-tech NERF gun, the LASER OPS PRO, coming later this month from £29.99. Featuring unique…