The best TV streaming boxes to buy

The best TV streaming boxes to buy

Amazon’s Fire TV with voice control Credit: Amazon Streaming TV is now easier than ever, with a range of streaming boxes and plug-ins that you can use to get your favourite online shows and catch up programmes. But with some pretty big price jumps between devices, which streamer do […]

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December 4, 2017
Uber float planned for 2019, says chief executive

Uber float planned for 2019, says chief executive

Dara Khosrowshahi said Uber has ‘all the disadvantages of being a public company with the spotlight being on us with none of the advantages’ Uber’s chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi has said the ride hailing company is planning to float in 2019, adding that ousted boss Travis Kalanick was now […]

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December 4, 2017
Tesla's next goal: electric semi-trucks

Tesla’s next goal: electric semi-trucks

November 17, 2017 Detroit—After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs – and, more recently, solar panels – Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks. The company unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer Thursday night near its design center in Hawthorne, Calif. CEO […]

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December 4, 2017
As fears cloud net neutrality debate, is common ground being overlooked?

As fears cloud net neutrality debate, is common ground being overlooked?

November 30, 2017 NEW YORK—When Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai was discussing the impact of social media on American values at a luncheon in the nation’s capital on Wednesday afternoon, he only briefly alluded to his own negative experiences online over the past week. Last Tuesday, Chairman Pai […]

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December 4, 2017
Best smart lock

Best smart lock

The first locks date back more than a thousand years, and while traditional lock-and-key systems have improved over time, the basic mechanism hasn’t really changed: A piece of metal that is just the right shape pushes pins inside a lock into the proper position, allowing the lock mechanism to […]

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December 4, 2017
Best soundbars

Best soundbars

Technology has enabled TVs to become ever flatter, thinner, and lighter, but it can’t overcome the laws of physics when it comes to audio. Filling a room with sound requires substantial speakers that can move a lot of air, and those types of speakers just won’t fit inside a […]

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December 4, 2017
Moshi Monsters maker Mind Candy secures $1m lifeline

Moshi Monsters maker Mind Candy secures $1m lifeline

Mind Candy was once one of the brightest prospects of ‘Silicon Roundabout’ Credit: Telegraph The company behind online children’s game Moshi Monsters has secured a $1m (£760,000) lifeline that prevents the firm from running out of cash in the coming weeks. It is the second time that Mind Candy, […]

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December 4, 2017
Tech giants face tax avoidance crackdown

Tech giants face tax avoidance crackdown

The recent Paradise Papers showed how profits are moved to tax havens Credit: Getty Images Multinational companies that divert billions of pounds to tax havens will have to pay more to the Exchequer from 2019 after a new crackdown on technology giants shifting profits offshore. The move, designed to […]

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December 4, 2017
China's biggest social media company Tencent is now worth more than Facebook

China’s biggest social media company Tencent is now worth more than Facebook

WeChat has about 500m users in China Credit: Bloomberg Tencent, the Chinese internet giant behind the WeChat messaging app, has surpassed Facebook in value after it became the first company in China to be worth more than $500bn (£378bn). The company’s share price rose 2.4pc on Tuesday in Hong […]

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December 4, 2017

New Uber boss ‘knew about hack for months’

Dara Khosrowshahi after meeting with ministers in Brazil earlier this month Credit: Bloomberg Uber’s new chief executive, who is trying to repair the company’s battered reputation, has known about the hack that lost 57 million passengers’ and drivers’ details for over two months. Dara Khosrowshahi was told about the […]

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December 4, 2017