'Real living wage' rises in pre-Christmas pay bump

Thousands of UK workers will enjoy a pre-Christmas pay bump if their employer is a member of the "real living wage" campaign.Businesses who have signed up to the voluntary scheme will lift their UK hourly rate by 30p to…

Apple's 'sexist' credit card probed by regulator

A US financial regulator has opened an investigation into claims Apple's credit card offered different credit limits for men and women.It follows complaints - including from Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak - that algorithms…

Apple's 'sexist' credit card probed by regulator

A US financial regulator has opened an investigation into claims Apple's credit card offered different credit limits for men and women.It follows complaints - including from Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak - that algorithms…

Retailer Clintons in survival talks with landlords

Greetings card chain Clintons is considering shop closures and rent cuts as part of a survival plan. The retailer, which has about 2,500 staff, is in restructuring talks with landlords in another sign of the High Street…

Labour and Tories row about spending plans

Media playback is unsupported on your device A spending row has broken out after the Conservative Party published what it claims would be the cost of a Labour government over five years. The report, compiled by the…

World's most profitable company issues prospectus

The world's most profitable company has published more details about its planned stock market flotation.Oil giant Saudi Aramco's long-awaited prospectus said individual retail investors will have a chance to buy shares…

KSI v Logan Paul 2: KSI wins on split decision in Youtubers' contest

Media playback is not supported on this device The biggest event in…

UK's credit rating 'could be downgraded'

The UK's credit rating could be downgraded, according to ratings agency Moody's, which says Brexit has caused "paralysis in policy-making".It has changed the outlook on the UK's current rating - which is a marker of how…

Students' details shared in university data breach

A university is investigating after mistakenly sharing the personal details of about 2,000 students in an email promoting a lecture. The email from the Creative Arts school at the University of Hertfordshire included…

Senior GitLab exec resigns over plan to stop hiring engineers in China and Russia

Code hosting company considers risk of pressure to betray customer data too great GitLab's director of global risk and compliance, Candice Ciresi, has resigned from the company, accusing the code hosting biz of engaging in discriminatory and…

Ex from Hell gets six years for online stalking and revenge pics rampage at two women

Rare sign of criminal justice system actually working for these kinds of cases A man from Virginia has been handed a six year prison sentence for stalking and threatening two ex-girlfriends with revenge porn pictures and video clips. Satyasurya…

Congress to FCC: Where’s the damn report on mobile companies selling location data?

Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats not happy with Ajit Pai It’s been 18 months since it emerged that US mobile companies were selling the location data to their tens of millions of users with little or no oversight, and Congress wants…

Labour promising 1,000 new children's centres

Labour is promising to open 1,000 new Sure Start children's centres in England.Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says he would invest £1bn in the early years centres, as part of a package of childcare support.The Lib Dems will…

They say lightning never strikes twice, but boffins have built an AI to show where it'll come next

It's like thunder, lightning, the way you code me is frightening Machine learning algorithms can predict when and where lightning will strike, according to new research published in npj Climate and Atmospheric Science. That might sound impressive…

WeWork's Adam Neumann sued over $1.7bn package

A WeWork shareholder has taken the company to court over the near-$1.7bn (£1.3bn) leaving package approved for ousted co-founder Adam Neumann.Her lawsuit says the money granted to Mr Neumann is "beyond comprehension" and…

Spain votes as economy wobbles

Voters are going to the polls in Spain on Sunday, in an election overshadowed by the crisis in Catalonia and the rise of the right-wing Vox party. But Spain is now also facing an uncertain economic outlook, with slowing…

One man’s mistake, missing backups and complete reboot: The tale of Europe’s Galileo satellites going dark

Also organizational chaos, secrecy and self-regulation Key details about the failure of Europe’s Galileo satellite system over the summer have started to emerge - and it’s not pretty. While one key official has sought to blame a single…

Smack-talking overflow: Mining developer sentiment to understand the most popular APIs

Boffins build search engine based on feelings expressed about programming interfaces Developers looking for guidance about APIs may wish to try a search engine prototype called Opiner to assess how their peers feel about specific programming…

Chinese chip giant calls on US tech to help out with Trump tariffs – not a quid pro quo, obviously

Tsinghua Unigroup chairman says American firms could do more to ease trade tensions One of China's largest chipmakers is calling on corporations in the United States to bring more pressure to bear on President Trump to end his trade row with…

EU 'should drop oil, gas and coal funding'

The European Union should halt funding of oil, gas and coal projects, EU finance ministers said, potentially cutting €2bn (£1.7bn) of yearly investments.The finance ministers called upon the European Investment Bank…

Robotics mastermind admits: I pushed over my 1-year-old daughter to understand balance

'We're still good pals,' says Boston Dynamics CEO Marc Raiberts, chief executive of Boston Dynamics, has admitted tipping a toddler in his quest to probe how humans balance. Raiberts told the BBC: "I have video of pushing on my daughter when…

Trump says no full 'rollback' of China tariffs

Some US tariffs on China are likely to remain in place even in the event of a trade deal, the US has indicated.US President Donald Trump told reporters that China was pushing for the removal of some tariffs as part…

EasyJet and Jet2 buy Thomas Cook airport slots

EasyJet and Jet2.com have bought all of the take-off and landing slots owned by collapsed travel firm Thomas Cook in UK airports.The slots at London Gatwick and Bristol were bought by EasyJet for £36m, the government's…

Brain implants used to fight drug addiction in US

Patients with severe opioid addiction are being given brain implants to help reduce their cravings, in the first trial of its kind in the US.Gerod Buckhalter, 33, who has struggled with substance abuse for more than…

The devil wears Pradidas, or perhaps Adada

Italian fashion house Prada and German sportswear giant Adidas are joining forces to produce a limited edition trainer and sailing shoe.It's the first time two of the most famous names in retailing have combined in what…

Social media urged to suspend political ads

Targeted political adverts on social media should be suspended until they are properly regulated, says an international group of lawmakers.Testimony given to the International Committee on Disinformation and Fake News…

Fake rhino horn invented to ruin poachers' market

Scientists have developed a technique for making fake rhino horn, which they hope will undermine the illegal market in the genuine article.Researchers at the University of Oxford and Fudan University in China have found…

Valentine's Day text glitch causes mass confusion

Text messages received overnight on Wednesday confused thousands of mobile phone users in the US.The messages were sent on Valentine's Day, but bizarrely arrived eight months later, carrying Wednesday's time stamp.…

Disney+ streaming service UK launch date confirmed

Disney's streaming service, which will include the likes of Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar and National Geographic, is hitting the UK on 31 March.Disney+ will also arrive in Germany, France, Italy, Spain on the same date,…

Royal Mail tries to stop Christmas postal strike

Royal Mail is seeking a High Court injunction to stop a postal strike, claiming that the ballot of workers had "potential irregularities".The company said it would make a formal application on Friday that the strike ballot…