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Twitch hit by DDoS attack right after Amazon announced purchase

Twitch hit by DDoS attack right after Amazon announced purchase

By 27 August 2014

Amazon announced yesterday that it bought Twitch. This has clearly rubbed some people the wrong way as the site has been hit by a denial of service attack. Amazon announced its purchase of the gaming video streaming service for almost £600 million. Now... >>

Website of the day: OnTheRoofs

Website of the day: OnTheRoofs

By 27 August 2014

Do you remember the names Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov? They’re the two Russian thrill seekers who climbed the incredible Shanghai Tower last year and posted a video of their exploits. It got millions of hits online and established the pair... >>

Gmail adds Hangouts tab so you can message friends and email at the same time

Gmail adds Hangouts tab so you can message friends and email at the same time

By 27 August 2014

Gmail now comes with Hangouts. Google has updated Gmail across all devices - even the web - so that it includes a new Hangouts tab. This tab will show you which of your friends are online and offline, and you can simply tap or click their name to start... >>

PayPal will knock 25 per cent off your iPhone and iPad apps, films, music and more

PayPal will knock 25 per cent off your iPhone and iPad apps, films, music and more

By 26 August 2014

PayPal's Digital Gifts service is offering iTunes gift voucher codes for 25 per cent off. That means that PayPal members with iPhones, iPads and iPods can buy apps, films, music, books and more at a reduced cost. Gift codes are available from between... >>

Website of the day: Bellingcat

Website of the day: Bellingcat

By 26 August 2014

We've talked a bit about citizen journalism, with ideas on where and how to get your words and pictures seen by a wider audience. But over the last couple of years things have changed dramatically. You won't go too far in the mainstream media now without... >>

First 3D-printed vertebrae is here, and it's been implanted into a 12-year-old boy

First 3D-printed vertebrae is here, and it's been implanted into a 12-year-old boy

By 26 August 2014

Peking University has implanted the first 3D-printed vertebrae into a 12-year-old boy who had a malignant tumor in his spinal cord. According to Forbes, Peking University began a 3D-printed program in 2009 and moved to animal trials in 2010, followed... >>

Two satellites for Europe’s version of American GPS go into wrong orbit, causing setback

Two satellites for Europe’s version of American GPS go into wrong orbit, causing setback

By 25 August 2014

Two satellites for Europe's planned Galileo network have lost their way. The European Space Agency and the European Union have long been developing their own version of American GPS, a space-based satellite navigation system. The European network is a... >>

Amazon steals Twitch acquisition from Google for £585 million

Amazon steals Twitch acquisition from Google for £585 million

By 25 August 2014

Amazon is apparently about to acquire Twitch out from under Google's nose. Update: Amazon has bought Twitch for $970 million (£585 million). In a statement, Jeff Bezos, CEO at Amazon, said: “Like Twitch, we obsess over customers and like to think differently,... >>

Now you can listen to Google Maps, with Amplifon's Sounds of Street View

Now you can listen to Google Maps, with Amplifon's Sounds of Street View

By 25 August 2014

Google Street View will let you do everything from virtual time travel to spot the The Stig on Top Gear's test track. But now you can experience the panoramic Google Maps feature in true 3D, thanks to a third-party company that has provided an extra layer... >>

Twitter and Stripe might launch 'buy' button this year, so you can shop from tweets

Twitter and Stripe might launch 'buy' button this year, so you can shop from tweets

By 23 August 2014

Twitter has been working with Stripe to kick off an ecommerce initiative, it's claimed. Now that Twitter is a public company, it has to increase revenue and keep shareholders happy. That said, ever since last winter, reports have claimed the company is... >>