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Phew. Philips Hue is a bridge too far
Published in News
Monday, 29 June 2020 23:24

Phew. Philips Hue is a bridge too far


Opinion:
 Hue. And cry

Tech readers up on stuff will know that earlier this month Philips discontinued support for its first Hue bridge - V1, so its app no longer works. Or anything. It means you have to spend quite a lot more.

BBC has no idea about its own computer systems
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And it doesn't want us to know, either

A Fudzilla Freedom of Information( FOI) request to the BBC about how many computers it has and which operating systems it uses has drawn a complete blank.

BBC thinks Alexa, Home and Siri bypass journo standards
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Call for transparency

BBC executive Mukul Devichand, who is heading up the corporation's AI efforts, said at a Huawei event in Paris that “smart” assistants like Google Home, Alexa and Apple Siri ran the risk of becoming content editors.

British broadcasters team up to create NetFlix rival
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Birth of BritBox

British broadcaster ITV is teaming up with publicly-funded rival the BBC to create “BritBox”, a UK rival to subscription streaming service Netflix.

Trump lashes out at Google
Published in News
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 18:33

Trump lashes out at Google

News is a tricky business

Donald Trump has taken a swipe at giant search engine Google, accusing it of being the peddler of what he likes to describe as fake news.

BBC, Roku locked in deadly embrace
Published in News
Monday, 27 August 2018 13:13

BBC, Roku locked in deadly embrace


Updated! We can rock you, baby

People using the BBC iPlayer and a number of streaming products are finding themselves between a Roku and a hard place.

Huddle lets in outsiders
Published in News
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 12:06

Huddle lets in outsiders


Office collaboration tool was wide open

The BBC discovered a security flaw in the office collaboration tool Huddle that led to private documents being exposed to unauthorised parties.

H.265/HEVC video compression standard 50 percent better
Published in Graphics


H.264/AVC is so slow

BBC engineers have revealed their research into  H.265/HEVC video compression and claim that it is 50 per cent better than the older  H.264/AVC standard.

BBC shows off new microcontroller
Published in Transportation
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 13:34

BBC shows off new microcontroller


Packed full of open source goodness

The BBC has shown the final design of its Micro Bit educationally-targeted microcontroller.

BBC battered for daring to expose Apple
Published in News
Monday, 22 December 2014 11:44

BBC battered for daring to expose Apple


Tame Apple press has a field day

The Tame Apple Press is attacking the BBC for using real journalism to prove that Apple has not been exactly telling the truth over how it allows its contractors to treat workers.