Gym app Pact pays $1m over broken promises
Sep24

Gym app Pact pays $1m over broken promises

. Pact Fitness app Pact, which promised members financial rewards for meeting their health goals, has settled accusations that it broke its promises. The app let people set exercise and dietary goals, and charged them a penalty between $5 (£3.70) and $50 if they failed to meet their target. It pledged to share some of the “fines” with members who did reach their goals. But the US Federal Trade Commission said Pact had now...

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Bees 'go online' in Manchester
Sep23

Bees 'go online' in Manchester

Rory visits a beekeeper in Manchester who is gluing wireless chips to his bees.

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The long wait for a Persian iPhone keyboard
Sep23

The long wait for a Persian iPhone keyboard

. Reuters . Apple introduced new iOS on Tuesday Android devices as well as Apple computers have Persian keyboards, but until this week the option wasn’t available on Apple phones or iPads. For years Persian speakers used the Arabic keyboard on the iPhone, which was not really ideal for writing quickly or accurately in Persian. There were lots of petitions to Apple, pressing them to add a Persian keyboard to mobile phones. That...

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Uber London loses licence to operate
Sep22

Uber London loses licence to operate

. Reuters . Some 3.5 million passengers and 40,000 drivers use the Uber app in London Uber will not be issued a new private hire licence, Transport for London (TfL) has said. TfL concluded the ride-hailing app firm was not fit and proper to hold a London private hire operator licence. It said it took the decision on the grounds of “public safety and security implications”. Confirming it would appeal against the decision,...

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How business is driving the new space race
Sep21

How business is driving the new space race

The space race of the Cold War pitted the world’s two superpowers against one another to explore what lies beyond Earth. Now anyone with enough money and enterprise can get there. But this new race isn’t between countries – it’s between companies. Find out more at The Disruptors #thedisruptors @BBCMoney Producer: Philippa Goodrich; Reporter: Tim...

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Brain surgery revolution
Sep21

Brain surgery revolution

A brain surgeon in the UK has started using 3D printed titanium plates to replace parts of patients’ skulls.

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