Baby monitor uses AI to work out why your child is crying

A Q-bear night light can tell why your baby is upset within 10 seconds, according to its maker, Quantum Music

Improve Twitter passwords, experts warn after minister’s account hacked

Northern Ireland secretary Chris Heaton-Harris apologised after “some deeply unpleasant stuff” was posted to his account.

CES 2023: Are cable-free TVs finally here?

Will your next TV have no cables bar the power lead? And will it even need one of those?

Sony and Honda unveil Afeela electric car brand

The technology giant said it hopes to have electric cars from the new firm on the road by 2026.

A self-driving pram that costs £2,740 is available for pre-order

Fortunately, it won’t speed off by itself with a baby inside.

Smart toilet and ring which can monitor periods among gadgets unveiled at CES

The technology trade fair opens in Las Vegas this week.

Irish data watchdog fines Meta Ireland 390m euro

A disagreement has also erupted between the regulator and that of the EU over whether further investigation is needed.

Breakthroughs represent ‘major leap’ towards making energy out of thin air

New devices could each represent a major breakthrough in making clean energy out of thin air, according to their creators.

Technological invention and disruption has slowed down dramatically, scientists warn

The pace of scientific disruption and technological invention has slowed down considerably, scientists have found.

Spotify’s Playlist in a Bottle feature invites users to create a musical time capsule

But you’ll have to hurry up, as the feature is only available this month.

The smart oven that deploys AI for burn detection

The appliance uses an internal camera and algorithms to identify more than 100 dishes and alert you before they burn.

Tech & Science Daily podcast: Europe winter heat records smashed

January temperatures have hit an all-time high across Europe – with national records set in eight countries.

L’Oréal offers motorised make-up applicator for people with limited mobility

The device, which will help people with, for example, Parkinson’s disease, uses smart motion tech developed by Google sister company Verily

Why you should consider replacing your iPhone battery now

With Apple hiking its iPhone battery replacement fees, here’s where you can get your battery replaced for less

Elon Musk reflects on being Time ‘Person of the Year’ as his fortunes tumble

Musk has seen his wealth fall further and faster than anyone in modern history, since he was given honour

The iPhone’s faster MagSafe-style charging is coming to Android

Magnetic wireless charging on Android phones under the Qi2 standard should be available by the end of 2023

Twitter verification: What do the gold, grey and blue ticks mean?

Along with the new version of the classic Blue tick, the social network is launching new colours, seemingly to ensure the system is not abused

Teens who frequently check social media may experience brain development changes, study warns

‘Children who grow up checking social media are becoming hypersensitive to feedback from peers’

Twitter relaxes longstanding ban on political ads as Elon Musk tries to boost revenue

‘Moving forward, we will align our advertising policy with that of TV and other media outlets’

When is the new Pokémon Tera Raid and how can players gain access?

This is your best chance to catch all the rare, ultra-powerful Pokémon.

How Spotify could use your Apple Health data for music recommendations

With Spotify rumoured to be integrating Apple Health data, here’s what the update could mean for your playlists and privacy.

Illegal weed delivery start-up Dispenseroo sees meteoric growth in the UK

Exclusive: ‘I just wanted a change of career – I’d never sold drugs ever in my live before this,’ says Dispenseroo founder

India TikTok ban set ‘important precedent’ says US regulator

‘We need to weed out other nefarious apps as well’

Best apps for navigating the rail strikes: From live travel to bike rental services

Get to your destination by public transport, car, cab, bike and more using these essential apps.

Tech & Science Daily podcast: Could robots soon smell diseases?

Ahead of CES 2023, a Japanese tech start-up is preparing to give a sneak preview of the world’s smallest sensor designed to ‘sniff’ chemicals in the air.

Tesla’s 2022 sales fall short of Elon Musk’s pledge to grow by 50 per cent

Tesla’s China head Tom Zhu is also reportedly taking over company’s North America sales

Iraq War veteran heads up battle against cyber attacks in Northern Ireland

Val Wilson has responsibility for BT’s recently opened Security Operations Centre in Belfast.

Elon Musk is the first person in history to lose $200 billion

Twitter’s new owner was the world’s wealthiest person in 2022. Tanking values in his Tesla shares has wiped out billions

Elon Musk doubles down attacks on ‘creepy’ Dr Fauci despite backlash

‘Maybe he just loves looking at science?’

Tesla stock sees worst year ever

Electric car maker’s market cap has fallen by more than the combined value of all other car makers globally

Tesla stock sees worst year ever

Electric car maker closes 2022 down $700 billion having wiped out more than half of Elon Musk’s fortune

WhatsApp to stop working on millions of phones this month

People with older iPhone and Android models will be unable to use the popular messaging app after December 31 without getting an upgrade

WhatsApp to stop working on millions of phones this month

People with older iPhone and Android models will be unable to use the popular messaging app after December 31 without getting an upgrade

Tech & Science Daily podcast: Review of the Year 2022

With tech reporter Alan Martin

From vacuum-mounted TVs to outlandish robots: What to expect at CES 2023

The biggest tech event in the world begins on January 5. Show veteran, David Phelan, sets the scene

Elon Musk’s net worth collapse is biggest loss of wealth in modern history

Billionaire’s fortune has fallen by $200bn, roughly equivalent to the GDP of Greece

UK sees record-breaking year for renewable energy

Wind, solar, biomass and hydro power generated 40 per cent of country’s electricity in 2022

Apple sued over ‘racial bias’ of Apple Watch blood oxygen reader

Lawsuit alleges Apple Watch’s algorithms designed for fingertip sensing are ‘inappropriate’

Amazon starts ‘Prime Air’ drone delivery in California and Texas

‘We are starting in these communities and will gradually expand deliveries to more customers over time’

Elon Musk mocked after ‘works for me’ response to major Twitter outage

Issues with platform reported by both DownDetector and NetBlocks

Piers Morgan’s Twitter account restored after reports it was hacked

The TV host has 8.3 million followers on the platform.

How to convert unwanted gadgets into cash

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Chinese scientists unveil laser so powerful it can scar the air

Technology could be used in everything from brain imaging to quantum computing