Next-generation internet

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Scientists are now developing an ultra-fast quantum internet that will be partly based on light Imagine super-fast computers that can solve problems much quicker than machines today. These “quantum computers” are being developed in laboratories around the world. But scientists have already taken the next step, and are thinking …

US voices frustration with ‘warrant-proof’ encryption

Image copyright Reuters The US deputy attorney general says the use of “warrant-proof encryption” in popular apps and operating systems, is hampering law enforcement.Several apps encrypt communications end-to-end, which stop messages being legible if intercepted by criminals or law enforcement.In a speech, Rod Rosenstein said law enforcers were increasingly thwarted by such encryption.He met Home …

Wi-fi security flaw ‘puts devices at risk of hacks’

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceMedia captionWATCH: Wi-fi security flaw explained The wi-fi connections of businesses and homes around the world are at risk, according to researchers who have revealed a major flaw dubbed Krack.It concerns an authentication system which is widely used to secure wireless connections.Experts said it could leave “the majority” of …

Apple’s Tim Cook prefers augmented reality to VR

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceMedia captionWATCH: Tim Cook explains why he thinks augmented reality is “profound” Apple’s chief executive has suggested he is not very enthusiastic about virtual reality.Tim Cook said that he felt that the technology could isolate users and voiced a preference for augmented reality instead.AR involves mixing graphics and real-world …