• Resident Evil 4 review - a lavish remake of a horror classic that is still to be bettered

    Resident Evil 4 is nothing if not flexible. Since its original release in 2005, Leon S Kennedy’s gruesome foray into a macabre, parasite-infected European village has bounced its way to different consoles, incorporated light-gun esque motion controls, had a HD touch-up, been on mobile phones and gone all virtual reality. Now, though, is the first time that it has had the full-on remake treatment that seems so hot right now.

  • Amazon to lay off another 9,000 staff

    Amazon is cutting another 9,000 jobs in its second round of deep layoffs this year. Chief executive Andy Jassy announced the redundancies in a company-wide note to employees on Monday, saying: “I’m writing to share that we intend to eliminate about 9,000 more positions in the next few weeks.” Mr Jassy said the cuts were necessary to reflect the “uncertain economy in which we reside”.

  • From juicy perks to firings on Twitter, the tech bubble is close to bursting

    The timing could hardly have been worse. Jeremy Hunt was due to deliver his “Budget for Growth” in four days’ time. But instead of spending the weekend putting the final touches to his sums and speech, the Chancellor and his team were instead embroiled in a frantic 48-hour attempt to save the UK arm of a bank most people had never heard of.

  • No hope of UK rocket launch until 2024 after Virgin Orbit failure

    Britain has little hope of hosting a successful orbital rocket mission this year, space officials have admitted, after the failure of Virgin Orbit's "Start Me Up" satellite launch in January.

  • The next challenge for ChatGPT? To save the NHS

    Which patient has not consulted Dr Google? Indeed, which doctor, baffled by symptoms or keen just to confirm a hunch, has not turned on occasion to the internet? Today, however, a new technology is going further than hazy diagnosis, proving capable of analysing complex individual patient histories to suggest treatment plans as sophisticated as those of an expert medic. Ask nicely and it will even ditch the jargon and boil its recommendations down into a useful summary. For free. Turns out there

  • What is ChatGPT-4 and how is it different to the first one?

    Typical, isn’t it? You wait thousands of years for a revolutionary piece of AI software and then two come along at once.

  • Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse shows going public was right move, says Deliveroo boss

    Deliveroo’s boss has said the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank shows it was right to go public despite the takeaway app’s value dropping 80 per cent since its IPO.

  • ChatGPT posed as blind person to pass online anti-bot test

    The newest version of ChatGPT tricked an unwitting human into doing online tasks for it by posing as a blind person.

  • Binance suspends sterling transfers following crypto crackdown

    British customers of the world's biggest cryptocurrency exchange face being unable to withdraw their money from the platform within months.

  • Final Fantasy 16 hands-on: Yoshida looking for an action-packed break out from series 'stagnation'

    It’s pretty safe to assume that after 15 main entries, any game series would start to stagnate. Games have evolved massively since the first Final Fantasy was released in 1987 and as Square Enix approach the release of Final Fantasy XVI in 2023, it knows it is time to change.

  • How Britain ceased to be a computing superpower

    Britain has fallen behind Russia and China in the global supercomputing race and has a short window to catch-up, the Government has been warned.

  • Twitter hit by biggest malfunction since Musk deal

    Twitter suffered its biggest malfunction since being bought by Elon Musk on Monday night after an internal change caused pictures and links on the social media site to stop working.

  • Pro-Russia propaganda or mindless shoot-’em-up? The Atomic Heart controversy, explained

    I’m on top of the world looking down on a pixillated workers’s paradise. Monorails twinkle, suspension bridges shimmer, drones whirr like dystopian worker bees. A statue looms through the clouds: a huge vengeful woman with a sword high in one hand, a giant atom cradled in the other. “We are now flying over the majestic Call of the Motherland monument – erected in 1949 to mark the Soviet Union’s victory in World War II,” says a soothing female voice.

  • Sixties nuclear lab to test quantum computer that runs at -270 degrees celsius

    A 1960s nuclear research lab in the North of England will host a new quantum computing facility under plans drawn up by a Silicon Valley technology company.

  • Elon Musk's bid to implant microchips in human brains rejected over safety concerns

    Elon Musk's attempt to implant microchips into human brains has been rejected by US medical regulators over concerns about the safety of the technology.

  • Ministry of Defence hires sci-fi authors to dream up wars of the future

    Science fiction writers have been enlisted by the Ministry of Defence to help officials imagine what wars of the future will look like.

  • Could the West ban TikTok for good?

    When Lucy Hitchcock’s fledgling business finally started gaining momentum, she decided to post a celebratory video on TikTok.

  • Kirby's Return to Dream Land review - a colourful essential for the younger gamer

    In the grey days of February, it can be hard to keep cheerful. Even harder if you’re a gamer. At the moment the entire gaming world is glued to the likes of The Last Of Us, a grisly post-apocalyptic drama based on the acclaimed PlayStation game, or yakking on about God Of War, the grisly fantasy drama released before Christmas. Given how miserable February is anyway, I have decided to excuse myself from the world of grown-up gaming, and instead have been bouncing through the brightly coloured Dr

  • Metroid Prime Remastered review - a cracking upgrade of a sci-fi classic

    Of Metroid Prime’s many strengths, few games have been able to recreate its sense of otherworldy mystery and hostility. As Samus Aran stepping onto the surface of Tallon IV, everything feels threateningly alien but deeply enticing; skittering, violent creatures, monolithic structures and glowing, tentacular fauna creeping up unreachable climbs. Unreachable for now, at least.

  • Ruling in Google’s US Supreme Court case could change the nature of the internet

    Google could be forced to take responsibility for videos that YouTube recommends to its users if a landmark legal challenge against the internet giant succeeds in America’s top court.