£75,000 prize for Fortnite champions
Should video games count as sports? Last week, tennis players at the Australian Open shared an arena with another sporting event: a huge Fortnite competition.
The curse of the drone strikes again
Should drones be banned? This week, Heathrow became the latest airport to shut down after reports of a drone nearby. Without tough action, some say a big accident is waiting to happen.
Flying cars and iToilets: welcome to the future
Should we be excited about technology? Talking toilets, flying cars and self-driving suitcases… The Consumer Electronics Show 2019 is a carnival of gadgets and gizmos.
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Pollution-free trains to launch in two years
Are trains the best way to travel? The new “Breeze” trains are quieter, faster and good for the environment. It could be the biggest change in the 200-year history of British railways.
The seven-year-old YouTuber earning £17 million
Is YouTube a good career goal? Seven-year-old Ryan earns around £17 million a year by reviewing toys on camera. Around a third of young people want to be a YouTuber.
Obsession with ‘likes’ bad for you, says Meghan
Is she right? During an event with mental health workers in New Zealand, the Duchess said that “filtered” social media is making young people feel bad about themselves.
How robots could take over your home
Are smart houses the future of technology? Amazon has unveiled a range of new household objects from microwaves to clocks, powered by its Alexa voice assistant. But should we be worried?
One year on, Fortnite still as popular as ever
Are video games good or bad for us? It has now been a year since Fortnite Battle Royale was released. Over 125 million people have played the game, but some fear...
Why Kirstie Allsopp smashed her kids’ iPads
Did Kirstie Allsopp make the right choice? The TV presenter broke her sons’ iPads after they broke her rules about playing Fortnite. She says it was the best thing she has ever...
Google at 20: the site that rewired our brains
Has Google made the world a better place? The search engine is celebrating its 20th birthday. Google makes it easy to find out anything you want to know, but some say it is making us dumber.
Cards versus cash: the future of money
Do we need cash? Britons now use it less than debit cards. We are not alone: countries around the world are ditching coins and banknotes for plastic. Some say that cash will soon disappear.
Official! Gaming addiction is mental illness
Is “gaming addiction” really a disease? The World Health Organisation has declared that it is. Its decision could change the types of treatment offered to people who play too many games.
The search for a life-saving earthquake emoji
Could a picture save your life? We have emoji for most disasters, but not earthquakes. Some scientists think that a new quake emoji would speed up reactions in a crisis, and even save lives.
Parents get more control over kids’ phone use
Should your phone time be limited? A new iPhone app lets adults decide how and when their children can use their phones. Some experts are warning that too much smartphone usage can be bad.
YouTube removes violent drill music videos
Can music inspire crime? London’s Metropolitan Police thinks so. The force has asked YouTube to delete music videos that it blames for murders in the capital, and the website is obeying.