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Queen’s Speech: Petrol stations to go electric – BBC News

Petrol stations and motorway services will be required to install electric charge points, under plans outlined in the Queen’s Speech.The measure forms part of a government push to increase the number of electric vehicles on UK roads.The Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill also contains plans to push driverless car technology.It includes an extension of car insurance to cover the use …

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South Korean firm’s ‘record’ ransom payment – BBC News

South Korean web-hosting firm Nayana has agreed to pay a $1m ransom to unlock computers frozen by hackers.It is believed to be a record amount, although it is worth noting that many ransom payments are never made public.Nayana’s chief executive revealed that the hackers initially asked for $4.4m, payable in bitcoin.Security experts warned that firms should not pay such ransoms …

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Netflix lets children call TV shots – BBC News

Netflix is launching two interactive children’s TV shows that let audiences determine the on-screen action.The animated programmes ask youngsters to choose between two options at several points in their plots.The firm says the nature of its online streaming platform has allowed it to experiment with “branching narrative” tech in a way that would not be possible for traditional broadcasters.But it …

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