Silver Spring Networks has selected Oklahoma Gas & Electric to launch its IPv6 IoT platform and Streetlight Vision control software to connect and manage up to 250,000 LED street lights throughout its Oklahoma service area. “Connecting the street lights across our service territory is another example of our focus on…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many news and sport websites do not use secure HTTPS connections News and sports websites have some of the lowest levels of security adoption, a study has suggested. A team of cyber-security experts looked at the security protocols used by the top 500 sites…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thousands of people attend E3 every year Gamers from around the globe are heading to Los Angeles for the E3 video games showcase, which lays out what players can expect in the year ahead. E3 is traditionally an industry-only event, but in recent years…

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Image copyright Drew Angerer/Getty Image caption Nancy Pelosi leads Democrats in the House Democrats are slamming a Republican bid to dismantle financial rules put in place after the 2008 crisis as the “wrong choice” for the country. House Republicans approved a sweeping measure on Thursday that would ease rules on…

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption British Airways’ mixed fleet cabin crew had planned to go on strike from Friday British Airways cabin crew have suspended a planned four-day strike. Around 2,900 staff had been due to walk out from Friday in a long-running dispute about pay and benefits. BA had…

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It’s safe to say by this point that the launch of the Pay platforms, like Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and so on, haven’t exactly set the world alight. Usage numbers remain difficult to come by, always a telling sign, and while growth may be slow and steady, it’s not the…

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Chocolate maker Mars is recalling some bars of Galaxy, Maltesers Teasers and bags of Minstrels due to the “potential presence of salmonella”. A spokesperson for Mars said none of the products should be eaten. The recall began after tests showed salmonella may be in ingredients. “We are working closely with…

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Image copyright Reuters Fears that political uncertainty will hurt consumer spending have hit shares in UK retailers and housebuilders. The prospect of a hung parliament and speculation about the election result’s impact on Brexit saw the value of sterling slide against the dollar. Although the FTSE 100 edged higher –…

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If you’re looking for the perfect combination of snark and insight to get you through the Trump administration, look no further than Pod Save America. Hosted by former Obama White House staffers Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Tommy Vietor, and Jon Lovett, the twice-weekly podcast starts with a conversation about current…

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