Here are the latest tech news stories from the UK and around the world.

1. A responsive ‘smart crossing’ prototype has been installed in London

LED technology monitors pedestrians, bicycles, and motorists, and adjusts its road markings in real time.

2. Cortana can now access your Skype chats and assist from within

Your smart assistant can now enter your private and group chats to assist you and your correspondents.

  3. Now you can activate Siri through your AirPods

All you need is a new app that allows you to use in-ear headphones with Google’s digital assistant.

4. Google Mini listened in on some of its users  

A small number of devices, distributed mostly among reporters, were affected by this glitch, forcing Google to disablee the feature.

5. Rumours begin around next year’s iPhones.


6. 790-square-metre Piccadilly Circus digital billboard is returning with a new and improved screen

Coca-Cola, Hyundai, Samsung and L’Oréal have all signed up to advertise.

  7. Your iPhone is running slower with each update. Should you blame Apple?

Thanks to a company named Futuremark we can see what the real issue is.

  8. Amazon is trying to find a suitable way to deliver your package directly to your home.

The retail giant is developing a ‘smart doorbell’ to facilitate entry into your home or car.

   9. Get rid of Facebook Messenger and replace it with Messenger Lite.

Even if Messenger Lite was created specifically for countries with slow internet you can still download it and use it on your phone. There are plenty of perks!

   10. The ultimate comparison: Pixel 2 vs iPhone 8 vs Galaxy S8.
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