When Barcelona and general football legend Lionel Messi handed in his transfer request on Tuesday, the reaction was huge. "Why?" "Where will he go? How much will he cost?" But it was the next line in the news story that really mattered: "The Argentina international, 33, sent a fax to the club on Tuesday saying he wishes … Continue reading Did Messi really send his Barcelona transfer request by fax?
The UK is controversially letting Huawei build some of the tech needed for 5G coverage in the UK. Some people think it might help the Chinese government spy in the UK. https://soundcloud.com/irahmanjones/newsbeat-the-issue-with-huawei
China has disrupted WhatsApp in a censorship drive ahead of the government's Communist Party meeting next month. Other social media platforms, which people in the West use every day, are also banned in mainland China. Instead they're replaced by other ones which the government can monitor. So what social media platforms are Chinese people able to use? … Continue reading Social media and censorship in China: how is it different to the West?
"I've had the weirdest 12 hours of my life," says Emma Blackery, after unexpectedly starring during the iPhone X launch. "What happened last night was absolutely crazy," she tells Newsbeat. "I was at home just watching TV, and suddenly my phone lit up with about 20 of my friends all saying the same thing." The unsigned … Continue reading ‘What is going on right now?’: Emma Blackery unexpectedly stars at iPhone X launch
As everyone important knows, the UK has been making tractors for 100 years. It was in 1917 when Ford began producing the iconic and beloved vehicle of farm life and kids' TV shows. But what if you spend all day in one? You're going to want to customise it to your own specifications. Click here … Continue reading Pimp my tractor! The young farmers customising their vehicles
Psychologists have found that young people start showing stress symptoms within minutes of being separated from their phones. Read the full article on BBC Newsbeat here.
A new study suggests that the Instagram generation is partially to blame for the amount of food wasted in the UK. Read the full article on BBC Newsbeat here.
I sat down with Tabata san, the game director of the latest instalment in the legendary Japanese game series Final Fantasy. Read the full article on BBC Newsbeat here.