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Apple raises computer prices in UK

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:01:17 GMT

Apple increases the prices of its laptop and desktop computers by hundreds of pounds in the UK.

Uber drivers win key employment case

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:44:25 GMT

UK employment tribunal rules that Uber drivers are workers rather than self-employed contractors.

WhatsApp warned over Facebook data share deal

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:01:42 GMT

WhatsApp has been warned by European privacy watchdogs about sharing user data with parent company Facebook.

Bethesda accused of gamer 'favouritism'

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:11:26 GMT

Video game publisher Bethesda is criticised for letting gamers with big online followings review new software before journalists.

Angela Merkel wants Facebook and Google's secrets revealed

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:00:27 GMT

Angela Merkel wants the way that online platforms like Facebook and Google influence what people see online to be made public.

Celebgate hack: Collins sentenced over nude photos theft

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:42:56 GMT

A Pennsylvania man is sentenced to 18 months in jail for hacking celebrity accounts.

Apple adds Touch Bar to MacBook Pro laptops

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:06:45 GMT

Apple refreshes its high-end laptops adding an interactive thin display above its keyboard.

Twitter axes Vine video service

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:38:03 GMT

Social network Twitter announces it will close its video sharing service Vine.

Gut instinct drives battery boost

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:02:39 GMT

Scientists have designed a new prototype battery that mimics the structure of the human intestines.

Mobile and Youtube boost Google parent Alphabet profits

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 02:33:44 GMT

Google parent Alphabet has reported a 20.2 % rise in quarterly revenue, helped by sales of advertising on mobile devices and YouTube.

Rat-scaring laser trial to protect crops

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:11:31 GMT

High-powered laser light will be used to protect crops from pests in a trial funded by the European Commission.

Google tries to resolve Pixel camera flare issue

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:57:07 GMT

Google is developing an algorithm to address excessive lens flare on photographs taken with its flagship Pixel smartphones.

Amazon profit misses estimates and its outlook disappoints

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:35:46 GMT

Web giant Amazon has reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit as expenses rose, causing shares to tumble in after-hours trading.

Paypal fixes 'worrying' security bug

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:39:47 GMT

A security expert has found a simple way round one system Paypal uses to protect users' accounts.

Killer sought via text message broadcast

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:09:20 GMT

Ontario police are sending text messages to phones used near a murder site to help an investigation

Twitter to cut jobs as revenue growth slows

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:32:58 GMT

Twitter plans to cut 9% of its workforce after reporting a sharp slowdown in revenue growth.

Windows 10 update and Surface Studio PC unveiled

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:00:04 GMT

Microsoft details a new version of Windows that adds 3D-creation tools and a new all-in-one desktop PC.

President Obama ridiculed on Snapchat by daughter Sasha

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:16:05 GMT

The US president says his 15-year-old daughter Sasha mocked him on Snapchat in a message to friends.

Facebook Live space walk fools millions

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:51:38 GMT

Misleading "live" video from the International Space Station stuns the internet.

Apple 'leaks its own Macbook Pro laptop revamp'

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:32:51 GMT

Code hidden within the latest MacOS operating system appears to reveal a new laptop.

Samsung operating profit plunges 30% in wake of Note 7 fiasco

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 03:21:21 GMT

The world's largest smartphone maker Samsung sees its operating profit plunge by 30%, pulled down by the recall of its Note 7 flagship phone.

Tesla reports first quarterly profit for three years

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 22:27:57 GMT

Electric car maker Tesla reports net income of $21.9m (£17.9m) for the third quarter after 13 consecutive quarterly losses.

Google Fiber broadband plan scaled back

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:50:42 GMT

Google scales back the expansion of its fibre broadband network, which it was rolling out in some US cities.

Stephen Port told victim's partner 'I hope he wasn't murdered'

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:34:56 GMT

A man on trial for killing four gay men contacted the boyfriend of one victim on Facebook saying "I hope he wasn't murdered", a jury hears.

Grand Theft Auto maker targets cheats

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:13:04 GMT

Rockstar Games is cracking down on people who cheat on GTA 5, by draining money from their in-game accounts.

Vodafone fined £4.6m by Ofcom for breaking customer rules

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:07:20 GMT

Vodafone is fined £4.6m by regulator Ofcom for breaking consumer protection rules.

Smartwatch sales show sharp decline, report finds

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:16:28 GMT

Smartwatch shipments declined by almost 52% year-on-year, according to a new report by market analysts IDC.

AI creates gallery of nightmare images for Halloween

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:16:24 GMT

Scientists have created a "nightmare machine" to teach AI systems how to be scary.

Sweden bans cameras on drones

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:41:41 GMT

The use of camera drones has been made illegal in Sweden unless they are granted a special surveillance permit.

Apple iPhone sales fall, but beat estimates

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:31:33 GMT

Apple reports its third quarter in a row of falling iPhone sales, but sales beat analyst expectations.

Beijing threatens legal action over webcam claims

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:23:35 GMT

China's Ministry of Justice has threatened legal action against those blaming Chinese firms for botnets.

New London phone boxes to offer free calls and Wi-Fi

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:50:13 GMT

New phone boxes offering free calls and ultrafast Wi-Fi will be introduced on the streets of central London.

US changes toddler screen time advice

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:14:08 GMT

Until now the American Academy of Paediatrics has recommended that children under two have no screen time at all.

Australia #censusfail: Derision greets simple fix failure

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:58:55 GMT

Computer bosses admit Australian census issues could have been prevented by switching router "off and on again".

Webcams used to attack Reddit and Twitter recalled

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:21:14 GMT

Home webcams that were hijacked to help knock popular websites offline last week are being recalled in the US.

Grandmother creates emojis to reflect lives of over 50s

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:55:34 GMT

False teeth and bad back emojis, the brainchild of a frustrated grandmother, could soon be in use after being sent off for official approval.

The robotic caterpillar powered by light and other news

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:14:34 GMT

BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.

Vine star Charlie Murphy discusses the service's end

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:35:40 GMT

Charlie Murphy posted one of the most watched videos on Vine, but says that he is not surprised the service is being shut down.

The drone designed to fly on one propeller

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:32:52 GMT

BBC Click's Spencer Kelly finds out why a drone with one propeller was created.

The suitcase with a built-in scooter and other travel tech

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:37:09 GMT

Tommy Sandhu looks at some of the latest travel gadgets

The smart mirror which makes customised makeup patches

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:11:07 GMT

BBC Click's Dan Simmons looks at some of the latest technology on show in Japan.

Here are some of the best Vines ever made - according to the internet

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:52:38 GMT

With Twitter closing down its micro-video sharing service, Vine, have a look back at some of its best bits.

'Emoldjis': Gran's call for older people's lives to be reflected

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:08:52 GMT

False teeth and bad back emojis, the brainchild of a frustrated grandmother, could soon be in use after being sent off for official approval.

Why this solar panel could be the next big energy player

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 07:25:52 GMT

Researchers in Switzerland are looking to develop a solar panel that can push out twice the energy of existing standard roof panels

Origami bird gets BBC reporter in a flap

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 16:26:03 GMT

An origami bird that can be controlled with gestures is on show at the Ceatec technology exhibition in Japan.

The Pompeii house recreated in 3D and other tech news

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 23:11:00 GMT

BBC Click's Stephen Beckett looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.

A fashion show using mixed reality with a Hololens

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:25:41 GMT

A designer has used London Fashion Week to show off her collection using VR technology.

Smart home threat

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:10:24 GMT

Recent cyber-attacks using botnet armies of hacked "internet of things" devices highlights the pressing need for improved security.

Blockchain bandits

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:19:09 GMT

Are hack attacks aimed at the technology behind Bitcoin and other virtual currencies undermining confidence in the digital cash world?

Skype sex scam

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:24:14 GMT

Arab men are being targeted by blackmailers who trick them into them masturbating on webcams - then make them pay for it.

Real-world VR

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:02:01 GMT

VR is increasingly being used in real-world situations by schools, charities, hospitals and... kitchen retailers.

Selfie blackmail

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:20:51 GMT

Smartphones and social media are colliding with notions of honour and shame in conservative societies - with devastating effects on the lives of some young women.

Clicks and bricks

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:03:15 GMT

The building industry has not been known for digital innovation, but virtual reality design and project management software are changing perceptions.

Robot rage

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:49:10 GMT

Will human drivers take advantage of driverless cars' safety-first caution and simply ignore them?

Life streamed online

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:03:18 GMT

In 1996 Jennifer Ringley switched on a webcam and opened her life to the public for seven years. Then she logged off - completely. What was it all about?

Let's play!

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:23:56 GMT

Firms are increasingly using game play to encourage greater engagement from customers and staff - but does gamification work?

PlayStation VR headset: The verdict

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 23:23:22 GMT

BBC Click's Marc Cieslak reviews Sony's PlayStation virtual reality headset.

Drones carry patients' blood for a fee in Rwanda

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 23:00:53 GMT

A drones start-up is launching a service that will deliver blood, plasma and coagulants to hospitals in Rwanda.

The collar which visualises your dog's emotions

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 23:27:32 GMT

The collar displays different colours depending on the dog's mood. BBC Click finds out more.

Meet the giant robot equipped with a paintball cannon

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 23:28:41 GMT

Why engineers want to build giant robots which can battle each other.