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Robotic barman pours Rory a pint

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:57:26 GMT

The BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones gets a beer poured for him by a robotic barman - but how long does it take?

Row over US ISP customer data sales

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:22:33 GMT

US politicians have voted to let ISPs gather and sell data about what Americans do online.

Ofcom plans instant payback for broadband woes

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:06:31 GMT

Customers who suffer poor service could get automatic payouts under Ofcom's plan.

Google and Symantec clash on website security checks

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:44:49 GMT

Web browsers could be blocked from accessing sites caught up in a row over basic security tools.

Robots to affect up to 30% of UK jobs, says PwC

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:56:39 GMT

Manufacturing and retail jobs are most at risk from automation by the 2030s, a report says.

YouTube to help gamers build their audiences

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:33:50 GMT

The company signs a new deal with FaceIt, one of the leading eSports platforms.

Why Apple's red iPhones are not 'Red' in China

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:45:31 GMT

Apple's Red iPhone is going on sale, but in China it is doing things a bit differently. Why?

Fruit-shaped sensor 'can improve freshness'

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:00:21 GMT

The sensor comes in orange, apple, banana and mango varieties and alerts to cooling problems.

Russian man pleads guilty over $500m malware scam

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:57:49 GMT

A Russian man faces up to 10 years in jail for spreading a computer virus that cost victims more than $500m (£401m).

Spear-phishing scammer demanded sex show

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:34:32 GMT

A young woman was tricked into handing over her passwords and then blackmailed over explicit photos.

Two major US technology firms 'tricked out of $100m'

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:39:49 GMT

A social media firm was among two companies targeted in an email phishing scam, officials say.

Facebook Live victim 'afraid to go home'

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:26:10 GMT

Police say the 15-year-old girl was assaulted in a Facebook live video viewed by at least 40 people.

Plusnet fined £880,000 for billing former customers

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:35:44 GMT

An investigation by Ofcom found the ISP had overcharged former customers by more than £500,000.

Twitter shuts 377,000 'terrorism' accounts

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:40:55 GMT

Twitter says it shut nearly 377,000 accounts for promoting terrorism in the second half of 2016.

Kenya Revenue Authority 'lost $39m to hacker'

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:39:59 GMT

An IT expert appears in court charged with stealing $39m from Kenya's national tax authority.

UK flight ban on electronic devices announced

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:13:22 GMT

Banning laptops on some flights to the UK is "necessary, effective and proportionate", No 10 says.

Canadian photographer 'sorry' for explicit image sharing

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:14:16 GMT

Canadian photographer Ren Bostelaar says the pictures he shared were already in the public domain.

Apple launches red iPhone 7 and video app

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:02:54 GMT

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus now comes in a new colour and a video app aims to appeal to iOS users.

US man loses appeal over encrypted drives

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:06:33 GMT

The man refuses to decrypt hard drives seized during an investigation into child sexual abuse images.

The tech turning skyscrapers into adverts

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:24:34 GMT

A new projection technique for persistence of vision displays will allow images to be up to 200m tall on buildings.

Is the UK Europe's best hub for tech workers?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:14:12 GMT

UK tech is 'leaps and bounds ahead of anywhere else’

UK digital-tech sector growing twice as fast as economy

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:56:17 GMT

Salaries for people working in the digital-tech sector have soared in the last five years.

Online care home bed booking system aims to cut hospital bed blocking

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:06:34 GMT

The system is aiming to reduce hospital bed blocking with real time bookings of care home beds.

Why Snapstreaks are worrying some kids

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:55:52 GMT

What is Snapchat streak? And why is it worrying some kids? Newsround's Ricky Boleto explains.

Sir Martin Sorrell says Google must 'place ads in the right way'

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:53:58 GMT

Advertising boss Sir Martin Sorrell says there is 'great concern' over how Google places advertisements.

Bank cheques to be cleared within a day

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:34:53 GMT

From October 2017, cheques will start to clear much faster than the current six days' waiting time.

Malaysia screen legend gets Google tribute

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:26:38 GMT

P. Ramlee enjoyed fame across South East Asia, even reaching as far as Hong Kong and Japan.

Air quality tracker for Chicago to roll out city-wide

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:40:35 GMT

A city-wide network of sensors monitoring air quality is being installed in Chicago.

The 3D-printed house built in 24 hours and other tech news

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:19:05 GMT

BBC Click's Dan Simmons looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.

MWC 2017: Technology review

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 11:27:56 GMT

BBC Click's Stephen Beckett reviews some of the technology on display at the Mobile World Congress.

Breathe easy? Air pollution trackers put to the test

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 03:26:14 GMT

Lara Lewington finds out if air pollution gadgets can help her pick the healthiest route to take.

Flash feet

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:29:02 GMT

How much data do you give away during your average day in the city?

Sonic Boom

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:07:08 GMT

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

Ads in your eye

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:13:43 GMT

How new technologies are transforming outdoor advertising.

Fake data threat

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:11:20 GMT

Not all cyber-attacks are about theft, some seek to undermine the trust placed in data and documents.

Phone and forest

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:35:24 GMT

How a remote community in Guyana is using cutting-edge software and equipment against deforestation.


Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:11 GMT

Using robotic carers and nurses to help the elderly could ease strains on the global healthcare system.

Stars unite for cancer research

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 01:42:27 GMT

What do the study of cancer cells and that of the stars have in common?

'Invisible epidemic'

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:03:19 GMT

Hearing loss affects about 360 million people globally - can smartphones help diagnose the condition?

Machines v hackers

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:33:10 GMT

Security could increasingly rely on smart machines that spot cyber threats rather than on humans.

Weird names

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 19:00:55 GMT

The stories behind CIA's weird names for its hacking tools, from "Weeping Angel" to "Starving Weasel".

Scam call centre

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 11:47:00 GMT

Three whistleblowers reveal details of an industrial-scale fraud operation based in India.

Wearable woe

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 01:47:11 GMT

It's been a rollercoaster year for wearables in terms of sales, and experts are divided on their future.

Glamorous, really?

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:14:10 GMT

The latest technologies aiming to take the stress out of business travel.

Bitcoin buyer

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:50:04 GMT

As the value of Bitcoin tops gold for the first time, we spoke to an early investor who bought one Bitcoin for just $18 (£14.70) in 2012.

Love on the line?

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:03:50 GMT

Online dating fraud is on the rise, so what are dating firms doing to protect their members?

Net gains

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 03:09:55 GMT

How a pilot scheme in Havana might point the way to an internet-connected Cuba.

Dear Travis...

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 19:00:52 GMT

The BBC offers its best advice for Silicon Valley's beleaguered bad boy.

Cybercrime underground

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:24:13 GMT

Malware researcher Anton talks about who does what in the web's dark marketplaces.

Nokia 3310 mobile phone resurrected at MWC 2017

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:30:03 GMT

An iconic Nokia phone is revamped with added battery life and new features alongside several Nokia-branded Android models.

MWC 2017: Sony smartphone films in super-slow-motion

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:45:29 GMT

A new type of smartphone sensor that can film at 960 frames per second is featured in a new handset from Sony.

MWC 2017: LG G6 phone wants to run two apps at once

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:28:32 GMT

LG's latest flagship phone is designed to run two apps simultaneously on its elongated screen but abandons the firm's previous modular ambitions.

MWC 2017: Samsung unveils two new tablets but no phone

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:18:09 GMT

The South Korean tech firm has traditionally launched a new smartphone at the Mobile World Congress tech show.