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Apple App Store prices rise in UK, India and Turkey

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:46:26 GMT

Apple is raising the prices it charges for apps so that a program that costs $0.99 in the US will cost 99p in the UK.

Google Play and iOS apps demand surges in India and China

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:01:25 GMT

India set a new record for Google Play downloads in 2016, while demand for iOS software soared in China, a study says.

Battery with inbuilt 'fire extinguisher' developed

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:07:42 GMT

Flames from an exploding battery were put out in less than half a second during tests.

Daz Black, Ben Phillips and Tish Simmonds pay tribute as Vine closes

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:20:44 GMT

The six-second clip-sharing service is shutting down but it's still not clear exactly why.

China orders app stores to join register

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:49:51 GMT

China's internet regulator orders mobile app stores to register themselves with it immediately.

Popular porn sites blocked in Philippines

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:29:41 GMT

Popular pornography sites XVideos, Redtube and Pornhub are blocked by two ISPs in the Philippines.

Programming in the early days of the computer age

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:08:36 GMT

Pioneering scientist and programmer Joyce Wheeler looks back on her time spent using Edsac - one of the first modern computers

Facebook to roll out fake news tools in Germany

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:59:44 GMT

Facebook is rolling out new tools in Germany to help combat the spread of fabricated news stories.

S Korea corruption: Prosecutors to seek arrest warrant

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:58:47 GMT

Lee Jae-yong is wanted over a $17m Samsung payment in a scandal that could bring down the president.

Nintendo reveals Switch price and date

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:41:29 GMT

The Japanese firm's new games console will be launched on 3 March and be priced at $299.99 in the US.

Nuisance calls: BT records more than 31 million in one week

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:17:33 GMT

More than a third of nuisance calls are about accident claims, telecoms group BT says.

Moderate screen use 'boosts teen wellbeing'

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:52:50 GMT

A study suggests screen time may improve teenagers' wellbeing - up to a point.

Lucasfilm: Carrie Fisher won't be digitally recreated

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 09:45:03 GMT

The Star Wars actress, who died last month, had already filmed her role in the next instalment.

Bug 'exposes' WhatsApp message secrets

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:06:39 GMT

Some messages sent through Whatsapp can be intercepted and read thanks to a bug in the app, suggests research.

Phone-cracking firm Cellebrite hacked

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:38:27 GMT

Information about the customers of Cellebrite, an Israeli firm that markets hacking tools, is stolen in a cyber-attack.

Child abuse site administrator jailed for 20 years

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:57:51 GMT

American Michael Fluckiger has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for running a site that trafficked images of child sex abuse.

AI takes on humans in marathon poker game

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:57:48 GMT

An AI program will take on four professional poker players in a 20-day game.

Drone company Lily shuts down owing $34m

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:29:18 GMT

Customers who pre-ordered a throw-and-shoot camera drone are promised refunds as the company folds.

Google confirms end of internet drone project

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:48:55 GMT

Google has confirmed it has closed its internet drone project Titan, three years after it bought the business.

Sony closes Guerrilla Cambridge video games studio

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:23:21 GMT

A 19-year-old video games studio based in Cambridge is to close months after releasing a PlayStation VR title.

Rudy Giuliani to lead Trump's cybersecurity team

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:09:40 GMT

The former New York mayor previously said he was only interested in being the US secretary of state.

Xiaomi chief says mobile phone firm grew too quickly

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:54:13 GMT

Chinese mobile phone giant Xiaomi says it grew too quickly and will not disclose its phone sales for 2016.

MEPs vote on robots' legal status - and if a kill switch is required

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:09:50 GMT

An EU report lays out a set of rules for how humans interact with robots and artificial intelligence.

HTC phones tell users to wrap up warm

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:51:56 GMT

HTC's latest smartphones try and anticipate their users' needs and prompt them into action.

Israeli soldiers 'caught in Hamas online honey trap'

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:13:45 GMT

The identities of real women were used to lure soldiers on social media, Israel's military says.

Fury over India flag doormats for sale on Amazon

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:35:46 GMT

India's foreign minister threatens to rescind visas for Amazon staff over the "insulting" doormats.

FBI row over Geek Squad child abuse find

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:38:07 GMT

Court documents suggest the FBI paid a Geek Squad worker for information about images of child abuse

Cookie banner frustration to be tackled by EU

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:01:34 GMT

Plans to cut down on "annoying" cookie banners are being considered by the European Union.

ISPs to begin sending 'pirate' emails in UK

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:40:18 GMT

Users who have downloaded content without paying for it may soon get an email from their provider.

GCHQ backs cybersecurity start-ups in new Cheltenham hub

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:21:46 GMT

A start-up hub backed by GCHQ gives a rare glimpse into the UK intelligence agency's approach to cybersecurity.

Samsung and Twitter among 'least green' big tech firms

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:26:32 GMT

Samsung, Oracle and Netflix are among the least green of the global tech firms, a report from Greenpeace claims.

Plusnet users 'unable to access 4G'

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:50:13 GMT

A "small number" of Plusnet mobile network users have been unable to access 3G and 4G data services for almost a week.

Radar sensor for the home which can 'see' through walls

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:18:03 GMT

The radar imaging system is capable of detecting movement and "seeing" through walls.

Silicon Valley awaits Donald Trump's presidency

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:01:46 GMT

Silicon Valley is anxiously waiting to see how it will be affected by Donald Trump's presidency.

Faraday Future provides a test ride of its FF91 car

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:08:16 GMT

Dave Lee experiences what it is like to ride in Faraday Future's prototype electric car and quizzes the firm about its finances.

One of the strongest 3D materials made and other news

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:20:02 GMT

BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.

Nintendo Switch console revealed

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:46:29 GMT

BBC Click's Marc Cieslak takes a look at Nintendo's long-awaited home console, the Switch.

The inside story of BlaBlaCar

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:16:40 GMT

How BlaBlaCar created a global transport network with empty car seats.

Can Nintendo flip the Switch on the gaming industry?

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:29:01 GMT

BBC News takes a look back through the years at the changing fortunes of the gaming giant.

Lutz Pathfinder driverless cars tested in Milton Keynes

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:07:04 GMT

The public react to the first view of a driverless car in Milton Keynes.

Alopecia patient calls for bald emoji to help represent hair loss

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:12:55 GMT

A woman with alopecia launches a petition calling for a bald emoji to help represent people with hair loss.

SpaceX returns to flight with Falcon 9 rocket launch

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:11:29 GMT

The US SpaceX rocket company resumes operations after a launch pad explosion in September.

Meet Moley - the robotic kitchen

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:04:59 GMT

BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at a prototype robotic kitchen.

Developing an aeroplane that can fly itself

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 12:12:10 GMT

BAE Systems is researching the feasibility of an autonomous aircraft.

Lasers give insight into bird flight and other tech news

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:46:04 GMT

BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.

Virtual reindeer and smart make-up mirrors

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 08:56:27 GMT

BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at how shops are creating more engaging shopping experiences.

Voice doctor

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:14:06 GMT

Our voices can activate gadgets and authenticate ourselves to banks. But can they tell if we're ill?

BlaBla billions

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:16:53 GMT

How BlaBlaCar created a global transport network with empty car seats.

Nintendo Switch hands-on

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:04:15 GMT

Gaming expert Dan Maher has spent all day on the new Nintendo Switch console, making him one of the first people to review it.

Flight plans

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:06:35 GMT

The government denies "playing catch-up" over drone safety despite a recent increase in prosecutions.

Nintendo consoles

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 04:00:20 GMT

Nintendo has created some of the world's most memorable games consoles - but also had some big misses.

Fitness fail

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:09:54 GMT

The market for fitness trackers seems to be booming, but are these gadgets actually effective?

Jetpack to work

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:11:26 GMT

How will we get to work in the future, and what is being done now to ease congestion in our cities?

Missing the point

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:16:27 GMT

China is close to producing a fully domestically-made ballpoint pen after a long struggle.

Mini adventure

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:21:21 GMT

Renting a car from neighbours makes environmental and economic sense. Can tech take it mainstream?

Tech's bad bromance

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:18:10 GMT

Can a new system of artificial intelligence mean more women are recruited into IT?

CES 2017: Clothes-folding Laundroid robot readies for launch

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 03:40:04 GMT

A clothes-folding robot that has been in development for more than a decade is at the CES tech show to promote its imminent launch.

CES 2017: Roam-E drone takes flying selfies

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 00:07:38 GMT

A new type of fold-up drone that follows its owner taking selfies is previewed at the CES tech show.

CES 2017: The 'go anywhere' electric bike and other transport tech

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 00:22:26 GMT

An electric bike designed to cope with almost any terrain is one of several personal transport innovations at CES.

CES 2017: AmpMe app offers free alternative to wireless speakers

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:21:52 GMT

A free app synchs smartphones so they play music in unison, creating a free alternative to expensive wireless sound systems.