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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.

Millions fooled by Facebook Live space walk

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.

Oklahoma manhunt for live-streaming homicides suspect

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:51:53 GMT

Oklahoma police hunt a double murder suspect who live-streamed his escape after a shoot-out.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Blockchain bandits hit crypto start-ups

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?

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".

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.

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.

Game's PlayStation VR demo charges spark anger

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:55:53 GMT

Gamers have complained about video game retailer Game's decision to charge for demos of Sony's new PlayStation Virtual Reality headset.

Teen hackers study considers link to addiction

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:25:36 GMT

A study for Europol suggests efforts to stop young people hacking could learn from anti-addiction efforts.

AI predicts outcome of human rights cases

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 22:53:47 GMT

A research project has found that an AI could accurately predict the outcome of legal cases nearly 80% of the time.

The real-world uses for virtual reality

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:02:01 GMT

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

'Smart' home devices used as weapons in website attack

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:33:35 GMT

Hackers used internet-connected home devices, such as printers and web cameras, to attack popular websites on Friday, security analysts say.

Samsung 'blocks' exploding Note 7 parody videos

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:17:20 GMT

Samsung appears to file copyright claims against YouTube videos mocking its recalled Galaxy Note 7 handset.

Video game voice, stunt and motion actors go on strike in US over pay

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:22:52 GMT

Actors who provide voices, stunts or motion capture for video games are on strike in the US over pay and conditions.

Warnings over Dirty Cow Linux bug

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:54:38 GMT

Users of the Linux operating system are being urged to update it to remove a "serious" bug that hackers could use to hijack systems.

NSA contractor faces spying charges

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:02:42 GMT

An NSA contractor is accused of stealing vast amounts of government secrets over a 20-year period.

Online gambling companies probed by CMA over winnings

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:10:50 GMT

Online gambling firms may be breaking the law by making it very difficult for players to collect their winnings, the competition regulator says.

Nintendo Switch console plays games home and away

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:07:52 GMT

Nintendo reveals the first details of its next games console - the Nintendo Switch - previously code-named NX.

Microsoft shares at new high as cloud focus pays off

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:31:13 GMT

Microsoft's focus on cloud computing has helped it deliver better-than-expected quarterly profits and sent its shares to an all-time high.

Apple complains Amazon's US site is selling fake products

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:31:20 GMT

Apple says there is a "flood" of potentially life-threatening counterfeit goods being sold via Amazon.

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.

The trainers featuring a mini screen and other tech news

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:39:32 GMT

BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.

Nintendo NX becomes Switch

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:34:02 GMT

Nintendo reveals its next games machine - Nintendo Switch - will be a handheld, portable device that doubles up as a home console.

Kodak Ektra smartphone inspired by 1940s

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:09:41 GMT

Photography brand Kodak reveals a smartphone that takes its name and looks from a 1941 camera.

Robot arm helps fly aircraft

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:59:13 GMT

A robotic arm that can help fly an aircraft has been designed by engineers in Virginia.

Assistive tech helps paralysed man cycle competitively

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:14:01 GMT

Athletes with disabilities have been competing in Cybathlon - a competition highlighting how tech can help people with disabilities.

Boiler Room creates 'world first' virtual reality music venue

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:42:54 GMT

Boiler Room is working with a VR company to build a space which will be used to film gigs that music fans can watch using headsets.

Tomb Raider: How Lara Croft became a game changer

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:18:10 GMT

A feminist icon, a virtual blow-up doll, the sixth Spice Girl, a cyberbabe, an ambassador for Britain, or a distorted male fantasy? Lara Croft has been described as all of these. BBC News looks at her legacy as Tomb Raider turns 20.

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.

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.

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?

Lights, camera... cloud

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 23:01:24 GMT

Cloud computing is giving small design and special effects studios the chance to compete with the giants of the film industry. But what are the drawbacks?

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.