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Samsung: Is Galaxy S8 the firm's most important phone yet?

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:01:52 GMT

After the Note 7 fiasco, Samsung's latest launch could be a make or break moment.



Uber set to pull out of Denmark

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:01:41 GMT

New taxi laws requiring drivers in Denmark to have fare meters have led Uber to withdraw its services.



China's Tencent buys 5% stake in Tesla

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:31:55 GMT

The Chinese tech giant is spending $1.8bn on its stake in the electric carmaker.



Exposed files on Microsoft's document-sharing site

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:47:40 GMT

Passwords and sensitive health data are among documents inadvertently shared by Microsoft users.



Facebook launches Snapchat-style Stories with new in-app camera feature

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:54:01 GMT

The social media company is encouraging users to take more pictures and add effects and filters.



Google Home to be launched in UK in April

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:45:13 GMT

The search giant promises a degree of Britishness in its smart home assistant, Google Home.



Amazon to buy Middle East online retailer Souq

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:08:10 GMT

The retailer makes its first move into the region after completing a deal for an undisclosed amount.



AI to dominate banking, says report

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:58:00 GMT

AI can help banks create a human experience even as more and more services are automated, says report.



Samsung plans to relaunch refurbished Note 7 devices

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:38:47 GMT

The technology giant says it may be able to offer the recalled devices as refurbished phones.



Jack Dorsey brings Square payments to UK

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:02:15 GMT

The founder of Twitter brings his other company - a point-of-sale system for small businesses - to the UK.



Apple wins iPhone 6 patent battle in China

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:16:16 GMT

The win removes the threat that Apple would not be able to sell the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in China



Uber suspends self-driving cars after Arizona crash

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:01:36 GMT

Images show Uber vehicle on its side after apparent high-impact crash with ordinary driver.



BT fined record £42m for late installations

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:13:07 GMT

BT apologises and agrees to repay telecoms firms for delays in installing high-speed lines.



WhatsApp must not be 'place for terrorists to hide'

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:39:14 GMT

Messaging apps which are encrypted must be accessible to those fighting terror, the home secretary says.



Disturbing YouTube videos trick children

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:04:05 GMT

Thousands of videos on YouTube look like versions of popular cartoons but contain disturbing and inappropriate content not suitable for children.



US and UK laptop bans on some Middle East flights come into effect

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:27:52 GMT

The US and UK bans affect direct flights from some Middle East airports.



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.



Robot making schoolgirls set for world championships

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:25:53 GMT

Schoolgirls who designed and built a robot will represent the UK in the Robotics World Championship.



Team Indus: India's race to the moon

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:16:09 GMT

India's Team Indus is one of five groups in a race to put a privately funded spacecraft on the Moon.



Chat apps: A lot of politics at play

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:04:46 GMT

Former MOD security chief says we should work with tech companies to combat extremism



Amber Rudd : 'We must be able to access WhatsApp'

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:29:40 GMT

UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd says social media apps like WhatsApp, which encrypts users messages, cannot be a hiding place for terrorists.



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’



How Tetris therapy could help patients

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:07:19 GMT

Doctors have been using the 1980s video game in a UK emergency department.



Destiny 2 and Call of Duty WW2 revealed

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:31:16 GMT

Two of the worst kept secrets in gaming have finally been revealed



The smart button controlled by your fingerprints

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 02:09:00 GMT

Lara Lewington looks at a device where your fingerprints control different functions.



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.



WhatsApp privacy

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:21:14 GMT

Privacy measures offered by chat apps are called into question by last week's London terror attack.



Bye-bye bank charges?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:28:16 GMT

Smartphone banking is turning us into smart savers, research suggests, as consumers take control.



"Just Google it"

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:09:18 GMT

Is Google's position as the world's leading search engine now unassailable?



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 the sky

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.



Robotic barista serves up coffee

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:28:09 GMT

A robot coffee server is turning heads in San Francisco



Hands-on with the jacket with Google woven in

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 01:00:07 GMT

A partnership between Levi’s and Google has yielded a jacket with technology woven into the fabric.



The company turning soot from vehicle exhausts into art

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:25:29 GMT

Soot from vehicle exhausts is being recycled into ink. BBC Click's Spencer Kelly reports



Nintendo switch: Newsround viewers test it out

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:29:56 GMT

The new Nintendo games console is now out and it has some new features which Nintendo hope will be a hit, but is it actually any good?