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Massive networks of fake accounts found on Twitter

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:36:24 GMT

Massive collections of fake accounts are lying dormant on Twitter, suggests research.

Pokemon Go finally reaches South Korea

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:07:23 GMT

Pokemon Go has finally been launched in South Korea, months after the rest of the world got the game.

US libraries hit by ransomware attack

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:53:22 GMT

Hackers gain control of the servers of 17 Missouri libraries, demanding ransoms to restore data.

Australia plans biometric border control

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:31:24 GMT

Australia begins to search for biometrics to automate passport control at its airports.

Yahoo sale delayed following security breaches

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:29:39 GMT

Internet search company Yahoo says the sale to Verizon will go ahead later than planned.

Cambridge scientists consider fake news 'vaccine'

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:10:53 GMT

Concern at fabricated stories on websites prompts a psychological study to help people spot fake news.

New seat alert app for pregnant commuters

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:46:49 GMT

Developers launch a new app to help pregnant women get a seat on public transport while commuting.

China to crack down on censor-busting services

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:55:19 GMT

China is cracking down on the hi-tech ways citizens avoid official scrutiny of what they do online.

Lloyds cyber-attack details emerge

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:43:45 GMT

Lloyds Bank was hit by a denial of service attack nearly two weeks ago that disrupted online access.

Online dating fraud victim numbers at record high

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 04:53:32 GMT

UK online dating scams reached record levels in 2016, the Victoria Derbyshire programme learns.

'How we built India's biggest robot company'

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:13:34 GMT

GreyOrange is India's biggest robotics company, making machines which support the country's booming online retail industry.

Nintendo signals end for Wii U

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:35:14 GMT

Nintendo signals the "end of life" for its Wii U games console, which was first released in 2012.

Google placed its own ads first, study claims

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:59:20 GMT

Adverts for Google products occupied 91% of the top slots on the firm's search results pages.

Amazon and Apple end exclusive deal on audio books

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:11:39 GMT

Apple and Amazon have ended a deal that tied them into an exclusive contract for the supply and sale of audio books.

BT announces price hikes for broadband, landline and sport

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:00:02 GMT

Broadband costs will rise by between 5% and 6% while free BT Sport is to end for TV customers.

UK looks for HS2 train-builder

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:36:01 GMT

A company is needed to take on a £2.75bn contract to build 60 high speed trains.

Minecraft link to net's biggest botnet

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:11:56 GMT

Minecraft, the game adored by millions of children, is allegedly at the heart of the web's biggest net attack.

Minecraft paedophile Adam Isaac groomed boys online

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:53:42 GMT

A man who groomed young boys through the online game Minecraft has been jailed for two years and eight months.

Tesla avoids recall after Autopilot crash death

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:04:10 GMT

Tesla will not be ordered to recall its semi-autonomous cars in the US, following a fatal crash in May 2016.

Facebook urged to be more transparent over 'censorship'

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:31:07 GMT

A coalition of more than 70 civil rights groups urges Facebook to be clearer about content it removes.

Photos show 'weaponised commercial drones' in Iraq

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:47:44 GMT

Photographs taken in Iraq appear to show commercial drones adapted to drop grenades on the Iraqi security forces.

New figures reveal scale of cybercrime

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:55:00 GMT

Police recorded an 8% rise in all offences in England and Wales as a survey shows figures in cybercrime and fraud.

DNA-testing smartphone aims to tackle drugs resistance

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:22:26 GMT

A smartphone attachment that analyses DNA could help improve cancer and tuberculosis treatments.

Galaxy Note 7 recall refuseniks face new action

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:10:43 GMT

US owners of the Galaxy Note 7 who ignored a recall face a fresh effort to make them return the fire-risk phones.

Drone photography company to pay $200,000 fine

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:40:49 GMT

A Chicago-based drone operator is to pay the largest fine ever issued to settle claims it carried out dozens of illegal flights.

Thousands warned they may be victims of rogue webmaster

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:01:47 GMT

Police in the Netherlands are contacting more than 20,000 people who they suspect had their data stolen by a rogue web developer.

Galileo satellites experiencing multiple clock failures

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:53:14 GMT

The onboard atomic clocks that drive the satellite-navigation signals on Europe's Galileo network have been failing at an alarming rate.

Japan's hi-tech toilets to get standardised symbols

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:18:41 GMT

Flush strength, front and back bidets, and air drying are all common features of toilets in Japan.

EE mobile firm fined £2.7m for overcharging customers

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:37:29 GMT

EE, the UK's biggest mobile phone operator, broke billing rules, says regulator Ofcom.

Porn videos streamed 'via YouTube loophole'

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:33:45 GMT

Adult video websites appear to be exploiting a YouTube loophole to host explicit material on the platform.

The armband that controls an artificial hand

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:17:28 GMT

How biomechatronics could lead to major advances in prosthetics.

Virtually cycling the length of Britain

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:30:37 GMT

A digital games programmer from Angus is thought to be the first person to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats in virtual reality (VR).

How to grow a huge tech firm

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:25:30 GMT

CEO Secrets asks four founders what it's like to turn a small company into a huge one.

Quentin Willson encouraging the use of electric cars

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:12:07 GMT

Motoring journalist Quentin Willson calls for cheaper and simpler prices to encourage the use of electric cars.

Putin spokesman denies US election hack

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:55:31 GMT

President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman denies any Russian government involvement in hacking to influence the 2016 US election result.

The telepresence bot operated by the mind and other news

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:07:18 GMT

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

First person perspective Resident Evil 'is the right move'

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:22:59 GMT

The people behind the new Resident Evil game insist switching to a first person perspective was "the right thing to do".

YouTuber DanTDM gets in trouble with London Fire Brigade

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:45:21 GMT

Vlogger DanTDM has been called 'reckless' by the London Fire Brigade after a stunt in one of his videos.

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.

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.

Sun-powered satellite TV

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:05:02 GMT

Households without mains electricity in rural areas of Kenya can now receive solar-powered satellite TV.

Happy hookah

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:10:16 GMT

Lebanon's capital Beirut has had a troubled past, but it's now becoming the Middle East's tech hub.

Voice trouble

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:08:55 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?

CES 2017: Highlights from the technology show

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:53:35 GMT

BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at the latest technology showcased at CES 2017.

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.