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Ted 2017: Elon Musk's vision for underground road system

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:57:48 GMT

Elon Musk talks about networks of tunnel roads, autonomous driving, space travel and his pet snail Gary.



Amazon 'style assistant' divides opinion

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:31:35 GMT

Amazon's new Echo Look device takes full length photos and offers advice on outfit choices.



TED 2017: UK 'Iron Man' demonstrates flying suit

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:01:13 GMT

British inventor says the project is just a bit of fun and safer than a motorbike.



Google and Facebook duped in huge 'scam'

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:47:03 GMT

The two tech firms have confirmed they were tricked out of $100m (£77m) in an alleged scam.



Finland's oldest operating ferry given electric motor

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:01:29 GMT

The Fori passenger ferry will now use electric power to make its river crossings.



NatWest and RBS banking app fails

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:54:55 GMT

Customers complained on social media that payments and money transfers had not gone through.



Facebook 'observed propaganda efforts' by governments

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:24:57 GMT

The social network says it has seen highly organised attempts to manipulate information on the site.



Top Indonesia phone company Telkomsel's website defaced

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:29:49 GMT

The attacker replaced the homepage with a profanity-laden message criticising the company.



Plane in UK's first double-drone near-miss case

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:44:05 GMT

The near-miss with a passenger jet is the first in the UK to involve more than one drone.



BBC exposes flaws in 'world's most secure' email service

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:27:44 GMT

Security experts find several flaws that challenge Nomx's claims it gives users 'absolute security'.



India: Kashmir social media ban criticised

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:02:44 GMT

People in the restive Muslim-majority valley say the social media ban is "undemocratic".



Police to use facial recognition at Champions League final

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:19:36 GMT

Welsh police plan to use facial recognition on fans at the Champions League final.



Google, Amazon and Microsoft report rising profits

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:53:18 GMT

Google parent Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft and Intel all report a surge in profits.



Book sales hit a record as children's fiction gains in popularity

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:05:59 GMT

Total book sales hit a record high, but the popularity of ebooks continues to wane.



Hackers used Microsoft Word bug 'for months'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:26:01 GMT

The bug was exploited for months before it was fixed, according to security researchers.



UK mobile network performance best in Belfast area

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:35:22 GMT

Manchester and Liverpool are second and third, but London is fourth form the bottom and Cardiff last.



Voice-controlled camera offers fashion tips and other news

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:20:53 GMT

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



Classic BlackBerry gets Android revival

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:58:27 GMT

The classic BlackBerry smartphone, including physical keyboard, is given a 2017 makeover.



The plan to grow strawberries inside shipping containers

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:33:39 GMT

Agricool is using former shipping containers to grow strawberries in Paris.



Naked selfie-detecting app Gallery Guardian tested

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:08:11 GMT

Gallery Guardian is designed to protect children from explicit images, but does not spot every snap.



The drones which help solve air accidents

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:37:04 GMT

The BBC's Richard Westcott looks at accident investigators' latest weapon in the battle to find out why ships and planes crash.



The ex-train station turned world's largest tech incubator

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:51:22 GMT

A former railway station in Paris is being turned into the largest incubator for tech start-ups.



Crowdfunding the election: How to pay for snap campaign

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:45:24 GMT

Election candidates are turning to crowdfunding sites to raise money for the snap general election.



Monkey advertised for sale on social media rescued

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:56:37 GMT

RSPCA want a ban on keeping them as pets after the primate was found living in "hugely inappropriate conditions".



Could Star Trek medical device become a reality?

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:06:40 GMT

Two teams are competing to develop a hand-held device to diagnose illness.



Sennheiser's HE-1 - £54,000 headphones - put to the test

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 09:36:07 GMT

BBC Click's Spencer Kelly tests headphones which have been 10 years in the making.



Teams prepare for NanoCar race and other news

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 07:06:27 GMT

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



How free wi-fi is transforming India's rail stations

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:18:19 GMT

Free high-speed wi-fi is now being offered at 115 stations on India's railway network.



No branch?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:05:04 GMT

Operators say that new technology means video ATMs will change the way we bank.



Modern warfare

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:58:05 GMT

How, a decade ago, a ground-shaking cyber attack brought Estonia to its knees - and spurred it to rebuild.



'Blue Whale'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:37:04 GMT

With questions over whether the Blue Whale challenge exists, and no confirmed link to reported deaths, how concerned should you be?



Job opportunities

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:12:43 GMT

Uber launched in Egypt two years ago, and is now one of the company's fastest growing markets.



Lunch-hour hacks

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:52 GMT

Rushed off your feet? Not enough hours in the day? Here are some apps to help you take control.



Geeks vs government

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:03:23 GMT

The technology which underpins the internet's security has always been disputed.



Russia's secret

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:17:03 GMT

Stem subjects - science, technology, engineering, maths - have an image problem. But not in Russia.



V&A in VR

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 23:00:24 GMT

Cutting edge construction and design tools help transform Dundee's waterfront



Guardians of the home

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 23:15:19 GMT

Home security technology linked to smartphones is helping to keep people and property safe.



Hear all about it

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 23:51:17 GMT

S-Town and Serial might be hits, but will listening to podcasts ever be more than a niche pursuit?



Facing the future

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 23:29:50 GMT

They may threaten the human workforce, but they are crucial to the modern economy.



The good stuff

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 23:19:56 GMT

Philanthropy tech is on the rise, from gaming with a conscience to video ads earning cash for charities.



Google Earth adds Attenborough world tours

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:06:32 GMT

The BBC's Sir David Attenborough will show people "natural treasures" within the new Google Earth.



Meet Tarzan - the robot designed to monitor crops

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 23:19:45 GMT

How a robot designed to swing between cables could help farmers monitor crops.



'World's worst drawer' stumps Google AutoDraw

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:02:10 GMT

An artificial intelligence-powered illustration aid tries to recognise Rory Cellan-Jones' scribbles.



Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+: First look

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:58:09 GMT

Samsung's new phones feature a new virtual assistant, Bixby, and longer screens than past devices.