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German spy agency warns of Chinese LinkedIn espionage

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:55:54 GMT

Germany's spy agency says China is using the site to gather information on politicians.



Apple 'to buy Shazam for $400m'

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 10:07:41 GMT

The music recognition app already makes most of its money by referring music buyers to Apple's iTunes.



Paddington 2: The challenges of making the film

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:18:31 GMT

An exclusive look at the visual effects behind the film Paddington 2.



Calls for Twitch to police 'sexual streaming'

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 09:37:43 GMT

The game streaming site has been criticised for tolerating a growing number of 'sexual streamers'



Bitcoin: 'I'm part of a crazy wave'

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 22:05:54 GMT

Three people share their experiences of buying Bitcoin.



Apple HomeKit flaw left smart gadgets vulnerable

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:18:35 GMT

The company has fixed a flaw in its HomeKit that let unauthorised people control smart home gadgets.



Spotify and Tencent Music buy stake in each other

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:27:58 GMT

Two of the world's most popular online music streaming services are buying shares in one another.



NI town 'has UK's fastest runners'

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:39:46 GMT

Fitness app Strava analysed 24.7m runs and 31m bike rides logged across the UK this year.



Legend of Zelda: wins big at the Game Awards

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:59:48 GMT

There was also a major reveal for Hideo Kojima's highly anticipated game Death Stranding.



Pupils design app to encourage children to go outdoors

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:40:36 GMT

The two high school students' Envirocache encourages youngsters to go on nature treasure hunts.



San Francisco to restrict goods delivery robots

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:15:33 GMT

The city is concerned about the safety of pedestrians if there are also many robots on the pavements.



Uber's licence suspended in Sheffield

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:03:19 GMT

The taxi app firm failed to respond to official requests about its management, the city council says.



DanTDM named richest YouTuber of 2017 after making £12.3m

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:01:03 GMT

UK YouTuber Daniel Middleton, who goes by DanTDM, earned the most money this year, according to Forbes.



Steam stops accepting payments in bitcoins

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:19:02 GMT

The currency is currently too "volatile" to be a good option for customers, the gaming service says.



Doncaster man, 71, sentenced in 'revenge porn' case

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:45:03 GMT

Rikki Chew admitted two offences of disclosing a private photo with intent to cause distress.



Google's 'superhuman' DeepMind AI claims chess crown

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 18:55:58 GMT

An algorithm developed by the DeepMind team claims victory against a world-beating AI chess program.



Google Amazon row leads to restricted YouTube access

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:44:33 GMT

Google plans to stop Amazon's Fire TV devices being able to use YouTube from the start of 2018.



Bitcoin breaks through the $16,000 mark

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:21:30 GMT

The digital currency has seen its value more than double in the last month in a volatile journey.



Luxury good-makers win fight over online sales bans

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 18:59:36 GMT

The European Court of Justice says luxury firms have the right to restrict online sales to protect their brands.



Sad poop emoji gets flushed after row

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:20:18 GMT

Plans to introduce a "frowning pile of poo" emoji are flushed from the latest proposals.



PM's internet safety adviser urges end to password sharing

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:54:05 GMT

Baroness Shields says that MPs should not be sharing passwords with their staff.



Nintendo games to appear on rival console

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:51:10 GMT

Chinese gamers will be able to play a selection of Wii games on the Nvidia Shield.



Australian stock exchange to move to blockchain

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 07:10:00 GMT

The Australian Securities Exchange says it is the first global market to switch to the technology.



Will tech firms challenge China's 'open' internet?

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 04:58:41 GMT

Big names like Apple and Facebook were talking about China's internet in Wuzhen this week.



'One-third of teenage girls sexually harassed online'

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:42:06 GMT

A report from charity Childnet has found that one in 10 teens reports receiving threats of sexual violence.



CryptoKitties craze slows down transactions on Ethereum

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:45:44 GMT

A new craze for "crypto-collectibles" slows down transactions on the popular blockchain.



Millions caught in virtual keyboard app data breach

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:45:42 GMT

Researchers claim to have found millions of customer names, phone numbers and keystroke activity.



Dolby estate gives Cambridge University Cavendish lab £85m

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 02:47:15 GMT

The donation comes from the estate of famed sound pioneer and Cambridge PhD student Ray Dolby.



Nissan to trial robo-taxis in Japan

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 12:24:24 GMT

Self-drive taxis will be tested in Japan next spring and could be on the roads by early 2020s.



Jeremy Hunt hits out at Facebook kids' app

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 18:05:43 GMT

The health secretary told the social network to "stay away from my kids" with its app for under-13s.



BBC to help students identify 'fake news'

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 10:16:01 GMT

Kamal Ahmed and Tina Daheley are among BBC journalists who will take part in events targeted at pupils.



Two Singapore 'Airbnb hosts' charged for illegal home stays

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 06:09:41 GMT

The case is the first of its kind since Singapore introduced new laws regulating home sharing in June.



Blue Planet II comes to iPlayer in 4K HDR

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:10:03 GMT

The BBC will stream its first programme in ultra-high definition and high dynamic range colour.



Drone collisions 'worse than bird strikes for planes'

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:09:24 GMT

A US study has offered a comprehensive look at the damage a drone colliding with an aeroplane could do.



Google pledges 10,000 staff to tackle extremist content

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 04:53:50 GMT

YouTube's CEO says some users are exploiting the Google-owned website to "mislead or even harm".



Child exploitation: Live streaming an 'urgent' threat

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 09:29:28 GMT

Sex offenders learn how young people communicate online and use this to abuse them, police say.



Electric black cabs hit London's roads

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 12:48:51 GMT

The new cab costs £55,599 up from £45,000 for the newest petrol equivalent.



UK government mulls Bitcoin regulation

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:58:33 GMT

The crypto-currency remains popular with criminals, the police have warned.



Beyonce 'unlikely' to use burner email

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 16:41:34 GMT

The claim was made half in jest by Ed Sheeran during a media interview.



Privacy regulator warns MPs over shared passwords

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:29:40 GMT

The Information Commissioner's Office says it is making enquiries about MPs giving staff their logins.



Apple Mac security issue may reoccur

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 12:17:10 GMT

Mac owners who upgraded to remove a serious security bug may still be vulnerable to the loophole.



Facebook creates 800 jobs as it opens new London office

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 01:02:43 GMT

US social media giant says 2,300 people will work for the company in the UK by the end of 2018.



Facebook wants to mentor small UK firms at its new London headquarters

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 16:52:44 GMT

Newsbeat gets a tour of the new Facebook HQ as they launch their mentoring scheme for small businesses.



Venezuela unveils virtual currency amid economic crisis

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 23:36:51 GMT

President Maduro says the Petro crypto-currency will be backed by the country's oil and gas wealth.



Barclays axes free Kaspersky product as a 'precaution'

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 16:03:48 GMT

The bank emailed 290,000 customers on Saturday following warnings about Russian security software.



Facebook and Google targeted in Australian media probe

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 05:42:33 GMT

The inquiry will examine whether the disruption by digital platforms has harmed media consumers.



'Snoopers' charter' changes put forward

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:07:25 GMT

The government says it accepts the Investigatory Powers Act is "inconsistent with EU law".



Cyber-thieves seek to cash in on Bitcoin boom

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:09:51 GMT

The Bitcoin boom has prompted a massive rise in crypto-currency based malware, experts say.



Virtual reality used to help adoptive parents

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 01:30:17 GMT

Experiencing a child's traumatic past could help parents understand their behaviour.



The woman making money from food porn

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:21:51 GMT

Meet Kimberly Espinel - the blogger teaching people how to photograph food for Instagram.



will.i.am: 'I want to be like Bill Gates'

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:28:05 GMT

Why will.i.am, the award-winning musician and front-man for the Black Eyed Peas is collaborating with coders.



A microscopic Mona Lisa from 'DNA origami' and other news

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:44:32 GMT

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



The Crown: The visual effects secrets of Netflix's drama

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:14:58 GMT

Visual Effects Supervisor, Ben Turner, explains how they re-created drama about Queen Elizabeth II.



Disability sport: Prosthetic feet help amputees snowboard

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:43:27 GMT

Reporter Kat Hawkins tried out prosthetic feet designed for skiing and snowboarding.



Priyanka Chopra sparks Twitter search for most unread emails

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:07:48 GMT

A photo of Bollywood star's 250,000-plus unread emails sparks a search for the most bloated inbox online.



Now That's What I Call Music albums dominated iTunes in 2017

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:58:37 GMT

The long-running compilation series produced four of the biggest-selling albums of the year.



OnePlus: Inside its smartphone factory

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:03:21 GMT

Click gets exclusive access to a factory in Shenzhen to see how the new OnePlus 5T phone is made.



Simulator trains teachers to deal with mass shootings

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:35:14 GMT

In the last four years there have been more than 200 school shootings in the United States.



Baidu's voice-controlled smart speaker and other news

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:20:25 GMT

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



CAST studies how robots could work better with people

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:45:34 GMT

A new research lab is looking to find the best ways to train robots to work with people.



Chat and pay

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:45:44 GMT

People are paying friends, family and firms through their social media apps.



Look at me

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:37:29 GMT

Live streaming in Asia has boomed thanks to a massive youth market who spend big through mobile apps.



Hola mundo

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:33:26 GMT

Babbel, one of the world's most popular language learning websites, was set up by friends after one of them wanted to learn Spanish.



Dangerous milk

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:13:03 GMT

The tech tackling fake baby formula, dodgy drugs, conflict diamonds and fishy fish.



Powering up

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:01:18 GMT

They won't give you superhuman strength, but exoskeletons are making physical tasks easier.



Is Apple getting sloppy?

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 17:12:22 GMT

A security bug in the new Mac operating system has raised concerns that the firm's standards are slipping.



Super vision

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:16:13 GMT

Imagine pointing your phone's camera at any object and being given useful information about it.



Help is on its way!

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:03:59 GMT

Not every country has a single number to call in an emergency. One start-up is trying to change that.



Can't write code?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:40:13 GMT

After creating her own app without knowing how to programme, Tara Reed is teaching others to do the same.



Google Pixel Buds language translation tested

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:29:04 GMT

Rory puts Google's language translating headphones through their paces, with varying results.



Tencent: Inside the company's new AI lab

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 01:06:11 GMT

China's biggest social media company is developing new apps which use artificial intelligence.



Xbox One X: Microsoft's new console reviewed

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 00:43:52 GMT

The console can display 4K 60 frames-per-second graphics in high dynamic range.



How algorithms helped design a concert hall

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 03:00:04 GMT

Each of the 10,000 acoustic panels is unique and designed to give the best listening experience.