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The Malaysian region that became a hardware hub

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:02:14 GMT

The small Malaysian state of Penang is punching well above its weight in the tech world through hardware manufacturing.

Hyperloop: A visit to the test site of Virgin's train of the future

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:21:08 GMT

Can a futuristic tube-based transport scheme that shoots pods through a vacuum become a reality?

Swimmers rescued by drone in Australia

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:38:02 GMT

Lifeguards were being trained how to use the drone when the drama unfolded in what's being called a world first rescue.

RAF Marham: F-35 fighter jet simulator unveiled

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:14:20 GMT

The F-35 fighter due to arrive at RAF Marham in Norfolk this summer.

CES 2018: Floating ads created by Kino-mo's spinning tech

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:18:24 GMT

Spinning LED strips are used to create video images that appear to float in mid-air like holograms.

CES 2018: Time machine camera lets you record 'missed moments'

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:10:31 GMT

A wearable camera lets users record events that have already happened over the past 10 seconds.

CES 2018: Merge Blaster mixes real world with game

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 06:36:05 GMT

A hi-tech toy gun lets gamers play virtual reality-style games without having to wear a headset.

CES 2018: CarWink emojis seek to replace driver hand gestures

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 07:17:57 GMT

A small display that shows images offers motorists a new way to communicate to each other.

CES 2018: Omron's ping pong robot keeps ball in play

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:56:31 GMT

A robot that matches its ping pong-playing skill level to its human opponent's is on show at CES.

CES 2018: A look at the show's highlights

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:38:44 GMT

BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best technology at CES 2018.

CES 2018: Luka owl robot reads bedtime stories to kids

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 05:40:29 GMT

A robot that can read any of 50,000 picture books to young children will soon launch.

CES 2018: Bringing female equality to the WWE's ring

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 03:13:04 GMT

World Wrestling Entertainment’s Stephanie McMahon explains her firm's move into virtual reality.

CES 2018: Intel's swarm of drones lights up Vegas night sky

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 01:18:59 GMT

More than 200 drones are dazzling audiences in Las Vegas with a sky show timed to coincide with CES.

CES 2018: Sticky note printer created for technophobe mother

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 04:24:06 GMT

An inventor creates a machine that churns out retro-style coloured notes for his far-off mother.

CES 2018: iKeyp smart safe proves easy to crack open

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:38:05 GMT

Tests of a smart safe on show at the CES expo suggest it is relatively easy to steal its contents.

CES 2018: Robot battles BBC at Scrabble

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:17:18 GMT

The BBC's Dave Lee challenges a robot to a game of Scrabble at CES 2018.

CES 2018: Sony's Aibo robo-dog shows off AI smarts

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 06:52:53 GMT

Sony shows off its robot pup at the CES tech expo to highlight its artificial intelligence skills.

MyKronoz's hybrid watch hides screen behind hands

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 22:44:47 GMT

A smartwatch with a screen hidden behind its analogue hands is on show at the CES tech show.

CES 2018: Hands-on with HTC's untethered VR headset

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 10:16:09 GMT

HTC debuted an adaptor that allows Vive users to play untethered from the computer. The brand also announced a new, higher-end VR headset. Dave Lee gave it a go.

CES 2018: Short story dispenser spits out tales

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 04:07:28 GMT

A French publisher aims to print stories and poems on demand in unexpected places.

CES 2018: A seeing suitcase and other AI-enhanced gadgets

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 08:15:27 GMT

Rory Cellan-Jones reports on how firms are promoting their use of artificial intelligence at CES.

CES 2018: Robot refuses to co-operate with LG chief

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 22:10:11 GMT

A shy robot that ignored commands from LG's marketing chief overshadows the firm's CES press event.

CES 2018: Scribbles turned into fine art by Vincent AI app

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 19:27:05 GMT

Software that can turn simple scribbles into detailed "paintings" is on show at CES in Las Vegas.

CES 2018: LG Display shows off large rollable TV screen

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 05:26:39 GMT

LG Display has created the world's first large, rollable, ultra-high definition television screen.

CES 2018: LifeFuels smart bottle thirsts for drinking data

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 08:51:12 GMT

A smart bottle is on show at CES that adds nutrients to water and tracks how much is consumed.

CES 2018: Android camera makes 3D spinnable selfies

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 02:47:19 GMT

A start-up has a smartphone gadget that lets users create high-resolution models of their faces.

CES 2018: DNANudge app uses saliva to recommend what to eat

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 01:32:21 GMT

A UK start-up plans to offer DNA tests in shops to help people eat more healthily.

CES 2018: First look at futuristic Byton smart car

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 23:08:54 GMT

An exclusive first look at a new electric vehicle designed by ex-Apple and BMW engineers.

CES 2018: Orosound smart earphones cancel out unwanted noise

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 00:06:42 GMT

Dan Simmons puts Orosound's Tilde noise cancelling earphones to the test.

CES 2018: Psion PDA gets Android makeover

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 18:39:30 GMT

The must-have business tool of the 90s has been updated by one of the original designers.

CES 2018: The house that hears burglars

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 18:36:58 GMT

Software that can identify sounds such as windows being smashed has been developed in Cambridge, UK.

CES 2018: Electric virtual reality suit shocks gamers

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 18:36:32 GMT

The Teslasuit can serve up some real-world pain when playing virtual reality games.

Woman gets tech-enhanced tattoo of her grandma's voice

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 14:16:33 GMT

She is one of the first people to get a tattoo you can hear.

The drug-carrying drones that reach far-flung places

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:33:17 GMT

How drug-carrying drones could help save lives in far-flung places.

Chip hacks: How much is your device at risk?

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:14:34 GMT

Two major security flaws leave millions of computers at risk, but how much should you worry?

Mishal Husain comes face-to-face with AI and the Mishalbot

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 00:24:37 GMT

Presenter Mishal Husain comes face-to-face with robot her, the Mishalbot.

Planning Africa's smart cities

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 13:18:08 GMT

African cities are getting "smart" by embracing technology and improving efficiency.

How baby play is helping robots imagine the future

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 01:04:22 GMT

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have taught a robot to play.

Can AI keep these zoo animals warm?

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 03:03:10 GMT

A UK zoo has teamed up with tech giant IBM in a bid to keep its heating costs down during the winter.

Bitcoin: The short crazy history of 2017

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 01:45:47 GMT

Bitcoin has had an interesting year, so should we now take it seriously?

How an agoraphobic woman travels the world using Google Streetview

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 04:43:27 GMT

Jacqui Kenny has agoraphobia but that hasn't stopped her travelling the world - using Google Streetview.

Bitcoin: My 400 coin bet paid off, but is it too late for others?

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 17:23:09 GMT

An entrepreneur funded her business by speculating on the crypto-currency, but is it too late for others?

Primary school uses Minecraft to teach Bronze Age history

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:38:54 GMT

Primary school pupils are playing a popular computer game in the classroom to learn about the Bronze Age.

Robot giant FX-2 is ridden by human pilots

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:07:33 GMT

A South Korean start-up shows off a huge robot designed to make humans stronger and more mobile.

Train app could help disabled travellers

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 08:29:09 GMT

A new app could help wheelchair users get help at railway stations and better access to trains.

IMAX boss: Don't sell new technology too hard

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:17:44 GMT

IMAX's Richard Gelfond says firms shouldn't try and change the world with new technology, but make it fit the market.

Nikon v Kodak: 360 cameras go head-to-head

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:39:50 GMT

Two mid-range 360 cameras are put to test by the BBC Click team.

AI helps write Harry Potter fanfiction and other news

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:41:40 GMT

BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

What do you know about net neutrality?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:52:08 GMT

The FCC is expected to vote to overturn Obama-era laws relating to net neutrality. We asked people in Washington what they thought about that.

What is net neutrality and how could it affect you?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:54:50 GMT

An Obama-era law that protects "net neutrality" is repealed by a US regulator, so what does it mean?

Paternoster: The rare lift that went over the top

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:40:00 GMT

As one of the last examples of a unique lift closes in Leicester, is it hasta la vista Paternoster?

Origami robot muscles lift 1,000 times its own weight

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:18:09 GMT

The artificial muscles can be programmed with a range of motions including twisting and rotation.

The apps helping keep Rio safe

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:10:20 GMT

How data is being used to help monitor crime in Rio de Janeiro.

Drone smugglers caught on camera

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:07:39 GMT

The Ministry of Justice has released footage of a gang caught using a drone to deliver contraband to prisons.

DanTDM: 2017's richest YouTuber on responsibility to young fans

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:56:41 GMT

DanTDM became successful by streaming videos of himself playing Pokemon and Minecraft.

The children whose gaming turns to gambling

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 01:15:17 GMT

Skin betting websites let players gamble with virtual items from online games as currency.

In Your Face: China’s all-seeing state

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:00:17 GMT

China has been building what it calls "the world's biggest camera surveillance network".

UK inventors claim funding rules hold them back

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:12:20 GMT

Garden shed inventors talk about the challenges they face to get government funding for their ideas.

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.

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. 'I want to be like Bill Gates'

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:28:05 GMT

Why, 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.

Posing as a schoolgirl to expose online groomers

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 18:55:48 GMT

How going undercover as a 14-year-old revealed the dangers children using streaming apps can face.

Tapping into India's digital payments revolution

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:20:33 GMT

Bangalore-based software company Ezetap has developed a platform that makes it easy to pay anywhere with any device you like.

What happens when you get kicked off Twitter

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 04:56:46 GMT

Grime promoter Unclebantzz doesn't understand why he and his online friends got banned from Twitter.

How Dubai aims to be a global tech hub

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:19:56 GMT

Dubai has amazed the world recently with the hi-technology gadgetry it is adopting. Jeremy Howell looks at its plan to become a global tech hub.

Schoolgirl invents low-cost lead detecting device

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:16:34 GMT

Gitanjali Rao's device uses carbon nanotubes to detect the presence of lead in water.