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Facial scan app wants to get to know you

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:59:10 GMT

Augmented reality app Blippar can now recognise the faces of 70,000 public figures.

BBC reporter and amputee tries out 3D printed legs

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 23:00:31 GMT

BBC reporter Kathleen Hawkins, a double amputee, travelled to Texas to try out 3D printed legs.

Partially-sighted Paralympian gets to see boyfriend clearly

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:21:50 GMT

Partially-sighted Paralympian Libby Clegg gets to see her boyfriend's face more clearly thanks to hi-tech goggles.

CEO Secrets: TripAdvisor co-founder shares his business tips

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:10:55 GMT

Langley Steinert, the co-founder of TripAdvisor, shares the business advice he has learned.

The AI-generated Christmas karaoke song and other news

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:26:11 GMT

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

Smart duvet: the bed that makes itself

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:12:41 GMT

A bed that can make itself after being slept in is developed in Montreal, Canada.

China's hi-tech bike hire startups

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 22:11:14 GMT

China's tech giants are backing sophisticated bike hire as a solution to the country's congested roads.

The tech enabling a man with quadriplegia to drive

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 03:03:52 GMT

The semi-autonomous Corvette has been modified to enable Sam Schmidt to drive on public roads.

Testing car seats to protect children

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:46:31 GMT

With rules on children's car seats set to change next year, Richard Westcott visits a facility for conducting tests.

Football meets virtual reality in new headset computer game

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:14:22 GMT

A football computer game has been given a futuristic makeover, immersing players into the world of virtual reality.

How we made the most of the BBC Micro

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:03:49 GMT

It's 35 years since the BBC launched its revolutionary 8-bit computer, inspiring a whole generation of programmers.

Turning rock carvings into laser projections

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:53:54 GMT

How an artist is turning ancient Native America rock art into laser images.

What the internet surveillance law means to you

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:04:04 GMT

Zoe Kleinman explains why the Investigatory Powers Act is so controversial.

Ex-astronaut's plans to take tourists to outer atmosphere

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:14:36 GMT

Retired astronaut Ron Garan wants to help tourists experience Earth from a new perspective.

Hands-on with a phone number harvesting app

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:04:23 GMT

BBC reporter Helier Cheung takes a look at phonebook-scraping apps that collect telephone numbers in a searchable database.

The US telescope looking for extra-terrestrial life

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 00:06:34 GMT

The Green Bank Telescope listens for signs of communication or activity by species that are not from Earth.

The skateboarding helium robot and other tech news

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:44:47 GMT

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

The dangers of 'ransomware'

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:23:37 GMT

Thousands are having their computers encrypted by ransomware.

The supercomputer of the future?

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:25:05 GMT

Scientists say they are close to building a large scale quantum computer

Turkey fryer warning given by fire chiefs for Thanksgiving

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:39:30 GMT

US fire chiefs have released a turkey fryer danger alert video to coincide with Thanksgiving Day.

When Tamagotchis briefly conquered the world

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 03:10:02 GMT

Tamagotchis were launched in Japan 20 years ago, sparking a short-lived cyber-pet craze.

A Bluetooth enabled padlock and other travel tech reviewed

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:55:12 GMT

Tommy Sandhu looks at some of the latest travel gadgets.

The confusion caused by driverless cars

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:49:22 GMT

Driverless car technology seems to be advancing at breakneck speed, but the changes this will mean for the rules of the road are proceeding at a slower pace.

Shooting stars from space for 2020 Olympics

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 11:49:29 GMT

Project Sky Canvas hopes to paint the sky with colour above the Olympics using ready-made shooting stars.

How virtual reality could help prosecute Nazi war criminals

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 02:38:19 GMT

BBC Click's Marc Cieslak meets the team behind a 3D recreation of Auschwitz.

Cybersecurity boss on love and respect

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 00:49:44 GMT

Amnon Bar-Lev, president of Check Point Software, shares the business advice he wishes he had when he started out.

Arianna Huffington: 'We're drowning in data'

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:47:04 GMT

The BBC’s Lerato Mbele meets the Huffington Post's founding editor Arianna Huffington to discuss shifts in the political, media and business landscapes.

Chinese social media star faked good deeds

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:31:40 GMT

A Chinese social media star, famous for live streaming himself giving away money, has been revealed to have been faking his acts of generosity.

Pizza company offers drone deliveries and other news

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:11:29 GMT

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

Shakespeare show blurs lines of reality

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:29:48 GMT

Shakespeare's Tempest is given a mixed reality makeover by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Google Earth gets virtual reality makeover

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:13:44 GMT

Google's globe-trotting app Earth makes its VR debut.

Snapchat: Is it really worth $25bn?

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:02:59 GMT

As reports swirl that Snapchat is set to be the biggest US tech stock market launch since Facebook, we ask if it is worth the rumoured $25bn valuation.

Google boss Sundar Pichai explains £1bn UK investment

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:06:00 GMT

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai explains why the tech giant is investing an estimated £1bn in the UK.

Raspberry Pi used to create electric skateboard

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 12:25:04 GMT

A teenager has built an electric skateboard using a computer that cost just £4.

Japan embraces robots ahead of 2020 Olympics

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 11:24:03 GMT

The robot getting ready to help visitors at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with language translation.

Why did millions join secret Facebook group Pantsuit Nation?

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 12:06:50 GMT

The founder of Pantsuit Nation on why the secret Facebook group, launched at the end of the US election to support Hillary Clinton, was so popular.

Children go hands-on with VR headsets

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 20:58:12 GMT

We asked some of you guys to test out four of the best Virtual Reality Headsets to give us their low down on the pros and cons...

US election 2016: US-Mexico drone firm 'watching border closely'

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 12:54:40 GMT

The vice president of a drone firm which has bases in the US and Mexico, says he will be "watching the border very closely", after Donald Trump's election victory.

CEO Secrets: 'Don't be afraid to ask for what you need'

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 00:28:16 GMT

Stacy Brown-Philpot, the boss of TaskRabbit, shares the business advice she wishes she had when she started out.

Drones do light display for Disney and other tech news

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 02:51:17 GMT

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

The tech helping you stay safe on the streets

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 08:17:46 GMT

Lara Lewington looks at some of the latest devices that could help you feel safe.

Robot claims fastest Rubik's Cube solving time

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 13:31:10 GMT

A robot takes just 0.637 seconds to solve a scrambled Rubik's cube in Germany.

China's Singles Day: The made-up festival

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 23:51:53 GMT

China's Singles Day has become the biggest shopping bonanza in the world - but how?

Tesco Bank attack: Thefts erode trust warns expert

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 14:12:24 GMT

A leading cybersecurity expert says thefts from Tesco Bank's online accounts are unlike anything he has ever seen before.

How wireless power charging could recharge a flying drone

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 10:38:16 GMT

BBC Click's Spencer Kelly reports on the tech which could one day wirelessly charge a drone

Virtual reality helps WWII veteran revisit his past

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 17:07:16 GMT

A World War II veteran has returned to the French town he helped to liberate in 1944 with the help of virtual reality.

The chain-smoking robot and other tech news

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:06:45 GMT

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

Hands on with Huawei's answer to Note 7

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 18:01:57 GMT

Huawei launches new large-screened phones, including a model co-designed by Porsche, less than a month after Samsung's Note 7 was scrapped.

Berners-Lee: Right to worry about cybersecurity

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 10:04:37 GMT

The inventor of the World Wide Web says government "absolutely right" about cyber security concern

UK government cracks down on tax cyber-fraudsters

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 13:55:20 GMT

The UK's chancellor reveals how cyber-fraudsters using spoofed email addresses have been tackled.

The augmented reality apps helping to decorate your home

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:08:51 GMT

BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the latest tech to help you decorate your home.

Here East: An Olympian tech hub for London?

Sat, 29 Oct 2016 23:28:15 GMT

After more than four years, plans are taking shape to turn the old media centre in the London Olympic Village into a hub for technology start-ups.

House of Commons app to show how MPs have voted

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 16:11:47 GMT

A new app will make it quicker and easier to see how MPs have voted in Parliament.

Mobile phone reception: How bad is the signal in Cumbria?

Sat, 29 Oct 2016 17:04:05 GMT

A group of MPs have called on mobile phone companies to allow customers to roam between providers to improve reception.

Grandmother creates emojis to reflect lives of over 50s

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:55:34 GMT

False teeth and bad back emojis, the brainchild of a frustrated grandmother, could soon be in use after being sent off for official approval.

The robotic caterpillar powered by light and other news

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:14:34 GMT

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

Vine star Charlie Murphy discusses the service's end

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:35:40 GMT

Charlie Murphy posted one of the most watched videos on Vine, but says that he is not surprised the service is being shut down.

The drone designed to fly on one propeller

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:32:52 GMT

BBC Click's Spencer Kelly finds out why a drone with one propeller was created.

The suitcase with a built-in scooter and other travel tech

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:37:09 GMT

Tommy Sandhu looks at some of the latest travel gadgets

The smart mirror which makes customised makeup patches

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:11:07 GMT

BBC Click's Dan Simmons looks at some of the latest technology on show in Japan.

The trainers featuring a mini screen and other tech news

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:39:32 GMT

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

Ordnance Survey has new map to update car sat navs

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:04:58 GMT

Ordnance Survey has come up with a new map database to keep drivers away from dangers.