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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.

Are flying cars the future?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:01:28 GMT

A first glimpse of the flying car backed by Google co-founder

Can plastic roads help save the planet?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:11:20 GMT

A start-up company is persuading local councils in the UK to turn local plastic waste into roads.

Latest technology tested out in Arctic Circle trek

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:15:49 GMT

BBC Click followed four men as they trekked in the Arctic Circle for charity trialling some of the latest tech.

'Why I hacked the government'

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:23:09 GMT

Hacker Jake Davis says he was motivated by the idea of the internet as a 'Utopian space'

The autonomous robotic sunshade and other news

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:18:11 GMT

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

French politician appears in seven places at once

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:26:16 GMT

A French presidential candidate makes use of the Victorian Pepper’s Ghost illusion.

USAF F-35A stealth jets train at RAF Lakenheath

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 05:23:39 GMT

United States Air Force stealth jets are training in Suffolk on their first overseas deployment.

Germany's public wi-fi dilemma

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:28:52 GMT

Public wi-fi owners in Germany could be held liable for illegal downloads, but campaigners are trying to change the law.

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.

3D modelling helps new V&A Dundee to take shape

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:40:08 GMT

Advances in technology are enabling the new V&A Dundee to take shape.

Flying car prepares for launch

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:15:58 GMT

Anna Holligan went to see what Dutch developers claim is a world first.

Airbnb account hijackers burgle homes

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 20:02:11 GMT

Airbnb is making security changes after a BBC probe into thefts involving the rental service.

Brian Eno's app Reflection uses science to create music

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:41:48 GMT

Music pioneer Brian Eno discusses his generative music app Reflection.

Headset homage to Lemmings released and other tech news

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:48:12 GMT

BBC Click's Dan Simmons looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

Katie Price calls for online trolls register

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:01:36 GMT

The former glamour model and her son talk to BBC 5 live about online trolls and cyber-bullies.

San Francisco's food delivery service by robot

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:03:12 GMT

An autonomous robot company is offering a food delivery service in San Francisco.

Virtual reality headsets seek cord-free future

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:39:50 GMT

AMD is looking to cut the cords on VR with its investment in start-up Nitero

'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.

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.

Plane-tracking app explores airspace in 3D

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:59:34 GMT

Hundreds of planes can be seen flying above the UK in a new plane-tracking app.

Amazon's Alexa turns on Ford car's engine

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 23:17:39 GMT

The virtual assistant can also give the vehicle a health check and find nearby stores.

Man creates a jet engine powered suit and other news

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 07:12:02 GMT

BBC Click's Kathleen Hawkins looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

CEO Secrets: Yogscast boss tells YouTubers 'Do it for love'

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 23:30:53 GMT

The boss of Yogscast, which has 23 million subscribers, reveals his secrets for success on YouTube.

McLaren to 3D-print parts at Bahrain F1 Grand Prix trackside

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 07:13:21 GMT

The British race team will redesign parts to suit track conditions at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

An air traffic control system... for drones

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 23:22:46 GMT

Singapore researchers are working on a system of air lanes to keep drones on a safe path.

Fake news: Should we know how to spot it?

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 10:25:21 GMT

Facebook's director of policy for Europe says it's up to people to educate themselves

Norway to build landmark ship tunnel

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 22:03:32 GMT

The country is taking radical steps to try and make a hazardous stretch of coastline safer.

Overcooked: 'Co-op games make us angrier'

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 21:05:37 GMT

The creators of Overcooked say co-operative games stress people out more than competitive ones.

Uncharted 4's Nolan North: 'Leave them wanting more'

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 20:10:13 GMT

Actor Nolan North says four instalments of Uncharted was the right length for the series to run.

Bright future for augmented reality says Bafta winner

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 19:26:51 GMT

Video game designer Brenda Romero tips augmented reality as a dominant force in future gaming.

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.

Driverless shuttle bus tested by public in London

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:07:35 GMT

The vehicle travels up to 10mph and is controlled by a computer.

Avalow gardening app aims to be the Uber of flower beds

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:14:09 GMT

A Silicon Valley start-up develops an app that provides on-demand help to gardeners.

How solar power is changing lives in the Santa Marta favela in Rio

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:15:19 GMT

Solar energy start-up Insolar installs solar panels on key buildings in the Santa Marta favela.

Why graphene could be the solution to drinkable water

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 21:58:18 GMT

The BBC's Pallab Ghosh has been finding out about a filter made from graphene that can turn salt water into drinking water.

Ordnance Survey's digital map of Britain offers stunning views

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 15:36:16 GMT

Ordnance Survey launches 3D aerial images to help people plan walks, cycle routes and climbs.

'Electronic skin' to monitor your health

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 08:16:01 GMT

Researchers in Japan have developed electronic skin with an organic circuit that can be worn on the human body.

Software turns 2D X-rays into 3D images to aid surgeons

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 07:05:46 GMT

How software is turning 2D X-rays into 3D models to help orthopaedic surgeons plan surgeries.

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.

The robot hand that shadows your movements

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 07:19:40 GMT

A mechanical hand that copies the exact movements of your own hand.

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.

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.

Jack Dorsey brings Square payments to UK

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:02:15 GMT

The founder of Twitter brings his other company - a point-of-sale system for small businesses - to the UK.

Robot making schoolgirls set for world championships

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:25:53 GMT

Schoolgirls who designed and built a robot will represent the UK in the Robotics World Championship.

Team Indus: India's race to the moon

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:16:09 GMT

India's Team Indus is one of five groups in a race to put a privately funded spacecraft on the Moon.

Chat apps: A lot of politics at play

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:04:46 GMT

Former MOD security chief says we should work with tech companies to combat extremism

Amber Rudd : 'We must be able to access WhatsApp'

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:29:40 GMT

UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd says social media apps like WhatsApp, which encrypts users messages, cannot be a hiding place for terrorists.

Robotic barman pours Rory a pint

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:57:26 GMT

The BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones gets a beer poured for him by a robotic barman - but how long does it take?

The tech turning skyscrapers into adverts

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:24:34 GMT

A new projection technique for persistence of vision displays will allow images to be up to 200m tall on buildings.

Is the UK Europe's best hub for tech workers?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:14:12 GMT

UK tech is 'leaps and bounds ahead of anywhere else’

UK digital-tech sector growing twice as fast as economy

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:56:17 GMT

Salaries for people working in the digital-tech sector have soared in the last five years.

Online care home bed booking system aims to cut hospital bed blocking

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:06:34 GMT

The system is aiming to reduce hospital bed blocking with real time bookings of care home beds.

Why Snapstreaks are worrying some kids

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:55:52 GMT

What is Snapchat streak? And why is it worrying some kids? Newsround's Ricky Boleto explains.

Sir Martin Sorrell says Google must 'place ads in the right way'

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:53:58 GMT

Advertising boss Sir Martin Sorrell says there is 'great concern' over how Google places advertisements.

The company turning soot from vehicle exhausts into art

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:25:29 GMT

Soot from vehicle exhausts is being recycled into ink. BBC Click's Spencer Kelly reports

Nintendo switch: Newsround viewers test it out

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:29:56 GMT

The new Nintendo games console is now out and it has some new features which Nintendo hope will be a hit, but is it actually any good?

Buzz Aldrin launches VR plan to get humans to Mars

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 07:06:15 GMT

The second man to set foot on the Moon, launches a virtual reality movie detailing his plan to get humans to Mars.

The electromechanical musical instrument and other news

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:04:19 GMT

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

Device promises injections without needles

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:10:36 GMT

A computerised system for injecting medicine without using needles has won an innovation award at the South by SouthWest Interactive technology conference in Austin, Texas.

Think again: Will circular runways ever take off?

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:34:55 GMT

Could circular runways be the future of air travel? Aviation expert Henk Hesselink of the Netherlands Aerospace Centre believes so.

The South Africa township women learning tech

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:11:00 GMT

In Cape Town, a new scheme is helping women develop web literacy.

Your gadgets could help 'launch a cyber attack'

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:54:18 GMT

NCA director says a rising number of gadgets are being hacked to launch cyber attacks.

Flying Eye Hospital jet plane on show at Stansted Airport

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:37:14 GMT

An eye hospital on board a jet plane makes its first visit to the UK.

Air quality tracker for Chicago to roll out city-wide

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:40:35 GMT

A city-wide network of sensors monitoring air quality is being installed in Chicago.

My Shop: Why did the chicken restaurant cross the road?

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:20:50 GMT

Does the fate of one London chicken restaurant signal the future direction of modern restaurants?

'We don't know what is happening'

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 14:43:20 GMT

Dr Bernie Hogan from the Oxford Internet Institute says the misuse of data is a global phenomenon.

Reddit is about 'starting a discussion' says co-founder

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 15:23:32 GMT

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on changing perspectives, hosting Trump fans, and future partnerships.

Passenger-carrying drone converts to car

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:47:58 GMT

Plane-maker Airbus reveals a future travel concept that would fly people through cities.

Facebook Messenger adds Snapchat features

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:01:11 GMT

Facebook adds Snapchat-style disappearing photos to Messenger.

The 3D-printed house built in 24 hours and other tech news

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:19:05 GMT

BBC Click's Dan Simmons looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.

Here comes the pollution pram

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:47:46 GMT

The scheme hoping to help parents steer their little ones away from exhaust fumes.

Cities Skylines game shapes city skyline

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:15:26 GMT

The video game Cities Skylines is being used to shape a new development in Stockholm, Sweden.

Checking radiation levels in the Fukushima area

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:55:35 GMT

Tourists are returning to the Fukushima area six years after the nuclear disaster.

Wikileaks dump has made US 'less safe', says ex-CIA boss

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:29:04 GMT

Former CIA boss Michael Hayden says the supposed leak of highly sensitive CIA data by Wikileaks is incredibly damaging

Sentinel-2B satellite launched to photograph Earth

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 08:02:15 GMT

The Sentinel-2B spacecraft will take pictures to help create a complete map of Earth.

Snapchat IPO: California school banks millions

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 12:39:34 GMT

Tech investor Barry Eggers' whip-round at California's Saint Francis High led to an incredible windfall.

App creates selfies with avatars of dead relatives

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:29 GMT

A new app lets people speak to avatars of dead relatives and take selfies with them

MWC 2017: Virtual rockets shoot toy drones from sky

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:02:16 GMT

A mixed-reality mobile game lets players "shoot" real drones out of the air.

Robots and drones map site of former leprosy colony

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:43:14 GMT

The site of a former leprosy colony off the coast of Australia is being digitally mapped.

MWC 2017: Pokemon Go creator says mixed reality will beat VR

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:54:29 GMT

The man behind the hit mobile game Pokemon Go says mixed reality games are more practical than virtual reality.

MWC 2017: DJI M200 drone works in rain and winds

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:21:29 GMT

A new drone is being pitched to business that want to safely carry out inspections from the sky.

Google robot leaps and spins with leg-wheels

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:47:28 GMT

Handle - a human-sized robot that can travel over uneven surfaces and jump over obstacles - makes its debut.

MWC 2017: Google Home challenges Amazon Echo

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:42:29 GMT

Google suggests its expertise in search will help its Home speaker triumph over Amazon's Echo.

MWS 2017: 5G - the next mobile revolution

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:39:19 GMT

The next-generation 5G mobile network causes lots of excitement at the Mobile World Congress trade show.

MWC 2017: Will Nokia phones be bestsellers again?

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:26:59 GMT

The worldwide launch of Nokia-branded Android smartphones marks a bold bet to revive the business.

MWC 2017: Sony smartphone films in super-slow-motion

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:45:29 GMT

A new type of smartphone sensor that can film at 960 frames per second is featured in a new handset from Sony.

MWC 2017: Nokia's classic 3310 phone is reborn at MWC

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:30:33 GMT

A revamped version of one of the most admired mobile phones is unveiled alongside a range of Nokia-branded smartphones.

MWC 2017: Blackberry revives classic keyboard phone

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:18:56 GMT

Chinese phone-maker TCL hopes to revive the brand and its physical keyboard phones.

MWC 2017: LG G6 phone wants to run two apps at once

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:28:32 GMT

LG's latest flagship phone is designed to run two apps simultaneously on its elongated screen but abandons the firm's previous modular ambitions.

Oscar 2017 winner: How we made The Jungle Book

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:37:05 GMT

BBC Click speaks to visual effects supervisor Adam Valdez.

CEO Secrets: 'Why I headhunt people with autism'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:14:26 GMT

Kurt Schoeffer, head of IT company Auticon, explains why he headhunts people with autism.

Drones used to survey Milton Keynes sewage system

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:54:12 GMT

A water company is using floating drones to survey the sewers under Milton Keynes.

An origami inspired bullet-proof shield and other news

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:17:01 GMT

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

How iBeacons could help blind people navigate roadworks

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:47:26 GMT

BBC Click's Lara Lewington finds out how iBeacons could help blind people navigate roadworks.

New £1 'most secure coin in the world'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:34:18 GMT

A new 12-sided coin comes into circulation in March, and the Royal Mint is working 24/7 to make 1.5bn of them.

Diversifying the United States' coal country

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:46:33 GMT

Not everyone in the US's coal country is waiting for mining to return, they are looking to diversify.

An app to help blind people to 'see'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:49:20 GMT

Thousands of people are lending their eyes to those who need them.