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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.

Protect your toaster from cyber-attack

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:45:29 GMT

How do you make home appliances safe from hackers? Computer security expert Mikko Hypponen has a plan.

The colour-changing hair dye and other tech news

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:17:00 GMT

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

Search engines to 'demote' pirate websites

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:56:15 GMT

Search engines are pledging to deter UK internet users from finding pirated material

Sky taxi to fly in Dubai 'from July'

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:42:18 GMT

A drone that can carry people will begin "regular operations" in Dubai from July, says the city's Roads and Transportation Agency.

What Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg told the BBC

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:32:18 GMT

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg spoke to the BBC's Kamal Ahmed off-camera. What did he tell him?

Tech for your cat including a remote-controlled mouse

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:27:16 GMT

BBC Click’s Lara Lewington looks at some of the latest tech for your cat.

India races to get robots moving on the moon

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:02:20 GMT

India is limbering up to take part in an international competition to get robots moving on the moon.

GCHQ chief: Don't fret over passwords

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:28:43 GMT

The head of GCHQ National Cyber Security Centre on staying safe online

Can modern incarnation of C5 succeed?

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:27:17 GMT

Sir Clive Sinclair's nephew develops a successor to the C5 trike, which he hopes can find a market.

Apprentice Vana Koutsomitis releases DatePlay app

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:10:32 GMT

The Apprentice runner-up unleashes the app she pitched to Lord Sugar in 2015.

Most swiped-right man on Tinder

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 18:11:51 GMT

The top tips from the most swiped man on Tinder.

The skills shortage pushing Dyson to Asia

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:28:15 GMT

UK tech firm Dyson has opened a new $400m research centre in Singapore - partly because of a lack of engineers in Britain

How hackers could use doll to open your front door

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 06:52:20 GMT

As the National Cyber Security Centre opens, we discover how your smart devices could be a threat.

The robot helping children to code and other tech toys

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:20:51 GMT

BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the latest gadgets at London's Toy Fair.

The woman using technology to prove where food comes from

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:11:14 GMT

Jessi Baker's firm Provenance tracks the source of food using pioneering blockchain technology.

My Shop: How YouTube saved one shopkeeper but nearly broke her

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 00:48:40 GMT

How YouTube rescued a comic shop, but nearly broke its owner.

BBC reporter v Game of Thrones' Bjornsson

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:07:38 GMT

As computer game For Honor is released, Marc Cieslak and Hafthor Bjornsson test their strength.

The device for catching drones mid-air and other news

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:11:38 GMT

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

Google adds virtual assistant to Android Wear watches

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 18:32:19 GMT

Smartwatches powered by the new Android Wear 2.0 will get the Google voice assistant.

Hater - The dating app that matchmakes by hates, not likes

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:23:17 GMT

Is it easier to start a conversation around the gripes, rather than the likes, you have in common?

Rubbish, waste and recycling collection frequencies

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:53:16 GMT

The time between waste collections in some areas has been getting longer, and a handful of areas now have to wait for a month.

Technology explained: What is 5G?

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:03:18 GMT

The BBC's Robin Markwell explains the next generation of mobile connectivity.