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Fake news detector plug-in developed

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:44:18 GMT

How one developer came up with a way of flagging fake news on social media.

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.

100 Women 2016: The winners of the BBC hackathon develop app

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:38:41 GMT

The BBC 100 Women team have hosted a hackathon with Facebook UK to give female developers the chance to create a unique social media product.

Fake Apple chargers fail safety tests

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:18:50 GMT

Investigators warn of potentially fatal risks after 99% of fake Apple chargers fail safety tests.

Phone encryption: Police 'mug' suspect to get data

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:28:08 GMT

Detectives have developed a new tactic to beat criminals using mobile phone encryption - legally mug them.

'Frighteningly easy' for criminals to get Visa card details, study claims

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:36:03 GMT

It is "frighteningly easy" for criminals to get security details for a Visa debit or credit cards, according to research from Newcastle University.

French man jailed for visiting pro-IS websites

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:03:53 GMT

A French man has been sentenced to two years in jail for repeatedly visiting websites that back the so-called Islamic State terror group.

App helps drone pilots avoid no-fly zones

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:40:33 GMT

A new app lets drone pilots know if they are flying their craft in or near restricted airspace.

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.

Qatar accused of blocking Doha News website

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:28:01 GMT

Doha News says access to its website has been blocked in an apparent act of government censorship.

TalkTalk and Post Office routers hit by cyber-attack

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:33:59 GMT

Thousands of TalkTalk and Post Office broadband customers affected by a malware attack.

Pebble smartwatch users fear 'Fitbit takeover'

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:13:52 GMT

Users of smartwatch pioneer Pebble express concern about reports it is a takeover target for Fitbit.

Toddler hand inspired AI child sex abuse tool

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:22:06 GMT

An artificial intelligence system that can identify new images of child sexual abuse has been developed.

Avalanche: Online crime network hit in global operation

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:55:58 GMT

Global operation dismantles one of the world's biggest networks of hijacked computers, Europol says.

Airbnb announce plans to block hosts exceeding 90-day rental limit

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:31:27 GMT

AirBnB announces plans to block hosts in London from renting out homes for more than 90 days a year.

Spyware tracks child sex abuse site users

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:29:20 GMT

A security flaw in the Firefox and Tor web browsers that tracked anonymous users is discovered.

'Fatal' flaws found in medical implant software

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:52:02 GMT

Security flaws found in 10 implanted medical devices could have "fatal" consequences, warn researchers.

Landline phone prices review launched by Ofcom

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:16:16 GMT

Telecoms regulator Ofcom is to examine landline rental costs amid concerns people are not getting value for money.

Netflix to allow TV and movie downloads

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:34:41 GMT

Netflix will now allow some of its programmes to be downloaded and watched offline.

GoPro makes cutbacks after drone crashes

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:02:52 GMT

GoPro is cutting 200 jobs and shutting down its video licensing service after the recall of its Karma drones.

National Lottery accounts feared hacked

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:59:23 GMT

The operator of the National Lottery says it believes that about 26,500 accounts have been breached.

China introduces 10% extra tax on 'super cars'

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:20:03 GMT

China introduces an additional 10% tax on "super cars", including Ferrari and Rolls-Royce.

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.

Selena Gomez is revealed as Instagram's most popular celebrity in 2016

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:04:05 GMT

The pop singer has eight of the 10 most-liked celebrity photos on Instagram this year.

Google's top boss is stumped by one of his own firm's interview questions

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:42:06 GMT

We've all been stumped by a tricky question in a job interview, but you'd expect Google's top boss to get his own company's correct.

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.

Going for a knockout with bubble jumping

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:22:15 GMT

BBC Click's Spencer Kelly tries his hand at Japanese bubble jumping

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.

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.

Smart money?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:23:08 GMT

As global student loan debt reaches crisis levels, can tech start-ups help cut costs?

Sextortion advice

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:41:52 GMT

A new campaign is launched to help victims of sextortion, where criminals blackmail victims with intimate webcam photos.

Laser vision

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:15:23 GMT

Lasers have been around since the 1960s, but today's highly accurate versions are transforming surgery, computing, engineering and mapping.

Lunchtime liaisons

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 23:07:54 GMT

A crop of apps want to use the methods of dating apps like Tinder to transform the world of business networking.

Machine food

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:36:28 GMT

The world needs to produce more food to feed a growing population, but is automation and sensor technology the answer?

Smartphone riddle

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:50:14 GMT

Students in Jerusalem may have hit upon a life-changing technology for people who can't use touchscreens.

Hiring headache

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:10:06 GMT

The self-employed often have to wait weeks before they can start the new job they've been offered. Why? Can tech speed things up?

Girl coders

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:07:06 GMT

Hi-tech toys are likely to be big sellers this Christmas, but can they be fun and educational?

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

WalkCar: Hands-on with Japan's car-in-a-bag

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:27:48 GMT

The BBC's Chris Foxx takes a ride on Japan's answer to the 'hoverboard'.

Google Earth gets virtual reality makeover

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:13:44 GMT

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

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