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Kylie Jenner 'sooo over' Snapchat - and Wall Street panics

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:29:21 GMT

Shares in Snapchat's owner sink after the reality TV star tweets her criticism of the messaging app.

Elon Musk quits AI ethics research group

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:46:37 GMT

One of the most vocal critics of AI quits the ethics board as Tesla utilises the technology.

White nationalist Jared Taylor sues Twitter over ban

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:04:45 GMT

Jared Taylor's lawyer claims the suspension of his client's account is a form of Twitter censorship.

Disney loses in Redbox copyright row

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:59:48 GMT

Disney loses a bid to stop movie rental company Redbox from reselling download codes for its films.

Game helps players spot 'fake news'

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:38:18 GMT

Players run their own fake news empire so they can learn how misinformation is spread.

SpaceX launches broadband pathfinders

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:34:54 GMT

The US rocket company puts up two satellites to test technologies for a broadband mega-constellation.

Bitcoin: MPs launch inquiry into digital currencies

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:03:33 GMT

The UK's Treasury Committee has launched an investigation into the risks and rewards of digital money.

The next CS:GO Major Championship to be held in London

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:44:47 GMT

The Wembley Arena in London will host the next CS:GO Major Championship, one of the biggest eSports events in the world.

Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone images leaked by MWC app

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:08:20 GMT

Images of the firm's forthcoming flagship phone are revealed ahead of its Barcelona debut on Sunday.

Bezos-backed 10,000 Year Clock now under construction

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:50:39 GMT

The cuckoo only comes out once a millennium.

Twitter bot purge prompts backlash

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:58:39 GMT

Some users claim right-wing beliefs have been discriminated against by the crackdown.

Tesla investigates claims of crypto-currency hack

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:47:17 GMT

The company says that only internally used engineering test cars have been affected.

AI ripe for exploitation, experts warn

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:19:13 GMT

AI could be used by rogue states, criminals and terrorists for malicious purposes in the near future.

Tool 'names and shames' hidden drug trials

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:21:37 GMT

Institutions that fail to report the results of drug trials will be named on a new website.

FaceTime chat 'saves woman's life'

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:18:25 GMT

Woman notices her sister is suffering from a stroke while they spoke on a FaceTime call.

Young Brits 'lack cyber-security awareness'

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:20:13 GMT

A survey found over half of 18-25 year olds were using the same password for lots of online services.

MPs investigate impact of social media and screens on youth

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:18:58 GMT

MPs launch an inquiry into the impact of social media and screen-use on young people's health.

Exposed Amazon cloud storage clients get tip-off alerts

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:09:29 GMT

US firm's clients told to update their settings and lock down data before it is stolen.

Apple rushes out fix to Telugu letter text bomb bug

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:03:41 GMT

Messages containing a letter from India's Telugu language caused devices to crash.

Russian bots debate US gun control laws

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:36:37 GMT

Russian bots are believed to have taken part in debate about gun control following Florida shootings.

Venezuela launches oil cryptocurrency

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:41:47 GMT

The "Petro" is intended to help country's crumbling economy evade tough US sanctions.

Facebook ads boss in fake news Twitter storm

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:36:57 GMT

The vice-president of ads is criticised for tweeting Russian-bought ads were not designed to sway the US election.

Maplin in talks with potential buyers

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:42:01 GMT

The 200-store electronics retailer hopes that a deal might be done as early as this week.

'Upskirting' should be criminal offence, campaigners say

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:40:05 GMT

Campaigners say a law change in England and Wales would make it easier for police to take action.

Plans drawn up for world's tallest wooden skyscraper

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 03:54:53 GMT

The 70-storey tower would be 90% wood and have trees and other foliage on every level.

Councils 'unprepared' for cyber-attacks, report says

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 03:29:11 GMT

More than 25% of local authorities had computer systems breached from 2013-17, campaigners say.

Probe after 'drone made helicopter crash'

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:05:12 GMT

Investigations are launched after a helicopter reportedly crashed after swerving to avoid a consumer drone.

Dark web paedophile Matthew Falder jailed for 32 years

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:09:58 GMT

Matthew Falder blackmailed victims into sending sexual images that he then shared on the dark web.

Facebook to seek verification by post for election ads

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:53:34 GMT

People wishing to take out ads naming political candidates will be sent a verification code in the post.

Rent-a-church spire plan to boost mobile phone coverage

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:41:22 GMT

The government invites churches to let their spires be rented to improve the UK's mobile coverage.

Facebook told to stop tracking in Belgium

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:55:47 GMT

Facebook is ordered to stop tracking people without consent, by a court in Belgium.

The fashion show with Hollywood visual effects

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:11:12 GMT

Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB and the London College of Fashion used a virtual avatar to join catwalk models.

'Mad' Mike's rocket mission to check if Earth is flat

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:37:11 GMT

A US rocket enthusiast is looking to blast himself into outer space to test an age-old theory.

Door-opening dog bot beats meddling human

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:28:54 GMT

A dog robot that can open doors has been taught a new skill: overcoming human interference.

The Cranfield-based plane that thinks it's a helicopter

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:02:24 GMT

The Starling Jet is due to launch in six years time at a cost of £8m.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Visual effects revealed

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:23:57 GMT

The visual effects team behind the film has been nominated for an Oscar.

Hangzhou and the Alibaba effect

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:55:03 GMT

The emergence of a tech behemoth transforms its hometown.

Patient's chest rebuilt with 3D print after tumour surgery

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:04:54 GMT

Peter Maggs' chest wall was rebuilt using the technology after a large tumour was removed.

Quantum computers 'one step closer'

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:25:43 GMT

Quantum computing has taken a step forward with the recent development of a silicon-based programmable quantum processor.

Cryonics: Your body preserved for future revival?

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:49:50 GMT

Arizona-based company Alcor offers cryonic preservation in the hope of reviving you in the future.

ColorFab: 3D printer can change colour of objects

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 09:51:47 GMT

MIT is making a new kind of 3D printer that can change the colour of the objects you print.

Night Shift: Game aims to help doctors detect trauma

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:12:04 GMT

A doctor has designed a video game about treating patients with severe injuries.

PowerWatch: The smartwatch powered by body heat

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:05:43 GMT

The watch uses thermoelectric technology to covert body heat energy into electricity.

Wot, no signal?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:10:49 GMT

Billions of people still have no access to mobile services, but nano-satellites could change this.

Fin tech

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:20:50 GMT

Fish farming is big business and producers are adopting new technologies to expand and cut costs.

Humble origins

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:09:42 GMT

Sweden is one of the most innovative countries in the world, but the business culture discourages bragging.

Biggest carmaker

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:51:09 GMT

Working out who sells the most cars is more complicated than you might think.

YouTube couples

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 06:05:58 GMT

In the latest Newsbeat Documentary, vlogger Ben Hunte looks at couples revealing all on YouTube and Instagram.

Tinder revolution

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:08:40 GMT

Online dating has become the standard way to find a partner these days. Can AI make it even better?

Terror pranks

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:39:15 GMT

Fake bombs, staged murders, stunts that resemble acid attacks - why are YouTubers posting "terror pranks"?

Profile: Elon Musk

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 00:38:09 GMT

Elon Musk just launched the world's most powerful rocket. It's only a fraction of what he's up to.

AI detects Islamic State video uploads

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 03:28:08 GMT

An algorithm that detects propaganda made by the Islamic State group is developed in the UK.

Die With Me: The chat app for those with a low battery

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:12:17 GMT

The Die With Me app only works when you have 5% battery or less.

The bodyhackers enhancing the human form

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 13:17:55 GMT

The BBC meets bodyhackers determined to push the human body into new territory.

The tech making fashion accessible for disabled people

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:14:50 GMT

Open Style Lab combines technology and fashion to make clothing more accessible for disabled people.