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Nest reveals alarm system and smart doorbell

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:53:34 GMT

The firm - which has the same owner as Google - expands into new product categories after a lull.

Hidden golf game found on Nintendo Switch

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:34:55 GMT

Fans think the "Easter egg" is a tribute to the company’s late president Satoru Iwata.

YouTube to end paid channels service

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:17:22 GMT

Channels charging a monthly fee on YouTube will end in December, after the idea failed to take off.

Manchester police still relies on Windows XP

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:06:34 GMT

More than 20% of Greater Manchester Police's PCs run on the operating system, posing a hack risk.

What can tech firms do to fight terror?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:21:14 GMT

The prime minister wants tech companies to do more to tackle extremist content. They say it's not that easy.

Facebook trial lets users hide alcohol adverts

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:54:33 GMT

The social network is testing a tool that will let people hide categories of ads for the first time.

Electric bus in record-breaking journey

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:56:02 GMT

An electric bus travels more than 1,000 miles on a single charge in the US.

Why might Google want to buy part of HTC?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:23:11 GMT

Google struggled to integrate Motorola Mobility - why it would want to repeat the experience?

Instagram Live video 'led to murder suspect's arrest'

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:19:52 GMT

US police say they traced an 18-year-old murder suspect via a live video he had streamed.

NotPetya cyber-attack cost TNT at least $300m

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:24:43 GMT

Delivery company FedEx says a recent cyber-attack cost its TNT division about $300m (£221m).

Google launches UK 'anti-terror fund'

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:08:04 GMT

Google will give UK £1m to counter extremism as part of wider plans to deal with such content on its platforms.

Smartphone sales boom with over-55s

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:09:17 GMT

A study indicates that 71% of 55-to-75 year olds in the UK now own an app-capable handset.

Theresa May warns tech firms over terror content

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:04:34 GMT

The prime minister says internet companies should remove extremist content within two hours.

Apple's iOS 11 kills old 32-bit iPhone and iPad apps

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:28:44 GMT

Apple's latest mobile operating system will not launch several ageing educational apps and games.

Is Amazon recommending bomb ingredients?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:27:30 GMT

What are Amazon's algorithms recommending when it comes to purchasing the ingredients to make a bomb?

Pepe the Frog creator in copyright fight

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:56:51 GMT

The creator of the cartoon character says it has been hijacked by nationalists.

Neo-Nazi site finds home in Iceland

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:47:53 GMT

The neo-Nazi Daily Stormer site, chased off the internet in the wake of Charlottesville, has found a company willing to host it in Iceland.

Internet 'having midlife crisis', says Baroness Lane-Fox

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:04:17 GMT's founder says the internet has done much good but sees "social and economic tensions".

China orders Bitcoin exchanges in capital city to close

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:24:13 GMT

All Bitcoin exchanges in Beiing and Shanghai must submit plans for winding down operations.

Microsoft Outlook issue fixed

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:27:57 GMT

Email users across Europe were affected, the technology giant said.

Visitors 'help' Pirate Bay mine virtual cash

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:13:01 GMT

Many visitors objected when the site hijacked their computer to mine coins for the Monero digital currency.

Alert over booby-trapped security software

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:14:58 GMT

More than two million people downloaded a compromised version of Avast's CCleaner software.

UK 'biggest audience' in Europe for jihadist web content

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:45:15 GMT

Britain is the fifth-biggest audience in the world for extremist content, a study finds.

Uber sorry for 'Wife Appreciation Day' promotion

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:36:12 GMT

The company urged customers to "let your wife take a day off from the kitchen".

Google faces lawsuit over removing Gab from Play Store

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:56:53 GMT

The free speech network says it has been unfairly removed from the Android app store.

Google launches India mobile payments app Tez

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:50:10 GMT

Tez lets users transfer money via an audio signal as well as via the internet.

Will Germany's new law kill free speech online?

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:16:48 GMT

It's called "NetzDG" and critics worry that it will push social networks to delete posts - even if they are entirely legal.

Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 03:46:31 GMT

Snapchat has been caught up in an international row between Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Nigel - the robot that could tell you how to vote

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 23:54:29 GMT

Could artificial intelligence save democracy or should human politicians put limits on it?

Equifax data breach: Credit rating firm replaces key staff

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 08:16:53 GMT

Data on up to 143 million people may have been exposed when hackers hit the credit report giant.

China Communist Party Youth Twitter account prompts abuse

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 02:58:42 GMT

An account in the youth league's name is criticised for hypocrisy, but the league denies it's theirs.

Facebook to trim advert categories aimed at 'anti-Semites'

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:50:06 GMT

Adverts could be directed towards people who described themselves as anti-Semitic, find researchers.

Google sued over 'sex discrimination'

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 21:45:48 GMT

Three former employees say Google pays women less than men for comparable work.

UN warning on growing digital 'chasm'

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:41:40 GMT

Developed nations are pulling ahead of developing nations thanks to technology, says a UN report.

Google: Shared duty to find terrorist material

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:56:22 GMT

Search firm's lawyer says it is working to identify and remove terrorist materials from the net.

Undercover reporter confronts spam text message pair

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:17:35 GMT

The men boasted about being the biggest distributors of nuisance text messages in the UK.

Staying safe online at 'big school'

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 01:11:34 GMT

Are new secondary school students and their parents ready for the next level of social media?

The museum where retro video gamers meet up

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:17:19 GMT

The Centre for Computing History in Cambridge has an archive of more than 10,000 games.

Burger robot rolled out to US restaurants and other news

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:34:29 GMT

BBC Click's Stephen Beckett looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

Moona pad keeps pillow cold all night

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:21:51 GMT

A device that keeps your pillow cool all night by pumping it full of cold water is being developed.

Tomb Raider poster gets it in the neck

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:11:05 GMT

Alicia Vikander seems to be the victim of dodgy Photoshop in the poster for her new Tomb Raider film.

London venue is UK's first to use digital-only ticketing

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:13:27 GMT

Islington Assembly Hall will now only sell tickets through a ticketing app in a bid to cut out touts.

Nasa tests new Dream Chaser spacecraft and other news

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 23:42:53 GMT

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

Is quantum encryption the key to cyber-security?

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 10:17:23 GMT

Cyber-security has become an increasing concern after recent high profile hacking cases.

The elevators that go sideways as well as up and down

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 23:13:11 GMT

Instead of using a steel rope, the cabin is carried by linear motors.

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.

Shared intelligence

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:06:42 GMT

The UK wants a "bespoke relationship", but Europol says the UK would lose influence.

Faster fashion

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:25:33 GMT

Gigi Hadid's collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger was among London Fashion Week shows using the new "see now, buy now" format.

Slow drive?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:11:18 GMT

Electric cars have had a lot of publicity recently, but petrol and diesel engines are far from dead yet.

Instagram secrets

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:18:03 GMT

The Facebook-owned photo app has become an important marketing tool for many small entrepreneurs.

Sports tales

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 04:33:32 GMT

Newsbeat speaks to the stars of Madden NFL 18's new story mode called Longshot.

Strava it

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 08:03:26 GMT

How cycling app Strava became a must-have for cyclists around the world.

Hands on with the new iPhone X

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:57:30 GMT

Apple has announced a new iPhone that will cost $999. Is it worth the money? The BBC's Dave Lee got hands on with the much anticipated device.

LG's V30 smartphone 'leaves gimmicks behind'

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 18:57:32 GMT

The device has an OLED display and advanced camera features but no second screen or add-on modules.

Sony phone app takes 3D clone snaps

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 11:08:50 GMT

Software creates detailed 3D scans of any object using just a phone's camera and motion sensor.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: A giant phone

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:01:42 GMT

Samsung puts the disastrous Note 7 behind it with a follow-up that is both bigger and more costly.