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Facebook invents new unit of time called a flick

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:36:59 GMT

The flick is the smallest unit of time larger than a nanosecond.

Elon Musk's Boring Company presents LA tunnel plan

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:14:41 GMT

Elon Musk's Boring Company has presented its LA transport tunnel plans for Culver City.

Amazon's Twitch triumphs over bot-sellers

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:16:49 GMT

The Amazon-owned games streaming service wins a court battle versus a service selling fake views.

Crypto-cash boom prompts graphics card rationing

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:29:39 GMT

Graphics-card makers seek to limit sales of hardware as crypto-coin miners snap up supplies.

Intel tells users to stop installing chip patches

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:31:42 GMT

The chip maker tells customers to stop installing patches for two serious flaws that expose key data.

Hawaii missile alert standdown delayed by forgotten log-in

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:58:21 GMT

Hawaii's governor says a failure to remember his Twitter details delayed a corrective message.

NHS Digital approves data off-shoring in new guidance

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:54:50 GMT

Healthcare providers can choose to store patient data overseas in Europe and the US.

Twitter's Anthony Noto leaves to join SoFi

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:46:35 GMT

The company's chief operating officer, Anthony Noto, joins social lender SoFi as chief executive.

Alstom testing automated freight train in the Netherlands

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:30:45 GMT

The automated freight train can travel 100km without driver intervention.

Kim Dotcom sues New Zealand government for damages

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:01:42 GMT

Kim Dotcom says New Zealand is liable for destruction to his business and property.

Netflix tunes into subscriber surge

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:10:20 GMT

The streaming service adds more than 8 million members in the last three months of 2017.

Apple's Tim Cook keeps nephew off social media

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:28:24 GMT

Tim Cook criticises social media as providers face demands for tougher regulation.

S Korea bans anonymous cryptocurrency trades

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:30:18 GMT

The move is aimed at preventing cryptocurrencies being used for crimes such as money laundering

Rupert Murdoch: Facebook should pay for news

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:27:08 GMT

Rupert Murdoch says newspapers are not being properly paid by the social network for their content.

Overwatch pro player suspended over homophobic slur

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:25:45 GMT

Felix Lengyel has been suspended by the Overwatch league and Dallas Fuel, and fined $2,000.

Boing Boing blog sued over Playboy centrefolds link

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:03:49 GMT

The pornographic magazine wants damages for linking to a pirated gallery of centrefolds.

HQ Trivia app launches UK version

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:34:39 GMT

The live quiz app is popular in the US, but analysts have questions about its business model.

L'Oreal hijab model pulls out of campaign after backlash

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:09:49 GMT

Beauty blogger Amena Khan apologises after tweets she wrote in 2014 are branded as 'anti Israel'.

Only one in four trust social media, says survey

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:41:54 GMT

Two-thirds of Britons think platforms like Facebook and Twitter should be more tightly regulated, according to a survey.

Amazon's checkout-free store opens

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:49:53 GMT

Amazon opens its first grocery store without cashiers to shoppers in Seattle on Monday.

Net firms 'better' at removing hate speech, says EU

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:08:58 GMT

The European Union says that 70% of material deemed to be offensive is removed within 24 hours.

Data-stealing spyware 'traced to Lebanon'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:09:01 GMT

Nation-state malware dubbed Dark Caracal uncovered by security researchers.

Thousands hit in OnePlus credit card hack

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:48:00 GMT

About 40,000 customers of OnePlus could have had card details stolen in the attack by cyber-thieves

TalkTalk most complained-about broadband provider

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:34:40 GMT

The Post Office came out worst for landline services and Vodafone worst for mobile services.

Apple hit with complaint by South Korean consumer group

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:22:35 GMT

A South Korean consumer group has filed a complaint against Apple over iPhone slowdown.

Google tackles Chromecast wi-fi blasting bug

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:34:17 GMT

The problem can knock out home networks by overwhelming routers with data surge, it said

Chrissy Chambers: Revenge porn almost killed me

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:35:23 GMT

Singer Chrissy Chambers describes how her life changed when her ex posted an explicit video online.

Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick a billionaire after $9.3bn investment deal

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:24:21 GMT

Travis Kalanick is selling shares worth $1.4bn as a consortium invests $9.3bn in Uber.

Detroit Motor Show: What the cars of the future may look like

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:57:46 GMT

A range of concept cars and trucks are showcased at the 2018 Detroit motor show.

Apple and Google buses under fire in Silicon Valley

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:52:13 GMT

Buses carrying Apple and Google employees to work have been targeted while en route.

The pill that measures farts

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:11:51 GMT

The capsule can measure gas levels and transmit this information to a mobile phone app.

Amazon opens its first grocery store in Seattle - with no tills

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:20:25 GMT

No tills? No problem. Inside Amazon's new, fully automated store, which has no checkouts.

Sim card shoes send alert if wearer falls.

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:47:46 GMT

E-vone has developed a smart connected shoe for elderly or frail people.

How 'revenge porn' changed my life

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:47:46 GMT

Chrissy Chambers tells the BBC's Jane Wakefield how "revenge porn" changed her life.

Ex-GCHQ boss: 'Social media firms sit above democracy'

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:40:29 GMT

Former GCHQ boss says that social media organisations “have huge power” over governments.

The Malaysian region that became a hardware hub

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:02:14 GMT

The small Malaysian state of Penang is punching well above its weight in the tech world through hardware manufacturing.

The mystery of the cars abandoned in a robot car park

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:20:28 GMT

Several vehicles from the 1990s were discovered during work to dismantle Edinburgh's "car park of the future".

Logan Paul 'suicide video': Brother says he 'did not mean to offend'

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:13:59 GMT

Logan Paul's brother Jake has spoken for the first time about a controversial video Logan put on YouTube.

A round-up of the week in technology

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:44:44 GMT

BBC Click's Kat Hawkins looks at some of the best of the week’s technology news.

CES 2018: iKeyp smart safe proves easy to crack open

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:38:05 GMT

Tests of a smart safe on show at the CES expo suggest it is relatively easy to steal its contents.

CES 2018: A look at the show's highlights

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:38:44 GMT

BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best technology at CES 2018.

How baby play is helping robots imagine the future

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 01:04:22 GMT

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have taught a robot to play.

Too few women?

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:18:57 GMT

Gender equality is high on the Davos agenda this year, but does the elite gathering have its own issue?

Backpack midwife

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:11:16 GMT

For many people in remote regions access to healthcare is limited, so tech is coming to their aid.

Fake news

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 01:24:07 GMT

How a phrase that originally referred to moneymaking Macedonian teens came to mean a whole lot more.

Switch on, switch off

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:46:35 GMT

As cars become more automated, some experts worry that we are becoming complacent drivers.

Heads up

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:36:15 GMT

This year's Detroit car show sees new US investments, a Chinese challenger, nostalgia and fashionable headlights.

Panic buying

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:20:34 GMT

Cyber insurance is growing fast as businesses lose billions to hackers.

Captured paedophile

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:08:33 GMT

A BBC Trending report about online predators prompted a reader to investigate and eventually led to the conviction of a dangerous paedophile.

Robot hits and misses

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 05:54:39 GMT

Tech firms try to convince the public their robots are ready to buy despite several stumbles.

Power up

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 06:41:16 GMT

A smattering of gadgets show off at the tech show promise better battery life than we're used to.

Audience with robot

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 05:03:02 GMT

An awkward audience with a celebrity robot still has the power to impress.

CES 2018: Time machine camera lets you record 'missed moments'

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:10:31 GMT

A wearable camera lets users record events that have already happened over the past 10 seconds.

CES 2018: Robot battles BBC at Scrabble

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:17:18 GMT

The BBC's Dave Lee challenges a robot to a game of Scrabble at CES 2018.

CES 2018: DNANudge app uses saliva to recommend what to eat

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 01:32:21 GMT

A UK start-up plans to offer DNA tests in shops to help people eat more healthily.

CES 2018: LG Display shows off large rollable TV screen

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 05:26:39 GMT

LG Display has created the world's first large, rollable, ultra-high definition television screen.