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Piracy fighters battle Kodi 'epidemic'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:40:53 GMT

Tackling the use of Kodi and other set-top boxes to stream subscription video for free is now the top priority for rights holders, a report says.

US states challenge internet administration handover

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:57:42 GMT

Four US states have mounted a legal challenge to government plans to give control of core internet administration tasks to the non-profit group Icann.

Commissioner: UK 'must avoid data protection Brexit'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:02:59 GMT

The UK's new information commissioner calls for the country to adopt forthcoming EU data protection laws, despite its plan to leave the EU.

Army of webcams used in net attacks

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:31:59 GMT

A web attack that hit a hosting company with one terabit of data is possibly the largest ever seen and it used a network of smart devices such as webcams.

Could 3D printed hair follicles help with hair loss?

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:41:18 GMT

Hair follicles created by a process similar to 3D printing could one day be used as implants, beauty giant L'Oreal has said.

Samsung in US 'exploding washing machines' probe

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:14:30 GMT

Samsung has confirmed it is in talks with US consumer watchdogs after a lawsuit against the firm over "exploding" washing machines.

No Man's Sky investigated over 'misleading' adverts

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:07:52 GMT

Gamers say the trailers aren't like the finished game.

Google, Facebook, Amazon join forces on future of AI

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:29:35 GMT

Google, Amazon, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft are to form the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence, to work on maximising the potential of the technology.

Blackberry stops designing its own phones

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:50:48 GMT

Blackberry is to stop designing smartphones in-house after 14 years.

Europol warns of Android tap-and-go thefts

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:25:29 GMT

Europol believes organised crime is using Android phones to make fraudulent tap-and-go payments.

Price comparison sites to be probed by watchdog

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:56:45 GMT

The Competition and Markets Authority plans to scrutinise the operation of price comparison websites, which allow consumers to compare products and services.

Shutter falls on life-logging camera start-up Narrative

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:54:38 GMT

Narrative, which made wearable cameras, is the latest life-logging start-up to fail.

Europol report reveals rise in child sex abuse online

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:16:47 GMT

Online tools enabling sex offenders to stay anonymous are "becoming the norm" and putting children at greater risk of abuse, warns Europol.

Trump Jr's Skittles graphic deleted from Twitter

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:29:44 GMT

A controversial graphic that compared Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles, posted by Donald Trump's son, is deleted from Twitter.

DJI's Mavic Pro fold-up drone detects obstacles

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:55:15 GMT

The world's bestselling drone-maker unveils a fold-up model that avoids collisions.

Apple to create London home at Battersea Power Station

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:25:41 GMT

Technology giant Apple will make Battersea Power Station the home of its new London headquarters.

Pepe the Frog meme branded a 'hate symbol'

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:15:35 GMT

Popular meme Pepe the Frog has been added to the Anti-Defamation League's database of hate symbols alongside the Swastika, since it was taken up by "racists and haters".

Facebook told to stop collecting German WhatsApp data

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:23:04 GMT

Facebook has been ordered to stop collecting German WhatsApp data by the Hamburg privacy regulator.

Samsung reveals 60% of 'unsafe' Galaxy Notes exchanged

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:57:57 GMT

A global recall of Samsung's Galaxy Note, following exploding batteries, prompts 60% of owners to swap devices.

Sale of Kodi 'fully-loaded' streaming boxes faces legal test

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:04:52 GMT

A legal case concerning the sale of video-streaming set-top boxes on which subscription content can be accessed for free begins on Tuesday.

Materials programmed to shape shift

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:26:10 GMT

Scientists have pre-programmed materials to change their shape over time.

Pepper robot learns to catch ball in a cup and other news

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:16:16 GMT

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

Timeline: How did Blackberry get here?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:12:31 GMT

Blackberry is to end production of its handsets and will outsource development to partners. The BBC's Chris Foxx takes a look at its bumpy history.

The rise and fall of the Blackberry handset

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:34:36 GMT

Ten years ago Blackberries were the handset of choice for busy global business executives but now the company controls just 0.1% of the global smartphone market, so what went wrong?

The companies revolutionising how we make mobile calls

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:25:39 GMT

BBC Click's Dan Simmons finds out how companies are changing the way we communicate.

Smartphone locks cracked by Israel's Cellebrite

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:01:06 GMT

An Israeli firm says it can scoop data off the latest password-locked iPhones and Android handsets, and shows the BBC how it is done.

Is the party over for free wi-fi in cafes?

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:48:50 GMT

Many small cafes are rethinking free wi-fi in a bid to keep afloat - is the party about to be over for free wi-fi?

The rise and fall of the Blackberry in popular culture

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:47:54 GMT

As Blackberry announces it's no longer manufacturing its own handsets, Newsbeat looks back at its rise and fall in popular culture.

Is anyone really drilling earphone jacks into their iPhone?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:34:59 GMT

A prank YouTube "instructional" video on how to drill a headphone jack into the iPhone 7 racks up 10 million views, and may have ruined a few phones.

The tech behind Kubo and the Two Strings

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 11:39:48 GMT

The technology behind the special effects of the new stop-motion movie Kubo and the Two Strings

AI creates movie trailer and other tech news

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 09:27:05 GMT

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

How tech is helping a casino catch the cheats

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:55:45 GMT

Dan Simmons finds out how one casino uses its own technology to catch cheats

Exoskeleton gloves allow you to feel in VR and other news

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:12:29 GMT

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

You sent how much?!

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:04:27 GMT

Business email fraud is on the rise, with fraudsters persuading staff to pay bogus invoices and make wire transfers under false pretences. Can tech foil the fraudsters?

More crushed candy

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:55:44 GMT

Candy Crush Saga launches its 2,000th level - but a decision to add adverts could prove controversial.

Thirsty web

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:09:19 GMT

A look at continuing efforts to reduce the water and energy needed to cool the world's data centres.

Abuse battle

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:47:10 GMT

Newsbeat's hears from the biggest hosts of online gaming content in the world about the abuse some women face when they stream or share videos.

The drugs don't work

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:04:42 GMT

The lucrative counterfeit drugs trade causes hundreds of thousands of deaths every year. Technology can help fight it, but are big pharma and governments doing enough?

Saving Eurovision

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:49:58 GMT

A profile of technology boss Matthew Prince, whose company Cloudflare protects four million websites, including those of banks, the Eurovision Song Contest, and many in the adult entertainment industry.

All my own work

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:37:38 GMT

Gaming is about more than just blockbuster releases, and at the UK’s biggest gaming show some of the country’s independent developers tell us why their role in the industry is so important.

Get off my land!

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:03:44 GMT

Up to a billion people in Africa derive their main income from farming, but many get embroiled in disputes over whether they really own their land. Can tech help?

GoPro Karma drone: Hands on with the foldable quadcopter

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:38:58 GMT

The BBC's Dave Lee tries out GoPro's first drone and its new voice-controlled action camera.

Connected tech: Smart home robots and sake fridges

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 07:13:44 GMT

BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the latest internet of things technology.

PS4 Pro is 'future-proof' PlayStation

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 01:42:19 GMT

Sony's Jim Ryan tells the BBC the PS4 Pro is designed to future-proof the PlayStation.

Hands-on with new iPhone 7 and Airpods

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 20:55:25 GMT

Dave Lee takes a first look at the new iPhones and wireless Airpod earphones at Apple's launch event in San Francisco.