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Native American tribe sues Amazon and Microsoft

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:25:56 GMT

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe was assigned data-processing patents by technology company SRC Labs.

Still photographs spring to life

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:22:50 GMT

New software animates still photos so that subjects can be made to smile and pull expressions.

Mobile companies overcharging customers after contracts end

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:03:47 GMT

The UK government said the firms needed to inform customers when they had paid for their handsets.

Wales represented for the first time at eSports finals

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:03:48 GMT

Barney Morris makes it into the World Championship finals of one of the most popular gaming events.

YouTube star Casey Neistat criticises video site's leaders

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:47:16 GMT

Award-winning vlogger Casey Neistat claims video creators could leave the service en masse.

Giant robots clash in US-Japan battle

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:04:44 GMT

The human-piloted machines fired weapons at one another.

Twitter pledges tougher action against abuse

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:48:08 GMT

The social network says it will impose new restrictions on pornographic and hateful imagery.

Child safety smartwatches ‘easy’ to hack, watchdog says

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:41:32 GMT

A watchdog finds that hackers can track, eavesdrop or even communicate with children.

'Future city' to be built in Canada by Alphabet company

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:56:49 GMT

Google sister company Sidewalk Labs is to build a digital city on Toronto's waterfront.

Fukushima disaster: The robots going where no human can

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:38:27 GMT

Click was given rare access to the Fukushima site to see how the decontamination work was progressing.

Snapchat to make original TV-style shows

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:18:12 GMT

The social media app teams up with NBC to create a new studio where they plan to make original shows.

'First 5G mobile net connection' claimed by Qualcomm

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:13:07 GMT

Qualcomm says it has achieved 1Gbps internet speeds using a 5G chip on a mobile device.

Google removes cupcake calorie counter from Maps

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:08:47 GMT

Feature showed users how many calories they would burn if they walked to destination.

Amazon and eBay warned by MPs about VAT fraudsters

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:26:50 GMT

The websites are accused by MPs of profiting from sellers who do not charge the tax on UK sales.

Patent battle pits iPod father v Android creator

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:01:25 GMT

A start-up funded by Tony Fadell is suing a smartphone-maker led by Andy Rubin.

Social media data shared by spy agencies

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:23:17 GMT

Details about the data being collected by GCHQ have emerged at a tribunal about surveillance legality.

Adobe patches Flash bug used for planting spying tools

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:42:36 GMT

Kaspersky discovered that Flash files were being embedded in Word documents to deliver spyware.

AI used to detect breast cancer risk

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:42:30 GMT

Machine learning is being used to spot whether breast lesions are cancerous or not.

UK TV drama about North Korea hit by cyber-attack

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:20:18 GMT

The TV series Opposite Number was cancelled following a cyber-attack in 2014.

High speed camera uses 1,000 frames per second

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:21:12 GMT

The camera that can process images faster than the eye can see.

Wi-fi security flaw 'puts devices at risk of hacks'

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:17:15 GMT

Researchers have revealed details of a major problem with the way wi-fi data is protected.

Huawei Mate 10 uses AI to distinguish cats from dogs

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:16:32 GMT

Huawei Mate 10 handsets use a new type of processor to recognise objects being photographed.

Drone collides with commercial aeroplane in Canada

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:00:52 GMT

The aircraft sustained only minor damage and landed safely, the Canadian transport minister said.

Australia launches revenge porn reporting tool

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:03:37 GMT

One in five Australians have been victims of image-based abuse, but very few report the offence.

Microsoft Windows 10 breaches Dutch privacy law

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:59:21 GMT

The Dutch regulator says sanctions may be imposed if Microsoft does not comply.

Daimler recalls 400,000 Mercedes-Benz cars in the UK

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:35:00 GMT

More than a million vehicles worldwide are being recalled over a potential airbag safety issue.

China congress: How authorities censor your thoughts

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:47:57 GMT

The BBC's Stephen McDonell examines China's clampdown on free speech ahead of the party congress.

Facebook funds anti-bullying training in schools

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:31:30 GMT

The tech giant will extend a scheme which trains young people to help those who suffer cyber-bullying.

The dome which could help machines understand behaviour

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:46:08 GMT

Made up of over 500 cameras, the Panoptic Studio captures motion without the use of markers.

How VR is helping to train a new generation of surgeons

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 00:05:25 GMT

Virtual reality technology that lets trainee surgeons feel "flesh and bone" is developed.

Why Pinterest boss Tim Kendall takes a daily ice bath

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 00:28:24 GMT

A daily ice bath is "like having morning coffee", the tech giant's president Tim Kendall tells the BBC.

Can we teach robots ethics?

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 23:46:16 GMT

We are not used to the idea of machines making ethical decisions, but the day when they will routinely do this - by themselves - is fast approaching.

40 years since the launch of the Atari 2600

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:13:02 GMT

40 Years ago, video games changed forever with the launch of the Atari 2600.

Branson's Virgin Group invests in Hyperloop One

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:52:11 GMT

Sir Richard is joining the board of the pod-based US transport company.

YouTube lifts Swazi bare-breasted dancer restrictions

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:48:21 GMT

YouTube denies accusations of racism, saying it wanted to be culturally sensitive about uploads.

US voices frustration with 'warrant-proof' encryption

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:23:23 GMT

Encryption tools in apps such as WhatsApp "thwart law enforcement", says US Deputy Attorney General.

How does this look? Be your own virtual make-up artist

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:37:29 GMT

French cosmetics chain Sephora is using augmented reality so that customers can try on make-up virtually, before buying it.

'Revolutionary' car seat with inbuilt airbag launched

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:05:41 GMT

The airbag uses compressed air to cushion a child's neck from the impact of a crash.

Drones used to spot sharks in Australia

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:11:17 GMT

Drones become the latest weapon to protect swimmers and surfers from shark attacks.

Krack wi-fi security flaw explained

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:01:24 GMT

A major flaw in wi-fi connections has been revealed by security researchers.

How a girl who cannot speak got a unique voice

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:45:17 GMT

New digital technology allows people without a voice to sound like themselves for the first time.

BBC presenter challenges table tennis playing robot

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 00:36:27 GMT

The robot can track a player's body language allowing it to play shots accordingly.

Drones tasked with catching bad drivers

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 23:08:35 GMT

Road police in France have been testing them out in Bordeaux.

How to control your television with any object

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:30:05 GMT

The Matchpoint system can control the volume, channel or access menus.

World's first floating wind farm starts generating electricity

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:44:07 GMT

The five 175-metre high turbines have been installed 15 miles off the Aberdeenshire coast.

Australia's Crown casino denies slot-machine 'tampering'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:13:11 GMT

Australia's parliament hears claims that Crown casino deliberately removed betting options.

Honda unveils a disaster relief robot and other news

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 07:12:39 GMT

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

Carbon-ion battery could mean rapid charging

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 09:08:10 GMT

British start-up Zap&Go has developed carbon-ion supercapacitors that allow rapid charging.

What future for augmented reality?

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 07:11:54 GMT

Experts predict the AR market could be worth £122 billion by 2024.

UN to monitor AI developments and other tech news

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:58:28 GMT

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

The global shop

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:08:09 GMT

Online retailers have a shop window to the world, but how do you handle all those payments?

Sweet success

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:30:42 GMT

What's the best way to sell online? And how do you make sure your website really works?

Next-generation internet

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 01:01:37 GMT

What will it take to build the ultra-fast internet of the future?

Pest control

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:09:24 GMT

How apps using image recognition are helping farmers identify crop diseases.

From pillows to concrete

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 23:30:07 GMT

Carbon emissions contribute to global warming, so could tech that removes them from the air slow the process?

Scam support

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 00:08:34 GMT

A man who runs an online support group says scam victims are not stupid - just unaware of the con.

Blue sky thinking

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 23:08:37 GMT

British scientists played a key role in developing radar, which has helped deliver safer skies.

No more privacy?

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 23:58:43 GMT

Four experts examine the issue of information security in an online world.

Out of control

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 23:12:40 GMT

Carmakers are increasingly sending vehicle software updates wirelessly, but how risky is this?

Close call

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 23:19:46 GMT

5G broadband could be 10 times as fast as 4G and underpin many new technologies of the future.

Quick thinking

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 01:31:03 GMT

Humans still have the upper hand over computers in an argument. For the moment.

A brief tour of Google's Pixel 2 XL

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:30:23 GMT

The new flagship handset has an easier way to summon its smart assistant and a unique camera trick.

Amazon Echo smart speaker family expands

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 11:57:37 GMT

Amazon revamps its main Echo smart speaker for the first time since its launch in 2014.

Assassin’s Creed Origins preview

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:03:48 GMT

Marc Cieslak previews the latest instalment of the adventure series set in ancient Egypt

Nest's new home security tech

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 03:59:51 GMT

Hands-on with Nest's new home security tech, including a doorbell that connects to an app and a security system.