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Google AI defeats human Go champion

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:35:16 GMT

Chinese Go player Ke Jie has lost two games of Go to Google's artificial intelligence.

Net neutrality: 'Dead people' signing FCC consultation

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:04:34 GMT

Campaigners say 'hundreds' have complained about their details being used to post fake comments.

Theresa May: Online extremism 'must be tackled'

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:38:38 GMT

The PM says the fight against so-called Islamic State is "moving from the battlefield to the internet".

Disney's Bob Iger says the film hack threat was a hoax

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:13:30 GMT

Chief executive Bob Iger said the company doesn't believe a ransom demand was genuine as "nothing has happened".

Subtitling systems contain 'widespread' security threat

Fri, 26 May 2017 10:56:43 GMT

Four popular media players are vulnerable to attack because of flaws, a security firm warns.

Apple's Jonathan Ive says immigration vital for UK firms

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:43:14 GMT

Sir Jonathan Ive says Britain must keep its doors open to top talent if tech firms are to thrive.

'Thousands' of known bugs found in pacemaker code

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:05:43 GMT

Thousands of bugs have been found in the code used to keep pacemakers functioning, say researchers

Russian postal service 'hit by WannaCry'

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:29:22 GMT

Three employees claim service still suffering from the effects of the global ransomware attack. denies exploiting users' DNA

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:19:32 GMT

The genealogy service says it is changing its terms and conditions after being criticised.

Fitness trackers 'poor at measuring calories burned'

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:39:01 GMT

But they are accurate at measuring heart rate, a study of seven devices has found.

Robot police officer goes on duty in Dubai

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:48:17 GMT

People will be able to use it to report crimes, pay fines and get information in Arabic and English.

Nokia 3310 sparks wave of nostalgia as it goes on sale

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:30:26 GMT

Experts say its success will depend on how much people are willing to pay to indulge their nostalgia.

Google plans to track credit card spending

Fri, 26 May 2017 02:19:51 GMT

A new product from Google will link the clicks on ads with offline spend to prove digital ads work.

Serena Williams takes on new challenge in Silicon Valley

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:52:01 GMT

The tennis player has been appointed to the board of SurveyMonkey and pledged to fight for diversity.

Just A Baby app matches hopeful parents

Tue, 23 May 2017 23:15:45 GMT

A new dating app lets people search for sperm and egg donors, surrogate mothers and lovers.

Samsung S8 'eye security' fooled by photo

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:18:47 GMT

Iris-scanning technology on the Galaxy S8 is spoofed using a photograph and a contact lens.

Google's AI takes on champion in fresh Go challenge

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:57:21 GMT

Google's AI system AlphaGo wins the first of three matches against Go world champion Ke Jie.

Microsoft launches new Surface Pro

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:43:20 GMT

It is claimed the tablet is 2.5 times faster than the Pro 3, with a battery that will last 70% longer.

Apple and Nokia to 'co-operate' after settling patent row

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:03:54 GMT

The two technology firms have ended a dispute over the use of Nokia's patents.

Amazon adds live TV channels to Prime Video

Mon, 22 May 2017 23:31:02 GMT

Live channels including Eurosport and Discovery will be offered for an extra fee.

More evidence for WannaCry 'link' to North Korean hackers

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:57:02 GMT

Tools that helped WannaCry spread were also used in attacks linked to North Korea, says security firm.

Leaks 'expose peculiar Facebook moderation policy'

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:03:43 GMT

The "inconsistent" rules used to judge and censor content on Facebook are exposed, claim insiders.

Windows 7 hardest hit by WannaCry worm

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:27:25 GMT

More than two-thirds of all machines hit by WannaCry ran the eight-year-old software, say experts

Virtual rabbits 'culled' in Second Life

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:43:59 GMT

Thousands of bunnies have "starved" after their food supply was cut off.

Bitcoin hits $2,000 trading high point

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:58:51 GMT

The virtual currency is proving popular but rival crypto-cash systems are catching up fast.

FCC votes to overturn net neutrality rules

Fri, 19 May 2017 10:08:22 GMT

Critics say changing the rules may mean some data travels on "fast lanes".

India's Zomato says data from 17 million users stolen

Thu, 18 May 2017 07:43:26 GMT

Payment-related information is safe as it was stored separately, global restaurant guide Zomato says.

UK illegal content 'sanctions' threat

Fri, 19 May 2017 16:48:40 GMT

Conservative manifesto suggests digital providers should pay to help combat online crime.

Text-to-switch plan for mobile users

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:31:23 GMT

Ofcom wants to make it easier for people to switch operator - but it has ruled out a simpler option.

London City first in UK to get remote air traffic control

Fri, 19 May 2017 08:32:18 GMT

London City Airport flights will be directed by controllers using a remote system 80 miles away.

App maker's code stolen in malware attack

Thu, 18 May 2017 11:44:10 GMT

The FBI is investigating and Apple are looking out for malicious versions of the apps after the theft.

Electoral Commission wants powers to tackle election meddling from abroad

Wed, 17 May 2017 15:48:10 GMT

A probe into the political use of private data has been opened by the information commissioner.

Would you drive a car made from plants?

Thu, 18 May 2017 23:12:02 GMT

Students in the Netherlands have come up with this novel design.

EU fines Facebook over 'misleading' WhatsApp data claim

Thu, 18 May 2017 08:12:36 GMT

The social media giant is fined for providing "misleading" information during its takeover of WhatsApp.

'Bots' spam FCC website over proposed net neutrality reversal

Wed, 17 May 2017 15:15:14 GMT

Bot activity is apparently detected on a US regulator's website over proposed changes to net neutrality rules.

Two Britons arrested in Thailand over football streaming

Wed, 17 May 2017 13:12:58 GMT

Two British men are arrested after the Premier League supported investigations by Thai authorities.

Twitter user numbers overtaken by China's Sina Weibo

Wed, 17 May 2017 12:39:49 GMT

Chinese micro-blogging site boasts 340 million active monthly users in first three months of 2017.

DocuSign users sent phishing emails after data breach

Wed, 17 May 2017 17:06:40 GMT

The electronic signature service provider says no other user information was accessed during the breach.

Election candidates warned about phishing attempts

Wed, 17 May 2017 12:58:54 GMT

Recent MPs and other candidates in the UK general election are warned about malicious emails.

ARM to provide chips for brain injury implants

Tue, 16 May 2017 12:59:50 GMT

The project could help those with brain or spinal injuries to receive sensory feedback.

HPE unveils 'world's largest' single memory computer

Tue, 16 May 2017 15:57:12 GMT

Hewlett Packard Enterprise's prototype computer, called The Machine, has 160TB of memory.

Tinder fights one-man dating platform

Tue, 16 May 2017 12:49:31 GMT

The app, called Shinder, has only one available male date.

HTC unveils 'squeezy' phone for selfies

Tue, 16 May 2017 06:59:36 GMT

The U11 has a pressure-sensitive edge that triggers the camera when squeezed.

WannaCry and the malware hall of fame

Tue, 16 May 2017 11:44:43 GMT

How does WannaCry compare with other big malware infections?

Google DeepMind patient app legality questioned

Tue, 16 May 2017 10:58:48 GMT

A leaked letter throws doubt on the legal basis for sharing 1.6 million patient records with DeepMind.

Ukraine's Poroshenko to block Russian social networks

Tue, 16 May 2017 11:54:04 GMT

President Petro Poroshenko slaps a ban on some of the biggest Russian sites, including VK and Yandex.

Indian teen builds world's 'lightest satellite'

Tue, 16 May 2017 04:37:51 GMT

The satellite, made with a 3-D printer, weighs a mere 64 grams and will be launched by Nasa in June.

Thailand backs off lese-majeste Facebook ban threat

Tue, 16 May 2017 11:41:21 GMT

Facebook was threatened with a ban if it did not block 131 posts including criticism of Thai royals.

Global manhunt for WannaCry creators

Mon, 15 May 2017 16:25:23 GMT

Investigators have few clues as they seek to find who was behind the massive attack.

Apple's Ive: UK needs global talent post-Brexit

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:24:19 GMT

The UK should keep its doors open to global talent after Brexit, Sir Jonathan Ive tells the BBC.

Nokia 3310: How long could you survive with a retro phone?

Tue, 23 May 2017 23:10:42 GMT

Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones swaps his smartphone for the retro Nokia 3310 for a day.

How to beat security threats to 'internet of things'

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:25:08 GMT

Click talks to a cyber-security expert about how to protect your connected home appliances from hackers.

Watch Mark Zuckerberg find out he's got into Harvard

Thu, 18 May 2017 23:04:35 GMT

See the moment a young Mark Zuckerberg gets the good news, as filmed by his dad, Edward.

Customer service robots on show in Paris

Thu, 18 May 2017 13:06:06 GMT

Rory Cellan-Jones takes a look at some of the more unusual robots on show at the Innorobo exhibition in Paris.

Anti-drone fence used in Guernsey prison

Sat, 13 May 2017 13:38:30 GMT

A new virtual security fence is being tested in Guernsey to stop drones getting contraband into prison.

Google Expedition brings 3D objects to classrooms

Thu, 18 May 2017 01:25:40 GMT

Google Expedition brings 3D objects to classrooms with augmented reality. The technology was shown off at Google I/O, the company's annual developers' conference in Silicon Valley.

Brazilian YouTube stars' zany investment lessons

Wed, 17 May 2017 16:25:12 GMT

A number of popular Brazilian YouTube stars are using zany methods to teach fellow citizens about finance.

The Nokia 3310 is back so here's a celebration of all things 2000

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:27:08 GMT

It's been 17 years since the Nokia 3310 first appeared in shops and the world has changed quite a lot.

IPads 'help improve young pupils' skills'

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:46:37 GMT

The two-year study involved 650 pupils in 10 primary and nursery schools.

The new 3D image tool for surgeons

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:12:55 GMT

Echopixel allows surgeons to view and interact with a patient's scans in 3D.

New health scan uses artificial intelligence

Tue, 16 May 2017 07:17:47 GMT

California company Forward is launching a medical body and health scan using artificial intelligence and connected tools.

Could these mini reactors replicate the power of the Sun?

Mon, 15 May 2017 07:09:48 GMT

Tokamak Energy thinks its mini fusion generators will allow the company to test ideas faster than their competitors.

The plan to grow strawberries inside shipping containers

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:33:39 GMT

Agricool is using former shipping containers to grow strawberries in Paris.

Rights v robots

Fri, 26 May 2017 05:54:55 GMT

Artificial intelligence will have a huge impact on jobs - so are the parties still committed to it?

Mapping a new frontier

Thu, 25 May 2017 23:09:51 GMT

Share Lab uses flow charts and data analysis to map one of the greatest forces shaping our world - Facebook.

New coins on the block

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:07:22 GMT

Why digital currencies are hitting record highs.

Cuban revolution

Mon, 22 May 2017 23:35:07 GMT

As the internet becomes more widespread in Cuba, online start-ups are emerging. But challenges remain.

WannaCry lessons

Thu, 18 May 2017 23:02:01 GMT

How can businesses protect themselves against future cyber-attacks?

I love a robot

Sun, 14 May 2017 23:48:40 GMT

The BBC visits a factory in California which is making a new AI-enabled sex doll called Harmony.

Hack attack

Mon, 15 May 2017 23:35:47 GMT

Can personal finances be affected? Will the attackers be caught? And other questions.

Gene genie

Mon, 15 May 2017 23:01:39 GMT

DNA-testing kits for health and fitness are growing in popularity, but is it all hype?

Tweenage vlogger

Sat, 13 May 2017 00:21:17 GMT

Nikki Lilly is one of an army of children taking YouTube by storm, but she is not your average vlogger.

My walk, my signature

Thu, 11 May 2017 23:16:00 GMT

The way we interact with our devices is helping cyber-security firms authenticate our identity.

Macron Leaks

Tue, 09 May 2017 00:01:05 GMT

The US alt-right, WikiLeaks and bots helped to amplify the leaked emails from the Emmanuel Macron campaign.

Sun trap

Mon, 08 May 2017 23:07:44 GMT

As India leaps ahead in solar capacity, we look at the latest innovations around the world.

Selling up

Tue, 02 May 2017 23:08:16 GMT

The Hughes family want to take on the tech giants.

Watch me, watch me

Thu, 04 May 2017 23:15:21 GMT

Live streaming is becoming big business for 'creators' and tech firms alike. But is it dangerous?

Dashboard box encourages cleaner, smoother driving

Thu, 04 May 2017 00:11:04 GMT

A dashboard device called Lightfoot seeks to make people smoother, more fuel-efficient drivers. Dougal Shaw reports.

Meet Sally, the salad-making robot

Tue, 02 May 2017 07:26:14 GMT

A salad-making robot which is able to hold 21 fresh ingredients has been developed by a California-based food robotics company. BBC Click finds out more.

Voice-controlled camera offers fashion tips and other news

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:20:53 GMT

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

Classic BlackBerry gets Android revival

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:58:27 GMT

The classic BlackBerry smartphone, including physical keyboard, is given a 2017 makeover.