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Amazon unveils plans for grocery shop with no checkouts

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:29:02 GMT

Customers will be able to select items and walk out without waiting to pay at the Amazon Go shop.

Seattle 'thief' caught by remote car door lock

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:40:25 GMT

Police in Seattle arrest a suspect after a stolen BMW was tracked and the doors locked remotely.

TalkTalk wi-fi router passwords stolen

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:41:01 GMT

A security researcher says thousands of TalkTalk customers' wi-fi passwords look to have been stolen.

'Dangerous wait' with fire-risk dryers

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:51:45 GMT

Households with fire-prone tumble dryers still face "unacceptable" delays for repairs, a consumer group says.

Robot aircraft take to British skies

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:02:44 GMT

Robot aircraft are to be tested in UK airspace to help refine systems that control autonomous planes.

Credit card numbers guessed in 'seconds'

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:07:35 GMT

Smart cyber thieves who run queries across lots of different websites can guess credit card numbers in a few seconds, suggests research.

Apple reveals self-driving car plans

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:53:08 GMT

Apple acknowledges plans to develop self-driving car tech for the first time in a letter to US transport regulators.

Fake news detector plug-in developed

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:44:18 GMT

How one developer came up with a way of flagging fake news on social media.

Service station thieves 'using car key jammers'

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:27:52 GMT

Thieves are using radio jammers to steal from cars parked at motorway service stations, police warn.

Phone encryption: Police 'mug' suspect to get data

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:28:08 GMT

Detectives have developed a new tactic to beat criminals using mobile phone encryption - legally mug them.

Fake Apple chargers fail safety tests

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:18:50 GMT

Investigators warn of potentially fatal risks after 99% of fake Apple chargers fail safety tests.

French man jailed for visiting pro-IS websites

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:03:53 GMT

A French man has been sentenced to two years in jail for repeatedly visiting websites that back the so-called Islamic State terror group.

'Frighteningly easy' for criminals to get Visa card details, study claims

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:36:03 GMT

It is "frighteningly easy" for criminals to get security details for a Visa debit or credit cards, according to research from Newcastle University.

Qatar accused of blocking Doha News website

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:28:01 GMT

Doha News says access to its website has been blocked in an apparent act of government censorship.

App helps drone pilots avoid no-fly zones

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:40:33 GMT

A new app lets drone pilots know if they are flying their craft in or near restricted airspace.

Toddler hand inspired AI child sex abuse tool

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:22:06 GMT

An artificial intelligence system that can identify new images of child sexual abuse has been developed.

Pebble smartwatch users fear 'Fitbit takeover'

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:13:52 GMT

Users of smartwatch pioneer Pebble express concern about reports it is a takeover target for Fitbit.

Spyware tracks child sex abuse site users

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:29:20 GMT

A security flaw in the Firefox and Tor web browsers that tracked anonymous users is discovered.

Avalanche: Online crime network hit in global operation

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:55:58 GMT

Global operation dismantles one of the world's biggest networks of hijacked computers, Europol says.

'Fatal' flaws found in medical implant software

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:52:02 GMT

Security flaws found in 10 implanted medical devices could have "fatal" consequences, warn researchers.

Airbnb announce plans to block hosts exceeding 90-day rental limit

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:31:27 GMT

AirBnB announces plans to block hosts in London from renting out homes for more than 90 days a year.

TalkTalk and Post Office routers hit by cyber-attack

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:33:59 GMT

Thousands of TalkTalk and Post Office broadband customers affected by a malware attack.

Web archive plans Trump-proof Canada back-up

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:07:06 GMT

The Internet Archive says it will keep a back-up in Canada following Donald Trump's election victory.

GoPro makes cutbacks after drone crashes

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:02:52 GMT

GoPro is cutting 200 jobs and shutting down its video licensing service after the recall of its Karma drones.

Landline phone prices review launched by Ofcom

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:16:16 GMT

Telecoms regulator Ofcom is to examine landline rental costs amid concerns people are not getting value for money.

Secret Europol terror data found online

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:44:20 GMT

The EU's law enforcement agency confirms that one of its officers copied secret documents to a private hard drive.

China introduces 10% extra tax on 'super cars'

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:20:03 GMT

China introduces an additional 10% tax on "super cars", including Ferrari and Rolls-Royce.

Partially-sighted Paralympian gets to see boyfriend clearly

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:21:50 GMT

Partially-sighted Paralympian Libby Clegg gets to see her boyfriend's face more clearly thanks to hi-tech goggles.

The AI-generated Christmas karaoke song and other news

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:26:11 GMT

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

CEO Secrets: TripAdvisor co-founder shares his business tips

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:10:55 GMT

Langley Steinert, the co-founder of TripAdvisor, shares the business advice he has learned.

Smart duvet: the bed that makes itself

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:12:41 GMT

A bed that can make itself after being slept in is developed in Montreal, Canada.

China's hi-tech bike hire startups

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 22:11:14 GMT

China's tech giants are backing sophisticated bike hire as a solution to the country's congested roads.

The tech enabling a man with quadriplegia to drive

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 03:03:52 GMT

The semi-autonomous Corvette has been modified to enable Sam Schmidt to drive on public roads.

Testing car seats to protect children

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:46:31 GMT

With rules on children's car seats set to change next year, Richard Westcott visits a facility for conducting tests.

Football meets virtual reality in new headset computer game

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:14:22 GMT

A football computer game has been given a futuristic makeover, immersing players into the world of virtual reality.

Selena Gomez is revealed as Instagram's most popular celebrity in 2016

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:04:05 GMT

The pop singer has eight of the 10 most-liked celebrity photos on Instagram this year.

Google's top boss is stumped by one of his own firm's interview questions

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:42:06 GMT

We've all been stumped by a tricky question in a job interview, but you'd expect Google's top boss to get his own company's correct.

Ex-astronaut's plans to take tourists to outer atmosphere

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:14:36 GMT

Retired astronaut Ron Garan wants to help tourists experience Earth from a new perspective.

The US telescope looking for extra-terrestrial life

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 00:06:34 GMT

The Green Bank Telescope listens for signs of communication or activity by species that are not from Earth.

Shooting stars from space for 2020 Olympics

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 11:49:29 GMT

Project Sky Canvas hopes to paint the sky with colour above the Olympics using ready-made shooting stars.

How virtual reality could help prosecute Nazi war criminals

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 02:38:19 GMT

BBC Click's Marc Cieslak meets the team behind a 3D recreation of Auschwitz.

Fake news cash-in

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:43:17 GMT

Many of the fake news websites that sprang up during the US election campaign have been traced to a small city in Macedonia, where teenagers are pumping out sensationalist stories to earn cash from advertising.

Smart money?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:23:08 GMT

As global student loan debt reaches crisis levels, can tech start-ups help cut costs?

Sextortion advice

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:41:52 GMT

A new campaign is launched to help victims of sextortion, where criminals blackmail victims with intimate webcam photos.

Laser vision

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:15:23 GMT

Lasers have been around since the 1960s, but today's highly accurate versions are transforming surgery, computing, engineering and mapping.

Lunchtime liaisons

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 23:07:54 GMT

A crop of apps want to use the methods of dating apps like Tinder to transform the world of business networking.

Machine food

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:36:28 GMT

The world needs to produce more food to feed a growing population, but is automation and sensor technology the answer?

Smartphone riddle

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:50:14 GMT

Students in Jerusalem may have hit upon a life-changing technology for people who can't use touchscreens.

Hiring headache

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:10:06 GMT

The self-employed often have to wait weeks before they can start the new job they've been offered. Why? Can tech speed things up?

Girl coders

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:07:06 GMT

Hi-tech toys are likely to be big sellers this Christmas, but can they be fun and educational?

The supercomputer of the future?

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:25:05 GMT

Scientists say they are close to building a large scale quantum computer

WalkCar: Hands-on with Japan's car-in-a-bag

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:27:48 GMT

The BBC's Chris Foxx takes a ride on Japan's answer to the 'hoverboard'.

Google Earth gets virtual reality makeover

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:13:44 GMT

Google's globe-trotting app Earth makes its VR debut.

Hands on with Huawei's answer to Note 7

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 18:01:57 GMT

Huawei launches new large-screened phones, including a model co-designed by Porsche, less than a month after Samsung's Note 7 was scrapped.