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US woman used bitcoin to move cash to Islamic State, police say

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:16:26 GMT

She is accused of taking out fraudulent bank loans and buying bitcoin to funnel cash to IS.

Schools warned over hackable heating systems

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:10:12 GMT

A researcher finds dozens of UK schools' smart heating systems are vulnerable to being attacked.

Million Britons miss out on 'decent' broadband speeds

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:54:46 GMT

Many Britons still struggle with slow broadband, finds report from communications regulator Ofcom

Vodafone offers thousands early contract exit

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:36:03 GMT

The mobile network was not clear enough about new fees, telecoms regulator Ofcom says.

Amazon backs down in Google streaming spat

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:42:20 GMT

The online retailer puts streaming gadgets from Google back on sale, ending a two-year hiatus.

Star Citizen game makers being sued

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:17:56 GMT

Crytek alleges Roberts Space Industries (RSI) and Cloud Imperium Games "have caused substantial harm".

'Flirty secretary' smart assistant taken offline in China

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:31:09 GMT

The avatar, which could be made to flirt and dance, is offline after a suggestion it objectified women.

Sky and BT sign channel sharing deal

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:48:53 GMT

BT will supply its sports channels to Sky, while selling Sky's Now TV service to its customers.

NatWest bank security spat prompts fix

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:27:26 GMT

The bank told a security expert "sorry you feel this way" when a potential vulnerability was found.

Starbucks cafe's wi-fi made computers mine crypto-currency

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:45:48 GMT

Visitors to an Argentine branch of the coffee chain are targeted with crypto-currency malware.

Mirai botnet: Three admit creating and running attack tool

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:07:22 GMT

Three men admit creating and running Mirai, a botnet used to block access to much of the web.

Broadband over 'wet string' tested for fun

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:29:48 GMT

A small, independent ISPs manages to get speeds of 3.5 megabits from broadband over wet string.

Twitter 'baby poop' video launches spam

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:35:52 GMT

The video also gains permission to access Twitter account and can spy on private communications.

LinkedIn hosted jihadist lectures, Blair institute reveals

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:29:24 GMT

Lectures and essays by Islamist extremists have been shared on the Microsoft-owned social network.

'Meghan Markle' and 'fidget spinners' top UK Google search

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:00:20 GMT

Other most searched topics included the UK general election and the crypto-currency Bitcoin.

Google to open artificial intelligence centre in China

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:33:01 GMT

Silicon Valley giants are focusing heavily on artificial intelligence and its future applications.

Netflix defends A Christmas Prince tweet

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:58:44 GMT

The platform sent a tweet addressing the "53 people" that have watched the film 18 days in a row.

MoneyTaker hackers reportedly steal £7.5m from ATMs

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:35:02 GMT

The MoneyTaker group has also stolen banking documents that may be used in future attacks.

Does Bitcoin use more electricity than Ireland?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:25:02 GMT

Does the crypto-currency Bitcoin really use more electricity than Ireland?

Apple Shazam: Why is the US company buying the music app?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:09:08 GMT

Rivalry against Spotify and augmented reality ambitions are two possible reasons for the takeover.

Deliveroo and UberEats restaurant clients face new rules

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:30:17 GMT

Restaurants face having to seek planning permission if they heavily use food delivery apps.

Tech firms could be held liable for extremism and abuse

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:30:20 GMT

The BBC understands that an independent ethics watchdog will recommend new laws on online content.

Objective reality exists, says UK minister Matt Hancock

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:22:59 GMT

Matt Hancock calls it "something of a disappointment" that he has to state it publicly.

US regulator halts Munchee digital-token sale

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:06:46 GMT

The SEC halts an initial coin offering and warns consumers of the dangers of crypto-currency investment.

'You are being programmed,' former Facebook executive warns

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:59:27 GMT

A former executive for the social network has blasted social media for "ripping society apart".

PubG creator says games need 'better protection' from copycat titles

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:46:35 GMT

The man who created Player Unknown's Battlegrounds talks to Radio 1's Gaming Show about the problem of developers copying ideas.

AI helps write Harry Potter fanfiction and other news

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:41:40 GMT

BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

Origami robot muscles lift 1,000 times its own weight

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:18:09 GMT

The artificial muscles can be programmed with a range of motions including twisting and rotation.

The apps helping keep Rio safe

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:10:20 GMT

How data is being used to help monitor crime in Rio de Janeiro.

DanTDM: 2017's richest YouTuber on responsibility to young fans

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:56:41 GMT

DanTDM became successful by streaming videos of himself playing Pokemon and Minecraft.

Drone smugglers caught on camera

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:07:39 GMT

The Ministry of Justice has released footage of a gang caught using a drone to deliver contraband to prisons.

The children whose gaming turns to gambling

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 01:15:17 GMT

Skin betting websites let players gamble with virtual items from online games as currency.

In Your Face: China’s all-seeing state

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:00:17 GMT

China has been building what it calls "the world's biggest camera surveillance network".

UK inventors claim funding rules hold them back

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:12:20 GMT

Garden shed inventors talk about the challenges they face to get government funding for their ideas.

GTA Online: Frank Ocean has a new radio station in the game

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:12:40 GMT

In the GTA Online's latest update, Frank brings his Beats 1 Blonded radio show to Los Santos.

Computers write new Harry Potter chapter

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:41:10 GMT

Harry Potter and the Portrait of What Looked Like a Large Pile of Ash is the title of a new story created by computer wizards.

OnePlus: Inside its smartphone factory

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:03:21 GMT

Click gets exclusive access to a factory in Shenzhen to see how the new OnePlus 5T phone is made.

Simulator trains teachers to deal with mass shootings

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:35:14 GMT

In the last four years there have been more than 200 school shootings in the United States.

Baidu's voice-controlled smart speaker and other news

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:20:25 GMT

BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

CAST studies how robots could work better with people

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:45:34 GMT

A new research lab is looking to find the best ways to train robots to work with people.

Locked out

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:12:27 GMT

The internet of things poses new threats to our security, so how should we be fighting back?

Fast/slow lanes

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:12:00 GMT

An introduction to the net neutrality debate after US regulators voted to change the rules.

Care for all

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:14:41 GMT

These are the choices faced by many families living in Kenya's slums. Could technology help?

Chat and pay

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:45:44 GMT

People are paying friends, family and firms through their social media apps.

Look at me

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:37:29 GMT

Live streaming in Asia has boomed thanks to a massive youth market who spend big through mobile apps.

Hola mundo

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:33:26 GMT

Babbel, one of the world's most popular language learning websites, was set up by friends after one of them wanted to learn Spanish.

Dangerous milk

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:13:03 GMT

The tech tackling fake baby formula, dodgy drugs, conflict diamonds and fishy fish.

Powering up

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:01:18 GMT

They won't give you superhuman strength, but exoskeletons are making physical tasks easier.

Is Apple getting sloppy?

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 17:12:22 GMT

A security bug in the new Mac operating system has raised concerns that the firm's standards are slipping.

Disability sport: Prosthetic feet help amputees snowboard

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:43:27 GMT

Reporter Kat Hawkins tried out prosthetic feet designed for skiing and snowboarding.

Google Pixel Buds language translation tested

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:29:04 GMT

Rory puts Google's language translating headphones through their paces, with varying results.

Tencent: Inside the company's new AI lab

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 01:06:11 GMT

China's biggest social media company is developing new apps which use artificial intelligence.

Xbox One X: Microsoft's new console reviewed

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 00:43:52 GMT

The console can display 4K 60 frames-per-second graphics in high dynamic range.