Pope warns nuns to use ‘sobriety’ on social media

The guidance is intended to safeguard silence and recollection in monastic life. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC News Technology Full...

US arrests 74 in global email scam crackdown

The US called such fraud prevalent and pledged to pursue perpetrators "regardless of where they are located". *Featured images and content are taken from the...

AI for animals

University researchers are using deep neural networks to study wildlife and enhance conservation. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC News...

Expensive remittances

New apps are bringing a greater range of services and features to the vital flows of money to families around the world *Featured images and...

Dangerous waters

In a warming world, extreme weather and natural disasters are on the rise. Can tech help us prepare? *Featured images and content are taken from...

The robot that performs like an acrobat and other news

BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Cambridge Analytica: Warrant sought to inspect company

The firm's boss is also filmed apparently offering to carry out secret operations to discredit politicians online. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Facebook’s Zuckerberg ‘sorry’ over Cambridge Analytica ‘breach’

The Facebook chief admits there was a "breach of trust" and vows to tackle misuse of personal data. *Featured images and content are taken from...

Fail harder

Talking about failure is taboo in Germany, and it could be holding business back. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Visual effects behind Thor: Ragnarok

Click talks to Alexis Wajsbrot, the visual effects supervisor for Thor: Ragnarok. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC News Technology Full...

Star Citizen game makers being sued

The makers of the crowdfunded space game Star Citizen are being sued for copyright infringement and breach of contract by development studio Crytek.Crytek claims...

Human-eye VR

VR has suffered from an image problem, so could very high resolution headsets be the answer? *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Chrissy Chambers: Revenge porn almost killed me

"There's not an area of my life it hasn't touched," says Chrissy Chambers, reflecting on the secret sex tape her ex-boyfriend posted online."It has...

Drone smugglers caught on camera

The Ministry of Justice has released footage of a gang caught using a drone to deliver contraband to prisons. The ringleader, Craig Hickinbottom, organised...

US regulator halts Munchee digital-token sale

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has halted a multi-million dollar digital token sale by California-based restaurant review app firm Munchee.The US regulator also...

Vodafone offers thousands early contract exit

Thousands of Vodafone customers will be able to end their contracts early after the UK's communications regulator raised concerns over new charges.In April, Vodafone...

'Flirty secretary' smart assistant taken offline in China

One of China's largest tech companies has taken its "flirtatious secretary" virtual assistant offline, following a suggestion that it objectified women.The avatar, called Vivi,...

Does Bitcoin use more electricity than Ireland?

Can something which has no physical presence consume as much electricity as an entire country?The internet has recently been awash with claims that the...

Flying whales

Airbus's huge new super-transporter plane can carry two passenger jet wings instead of one. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Fast/slow lanes

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US communications regulator...

Mishal Husain comes face-to-face with AI and the Mishalbot

Artificial Intelligence makes most people think of two things; futuristic killer robots bent on destroying the human race or spotless factories where obsolete workers...

Contact made with 'missing' Angolan satellite

Russian scientists have restored communications with a satellite days after they lost contact with it.Launched on 26 December, Angosat-1 will boost mobile and net...

Schools warned over hackable heating systems

Dozens of British schools' heating systems have been found to be vulnerable to hackers, according to a probe by a security research firm.Pen Test...

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

Scan your eyes over Apple's just-published list of the year's most popular iPhone apps, and there's one notable omission: Shazam.In fact, it's been a...

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

"Look at movies, Armageddon came out then 20 other comet disaster films came soon after," Brendan Greene explains.He claims elements of his game, Player...

The robot helping to deliver water in rural India

The customised robot is part of a study looking at how technology can help those in rural areas. *Featured images and content are taken from...

The man who can't face the internet

Earlier this month, Facebook announced it would be using facial recognition to let users know every time a photo of them had been uploaded...

Tomorrow’s Cities: Dubai and China roll out urban robots

Drones and robocops are starting to find a home in cities, but will they become ubiquitous? *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

The sand-drawing robot and other tech news

BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Google ‘stole my video’, says film-maker Philip Bloom

Film-maker claims his footage has been misused, after an internal Google video leaks online. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Facebook Live lands Tommy Robinson in jail

A ban had prevented media from reporting on the 35-year-old's sentencing at Leeds Crown Court. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Mirai botnet: Three admit creating and running attack tool

A US-based man has pleaded guilty to creating a giant botnet that was used to disrupt access to much of the web in October...

Bitcoin: charting a crazy 2017

Bitcoin has had an interesting 2017 with some steep rises - and falls - in value.Many see it as a mere speculative financial instrument...

LinkedIn hosted jihadist lectures, Blair institute reveals

Lectures by a radical Islamist cleric linked to the 9/11 attacks and other jihadist content have been discovered on LinkedIn.The business-focused social network was...

The woman who created ‘Tinder for lonely mums’

As the first of her friends to become a mum, Michelle Kennedy didn't have a network of other mothers to share her experiences with. *Featured...

Scammers abused Facebook phone number search

The company was warned by security researchers that the search tool could be abused. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

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

Starbucks has acknowledged that visitors to one of its branches were unwittingly recruited into a crypto-currency mining operation.The wi-fi service provided by one of...

YouTube app removed from Amazon Fire TV kit early

The YouTube app has been removed from Amazon's Fire TV devices four days earlier than expected, as a dispute between Amazon and Google continues.Fire...

Nikon v Kodak: 360 cameras go head-to-head

Two mid-range 360 cameras are put to test by the BBC Click team. Nikon v Kodak: 360 cameras go head-to-head Source: Technology Two mid-range 360 cameras are...

Fake Twitter users: Celebrities lose followers amid crackdown

Some users, such as Katy Perry and Barak Obama, lost more than two million followers. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Robo news

Tumblr deletes ‘Russian troll’ accounts

The accounts were used to spread disinformation during the 2016 US presidential election, Tumblr says. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Biometric Mirror: Reflecting the imperfections in AI

The personality trait rating system helps to highlight the flaws in artificial intelligence. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC News...

Tech firms could be held liable for extremism and abuse

Google, Facebook and Twitter should be held liable for illegal and dangerous content on their platforms, an ethics body has said.The BBC understands...
CES 2018: Coravin bottle-sealing gadget picks wine to match Bowie

CES 2018: Coravin bottle-sealing gadget picks wine to match Bowie

Coravin has unveiled an internet-connected version of the cork-sealing gadget it makes to preserve bottled wine.By linking the Model Eleven to an app, the...

Facebook to overhaul Irish tax scheme

Facebook is to overhaul its tax structure so that it pays tax in the country where profits are earned, instead of using an Irish...

Broadband speeds ‘far slower than in ads’

The findings from Which? come ahead of a major overhaul in how providers can advertise broadband speeds. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Million Britons miss out on 'decent' broadband speeds

The UK's digital divide has narrowed but more than one million homes and offices still struggle to get good broadband, says an Ofcom report.The...

Planning Africa's smart cities

A group of developers in South Africa are looking at how technology can improve cities. Their vision is that artificial intelligence will be used...

Nintendo Switch secret golf game wiped

Media playback is unsupported on your device A hidden golf video...