Busking goes cashless with ‘a world first’ for London

London introduces a contactless payment scheme for buskers that allows tap-to-pay donations. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC News Technology Full...

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...

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...

‘I bought my mum a flat’

How peer-to-peer (P2P) platforms are overcoming trust issues to help us make cash from our stuff. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Nintendo Switch secret golf game wiped

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

Facebook’s Zuckerberg fires back at Apple’s Tim Cook

Mark Zuckerberg says it is "extremely glib" to suggest Facebook does not care about its users. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Google on a bike: The future of search

BBC Media Editor Amol Rajan gets on his bike to talk about the future of search at Google's Mountain View campus. *Featured images and content...

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...

Tesla shares higher after Model 3 production boost

The firm said it had its most productive quarter after doubling its weekly Model 3 production rate. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

How nylon became a million dollar idea

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how nylon became a million dollar idea. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC News Technology Full...

Over the influence?

Unilever has taken a stand against 'influencers' who buy social media followers to game the system. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

How net neutrality affects you

This week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will decide on whether to repeal an Obama-era law that protects "net neutrality". It refers to the...

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...

Snapchat adds 16-person group video calls

Snapchat users will also now be able to use the '@' sign to tag others. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Apple faces battery pledge complaints

Apple is accused of finding unnecessary faults with iPhones submitted for battery replacements. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC News...

E3: Sony PlayStation previews Last of Us Part II

Sony begins its E3 event with a look at the violent combat of one of its most anticipated sequels. *Featured images and content are taken...

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...

How your car could be part of a ‘virtual power plant’

Danish company Frederiksberg Forsyning's all-electric vans are part of a vehicle-to-grid scheme. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC News Technology Full...

How drones could help save lives at sea

The RNLI and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency trial uses drones to spot humans in distress. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

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...

Apple jams Facebook’s web-tracking tools

The next versions of the iOS and the Mac operating systems will block the social network's trackers. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

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...
CES 2018: Food store AI sees what you put in basket

CES 2018: Food store AI sees what you put in basket

An artificial intelligence-based system is being developed to spot what goods shoppers pick up in convenience stores so that they can be charged without...

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:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

'You are being programmed,' former Facebook executive warns

A former Facebook executive has criticised the social network for ripping society apart during a question and answer session.Chamath Palihapitiya, who worked as Facebook's...

New kids on the block

From goal-line tech to Video Assistant Referees, football is always on the look-out for new ideas. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

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...

The robot controlled by your thoughts

How you can correct the mistakes of robots using only brain and muscle signals. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

World Cup 2018: BBC iPlayer to stream matches in 4K HDR

The iPlayer service will offer 29 matches in higher-than-normal quality, but access will be limited. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Broadband over 'wet string' tested for fun

Engineers at a small British internet service provider have successfully made a broadband connection work over 2m (6ft 7in) of wet string.The connection reached...

Ninjas and nanobots

Is the fusion of biology and technology speeding us towards a synthetic future? *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC News...

Google changes rules for buying election adverts

A policy change means anyone buying ads will have to prove who they are and be a US citizen *Featured images and content are taken...

Asus ‘phone with a fan’ among weird gadgets at Computex

Unusual new laptops and phones are on show at the Computex event in Taiwan. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

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:...

Iran protests: Telegram and Instagram restricted

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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...

The UK firm hoping to take on Google’s driverless cars

Tech giants are spending on autonomous vehicles but a small UK rival wants to compete. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Self-driving pods

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

Data collection fears after Cambridge Analytica claims

Political data-mining found its feet with the Obama campaign in 2008 and kept growing with Clinton, Trump and Brexit campaigns says Jamie Bartlett, *Featured images...

Fast/slow lanes

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

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...

Google to open artificial intelligence centre in China

Google is deepening its push into artificial intelligence (AI) by opening a research centre in China, even though its search services remain blocked in...

Twitter 'baby poop' video launches spam

A Twitter video promising a "hysterical" response from a dog to a baby soiling its nappy appears to have been disabled by the social...

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...