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Apple and Google buses under fire in Silicon Valley

Buses used to transport Apple employees to their offices have been attacked, with windows smashed, possibly by people using pellet guns.There have been several...

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...

Intel fix causes reboots and slowdowns

Intel says devices are rebooting more than usual after being patched with fixes it has issued to the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws in...
CES 2018: CarWink emojis seek to replace driver hand gestures

CES 2018: CarWink emojis seek to replace driver hand gestures

A small display that shows images is being pitched to motorists as an alternative to hand gesture communications.CarWink was one of many new gadgets...

CES 2018: Merge Blaster mixes real world with game

A hi-tech toy gun lets gamers play virtual reality-style games without having to wear a headset. Source: Technology CES 2018: Merge Blaster mixes real world with...
CES 2018: Bringing female equality to the WWE's ring

CES 2018: Bringing female equality to the WWE's ring

World Wrestling Entertainment is moving into virtual reality.The entertainment company has also had to rethink how it treats its women wrestlers after a social...
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...
CES 2018: Wireless recharging while on the move

CES 2018: Wireless recharging while on the move

Wireless recharging is gaining in popularity, but most of today's solutions require a mat that is itself plugged into the mains.But one company at...
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...
Kickstart your fitness

Kickstart your fitness

January is a peak time for downloading health and fitness apps and putting those Christmas present fitness trackers to work. But do they actually...
Apple investigated by France for 'planned obsolescence'

Apple investigated by France for 'planned obsolescence'

French prosecutors have launched a probe over allegations of "planned obsolescence" in Apple's iPhone.Under French law it is a crime to intentionally shorten lifespan...

Germany starts enforcing hate speech law

Germany is set to start enforcing a law that demands social media sites move quickly to remove hate speech, fake news and illegal material.Sites...

Iran protests: Telegram and Instagram restricted

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Call for tech giants to face taxes over extremist content

Internet companies should face a tax punishment for failing to deal with the threat of terrorism in the UK, security minister Ben Wallace has...

Police shoot man dead after alleged Call of Duty 'swatting' hoax

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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...

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...

New Year Honours 2018: AI chief Demis Hassabis made CBE

British artificial intelligence researcher Demis Hassabis has been recognised on the New Year Honours list.Mr Hassabis is chief executive of DeepMind, which has developed...

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...

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...

US says Romanians hacked Washington DC police cameras

US prosecutors have charged two Romanians with hacking Washington DC police computers linked to surveillance cameras just days before President Donald Trump's inauguration.The pair...

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...

Tim Cook required to fly only by private jet

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook has been ordered by the firm to use only private jets for both business and personal transport.In documents filed...

Nintendo Switch secret golf game wiped

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

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...

How baby play is helping robots imagine the future

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have taught a robot to play. The robot uses a technology called visual foresight to learn about...

Boris Johnson says UK wants better relations with Russia

Media playback is unsupported on your device Boris Johnson says the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Fast/slow lanes

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

'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,...

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...

What do you know about net neutrality?

The Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote to overturn Obama-era laws relating to net neutrality. We asked people in Washington DC if they...

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...

Origami robot muscles lift 1,000 times its own weight

Artificial muscles which allow soft robots to lift up to 1,000 times their own weight have been developed by researchers at the Wyss Institute...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Frank Ocean has been given his very own radio station in Grand Theft Auto Online.It comes with the latest update, Doomsday Heist, and is...

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...

MoneyTaker hackers reportedly steal £7.5m from ATMs

Russian-speaking hackers are suspected of stealing nearly $10m (£7.5m) from 20 companies in Russia, the UK and US.The MoneyTaker group removed overdraft limits on...

Skin betting: 'Children as young as 11 introduced to gambling'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Thousands of children and...