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Drones used to spot sharks in Australia (18/10/2017)
Drones become the latest weapon to protect swimmers and surfers from shark attacks....

Australia launches revenge porn reporting tool (18/10/2017)
One in five Australians have been victims of image-based abuse, but very few report the offence....

AI used to detect breast cancer risk (18/10/2017)
Machine learning is being used to spot whether breast lesions are cancerous or not....

Adobe patches Flash bug used for planting spying tools (18/10/2017)
Kaspersky discovered that Flash files were being embedded in Word documents to deliver spyware....

Social media data shared by spy agencies (18/10/2017)
Details about the data being collected by GCHQ have emerged at a tribunal about surveillance legality....

Patent battle pits iPod father v Android creator (18/10/2017)
A start-up funded by Tony Fadell is suing a smartphone-maker led by Andy Rubin....

'First 5G mobile net connection' claimed by Qualcomm (18/10/2017)
Qualcomm says it has achieved 1Gbps internet speeds using a 5G chip on a mobile device....

Fukushima disaster: The robots going where no human can (18/10/2017)
Click was given rare access to the Fukushima site to see how the decontamination work was progressing....

Google removes cupcake calorie counter from Maps (18/10/2017)
Feature showed users how many calories they would burn if they walked to destination....

Child safety smartwatches ?easy? to hack, watchdog says (18/10/2017)
A watchdog finds that hackers can track, eavesdrop or even communicate with children....

Sweet success (17/10/2017)
What's the best way to sell online? And how do you make sure your website really works?...

How a girl who cannot speak got a unique voice (17/10/2017)
New digital technology allows people without a voice to sound like themselves for the first time....

Krack wi-fi security flaw explained (17/10/2017)
A major flaw in wi-fi connections has been revealed by security researchers....

The dome which could help machines understand behaviour (17/10/2017)
Made up of over 500 cameras, the Panoptic Studio captures motion without the use of markers....

Facebook funds anti-bullying training in schools (17/10/2017)
The tech giant will extend a scheme which trains young people to help those who suffer cyber-bullying....

China congress: How authorities censor your thoughts (17/10/2017)
The BBC's Stephen McDonell examines China's clampdown on free speech ahead of the party congress....

Microsoft Windows 10 breaches Dutch privacy law (17/10/2017)
The Dutch regulator says sanctions may be imposed if Microsoft does not comply....

Huawei Mate 10 uses AI to distinguish cats from dogs (17/10/2017)
Huawei Mate 10 handsets use a new type of processor to recognise objects being photographed....

High speed camera uses 1,000 frames per second (17/10/2017)
The camera that can process images faster than the eye can see....

Why are some women boycotting Twitter? (16/10/2017)
Many users are removing themselves from Twitter for a day to protest "women's voices being silenced"....

How VR is helping to train a new generation of surgeons (16/10/2017)
Virtual reality technology that lets trainee surgeons feel "flesh and bone" is developed....

How to control your television with any object (15/10/2017)
The Matchpoint system can control the volume, channel or access menus....

BBC presenter challenges table tennis playing robot (15/10/2017)
The robot can track a player's body language allowing it to play shots accordingly....

40 years since the launch of the Atari 2600 (15/10/2017)
40 Years ago, video games changed forever with the launch of the Atari 2600....

Why Pinterest boss Tim Kendall takes a daily ice bath (15/10/2017)
A daily ice bath is "like having morning coffee", the tech giant's president Tim Kendall tells the BBC....

Microwave breakthrough helps boost hard drive sizes (14/10/2017)
Microwaves could help make drives with much higher capacities than those seen today....

WeChat translates 'black foreigner' into racial slur (14/10/2017)
Chinese chat app WeChat apologises after its software translated "black foreigner" into the N-word....

US voices frustration with 'warrant-proof' encryption (14/10/2017)
Encryption tools in apps such as WhatsApp "thwart law enforcement", says US Deputy Attorney General....

Pest control (13/10/2017)
How apps using image recognition are helping farmers identify crop diseases....

YouTube star Jake Paul 'sued by victim of car horn prank' (13/10/2017)
Jake posted a video which shows him and his friends scaring people in LA with a loud horn on his car....

Google disables touch function on Home Mini (13/10/2017)
Home Mini speaker units were responding to every sound close to them, early users found....

Facebook 'fully committed' to sharing Russian ad data (13/10/2017)
Data on who was targeted during the US election, and the webpages the ads linked to, will be released by Facebook....

Tim Cook: Leadership tips from Apple's chief executive (12/10/2017)
Apple's chief executive advises young leaders to look to the dead among other business tips....

Dow Jones: 'Google acquires Apple' news was 'error' (12/10/2017)
The Dow Jones newswire accidentally published the story during a test....

Unsent text accepted as dead man's will by Australian court (12/10/2017)
A court in Australia rules a draft text message can be accepted as an official will....

Apple's Tim Cook prefers augmented reality to VR (12/10/2017)
Apple's chief executive suggested virtual reality could isolate users and was less "profound"....

The origami-inspired bots that could perform surgery (11/10/2017)
Researchers at MIT have developed miniature bots that can fold into a number of different shapes....

Supermarket Morrisons sued by staff over personal data leak (11/10/2017)
More than 5,000 current and former employees claim the supermarket failed to keep their data safe....

Condom-detecting fingerprint test 'set for court use' (11/10/2017)
The technology being trialled by West Yorkshire Police could be used in court within months....

North Korea 'hackers steal US-South Korea war plans' (11/10/2017)
North Korea allegedly stole secret documents last year, including a plan to kill its leader....

Equifax data hack affected 694,000 UK customers (11/10/2017)
The credit reference agency now admits that this year's huge data hack exposed some customers to "possible criminal activity"....

Mum identifies child in sex abuse video (11/10/2017)
German police take unusual step of releasing images of a four-year-old who had been abused....

From pillows to concrete (10/10/2017)
Carbon emissions contribute to global warming, so could tech that removes them from the air slow the process?...

New Zealand Police sorry for crash death tweet (10/10/2017)
The police tweeted an apology after an "insensitive" tweet they "quickly realised was wrong"....

Websites hacked to mint crypto-cash (10/10/2017)
Hundreds of websites are harbouring malicious code that uses visitors' computers to generate digital cash, suggests a report....

Murdered Russian diplomat image removed from Batman game (10/10/2017)
Gamers discovered a photo of murdered Russian diplomat Andrei Karlov had been used in Telltale's Batman....

Pedestrian crossing reacts to danger with smart tech (10/10/2017)
A mix of road-embedded LEDs and smart sensors warn traffic if a child runs into the street....

Apple checks 'swollen' iPhone 8 claims (10/10/2017)
The reports about handsets with swollen batteries that stopped working have come from six owners....

Microsoft gives up on Windows 10 Mobile (10/10/2017)
The technology company says it struggled to convince others to make mobile apps for the platform....

No more privacy? (7/10/2017)
Four experts examine the issue of information security in an online world....

University of Cambridge solar car crashes before race (7/10/2017)
The University of Cambridge team's solar-powered Mirage car rolled and crashed during testing....

Honda unveils a disaster relief robot and other news (7/10/2017)
BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories....

Rate cuts considered to boost mobile network coverage (7/10/2017)
Phone companies could have business rates reduced to encourage them to improve their networks....

Elon Musk says he can rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid with solar (7/10/2017)
The Tesla founder says he can replace the island territory's destroyed power grid with solar energy....

Internet speed guarantees must be realistic, says Ofcom (7/10/2017)
New Ofcom rules require ISPs to be realistic about speeds before customers purchase contracts....

Asphalt helps batteries charge more quickly (7/10/2017)
Batteries that charge to full power in five minutes could be the outcome of US research that uses asphalt....

Scam baiter: Why I risk death threats to expose online cons (7/10/2017)
A man who runs an online support group says scam victims are not stupid - just unaware of the con....

Teens 'rebelling against social media', say headteachers (6/10/2017)
Two-thirds of young people would not mind if social media had never been invented, survey suggests....

Carbon-ion battery could mean rapid charging (6/10/2017)
British start-up Zap&Go has developed carbon-ion supercapacitors that allow rapid charging....

Instagram polls expose voters' 'embarrassing' choices (6/10/2017)
The photo app has been criticised after adding a feature that reveals how people voted in polls....

Is it time for a Photoshop button on Instagram? (5/10/2017)
As France brings in a new law on photo shopped images, some suggest social media pictures should come with a setting highlighting them....

YouTube's ad crackdown frustrates video-makers (5/10/2017)
YouTube faces criticism from video-makers for restricting which clips can have adverts attached to them....

A brief tour of Google's Pixel 2 XL (5/10/2017)
The new flagship handset has an easier way to summon its smart assistant and a unique camera trick....

Net neutrality debate 'controlled by bots' (5/10/2017)
A data analytics company says 80% of comments submitted to Federal Communications Commission came from bots....

Google Clips camera: creepy or fun? (5/10/2017)
The new Google Clips camera decides for itself when to take videos, and can recognise people....

Google Pixel 2 phones take portrait-mode selfies (5/10/2017)
They take portrait-mode photos with both front and rear cameras and summon Assistant with a squeeze....

Microsoft axes Groove Music service (4/10/2017)
The company's latest attempt to rival Spotify and Apple's iTunes will close in December....

Instagram baby photo thief banned from social media (4/10/2017)
Kati Ringer, 21, claimed other people's babies were sick or dead in an attempt to get money....

Equifax triggers debate on cyber rules (4/10/2017)
Lawmakers say they are considering tougher penalties in cases where consumer information is hacked....

Fresh twist in Facebook data transfer row (4/10/2017)
The European Court of Justice will now investigate whether Facebook's data transfers are legal or not....

Instagram urged to act on sloth selfies (4/10/2017)
The photo-based social network needs to do more to prevent cruel selfies, an animal charity says....

Samsung Odyssey virtual reality headset announced for Windows (4/10/2017)
The headset is being pitched as a premium option to experience the Mixed Reality platform....

Quick thinking (3/10/2017)
Humans still have the upper hand over computers in an argument. For the moment....

Close call (3/10/2017)
5G broadband could be 10 times as fast as 4G and underpin many new technologies of the future....

What future for augmented reality? (3/10/2017)
Experts predict the AR market could be worth £122 billion by 2024....

Facebook set to hand over Russia-bought ads (3/10/2017)
The tech giant will hand over more than 3,000 adverts bought during the US election to investigators....

Nissan's sweat-sensing car seat signals dehydration (3/10/2017)
The prototype design could save road accidents caused by dehydration, the firm suggests....

Google and Apple report jump in requests for user data (3/10/2017)
Apple also reports a 62% jump in the number of accounts requested....

Tesla: World's biggest battery half-built (3/10/2017)
Tesla said it would build the battery in 100 days or South Australia would not have to pay for it....

Equifax raises the impact of US data breach (3/10/2017)
The credit report giant now estimates an extra 2.5 million US customers may have been affected....

UN to monitor AI developments and other tech news (30/9/2017)
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at the best of the week's technology news stories....

Microsoft's Satya Nadella: Judge us on value we add, not tax we pay (30/9/2017)
Satya Nadella speaks about the criticism facing large corporations like Microsoft over tax....

Apple Macs and PCs at risk from boot bug (30/9/2017)
Out-of-date software that helps computers start could aid "sophisticated" attacks, warns security firm....

Elon Musk: Rockets will fly people from city to city in minutes (30/9/2017)
The entrepreneur says his new rocket could fly people from London to New York in 29 minutes....

Net 'not ready' for vital security update (30/9/2017)
Millions might have been left without reliable net access if the change had not been postponed....

Wooden wheels (29/9/2017)
Japanese researchers are developing new light-but-strong materials combining wood pulp and plastics....

Assassin's Creed: Origins will introduce a new Egypt discovery mode in 2018 (29/9/2017)
The new game will introduce an educational new mode for players to learn about ancient Egypt....

Amazon Echo smart speaker family expands (29/9/2017)
Amazon revamps its main Echo smart speaker for the first time since its launch in 2014....

Will this rover succeed in exploring the Moon's surface? (29/9/2017)
A team in Bangalore has entered the Google Lunar X Prize to land a rover on the Moon....

How an app could help stop a flu pandemic (29/9/2017)
A major citizen science project will spread virtual flu with the aim of understanding how to stop the real thing....

Ikea buys odd jobs firm TaskRabbit (29/9/2017)
The deal means it should be easier to get someone else to assemble your flatpack furniture....

HSBC Beta app will 'nudge' over-spenders (29/9/2017)
The bank's new app will let people monitor accounts from 21 rival banks such as Lloyds and NatWest....

Drone detects heartbeat and breathing rates (29/9/2017)
Using an image-processing system, the drone can detect vital signs even in people who are moving....

Social media terms 'jargon-busted' for teens (29/9/2017)
But Instagram warned the simplified terms and conditions contained "a number of inaccuracies"....

GoPro Fusion aims to take 360-degree video mainstream (29/9/2017)
The Fusion marks loss-making GoPro's latest effort to boost its fortunes with a new type of product....

UK vehicle thefts 'rise by a third' (28/9/2017)
Thieves are getting better at beating security systems with new technology, says motoring group RAC....

Uber is not part of the gig economy, firm argues (28/9/2017)
The taxi-hailing firm tells a tribunal it operates a similar business model to local taxi firms....

BT tops broadband and pay-TV complaints again (28/9/2017)
The company is ranked worst out of the major providers for the fifth time in a row....

Amazon and Google clash over YouTube access (28/9/2017)
The companies have issued statements criticising one another....

Uber's London woes boost rival taxi apps (28/9/2017)
News that Uber has lost its licence to operate in London provides a boost to rival apps....

IPhone X to use 'black box' anti-spoof Face ID tech (28/9/2017)
Even Apple will be unable to explain how its anti-spoof facial recognition technology works....

Tweeters get cheeky after Twitter ups character limit (28/9/2017)
Twitter says short tweets cause users "frustration" - but many people react with cynicism....

Amazon revamps Echo smart speaker family (28/9/2017)
The new speaker promises better bass than before and can change its shell to match a room's decor....

No ban for Trump's North Korea tweet (27/9/2017)
Twitter has responded to criticism about why a tweet from President Trump does not break its rules....

Dubai tests drone taxi service (27/9/2017)
An unmanned taxi drone has had a maiden flight in Dubai with plans to roll it out within five years....

Search on for personal flying machine (27/9/2017)
Boeing offers $2m to any team of engineers, students or hobbyists who can design a flying machine....

Twitter trials 280-character tweet limit (27/9/2017)
Twitter currently limits tweets to 140 characters, but is testing 280 for a small group of users....

Fighting the floods (26/9/2017)
Flooding has killed hundreds and left millions homeless. Can tech help us predict and prepare better?...

Satellites the size of a shoebox (26/9/2017)
US firm Planet Labs makes satellites you could hold in your hands, and has more in orbit than anyone else....

Middlesbrough trader admits selling 'fully loaded' Kodi boxes (26/9/2017)
Brian Thompson, 55, from Middlesbrough, will return to court next month to be sentenced....

Gatorade settles over 'misleading' Usain Bolt water game (26/9/2017)
The app featured a character based on Usain Bolt losing energy when he came into contact with water....

The all terrain security robot and other tech news (23/9/2017)
BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories....

Gamers give their verdicts after being among the first in the UK to try the Xbox One X (23/9/2017)
Gamers have been trying the Xbox One X for the first time in the UK at the EGX expo in Birmingham....

Hijacked software used to target tech giants (23/9/2017)
Hackers who hijacked security software also used it to infiltrate hi-tech firms, say Cisco researchers....

Gym app Pact pays $1m over broken promises (23/9/2017)
A fitness app promising cash rewards for eating well pays up over accusations that it broke promises....

Bees 'go online' in Manchester (23/9/2017)
Rory visits a beekeeper in Manchester who is gluing wireless chips to his bees....

Invisible threat (22/9/2017)
Many firms have no idea how many devices are connected to their networks - a major cyber-security risk....

Brain surgery revolution (22/9/2017)
A brain surgeon in the UK has started using 3D printed titanium plates to replace parts of patients' skulls....

Has Destiny 2 pleased video games fans? (22/9/2017)
Marc Cieslak gets a chance to blast his way through Destiny's 2 campaign mode....

How business is driving the new space race (22/9/2017)
Why firms are spending millions to beat each other into orbit...

Hands-on with Nest's new home security tech (22/9/2017)
Hands-on with Nest's new home security tech, including a doorbell that connects to an app and a security system....

WhatsApp and YouTube terror video man jailed (22/9/2017)
The 21-year-old radical Islamist filmed himself calling British soldiers "baby butchers of the Muslims"....

Fake website fools Equifax staff (22/9/2017)
Equifax mistakenly directed some customers to a fake website via Twitter....

'Payment by vein' trialled in supermarket (22/9/2017)
The company behind the technology hopes the new way to pay for goods will appeal to millennials....

Faster fashion (21/9/2017)
Gigi Hadid's collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger was among London Fashion Week shows using the new "see now, buy now" format....

Shared intelligence (21/9/2017)
The UK wants a "bespoke relationship", but Europol says the UK would lose influence....

London venue is UK's first to use digital-only ticketing (21/9/2017)
Islington Assembly Hall will now only sell tickets through a ticketing app in a bid to cut out touts....

Google: Shared duty to find terrorist material (21/9/2017)
Search firm's lawyer says it is working to identify and remove terrorist materials from the net....

Instagram Live video 'led to murder suspect's arrest' (21/9/2017)
US police say they traced an 18-year-old murder suspect via a live video he had streamed....

Why might Google want to buy part of HTC? (21/9/2017)
Google struggled to integrate Motorola Mobility - why it would want to repeat the experience?...

Electric bus in record-breaking journey (21/9/2017)
An electric bus travels more than 1,000 miles on a single charge in the US....

What can tech firms do to fight terror? (21/9/2017)
The prime minister wants tech companies to do more to tackle extremist content. They say it's not that easy....

Facebook trial lets users hide alcohol adverts (21/9/2017)
The social network is testing a tool that will let people hide categories of ads for the first time....

YouTube to end paid channels service (21/9/2017)
Channels charging a monthly fee on YouTube will end in December, after the idea failed to take off....

Nest reveals alarm system and smart doorbell (21/9/2017)
The firm - which has the same owner as Google - expands into new product categories after a lull....

Hidden golf game found on Nintendo Switch (21/9/2017)
Fans think the "Easter egg" is a tribute to the company?s late president Satoru Iwata....

Google signs $1.1bn HTC smartphone deal (21/9/2017)
The Taiwanese handset maker has struggled to compete against rivals Apple and Samsung....

Nerf guns can lead to serious eye injuries, doctors warn (20/9/2017)
Medics said they had treated patients with internal bleeding around the eye and blurred vision....

Craig David 'most dangerous' celebrity to search online (20/9/2017)
The research reveals which celebrities give the riskiest search results that could potentially lead fans to malicious websites....

UK 'biggest audience' in Europe for jihadist web content (20/9/2017)
Britain is the fifth-biggest audience in the world for extremist content, a study finds....

Neo-Nazi site finds home in Iceland (20/9/2017)
The neo-Nazi Daily Stormer site, chased off the internet in the wake of Charlottesville, has found a company willing to host it in Iceland....

Pepe the Frog creator in copyright fight (20/9/2017)
The creator of the cartoon character says it has been hijacked by nationalists....

Is Amazon recommending bomb ingredients? (20/9/2017)
What are Amazon's algorithms recommending when it comes to purchasing the ingredients to make a bomb?...

Apple's iOS 11 kills old 32-bit iPhone and iPad apps (20/9/2017)
Apple's latest mobile operating system will not launch several ageing educational apps and games....

Smartphone sales boom with over-55s (20/9/2017)
A study indicates that 71% of 55-to-75 year olds in the UK now own an app-capable handset....

Google launches UK 'anti-terror fund' (20/9/2017)
Google will give UK £1m to counter extremism as part of wider plans to deal with such content on its platforms....

Manchester police still relies on Windows XP (20/9/2017)
More than 20% of Greater Manchester Police's PCs run on the operating system, posing a hack risk....

Slow drive? (19/9/2017)
Electric cars have had a lot of publicity recently, but petrol and diesel engines are far from dead yet....

The museum where retro video gamers meet up (19/9/2017)
The Centre for Computing History in Cambridge has an archive of more than 10,000 games....

Staying safe online at 'big school' (19/9/2017)
Are new secondary school students and their parents ready for the next level of social media?...

Undercover reporter confronts spam text message pair (19/9/2017)
The men boasted about being the biggest distributors of nuisance text messages in the UK....

China Communist Party Youth Twitter account prompts abuse (19/9/2017)
The Communist Party's youth wing is accused of hypocrisy for using Twitter which is banned in China....

Nigel - the robot that could tell you how to vote (19/9/2017)
Could artificial intelligence save democracy or should human politicians put limits on it?...

Google launches India mobile payments app Tez (19/9/2017)
Tez lets users transfer money via an audio signal as well as via the internet....

Google faces lawsuit over removing Gab from Play Store (19/9/2017)
The free speech network says it has been unfairly removed from the Android app store....

Uber sorry for 'Wife Appreciation Day' promotion (19/9/2017)
The company urged customers to "let your wife take a day off from the kitchen"....

Alert over booby-trapped security software (19/9/2017)
More than two million people downloaded a compromised version of Avast's CCleaner software....

Visitors 'help' Pirate Bay mine virtual cash (19/9/2017)
Many visitors objected when the site hijacked their computer to mine coins for the Monero digital currency....

Microsoft confirms Outlook issues (19/9/2017)
Email users across Europe are affected, the technology giant says....

Chinese maze: Village makes giant tech code from trees (16/9/2017)
A tech-savvy Chinese village creates a giant QR code from shrubs in a bid to attract visitors....

Burger robot rolled out to US restaurants and other news (16/9/2017)
BBC Click's Stephen Beckett looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories....

Equifax says almost 400,000 Britons hit in data breach (16/9/2017)
Data on almost 400,000 Britons was taken when hackers hit US credit rating firm Equifax, says the firm....

UN warning on growing digital 'chasm' (16/9/2017)
Developed nations are pulling ahead of developing nations thanks to technology, says a UN report....

Sports tales (15/9/2017)
Newsbeat speaks to the stars of Madden NFL 18's new story mode called Longshot....

Instagram secrets (15/9/2017)
The Facebook-owned photo app has become an important marketing tool for many small entrepreneurs....

Kaspersky cyber-security chief urges customers to stay (15/9/2017)
The chief executive of the Russian cyber-security firm says Americans should not distrust his firm....

Moona pad keeps pillow cold all night (15/9/2017)
A device that keeps your pillow cool all night by pumping it full of cold water is being developed....

Reddit troll ban helped cut hateful speech (15/9/2017)
Toxic and hateful comments were sharply curtailed after the site banned "offensive" forums, suggests research...

Apple explains Face ID on-stage failure (15/9/2017)
The company says a lockout feature was accidentally triggered by its staff....

Google sued over sex discrimination (15/9/2017)
Three former employees say Google pays women less than men for comparable work....

Belfast scientists design flexible organic battery (14/9/2017)
Queen's University scientists design a flexible long-life battery that could be used in pacemakers....

Robot conductor YuMi makes opera debut (14/9/2017)
The bot was welcomed on stage by tenor Andrea Bocelli to conduct its first show....

How live facial capture is adding realism to CGI characters (14/9/2017)
The system will give actors and directors real-time feedback about a character?s expressions....

Instagram removes photo showing Stoke boy without an eye (14/9/2017)
Charlie Beswick, whose son Harry only has one eye, says it feels like discrimination....

Equifax had 'admin' as login and password in Argentina (14/9/2017)
Credit report firm is accused of using "admin" as a login and password for its Argentine business....

What will augmented reality do on the new iPhones? (13/9/2017)
Navigation, gaming and shopping could all be transformed by augmented reality on the next iPhones....

Hands on with Apple's iPhone 8 Plus (13/9/2017)
Apple's newly-announced smart phone includes a smart portrait mode and will retail for $799 and $949. The BBC's Dave Lee tests it out at Apple's new headquarters....

Hands on with the new iPhone X (13/9/2017)
Apple has announced a new iPhone that will cost $999. Is it worth the money? The BBC's Dave Lee got hands on with the much anticipated device....

'Digital-token investors should brace for total loss' says FCA (13/9/2017)
Regulator warns consumers that invest in certain new digital token schemes must be prepared to lose the lot....

Photographer settles 'monkey selfie' legal fight (13/9/2017)
A photographer settles a legal fight against an animal rights group over a "monkey selfie" photograph....

Silicon Valley boss quits over lawsuits (13/9/2017)
The founder of online lender SoFi has resigned following allegations of sexual harassment within the firm....

Security warning over hospital syringe pumps (13/9/2017)
Attackers could gain control over the pumps if they exploited the flaws, warns a security researcher...

Chatbot offers legal help to Equifax data breach victims (13/9/2017)
DoNotPay bot prints documents to help users sue Equifax in small claims courts for up to $25,000....

Apple iPhone X: the internet reacts (13/9/2017)
The decision to launch a high-end, high-priced phone with facial recognition sparks strong feelings....

Strava it (12/9/2017)
How cycling app Strava became a must-have for cyclists around the world....

Hurricane Irma: Not everybody falls for fake news (12/9/2017)
White House director of social media among those to be corrected over mistaken information....

Georgia Tech's new robotic swarm for hire (12/9/2017)
Enthusiasts around the globe can submit code online to programme the Robatorium's bots....

iPhone X: 10 key moments leading up to the new handset (12/9/2017)
A look back at some of the key moments along the way to the 10th anniversary iPhone....

Apple suffers 'major iPhone X leak' (11/9/2017)
The operating system of unreleased iPhones is leaked to two websites, revealing secret details....

Game of Thrones S7 illegally downloaded billion times, says piracy tracking firm (9/9/2017)
The seventh season of the fantasy franchise has been illegally downloaded more than any other series....

'Serious' security flaws found on official UK tax site (9/9/2017)
The loopholes could have let attackers steal data or get at individuals tax records, says a researcher...

Money machines (8/9/2017)
Could low-cost automated financial advice help close the massive retirement savings gap?...

Pensioners' view blocked by broadband boxes (8/9/2017)
They are in dispute with Virgin Media after three 5ft-tall cabinets were installed directly outside their homes....

Nintendo says Mario is no longer a plumber, and other news (8/9/2017)
BBC Click's Kat Hawkins looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories....

'Pen' identifies cancer in 10 seconds (8/9/2017)
The technology could help surgeons ensure they remove all of a tumour....

'No fire risk' with new lithium batteries (8/9/2017)
Lithium-ion batteries that are resistant to exploding or catching fire have been developed by scientists....

US judge dismisses email invention claim (8/9/2017)
The claim was dismissed in a libel lawsuit brought by a man who believes he pioneered electronic messaging....

'Dolphin' attacks fool Amazon, Google voice assistants (8/9/2017)
Smart assistants by Amazon, Apple and Google respond to ultrasonic commands that humans cannot hear....

Woman on Tinder date threw poo out window (7/9/2017)
She tried to dispose of the unflushable waste out of a window and got stuck trying to get it back....

Why I use Instagram to tell my endometriosis story (7/9/2017)
Katie documents her life with endometriosis on Instagram - and is cautiously welcoming new guidelines for doctors....

 

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