BBC News - Technology

BBC News - Technology

12/11/2017 05:09 PM
Apple Shazam: Why is the US company buying the music app?
Rivalry against Spotify and augmented reality ambitions are two possible reasons for the takeover.

12/11/2017 01:59 PM
It's time to 'embrace an android' says Labour's deputy leader
Robots can "set us free" by taking over routine everyday tasks says Labour's deputy Tom Watson.

12/11/2017 01:50 PM
Facebook: Jokes 'no excuse' for harassment
Facebook shares its internal policy for dealing with harassment.

12/11/2017 01:12 PM
UK inventors claim funding rules hold them back
Garden shed inventors talk about the challenges they face to get government funding for their ideas.

12/11/2017 11:39 AM
Bitcoin futures trading begins on CBOE exchange in Chicago
Bitcoin rises 17% to above $18,000 on its futures debut, a move seen as legitimising the currency.

12/11/2017 11:27 AM
HP laptops found to have hidden keylogger
A researcher finds more than 460 models have the hidden software pre-installed.

12/10/2017 10:55 PM
German spy agency warns of Chinese LinkedIn espionage
Germany's spy agency says China is using the site to gather information on politicians.

12/10/2017 12:00 PM
In Your Face: China’s all-seeing state
China has been building what it calls "the world's biggest camera surveillance network".

12/10/2017 10:07 AM
Apple 'to buy Shazam for $400m'
The music recognition app already makes most of its money by referring music buyers to Apple's iTunes.

12/10/2017 01:30 AM
Virtual reality used to help adoptive parents
Experiencing a child's traumatic past could help parents understand their behaviour.

12/10/2017 12:18 AM
Paddington 2: The challenges of making the film
An exclusive look at the visual effects behind the film Paddington 2.

12/09/2017 10:11 AM
Uber settles defamation lawsuit filed by Indian rape victim
A woman raped by a driver in Delhi says executives got her medical records after doubting her story.

12/09/2017 09:37 AM
Calls for Twitch to police 'sexual streaming'
The game streaming site has been criticised for tolerating a growing number of 'sexual streamers'

12/09/2017 12:21 AM
The woman making money from food porn
Meet Kimberly Espinel - the blogger teaching people how to photograph food for Instagram.

12/08/2017 10:05 PM
Bitcoin: 'I'm part of a crazy wave'
Three people share their experiences of buying Bitcoin.

12/08/2017 06:27 PM
Spotify and Tencent Music buy stake in each other
Two of the world's most popular online music streaming services are buying shares in one another.

12/08/2017 01:39 PM
NI town 'has UK's fastest runners'
Fitness app Strava analysed 24.7m runs and 31m bike rides logged across the UK this year.

12/08/2017 01:18 PM
Apple HomeKit flaw left smart gadgets vulnerable
The company has fixed a flaw in its HomeKit that let unauthorised people control smart home gadgets.

12/08/2017 12:59 PM
Legend of Zelda: wins big at the Game Awards
There was also a major reveal for Hideo Kojima's highly anticipated game Death Stranding.

12/08/2017 11:40 AM
Pupils design app to encourage children to go outdoors
The two high school students' Envirocache encourages youngsters to go on nature treasure hunts.

12/08/2017 11:28 AM 'I want to be like Bill Gates'
Why, the award-winning musician and front-man for the Black Eyed Peas is collaborating with coders.

12/08/2017 12:45 AM
Chat and pay
People are paying friends, family and firms through their social media apps.

12/07/2017 05:03 PM
Uber's licence suspended in Sheffield
The taxi app firm failed to respond to official requests about its management, the city council says.

12/07/2017 04:21 PM
Bitcoin breaks through the $16,000 mark
The digital currency has seen its value more than double in the last month in a volatile journey.

12/07/2017 03:01 PM
DanTDM named richest YouTuber of 2017 after making £12.3m
UK YouTuber Daniel Middleton, who goes by DanTDM, earned the most money this year, according to Forbes.

12/07/2017 01:58 PM
Now That's What I Call Music albums dominated iTunes in 2017
The long-running compilation series produced four of the biggest-selling albums of the year.

12/07/2017 01:07 PM
Priyanka Chopra sparks Twitter search for most unread emails
A photo of Bollywood star's 250,000-plus unread emails sparks a search for the most bloated inbox online.

12/07/2017 12:19 PM
Steam stops accepting payments in bitcoins
The currency is currently too "volatile" to be a good option for customers, the gaming service says.

12/07/2017 11:15 AM
San Francisco to restrict goods delivery robots
The city is concerned about the safety of pedestrians if there are also many robots on the pavements.

12/07/2017 07:10 AM
Australian stock exchange to move to blockchain
The Australian Securities Exchange says it is the first global market to switch to the technology.

12/06/2017 06:59 PM
Luxury good-makers win fight over online sales bans
The European Court of Justice says luxury firms have the right to restrict online sales to protect their brands.

12/06/2017 06:55 PM
Google's 'superhuman' DeepMind AI claims chess crown
An algorithm developed by the DeepMind team claims victory against a world-beating AI chess program.

12/06/2017 02:54 PM
PM's internet safety adviser urges end to password sharing
Baroness Shields says that MPs should not be sharing passwords with their staff.

12/06/2017 01:51 PM
Nintendo games to appear on rival console
Chinese gamers will be able to play a selection of Wii games on the Nvidia Shield.

12/06/2017 12:44 PM
Google Amazon row leads to restricted YouTube access
Google plans to stop Amazon's Fire TV devices being able to use YouTube from the start of 2018.

12/06/2017 12:20 PM
Sad poop emoji gets flushed after row
Plans to introduce a "frowning pile of poo" emoji are flushed from the latest proposals.

12/06/2017 10:16 AM
BBC to help students identify 'fake news'
Kamal Ahmed and Tina Daheley are among BBC journalists who will take part in events targeted at pupils.

12/06/2017 06:09 AM
Two Singapore 'Airbnb hosts' charged for illegal home stays
The case is the first of its kind since Singapore introduced new laws regulating home sharing in June.

12/06/2017 04:58 AM
Will tech firms challenge China's 'open' internet?
Big names like Apple and Facebook were talking about China's internet in Wuzhen this week.

12/06/2017 02:47 AM
Dolby estate gives Cambridge University Cavendish lab £85m
The donation comes from the estate of famed sound pioneer and Cambridge PhD student Ray Dolby.

12/06/2017 12:42 AM
'One-third of teenage girls sexually harassed online'
A report from charity Childnet has found that one in 10 teens reports receiving threats of sexual violence.

12/06/2017 12:37 AM
Look at me
Live streaming in Asia has boomed thanks to a massive youth market who spend big through mobile apps.

12/06/2017 12:33 AM
Hola mundo
Babbel, one of the world's most popular language learning websites, was set up by friends after one of them wanted to learn Spanish.

12/05/2017 06:05 PM
Jeremy Hunt hits out at Facebook kids' app
The health secretary told the social network to "stay away from my kids" with its app for under-13s.

12/05/2017 05:45 PM
Millions caught in virtual keyboard app data breach
Researchers claim to have found millions of customer names, phone numbers and keystroke activity.

12/05/2017 04:45 PM
CryptoKitties craze slows down transactions on Ethereum
A new craze for "crypto-collectibles" slows down transactions on the popular blockchain.

12/05/2017 04:09 PM
Drone collisions 'worse than bird strikes for planes'
A US study has offered a comprehensive look at the damage a drone colliding with an aeroplane could do.

12/05/2017 02:45 PM
Doncaster man, 71, sentenced in 'revenge porn' case
Rikki Chew admitted two offences of disclosing a private photo with intent to cause distress.

12/05/2017 12:48 PM
Electric black cabs hit London's roads
The new cab costs £55,599 up from £45,000 for the newest petrol equivalent.

12/05/2017 12:24 PM
Nissan to trial robo-taxis in Japan
Self-drive taxis will be tested in Japan next spring and could be on the roads by early 2020s.

12/05/2017 09:29 AM
Child exploitation: Live streaming an 'urgent' threat
Sex offenders learn how young people communicate online and use this to abuse them, police say.

12/05/2017 04:53 AM
Google pledges 10,000 staff to tackle extremist content
YouTube's CEO says some users are exploiting the Google-owned website to "mislead or even harm".

12/05/2017 12:13 AM
Dangerous milk
The tech tackling fake baby formula, dodgy drugs, conflict diamonds and fishy fish.

12/05/2017 12:10 AM
Blue Planet II comes to iPlayer in 4K HDR
The BBC will stream its first programme in ultra-high definition and high dynamic range colour.

12/04/2017 04:52 PM
Facebook wants to mentor small UK firms at its new London headquarters
Newsbeat gets a tour of the new Facebook HQ as they launch their mentoring scheme for small businesses.

12/04/2017 04:41 PM
Beyonce 'unlikely' to use burner email
The claim was made half in jest by Ed Sheeran during a media interview.

12/04/2017 01:58 PM
UK government mulls Bitcoin regulation
The crypto-currency remains popular with criminals, the police have warned.

12/04/2017 01:29 PM
Privacy regulator warns MPs over shared passwords
The Information Commissioner's Office says it is making enquiries about MPs giving staff their logins.

12/04/2017 12:17 PM
Apple Mac security issue may reoccur
Mac owners who upgraded to remove a serious security bug may still be vulnerable to the loophole.

12/04/2017 05:42 AM
Facebook and Google targeted in Australian media probe
The inquiry will examine whether the disruption by digital platforms has harmed media consumers.

12/04/2017 01:02 AM
Facebook creates 800 jobs as it opens new London office
US social media giant says 2,300 people will work for the company in the UK by the end of 2018.

12/03/2017 11:36 PM
Venezuela unveils virtual currency amid economic crisis
President Maduro says the Petro crypto-currency will be backed by the country's oil and gas wealth.

12/02/2017 04:03 PM
Barclays axes free Kaspersky product as a 'precaution'
The bank emailed 290,000 customers on Saturday following warnings about Russian security software.

12/01/2017 01:07 PM
'Snoopers' charter' changes put forward
The government says it accepts the Investigatory Powers Act is "inconsistent with EU law".

12/01/2017 08:09 AM
Cyber-thieves seek to cash in on Bitcoin boom
The Bitcoin boom has prompted a massive rise in crypto-currency based malware, experts say.

12/01/2017 12:01 AM
Powering up
They won't give you superhuman strength, but exoskeletons are making physical tasks easier.

11/29/2017 05:12 PM
Is Apple getting sloppy?
A security bug in the new Mac operating system has raised concerns that the firm's standards are slipping.

11/28/2017 12:16 AM
Super vision
Imagine pointing your phone's camera at any object and being given useful information about it.

11/25/2017 01:06 AM
Tencent: Inside the company's new AI lab
China's biggest social media company is developing new apps which use artificial intelligence.

11/24/2017 12:03 AM
Help is on its way!
Not every country has a single number to call in an emergency. One start-up is trying to change that.

11/23/2017 10:03 AM
OnePlus: Inside its smartphone factory
Click gets exclusive access to a factory in Shenzhen to see how the new OnePlus 5T phone is made.

11/22/2017 12:35 AM
Simulator trains teachers to deal with mass shootings
In the last four years there have been more than 200 school shootings in the United States.

11/21/2017 03:29 PM
Google Pixel Buds language translation tested
Rory puts Google's language translating headphones through their paces, with varying results.

11/21/2017 12:40 AM
Can't write code?
After creating her own app without knowing how to programme, Tara Reed is teaching others to do the same.

11/17/2017 12:20 AM
Baidu's voice-controlled smart speaker and other news
BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

11/16/2017 12:45 AM
CAST studies how robots could work better with people
A new research lab is looking to find the best ways to train robots to work with people.

11/04/2017 12:43 AM
Xbox One X: Microsoft's new console reviewed
The console can display 4K 60 frames-per-second graphics in high dynamic range.

11/01/2017 03:00 AM
How algorithms helped design a concert hall
Each of the 10,000 acoustic panels is unique and designed to give the best listening experience.