BBC News - Technology

BBC News - Technology

04/20/2018 12:19 PM
German supreme court rejects ad-block challenge
Publishing giant Axel Springer has lost a long-running case seeking to limit the use of Adblock Plus.

04/20/2018 11:13 AM
Facebook removes 'gay sex for rent' posts
An investigation found groups offering free accommodation for young men in exchange for sex.

04/20/2018 10:34 AM
Google's SMS replacement ready to launch
Android phones are beginning to receive Google's feature-rich new service called Chat.

04/20/2018 10:05 AM
Robot visits a pub for Westworld promotion and other news
BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.

04/20/2018 04:47 AM
God of War: Giving gaming new emotions
The team behind God of War tell Newsbeat the gaming industry is maturing to tackle more complex emotions than ever before.

04/19/2018 11:04 PM
Robo farmers
Farmers are working on robotic solutions due to a shortage of human workers to pick difficult crops.

04/19/2018 11:03 PM
Meet the robots that can pick and plant better than we can
Farmers are turning to robots to plant seedlings and pick produce because of human worker shortages.

04/19/2018 11:43 AM
Facebook to exclude billions from European privacy laws
A total of 1.5 billion international Facebook users will not be protected under GDPR.

04/19/2018 09:46 AM
Ikea's TaskRabbit app back online after data breach
The odd jobs marketplace has been investigating a "cyber-security incident".

04/19/2018 09:38 AM
TalkTalk and Vodafone top complaints chart again
TalkTalk, Vodafone and BT drew the most complaints for their services, the regulator says.

04/19/2018 09:21 AM
The helmet which gives firefighters 'X-ray vision'
The C-Thru lens uses augmented reality to improve firefighters’ sight in poor visibility.

04/19/2018 08:42 AM
Nasa's Tess: Planet-hunting satellite lifts off
Nasa's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) searches for new planets.

04/18/2018 11:44 PM
Why India's Paytm isn't afraid of WhatsApp
India's youngest billionaire, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, says Indian firms are ready to challenge the West.

04/18/2018 04:32 PM
NHS website defaced by hackers
The digital vandalism was spotted by a security researcher and has since been fixed.

04/18/2018 04:20 PM
Iceland's Bitcoin heist suspect 'flees on PM's plane'
The man fled from Iceland to Sweden on a passenger plane reportedly also carrying the prime minister.

04/18/2018 01:03 PM
Are AI fairytales the future?
The first AI fairytale has been written by an algorithm, a company claims - a taste of future story-telling?

04/18/2018 09:37 AM
Bitcoin peaks and falls become race tracks
The rapidly changing value of crypto-currency has been turned into a mobile game.

04/18/2018 07:58 AM
School warns over Roblox and Fortnite online games
Roblox and Fortnite enable players to talk to interact with each other via online chat.

04/18/2018 06:51 AM
Minister ridiculed for saying ancient India invented internet
Biplap Deb cited the ancient Hindu epic Mahabharata but his statement has attracted ridicule.

04/18/2018 04:56 AM
Facebook seeks facial recognition consent in EU and Canada
Amid a privacy crisis, Facebook asks permission to expand use of facial recognition technology.

04/17/2018 11:04 PM
Google's 3D scans aim to preserve historical sites
High resolution 3D scans of more than 25 historical sites from around the world are being released.

04/17/2018 11:02 PM Penis advert appeared in video game apps
US retailer is admonished by UK ad watchdog for the third time since November.

04/17/2018 11:01 PM
Steep rise in child abuse images online, charity reports
The Internet Watch Foundation found more than 78,000 website addresses with child abuse images in 2017.

04/17/2018 10:53 PM
NHS ransomware attack response criticised
MPs say it is "alarming" plans to improve cyber-security after the Wannacry attack have not been agreed.

04/17/2018 02:40 PM
Brexit: 'Rife misuse' of data by Leave.EU, MPs told
Ex-Cambridge Analytica employee tells MPs that UKIP data was received as part of work for Leave.EU.

04/17/2018 01:44 PM
Russia's Telegram block hits web users
Russia blocks millions of IP addresses in move to shut down Telegram messaging platform.

04/17/2018 12:45 PM
Life of a meme
What do pictures of two guys pointing at each other and yelling tell us about how a meme begins and ends?

04/17/2018 11:33 AM
T-Mobile fined over false ringtones
The firm paid $40m (£27m) over claims it employed false ringtones rather than fixing call problems.

04/17/2018 10:28 AM
Ikea app TaskRabbit reveals security breach
TaskRabbit says it is working with law enforcement, and its website is offline.

04/17/2018 10:23 AM
'Lazy hackers' turn to automated attack tools
Sophisticated bots are doing the hard work of breaking down digital defences, suggests study.

04/17/2018 07:52 AM
Netflix overseas sales set to overtake US
The streaming service now has 125 million subscribers, after adding 7.4 million more in the first quarter.

04/17/2018 06:46 AM
Singapore uncovers 'high-tech' exam cheating plot
The students snuck in mobile phones and wore skin-coloured earphones during their exams.

04/17/2018 03:32 AM
Facebook facial recognition faces class-action suit
Damages could amount to "billions of dollars", the judge says.

04/16/2018 11:33 PM
Ninjas and nanobots
Is the fusion of biology and technology speeding us towards a synthetic future?

04/16/2018 04:58 PM
Russia accused of global net hack attacks
Russia is seeking to hijack essential internet hardware, US and UK intelligence agencies allege.

04/16/2018 03:02 PM
China's ZTE 'poses risk to UK security'
Cyber-defence watchdog tells the UK telecoms sector not to use the Chinese firm's equipment.

04/16/2018 12:53 PM
Facebook expels alt-right figurehead
White nationalist Richard Spencer's three Facebook pages are blocked on a permanent basis.

04/16/2018 11:21 AM
Wetherspoon pub chain shuts its social media accounts
Chairman Tim Martin condemns trolling and says limiting social media use would be better for society.

04/15/2018 11:32 PM
Artificial intelligence must be 'for common good'
Artificial intelligence must never be given powers to hurt or deceive people. a parliamentary report says.

04/13/2018 08:48 PM
Coffee trends
Coffee in five charts: How coffee drinking varies around the world.

04/13/2018 03:19 PM
First timer
The big winner at the Bafta Games Awards was Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, including Best Performer - won by a video editor.

04/12/2018 11:00 PM
Bug hunters
Big rewards are available for hackers who can spot when websites have got their coding wrong.

04/12/2018 09:59 PM
Hellblade: Our big risk paid off with five Bafta wins
Making a video game about mental health was worth the risk, says its creator.

04/12/2018 08:39 PM
Nintendo celebrates Bafta hat trick
Nintendo's Shinya Takahashi says he is "very happy" with the company's success at the Baftas.

04/12/2018 08:10 PM
What Remains of Edith Finch wins Bafta's top games award
What Remains of Edith Finch scores an upset by beating Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice at the Baftas.

04/12/2018 10:26 AM
Tim Schafer: My games suffered 'bit rot'
The award-winning games designer says many of his classics became unplayable on modern machines.

04/09/2018 11:05 PM
'600 apps had my data'
Data harvesting is a multi-billion dollar industry privacy campaigners believe is far too opaque.

03/21/2018 02:43 AM
What does the future hold for humanoid robots?
Machines that can fully mimic natural body movements are still a long way off, says Will Jackson.

03/19/2018 12:15 AM
Aubrey de Grey: Treating ageing as a curable disease
The scientist aims to develop therapies to repair damage at the molecular and cellular level.

03/16/2018 02:26 AM
NanoMap: How uncertainty helps this drone fly
MIT CSAIL's NanoMap system enables drones to avoid obstacles while flying at 20 mph (32km/h)

03/13/2018 12:07 AM
Visual effects behind Thor: Ragnarok
Click talks to Alexis Wajsbrot, the visual effects supervisor for Thor: Ragnarok.