BBC News - Technology

BBC News - Technology

10/20/2017 05:31 AM
Middlesbrough modified Kodi box trader gets suspended jail term
Brian Thompson had planned to argue the law in connection with the boxes was a "grey area".

10/20/2017 04:21 AM
Tech firms to remove extremist posts within hours
Firms such as Facebook and Twitter have agreed to do more to remove extremist content within hours of it being posted.

10/20/2017 02:26 AM
MH370: Malaysia in talks with US firm to restart plane search
The Malaysian government is exploring a "no find-no fee" style deal with Texas-based company Ocean Infinity.

10/20/2017 02:18 AM
Bitcoin boom prompts growth of coin-mining malware
The coin-mining software can grab processor power and drain phone batteries quickly, warn security firms

10/20/2017 01:12 AM
Political podcasting tips: Miliband, Chorley and Mason
Getting tips about going digital from Ed Miliband, Matt Chorley and Chris Mason.

10/20/2017 01:04 AM
Famous Irishmen subject of Westminster Wiki editing spree
Someone with a Westminster IP address has been editing web entries on famous Irish people.

10/20/2017 12:40 AM
Players ‘applaud’ Xi Jinping in Tencent game
The game, which celebrates the Communist Party Congress, lets users "clap" Xi Jinping by tapping their phone screen

10/19/2017 09:44 PM
3D-printed concrete cycle bridge opens and other news
BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

10/19/2017 04:24 PM
How games firm made Destiny 2
Newsbeat has been given exclusive behind the scenes access to Bungie, the gaming studio behind the Halo and Destiny franchises.

10/19/2017 11:08 AM
The global shop
Online retailers have a shop window to the world, but how do you handle all those payments?

10/19/2017 11:03 AM
Mobile companies overcharging customers after contracts end
The UK government said the firms needed to inform customers when they had paid for their handsets.

10/19/2017 02:46 AM
Amazon: More than 100 cities bid for new headquarters
The deadline is approaching for US cities to submit proposals to host Amazon's new headquarters.

10/19/2017 02:37 AM
How does this look? Be your own virtual make-up artist
French cosmetics chain Sephora is using augmented reality so that customers can try on make-up virtually, before buying it.

10/19/2017 12:25 AM
Native American tribe sues Amazon and Microsoft
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe was assigned data-processing patents by technology company SRC Labs.

10/18/2017 11:22 AM
Still photographs spring to life
New software animates still photos so that subjects can be made to smile and pull expressions.

10/18/2017 05:04 AM
Giant robots clash in US-Japan battle
The human-piloted machines fired weapons at one another.

10/18/2017 04:47 AM
YouTube star Casey Neistat criticises video site's leaders
Award-winning vlogger Casey Neistat claims video creators could leave the service en masse.

10/18/2017 01:18 AM
Snapchat to make original TV-style shows
The social media app teams up with NBC to create a new studio where they plan to make original shows.

10/17/2017 11:48 PM
Twitter pledges tougher action against abuse
The social network says it will impose new restrictions on pornographic and hateful imagery.

10/17/2017 10:56 PM
'Future city' to be built in Canada by Alphabet company
Google sister company Sidewalk Labs is to build a digital city on Toronto's waterfront.

10/17/2017 10:44 PM
World's first floating wind farm starts generating electricity
The five 175-metre high turbines have been installed 15 miles off the Aberdeenshire coast.

10/17/2017 10:05 PM
'Revolutionary' car seat with inbuilt airbag launched
The airbag uses compressed air to cushion a child's neck from the impact of a crash.

10/17/2017 04:13 PM
Australia's Crown casino denies slot-machine 'tampering'
Australia's parliament hears claims that Crown casino deliberately removed betting options.

10/17/2017 11:41 AM
Child safety smartwatches ‘easy’ to hack, watchdog says
A watchdog finds that hackers can track, eavesdrop or even communicate with children.

10/17/2017 11:38 AM
Fukushima disaster: The robots going where no human can
Click was given rare access to the Fukushima site to see how the decontamination work was progressing.

10/17/2017 11:26 AM
Amazon and eBay warned by MPs about VAT fraudsters
The websites are accused by MPs of profiting from sellers who do not charge the tax on UK sales.

10/17/2017 05:23 AM
Social media data shared by spy agencies
Details about the data being collected by GCHQ have emerged at a tribunal about surveillance legality.

10/17/2017 04:42 AM
Adobe patches Flash bug used for planting spying tools
Kaspersky discovered that Flash files were being embedded in Word documents to deliver spyware.

10/17/2017 03:13 AM
'First 5G mobile net connection' claimed by Qualcomm
Qualcomm says it has achieved 1Gbps internet speeds using a 5G chip on a mobile device.

10/17/2017 02:45 AM
Low success rate for government online ID service
Gov.uk Verify fails to register most users trying to access government services.

10/17/2017 01:42 AM
AI used to detect breast cancer risk
Machine learning is being used to spot whether breast lesions are cancerous or not.

10/17/2017 01:01 AM
Patent battle pits iPod father v Android creator
A start-up funded by Tony Fadell is suing a smartphone-maker led by Andy Rubin.

10/16/2017 11:08 PM
Google removes cupcake calorie counter from Maps
Feature showed users how many calories they would burn if they walked to destination.

10/16/2017 07:03 PM
Australia launches revenge porn reporting tool
One in five Australians have been victims of image-based abuse, but very few report the offence.

10/16/2017 11:21 AM
High speed camera uses 1,000 frames per second
The camera that can process images faster than the eye can see.

10/16/2017 11:11 AM
Drones used to spot sharks in Australia
Drones become the latest weapon to protect swimmers and surfers from shark attacks.

10/16/2017 09:35 AM
Daimler recalls 400,000 Mercedes-Benz cars in the UK
More than a million vehicles worldwide are being recalled over a potential airbag safety issue.

10/16/2017 05:20 AM
UK TV drama about North Korea hit by cyber-attack
The TV series Opposite Number was cancelled following a cyber-attack in 2014.

10/16/2017 02:16 AM
Huawei Mate 10 uses AI to distinguish cats from dogs
Huawei Mate 10 handsets use a new type of processor to recognise objects being photographed.

10/16/2017 02:01 AM
Krack wi-fi security flaw explained
A major flaw in wi-fi connections has been revealed by security researchers.

10/16/2017 01:59 AM
Microsoft Windows 10 breaches Dutch privacy law
The Dutch regulator says sanctions may be imposed if Microsoft does not comply.

10/15/2017 11:00 PM
Drone collides with commercial aeroplane in Canada
The aircraft sustained only minor damage and landed safely, the Canadian transport minister said.

10/15/2017 10:31 PM
Facebook funds anti-bullying training in schools
The tech giant will extend a scheme which trains young people to help those who suffer cyber-bullying.

10/15/2017 10:17 PM
Wi-fi security flaw 'puts devices at risk of hacks'
Researchers have revealed details of a major problem with the way wi-fi data is protected.

10/15/2017 11:47 AM
China congress: How authorities censor your thoughts
The BBC's Stephen McDonell examines China's clampdown on free speech ahead of the party congress.

10/15/2017 11:46 AM
The dome which could help machines understand behaviour
Made up of over 500 cameras, the Panoptic Studio captures motion without the use of markers.

10/14/2017 12:05 PM
How VR is helping to train a new generation of surgeons
Virtual reality technology that lets trainee surgeons feel "flesh and bone" is developed.

10/14/2017 11:46 AM
Can we teach robots ethics?
We are not used to the idea of machines making ethical decisions, but the day when they will routinely do this - by themselves - is fast approaching.

10/13/2017 12:28 PM
Why Pinterest boss Tim Kendall takes a daily ice bath
A daily ice bath is "like having morning coffee", the tech giant's president Tim Kendall tells the BBC.

10/13/2017 05:48 AM
YouTube lifts Swazi bare-breasted dancer restrictions
YouTube denies accusations of racism, saying it wanted to be culturally sensitive about uploads.

10/13/2017 01:23 AM
US voices frustration with 'warrant-proof' encryption
Encryption tools in apps such as WhatsApp "thwart law enforcement", says US Deputy Attorney General.

10/13/2017 12:13 AM
40 years since the launch of the Atari 2600
40 Years ago, video games changed forever with the launch of the Atari 2600.

10/12/2017 09:32 PM
UK mobile coverage 'deplorable', says Lord Adonis
The national infrastructure commission head also warns the UK faces gridlock on roads, railways and in the skies.

10/12/2017 01:01 PM
Next-generation internet
What will it take to build the ultra-fast internet of the future?

10/12/2017 11:09 AM
Pest control
How apps using image recognition are helping farmers identify crop diseases.

10/12/2017 02:52 AM
Branson's Virgin Group invests in Hyperloop One
Sir Richard is joining the board of the pod-based US transport company.

10/09/2017 11:30 AM
From pillows to concrete
Carbon emissions contribute to global warming, so could tech that removes them from the air slow the process?

10/08/2017 11:08 AM
Blue sky thinking
British scientists played a key role in developing radar, which has helped deliver safer skies.

10/06/2017 12:08 PM
Scam support
A man who runs an online support group says scam victims are not stupid - just unaware of the con.

10/05/2017 07:12 PM
Honda unveils a disaster relief robot and other news
BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

10/05/2017 11:58 AM
No more privacy?
Four experts examine the issue of information security in an online world.

10/05/2017 11:12 AM
Out of control
Carmakers are increasingly sending vehicle software updates wirelessly, but how risky is this?

10/04/2017 09:08 PM
Carbon-ion battery could mean rapid charging
British start-up Zap&Go has developed carbon-ion supercapacitors that allow rapid charging.

10/04/2017 05:30 AM
A brief tour of Google's Pixel 2 XL
The new flagship handset has an easier way to summon its smart assistant and a unique camera trick.

10/03/2017 09:03 PM
Assassin’s Creed Origins preview
Marc Cieslak previews the latest instalment of the adventure series set in ancient Egypt

10/02/2017 11:19 AM
Close call
5G broadband could be 10 times as fast as 4G and underpin many new technologies of the future.

10/01/2017 07:11 PM
What future for augmented reality?
Experts predict the AR market could be worth £122 billion by 2024.

10/01/2017 01:31 PM
Quick thinking
Humans still have the upper hand over computers in an argument. For the moment.

09/28/2017 10:58 PM
UN to monitor AI developments and other tech news
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at the best of the week's technology news stories.

09/27/2017 11:57 PM
Amazon Echo smart speaker family expands
Amazon revamps its main Echo smart speaker for the first time since its launch in 2014.

09/20/2017 03:59 PM
Nest's new home security tech
Hands-on with Nest's new home security tech, including a doorbell that connects to an app and a security system.