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Facebook builds drone for net access
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:24:21 GMT

The social network Facebook announces it has built its own drone to bring internet connectivity to remote parts of the world.

Google to defy French privacy ruling
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:32:15 GMT

Google is to defy a French ruling that the "right to be forgotten" should be applied globally and not just in Europe.

Obama wants world's fastest computer
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:37:03 GMT

President Obama has signed an executive order calling for the US to build the world's fastest computer by 2025.

Spy leaks website being investigated
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:25:15 GMT

Germany's federal prosecutors are investigating if a website that covers digital rights issues committed an act of treason.

VIDEO: Rovio defends Angry Birds 2 charges
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:35:07 GMT

The creative director of Angry Birds 2 defends its in-app fee strategy and explains why the firm gave it sequel-status to its original hit.

Tool to recognise faces in darkness
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:40:10 GMT

Two German scientists have created a tool which recognises a person's face in complete darkness using their thermal signature.

FireChat launches private messaging
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:09:15 GMT

Social messaging app FireChat launches a new feature allowing people to communicate privately, even without an internet connection.

Hackers tweet photos with hidden code
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:40:33 GMT

A hack attack involving instructions hidden in photos, malicious tweets and the coding community Github is discovered by cybersecurity researchers.

Half of online world uses Facebook
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:59:53 GMT

Half of the world's estimated online population now check in to the social networking giant Facebook at least once a month.

Samsung suffers 8% profit drop
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:47:30 GMT

Electronics giant Samsung sees its net profit drop by 8% for the second quarter of the year.

Top Gear: Ex-hosts sign Amazon deal
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:49:06 GMT

Former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May sign up to present a new show on Amazon's streaming service.

Windows 10 launch is 'new era'
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:10:00 GMT

Wednesday's global launch of Windows 10 marks a “new era” for personal computing, Microsoft’s chief executive tells the BBC.

Bendy tech promise for graphene
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:13:18 GMT

Scientists apply the paper art of kirigami to slice graphene, the world's thinnest material.

Yahoo launches Livetext messaging app
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:13:29 GMT

The technology company unveils a messaging app called Livetext to take on the likes of Snapchat, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.

VIDEO: USA vs Japan: Giant robot duel
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 23:06:04 GMT

American MegaBot challenges Japan's Kuratas Mecha to a giant robot battle to the bitter end

VIDEO: US medical marijuana goes high tech
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:10:11 GMT

A range of cannabis related apps have sprung up as some US states change their stance on the drug

VIDEO: Computer umpires baseball game
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:09:09 GMT

BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news

VIDEO: Robotic playground looks for fun
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:03:33 GMT

A team of robotic developers has built an interactive robotic climbing frame, that can roam designated play areas, ready for children to play with it.

VIDEO: Oculus's plans to take films into VR
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:13:50 GMT

How Oculus Story Studio created its first virtual reality film and its plans for the future

VIDEO: Rory gets a Windows 10 crash course
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:00:45 GMT

Rory Cellan-Jones goes hands-on with Windows 10 and tries out some of the operating system's new features.

VIDEO: Why Facebook is cashing in on video
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:13:27 GMT

Facebook highlights the increasing importance of video, saying that usage continues to grow.

VIDEO: Microsoft boss Nadella on Windows 10
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:01:42 GMT

Satya Nadella has been at the helm at Microsoft since February 2014. Windows 10, which was released globally on Wednesday, is his most important milestone yet.

AUDIO: Motorola wants battery breakthrough
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:50:03 GMT

Motorola's chief executive says he would love a battery tech breakthrough, but believes it will be a long time before phones last a full week between charges.

VIDEO: Can mini printer reinvent instant snaps?
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:54:06 GMT

The BBC's John Maguire reports on how new mobile phone technology could be helping with the reintroduction of printed photos.

'Phone farmers' reaping the benefits
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:13:39 GMT

The tech helping Kenyan smallholders reap rich rewards

Will Windows 10 prove a winner?
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:02:03 GMT

Will it prove a winner?

Ten steps to improve your photography
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:22:45 GMT

Ten tips to improve your photography

Self-driving cars are a distant prospect
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:03:54 GMT

What's putting the brakes on driverless cars?

What next for Google's $3.2bn guru?
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 23:25:48 GMT

What will Google Glass chief Tony Fadell do next?

Will Indians have to pay for WhatsApp?
Fri, 24 Jul 2015 23:52:44 GMT

A telecom report raises hackles in India