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Hailo says Uber blocked investors
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:41:35 GMT

After pulling out of the US, taxi app Hailo complains that rival Uber is blocking potential investors from offering funding.

Dark Souls II named game of the year
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:40:38 GMT

DayZ, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and Assassins Creed are also among the winners.

The Queen sends her first tweet
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:51:47 GMT

The Queen sends her first tweet to launch the London Science Museum's ambitious new Information Age gallery.

Job centres to get digital makeover
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:12:33 GMT

Computer workstations, electronic signature pads and free wi-fi are rolling out across UK job centres.

'Anti-Facebook' investors dig deep
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:00:08 GMT

A social network promising never to sell user data or incorporate advertising secures multi-million dollar backing.

Zuckerberg's Chinese gets mixed reviews
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:06:28 GMT

Mark Zuckerberg has conducted a chat to Chinese students in Mandarin, leading to mixed reviews about his accent and pronunciation.

Online abuse 'hits 40% of adults'
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:03:22 GMT

Online harassment, from name-calling to stalking, is a common experience online, a new study finds.

US 'probes hackable' medical devices
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:52:35 GMT

US government investigators are looking into about two dozen cases of medical kit suspected to be vulnerable to life-threatening hacks.

Google offers new email app, Inbox
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:02:21 GMT

Google revamps email with a mobile app that categorises messages and allows users to add their own reminders.

Piracy police to be given more money
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:16:02 GMT

The City of London Police get more funding to fight piracy, while two people are arrested for allegedly selling hard drives full of music and videos.

Madeley rape threats complaint filed
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:37:16 GMT

A formal police complaint has been made by Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan after online rape threats were made against their daughter, the TV presenters say.

Microsoft smartphones to drop Nokia
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:44:18 GMT

Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new smartphones, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish firm's mobile devices unit.

Nasa shares free sounds from space
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:23:13 GMT

The US space agency uploads a free library of audio files, including astronaut voices.

Would you 'beg' to pay for Tinder?
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:42:02 GMT

Tinder's founder says people using the app will want new unnamed features so badly that they'll be happy to pay for them.

Yahoo profits surge on Alibaba sale
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:43:40 GMT

Technology giant Yahoo reports profits of $6.8bn for the third-quarter, buoyed mostly by earnings from the firm's stake in Chinese firm Alibaba.

Students build Oculus Moon robot
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:26:05 GMT

US team develop a robot that can send back live pictures from the Moon as part of attempt to win Google's Lunar X-Prize.

Man guilty of fake-girl webcam sex
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:29:45 GMT

An Australian man is convicted of performing a sex act in front of a webcam "watched by" a computer-generated child he believed was real.

Audi claims self-drive speed record
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:29:19 GMT

Audi says one of its self-drive test cars topped 149mph (240km/h) at a race track in Germany, beating a human-driven version.

Saudi cleric: Twitter source of evil
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:44:52 GMT

Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh says Twitter is "the source of all evil and devastation" on his Fatwa television show.

VIDEO: Playing music with your brain
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:30:34 GMT

Could technology turn you into a musical virtuoso? LJ Rich looks at new ways to make music.

VIDEO: App helps you wake up with a stranger
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:43:49 GMT

The app that turns a global network of strangers into your alarm clock, with a dating twist.

VIDEO: Using Facebook to get a pay rise
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:13:53 GMT

BBC News speaks to the creators of Smarpshare, who want employees to become brand ambassadors for their firms.

AUDIO: Is technology killing old loved books?
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:07:23 GMT

Josh Spero, author of Second Hand Stories and editor of Spear's Magazine, and the author Erica Wagner, a former literary editor of the Times mull the question of high tech and old books.

VIDEO: Information Age exhibition opens
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:46:48 GMT

One of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken by the Science Museum has been opened by the Queen in London.

VIDEO: The smartphone that answers back
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:23:50 GMT

How one manufacturer is making its smartphone really stand out from the crowd.

VIDEO: Scientists create real hoverboard
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:23:54 GMT

BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights.

VIDEO: Meet your virtual girlfriend
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:43:42 GMT

Spencer Kelly discovers how technology can ensure you don't have to be alone in a city full of strangers.

VIDEO: Future-gazing at TechCrunch London
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:41:54 GMT

As the annual TechCrunch event for tech start ups comes to London for the first time, David Grossman goes to investigate.

VIDEO: Can technology plug NHS funding gap?
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:09:54 GMT

The NHS is under pressure to close a huge projected funding gap - Dominic Hughes reports on how the NHS has addressed this in West Yorkshire.

Are robots too cute for comfort?
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:09:35 GMT

Why big-eyed droids are cause for concern

Silicon Valley's billion dollar failures
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:04:53 GMT

Silicon valley's billion dollar start-up failures

Search for world's smartest city
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:51:46 GMT

Two very different paths to smarter cities

Can TechNorth take off?
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:05:01 GMT

Will a new tech cluster in the North of England take off?

Tablet tennis a game-changer for WTA
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:25:36 GMT

The women's game looks set to change forever

VIDEO: Creating a $110 earthquake detector
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:08:23 GMT

Creating an earthquake detector out of everyday household parts

Will we podcast in virtual reality?
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:07:22 GMT

Will virtual reality take podcasting into a new era?