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Net neutrality rules passed by FCC
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:01:32 GMT

The US Federal Communications Commission votes in favour of tougher internet regulation, upholding the principle of net neutrality.

Cyber attacks top US threat list
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:07:36 GMT

A US intelligence assessment of security threats faced by the country highlights cyber attacks from foreign governments and criminals.

Samsung hit by latest smart TV issue
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:32:46 GMT

Many of the firm's smart TVs were unable to connect to servers for two days after a problem emerged as the firm carried out a security update.

Lenovo victim of cyber-attack
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:17:54 GMT

Chinese computer maker Lenovo becomes the victim of a cyber-attack following a warning by the US government about software called Superfish.

China 'drops US technology firms'
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:54:10 GMT

Cisco, Apple, McAfee and Citrix have all been dropped from China's official list of approved products, according to the Reuters news agency.

Sim card firm confirms hack attacks
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:04:15 GMT

A Sim card maker at the centre of NSA-GCHQ hacking claims says it believes that the US and UK cyberspy agencies did attack it.

Facebook tackles suicide prevention
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:44:00 GMT

US users who are worried about a Facebook friend can now get them help from mental health experts, using a new suicide prevention tool.

5G researchers achieve record speed
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:46:42 GMT

Scientists researching 5G at the University of Surrey achieve data connection many thousands of times faster than the average 4G.

Major zombie botnet forced offline
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:46:27 GMT

Officers say they shut down a network being used to take control of unsuspecting users' computers and steal sensitive information.

VIDEO: Brain-controlled drone shown off
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:03:37 GMT

A drone specialist in Portugal demonstrates a flight controlled by human brainwaves, and suggests a future of large-scale unmanned flying.

Apple hit by huge iTunes patent bill
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:13:07 GMT

Apple is ordered to pay $533m to a company that does not make products of its own but sues others for payments, in a dispute over iTunes.

Machine learns to play video games
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:00:03 GMT

A machine inspired by the human brain has learned how to play 49 classic Atari video games - a step towards self-thinking robots, scientists say.

Pebble crowdfunds new smart watch
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:01:59 GMT

Pebble is returning to crowdfunding to release its second smartwatch - which it claims will have colour e-paper display and seven day battery life

Europe's 'Landsat' ready for launch
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:32:52 GMT

The "workhorse" satellite in Europe's new multi-billion-euro Earth observation programme is built and ready to go into orbit.

Clampdown on cold call companies
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:29:06 GMT

Companies behind cold calls and nuisance text messages are to face tougher rules after thousands of complaints about their conduct.

US offers $3m for hacker's arrest
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:57:38 GMT

The US offers an unprecedented reward for information leading to the arrest of a Russian hacker, charged with major cybercrime theft.

VIDEO: 'Bionic eye' allows man to see wife
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:08:00 GMT

An optical implant allows a man to see his wife again for the first time in years, and other technology highlights.

Why Orange Wednesdays are ending
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:09:28 GMT

As mobile phone company EE ends its weekly Orange Wednesdays cinema deal, we find out why it's being ditched.

VIDEO: Sci-fi game Evolve reviewed
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 01:38:44 GMT

BBC Click's Marc Cieslak reviews the new video game Evolve

VIDEO: DIY solution to share diabetes data
Fri, 06 Feb 2015 14:22:15 GMT

Why one mother found a DIY solution to track her daughter's diabetes data.

VIDEO: The robots who build furniture
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:08:53 GMT

An experiment at MIT's Distributed Robotics Lab is teaching robots to work collaboratively.

VIDEO: An eco-system inside your home
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:48:36 GMT

The smart garden that fits inside your house and provides fresh healthy food

VIDEO: Computer teaches itself to play games
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:09:17 GMT

Researchers say they have developed an artificial intelligence system that has taught itself how to win 1980s computer games.

VIDEO: Teenager hails new bionic hand
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:47:19 GMT

A teenage girl has spoken of the change in her life after being given a bionic hand - the technology for which is being developed by scientists on Tyneside.

VIDEO: The smart bandage treating wounds
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:09:03 GMT

Dan Simmons looks at the medical devices of the future.

VIDEO: Making chess a spectator sport
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:14:27 GMT

MIT's Media Labs aims to make chess more accessible to spectators by including live match data.

Are tablets falling out of favour?
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:05:54 GMT

Are tablets losing their appeal?

Can technology help combat CV fraud?
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:01:46 GMT

The tech combating job applicant fraud

VIDEO: Commutes made easier with maths
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:52:51 GMT

Using advanced maths to make your ride to work easier

Social media driving: Know the rules
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:32:18 GMT

Know the law on using a phone while driving

Kickstarter - now just a store?
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:02:13 GMT

Does the new Pebble smartwatch belong on Kickstarter?

What happened to the air-conditioned stadium?
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:57:20 GMT

Can you really air condition an open stadium?