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Facebook plans satellite ‘in 2016'
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 23:43:04 GMT

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says satellite will provide internet access to remote parts of Africa.

GCHQ 'can take control of smartphones'
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 15:59:23 GMT

Smartphone users can do "very little" to stop security services getting "total control" over their devices, US whistleblower Edward Snowden tells the BBC in his first British TV interview.

Peeple sites 'disappear' from web
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:27:09 GMT

The website and social media pages for controversial human-rating app Peeple have been taken offline.

Driverless lorry tested on motorway
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 11:28:43 GMT

A driverless lorry developed by Daimler is tested on a public road for the first time, in Germany.

11 facts about Twitter's new chief
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 12:50:12 GMT

Jack Dorsey has been voted in as the permanent chief executive of Twitter by the firm's board. Here are 11 tweet-length facts about him.

Will you (virtually) marry me?
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 11:10:19 GMT

An employee of game developer Valve surprises his girlfriend by proposing to her during a demo of his company's virtual reality hardware in Seattle.

Cyber 'risk' for nuclear plants
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 04:55:49 GMT

The risk of a "serious cyber attack" on nuclear power plants around the world is growing, says an influential report.

Social media firms 'not helping police'
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:06:59 GMT

Counter-terrorism investigations are being "undermined" by social media companies which do not co-operate fully with police, the UK's most senior counter-terrorism officer says.

Court looks at how Uber operates
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:49:11 GMT

The system used in London by app-based taxi service Uber is being called into question in a High Court case.

'Butt dials' - a strain on the system
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 09:13:55 GMT

Dave Lee looks at how "butt dials" are being blamed for the surge in 911 emergency calls in San Francisco.

How to tackle network intruders
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 23:46:35 GMT

Why many companies and large organisations are really bad at spotting when cybercriminals break in to their networks.

Routers 'vaccinated' by benign virus
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 09:20:12 GMT

More than 10,000 home routers have been 'vaccinated' by a benign virus that tries to harden them against cyber-attacks.

You can 'Super Like' people on Tinder
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 11:38:37 GMT

From now on, if you really, really, really, really like someone on Tinder you'll be able to swipe up.

VIDEO: New scan aims to aid tumour detection
Tue, 22 Sep 2015 23:39:46 GMT

Microsoft Research is working on software that could measure tumours 40 times quicker than current methods.

VIDEO: The lens that could shrink your camera
Mon, 21 Sep 2015 07:52:40 GMT

Engineers at the California Institute of Technology are working on creating super-thin lenses.

VIDEO: Being controlled by electric shocks
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 23:40:12 GMT

How a device linked to a smartphone can control your movements with electric shocks

VIDEO: Lorry drives itself on German motorway
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:12:04 GMT

Daimler tests a self-driving prototype lorry on a German motorway for the first time.

VIDEO: 'Nosey Smurf was hacking codename'
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:25:00 GMT

In his first interview for British TV, former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden has given the BBC new details of GCHQ's ability to hack smartphones without users' knowledge

VIDEO: Semantic Paint improving computer vision
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 23:40:09 GMT

How we are helping computers to better understand what they can see

VIDEO: Google shows off its driverless car
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:50:09 GMT

Google's co-founder Sergey Brin shows off his firm's driverless pod car and explains its advantages.

VIDEO: The app that will let you rate people ... and other trends of the week
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 23:43:18 GMT

What happened when word got out of a new app which will allow people to rate ... other people? And more things going viral online.

VIDEO: MIT builds 3D printed robotic hands
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 23:40:43 GMT

BBC Click's LJ Rich looks at some of the best of the week's technology news

VIDEO: Could AI help shape call centres?
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:30:07 GMT

A system called Amelia is able to learn its job role through flow charts and tailor questions from customer responses

Fishy business makes more sense with sensors
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 23:01:22 GMT

How clever sensors are transforming food and farming

Twitter's Jack of all trades
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:43:23 GMT

Wall Street will be keeping an impatient eye on Twitter chief Jack Dorsey

'Pay by smart watch? That'll do nicely'
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 23:31:48 GMT

How new digital payments tech is helping small firms

Google's gadget game
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 07:37:37 GMT

The latest Nexus handsets fail to excite Rory

Is there such a thing as a nuclear button?
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 09:57:13 GMT

Is there really such a thing as a nuclear button?

Is your home about to get a lot smarter?
Mon, 28 Sep 2015 23:00:37 GMT

How wi-fi enabled gadgets are making your property smarter