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China tech giant in spat with state
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:46:14 GMT

China's biggest internet retailer, Alibaba, is involved in a harshly worded spat with one of the country's regulators in a highly unusual public clash.

Web attacks 'growing' in volume
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:39:32 GMT

Hacktivists and angry gamers are becoming the main users of net attacks that knock sites offline by bombarding them with data, suggests a report

Apple profit 'biggest in history'
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:22:28 GMT

Record sales of iPhones help Apple to report a first quarter profit of $18bn, the biggest ever quarterly profit for a public company.

Police raid Amazon's Tokyo offices
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:45:01 GMT

Japanese police have raided Amazon's Tokyo offices as part of an investigation into alleged sales of images of child sexual abuse.

Electronic Arts shares up on results
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:37:10 GMT

Shares in Electronic Arts jump almost 5% after the video games publisher reports stronger than expected results.

Wired dazed after offer goes viral
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:45:51 GMT

Wired magazine apologises to subscribers after becoming "overwhelmed" by demand for a fitness tracker gift offer that went viral on the internet.

Yahoo to spin-off Alibaba stake
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:32:53 GMT

Yahoo announces a plan to spin-off its 15% stake in China's Alibaba Group and hand the business to its shareholders.

Revived snoopers' charter shelved
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:26:39 GMT

An attempt to bring back the controversial measures is dropped, but peers demand to see the government's private draft of new legislation instead.

Scanner locates potential potholes
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:47:34 GMT

Smart scanners that can identify the sites of potholes before they form are being developed by academics at Nottingham Trent University.

Twitter adds group messages and video
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:33:06 GMT

The social network activates promised new features in an attempt to boost engagement on Twitter.

Thailand draws up tough drone laws
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:04:13 GMT

The Transport Ministry in Thailand is seeking to ban all unlicensed drone flights, local media reports.

Facebook suffers widespread fault
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:56:51 GMT

Facebook says it was responsible for a fault that caused its social network, Instagram photo service and other apps to become unavailable for about 40 minutes.

TalkTalk forces porn filter choice
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:45:51 GMT

TalkTalk says customers who have not yet chosen whether to activate net filters must opt out of its safety system if they wish to continue viewing adult material online.

Facebook complies with Turkey block
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:42:24 GMT

Facebook has blocked a page which a Turkish court claimed was offensive to the Prophet Muhammad.

China blocks virtual network use
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:15:34 GMT

China has blocked several popular services that let citizens skirt state censorship systems and reach banned sites.

Device triggers White House alert
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:42:18 GMT

A flying device known as a "quad copter" triggered a security alert when it landed in the grounds of the White House, a US official says.

Timeline of the connected generation
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:54:19 GMT

A timeline of the major developments in news technology and what is expected to come next.

VIDEO: Future of News - BBC Editors look at Technology, People and Stories
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:35:10 GMT

Future of News - BBC Editors look at Technology, People and Stories

VIDEO: Tech helps lifts scale new heights
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:01:18 GMT

How technology will allow lifts to go higher than ever before and even move sideways

VIDEO: Park your car with a smartwatch
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:40:10 GMT

From the cars that steer themselves to smartphone apps that monitor your driving

VIDEO: CES 2015: Testing the latest drones
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 08:41:46 GMT

The BBC Click team put three of the latest drones through their paces

VIDEO: The robot that paints your nails
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:17:59 GMT

A Japanese robot has been programmed to take on a range of tasks - from painting nails to cooking.

VIDEO: 'Holodeck’ recreates crimes in 3D
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:31:47 GMT

Researchers have developed a virtual reality system that recreates crime scenes as virtual worlds.

VIDEO: Peers try to revive 'snooping' powers
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:41:20 GMT

Four Labour, Conservative and Lib Dem peers try re-introduce Communications Data Bill powers to aid security services.

VIDEO: How was Malaysia Airlines 'hacked'?
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:43:13 GMT

The website for Malaysia Airlines was rendered inaccessible thanks to a cyber-attack. But how did it happen? BBC technology reporter Dave Lee explains.

VIDEO: 3D printed heart saves girl's life
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:01:09 GMT

A two-year-old girl who was born with a serious heart defect has had a life-saving operation thanks to a 3D printer.

VIDEO: Tackling the rise of cyber-stalking
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:17:18 GMT

Advances in technology have led to an increase in cyber-stalking, but what is the best way of tackling the problem and deterring the stalkers?

VIDEO: Zero to £1m: How car website rocketed
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:05:28 GMT

Datshiane Navanayagam meets Adnan Ebrahim, founder and boss of popular car enthusiasts' website Car Throttle.

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:24:26 GMT

The laser-etched metal surfaces that repel water, plus other technology news

VIDEO: AI technology 'will take your job'
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:47:01 GMT

Robert Shiller, regarded as one of the most influential economists in the world, has said society is "in a panic" about artificial intelligence.

Why can't we let go of our old tech?
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:28:52 GMT

Why can't we let go of our old tech?

How to build world's tallest lift
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:01:21 GMT

How to build the world's tallest lift

Africa's new breed of 'solar-preneurs'
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:07:37 GMT

Africa's "solar-preneurs" bring light to the unconnected

Seven insane ways tech will change news
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:32:10 GMT

How Rory thinks gadgets will change news forever

Deaf clubs versus smartphones
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:36:54 GMT

Apps threaten deaf social clubs

Calls to tackle online Islamophobia
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:33:06 GMT

Concerns the Paris attacks are fuelling an anti-Muslim backlash on social media

The petrolhead and his hit car website
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:22 GMT

The young car fan whose website is a growing hit with petrolheads

Whatever happened to the future?
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:57:28 GMT

Whatever happened to the future of transport?