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Google quizzed over deleted links
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:56:29 GMT

Watchdogs are told that Google has complied with more than 45,000 requests for links to be erased from its European search results.

Drone finds missing 82-year-old man
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:24:27 GMT

A model drone has helped locate an elderly man in Wisconsin who had been missing for three days.

Nasa seeks aid with Earth-Mars links
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:33:24 GMT

Nasa is asking for help to get data back from future science missions orbiting Mars or roaming its surface.

Amazon reports $126m quarterly loss
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:49:59 GMT

Amazon reports a loss of $126m in the second quarter and warns of slowing sales.

Qualcomm disputes China phone sales
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:07:59 GMT

US chipmaker Qualcomm claims some Chinese companies are misrepresenting sales to minimise their payments.

Twitter's staff male-dominated
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:41:20 GMT

The firm is the latest in the tech industry to admit it has problems with gender representation among its workforce.

Tor creator works to debug dark web
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:47:40 GMT

One of the co-creators of Tor says he is working with others to tackle a "bug" that undermines the anonymity offered by the dark web system.

Privacy regulator to get more money
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:57:55 GMT

The Information Commissioner's Office is to receive more funding so it can monitor the implications of the controversial new "emergency" data law.

Arrests made after eBay Stubhub thefts
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:56:18 GMT

Arrests are made in the UK, US, Canada and Spain after a scam involving e-tickets for Elton John concerts and other shows sold via Stubhub.

European Central Bank website hacked
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:34:08 GMT

The website of the European Central Bank has been hacked, with personal information stolen, but the bank says no market sensitive data was compromised.

BBC trials high-frame-rate TV
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:41:02 GMT

The BBC is experimenting with new ways to deliver TV coverage of live events, with a series of trials at the Commonwealth Games.

Facebook reports surge in profits
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:21:22 GMT

Social networking firm, Facebook has reported that profits more than doubled in its second quarter on a jump in advertising revenue.

Websites frozen in pension campaign
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:19:43 GMT

Eighteen websites have been suspended and arrests made during a campaign, being revamped on Thursday, against pensions cash "predators".

Chinese man admits sensor smuggling
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:52:57 GMT

A Chinese man pleads guilty to attempting to smuggle sensors made for the US military to China, after a US sting operation.

Porn filter shunned by UK net users
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:30:42 GMT

The vast majority of new broadband customers are declining to sign up to "child friendly" filters when prompted to do so by UK service providers.

Windows systems set to be 'unified'
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:16:59 GMT

Microsoft's chief executive details plans to "converge" the various Windows operating systems to aid app creators.

Electronic Arts earnings surge 51%
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:31:33 GMT

US video game publisher Electronic Arts reports a 51% jump in profit for the April-to-June quarter, boosted by strong sales of titles like Titanfall and FIFA 2014.

YouTube star sued in copyright case
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:58:38 GMT

The entrepreneur is being taken to court for alleged copyright infringement by a record label whose own artist Kaskade has come forward to defend her.

Xiaomi shows off phone and wristband
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:36:11 GMT

China's fast-growing Xiaomi unveils a new flagship handset and $13 wristband - both of which are cheaper than similar models from other brands.

Pet Shop Boys premiere Turing tribute
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:18:52 GMT

Pop duo the Pet Shop Boys unveil their latest work, a tribute to wartime code-breaker Alan Turing, at the first of this year's Late Night BBC Proms.

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:26:15 GMT

A smart contact lens that could help diabetics monitor their glucose levels is being developed

VIDEO: The tech listening for gunfire
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:20:26 GMT

How gunshot detection technology is helping police to hear gunfire in the most concealed of places.

VIDEO: A TV world without personality?
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:01:15 GMT

Kevin Spacey's series House of Cards is a prime example of how the broadcasting world is changing. But will a world of on demand TV be devoid of passion and personality. BBC Newsnight's David Grossman reports.

VIDEO: Could you beat Usain Bolt in a race?
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:06:48 GMT

Engineers are making it possible for spectators to race against the world's fastest man.

VIDEO: BBC iPlayer 'works 99.9% of the time'
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:29:14 GMT

The BBC has defended its iPlayer service service after it was hit by technical problems which started over the weekend.

VIDEO: 'I couldn't get a taxi... so I created an app'
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:30:38 GMT

Brazilian Tallis Gomes explains how a failed attempt to hail a cab drove him to create smartphone app Easy Taxi.

VIDEO: Can a robot write sacred scriptures?
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:45:34 GMT

An exhibition at the Jewish museum in Berlin is showcasing a robot which has been programmed to write the sacred Jewish scriptures, known as the Torah.

VIDEO: How safe is the 'internet of things'?
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:59:04 GMT

Increasingly, technology companies are integrating the internet with other devices, such as household appliances or cars. But are there security risks?

VIDEO: The evolution of Bjork's instruments
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:03:40 GMT

Bjork's musical director Matt Robertson explains how they developed the instruments for her Biophilia tour.

VIDEO: The appeal of 'real life' simulators
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:03:24 GMT

From driving a truck across Europe to ploughing a field, why are people playing "real life" simulators?

Senegal’s cattle rustlers challenged
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:11:56 GMT

Squaring up to Senegal's cattle rustlers

VIDEO: How to build and fly your own drone
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:00:13 GMT

The build-your-own aircraft controlled by an on board smartphone

Wildlife film-makers' tricks of the trade
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:00:40 GMT

Wildlife film-makers reveal the tricks of the trade

Fly on the Facebook wall documentary
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:01:14 GMT

The TV team 'spying' on students' social media lives

A brave new on-demand TV world
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:33:06 GMT

Netflix and Amazon disrupt how shows are made

Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:14:09 GMT

Models and conceptual drawings by famous car manufacturers

A company born out of frustration
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:50:25 GMT

How one man's failure to get a cab drove him to try to fix the problem