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Pirate Bay founder gets jail term
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:52:50 GMT

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg sentenced to three-and-half years in prison after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.

Millions hit in Drupal hack attack
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:30:59 GMT

Software firm Drupal warns millions to "assume" they have been hacked if they have not applied a patch for a recently discovered bug.

Former Android boss leaves Google
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:57:29 GMT

Andy Rubin steps down from Google, while his former colleague Daniel Graf is demoted at Twitter

WW2 technology 'Plan B' for GPS
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:10:37 GMT

Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS in ports across England and Scotland.

Hungary scraps controversial web tax
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:57:00 GMT

Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it.

Big firms 'must condemn GamerGate'
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:59:47 GMT

Games publishers must "stand-up and condemn" the movement referred to as "GamerGate", says a developer forced to leave her home due to threats.

Speed boost for 4G in some cities
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:56:46 GMT

Two of the UK's mobile operators are turning on technology that boosts mobile speeds in a few UK cities.

China denies shutting foreign sites
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:55:37 GMT

The director of China's internet regulator admits that some foreign websites cannot be visited but denies shutting them down.

Drones buzz French nuclear plants
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:45:15 GMT

An investigation begins after France's state-owned EDF power company says unidentified drones have flown over seven of its nuclear plants.

Microsoft unveils fitness band
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:48:23 GMT

Microsoft unveils a wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well connect to a fitness tracking service on smartphones.

Lenovo completes Motorola takeover
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:34:40 GMT

Lenovo completes a $2.9bn takeover of Google's Motorola handset division, which it says makes it the third biggest smartphone maker.

Apple chief: 'I'm proud to be gay'
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:24:03 GMT

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he wants to try to help people struggling with their identity.

Android smartwatch 'runs for a week'
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:18:46 GMT

New Android-powered smartwatches should last for a week or longer between charges thanks to their use of both e-ink and LCD screens.

Software 'predicts' gang violence
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:48:31 GMT

London's Metropolitan Police test software designed to predict which gang members are most likely to commit violent crimes.

Samsung profit lowest in three years
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:29:41 GMT

Samsung Electronics sees its quarterly operating profit fall to its lowest level in more than three years because of slowing smartphone sales.

HP wades into world of 3D printing
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:26:51 GMT

HP announces the launch of a 3D printer it says will be 10 times faster than current models.

White House computers 'hacked'
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:02:49 GMT

US security services are reportedly investigating the breach of an unclassified network.

AUDIO: UK to have new gaming centre
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:13:55 GMT

The UK is to have the first cultural centre in the world for gaming, which will be based in Nottingham.

Evolution of a robot care bear
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:42:19 GMT

Eight years after a prototype was showcased in Scotland, a robot bear is being trialled in a children's hospital in the US.

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: Tech review: This week's headlines
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:21:34 GMT

Why flying drones in restricted airspace could land you in prison, plus other technology news

VIDEO: Prototype flying car shown off
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:18:17 GMT

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

VIDEO: The mystery drones flying over nuclear sites
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:47:08 GMT

Unmanned aircraft have been seen flying over many of France's nuclear stations and the authorities don't know where they have come from.

VIDEO: The dancers who light up the stage
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:12:14 GMT

The Japanese dance group using wearable technology to lighten up their act.

VIDEO: Newsbeat helps build '1,000mph car'
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:28:09 GMT

She knows nothing about cars but one of our reporters has helped build the 'world's fastest'... the Bloodhound.

VIDEO: Lab for world’s worst animal viruses
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:10:15 GMT

A look around a new lab at Pirbright Institute in Surrey, where the world’s most contagious livestock viruses will be kept.

VIDEO: Breastfeeding photo deleted by Facebook
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:24:39 GMT

A photograph of a mother breastfeeding her premature baby has gone viral after it was deleted by Facebook.

VIDEO: How to build an engine in 42 seconds
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:34:12 GMT

Steph McGovern reports from the new Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton where robots can construct an engine from its component parts in under a minute.

Fashion challenge for Apple's Ive
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:13:32 GMT

Can Apple design guru Jony Ive turn the smartwatch into a hit?

The metal detectors saving marriages
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:41:59 GMT

The metal detectorists saving marriages

How will future city signs look?
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:29:06 GMT

Jetpacks, driverless cars and solar roads

Simulator lets you feel gun's kick
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:35:35 GMT

What if you had a killer product on your hands - literally?

Giant Samsung struggles at the top
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:13:17 GMT

Has the market finally caught up with Samsung?

A day without data
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:06:39 GMT

Is it possible to not share any information?