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Ashley Madison founder steps down
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:41:31 GMT

The founder and chief executive of the Ashley Madison extra-marital affair website, Noel Biderman, steps down following data hack.

Instagram images no longer all square
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:35:51 GMT

Instagram is allowing its 300 million users to post landscape and portrait videos and pictures, as well as squares, for the first time.

HSBC glitch payments 'all processed'
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:46:17 GMT

A computer glitch that delayed 275,000 HSBC payments has now been resolved, the bank tells the BBC.

Facebook hits billion users in a day
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:47:46 GMT

Facebook boasts a new record, with more than a billion people using the social network on a single day this week.

Lizard Squad 'copycats': Teens arrested
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:19:47 GMT

Six teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of using software from hackers who claim they disrupted Xbox and PlayStation last Christmas.

Woman gets cash for gadget allergy
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:12:03 GMT

A woman in France has won a disability grant after telling a court she suffers from an allergy to electromagnetic radiation from gadgets.

Social media 'must rethink autoplay'
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:36:25 GMT

After users were exposed to videos of the murders of two journalists, MPs say the sites must make their autoplay functions safer.

Vine takes on Shazam on music discovery
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:42:50 GMT

The app says it's focusing more on music with new services that will also make it easier to loop audio.

The digital game that could cure TB
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:16:11 GMT

A unique collaboration between two Scottish universities has produced a digital game that fights tuberculosis.

Google rejects EU's abuse complaint
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:07:41 GMT

Google formally rejects the EU's allegations that its shopping links service amounts to an abuse of its dominance of search.

Zano mini-drones struggle to launch
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:01:13 GMT

They raised more than £2.3m on Kickstarter but have struggled to meet expectations. This week, the first batch of Zano drones should finally be shipped.

Facebook's call centre of the future
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:34:38 GMT

The social network is trialling its own Siri-like digital assistant, but with bold ambitions for customer service.

VIDEO: Kids pressured to buy in-game extras
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:56:08 GMT

Moshi Monsters and Bin Weevils are in trouble with the Advertising Standards Agency for pressuring kids into making in-game purchases.

SoundCloud to be sued over royalties
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:47:27 GMT

Performing Rights Society for Music (PRS) says it will pursue SoundCloud "through the courts" for unpaid royalties.

VIDEO: Buddy robot snubs creator
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 07:43:43 GMT

A prototype companion robot which will cost less than $700 (£452) has been shown off in London

VIDEO: Create beautiful photos of space
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 07:37:34 GMT

BBC Click's Kate Russell looks at some of the best tools and sites for editing photos of space

VIDEO: Boeing laser shoots drone from sky
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:08:33 GMT

Boeing says it has successfully shot a drone out of the sky using a high-powered laser during a test.

VIDEO: The drone guided by a robot
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:04:53 GMT

BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the best of the week's technology news

VIDEO: Could airships make a comeback?
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:43:32 GMT

The airship could be making a come-back with the potential to transport very heavy cargo

VIDEO: Zano's mini-drones ready for launch
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:00:35 GMT

A tiny drone that was crowdfunded in November is almost ready to be shipped, but is still missing some promised features.

VIDEO: The Braille smartwatch
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:06:43 GMT

A Braille smartwatch has been developed to allow blind users to receive and read text messages

VIDEO: Jugglers get chip-equipped balls
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:09:04 GMT

An Intel engineer creates "smart" juggling balls by embedding the firm's chips in his kit.

VIDEO: Sony tests new 'superfast' drone
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:32:22 GMT

Aerosense, a company developed between Sony and robotics firm ZMP, shows off footage of a superfast drone that can fly at 106mph.

VIDEO: Open Bionics shows off its robot arm
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:43:27 GMT

Open Bionics - a British project to create low-cost 3D-printed robotic hands for amputees - show off its latest prototype.

How video-on-demand is changing TV
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:02:39 GMT

How video-on-demand services are shaking up broadcasting

How to be a video games designer
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:00:12 GMT

So your child wants to be a games designer

The watchmaker that hand delivers
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:01:46 GMT

The watchmaker who travels the globe to deliver

Intel Inside... literally?
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:09:09 GMT

The unclear future of the world's most famous chip maker.

Mutilated toucan gets 3D-printed beak
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 23:02:01 GMT

A mutilated toucan in Brazil gets a new beak thanks to 3D-printing

Are drones becoming a nuisance?
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 23:05:45 GMT

Can tech keep our skies safe from feckless fliers?