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'Fashionable' smartwatches announced
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:51:08 GMT

South Korean tech firms LG and Samsung have announced more smartwatches, ahead of a widely anticipated entry to the sector from Apple.

FBI probe JP Morgan 'cyber-attack'
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:40:33 GMT

The FBI says it is investigating reports in the US media of recent cyber-attacks against several US banks.

Call for Facebook beheadings rethink
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:52:16 GMT

Controversial beheading photo posts from Syria spur one of Facebook's safety advisers to call for pictures to have warnings.

Landmark court cases deleted from net
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:41:55 GMT

Numerous records relating to civil rights cases have disappeared from the US government's online legal archive.

Star Trek X Prize finalists named
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:31:12 GMT

Ten groups have been chosen as finalists in a $10m (£6m) competition to develop a real-life "tricorder" - the medical scanner used in Star Trek.

HP recalls million of power cords
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:27:45 GMT

HP is asking the owners of more than six million power cables to send back the cords to avoid the risk of being burnt by the kit.

Millions knocked offline in US
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:09:40 GMT

A fault on Time Warner Cable's network left its 11.4 million broadband internet subscribers without a connection.

Snapchat valued at $10bn by backers
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:24:36 GMT

The mobile messaging app Snapchat has been valued at $10bn, according to reports, putting it in the same league as start-ups such as Dropbox and AirBnB.

Robotic brain 'learns' from internet
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:47:24 GMT

A super-intelligent robotic "brain" that can learn new skills by browsing millions of web pages has been developed by US researchers.

Intel builds 'smallest' 3G modem
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:52:22 GMT

A 3G modem not much bigger than a UK penny or US one-cent coin has been unveiled by Intel as it attempts to enter the connectivity market.

Instagram unveils new time-lapse app
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:34:35 GMT

Photo-sharing service Instagram launches a new time-lapse photography app called Hyperlapse.

Firm says Lohan case 'for publicity'
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:20:24 GMT

Grand Theft Auto makers say Lindsay Lohan is suing them for "publicity purposes" after she took them to court over image rights.

Lockheed Martin in space junk deal
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:47:41 GMT

US defence giant Lockheed Martin is teaming up with an Australian technology firm to track space debris that can damage multi-billion dollar satellites.

Prison data loss leads to large fine
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:44:51 GMT

The Ministry of Justice has been fined £180,000 for "serious failings" in handling confidential data concerning almost 3,000 prisoners.

LG to sell 'the first 4K OLED' TV
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:45:47 GMT

LG announces it is about to become the first firm to sell TVs offering both OLED and 4K technologies to the public.

Amazon buys game site Twitch
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:57:48 GMT

Amazon buys video-game streaming service Twitch for $970m (£585m), surprising many after rumours earlier this year that Google's would purchase the firm.

UK apologises for White House tweet
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:45:01 GMT

The UK embassy apologises for tweeting a picture of a White House cake surrounded by sparklers, to mark the burning of the building.

Magnetic levitation in 3D advances
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:51:58 GMT

Harvard researchers develop a system to orientate small objects in any direction using magnetic levitation.

VIDEO: 'Whizz up hills' on fast e-bike
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:03:21 GMT

A prototype electronic bike (e-bike) which has a battery pack integrated into the frame has been developed.

VIDEO: How to become a virtual bird
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:51:54 GMT

Click is at London's Barbican for Digital Revolution, an immersive exhibition of art, design, film, music and video games.

VIDEO: 'White space' internet developed
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:18:01 GMT

David Grossman reports from the Isle of Wight, on the "white space" which could help remote areas access fast broadband.

VIDEO: Phones to come with 'kill switch'
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:25:40 GMT

A new law has been passed meaning that smartphones in California will be required to come with a "kill switch" to render them useless if lost or stolen.

VIDEO: How pedal power charges your phone
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:17:29 GMT

From backpacks which indicate which way you are turning to a USB charger that gets its power from pedalling

VIDEO: Is video gaming a spectator sport?
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:20:03 GMT

Video game fans descend on Coventry for the UK's biggest gaming festival but is watching others play really a spectator sport?

VIDEO: Will smartphones change shopping?
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:20:53 GMT

Many people are familiar with buying goods online, but now technology can also play a part when shopping on the High Street.

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:19:23 GMT

Hitch-hiking robot HitchBOT completes a 6,000 km (3,700 mile) trip plus other tech news

VIDEO: Tor Project 'gets cyberspy leaks'
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:01:35 GMT

The executive director of the Tor Project alleges that agents at GCHQ and the NSA are going behind their colleagues' backs to leak it information.

VIDEO: Stadium rail seat design explained
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:19:25 GMT

Jon Darch, of the Safe Standing Campaign, demonstrates a stadium rail-seat design.

TV white space could be a lifesaver
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:21:53 GMT

Could unused TV signal improve rural broadband?

VIDEO: Twitter's map of Mid-East conflict
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:22:18 GMT

How people react to Gaza on social media

VIDEO: Microsoft's 3D holograph project
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:43:43 GMT

Microsoft's touch-controlled 3D data project

Tunisia's first video games boss
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:01:11 GMT

'I want to build something with a global reach'

What does Amazon hope to gain from Twitch?
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:02:23 GMT

Has Amazon overreached?

What your wi-fi reveals about you
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:03:26 GMT

How your smartphone may be leaking information

Could your clothing save your life?
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:03:09 GMT

Could your clothing one day save your life?

Facial recognition v anonymity
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:01:04 GMT

Will your face be used against you?

The king of the leakers
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:47:56 GMT

The man who exposes the technology industry's secrets