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US Airways apologises for porn tweet
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:27:05 GMT

US Airways apologises after an explicit photo was sent from its official Twitter account in response to a customer complaint.

Heartbleed may 'slow' web speeds
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:13:37 GMT

The struggle to fix problems caused by the Heartbleed bug could make web browsing speeds slow to a crawl, warns net monitoring firm Netcraft.

Yahoo shares jump despite profit fall
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:59:12 GMT

Shares in the struggling internet search giant Yahoo surge 9%, despite first-quarter profits falling 20%.

Privacy fears over FBI database
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:33:40 GMT

A facial recognition database being built by the FBI could contain over 52m images by 2015 causing concern to privacy campaigners

MtGox chief refuses to travel to US
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:31:10 GMT

The founder of MtGox - once the world's biggest Bitcoin exchange - refuses to travel to the US to testify about losing large amounts of the virtual currency.

City to get ultra-fast broadband
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:14:08 GMT

A new fibre optic network is to be created in York to provide ultra-fast broadband speeds throughout the city.

NSA stories take Pulitzer Prize
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:23:15 GMT

The Guardian and Washington Post newspapers share the Pulitzer Prize for public service journalism for a series of stories on US electronic spying.

Dutch unveil glow in the dark road
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:25:39 GMT

Streetlights on a 500m stretch of highway in the Netherlands are replaced by glow in the dark road markings in a pilot project.

Android devices await Heartbleed fix
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:24:26 GMT

One week after the Heartbleed bug was announced millions of Android devices remain vulnerable to the bug despite Google creating a fix.

Google buys solar drone maker
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:03:07 GMT

Internet search giant Google buys US high-altitude solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed sum.

Pentagon eyes drone wi-fi hotspots
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:22:36 GMT

The US defence department is working on how to use old drones to provide wi-fi in remote locations, such as on the battlefield.

Smartphones 'black market' exposed
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:15:14 GMT

A black market of shops and traders willing to deal in stolen smartphones is exposed by a BBC London undercover investigation.

NSA denies it knew of Heartbleed bug
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:51:02 GMT

The US National Security Agency denies it knew about or exploited the Heartbleed online security flaw.

Protests as Condi Rice joins Dropbox
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:06:36 GMT

Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's appointment to the board of technology firm Dropbox draws criticism from some customers.

Google Glass on sale for one day
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:53:01 GMT

Google will release Google Glass to the general public on 15 April for a single day. Still a prototype, the device will sell for $1,500 (£894).

BBC 'complacent' over IT failure
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:46:08 GMT

Confusion and a lack of planning were the reasons the BBC's £98.4m Digital Media Initiative failed, according to a report.

US card thief faces lengthy jail term
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:24:29 GMT

A key member of a cybercrime gang could face years in jail after pleading guilty to stealing millions using stolen and fake credit cards.

Sensors to prevent pain for amputees
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:41:59 GMT

Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor - dubbed a "second skin" - which they say could prevent dangerous sores.

Airbus wins major weather prize
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:19:47 GMT

The competition to manufacture the next generation of Europe's most important series of weather satellites is won by Airbus Defence and Space.

VIDEO: A look inside a 'Cybersquat'
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 23:00:42 GMT

BBC Click's Jen Copestake spent a week in one of the most renowned squats in Barcelona, following the developers of Bitcoin tools and other open source software.

VIDEO: Firm creates drone fitted with Taser
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:06:57 GMT

Spencer Kelly meets the team behind a drone which can fire 80,000 volts of electricity through a wired dart.

AUDIO: Google buys high-altitude drone firm
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:18:03 GMT

Internet giant Google has bought high-altitude drone firm Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed sum.

VIDEO: Sensors to prevent pain for amputees
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:44:56 GMT

Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed three-directional pressure sensors which they say could prevent dangerous sores for thousands of patients

AUDIO: Woman's £2600 Neil Diamond mobile bill
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:42:34 GMT

A phone user has been charged £2600 for downloading a Neil Diamond album abroad.

VIDEO: A week through Google Glass
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:27:04 GMT

The BBC's Technology Correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones tried out Google Glass for a week, documenting his work and home life.

VIDEO: Mumsnet target of Heartbleed hackers
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:19:37 GMT

A leading UK site for parents and the Canadian tax authority have both announced they have had data stolen by hackers exploiting the Heartbleed bug.

VIDEO: Video gamers storm London Book Fair
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:05:45 GMT

Video game designers storm the London Book Fair

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:32:26 GMT

A two-way mirror aims to take the perfect selfie, plus other tech news.

VIDEO: The app which aims to solve dilemmas
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:29:42 GMT

Click's Kate Russell reviews websites and apps including one which helps break down tough decisions.

How 3D is changing the shape of lessons
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:02:16 GMT

How 3D printing is changing the shape of lessons

3D sound tests carried out by BBC
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:12:48 GMT

The BBC's attempt to create 3D sound recordings

Hi-tech start-ups aim for the stars
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:05:47 GMT

New tech helps small firms shoot for the stars

How to become a Twitter superstar
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:17:21 GMT

Tips and tricks to get followed on Twitter

A decade of digital downloading
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:10:08 GMT

From iTunes to Spotify, 10 years of 'legitimate' music services

Samsung Galaxy S5: Expert views
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:23:53 GMT

Samsung's latest smartphone swings in

Powering up firms with hi-tech cash
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:01:53 GMT

The technologies giving small firms a cash boost