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Tech giants settle hiring court case
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:38:19 GMT

Four of the biggest technology firms - Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe - settle a class action case alleging they conspired to hold down salaries.

Warhol works found on Amiga disks
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:24:28 GMT

A dozen previously unknown works created by Andy Warhol have been recovered from 30-year-old Amiga disks.

Amazon profits thin as expenses jump
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:50:40 GMT

Internet retailer Amazon reports a 32% jump in profit to $108m in the first quarter, but investors worry over increasing expenses.

Microsoft earnings beat estimates
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:47:39 GMT

Microsoft earnings decline to $5.66bn, but beat market estimates as new chief executive Satya Nadella's push into cloud computing pays off.

France mulls GPS car-sharing app ban
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:53:59 GMT

The French government has moved to quell growing tensions between the taxi industry and private car-sharing rivals.

US to propose 'fast lane' net rules
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:59:30 GMT

New net neutrality rules will be published next month with some saying FCC will end principle of equal traffic for all.

Cyber gang leader jailed for scam
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:04:34 GMT

The leader of a gang which stole £1.25m from two of Britain's major banks in a "sophisticated and organised" cyber attack, is jailed for five-and-a-half years.

A new kind of tech bubble
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:21:07 GMT

Scientists at Bristol University are bringing bubbles and technology together in unexpected - and potentially profitable - ways.

Essex road has slowest UK broadband
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:39:35 GMT

A street in Essex and another one in Wales have the slowest broadband speeds, according to online comparison site.

Apple profits beat expectations
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:23:41 GMT

Technology giant Apple plans a share buyback after it reports profits of $10.2bn, selling a more than 43 million iPhones in the second quarter of 2014.

Facebook earnings surge on mobile ads
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:03:50 GMT

Social networking giant Facebook reports better than expected profits, as a surge in mobile advertising helps boost its revenues.

NYPD Twitter campaign 'backfires'
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:28:34 GMT

Twitter users bombard the New York Police department with images depicting police aggression in the latest social media campaign to go awry.

Game-maker Zynga in widening loss
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:29:03 GMT

Troubled online game-maker Zynga reports a loss of $61m, as founder Mark Pincus steps down as chief product officer.

Robot portable printer secures cash
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:28:48 GMT

An Israeli start-up secures enough funds to put a pocket-sized robot printer into production.

Qualcomm shares dip on weak outlook
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:35:01 GMT

Shares in Qualcomm, one of the world's biggest mobile phone chipmakers, fall 5% in after-hours trading as it issues a weaker than expected growth outlook.

Cyborg glasses express fake emotions
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:00:27 GMT

A Japanese researcher creates glasses that show computer-generated eyes that express emotions so that the wearer does not need to bother.

Graphene 'made with kitchen blender'
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:03:27 GMT

Scientists have outlined how they managed to make the wonder material graphene using a kitchen blender.

VIDEO: Hackathon brings new sounds to life
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:21:38 GMT

The Music Tech Fest's 24hr hackathon where people come together to create new instruments and sounds

VIDEO: Turning the world into an orchestra
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:23:50 GMT

Spencer Kelly tests out Mogees- a device linked to your smartphone which turns objects into musical instruments

VIDEO: Did Pixar make Steve Jobs funny?
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:16:15 GMT

Ed Catmull, President of Pixar, explains how Steve Jobs use of humour in presentations was influenced by his time at the animation firm.

VIDEO: NYPD's Twitter campaign backfires
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:47:28 GMT

NYPD asked followers to tweet a photo of themselves with officers and add the hashtag "myNYPD" as part of a social media campaign.

VIDEO: The return of 'bedroom' programming
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:50:20 GMT

Developer Lucas Pope explains how he created the award-winning game Papers, Please.

VIDEO: One man's bid to make kindness cool
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:01:38 GMT

BBC News hears from a man carrying out a daily random act of kindness or 'RAK Nomination'.

VIDEO: Actress writes her own happy ending
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:16:20 GMT

A woman pioneer in the digital space talks about using technology to create acting opportunities that wouldn't otherwise exist.

VIDEO: Robot chefs take over restaurant
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:43:09 GMT

A restaurant in China has started serving food that's been prepared by robots.

VIDEO: Will robots put us all out of work?
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:50:05 GMT

BBC Newsnight's technology editor David Grossman explains what impact a "second machine age" will have on our society and economy.

VIDEO: Autistic workers get chance to shine
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:24:27 GMT

Autistic people have historically struggled to find and keep jobs, but with as many as one in 68 American children being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. The Specialists Guild, a non-profit group in San Francisco, is working to prepare people with autism for jobs in the technology industry.

How to mint your own virtual money
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:25:08 GMT

How easy is it to coin your own virtual currency?

Big data dividend for small firms?
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:13:10 GMT

Can small firms compete with big business on data analytics?

'Friendly' drone flies on dog leash
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:01:40 GMT

Camera takes flight on a dog leash

VIDEO: Hands-on with Microsoft's Cortana
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:40:33 GMT

Meet the brains behind Windows Phone's Cortana

Forget Silicon Valley, meet Silicon Bali
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:00:55 GMT

Firms ditching the US and Europe for tropical paradise

Big risk for small firms losing data
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:24:49 GMT

Guarding against bugs, hackers and natural disasters

Netflix battles for big budget TV
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:23:25 GMT

The battle for exclusive online TV shows

In pictures: Beijing Auto Show
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:36:37 GMT

The world's top carmakers at the Beijing Auto Show

Where Wall Street met Silicon Valley
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:12:24 GMT

Two cultures collide at the online retail giant