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Israeli Iron Dome firms 'hacked'
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:44:33 GMT

The BBC has seen evidence that appears to confirm hackers stole secret military documents from two Israeli government-owned companies.

'Draconian' Russian net law enacted
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:05:49 GMT

A new law imposing restrictions on bloggers and social media users has come into effect in Russia.

Dark net drugs ads have 'doubled'
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:01:15 GMT

An investigation by the BBC indicates that the number of listings advertising illegal drugs sales on the dark net has doubled in less than a year.

Tor attack may have unmasked users
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:16:19 GMT

Users of the "dark net" service Tor who visited hidden websites may have had their identities revealed by a five-month long cyber-attack.

Broken robots 'learn to keep going'
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:08:19 GMT

Engineers take a step towards having machines that can operate even when they are damaged by developing a robot that can teach itself to walk, even with a broken leg.

Bid to stop Iran web name seizure
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:32:29 GMT

Bomb victims' families make legal attempt to seize entire Iranian, Syrian and North Korean web space.

Verizon scolded over slow data plan
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:05:01 GMT

Verizon's plan to slow data download speeds for 4G mobile customers on unlimited deals is "deeply troubling", the US government says.

Facebook expands Africa push
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:01:56 GMT

Facebook puts itself at forefront of push into Africa and Asia.

Samsung profit hit by phone slowdown
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:40:17 GMT

Profits at Samsung Electronics fall 20% in the second quarter, hurt mainly by a slowdown in smartphone sales and a strong Korean currency.

Smart home kit proves 'easy to hack'
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:13:31 GMT

Security experts at HP raise concern about smart home devices after testing 10 app-controlled examples and discovering vulnerabilities.

Sleep sensor smashes Kickstarter goal
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:01:09 GMT

A 22-year-old British entrepreneur's new sleep-tracking device cracks $1m (£590,000) on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform in five days.

UK to allow driverless cars on roads
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:29:39 GMT

The UK government says it plans to allow driverless cars on public roads in January, and asks cities to compete to host one of three trials.

Sony's profits jump on sales of PS4
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:08:28 GMT

Sony reports better-than-expected profits for the first quarter, helped by robust sales of its PS4 gaming console and a weak Japanese currency.

Nintendo posts loss despite Mario
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:14:07 GMT

Nintendo's share price drops after the company reports a bigger than expected loss despite the release of Mario Kart 8 over the period.

Netflix pays AT&T to ensure quality
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:10:58 GMT

The streaming video service Netflix agrees to pay US telecoms giant AT&T to ensure its content is delivered to users smoothly.

Instagram reveals new Bolt photo app
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:50:07 GMT

The picture-based social media site reveals a new Snapchat-style app that lets users send temporary messages.

Every Armenian 'to write a Wiki entry'
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:36:59 GMT

High profile artists and politicians all seem to be in on the national campaign.

Tablet screens to correct sight loss
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:32:32 GMT

US engineers have developed a prototype tablet display that compensates for an individuals' vision problems.

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:30:59 GMT

Why robots are playing football in Brazil, plus other technology news

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:26:15 GMT

A smart contact lens that could help diabetics monitor their glucose levels is being developed

VIDEO: The rise and rise of video blogs
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:11:29 GMT

Members of the 'millennial generation' are finding ways to earn a living from skills they learned not at school, but on social media.

VIDEO: Broads-view opens up Norfolk waterways
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:22:14 GMT

The Norfolk Broads will soon be available for virtual navigation thanks to a novel aquatic equivalent of Google's Streetview technology

VIDEO: New tech opens doors for jobseekers
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:51:36 GMT

New technology is opening up whole new careers to young jobseekers who may be having difficulty getting into more established professions.

VIDEO: Making money out of social media
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:59:33 GMT

Samira Hussain reports from New York on the opportunities opened up by technology that did not even exist a few years ago.

VIDEO: UK to allow driverless cars on roads
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:56:17 GMT

The UK government will shortly outline measures to permit driverless cars to use public roads by next year.

VIDEO: 'Passion' is the key to good blogging
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:40:11 GMT

The BBC's Sameer Hashmi talks to the woman behind the successful Bollywood blog

AUDIO: How to protect your online reputation
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:39:41 GMT

Recent high profile cases have illustrated the danger of people having their public reputation damaged by negative online rumours and social media sites.

VIDEO: How to build and fly your own drone
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:00:13 GMT

Personal aerial drones that take pictures could soon become a lot more common, thanks to a new invention.

VIDEO: Commonwealth Games goes virtual
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:08:51 GMT

In a sporting first Glasgow 2014 is being streamed to a virtual reality headset

Keeping the cyber thieves at bay
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:12:59 GMT

Keeping cyber thieves' paws off your data

Can one bad blog blight a business?
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:07:07 GMT

Can firms defend themselves against irate reviews?

Much ado about plagiarism
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:19:49 GMT

Does lifting lines from Wikipedia count as plagiarism?

The tech firm helping a tough area
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:13:27 GMT

The tech firm helping San Francisco's tough Tenderloin area

VIDEO: Sun bracelet measures UV exposure
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:01:37 GMT

Testing a digital bracelet that measures sun exposure

Hype and hi-tech
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:05:20 GMT

The difficulties of predicting the future shape of technology

Nollywood finds its global audience online
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:01:53 GMT

African nation's film industry finds new audiences online

The ship that totally failed to change the world
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:26:13 GMT

The ship that totally failed to change the world