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VIDEO: Lasers deliver brighter 3D films
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:16:04 GMT

A new laser-based system offers crisper, clearer movies

Giant sensor for Panasonic phone
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:02:12 GMT

Panasonic unveils a hybrid smartphone-camera, at the Photokina trade show in Cologne.

Judge overturns Uber ban in Germany
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:50:41 GMT

A German judge has overturned a temporary injunction which banned Uber from operating one of its services in the country.

Nigerian bank robbery nets millions
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:34:09 GMT

Nigerian police in Abuja are seeking an IT worker alleging he helped to steal £25m from the bank where he worked.

Debate on internet fast lanes ends
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:28:14 GMT

The Federal Communications Commission must decide whether to offer internet fast lanes as it receives a record number of comments.

Nasa picks astronaut ship designs
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:42:09 GMT

The US space agency picks the companies it hopes can take the country's astronauts back into space - a capability lost when the shuttles retired in 2011.

Apple releases U2 album removal tool
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:32:30 GMT

Apple releases a tool to remove U2's new album from its customers' iTunes accounts in response to complaints six days after giving away the music for free.

Microsoft buys Minecraft for $2.5bn
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:10:51 GMT

Mojang, the Swedish firm behind the popular video game Minecraft, is bought by Microsoft for $2.5bn (£1.5bn).

Tech firms want 'digital ministers'
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:00:10 GMT

An influential group of major technology firms is calling on the UK to appoint "digital ministers" in every government department.

First Android One smartphones launch
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:16:26 GMT

The first Android One handsets go on sale in India, offering “high quality” features and downloads at a relatively low price.

Canon printer hacked to run Doom
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:19:57 GMT

A wireless Canon Pixma printer has been hacked by a security researcher to run classic video game Doom.

Twitch malware spends users' money
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:18:57 GMT

Malicious links posted on the chat forums of video games streaming site Twitch can spend money without users' authorisation, it has emerged.

Contactless payments arrive for Tube
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:05:05 GMT

Contactless bank cards are being introduced on London's Tube, DLR and Overground trains from Tuesday.

Phones 4U shops closing for business
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:11:40 GMT

Retailer Phones 4U has gone into administration putting 5,596 jobs at risk, as network provider EE joins Vodafone in not renewing its contract.

Drag queens in Facebook name row
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:44:19 GMT

A group of drag queens have called on Facebook to allow them to use their stage names rather than real names on the social network.

US spies 'can access German telecoms'
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:21:33 GMT

US and British intelligence services can secretly access information from German telecoms operators, including Deutsche Telekom, Der Speigel says.

Samsung accuses LG of damaging goods
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 14:00:54 GMT

A bizarre spat has broken out between South Korean manufacturing giants Samsung and LG, with Samsung accusing its rival of damaging goods in German stores.

'Largest ever' SD memory card
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:19:10 GMT

Memory specialist SanDisk has created an SD card with 512 gigabytes (512GB) of storage space - the highest capacity ever released.

Chin strap turns chewing into power
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:27:12 GMT

Engineers build a chin strap that harnesses the energy produced by jaw movements, and could one day power hearing aids or bluetooth earpieces.

What makes a global top 10 university?
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:39:51 GMT

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is in first place in the latest league table of the world's best universities.

VIDEO: Smart mirror offers wrinkle advice
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:53:16 GMT

From mirrors that give advice to wireless kitchen appliances - the devices that could be in the house of the future.

VIDEO: The 'house of hacking horrors'
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:52:40 GMT

A suburban house has been transformed to help specialists find security flaws in smart devices and stop hackers taking control.

VIDEO: Indian launch for Android One phone
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:06:18 GMT

Google launches the first Android One branded smartphones in India.

AUDIO: Apple targets TV as a '1970s device'
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:38:54 GMT

A comment by Apple CEO Tim Cook has sparked debate regarding whether television is keeping up with changes in technology and consumer demands.

AUDIO: FT redesign part of 'digital strategy'
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:27:07 GMT

The Financial Times has redesigned the print version of the newspaper, corresponding with a shift of focus to online content.

VIDEO: Alibaba makes waves in California
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 22:28:29 GMT

Internet retailer Alibaba may have floated on the US stock market, but the China-based company is making waves in Silicon Valley as well as in Wall Street.

VIDEO: Could this app teach you to dance?
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:22:54 GMT

A games developer and the Dutch National Ballet have created an app which teaches dance moves.

VIDEO: Formula E ready to race
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:17:12 GMT

Formula E is backed by some of the biggest names in the industry and on Saturday Beijing will hold the inaugural race of the season.

VIDEO: 'Vile thickos who populate twitter'
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:06:06 GMT

David Aaronovitch and Kelvin MacKenzie on the anger that can be found on social media sites.

VIDEO: Microsoft 'could buy Minecraft'
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:53:47 GMT

The video games studio behind Minecraft is in talks to be taken over by Microsoft, according to reports.

Who has won the social referendum?
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:35:29 GMT

As Scotland prepares to vote on independence, who is winning the social media battle?

Minecraft and Microsoft: What now?
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:16:11 GMT

Microsoft now needs to woo Minecraft gamers

Seven amazing Minecraft creations
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:34:32 GMT

Seven of the most eye-popping Minecraft creations

Africa's first education tablet
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:01:28 GMT

How Africa's first education tablet computer was created

Build your Martian dream home
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:00:30 GMT

Is this how the cities of Mars will be built?

What exactly is Alibaba?
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:01:21 GMT

Getting the lowdown on China's internet giant

'Honey I shrunk the ZX Spectrum'
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:17:59 GMT

Why would you want to shrink a ZX Spectrum computer?

Squeezing out water to save the future
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:22:23 GMT

How business is saving water to save all of our futures