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Smart luggage firms close because of airline battery rules

12:19 PM 18/05/2018

Two firms have closed this month, citing changes in airline policies on carrying batteries.

US mugshot website owners face criminal charges

11:41 AM 18/05/2018

The site published images of people taken by police after arrest and asked for cash to remove them.

Cambridge Analytica starts bankruptcy proceedings in US

09:31 AM 18/05/2018

The firm at the centre of the Facebook data row has filed legal papers that will see it wound up.

Broadband speeds 'far slower than in ads'

11:03 PM 17/05/2018

The findings from Which? come ahead of a major overhaul in how providers can advertise broadband speeds.

Airbnb to report homeowners' income to Danish tax authorities

10:56 AM 18/05/2018

The rental site will report homeowners' income to the Danish tax authorities in the first deal of its kind.

PayPal acquires Swedish payments firm iZettle

11:02 PM 17/05/2018

The move will boost PayPal's in-store presence as competition in the digital payments sector grow.

How VR could bring Glastonbury into your living room

10:42 PM 17/05/2018

Concerts in your living room and other ways tech is changing music.

China car app Didi updates safety measures after murder

10:37 AM 17/05/2018

The country's equivalent of Uber is overhauling a service following the murder of a female passenger

YouTube unveils new music streaming service

08:54 AM 17/05/2018

The new app will combine millions of official songs with all the music already on YouTube.

UK 'leading world' in compassionate technology

02:01 AM 17/05/2018

A report shows the UK tech sector is growing much faster than the rest of the economy.

Ocado shares rise 44% on news of Kroger tech deal

04:12 PM 17/05/2018

The online grocer has signed a deal to supply its technology to US retail giant Kroger.

Facebook privacy: MEPs to press Zuckerberg

04:56 PM 16/05/2018

Facebook's chief will attend a closed door meeting with European Parliament leaders in Brussels.

Pope warns nuns to use 'sobriety' on social media

08:42 PM 16/05/2018

The guidance is intended to safeguard silence and recollection in monastic life.

NHS cyber-hero 'discussed bank hack role'

12:55 PM 16/05/2018

Marcus Hutchins is trying to suppress a phone call transcript in which malware code was mentioned.

The robot helping to deliver water in rural India

11:05 PM 25/04/2018

The customised robot is part of a study looking at how technology can help those in rural areas.

Shark-spotting drones help keep swimmers safe

11:35 PM 24/04/2018

The drones sound an on-board siren to warn swimmers when spotting a nearby shark.

Meet the robots that can pick and plant better than we can

11:03 PM 19/04/2018

Farmers are turning to robots to plant seedlings and pick produce because of human worker shortages.

God of War: Giving gaming new emotions

04:47 AM 20/04/2018

The team behind God of War tell Newsbeat the gaming industry is maturing to tackle more complex emotions than ever before.

'Laurel' or 'Yanny'? People can't decide

09:48 AM 16/05/2018

A widely-shared audio 'illusion' has divided the internet into two camps: the Yannies and the Laurels.

Pakistan activists targeted in Facebook attacks

07:11 AM 15/05/2018

A human rights activist says Pakistan targeted her with repeated malware attacks to try to spy on her.

Tomorrow's cities: Park with four seasons under one roof

02:13 AM 20/05/2018

Four seasons park explores need for greener cities and looks at how climate change affects urban spaces.

Expensive remittances

11:22 PM 17/05/2018

New apps are bringing a greater range of services and features to the vital flows of money to families around the world

Synth suspense

01:11 AM 16/05/2018

Gemma Chan and Emily Berrington on the return of Channel 4's Humans.

Wheelie good

11:12 PM 14/05/2018

Dockless bike tech has massively boosted bike-sharing. Is it the future of two-wheeled transport?

Bad ads

11:17 PM 10/05/2018

Digital advertising funds the internet but the industry is in crisis, many observers believe.

What is GDPR?

12:01 PM 04/05/2018

A new EU law that changes how companies use our personal information kicks in on 25 May.

Sea giants do battle

11:23 PM 07/05/2018

As demand for natural gas continues to surge, huge extraction vessels are about to go into action.

Drones deliver blood and medical supplies in Rwanda

07:49 AM 01/05/2018

Doctors in Rwanda are able to order blood supplies by text and then have them delivered by drone.

The helmet which gives firefighters 'X-ray vision'

09:21 AM 19/04/2018

The C-Thru lens uses augmented reality to improve firefighters’ sight in poor visibility.

Google's 3D scans aim to preserve historical sites

11:04 PM 17/04/2018

High resolution 3D scans of more than 25 historical sites from around the world are being released.

What does the future hold for humanoid robots?

02:43 AM 21/03/2018

Machines that can fully mimic natural body movements are still a long way off, says Will Jackson.

The apps designed to help mental health

12:08 AM 19/05/2018

New apps and platforms are seen as a way to reach younger people with mental health conditions.

Robot helps patients put on hospital gown and other news

07:49 AM 18/05/2018

BBC Click's Emily Bates looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.

Upcoming Star Wars movie was part-filmed in Hampshire

11:05 PM 17/05/2018

Parts of the upcoming instalment in the franchise were filmed at Fawley Power Station in Hampshire.

Xbox Adaptive Controller a 'first' for disabled gamers

06:26 AM 17/05/2018

Newsbeat's been given exclusive access to Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller, a 'first' for disabled gamers.

Smart SoPhy socks send data to your physiotherapist

07:55 AM 16/05/2018

The socks have three sensors reading weight distribution, movement and orientation of the foot.

Can AI pick the perfect fantasy football team?

11:09 PM 14/05/2018

Squadguru uses algorithms to pick a fantasy football team.

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