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Chrissy Chambers: Revenge porn almost killed me

03:35 PM 18/01/2018

Singer Chrissy Chambers describes how her life changed when her ex posted an explicit video online.

Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick a billionaire after $9.3bn investment deal

03:24 AM 19/01/2018

Travis Kalanick is selling shares worth $1.4bn as a consortium invests $9.3bn in Uber.

Detroit Motor Show: What the cars of the future may look like

11:57 AM 18/01/2018

A range of concept cars and trucks are showcased at the 2018 Detroit motor show.

Apple and Google buses under fire in Silicon Valley

05:52 PM 18/01/2018

Buses carrying Apple and Google employees to work have been targeted while en route.

Intel fix causes reboots and slowdowns

12:41 PM 18/01/2018

The chip-maker says the patches it has issued to fix two security flaw can cause further problems.

Nintendo Labo: The DIY cardboard accessory for Switch

04:57 AM 18/01/2018

Labo will turn Switch controllers into a piano, a fishing rod, a motorbike or even a robot suit.

YouTube singer Chrissy Chambers wins revenge porn case

03:55 PM 17/01/2018

Chrissy Chambers is awarded damages from her ex-boyfriend who posted sexual videos of her online.

Tide Pod challenge: YouTube blocks videos after poisoning fears

12:11 PM 18/01/2018

American teenagers have been swallowing laundry detergent and posting videos online as part of a challenge.

BT guarantees broadband speeds for two new services

01:14 PM 17/01/2018

Only 250,000 homes will be able to access the new services - a fraction of the total connected to the internet.

YouTube toughens advert payment rules

10:17 AM 17/01/2018

The video-clip platform will require creators to have more than 1,000 subscribers to feature adverts.

Kitty Perry and the copyright lessons for seven-year-olds

05:40 PM 17/01/2018

A new campaign aims to make lessons about intellectual property infringement fun.

Drone hit newly erected crane during Kent site survey

02:40 PM 17/01/2018

It struck a crane that was not in place when the pilot carried out site safety check, a report says.

Apple to pay $38bn on foreign cash pile

07:31 PM 17/01/2018

The payment is expected to be the largest of its type following US tax code changes.

Belgium 'abduction': Woman uses phone map to provide her location

12:41 PM 17/01/2018

A 19-year-old woman finds her location in Charleroi in Belgium and alerts her brother.

Bitcoin dips below $10,000 for first time since December

01:01 PM 17/01/2018

The crypto-currency has nearly halved in value since its peak in December.

Flaw in VR porn app leaves 20,000 names exposed

12:04 PM 16/01/2018

SinVR app says it has fixed an issue which left 20,000 names and email addresses exposed.

Twitch spamming suspect charged in Canada

02:59 PM 16/01/2018

Streams were widely disrupted by a series of attacks that hit them with hundreds of toxic comments.

Bitcoin: South Korea sways cryptocurrency prices - but how?

07:16 AM 17/01/2018

The Asian nation has been a big adopter of virtual currency, so developments there have a global impact.

OnePlus phone company investigates card fraud claims

12:12 PM 16/01/2018

More than 200 people report seeing fraudulent charges following a purchase via the OnePlus site.

Uber to introduce limit on drivers' hours

03:42 PM 16/01/2018

Drivers who do not take a long enough break will not be able to log in to the app and take trips.

Ford to boost investment in electric cars by 2022

02:35 PM 15/01/2018

The firm says it will have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its range within five years.

Denmark Facebook sex video: More than 1,000 young people charged

04:40 PM 15/01/2018

They are accused of sharing explicit videos of two 15-year-olds via Facebook Messenger.

Hackers steal $400,000 of crypto-currency

05:45 PM 15/01/2018

The group breached BlackWallet, a web-based wallet application that stores the Stellar Lumen currency.

American charged over deadly 'swatting' raid

11:56 AM 15/01/2018

A man accused of making a prank call that led to a fatal shooting is charged in the US.

Airbus says A380 superjumbo production could end

12:52 PM 15/01/2018

The European planemaker says it will stop making its giant A380 jet if it does not get any more orders.

Malware populates children's apps with porn adverts

12:57 PM 15/01/2018

Apps containing the malicious code were downloaded more than three million times.

Thousands struggle to access childcare on glitchy website

01:26 AM 15/01/2018

Parents are struggling to get subsidised childcare they are entitled to due to continued web issues.

CES 2018: Wireless recharging while on the move

02:15 AM 13/01/2018

An over-the-air recharging solution designed for use in the car is on show at the CES trade fair.

Softbank plans $18bn share sale of its mobile business

01:05 AM 15/01/2018

The share sale could include listings in Tokyo and London but Softbank says no decision has been taken.

Apple health data used in murder trial

12:56 PM 12/01/2018

Data suggesting movements correlating to how a suspect disposed of a body used as evidence.

Snapchat redesign is a 'flop' with users

04:25 PM 12/01/2018

Social media service Snapchat redesign has not proved popular with many of its regular users

Facebook plans major changes to news feed

02:08 AM 12/01/2018

CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he plans to make posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent.

China shuts Marriott's website over Tibet and Taiwan error

03:38 AM 12/01/2018

The hotel chain apologises, saying it "respects and supports" Chinese sovereignty.

Europe puts 1bn euros into supercomputer research

11:47 AM 12/01/2018

The Commission wants to spend 1bn euros on machines far faster than existing supercomputers

US retirement village to have 'largest' self-driving taxi scheme

12:49 PM 11/01/2018

Start-up company Voyage will start rolling out the service at The Villages, Florida next year.

US man charged over 15-year spying campaign

11:10 AM 11/01/2018

The attacked allegedly spied on users via webcams and stole personal data and login information.

PUBG 'not eSports-ready' yet - but 'will be one day'

06:53 AM 12/01/2018

The brains behind PUBG, one of the most popular games in the world, talks eSports with the Radio 1 Gaming Show.

CES 2018: Samsung launches modular TV called The Wall

12:28 AM 09/01/2018

The modular parts used to make the 146in TV also allow for screens of unusual shapes to be made.

YouTube punishes Logan Paul over Japan suicide video

12:08 PM 11/01/2018

Logan Paul loses business deals after posting a video showing an apparent suicide victim in Japan.

CES 2018: Power cut at Vegas tech show blamed on rain

10:14 PM 10/01/2018

Attendees were evacuated from an area hosting Samsung, LG and Sony at the giant Las Vegas trade fair.

South Korea considers Bitcoin trading ban

12:31 PM 11/01/2018

Government cryptocurrency concerns include tax evasion and people developing gambling addictions.

Taiwanese police give cyber-security quiz winners infected devices

01:32 PM 10/01/2018

Taiwanese police gave malware-infected thumb drives as prizes at a cyber-security expo.

Facebook kills virtual assistant M

05:36 PM 10/01/2018

The social media company says the text-based service that operates with human input, was an experiment.

Meltdown fix can make some machines slower - Intel

01:56 PM 10/01/2018

The patch for a security hole in its chips may slow down machines but the impact will be limited, it says.

Moscow taxi users confusion amid GPS meddling claims

10:50 AM 10/01/2018

Taxi users are facing inflated fares because their position has been wrongly located thousands of miles away.

Carphone Warehouse fined £400,000 over data breach

02:31 PM 10/01/2018

The regulator says its £400,000 fine follows the discovery of rudimentary mistakes by the retailer.

Apple: Chinese firm to operate China iCloud accounts

12:36 PM 10/01/2018

A company linked to the Chinese government will operate the service in China from 28 February.

Freezing machines halt chip bug patch

03:48 PM 09/01/2018

Fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre flaw are temporarily halted by Microsoft after AMD machines freeze.

Twitch in last-minute deal with Overwatch

05:15 PM 09/01/2018

An innovative e-sports league will be broadcast exclusively on social video service Twitch.

Huawei's US smartphone deal collapses

06:36 AM 10/01/2018

A tie-up with AT&T was seemingly scuppered over concerns about Chinese firms entering US telecoms.

Toy firm VTech fined $650,000 over data breach

11:29 AM 09/01/2018

US regulators say it did a poor job of protecting data it gathered about children and parents.

India woman kills self 'over WhatsApp bullying'

07:03 AM 09/01/2018

The Hindu woman had been bullied over her friendship with a Muslim man, Indian police say.

Swimmers rescued by drone in Australia

11:38 AM 18/01/2018

Lifeguards were being trained how to use the drone when the drama unfolded in what's being called a world first rescue.

RAF Marham: F-35 fighter jet simulator unveiled

01:14 PM 18/01/2018

The F-35 fighter due to arrive at RAF Marham in Norfolk this summer.

CES 2018: Floating ads created by Kino-mo's spinning tech

03:18 PM 16/01/2018

Spinning LED strips are used to create video images that appear to float in mid-air like holograms.

CES 2018: Time machine camera lets you record 'missed moments'

05:10 PM 15/01/2018

A wearable camera lets users record events that have already happened over the past 10 seconds.

CES 2018: CarWink emojis seek to replace driver hand gestures

07:17 AM 13/01/2018

A small display that shows images offers motorists a new way to communicate to each other.

Just Eat offers £10 after unwanted texts

02:19 PM 16/01/2018

Just Eat says its "appalled" at its initial response to a customer who complained about messages from a delivery driver.

CES 2018: Zano the zombie drone whirs back to life

03:09 AM 10/01/2018

Drones that were incapacitated by the collapse of their creator are set to work again.

How baby play is helping robots imagine the future

01:04 AM 26/12/2017

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have taught a robot to play.

Quantum computing: Modular system announced

08:05 AM 27/12/2017

Linking modular quantum computers together could create a more powerful network.

Nikon v Kodak: 360 cameras go head-to-head

12:39 AM 18/12/2017

Two mid-range 360 cameras are put to test by the BBC Click team.

AI helps write Harry Potter fanfiction and other news

10:41 AM 15/12/2017

BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

Switch on, switch off

12:46 AM 19/01/2018

As cars become more automated, some experts worry that we are becoming complacent drivers.

Heads up

11:36 AM 16/01/2018

This year's Detroit car show sees new US investments, a Chinese challenger, nostalgia and fashionable headlights.

Panic buying

12:20 AM 16/01/2018

Cyber insurance is growing fast as businesses lose billions to hackers.

Captured paedophile

12:08 AM 15/01/2018

A BBC Trending report about online predators prompted a reader to investigate and eventually led to the conviction of a dangerous paedophile.

Robot hits and misses

05:54 AM 12/01/2018

Tech firms try to convince the public their robots are ready to buy despite several stumbles.

Power up

06:41 AM 11/01/2018

A smattering of gadgets show off at the tech show promise better battery life than we're used to.

Audience with robot

05:03 AM 09/01/2018

An awkward audience with a celebrity robot still has the power to impress.

Hey Google

04:25 AM 10/01/2018

The rivalry between Amazon and Google's virtual assistants is fiercer than ever at the tech show.

Will taps run dry?

12:04 AM 12/01/2018

With water usage and droughts across the globe rising, the race is on to manage water more efficiently.

CES 2018: Omron's ping pong robot keeps ball in play

12:56 AM 12/01/2018

A robot that matches its ping pong-playing skill level to its human opponent's is on show at CES.

CES 2018: Luka owl robot reads bedtime stories to kids

05:40 AM 12/01/2018

A robot that can read any of 50,000 picture books to young children will soon launch.

CES 2018: Intel's swarm of drones lights up Vegas night sky

01:18 AM 11/01/2018

More than 200 drones are dazzling audiences in Las Vegas with a sky show timed to coincide with CES.

CES 2018: Panasonic's concept car has pick-your-own views

11:16 PM 11/01/2018

Panasonic shows off a concept car with windows that can swap out the real view for one you prefer.

CES 2018: Merge Blaster mixes real world with game

06:36 AM 13/01/2018

A hi-tech toy gun lets gamers play virtual reality-style games without having to wear a headset.

CES 2018: Hushme mask lets users make private calls

04:50 AM 12/01/2018

A hi-tech face mask is being pitched as a way to obscure users' voices to let them speak in private.

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