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Prince William criticises social media firms

06:12 PM 15/11/2018

Prince William and Catherine were at the BBC to discuss its work on combating cyber-bullying.

Facebook accused of dark PR tactics

01:49 PM 15/11/2018

Facebook is embroiled in a new controversy over the tactics it used to discredit its critics.

Google's Alphabet gives up on rescue robots

05:37 PM 15/11/2018

The technology giant will close its Schaft robotics division after failing to find a buyer.

MiSafes' child-tracking smartwatches are 'easy to hack'

12:09 AM 15/11/2018

Researchers find a way to reveal the locations of children wearing MiSafes watches and call them.

Japan's cyber-security minister has 'never used a computer'

12:08 PM 15/11/2018

Yoshitaka Sakurada is responsible for ensuring the 2020 Olympic Games are not hacked.

Apple Stores to employ human trafficking victims

07:12 PM 14/11/2018

The technology company's retail chief reveals the initiative as she is given the Stop Slavery Award.

Call of Duty 'swatting' death prankster pleads guilty

01:01 PM 14/11/2018

The 25-year-old had fooled police into thinking a father-of-two had murdered a family member.

Google accused of 'trust demolition' over health app

12:05 PM 14/11/2018

DeepMind now wants its health app to become an AI assistant for nurses and doctors around the world.

US asks London court to hand over two alleged hackers

11:01 AM 14/11/2018

The men are accused of helping cause $530m of losses to banks and other businesses.

IMF's Lagarde says central banks could issue digital money

05:40 AM 14/11/2018

IMF boss Christine Lagarde said state-backed digital currencies could make transactions safer and cheaper.

'Ugly' mistake sends Google data to China

12:32 PM 13/11/2018

A botched update to network hardware meant an African ISP wrongly took over Google net addresses.

BBC newsreader 'speaks' languages he can’t

12:06 AM 14/11/2018

Artificial intelligence creates a computer generated video which manipulates the newsreader’s mouth.

Detective Pikachu: 'Gross' furry Pokemon divides fans

11:28 AM 13/11/2018

Many fans say the new look Pikachu is "grotesque" and "disgusting".

Hitman 2: Sean Bean on being killed in video game

10:54 AM 13/11/2018

The actor plays a so called "elusive" target which only appears for a short period of time.

First 5G cities in UK named by EE

05:06 PM 13/11/2018

The UK's big cities will be the first to get the futuristic mobile technology, says mobile operator.

Xiaomi criticised for UK smartphone £1 flash sale

04:53 PM 12/11/2018

Xiaomi offered only two or three phones at the advertised price.

Esports Awards: Ninja 'blessed' to pick up two awards

10:26 AM 13/11/2018

The streamer says he feels "blessed and honoured" after winning personality and streamer of the year.

Car crash data thief 'unlucky' to be jailed

06:49 PM 12/11/2018

A car repair worker is the first person to be sentenced to jail as a result of a UK data watchdog prosecution.

Steam bug allowed unlimited free downloads

01:36 PM 12/11/2018

Valve awarded the researcher that found the issue a bug bounty of $20,000.

Britain's worst and best online retailers named by Which?

12:07 AM 13/11/2018

DIY chain Homebase runs Britain's worst online shop, according to a survey by consumer group Which?.

Amazon asked to share Echo data in US murder case

01:48 PM 12/11/2018

A US judge asks Amazon to hand over audio recordings from an Echo device in a house where two women died.

US overtakes China in top supercomputer list

05:42 PM 12/11/2018

A new list of the world's most powerful machines puts the US in the top two spots.

Apple iPhone sales fears rock Wall Street

09:32 PM 12/11/2018

The tech giant's share price fall has wiped more than $40bn off its market value.

What is fake news and how can you identify it?

12:28 AM 12/11/2018

Fake news can sometimes very closely mimic real news. Zoe Kleinman looks at how you can spot it.

Chelsea Pensioners' verdict on WW1 VR experience

06:54 AM 12/11/2018

Nothing to be Written is a VR experience about field postcards sent home by soldiers during WW1.

Russia suspected of jamming GPS signal in Finland

11:19 AM 12/11/2018

Finland's PM suggests it was jammed deliberately in northern Finnish airspace during Nato exercises.

Alibaba Singles Day sales frenzy surpasses records

08:44 PM 11/11/2018

The Chinese firm's shopping bonanza day saw customers spend a record $30.8bn.

Meeting Kosovo's clickbait merchants

01:37 AM 10/11/2018

Western web-users lap up misinformation online - these are the shady "merchants" who push it on Facebook.

Chinese headmaster fired over secret coin mining at school

10:05 AM 09/11/2018

A stack of crypto-currency mining machines was found after teachers complained about excessive noise.

Robot backpack: How this Fusion bot aids collaboration

04:31 PM 01/11/2018

The Fusion bot shares and teaches skills by transferring body motions from one person to another.

Video game recreates horrors of World War One

02:20 PM 24/10/2018

Actor Elijah Wood voices a main character in the first video game made by Aardman Animations.

Are hydrogen trains the future of UK travel?

05:24 AM 29/10/2018

Trains that emit pure water could be in the UK by the "early 2020s", according to the government.

Mitsubishi windows shine 'alarmingly realistic' fake sunlight

11:15 PM 17/10/2018

Mitsubishi has developed a new indoor lighting system that mimics blue skies, sunrises and sunsets.

Enigma codebreaker 'taking secrets to grave'

12:35 AM 12/11/2018

Margaret Wilson, 95, says she will hold true to an oath she swore at Bletchley Park in World War Two.

'How Instagram became my support system'

06:53 AM 13/11/2018

For women facing challenges ranging from eating disorders to IVF, it can be a vital resource.

Can listening to bees help save them - and us?

10:42 PM 12/11/2018

Scientists hope artificial intelligence will gives us more insights into bee health and behaviour.

Could these balls help reduce plastic pollution?

12:04 AM 09/11/2018

Microplastics have swamped our ecosystem. Can tech help prevent them entering our water systems?

How the humble lamp-post could help power our cities

12:08 AM 06/11/2018

As more of half of us live in cities, scientists are looking at new ways of harnessing urban energy.

How can we stop being cyber idiots?

12:01 AM 02/11/2018

Good computer security means working around one big security flaw - us.

Should Fortnite credit dances used in the game?

10:58 AM 01/11/2018

Epic Games has been criticised for not crediting the originators of dance moves depicted in Fortnite.

How US employers silence sex accusers

10:38 PM 01/11/2018

Many employees are legally barred from suing their employers, as the Google case illustrates.

Why robots will build the cities of the future

12:16 AM 01/11/2018

As construction workforces age, we are likely to turn to robots to build the cities of the future.

What should I do with my broken kettle?

12:17 AM 31/10/2018

Our household appliances could have much longer lives if they were designed to be easily repaired.

Can artificial intelligence predict the future of fashion?

12:07 AM 08/11/2018

Using artificial intelligence to spot future fashion trends could also help reduce clothing waste.

Could these bots one day swarm in to rescue you?

01:08 AM 05/11/2018

The DelFly is a flying robot inspired by how insects achieve flight.

Robot delivers the post and other technology news

11:46 AM 02/11/2018

BBC Click’s Lara Lewington looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.

The robot arm made for gentle undersea exploration

11:43 PM 26/10/2018

A soft robotic arm which will allow underwater sea life to be studied in greater detail is created.

How MiSafes watches can be hacked

12:09 AM 15/11/2018

Security experts have found serious security flaws in MiSafes watches for children.

Will superfast 5G mobile be worth it?

12:18 AM 15/11/2018

Superfast 5G mobile promises lots of benefits, but will it be worth the money?

The face-mapping technology raising fears about fake news

12:03 AM 14/11/2018

Why face-mapping technology designed to improve TV dubbing is raising fears about fake news.

Online security and privacy: What an email address reveals

10:25 AM 13/11/2018

A think tank researcher explains how political campaigners can use information gleaned from an online search.

'Tinkering' children make robots, planes and catapults

12:18 AM 13/11/2018

Primary pupils in Manchester take on design projects to boost creativity and problem solving skills.

Parents 'need to put their phones in a box', MPs told

03:26 PM 13/11/2018

MPs are told that parents should act as role models for children by putting their phones down.

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