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feed text Prince William criticises social media firms
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:12:52 GMT
Prince William and Catherine were at the BBC to discuss its work on combating cyber-bullying.
text Facebook accused of dark PR tactics
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:49:02 GMT
Facebook is embroiled in a new controversy over the tactics it used to discredit its critics.
text Google's Alphabet gives up on rescue robots
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:37:29 GMT
The technology giant will close its Schaft robotics division after failing to find a buyer.
Researchers find a way to reveal the locations of children wearing MiSafes watches and call them.
Yoshitaka Sakurada is responsible for ensuring the 2020 Olympic Games are not hacked.
The technology company's retail chief reveals the initiative as she is given the Stop Slavery Award.
The 25-year-old had fooled police into thinking a father-of-two had murdered a family member.
DeepMind now wants its health app to become an AI assistant for nurses and doctors around the world.
The men are accused of helping cause $530m of losses to banks and other businesses.
IMF boss Christine Lagarde said state-backed digital currencies could make transactions safer and cheaper.
text 'Ugly' mistake sends Google data to China
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:32:28 GMT
A botched update to network hardware meant an African ISP wrongly took over Google net addresses.
text BBC newsreader 'speaks' languages he can’t
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:06:11 GMT
Artificial intelligence creates a computer generated video which manipulates the newsreader’s mouth.
Many fans say the new look Pikachu is "grotesque" and "disgusting".
The actor plays a so called "elusive" target which only appears for a short period of time.
text First 5G cities in UK named by EE
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:06:49 GMT
The UK's big cities will be the first to get the futuristic mobile technology, says mobile operator.
Xiaomi offered only two or three phones at the advertised price.
The streamer says he feels "blessed and honoured" after winning personality and streamer of the year.
text Car crash data thief 'unlucky' to be jailed
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:49:30 GMT
A car repair worker is the first person to be sentenced to jail as a result of a UK data watchdog prosecution.
text Steam bug allowed unlimited free downloads
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:36:04 GMT
Valve awarded the researcher that found the issue a bug bounty of $20,000.
DIY chain Homebase runs Britain's worst online shop, according to a survey by consumer group Which?.
A US judge asks Amazon to hand over audio recordings from an Echo device in a house where two women died.
text US overtakes China in top supercomputer list
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:42:20 GMT
A new list of the world's most powerful machines puts the US in the top two spots.
text Apple iPhone sales fears rock Wall Street
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 21:32:40 GMT
The tech giant's share price fall has wiped more than $40bn off its market value.
Fake news can sometimes very closely mimic real news. Zoe Kleinman looks at how you can spot it.
Nothing to be Written is a VR experience about field postcards sent home by soldiers during WW1.
Finland's PM suggests it was jammed deliberately in northern Finnish airspace during Nato exercises.
The Chinese firm's shopping bonanza day saw customers spend a record $30.8bn.
text Meeting Kosovo's clickbait merchants
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 01:37:56 GMT
Western web-users lap up misinformation online - these are the shady "merchants" who push it on Facebook.
A stack of crypto-currency mining machines was found after teachers complained about excessive noise.
The Fusion bot shares and teaches skills by transferring body motions from one person to another.
Actor Elijah Wood voices a main character in the first video game made by Aardman Animations.
text Are hydrogen trains the future of UK travel?
Mon, 29 Oct 2018 05:24:02 GMT
Trains that emit pure water could be in the UK by the "early 2020s", according to the government.
Mitsubishi has developed a new indoor lighting system that mimics blue skies, sunrises and sunsets.
text Enigma codebreaker 'taking secrets to grave'
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:35:03 GMT
Margaret Wilson, 95, says she will hold true to an oath she swore at Bletchley Park in World War Two.
text 'How Instagram became my support system'
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 06:53:51 GMT
For women facing challenges ranging from eating disorders to IVF, it can be a vital resource.
Scientists hope artificial intelligence will gives us more insights into bee health and behaviour.
Microplastics have swamped our ecosystem. Can tech help prevent them entering our water systems?
As more of half of us live in cities, scientists are looking at new ways of harnessing urban energy.
text How can we stop being cyber idiots?
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 00:01:50 GMT
Good computer security means working around one big security flaw - us.
Epic Games has been criticised for not crediting the originators of dance moves depicted in Fortnite.
text How US employers silence sex accusers
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 22:38:41 GMT
Many employees are legally barred from suing their employers, as the Google case illustrates.
As construction workforces age, we are likely to turn to robots to build the cities of the future.
text What should I do with my broken kettle?
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:17:03 GMT
Our household appliances could have much longer lives if they were designed to be easily repaired.
Using artificial intelligence to spot future fashion trends could also help reduce clothing waste.
The DelFly is a flying robot inspired by how insects achieve flight.
BBC Click’s Lara Lewington looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.
A soft robotic arm which will allow underwater sea life to be studied in greater detail is created.
text How MiSafes watches can be hacked
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:09:17 GMT
Security experts have found serious security flaws in MiSafes watches for children.
text Will superfast 5G mobile be worth it?
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:18:39 GMT
Superfast 5G mobile promises lots of benefits, but will it be worth the money?
Why face-mapping technology designed to improve TV dubbing is raising fears about fake news.
A think tank researcher explains how political campaigners can use information gleaned from an online search.
Primary pupils in Manchester take on design projects to boost creativity and problem solving skills.
MPs are told that parents should act as role models for children by putting their phones down.