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From: BBC News - Technology
The latest stories from the Technology section of the BBC News web site.
A system software update has rendered some PlayStation 3 consoles unusable, manufacturer Sony confirms.
A ring that unlocks smartphones and socks which provide feedback about footsteps are the latest devices in the growing wearable tech sector.
Huawei unveils the world's slimmest smartphone saying the handset will work "miracles" for its brand.
Sharp puts a record-sized TV on sale in Europe, but its 1080p resolution means owners will need a relatively large room to be able to watch it.
Two junior doctors develop giant 3D animations of human body parts to make medics' lectures more memorable.
Google challenges the US government's gagging order on its internet surveillance programme, citing a constitutional right to free speech.
Yahoo is the latest firm to reveal the extent of US government snooping on its users following Prism leaks.
Ministers say agreements reached with internet firms will lead to a "fundamental change" in how images of child abuse are dealt with online.
A China-based supercomputer has been ranked the world's fastest, offering nearly double the processing speeds of the US's most powerful system.
Google has announced a plan to do more to tackle online images depicting the sexual abuse of children.
Online Scrabble players are angered by changes made to a mobile version of Scrabble since its takeover by EA
Google is launching an experiment to beam the internet to remote areas of the world from near space balloons.
Educators at the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh outline their vision for future learning.
Yahoo files a patent suggesting it could charge marketers different rates according to the social influence score of the consumers they want to target.
The UK's net suppliers have rejected calls for default opt-out pornography filters to be applied to UK networks.
The newest aircraft from European planemaker Airbus, the A350, successfully completes its maiden flight from Toulouse.
Researchers in the Czech Republic have unveiled a 95kg (210lb) remotely-controlled flying bicycle that can hover a few metres above ground.
Sony has revealed that it plans to sell the PlayStation 4 for £349, making it £80 cheaper than Microsoft's Xbox One launch price.
Microsoft has announced the global launch date and price for its new Xbox One console at the start of the E3 games expo in Los Angeles.
The return of Nintendo characters Mario, Bayonetta, Donkey Kong and Pokemon is announced in a video stream from the E3 gaming exhibition.
Microsoft's Xbox One gets muted reception at E3 expo in Los Angeles
A first look at some of the big name video games making news at the E3 expo in Los Angeles.
Video game giant EA on tackling its image problem
An app that allows cats to take their own photos has been developed in Germany.
Diego Maradona wins compensation from two Chinese firms for using his name in an online game, Hot-Blooded Soccer, without his consent.
As Sony and Microsoft go into battle with their new consoles at the gaming expo E3, Marc Cieslak gets a front line view.
Kate Russell reviews the best websites and apps including one which can help you run a marathon
Sony and Microsoft reveal more about their next generation of consoles.
Spencer Kelly explains the workings behind the virtual currency Bitcoin.
Click's LJ Rich reports from Apple's World Developers Conference which unveiled details of iOS 7 and a new MacBook Pro.
Richard Taylor speaks to the man responsible for the first part of the digital revolution.
Polar explorers retrace Captain Scott's ill-fated trek across the southern polar region and put an Ultrabook to the test, plus other tech news.
Kate Russell gives a few of the best calendar apps on the market a whirl to see if they simplify her schedule.
Will Russian and Chinese planemakers ever break the Airbus/Boeing duopoly?
The apps that let us work alone - come together better
Where to go when your gadgets break down
Inside the social network's huge arctic data centre
How true are the stories of surveillance on screen?
Do new controllers mean it's finally time to ditch the gamepad?
A first look at what it is like to play Sony's new games machine