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The latest stories from the Technology section of the BBC News web site.

Arrests made after eBay Stubhub thefts

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:56:18 GMT

Arrests are made in the UK, US, Canada and Spain after a scam involving e-tickets for Elton John concerts and other shows sold via Stubhub.

Tor creator works to debug dark web

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:47:40 GMT

One of the co-creators of Tor says he is working with others to tackle a "bug" that undermines the anonymity offered by the dark web system.

BBC trials high-frame-rate TV

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:41:02 GMT

The BBC is experimenting with new ways to deliver TV coverage of live events, with a series of trials at the Commonwealth Games.

Facebook reports surge in profits

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:21:22 GMT

Social networking firm, Facebook has reported that profits more than doubled in its second quarter on a jump in advertising revenue.

Windows systems set to be 'unified'

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:16:59 GMT

Microsoft's chief executive details plans to "converge" the various Windows operating systems to aid app creators.

Porn filter shunned by UK net users

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:30:42 GMT

The vast majority of new broadband customers are declining to sign up to "child friendly" filters when prompted to do so by UK service providers.

Electronic Arts earnings surge 51%

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:31:33 GMT

US video game publisher Electronic Arts reports a 51% jump in profit for the April-to-June quarter, boosted by strong sales of titles like Titanfall and FIFA 2014.

YouTube star sued in copyright case

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:58:38 GMT

The entrepreneur is being taken to court for alleged copyright infringement by a record label whose own artist Kaskade has come forward to defend her.

Iraq conflict breeds cyber-civil war

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:32:29 GMT

A cyber-war is being waged alongside the conflict involving Isis in Iraq, suggests research by security firms.

Selfie 'sexters' in child sex warning

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:53:42 GMT

Young couples who send explicit pictures of each other are threatened with prosecution under child sex laws.

Nvidia unveils Shield gaming tablet

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:09:42 GMT

Nvidia confirms the release of a tablet targeted at "serious gamers" that can run Android games natively or stream them from a PC.

Apple earnings up on iPhone sales

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:16:34 GMT

Apple reports quarterly profits of $7.75bn up 12%, helped by strong sales of its iPhone.

Microsoft profit falls on Nokia loss

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:00:59 GMT

Technology giant Microsoft reports a 7% fall in profits to $4.6bn in the second quarter, hit by a $692m loss at its newly-acquired Nokia handset division.

Browser 'fingerprints' track users

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:16:01 GMT

Web users are being warned about a novel tracking system that watches what they do online and frustrates tools designed to stop them being tracked.

Xiaomi shows off phone and wristband

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:36:11 GMT

China's fast-growing Xiaomi unveils a new flagship handset and $13 wristband - both of which are cheaper than similar models from other brands.

'Cock-up' over Irish genealogy site

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:20:58 GMT

Ireland's data protection watchdog criticises the government for a 'cock-up' over a genealogy site that leaked personal information

Chinese team wins $5m gaming prize

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:21:19 GMT

Chinese team NewBee takes home $5m in prize money after winning the world's most lucrative gaming contest.

MH17: Facebook scams exploit crash

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:19:16 GMT

Links masquerading as posts about the recent Malaysia Airlines crash lead users to pornographic sites and spamming scams, experts warn.

Yahoo buys app analytics firm Flurry

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:03:34 GMT

Yahoo acquires an app analytics firm, Flurry, in an attempt to help boost its advertising revenue from smartphones.

Netflix profits double to $71m

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:39:39 GMT

Online video service Netflix reports profits of $71m in the second quarter, more than double compared with the same period a year ago.

MPs seek judicial review of data law

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:57:17 GMT

Two MPs say they will seek a judicial review of emergency legislation on phone and internet data.

NHS tests 'plaster' patient-monitor

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:01:37 GMT

The NHS is starting to test a sticking-plaster-sized patient-monitoring patch.

Scientists develop robotic fingers

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:06:53 GMT

A group of MIT scientists announces the development of supplementary fingers controlled by sensors attached to the human hand.

10 theories about the Brooklyn Bridge flags

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:33:47 GMT

White flags over New York City landmark prompt Twitter speculation and media frenzy.

VIDEO: Riding Copenhagen's 'smart' bikes

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:02:21 GMT

A bicycle hire scheme in Copenhagen has been upgraded to be high tech and electric powered

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:26:15 GMT

A smart contact lens that could help diabetics monitor their glucose levels is being developed

VIDEO: The tech listening for gunfire

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:20:26 GMT

How gunshot detection technology is helping police to hear gunfire in the most concealed of places.

VIDEO: Turning a wish into a butterfly

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:22:06 GMT

How to turn a wish into a virtual butterfly at Barbican's Digital Revolution exhibition

VIDEO: Will.i.am: Dangers of a digital life

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 08:33:39 GMT

One of the founding members of The Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am, has warned about the dangers of living a digital existence.

VIDEO: Watching the World Cup at 35,000 ft

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:47:23 GMT

The technology giving football fans the chance to watch matches live while in the air.

VIDEO: The secret to winning Wimbledon?

Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:47:30 GMT

How data from matches at Wimbledon can help players plan the best way to beat their opponents.

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:42:21 GMT

Nasa plans to equip robots in space with smartphones, plus other technology news.

Can drones tackle wildlife poaching?

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:43:02 GMT

How drones may be used to fight wildlife poaching in Africa

VIDEO: How to build and fly your own drone

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:00:13 GMT

The build-your-own drone controlled by an on board smartphone

Fly on the Facebook wall documentary

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:01:14 GMT

The TV team 'spying' on students' social media lives

A brave new on-demand TV world

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:33:06 GMT

Netflix and Amazon disrupt how shows are made

Why people play real-life simulators

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:29:34 GMT

Why people play computer games that simulate everyday activities

Europe's combat drone challenge

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 23:02:03 GMT

Will Europe produce an unmanned combat aircraft?

A company born out of frustration

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:50:25 GMT

How one man's failure to get a cab drove him to try to fix the problem

How to make your fortune from writing

Sun, 20 Jul 2014 22:28:07 GMT

How to make a fortune writing about stuff you love

Slovakia's successful app entrepreneur

Sun, 20 Jul 2014 22:34:10 GMT

'I wanted to make products for people'