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German media boss criticises Google

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:20:24 GMT

In an open letter to Google's Eric Schmidt the boss of German publishing firm Axel Springer says it is afraid of the search giant.

Lavabit loses contempt appeal

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:37:07 GMT

A US appeals court upholds a contempt of court ruling against the secure email service provider Lavabit used by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Kim Dotcom wins back cars and cash

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:11:17 GMT

Kim Dotcom, the multimillionaire founder of closed file-sharing site Megaupload, has won back cars, cash and property seized in a January 2012 raid.

Cyborg glasses express fake emotions

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:00:27 GMT

A Japanese researcher creates glasses that show computer-generated eyes that express emotions so that the wearer does not need to bother.

First Heartbleed 'hacker' arrested

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:56:43 GMT

A 19-year-old Canadian citizen is charged with hacking into the Canada Revenue Agency's website, becoming the first arrest in relation to the Heartbleed security breach.

Google shares fall on ad concerns

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:01:25 GMT

Shares in Google fall 5% despite reporting first-quarter profit of $3.45bn in response to worries over future income from advertising.

BBC and Sky experience fault on iOS

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:35:38 GMT

The BBC and Sky's video-on-demand apps simultaneously experience a fault on iPhones and iPads that prevents TV shows from streaming.

Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor hacked

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:08:54 GMT

German security researchers say that a spoof fingerprint can be used to unlock Samsung's new handset and steal money.

Tencent brings Candy Crush to China

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:21:59 GMT

China's internet giant Tencent will launch the popular Candy Crush game on the mainland in partnership with the game's creator King Digital Entertainment.

Virgin apologises for email glitch

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:07:45 GMT

Virgin Media apologises after some of its customers received hundreds of unwanted emails because of a distribution list error.

Hard-disk firm warns of data breach

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:43:36 GMT

French hard-disk maker LaCie warns that shoppers' credit cards details and logins may have been stolen from its store over a one-year period.

Bungie 'fires' Halo games composer

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:56:46 GMT

The composer of the music featured in the original Halo video games says his job has been "terminated without cause" by developer Bungie.

MtGox exchange put in administration

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:38:08 GMT

The Bitcoin exchange MtGox has been placed in administration by a Japanese court and it is expected that bankruptcy proceedings will be started.

US Airways apologises for porn tweet

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:27:05 GMT

US Airways apologises after an explicit photo was sent from its official Twitter account in response to a customer complaint.

Heartbleed may 'slow' web speeds

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:13:37 GMT

The struggle to fix problems caused by the Heartbleed bug could make web browsing speeds slow to a crawl, warns net monitoring firm Netcraft.

Yahoo shares jump despite profit fall

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:59:12 GMT

Shares in the struggling internet search giant Yahoo surge 9%, despite first-quarter profits falling 20%.

MtGox chief refuses to travel to US

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:31:10 GMT

The founder of MtGox - once the world's biggest Bitcoin exchange - refuses to travel to the US to testify about losing large amounts of the virtual currency.

New street lights design cuts bills

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:37:08 GMT

Switching to LED street lights is cutting maintenance bills in Jersey and could increase pedestrian safety, it is claimed.

Men 'giving up' books to go online

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:54:48 GMT

A new study finds men prefer to watch film adaptations than read the original book, with 30% admitting they have not read a book since school.

VIDEO: Searching for metaphorical results

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:22:23 GMT

How alternative search engines produce different results plus websites and apps reviewed.

VIDEO: Firm creates drone fitted with Taser

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:06:57 GMT

Spencer Kelly meets the team behind a drone which can fire 80,000 volts of electricity through a wired dart.

VIDEO: A look inside a 'Cybersquat'

Sat, 12 Apr 2014 23:00:42 GMT

BBC Click's Jen Copestake spent a week in one of the most renowned squats in Barcelona, following the developers of Bitcoin tools and other open source software.

VIDEO: The tech that could change TV adverts

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:49:19 GMT

As more people choose to watch content online, Marc Cieslak finds out what is the future might hold for TV advertising.

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:47:53 GMT

The pixelbot swarm making colourful creations, plus other tech news.

VIDEO: Game Of Thrones gets VR treatment

Thu, 03 Apr 2014 07:32:42 GMT

The fictional world of Game Of Thrones is recreated in a new virtual reality experience.

VIDEO: App aims to make air travel easier

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 08:25:47 GMT

Click's Kate Russell looks at an app which hopes to make air travel less stressful, plus other apps and websites.

VIDEO: Aliens and monsters 'invade' bus stop

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:01:34 GMT

LJ Rich reports on an advertising campaign that uses a camera and special effects to entertain commuters.

Hi-tech start-ups aim for the stars

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:05:47 GMT

New tech helps small firms shoot for the stars

How 3D is changing the shape of lessons

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:02:16 GMT

How 3D printing is changing the shape of lessons

Selling globally is child's play

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:09:09 GMT

The tech making e-commerce easier for small firms

VIDEO: The rise of the hospital Robot

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:16:46 GMT

Remote presence bots help doctors visit hospital wards

Syria: Report shows how foreign fighters use social media

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:56:07 GMT

Report shows how foreign fighters in Syria are using social media

3D sound tests carried out by BBC

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:12:48 GMT

The BBC's attempt to create 3D sound recordings

Samsung Galaxy S5: Expert views

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:23:53 GMT

Samsung's latest smartphone swings in

VIDEO: Teaching photo tagging in rural Uganda

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:53:18 GMT

Meet the woman teaching photo tagging to people in rural Uganda

A decade of digital downloading

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:10:08 GMT

From iTunes to Spotify, 10 years of 'legitimate' music services