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Valve expands Steam 'mod' market

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:38:56 GMT

Game maker Valve has expanded its online store to let players who make 'mods' for games sell their creations.

Rail upgrade 'raises hack risks'

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:35:30 GMT

A government adviser warns that a new hi-tech rail signalling system could be hacked by terrorists to cause train crashes.

Ellen Pao faces $1m legal bill

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:05:37 GMT

The woman who challenged sexism in Silicon Valley now faces a $1m legal bill unless she agrees not to appeal.

Cyber-thieves 'avoiding' bitcoins

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:37:56 GMT

The falling value of bitcoins is making the virtual cash much less attractive to cyber-thieves, claims a security expert.

Amazon web services 'growing fast'

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 06:56:10 GMT

Amazon says its web services business generated sales of $1.57bn in the first quarter of the year and is profitable.

Samsung S5 fingerprint flaw exposed

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:36:29 GMT

Attackers can take copies of fingerprints used to unlock the Samsung S5 phone, claim security researchers.

Political broadband map revealed

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:38:53 GMT

Data which breaks down the UK's fastest broadband areas in terms of party politics has been revealed.

Microsoft quarterly profit falls

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:41:14 GMT

Microsoft reports a 12% fall in profits to almost $5bn in the first three months of 2015, but sales rise to $21.7bn, cheering investors.

Google profits please investors

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 06:18:19 GMT

US technology giant Google reports a 4% increase in profits in the first quarter to $3.59bn, helped by strong advertising sales.

Airport police to begin using drones

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:30:30 GMT

Police guarding London airports will start using drones for surveillance following a review by counter-terrorism officers.

Health blogger admits faking cancer

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:20:09 GMT

An Australian "wellness" blogger who built a successful business on claims she survived terminal cancer admits she lied about having the disease.

Audi to try car-boot delivery system

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:01:27 GMT

Packages could be delivered to the boot of your Audi as part of a trial involving the car maker, Amazon and DHL.

Enraged US man shoots his computer

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:00:50 GMT

A man in the US city of Colorado Springs faces police action after becoming so frustrated with his computer that he shot it eight times, police say.

WhatsApp adds voice calls

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:37:30 GMT

The app has added a new voice calling feature which allows people to ring other users for free.

VIDEO: Could tech help save the bee?

Sun, 05 Apr 2015 23:09:40 GMT

The tech which could help to unlock the secrets of the hive.

VIDEO: The app that discovers edible weeds

Wed, 08 Apr 2015 00:12:30 GMT

Scientists from the University of California, Berkeley are using crowdsourcing to locate edible weeds in urban areas.

VIDEO: App that lets you stream live video

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:45:34 GMT

BBC Click's Kate Russell tests an app that lets you stream live video from your handset.

VIDEO: 'The greatest feeling of freedom'

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:16:56 GMT

Yves Rossy explains what it is like to fly with a jet pack.

VIDEO: The robot that makes coffee

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:15:10 GMT

BBC Click's LJ Rich looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.

VIDEO: Shakespeare's Globe goes virtual

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:10:37 GMT

A new app lets you take a tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London - but how close is it to the real thing?

VIDEO: Ten years of YouTube videos

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:03:17 GMT

The first video was uploaded to YouTube ten years ago this week.

VIDEO: The end of the jumbo?

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:02:59 GMT

With the order book for the most recent jumbo jets by Boeing and Airbus looking sparse, BBC News explains why the outlook for the jumbo is not looking good.

VIDEO: Charlie bit my finger... again!

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:53:38 GMT

Ricky meets the stars of the viral video that has over 815 million views on YouTube...

VIDEO: 3D printer drone aims to make refuges

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:16:17 GMT

A drone which can deliver and 3d printed 'concrete-like material to provide people with temporary refuge is being developed.

It's time: Apple delivers the Watch

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:18:05 GMT

The Apple Watch ships, but does it deliver?

Can paper survive the digital age?

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:03:04 GMT

Can paper survive the digital age?

Bitcoin Island: the currency comes clean

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:02:30 GMT

The small island that's going big on bitcoin

Google’s 'mobilegeddon'

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:58:09 GMT

Cries of pain as Google changes its search rankings

The tech that rocks the cradle

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:54:31 GMT

The tech that rocks the cradle

Beyond the first law of computing

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:58:37 GMT

Will Moore's Law last another 50 years?