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Reddit in uproar after staff sacking

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:59:18 GMT

Popular chat rooms on Reddit have been closed in protest over the sacking of a popular staff member.

Mastercard tests 'pay by selfie' app

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:55:43 GMT

Mastercard tests a smartphone app that uses facial recognition to verify online purchases.

Lawsuit over Samsung phone software

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:12:15 GMT

Samsung is being taken to court in China over "unwanted" apps and other software it loads on its handsets.

EE fined £1m for complaints handling

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:21:14 GMT

EE, the UK's largest mobile phone operator, is fined £1m by the regulator Ofcom for breaching rules on handling customer complaints.

Trump hotels examine card breach claim

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:07:51 GMT

The businessman's hotel chain is investigating reports that it was the object of a long-running credit card security breach.

Amnesty demands GCHQ spying inquiry

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:12:17 GMT

Campaign group Amnesty International calls for an independent inquiry after it is confirmed it was spied on by British surveillance agency GCHQ.

Facebook to pay video clip creators

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:45:27 GMT

Facebook is to start sharing revenue from advertising with video creators.

Silk Road investigator pleads guilty

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:38:55 GMT

A former undercover agent involved in the investigation into Silk Road admits stealing more than $700,000 in Bitcoin - most of it siphoned from the site.

Rise in nuisance call complaints

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:17:51 GMT

The UK's Information Commissioner's Office receives a record number of complaints about nuisance calls.

Robots on the march

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:51:13 GMT

A range of robots are on display at the Innorobo event in France, including the most advanced domestic robot to go on sale to the public.

Google apologises for racist blunder

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:02:08 GMT

Google says it is "appalled" that its Photos app mislabelled several photos of a black American couple as showing gorillas.

Man crushed to death by robot

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 06:17:05 GMT

A 22-year-old worker is grabbed and killed by a robot at a VW car factory in Germany.

What links a reporter and the robot apocalypse?

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:27:40 GMT

A journalist started a Twitter storm when she reported an industrial accident in Germany - but the huge interest wasn't about the story, rather an inadvertent reference to a sci-fi classic.

Amazon launches London hour delivery

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:08:37 GMT

The online retailer introduces its one-hour delivery service Prime Now in parts of London in its first expansion outside the US.

VIDEO: Exploring 360 degree game play

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:26:01 GMT

BBC Click's Marc Cieslak puts VR gaming to the test

VIDEO: How to monitor your kid's driving

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:11:24 GMT

How to be a back seat driver - even when you are not in the car

VIDEO: Robot suit lets paralysed soldier walk

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:39:09 GMT

James Johnson, who was paralysed in Afghanistan, is using an exoskeleton to walk again as part of a pioneering programme.

VIDEO: Controlling a 'cyborg' cockroach

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:39:00 GMT

Researchers hope cockroaches could access disaster zones which humans cannot reach

VIDEO: Inventors propose giant robot duel

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:39:05 GMT

BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.

VIDEO: Cars designed to be slept in

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:01:19 GMT

Vehicle design students at the Royal College of Art have been re-imagining the kind of cars that will be possible in an era of driverless transport.

VIDEO: Meeting Pepper, the domestic robot

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:36:00 GMT

Rory Cellan-Jones meets Pepper, the domestic robot, at the Innorobo event in Lyon, France.

VIDEO: Things to make with 3D printer waste

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:01:11 GMT

A pair of young designers explain how they have developed a technique to make furniture from the waste product of 3D printing.

VIDEO: The robots that could change our lives

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:22:04 GMT

From machines that can help around the house, to ones that could be used as sales assistants, robots can change the way we live our lives.

VIDEO: Marc Benioff: 'This is no tech bubble'

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:17:03 GMT

The Salesforce founder talks to Rory Cellan-Jones about innovation in the tech industry and plays down fears that firms have been overvalued.

Africa's video game makers dreaming big

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:01:16 GMT

How Africa's games makers plan to make it big

Apple aims for bigger bite of music market

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:11:45 GMT

Will Apple Music kill Spotify?

The Brazilian who wants China to go west

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:27:40 GMT

Hugo Barra leads the Chinese smartphone maker to Brazil and beyond

Indiana Joneses in hi-tech race against Islamic State

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:22:03 GMT

The kit recording the world's threatened cultural treasures

What should social networks do about hate speech?

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:03:35 GMT

How should social networks handle racist comments?

Heavy metal moved by software

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 22:59:39 GMT

The container port at the end of your mouse