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VIDEO: Sir Paul McCartney on music making

posted: 15 Feb 2015

McCartney on why making music was easier in the low-tech era

VIDEO: Bright future: Light therapy school

posted: 14 Feb 2015

Two experiments with light are trying to help Swedish citizens cope with the long dark winters.

VIDEO: YouTube celebrates tenth anniversary

posted: 14 Feb 2015

Video sharing site YouTube celebrates its tenth anniversary.

VIDEO: Obama: 'Make cyber space safer'

posted: 13 Feb 2015

US President Barack Obama has urged technology companies to give the government greater help to improve cyber security.

Tech firms urged to share data with US

posted: 13 Feb 2015

The US president urges tech firms to share more information with security services, as leading figures gather for a summit in California.

Obama urges firms to share data

posted: 13 Feb 2015

The US president urges tech firms to share more information with security services, as leading figures gather for a summit in California.

Rural groups angry over Virgin plans

posted: 13 Feb 2015

Campaigners say they are disappointed that Virgin's planned £3bn investment in broadband will not benefit rural areas.

Obama will urge firms to share data

posted: 13 Feb 2015

The US president and senior members of the security services are due to meet leading figures in the technology industry on Friday to discuss security.

Obama 'to order' firms to share data

posted: 13 Feb 2015

The US president and senior members of the security services are due to meet leading figures in the technology industry on Friday to discuss security.

Police shut 2,000 'fake goods' sites

posted: 13 Feb 2015

Two thousand websites selling fake luxury goods have been removed by UK police since the start of the year.

Net pioneer warns of data Dark Age

posted: 13 Feb 2015

Vint Cerf, a "father of the internet", says a way must be found to stop all our images and documents being lost through technological obsolescence.

Obama to host cybersecurity summit

posted: 13 Feb 2015

The US president and senior members of the security services are due to meet leading figures in the technology industry on Friday to discuss security.

VIDEO: How to make a talking CGI raccoon

posted: 13 Feb 2015

BBC Click spoke to the visual effects team behind hit film Guardians of the Galaxy.

Virgin to invest ᅡᆪ3bn in broadband

posted: 13 Feb 2015

Virgin Media has announced it is to invest £3bn in improving its fibre optic broadband network, increasing the network's reach from 13 million to 17 million homes.

Cyber-cops tackle online fraudsters

posted: 12 Feb 2015

The law enforcers tackling online fraudsters

VIDEO: Prisoners coding to a better life

posted: 12 Feb 2015

The Californian prison teaching inmates to code

Obama holds cybersecurity summit

posted: 12 Feb 2015

The US president and senior members of the security services are due to meet leading figures in the technology industry on Friday to discuss security.

Xiaomi to open online US store

posted: 12 Feb 2015

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announces it will open an online US store but will not sell its phones, instead offering lesser known products such as headphones and a fitness tracker.

Fitbit says Surge can cause rash

posted: 12 Feb 2015

Fitbit acknowledges that one of its new gadgets, the Surge, can give some people a skin rash.

Facebook offers after-death controls

posted: 12 Feb 2015

Facebook is offering a new setting to let users choose what happens to their account when they die.

Who wants a smartwatch?

posted: 12 Feb 2015

Android Wear gets off to a slow start

Attack downs Dutch government sites

posted: 12 Feb 2015

Both government and private websites fell victim to a distributed denial of service attack on Tuesday, the Dutch authorities say.

Apple bans worker 'bonded servitude'

posted: 12 Feb 2015

Apple outlaws the practice of bonded labour, where new recruits are charged a fee before they start working.

VIDEO: How Farmville's Zynga lost its shine

posted: 12 Feb 2015

The BBC's Jeremy Howell investigates what went wrong at Zynga, as the online gaming company reveals its annual results.

Up close with Facebook safety team

posted: 12 Feb 2015

Hanging out with Facebook's safety review team

House of Cards leaked on US Netflix

posted: 12 Feb 2015

For 30 minutes on Wednesday afternoon America got a glimpse of life under the iron fist of Francis Underwood.

Archive to record every tower block

posted: 12 Feb 2015

Images of every tower block built in the UK are to be catalogued in a fully searchable digital archive described as a "Domesday Book" of the UK's post-war reconstruction.

Album charts to count streamed songs

posted: 12 Feb 2015

Music streamed on sites like Spotify and Deezer will be counted towards the UK album chart from March, the Official Charts Company announces.

VIDEO: Ikea flat-pack furniture: The game

posted: 11 Feb 2015

How furniture assembly was turned into a game

Twitter shows wrong flag for UAE

posted: 11 Feb 2015

Twitter uses the wrong flag to represent the United Arab Emirates in tweets about the Cricket World Cup.

Kill switches cut 'smartphone crime'

posted: 11 Feb 2015

Anti-theft "kill switch" tools that prevent criminals from being able to use stolen smartphones appear to be cutting the number of phone thefts.

Google introduces illness tips

posted: 11 Feb 2015

Google begins providing doctor-checked medical guidance - including illustrations and possible treatments - alongside its search results.

Samsung TVs put ads in others' apps

posted: 11 Feb 2015

Samsung is investigating why some of its smart TVs are repeatedly showing a silent Pepsi ad to users of third-party apps.

VIDEO: PM announces free train wi-fi from 2017

posted: 11 Feb 2015

David Cameron announces the roll-out of free wi-fi on trains throughout the UK from 2017 in a £50m plan.

VIDEO: Driverless cars: UK rules explained

posted: 11 Feb 2015

BBC News explains the framework for testing driverless cars on public roads announced by the UK government.

Rapidshare to close within weeks

posted: 11 Feb 2015

It was once one of the most popular file-sharing sites, but Rapidshare will close down in March after users abandoned it.

3D-printed knuckle dusters seized

posted: 11 Feb 2015

Police in Queensland, Australia arrest a 28-year-old man after finding 3D-printed knuckle dusters and suspected gun parts.

Stop trolls stealing your online identity

posted: 11 Feb 2015

How prevent bullies from stealing your online identity

Language apps are lost in translation

posted: 10 Feb 2015

Do interpreting apps actually work?

VIDEO: Bafta winner talks future of film

posted: 10 Feb 2015

Bafta winner Paul Franklin talks about the reasons for shooting Interstellar on film.

VIDEO: Close-up: How a driverless car works

posted: 10 Feb 2015

Driverless cars could soon be a permanent feature of British roads.

UK kickstarts driverless car changes

posted: 10 Feb 2015

The UK government is set to consider the legislative changes necessary to make driverless cars a reality on the streets of Britain.

Alien: Isolation leads Bafta games awards

posted: 10 Feb 2015

British-made title Alien: Isolation gets six nominations at this year's Bafta Games Awards.

How we deal with online abuse

posted: 10 Feb 2015

Sixteen-year-olds Yaseen, Asha, Memunatu and Brayani talk to Radio 1 Newsbeat about "slips" - embarassing pics shared behind a person's back - and how to handle online bullying.

Microsoft patches 'China spy bug'

posted: 10 Feb 2015

Microsoft has released a patch to close a bug believed to exploited by hackers who targeted US military and government networks.

Taking the robot dog for a walk

posted: 10 Feb 2015

Google unveils its latest robot - Spot

Patent giant gets first court payout

posted: 10 Feb 2015

Controversial patent giant Intellectual Ventures defeats cybersecurity firm Symantec after convincing a jury that two of its inventions had been infringed.

Warnings over smart device privacy

posted: 10 Feb 2015

People who use smart devices that monitor what they do will have to get used to giving up some privacy, warns a top technologist.

Requests for Twitter user data surge

posted: 10 Feb 2015

Twitter's latest transparency report reveals a surge in government requests for data and the removal of certain posts.

Putting fitness trackers to the test

posted: 10 Feb 2015

Why activity trackers fail to match up