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25/05 1:46 pm
Rocket Lab: New Zealand space launch is first from a private site

The first launch ever from New Zealand is a step towards sending small satellites into orbit for cheap.

Robot police officer goes on duty in Dubai - 25/05 12:48 am

People will be able to use it to report crimes, pay fines and get information in Arabic and English.

Serena Williams takes on new challenge in Silicon Valley - 24/05 11:52 pm

The tennis player has been appointed to the board of SurveyMonkey and pledged to fight for diversity.

Wales flag emoji finally arrives on Twitter - 24/05 9:43 pm

Technology companies will now be able to introduce the flag to their software.

Nokia 3310 sparks wave of nostalgia as it goes on sale - 24/05 8:30 pm

Experts say its success will depend on how much people are willing to pay to indulge their nostalgia.

Google plans to track credit card spending - 24/05 8:13 pm

A new product from Google will link the clicks on ads with offline spend to prove digital ads work.

Digital currencies hit record highs - 24/05 5:07 pm

Why digital currencies are hitting record highs.

Just A Baby app matches hopeful parents - 24/05 7:15 am

A new dating app lets people search for sperm and egg donors, surrogate mothers and lovers.

Nokia 3310: How long could you survive with a retro phone? - 24/05 7:10 am

Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones swaps his smartphone for the retro Nokia 3310 for a day.

Samsung S8 'eye security' fooled by photo - 23/05 11:18 pm

Iris-scanning technology on the Galaxy S8 is spoofed using a photograph and a contact lens.

Microsoft launches new Surface Pro - 23/05 9:43 pm

It's being claimed the tablet is 2.5 times faster than the Pro 3, with a battery that will last 70% longer.

Apple and Nokia to 'co-operate' after settling patent row - 23/05 7:03 pm

The two technology firms have ended a dispute over the use of Nokia's patents.

Google's AI takes on champion in fresh Go challenge - 23/05 6:57 pm

Google's AI system AlphaGo wins the first of three matches against Go world champion Ke Jie.

How to beat security threats to 'internet of things' - 23/05 6:25 pm

Click talks to a cyber-security expert about how to protect your connected home appliances from hackers.

WannaCry attack 'linked' to North Korea hacking group - 23/05 4:57 pm

Tools that helped WannaCry spread were also used in attacks linked to North Korea, says security firm.

Cuban revolution - 23/05 7:35 am

As the internet becomes more widespread in Cuba, online start-ups are emerging. But challenges remain.

Amazon adds live TV channels to Prime Video - 23/05 7:31 am

Live channels including Eurosport and Discovery will be offered for an extra fee.

Bitcoin hits $2,000 trading high point - 22/05 9:58 pm

The virtual currency is proving popular but rival crypto-cash systems are catching up fast.

Virtual rabbits 'culled' in Second Life - 22/05 7:43 pm

Thousands of bunnies have "starved" after their food supply was cut off.

Windows 7 hardest hit by WannaCry worm - 22/05 7:27 pm

More than two-thirds of all machines hit by WannaCry ran the eight-year-old software, say experts

UK firm designs 'world's most affordable solar lamp' - 22/05 6:11 pm

Manchester's Inventid designed the SM100 solar light, which retails for $5 in African countries.

Leaks 'expose peculiar Facebook moderation policy' - 22/05 5:03 pm

The "inconsistent" rules used to judge and censor content on Facebook are exposed, claim insiders.

Uni of South Wales road safety app for children 'good fun' - 21/05 1:51 pm

The app is being developed thanks to 67,500 funding from the Road Safety Trust.

UK illegal content 'sanctions' threat - 20/05 12:48 am

Conservative manifesto suggests digital providers should pay to help combat online crime.

Text-to-switch plan for mobile users - 19/05 8:31 pm

Ofcom wants to make it easier for people to switch operator - but it has ruled out a simpler option.

FCC votes to overturn net neutrality rules - 19/05 6:08 pm

Critics say changing the rules may mean some data travels on "fast lanes".

London City first in UK to get remote air traffic control - 19/05 4:32 pm

London City Airport flights will be directed by controllers using a remote system 80 miles away.

BBC fools HSBC voice recognition security system - 19/05 8:21 am

A reporter's twin foiled the HSBC security measure by mimicking his brother's voice.

Would you drive a car made from plants? - 19/05 7:12 am

Students in the Netherlands have come up with this novel design.

Watch Mark Zuckerberg find out he's got into Harvard - 19/05 7:04 am

See the moment a young Mark Zuckerberg gets the good news, as filmed by his dad, Edward.

WannaCry lessons - 19/05 7:02 am

How can businesses protect themselves against future cyber-attacks?

Customer service robots on show in Paris - 18/05 9:06 pm

Rory Cellan-Jones takes a look at some of the more unusual robots on show at the Innorobo exhibition in Paris.

App maker's code stolen in malware attack - 18/05 7:44 pm

The FBI is investigating and Apple are looking out for malicious versions of the apps after the theft.

EU fines Facebook over 'misleading' WhatsApp data claim - 18/05 4:12 pm

The social media giant is fined for providing "misleading" information during its takeover of WhatsApp.

India's Zomato says data from 17 million users stolen - 18/05 3:43 pm

Payment-related information is safe as it was stored separately, global restaurant guide Zomato says.

Google Expedition brings 3D objects to classrooms - 18/05 9:25 am

Google Expedition brings 3D objects to classrooms with augmented reality. The technology was shown off at Google I/O, the company's annual developers' conference in Silicon Valley.

DocuSign users sent phishing emails after data breach - 18/05 1:06 am

The electronic signature service provider says no other user information was accessed during the breach.

Brazilian YouTube stars' zany investment lessons - 18/05 12:25 am

A number of popular Brazilian YouTube stars are using zany methods to teach fellow citizens about finance.

Electoral Commission wants powers to tackle election meddling from abroad - 17/05 11:48 pm

A probe into the political use of private data has been opened by the information commissioner.

'Bots' spam FCC website over proposed net neutrality reversal - 17/05 11:15 pm

Bot activity is apparently detected on a US regulator's website over proposed changes to net neutrality rules.

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