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Tracking the stars - 21/07 7:05 am

How live streaming of player data is giving sports fans unprecedented levels of analysis.





AlphaBay and Hansa dark web markets shut down - 21/07 4:03 am

The AlphaBay and Hansa marketplaces were known for trade in drugs, weapons and malware.



BMW 'favouring Oxford' to build new electric Mini - 21/07 1:56 am

Sources have said the car giant is leaning towards the UK, despite concerns over Brexit.





Kodi magazine 'directs readers to pirate content' - 21/07 1:49 am

The guide is being investigated by the Federation Against Copyright Theft.





Google Maps adds the International Space Station - 20/07 9:11 pm

The International Space Station becomes the first "off planet" addition to the interactive tool.





Dark net guns shipped in old printers - 20/07 6:55 pm

A study into the sale of firearms on the dark net finds "cause for concern" for police and government.





Bitcoin swings as civil war looms - 20/07 6:38 pm

The Bitcoin community must agree how to tackle a slowdown in transaction times to avoid a schism.





Laptop ban: US lifts restrictions on Saudi Arabian flights - 20/07 4:32 pm

Saudi Arabian Airlines says US authorities have lifted restrictions on laptops in cabins at two airports.





OnePlus admits emergency 911 call glitch - 20/07 3:29 pm

Its flagship OnePlus 5 phone would restart if people tried to call the emergency services.





Would using an eye scanner make mobile banking secure? - 20/07 11:39 am

TSB customers will be able to try out iris scanning technology to access their bank account.





WhatsApp video messages 'blocked' in China - 20/07 7:25 am

Chinese authorities also appear to have stopped users sending photos and voice messages.





Meet Rob Spence, the film-maker with the camera eye - 20/07 7:13 am

Film-maker Rob Spence used his bionic eye to record a mini documentary about cyborgs.





Google to add 'news feed' to website and app - 19/07 9:22 pm

A Facebook-style feed of news stories and videos will be rolled out across Google's services.





Virgin complaint bans Sky broadband ad - 19/07 8:00 pm

The advert claimed Sky broadband was "super reliable", which the Advertising Standards Authority disputed.





Is WhatsApp being censored in China? - 19/07 1:23 pm

The messaging service has faced service disruptions, but it censorship, or is there another explanation?





Despacito breaks global streaming record - 19/07 1:09 pm

Luis Fonsi's single becomes the most-streamed song of all time, overtaking Justin Bieber's Sorry.





Hands-on with the sci-fi shooter Destiny 2 Beta - 19/07 7:14 am

A pre-release online beta where fans can experience how the new game plays has been released.





Social networks 'lead to anxiety and fear in young' - 19/07 7:11 am

Research suggests that cyber-bullying is affecting young people's perceptions of themselves.





Petya cyber-attack still disrupting firms weeks later - 19/07 12:30 am

Some businesses hit by the Petya cyber-attack have not yet returned to normal operations.





Google Glass smart eyewear returns - 18/07 11:41 pm

A revamped version of the technology company's augmented-reality eyewear is to be sold by software partners.





Openreach mulls full fibre rollout for 10 million in UK - 18/07 8:27 pm

Openreach, newly split from BT, is considering faster fibre services but wants help from industry.





Robot 'drowns' in fountain mishap - 18/07 8:21 pm

The wheeled security robot in Washington DC tumbled into a fountain at an office building.





Hacks 'probably compromised' UK industry - 18/07 7:03 pm

The analysis was made by GCHQ, according to a document seen by technology website Motherboard.





Ori's robotic furniture zooms across apartment - 18/07 6:23 pm

A robotics start-up creates voice-controlled furniture that moves to maximise space in small flats.





Bermuda shipwreck digitally recreated by divers - 18/07 3:31 pm

The seas around Bermuda have more shipwrecks per mile than any other place on Earth.





Japan's zero-gravity space drone sends first pictures from ISS - 18/07 12:25 am

Japan's zero-gravity drone no doubt serves a proper purpose - but it's also a little ball of cuteness.



Afghan female robotics team land in US - 18/07 8:43 am

An Afghan all-girl robotics team who were initially denied visas arrive in the US for a competition.





Chatbot docs - 18/07 7:28 am

Could health apps and AI-powered chatbots replace your traditional local doctor?





Netflix says it now has 104 million subscribers worldwide - 18/07 7:14 am

The firm's shares surged in after-hours trading as investors reacted to its quarterly earnings.





Newcastle City Council admits adoption data leak - 18/07 1:02 am

The leaked information includes names of current and former adoptees, parents and social workers





Facebook refuses Pakistan's ID demands - 18/07 12:19 am

The government wanted changes to help it track the creators of blasphemous posts.





Drone 'threat' to planes over Israel - 17/07 11:22 pm

A man is arrested on suspicion of flying a consumer drone close to planes preparing to land in Tel Aviv.





Taiwan woman divorces husband who ignored her messages - 17/07 9:41 pm

A woman in Taiwan is granted a divorce after her husband read her messages - but never replied.





Porn ID checks set to start in April 2018 - 17/07 8:21 pm

The government sets a nine-month countdown to porn ID checks, but is told this seems "unrealistic".





HTC backlash over pop-up ads on keyboard - 17/07 7:51 pm

The phone maker says the pop-ups have been seen because of an "error" to the annoyance of users.





'Cyber-insurance cost to double' - 17/07 6:34 pm

Inga Beale says the threat of cyber-attacks is 'really alive for businesses'





Ashley Madison offers $11m settlement - 17/07 5:19 pm

The company behind the hacked infidelity website is hoping to settle a number of class actions.





Pleasurewood Hills rollercoaster rescue - 17/07 4:13 pm

A man stuck on the Wipeout ride had to be rescued by firefighters.





Fake Obama created using AI tool to make phoney speeches - 17/07 3:56 pm

The tool that can edit videos of people speaking and make them say something they have not.





Telegram to block terror channels after Indonesian ban - 17/07 2:48 pm

Telegram promises to move quicker on radical content after Indonesia briefly shuts it down.




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