BBC Technology News

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  • Police make computer hijack arrests
  • Fifteen people have been arrested, including four in the UK, in connection with the hijacking of computers.   More
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  • Google tries ad-free net experiment
  • Search giant Google has unveiled an experiment that lets people pay to visit sites rather than see adverts.   More
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  • Robots face new creativity test
  • A US professor is proposing a successor to the famous Turing test devised to spot when artificial intelligence becomes "human".   More
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  • Warnings on 'complex' Android virus
  • Hundreds of thousands of Android phones have been infected with malware that uses handsets to send spam and buy event tickets in bulk.   More
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  • Russian site lists breached webcams
  • Data privacy watchdogs are warning the public about a Russian website that provides links to breached webcams, baby monitors and CCTV feeds.   More
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  • 'Poorest of poor' test talking tech
  • A charity is to give away 2,000 Talking Book audio computers to some of Ghana's poorest communities after securing funds from Unicef and ARM.   More
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  • Amnesty releases anti-spying program
  • Amnesty International has released a program that can spot spying software used by governments to monitor activists and political opponents.   More
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  • Embrace the arts, engineers told
  • Engineering needs to emphasise its creative side to encourage more young people to take it up as a career, says a leading member of the profession.   More
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  • Google and Rockstar end patent suit
  • Google and patent consortium Rockstar - which includes Apple as an investor - agree to settle a patent litigation suit.   More
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  • Uber in Singapore taxi app regulation
  • Singapore plans to regulate third-party taxi booking apps such as Uber by capping fees and limiting them to use only licensed vehicles and drivers.   More
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  • Iran frees 'Blogfather' Derakhshan
  • Iran's Supreme Leader has pardoned the pioneering Iranian-Canadian blogger Hossein Derakhshan after six years in prison, Iranian media report.   More
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  • Feminist Hacker Barbie
  • Internet users create a web app to edit the pages of a controversial Barbie book.   More
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  • Yahoo to take over search on Firefox
  • Tech giant Yahoo will now replace market leader Google as the default search engine on Firefox's internet browsers in the US.   More
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  • Sony reportedly drops Steve Jobs film
  • Sony Pictures drops a film based on the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, according to reports.   More
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  • Apple to push Beats to all iPhones
  • Apple plans to push the Beats music streaming service to every iPhone in the new year, according to a report in the Financial Times newspaper.   More
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  • Android 5.0 update causes problems
  • Early adopters of Android Lollipop are experiencing a range of issues, causing some users to complain their devices have become "unusable".   More
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  • Microsoft faults knock sites offline
  • Faults with Microsoft's cloud computing platform Azure knock many third-party sites offline and restrict access to its own apps.   More
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  • Geckos inspire 'Spider-Man' gloves
  • The way geckos climb has inspired a device that allowed a 70kg man to scale a glass wall like Spider-Man.   More
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  • Foo Fighters to password in six steps
  • As a Russian website puts thousands of live video streams online, here's a guide to turning your favourite lyrics into a strong online password.   More
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  • VIDEO: TV technology for the 2020 Olympics
  • How Japanese broadcaster NHK is preparing for hi-tech coverage of the 2020 Olympics.   More
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  • VIDEO: Festival celebrates indie gaming
  • Marc Cieslak visits GameCity which looks to promote the cultural benefits of playing games.   More
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  • VIDEO: Twitter co-founder defends application
  • The chairman and co-founder of Twitter is in London for the global launch of his new company 'Square'.   More
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  • VIDEO: Games tech boost for movie planning
  • Researchers at Abertay University in Dundee look to have given the blockbuster a boost by applying computer games technology to the film industry.   More
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  • VIDEO: YouTube studios for internet stars
  • YouTube is investing millions of dollars to set up professional studios which are free to use for anyone who has at least five thousand subscribers.   More
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  • VIDEO: The drone that fights fires
  • BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights.   More
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  • VIDEO: 'Childbirth pain' lessons for men
  • A hospital in China is trying to teach fathers-to-be about the experience of giving birth.   More
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  • VIDEO: Can Candy Crush strike lucky twice?
  • The creators of the wildly successful mobile game Candy Crush release its follow-up: Candy Crush Soda Saga.   More
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  • VIDEO: Sports tech aims to boost performance
  • From fitness trackers to motion capture - the technology aiming to boost sporting performance.   More
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  • VIDEO: How the webcams were hijacked
  • Costas Tsivicos, UK distributor of Foscam's webcams, explains how a Russian site came to show feeds from his firm's kit, and tells consumers how to protect themselves.   More
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  • Please clamber around the exhibit
  • The Tate Gallery goes 3D with Minecraft   More
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  • Crowd investing opens up high finance
  • How crowd investment platforms are shaking up start-up land   More
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  • Nokia's brand name merry-go-round
  • A new tablet branded with the Finnish firm's name creates a dilemma for Microsoft   More
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  • Giant robot trucks rise in Australia
  • Huge robots slog it out in Australia's outback   More
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  • Ultra HD gives firms clearer picture
  • 4K video catches up with stills photography   More
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  • How Knight Rider predicted the future
  • Six times Knight Rider correctly predicted the future   More
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  • VIDEO: The kit that helps you invent gadgets
  • Build-your-own electronics kit   More