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  • YouTube star sued over copyright
  • The entrepreneur is being taken to court for alleged copyright infringement by a record label whose own artist Kaskade has come forward to defend her.   More
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  • Nvidia unveils Shield gaming tablet
  • Nvidia confirms the release of a tablet targeted at "serious gamers" that can run Android games natively or stream them from a PC.   More
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  • Xiaomi shows off phone and wristband
  • China's fast-growing Xiaomi unveils a new flagship handset and $13 wristband - both of which are cheaper than similar models from other brands.   More
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  • Browser 'fingerprints' track users
  • Web users are being warned about a novel tracking system that watches what they do online and frustrates tools designed to stop them being tracked.   More
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  • Iraq conflict breeds cyber-civil war
  • A cyber-war is being waged alongside the conflict involving Isis in Iraq, suggests research by security firms.   More
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  • 'Cock-up' over Irish genealogy site
  • Ireland's data protection watchdog criticises the government for a 'cock-up' over a genealogy site that leaked personal information   More
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  • Chinese team wins $5m gaming prize
  • Chinese team NewBee takes home $5m in prize money after winning the world's most lucrative gaming contest.   More
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  • MH17: Facebook scams exploit crash
  • Links masquerading as posts about the recent Malaysia Airlines crash lead users to pornographic sites and spamming scams, experts warn.   More
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  • MPs seek judicial review of data law
  • Two MPs say they will seek a judicial review of emergency legislation on phone and internet data.   More
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  • Yahoo buys app analytics firm Flurry
  • Yahoo acquires an app analytics firm, Flurry, in an attempt to help boost its advertising revenue from smartphones.   More
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  • Netflix profits double to $71m
  • Online video service Netflix reports profits of $71m in the second quarter, more than double compared with the same period a year ago.   More
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  • Point-blank Taser use questioned
  • The police watchdog raises "major concerns" over the use of Tasers at point-blank range, saying the technique is "purely a means of pain compliance".   More
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  • EE apologises over 'spam' texts
  • A technical issue at Orange, one of EE's brands, meant some customers were sent dozens of identical marketing texts.   More
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  • NHS tests 'plaster' patient-monitor
  • The NHS is starting to test a sticking-plaster-sized patient-monitoring patch.   More
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  • Technical problems plague BBC sites
  • The BBC says the technical problems that hit the iPlayer and other online services over the weekend have been resolved.   More
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  • Software uni to meet skills shortage
  • Plans to set up Wales' first software university are being prepared by businesses concerned about a skill shortage in hi-tech industries.   More
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  • UK anti-piracy action set to begin
  • People in the UK who persistently pirate music and movies will soon start getting emails warning them that their actions are illegal.   More
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  • Scientists develop robotic fingers
  • A group of MIT scientists announces the development of supplementary fingers controlled by sensors attached to the human hand.   More
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  • Turing film to open London festival
  • Codebreaking drama The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, is to receive its European premiere at this year's London Film Festival.   More
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  • VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines
  • A smart contact lens that could help diabetics monitor their glucose levels is being developed   More
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  • VIDEO: Turning a wish into a butterfly
  • How to turn a wish into a virtual butterfly at Barbican's Digital Revolution exhibition   More
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  • VIDEO: Could you beat Usain Bolt in a race?
  • Engineers are making it possible for spectators to race against the world's fastest man.   More
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  • VIDEO: A TV world without personality?
  • Kevin Spacey's series House of Cards is a prime example of how the broadcasting world is changing. But will a world of on demand TV be devoid of passion and personality. BBC Newsnight's David Grossman reports.   More
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  • VIDEO: BBC iPlayer 'works 99.9% of the time'
  • The BBC has defended its iPlayer service service after it was hit by technical problems which started over the weekend.   More
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  • VIDEO: 'I couldn't get a taxi... so I created an app'
  • Brazilian Tallis Gomes explains how a failed attempt to hail a cab drove him to create smartphone app Easy Taxi.   More
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  • VIDEO: Can a robot write sacred scriptures?
  • An exhibition at the Jewish museum in Berlin is showcasing a robot which has been programmed to write the sacred Jewish scriptures, known as the Torah.   More
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  • VIDEO: How safe is the 'internet of things'?
  • Increasingly, technology companies are integrating the internet with other devices, such as household appliances or cars. But are there security risks?   More
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  • VIDEO: The evolution of Bjork's instruments
  • Bjork's musical director Matt Robertson explains how they developed the instruments for her Biophilia tour.   More
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  • VIDEO: The appeal of 'real life' simulators
  • From driving a truck across Europe to ploughing a field, why are people playing "real life" simulators?   More
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  • A brave new on-demand TV world
  • Netflix and Amazon disrupt how shows are made   More
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  • A company born out of frustration
  • How one man's failure to get a cab drove him to try to fix the problem   More
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  • Can drones tackle wildlife poaching?
  • How drones may be used to fight wildlife poaching in Africa   More
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  • Why people play real-life simulators
  • Why people play computer games that simulate everyday activities   More
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  • How to make your fortune from writing
  • How to make a fortune writing about stuff you love   More
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  • Slovakia's successful app entrepreneur
  • 'I wanted to make products for people'   More
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  • African countries adopt hi-tech tourism
  • Africa's tourism is booming thanks to effective use of technology   More