BBC Technology News

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  • Google patents 'creepy' cuddly toys
  • A patent reveals that Google has looked into making internet-connected toys that would link up to its servers to control smart devices in the home.   More
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  • UK sells off unused net addresses
  • The UK government has started selling off big chunks of internet addresses that it no longer uses.   More
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  • Starbucks gift card hack was 'fraud'
  • A hacker reporting a security hole in Starbucks' website criticises the company's handling of the matter.   More
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  • Supermarket lights send 'GPS' data
  • A first-of-its-kind lighting system has been installed at a supermarket that tells an app where shoppers are standing and which way they are facing.   More
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  • Warning over Android reset systems
  • Using the "factory reset" option to wipe Android phones may not remove all valuable data, warn security experts.   More
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  • Will London's mayor put the brakes on Uber?
  • In a move likely to be popular with London's black cab drivers, Boris Johnson is backing laws which could restrict growth of the taxi app Uber.   More
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  • Spyware app admits it has been hacked
  • MSpy, a company offering software that lets people to spy on others, admits it has been hacked and had customer records leaked online.   More
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  • '24-hour window' to halt cyber-hate
  • Intervention by police within the first 24 hours of a terrorist event could be key to halting the spread of cyber-hate, a new study finds.   More
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  • Adult website hack compromises users
  • Adult Friend Finder, a casual dating website, has called in police and hacking investigators after a suspected leak of client information.   More
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  • AdBlock reveals browser for Android
  • An ad-blocking web browser for smartphones is being developed by Eyeo, the company behind the popular AdBlock Plus plug-in.   More
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  • Hacked billboard shows obscene image
  • Hackers manage to make a huge video billboard in Atlanta show an obscene image favoured by internet pranksters.   More
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  • Grand Theft Auto sues Daniel Radcliffe film
  • The gaming firm's filed a lawsuit against the BBC for trademark infringement over the broadcaster’s upcoming drama Game Changer.   More
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  • 'I feel sick' emoji on the way
  • You'll have to wait until 2016, but you will be able to tell your friends you feel sick with one simple picture.   More
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  • The mother who 'outed' her daughter's Facebook lie
  • A mother berates her teenage daughter in a Facebook film which has been watched more than 11 million times   More
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  • VIDEO: Be a spy master with an Apple Watch
  • The game where the player controls a virtual spy in real time using just their Apple Watch   More
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  • VIDEO: Making houses earthquake resistant
  • The tech to help houses stand up to a major earthquake   More
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  • VIDEO: The camera developed for your dog
  • BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the best of the week's technology news   More
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  • VIDEO: A tour of London's 3D Print Show
  • As the London 3D Print Show rolls into town, the BBC's Theo Leggett offers a whistle-stop tour to assess the industry.   More
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  • VIDEO: Shopping in real stores via VR
  • A virtual reality start-up has developed an "immersive" online shopping experience that it hopes the major retailers will adopt.   More
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  • VIDEO: Closing the tech gender gap
  • In Silicon Valley men traditionally dominate, but all-women projects to help support and mentor entrepreneurs are having an impact.   More
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  • VIDEO: 'Swarm robots' ready for rescue
  • Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have been exploring ways of making robots working together.   More
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  • VIDEO: Timelapse videos from holiday snaps
  • Researchers develop a method to sort photographs uploaded onto the website and stitch them together to create time-lapse videos.   More
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  • VIDEO: Net neutrality: Whose side are you on?
  • Net neutrality is often cited as one of the key issues that will shape the future of the internet - but what does it mean?   More
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  • VIDEO: The art lightshow inspired by Cern
  • Exploring Ryoji Ikeda's Supersymmetry - the art installation inspired by the work taking place at Cern.   More
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  • Why measure feet with iPads?
  • Why a shoe company measures kids' feet with iPads   More
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  • Heating houses with 'nerd power'
  • How hot computers are being used to warm homes   More
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  • Bitcoin's baby births new revolution
  • The birth of the Blockchain revolution   More
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  • Engineering prize names shortlist
  • 2015's shortlist for the MacRobert Award   More
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  • The Quiet Zone: Where mobile phones are banned
  • Where mobile phones are banned for 13,000 square miles   More
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  • The brave new world of office computing
  • The brave new world of office computing   More