BBC Technology News

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  • Three announces mobile ad-block trial
  • Mobile service provider Three confirms it will block advertising on its network for a day-long trial in June.   More
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  • Cooling technologies become red hot
  • Sainsbury's is trialling new food-cooling technologies that promise to be more eco-friendly than current alternatives.   More
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  • Apple fights call to block Facetime
  • A patent owner wants Apple to suspend Facetime and iMessage chat apps because it claims its technologies have been infringed.   More
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  • Chinese backlash over Windows 10 push
  • Microsoft is facing criticism from Chinese users about the way it is trying to persuade people to upgrade to Windows 10.   More
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  • PayPal founder is 'comic book villain'
  • Gossip site Gawker accuses PayPal founder Peter Thiel of being 'vindictive' and a 'comic book villain' who uses his billions to fund libel suits against the site.   More
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  • Google defeats Oracle in Java code case
  • Google wins a major US court battle with software firm Oracle when a jury rules it did not unfairly appropriate parts of the Java programming language.   More
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  • Cameroon Cardiopad inventor wins award
  • A Cameroonian inventor wins a £25,00 ($37,000) innovation prize for creating a monitor that can diagnose heart conditions in remote areas.   More
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  • N Korea 'could be linked to bank heists'
  • A top cyber-security firm is investigating whether North Korea could be linked to attacks on banks in recent months.   More
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  • Women 'post 50% of misogynistic tweets'
  • A study into abusive tweets sent from UK Twitter accounts suggests large-scale misogyny, with women responsible for half of such tweets.   More
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  • An appreciation of the floppy disk
  • The death of the floppy disk has been long predicted but the technology has persisted. Why?   More
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  • Robots 'being taught to feel pain'
  • Researchers are developing an artificial nervous system that will allow robots to feel pain.   More
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  • Highest capacity Atlantic cable planned
  • Microsoft and Facebook announce plans to build the highest capacity data link between the US and Europe.   More
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  • Norway stages 32-hour app term reading
  • The consumer agency in Norway stages a live reading of app terms and conditions lasting over 30 hours in protest against their "absurd" length.   More
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  • VIDEO: Phone app helps blind runner
  • Blind ultra-marathon runner Simon Wheatcroft talks to Spencer Kelly   More
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  • VIDEO: How a smartphone could help spot disease
  • Detecting signs of disease without the need for expensive laboratory equipment.   More
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  • VIDEO: Ice blocks make fridges less 'stupid'
  • Roger Harrabin visits a factory in Wales that is using ice to make fridges more economical.   More
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  • VIDEO: Super-creepy robot has whiskers
  • BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news   More
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  • VIDEO: Are people ready for robot colleagues?
  • Robot-makers descend on Paris to convince people that their gadgets are safe and easy to work with.   More
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  • VIDEO: Tackling abuse on Twitter a 'priority'
  • Twitter has introduced changes in the hope of regaining popularity, but progress takes time, chief executive Jack Dorsey tells the BBC.   More
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  • VIDEO: The modular, build yourself robot kits
  • BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at two of the kits which allow you to build your own robot   More
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  • VIDEO: US Navy drones 'shot into the sky'
  • US Navy researchers test drones that can be shot into the sky for rapid deployment.   More
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  • VIDEO: Apps which could help with allergies
  • From a prototype device which can detect gluten in food to allergy apps, BBC Click's Lara Lewington reports   More
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  • How 'robo recruiters' could affect your job prospects
  • How 'robo recruiters' could be denting your job prospects   More
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  • Can technology help build a perfect country?
  • Can technology help build a perfect country?   More
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  • Is there a place for old tech in the 21st Century?
  • Is still a place for old technology in today's hi-tech world?   More
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  • How to check out your next penthouse from your armchair
  • How virtual reality is changing the way we work   More
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  • The teenager obsessed with retro-tech
  • The teenager obsessed with retro Apple devices   More
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  • Is the 'gig economy' turning us all into freelancers?
  • How the 'gig economy' is turning us into freelancers   More