BBC Technology News

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  • Banning out-of-hours email 'could harm employee wellbeing'
  • Stopping staff accessing email outside the office could leave some feeling stressed, research suggests.   More
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  • 'WhatsApp tax' plan dropped in Lebanon
  • Protests continue in Lebanon despite the government backtracking on a new tax on WhatsApp calls.   More
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  • Facebook chief rules out banning political adverts
  • Mark Zuckerberg says he does not think it is right for a company to censor politicians or the news.   More
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  • Google Pixel 4 Face Unlock works if eyes are shut
  • Google confirms its new security system may unlock a person's device even if their eyes are shut.   More
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  • League of Legends boss: ‘It's not for casual players’
  • Newsbeat sits down with the boss of Riot Games as they celebrate 10 years of League of Legends.   More
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  • Google and BBC scrap VR projects
  • Virtual reality may still be a few years from realising its potential, says one expert.   More
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  • Samsung: Anyone's thumbprint can unlock Galaxy S10 phone
  • Firm promises fix after couple discover any fingerprint can unlock the device when put in case.   More
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  • Three phone services restored 'for majority'
  • Three says it is experiencing "technical difficulties with voice, text and data".   More
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  • O2 launches 5G network in five UK cities and Slough
  • The operator is going head to head with rivals EE, Vodafone, Three and BT Mobile.   More
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  • Vatican launches new 'eRosary' bracelet
  • The gadget aims to help young Catholics pray for world peace and contemplate the gospel.   More
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  • Robot learns to deliver packages, plus other tech news
  • BBC Click's Omar Mehtab looks at some of the week's best technology stories.   More
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  • Why scientists are ‘listening’ to the Matterhorn
  • Sparked by an unexpected rockfall, researchers placed sensors on the mountain to monitor the site.   More
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  • How tech changed the way DreamWorks animates
  • Improved computer processing has allowed artists to add a great level of detail to their films.   More
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  • Turning the John Wick movies into a video game
  • The game, John Wick Hex, translates the film's fast paced combat into a top-down strategy game.   More
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  • AI could become 'an enemy of the human race' warns expert
  • Dr Stuart Russell warns that AI could become "too competent" at fulfilling badly-framed goals.   More
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  • Ghost nets: Tackling a silent killer of the seas
  • Ghost nets kill huge numbers of marine animals every year, but new tech might help prevent that.   More
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  • Google chief: I'd disclose smart speakers before guests enter my home
  • Rick Osterloh suggests house guests have the right to know smart speakers are in use before entering.   More
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  • India's on a digital sprint that is leaving millions behind
  • For every urban Indian who has access to the internet, there is at least one rural Indian who does not.   More
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  • Eritrea - where ATMs are unknown and Sim cards are like gold dust
  • A BBC team gets rare access to Eritrea, often described as one of the most repressive states in Africa.   More
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  • Shooting drones out of the sky with Phasers
  • Cheap drones can defeat modern air defences, as shown by the attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.   More
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  • Holy tech! Churches try new ways to connect
  • Churches are increasingly using social media and specialist software to help reach their congregations.   More