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  • TalkTalk's wi-fi hack advice is 'astonishing'
  • Security experts attack TalkTalk's response to evidence that thousands of its wi-fi passwords have been stolen.   More
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  • PewDiePie quit plan prompts YouTube reply
  • YouTube denies changing its algorithms, after its most popular star threatens to delete his channel.   More
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  • Fitbit confirms Pebble takeover deal
  • Fitbit is buying smartwatch-maker Pebble's intellectual property but not its hardware business, which is closing.   More
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  • Google data centres to be 100% renewable-powered by 2017
  • Google reveals it is on track to offset 100% of data centre and office electricity use with renewable energy.   More
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  • Apple Music attracts 20 million subscribers in 18 months
  • Apple Music says it will continue to pursue artist exclusives, as it tops 20 million paid subscribers for the first time.   More
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  • YouTube's $1bn royalties are not enough, says music industry
  • The music industry attacks YouTube after the site revealed it paid $1bn in royalties last year.   More
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  • Apple says iPhones safe despite China 'fires'
  • Apple has blamed "external factors" for a handful of iPhone batteries overheating in China.   More
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  • Samsung triumphs over Apple in US Supreme Court patent row
  • US Supreme Court rules in favour of Samsung in patent dispute with Apple over iPhone design.   More
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  • Call for privacy probes over Cayla doll and i-Que toys
  • The makers of two popular smart toys are accused of violating child data protection rules.   More
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  • Trump: Softbank to invest $50bn in US businesses
  • President-elect Donald Trump says Japanese tech firm Softbank will invest $50bn in US businesses.   More
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  • EU criticises tech firms for slow action on hate speech
  • Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are falling short of a commitment to tackle hate speech quickly, suggests research.   More
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  • You can now turn off Instagram comments (or will be able to very soon)
  • Instagram updates its safety features to allow you to turn off comments for individual posts for the first time.   More
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  • 'Millions of Dailymotion account details taken'
  • More than 85 million accounts at video sharing site Dailymotion have been hacked, Leakedsource says.   More
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  • Extremist images 'fingerprinted' by tech firms
  • Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube link up to curb the spread of extremist images on the platforms.   More
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  • North Korea 'hacks South's military cyber command'
  • A South Korean military unit set up to prevent hacking appears to have been breached by the North.   More
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  • TalkTalk wi-fi router passwords 'stolen'
  • A security researcher says thousands of TalkTalk customers' wi-fi passwords look to have been stolen.   More
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  • Amazon unveils plans for grocery shop with no checkouts
  • Customers will be able to select items and walk out without waiting to pay at the Amazon Go shop.   More
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  • Seattle 'thief' caught by remote car door lock
  • Police in Seattle arrest a suspect after a stolen BMW was tracked and the doors locked remotely.   More
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  • 'Dangerous wait' with fire-risk dryers
  • Households with fire-prone tumble dryers still face "unacceptable" delays for repairs, a consumer group says.   More
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  • Credit card numbers guessed in 'seconds'
  • Smart cyber thieves who run queries across lots of different websites can guess credit card numbers in a few seconds, suggests research.   More
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  • Fake news detector plug-in developed
  • How one developer came up with a way of flagging fake news on social media.   More
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  • Service station thieves 'using car key jammers'
  • Thieves are using radio jammers to steal from cars parked at motorway service stations, police warn.   More
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  • Apple reveals self-driving car plans
  • Apple acknowledges plans to develop self-driving car tech for the first time in a letter to US transport regulators.   More
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  • 100 Women 2016: The winners of the BBC hackathon develop app
  • The BBC 100 Women team have hosted a hackathon with Facebook UK to give female developers the chance to create a unique social media product.   More
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  • Fake Apple chargers fail safety tests
  • Investigators warn of potentially fatal risks after 99% of fake Apple chargers fail safety tests.   More
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  • Phone encryption: Police 'mug' suspect to get data
  • Detectives have developed a new tactic to beat criminals using mobile phone encryption - legally mug them.   More
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  • 'Frighteningly easy' for criminals to get Visa card details, study claims
  • It is "frighteningly easy" for criminals to get security details for a Visa debit or credit cards, according to research from Newcastle University.   More
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  • French man jailed for visiting pro-IS websites
  • A French man has been sentenced to two years in jail for repeatedly visiting websites that back the so-called Islamic State terror group.   More
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  • App helps drone pilots avoid no-fly zones
  • A new app lets drone pilots know if they are flying their craft in or near restricted airspace.   More
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  • Qatar accused of blocking Doha News website
  • Doha News says access to its website has been blocked in an apparent act of government censorship.   More
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  • TalkTalk and Post Office routers hit by cyber-attack
  • Thousands of TalkTalk and Post Office broadband customers affected by a malware attack.   More
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  • Facial scan app wants to get to know you
  • Augmented reality app Blippar can now recognise the faces of 70,000 public figures.   More
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  • BBC reporter and amputee tries out 3D printed legs
  • BBC reporter Kathleen Hawkins, a double amputee, travelled to Texas to try out 3D printed legs.   More
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  • Partially-sighted Paralympian gets to see boyfriend clearly
  • Partially-sighted Paralympian Libby Clegg gets to see her boyfriend's face more clearly thanks to hi-tech goggles.   More
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  • CEO Secrets: TripAdvisor co-founder shares his business tips
  • Langley Steinert, the co-founder of TripAdvisor, shares the business advice he has learned.   More
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  • The AI-generated Christmas karaoke song and other news
  • BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.   More
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  • Smart duvet: the bed that makes itself
  • A bed that can make itself after being slept in is developed in Montreal, Canada.   More
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  • Robot aircraft take to British skies
  • Robot aircraft are to be tested in UK airspace to help refine systems that control autonomous planes.   More
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  • Selena Gomez is revealed as Instagram's most popular celebrity in 2016
  • The pop singer has eight of the 10 most-liked celebrity photos on Instagram this year.   More
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  • The tech enabling a man with quadriplegia to drive
  • The semi-autonomous Corvette has been modified to enable Sam Schmidt to drive on public roads.   More
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  • Ex-astronaut's plans to take tourists to outer atmosphere
  • Retired astronaut Ron Garan wants to help tourists experience Earth from a new perspective.   More
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  • The US telescope looking for extra-terrestrial life
  • The Green Bank Telescope listens for signs of communication or activity by species that are not from Earth.   More
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  • Shooting stars from space for 2020 Olympics
  • Project Sky Canvas hopes to paint the sky with colour above the Olympics using ready-made shooting stars.   More
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  • Chatbot sexism
  • Why do so many artificially intelligent chatbots have female names and avatars?   More
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  • Fake news cash-in
  • Many of the fake news websites that sprang up during the US election campaign have been traced to a small city in Macedonia, where teenagers are pumping out sensationalist stories to earn cash from advertising.   More
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  • Smart money?
  • As global student loan debt reaches crisis levels, can tech start-ups help cut costs?   More
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  • Sextortion advice
  • A new campaign is launched to help victims of sextortion, where criminals blackmail victims with intimate webcam photos.   More
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  • Laser vision
  • Lasers have been around since the 1960s, but today's highly accurate versions are transforming surgery, computing, engineering and mapping.   More
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  • Lunchtime liaisons
  • A crop of apps want to use the methods of dating apps like Tinder to transform the world of business networking.   More
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  • Machine food
  • The world needs to produce more food to feed a growing population, but is automation and sensor technology the answer?   More
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  • The supercomputer of the future?
  • Scientists say they are close to building a large scale quantum computer   More
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  • WalkCar: Hands-on with Japan's car-in-a-bag
  • The BBC's Chris Foxx takes a ride on Japan's answer to the 'hoverboard'.   More
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  • Google Earth gets virtual reality makeover
  • Google's globe-trotting app Earth makes its VR debut.   More
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  • How wireless power charging could recharge a flying drone
  • BBC Click's Spencer Kelly reports on the tech which could one day wirelessly charge a drone   More