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  • Tech groups told Europe funds 'on pause'
  • Tech companies express concern over the current freeze on allocating crucial European funding in the wake of the Brexit vote.   More
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  • Osram Lightify light bulbs 'vulnerable to hack'
  • Security researchers discover nine vulnerabilities in a range of internet-connected light bulbs made by Osram.   More
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  • Apple sees iPhone sales drop again but beats forecasts
  • Apple reports a second consecutive quarter of falling iPhone sales, but the 15% drop was not as bad as analysts had feared.   More
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  • Twitter reports slowest revenue growth since 2013
  • Twitter has reported its slowest quarterly sales growth in three years, as the company fends off competition from a growing number of social media sites.   More
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  • Blackberry battles on with Dtek50 Android phone
  • Blackberry releases its first touchscreen-only Android handset, in a bid to diversify its range of devices.   More
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  • Councils demand reassurance on universal broadband pledge
  • Councils urge the government to "reaffirm its commitment" to a minimum broadband speed to stop thousands falling into a "digital twilight zone".   More
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  • O2 customer data sold on dark net
  • O2 customer data is being sold by criminals on the dark net, the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme has learned.   More
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  • Wireless keyboards 'easy' to snoop on
  • Many wireless keyboards do little to stop the data they transmit being intercepted, a cybersecurity firm has warned.   More
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  • EU watchdogs permit Privacy Shield to run for one year
  • The new EU-US data-sharing agreement will be able to run for at least a year, European regulators announce.   More
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  • Amazon to test drone deliveries in UK
  • The UK government's getting together with the retail giant Amazon, to start testing flying drones that can deliver parcels to your door.   More
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  • Facebook 'anti-spam systems' blocked Democrat emails dump
  • Facebook says its anti-spam filters were to blame for its website briefly blocking access to internal emails from US Democratic Party committee members published by Wikileaks.   More
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  • BT avoids Openreach broadband break-up
  • BT's Openreach division, which runs the UK's broadband infrastructure, should become a distinct company, but not be split off from the BT group, says regulator Ofcom.   More
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  • Ransomware advice service to tackle extortion gangs
  • European police agency Europol teams up with cybersecurity companies in an initiative aimed at slowing an "exponential" rise in ransomware.   More
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  • Flipkart's Myntra to buy online shopping rival Jabong
  • Indian online shopping giant Flipkart buys rival fashion shopping site Jabong in an e-commerce sector experiencing increasing competition.   More
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  • Piracy site owner settles $50m lawsuit
  • The owner of piracy site Isohunt agrees to settle a lawsuit with Music Canada for $50m (£38m).   More
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  • 1.6m Clash of Kings forum accounts 'stolen'
  • Details about 1.6 million users on the Clash of Kings online forum are hacked, a breach notification site claims.   More
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  • Nintendo shares plunge on Pokemon profit fears
  • Shares in Japanese gaming giant Nintendo fall sharply as the firm says the success of Pokemon Go will only have a limited impact on its earnings.   More
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  • The legacy of TV's Robot Wars
  • Robot Wars judge Noel Sharkey shares his memories of the programme.   More
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  • US copyright law faces legal challenge
  • Digital rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) attempts to overturn parts of US copyright law which, it says, are unconstitutional.   More
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  • Players probe Elite game space mystery
  • Elite Dangerous gamers are working feverishly to decipher a puzzle uncovered by one player of the space simulation.   More
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  • Snowden designs phone case to spot hack attacks
  • A smartphone case that tells its owner when their phone has been hacked is being designed by whistleblower Edward Snowden.   More
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  • Pokemon Go finally launches in Japan
  • Nintendo's Pokemon Go is now available for players in Japan, the birthplace of the little monsters, says game developer Niantic Labs.   More
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  • US man jailed over bitcoin fraud scheme
  • A Texan man has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for running a fraudulent Ponzi-style scheme based around the Bitcoin virtual currency.   More
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  • Japan 'to stop making VCR machines'
  • The last videocassette recorder (VCR) in Japan is to be produced by the end of the month, according to the Nikkei newspaper.   More
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  • Desktop banking use falls, as users switch to apps
  • The use of internet banking on a computer has fallen for the first time, as users switch to mobile apps, according to the banking industry.   More
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  • Pokemon: Detective Pikachu live action movie confirmed
  • A live action Pokemon movie is to begin production in 2017, Legendary Entertainment has confirmed.   More
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  • More misery for BT broadband users after new power cut
  • BT and Plusnet users were unable to access some websites again, after problems with the service yesterday.   More
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  • Tinder launches group dates feature
  • Tinder now allows groups of friends to meet up - a feature one expert says risks turning it into an "orgy app".   More
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  • Valve tackles Counter Strike gambling sites
  • Game maker Valve is threatening to shut down sites that use add-ons for its Counter Strike game to gamble.   More
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  • Mozilla to block Flash in Firefox browser
  • Mozilla is planning to end full support for Adobe's Flash software in its Firefox browser from next month.   More
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  • France data authority criticises Windows 10 over privacy
  • Windows 10 gathers an "excessive" amount of personal data on users, the French data authority says in a formal notice about the operating system.   More
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  • Cleric flags fatwa against Pokemon
  • A leading Saudi cleric has urged followers to shun Pokemon Go because of a fatwa against it.   More
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  • File-sharing 'mastermind' arrested in Poland
  • US authorities have charged a Ukrainian man alleged to be the mastermind of the world's biggest online piracy website.   More
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  • What will stop Tumblr's tumble?
  • Three years have passed since Yahoo bought micro-blogging site Tumblr, but it is not the goldmine it once hoped.   More
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  • Nearly six million fraud and cyber crimes last year, ONS says
  • Almost six million fraud and cyber crimes were committed last year in England and Wales, new figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest.   More
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  • Google tests ads that load faster and use less power
  • Google reveals it is building new technology to make ads appear more quickly and use less battery power.   More
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  • BT fault hits broadband users and banks
  • BT acknowledges that its customers experienced broadband faults. Banks were also affected.   More
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  • Leslie Jones Twitter row: Breitbart editor banned over abuse
  • A senior editor with the conservative website Breitbart is banned from Twitter after abuse was directed at a star of the new Ghostbusters film.   More
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  • Google uses AI to save on electricity from data centres
  • Its artificial intelligence division, DeepMind, has cut Google's data centres' energy consumption by 15%, using a machine-learning algorithm.   More
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  • Drivers battle Uber over employment rights
  • Cab hire service Uber has been taken to an employment tribunal by two of its drivers who claim it is acting unlawfully by not offering holiday and sick pay.   More
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  • Navy sonar broke whale protection laws, says US court
  • A US appeals court has ruled that sonar approved for use by the US Navy broke marine laws.   More
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  • BBC+ app gathers together content in personalised hub
  • The BBC launches a new app that presents a selection of the broadcaster's online content chosen to appeal to each user's interests.   More
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  • Microsoft's cloud unit boosts profits
  • Microsoft reported substantial growth in its cloud computing unit, which helped to boost quarterly profits.   More
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  • WhatsApp in Brazil back in action after suspension
  • WhatsApp in Brazil is operating again after it was temporarily suspended for failing to hand over information requested in a criminal investigation.   More
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  • Pokemon Go: Bosnia players warned of minefields
  • Players of the hugely popular mobile game Pokemon Go in Bosnia are warned to avoid areas where landmines lie unexploded from the war in the 1990s.   More
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  • Germany mulls self-drive car 'black box'
  • Germany is considering introducing a black-box-style data recorder for autonomous cars to help investigators in the event of an accident.   More
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  • Nintendo rally sees its market value soar past Sony
  • Think of a Japanese tech giant, a truly global player made in Japan - Sony, you say? Well, think again. Or rather - think Nintendo instead.   More
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  • BT must 'put its house in order' - MPs
  • MPs strongly criticise telecoms giant BT in a new report, which accuses it of "significantly under investing" in Openreach, the division responsible for most of the country's broadband roll-out.   More
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  • Why Google DeepMind wants your medical records
  • Google has made headlines for its forays into healthcare but what is its ultimate goal?   More
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  • What is ARM and why is it worth £24bn?
  • ARM's technology is at the heart of millions of smartphones and tablets - but the company's inventions are used wider still.   More
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  • Netflix price rises prompt subscribers to turn off
  • Netflix shares fall sharply after the video streaming firm added fewer subscribers than expected ahead of US prices rises.   More
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  • How Pokemon Go took over the web
  • A dive into the data showing the popularity of the monster-hunting mobile game Pokemon Go.   More
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  • Yahoo: Still no buyer as losses widen to $440m
  • Yahoo gave no update on attempts to sell its core internet business as the firm slumped to a $440m (£332m) loss in the second quarter.   More
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  • Microsoft to miss 'one billion' Windows 10 target
  • Microsoft says it will miss a target of getting Windows 10 running on more than one billion devices by 2018.   More
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  • Social media harms moral development, parents say
  • A majority of parents in the UK believe social media harms their children's moral development, a survey suggests.   More
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  • Train game parodies 'shambolic' railway
  • Web developers create an online game where players cancel Southern Rail trains and take profits from passengers.   More
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  • Melbourne students' 'sexualised' Instagram posts spark anger
  • Two students at an elite Melbourne school are suspended and police are investigating after an Instagram account giving sexual ratings to pupils sparks anger.   More
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  • UK robot cars to challenge Google
  • A British firm develops autonomous car software that it hopes will be used by a variety of vehicle manufacturers.   More
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  • German police target hate crime in co-ordinated raids
  • German police carry out raids on 60 addresses, targeting people suspected of posting hate content on social media.   More
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  • Pokemon Go: Sex offender caught playing game with child
  • A registered child sex offender is arrested after being caught playing Pokemon Go with a child outside a courthouse in the US state of Indiana.   More
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  • Hacker gets two years in jail for celebrity 'swatting'
  • A US hacker who put the personal data of celebrities and officials online has been sentenced to two years in jail.   More
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  • World’s last VCR maker presses stop and ejects
  • The journalist Sarfraz Manzoor mourns the end of the VHS video recorder.   More
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  • Postal deliveries: A drone's eye view
  • Drones delivering our shopping could become a reality across Britain, says the BBC's Transport correspondent Richard Westcott.   More
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  • China to adopt new app rules to monitor user accounts
  • China's internet authorities will enforce new rules to tighten their grip on the rapidly growing app market in the mainland, demanding that all app providers adopt real-name registration for users and keep their activity logs for at least 60 days.   More
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  • Jackrabbot: Why this robot is watching how you move
  • A robot which is learning how to move through pedestrian environments is being developed by Stanford University   More
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  • Children make 3D-printed boot for penguin 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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  • Lily Cole's advice to tech start-ups
  • Model, actor and entrepreneur Lily Cole offers the business advice she wishes she had been given before she started out, for the BBC News series CEO Secrets.   More
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  • Pirate sites are 'affecting dance music in a bad way'
  • Pirate Download Stores imitate legal sites and fool people into thinking subscription fees are paid to the industry.   More
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  • Pokemon Go: Where might you catch 'em all in Japan?
  • The wait is over and Pokemon Go has launched in Japan, the birthplace of the phenomenon - so where might the monsters be hiding out?   More
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  • The hamster-powered drawing machine and other tech news
  • BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology news   More
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  • The bottle that empties every drop of soap 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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  • Microsoft's hi-tech mosquito trap and other tech news
  • BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology news   More
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  • The robot that can play badminton
  • BBC Click's Jen Copestake takes on a robot in a game of badminton   More
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  • Digital divide
  • There are strong social divisions in how young people use digital technology at home, according to international research from the OECD.   More
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  • Hunting ground
  • The interconnectivity of people on social media means it is a perfect hunting ground for cybercriminals looking to do harm.   More
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  • R.I.P. VHS
  • VHS has come unspooled. It's been taped over. The screen has filled with static, then gone blank.   More
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  • Read this, not that
  • As publishers struggle to attract eyeballs in the face of increasing competition from online content, can artificial intelligence help them?   More
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  • Soldering on
  • Meet the growing number of type 1 diabetics who are building their own unapproved, open source monitoring systems.   More
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  • 'Flying' boat
  • Could F1 and aeronautical tech help Sir Ben Ainslie's 'flying' catamaran win the America's Cup?   More
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  • Social coup
  • How smartphones and social media played a pivotal role in Turkey's failed coup, and the plotters failed to realise the crucial role of modern communications.   More
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  • Empire strikes back
  • Technology that makes audiences feel like they are in the movie, rather than just watching it, is helping cinemas sell more tickets at higher prices.   More
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  • Game changer
  • It's early days for Pokemon Go, but some believe the app marks a turning point in mobile video games.   More
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  • What is Line?
  • You might not have heard of Line, but the Japanese equivalent of Whatsapp is set to go public. Here's what you need to know about the company.   More
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  • The sound of me
  • As global banking giant Citi begins to roll out voice biometrics to 15 million Asian customers, we look at the pros and cons of this form of security.   More
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  • Pikachu's back
  • Did a player really find a dead body? Why is Pikachu a thing again? What even is this Pokemon Go?   More
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  • How HoloLens is helping Nasa design the next Mars rover
  • Nasa has teamed up with Microsoft to help scientists collaborate on Mars research   More
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  • Technology explained: What is augmented reality?
  • Millions of people are playing Pokemon Go - a mobile game that blends the real world with computer graphics.   More
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  • Inside a factory making robot waiters and waitresses
  • Meet the people making robot waiters and waitresses for restaurants in China   More
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  • Pokemon Go players take to the streets
  • A new mobile game that lets players catch Pokemon as they roam the streets has become a phenomenon.   More