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  • Big firms 'must condemn GamerGate'
  • Games publishers must "stand-up and condemn" the movement referred to as "GamerGate", says a developer forced to leave her home due to threats.   More
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  • Microsoft unveils fitness band
  • Microsoft unveils a wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well connect to a fitness tracking service on smartphones.   More
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  • Speed boost for 4G in some cities
  • Two of the UK's mobile operators are turning on technology that boosts mobile speeds in a few UK cities.   More
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  • Lenovo completes Motorola takeover
  • Lenovo completes a $2.9bn takeover of Google's Motorola handset division, which it says makes it the third biggest smartphone maker.   More
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  • Apple chief: 'I'm proud to be gay'
  • Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he wants to try to help people struggling with their identity.   More
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  • Android smartwatch 'runs for a week'
  • New Android-powered smartwatches should last for a week or longer between charges thanks to their use of both e-ink and LCD screens.   More
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  • Software 'predicts' gang violence
  • London's Metropolitan Police test software designed to predict which gang members are most likely to commit violent crimes.   More
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  • Samsung profit lowest in three years
  • Samsung Electronics sees its quarterly operating profit fall to its lowest level in more than three years because of slowing smartphone sales.   More
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  • HP wades into world of 3D printing
  • HP announces the launch of a 3D printer it says will be 10 times faster than current models.   More
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  • White House computers 'hacked'
  • US security services are reportedly investigating the breach of an unclassified network.   More
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  • 'Number spoofing' scam nets millions
  • A new phone scam - known as number spoofing - is netting millions of pounds for fraudsters, consumers are being warned   More
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  • Argos faces glitches on website
  • The Argos website blocks access to some users after "technical issues" that arose following a revamp to the retailer's site.   More
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  • Samaritans app flags worrying tweets
  • An app launched by Samaritans notifies Twitter users if people they follow seem to be distressed.   More
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  • Google developing a cancer detector
  • Google is attempting to diagnose cancers, heart attack risks and other ailments with a system that combines nanoparticles and a wrist-worn sensor.   More
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  • Noriega fails to sue Call of Duty
  • The former dictator of Panama, Manuel Noriega, fails in his attempt to sue Activision after a character based on him appeared in a Call of Duty game.   More
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  • Reddit launches crowdfunding site
  • Crowdfunding comes to Reddit with the tagline "Redditmade: Imagine what we can create".   More
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  • AUDIO: UK to have new gaming centre
  • The UK is to have the first cultural centre in the world for gaming, which will be based in Nottingham.   More
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  • Evolution of a robot care bear
  • Eight years after a prototype was showcased in Scotland, a robot bear is being trialled in a children's hospital in the US.   More
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  • VIDEO: Playing music with your brain
  • Could technology turn you into a musical virtuoso? LJ Rich looks at new ways to make music.   More
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  • VIDEO: App helps you wake up with a stranger
  • The app that turns a global network of strangers into your alarm clock, with a dating twist.   More
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  • VIDEO: Breastfeeding photo deleted by Facebook
  • A photograph of a mother breastfeeding her premature baby has gone viral after it was deleted by Facebook.   More
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  • VIDEO: How to build an engine in 42 seconds
  • Steph McGovern reports from the new Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton where robots can construct an engine from its component parts in under a minute.   More
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  • VIDEO: GamerGate 'must be condemned'
  • Independent developer Zoe Quinn tells the BBC about being at the centre of the "GamerGate" controversy.   More
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  • VIDEO: The dress that interprets your brain
  • Designer Lauren Bowker is working on a textile that can respond to brain patterns.   More
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  • VIDEO: Can Rory go a day without data?
  • Can the BBC's technology correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones, go a day without sharing any data?   More
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  • VIDEO: App aims to identify bird songs
  • A mobile phone app that recognises which species of bird is singing is being developed by a researcher at Queen Mary University in London.   More
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  • VIDEO: Keyless cars 'targeted by thieves'
  • Organised criminal gangs are increasingly targeting high-end cars with keyless security systems, a UK motoring industry group has warned.   More
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  • VIDEO: Drone rules 'not being enforced'
  • Strict regulations will need to be introduced before large drones are allowed to appear in the UK's skies, pilots association Balpa has said.   More
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  • How will future city signs look?
  • Jetpacks, driverless cars and solar roads   More
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  • Simulator lets you feel gun's kick
  • What if you had a killer product on your hands - literally?   More
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  • Giant Samsung struggles at the top
  • Has the market finally caught up with Samsung?   More
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  • A day without data
  • Is it possible to not share any information?   More
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  • Can an app cure anxiety and stress?
  • Could a simple app banish your stress and anxiety forever?   More
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  • Exposing the history of hacking
  • The birth of the hacker sub-culture   More
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  • Are robots too cute for comfort?
  • Why big-eyed droids are cause for concern   More