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  • UK scares sports piracy site offline
  • One of the biggest sports file-sharing sites closes down after a UK police force warns its operators that they could face jail.   More
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  • Reddit revolt over censored posts
  • Reddit downgrades the status of its technology section after it emerges that many popular terms had been banned from its headlines.   More
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  • Whedon releases new film on demand
  • Avengers director Joss Whedon surprises fans by releasing his latest film online on the same night as its US premiere.   More
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  • SpaceX launches station cargo flight
  • US company SpaceX launches its latest re-supply mission to the International Space Station, sending up a Dragon freighter to rendezvous with the orbiting platform on Sunday.   More
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  • German media boss criticises Google
  • In an open letter to Google's Eric Schmidt the boss of German publishing firm Axel Springer says it is afraid of the search giant.   More
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  • Teachers angry at online insults
  • Online social media is being misused to insult, intimidate and smear staff in schools, says a teachers' union.   More
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  • HMRC 'plans to share personal data'
  • Taxpayers' personal financial data could be shared with private firms and researchers, Revenue & Customs says, despite concerns over privacy and security.   More
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  • Kim Dotcom wins back cars and cash
  • Kim Dotcom, the multimillionaire founder of closed file-sharing site Megaupload, has won back cars, cash and property seized in a January 2012 raid.   More
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  • BBC and Sky experience fault on iOS
  • The BBC and Sky's video-on-demand apps simultaneously experience a fault on iPhones and iPads that prevents TV shows from streaming.   More
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  • Lavabit loses contempt appeal
  • A US appeals court upholds a contempt of court ruling against the secure email service provider Lavabit used by whistleblower Edward Snowden.   More
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  • First Heartbleed 'hacker' arrested
  • A 19-year-old Canadian citizen is charged with hacking into the Canada Revenue Agency's website, becoming the first arrest in relation to the Heartbleed security breach.   More
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  • Google shares fall on ad concerns
  • Shares in Google fall 5% despite reporting first-quarter profit of $3.45bn in response to worries over future income from advertising.   More
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  • Virgin apologises for email glitch
  • Virgin Media apologises after some of its customers received hundreds of unwanted emails because of a distribution list error.   More
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  • Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor hacked
  • German security researchers say that a spoof fingerprint can be used to unlock Samsung's new handset and steal money.   More
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  • Tencent brings Candy Crush to China
  • China's internet giant Tencent will launch the popular Candy Crush game on the mainland in partnership with the game's creator King Digital Entertainment.   More
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  • Bungie 'fires' Halo games composer
  • The composer of the music featured in the original Halo video games says his job has been "terminated without cause" by developer Bungie.   More
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  • Hard-disk firm warns of data breach
  • French hard-disk maker LaCie warns that shoppers' credit cards details and logins may have been stolen from its store over a one-year period.   More
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  • Cyborg glasses express fake emotions
  • A Japanese researcher creates glasses that show computer-generated eyes that express emotions so that the wearer does not need to bother.   More
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  • New street lights design cuts bills
  • Switching to LED street lights is cutting maintenance bills in Jersey and could increase pedestrian safety, it is claimed.   More
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  • VIDEO: Searching for metaphorical results
  • How alternative search engines produce different results plus websites and apps reviewed.   More
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  • VIDEO: Firm creates drone fitted with Taser
  • Spencer Kelly meets the team behind a drone which can fire 80,000 volts of electricity through a wired dart.   More
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  • VIDEO: Turning the world into an orchestra
  • Spencer Kelly tests out Mogees- a device linked to your smartphone which turns objects into musical instruments.   More
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  • VIDEO: Netflix dominates streaming market
  • Netflix now accounts for more than half the video streamed over the internet.   More
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  • VIDEO: The quest to perfect digital pianos
  • Click meets Joe Ierardi, a man who is trying to create the most realistic sounding piano synthesiser.   More
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  • VIDEO: Cyborg glasses mimic eye gestures
  • A Japanese researcher shows off glasses that display computer-generated eyes, which express emotions to save their wearer the effort.   More
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  • AUDIO: Google 'not meeting expectations'
  • Larry Magid, technology analyst for CNET, discusses the fall in Google's shares.   More
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  • VIDEO: Is ZTE's choosy strategy working?
  • ZTE has decided to pass over investing in areas where returns aren't likely to be high - its results later will show how its new strategy is paying off.   More
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  • VIDEO: Will Jelly repeat Twitter's success?
  • Biz Stone discusses his new social app Jelly which he hopes will encourage people to help each other out.   More
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  • AUDIO: Google buys high-altitude drone firm
  • Internet giant Google has bought high-altitude drone firm Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed sum.   More
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  • Netflix battles for big budget TV
  • The battle for exclusive online TV shows   More
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  • In pictures: Beijing Auto Show
  • The world's top carmakers at the Beijing Auto Show   More
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  • Where Wall Street met Silicon Valley
  • Two cultures collide at the online retail giant   More
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  • Hacking the instrument of the future
  • Sleep-deprived coders enjoy an epic adventure   More
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  • Selling globally is child's play
  • The tech making e-commerce easier for small firms   More
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  • VIDEO: The rise of the hospital Robot
  • Remote presence bots help doctors visit hospital wards   More
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  • Syria: Report shows how foreign fighters use social media
  • Report shows how foreign fighters in Syria are using social media   More