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Wikipedia blocks US Congress edits

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:12:08 GMT

Administrators have imposed a ban on Wikipedia alterations from the US House of Representatives, following "persistent disruptive editing".

Absent fans get robot to do cheering

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:31:27 GMT

A struggling Korean baseball team have invented a novel way to improve atmosphere at their matches - by bringing in a crowd of robot fans.

Google Glass rival has neck battery

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:05:21 GMT

Chinese computing giant Lenovo has shown off what it hopes will be a rival to Google Glass - but with a better battery life.

Mobile test illuminates risk taking

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:09:54 GMT

Specially designed mobile games can help scientists answer important questions about cognition, a team finds.

Gecko sex satellite 'not responding'

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:48:42 GMT

A Russian satellite containing geckos could plummet to earth if control is not regained, according to reports.

Google quizzed over deleted links

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:56:29 GMT

Watchdogs are told that Google has complied with more than 45,000 requests for links to be erased from its European search results.

Amazon reports $126m quarterly loss

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:49:59 GMT

Amazon reports a loss of $126m in the second quarter and warns of slowing sales.

Drone operator finds missing man

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:36:17 GMT

A drone operator tells the BBC how he located an elderly man in Wisconsin who had been missing for three days.

Nasa seeks aid with Earth-Mars links

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:33:24 GMT

Nasa is asking for help to get data back from future science missions orbiting Mars or roaming its surface.

Qualcomm disputes China phone sales

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:07:59 GMT

US chipmaker Qualcomm claims some Chinese companies are misrepresenting sales to minimise their payments.

Twitter's staff male-dominated

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:41:20 GMT

The firm is the latest in the tech industry to admit it has problems with gender representation among its workforce.

Contactless payments due for Tube

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:54:05 GMT

Contactless bank cards are to be introduced on London's Tube, DLR and Overground trains.

Tor creator works to debug dark web

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:47:40 GMT

One of the co-creators of Tor says he is working with others to tackle a "bug" that undermines the anonymity offered by the dark web system.

Privacy regulator to get more money

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:57:55 GMT

The Information Commissioner's Office is to receive more funding so it can monitor the implications of the controversial new "emergency" data law.

Arrests made after eBay Stubhub thefts

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:56:18 GMT

Arrests are made in the UK, US, Canada and Spain after a scam involving e-tickets for Elton John concerts and other shows sold via Stubhub.

European Central Bank website hacked

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:34:08 GMT

The website of the European Central Bank has been hacked, with personal information stolen, but the bank says no market sensitive data was compromised.

BBC trials high-frame-rate TV

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:41:02 GMT

The BBC is experimenting with new ways to deliver TV coverage of live events, with a series of trials at the Commonwealth Games.

Xiaomi shows off phone and wristband

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:36:11 GMT

China's fast-growing Xiaomi unveils a new flagship handset and $13 wristband - both of which are cheaper than similar models from other brands.

Church app for praying on-the-go

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:59:48 GMT

Kiev cathedral launches prayer and guidance app.

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:26:15 GMT

A smart contact lens that could help diabetics monitor their glucose levels is being developed

VIDEO: The tech listening for gunfire

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:20:26 GMT

How gunshot detection technology is helping police to hear gunfire in the most concealed of places.

VIDEO: How to build and fly your own drone

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:00:13 GMT

Personal aerial drones that take pictures could soon become a lot more common, thanks to a new invention.

VIDEO: A TV world without personality?

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:01:15 GMT

Kevin Spacey's series House of Cards is a prime example of how the broadcasting world is changing. But will a world of on demand TV be devoid of passion and personality. BBC Newsnight's David Grossman reports.

VIDEO: Could you beat Usain Bolt in a race?

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:06:48 GMT

Engineers are making it possible for spectators to race against the world's fastest man.

VIDEO: BBC iPlayer 'works 99.9% of the time'

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:29:14 GMT

The BBC has defended its iPlayer service service after it was hit by technical problems which started over the weekend.

VIDEO: 'I couldn't get a taxi... so I created an app'

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:30:38 GMT

Brazilian Tallis Gomes explains how a failed attempt to hail a cab drove him to create smartphone app Easy Taxi.

VIDEO: Can a robot write sacred scriptures?

Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:45:34 GMT

An exhibition at the Jewish museum in Berlin is showcasing a robot which has been programmed to write the sacred Jewish scriptures, known as the Torah.

VIDEO: How safe is the 'internet of things'?

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:59:04 GMT

Increasingly, technology companies are integrating the internet with other devices, such as household appliances or cars. But are there security risks?

VIDEO: The evolution of Bjork's instruments

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:03:40 GMT

Bjork's musical director Matt Robertson explains how they developed the instruments for her Biophilia tour.

Thwarting Senegal’s cattle rustlers

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:11:56 GMT

Squaring up to Senegal's cattle rustlers

The ship that totally failed to change the world

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:26:13 GMT

The ship that totally failed to change the world

Wildlife film-makers' tricks of the trade

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:00:40 GMT

Wildlife film-makers reveal the tricks of the trade

Fly on the Facebook wall documentary

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:01:14 GMT

The TV team 'spying' on students' social media lives

A brave new on-demand TV world

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:33:06 GMT

Netflix and Amazon disrupt how shows are made