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Banning out-of-hours email 'could harm employee wellbeing'

Stopping staff accessing email outside the office could leave some feeling stressed, research suggests.

'WhatsApp tax' plan dropped in Lebanon

Protests continue in Lebanon despite the government backtracking on a new tax on WhatsApp calls.

Facebook chief rules out banning political adverts

Mark Zuckerberg says he does not think it is right for a company to censor politicians or the news.

Google Pixel 4 Face Unlock works if eyes are shut

Google confirms its new security system may unlock a person's device even if their eyes are shut.

League of Legends boss: ‘It's not for casual players’

Newsbeat sits down with the boss of Riot Games as they celebrate 10 years of League of Legends.

Google and BBC scrap VR projects

Virtual reality may still be a few years from realising its potential, says one expert.

Samsung: Anyone's thumbprint can unlock Galaxy S10 phone

Firm promises fix after couple discover any fingerprint can unlock the device when put in case.

Three phone services restored 'for majority'

Three says it is experiencing "technical difficulties with voice, text and data".

O2 launches 5G network in five UK cities and Slough

The operator is going head to head with rivals EE, Vodafone, Three and BT Mobile.

Vatican launches new 'eRosary' bracelet

The gadget aims to help young Catholics pray for world peace and contemplate the gospel.

Robot learns to deliver packages, plus other tech news

BBC Click's Omar Mehtab looks at some of the week's best technology stories.

Why scientists are ‘listening’ to the Matterhorn

Sparked by an unexpected rockfall, researchers placed sensors on the mountain to monitor the site.

How tech changed the way DreamWorks animates

Improved computer processing has allowed artists to add a great level of detail to their films.

Turning the John Wick movies into a video game

The game, John Wick Hex, translates the film's fast paced combat into a top-down strategy game.

AI could become 'an enemy of the human race' warns expert

Dr Stuart Russell warns that AI could become "too competent" at fulfilling badly-framed goals.

Ghost nets: Tackling a silent killer of the seas

Ghost nets kill huge numbers of marine animals every year, but new tech might help prevent that.

Google chief: I'd disclose smart speakers before guests enter my home

Rick Osterloh suggests house guests have the right to know smart speakers are in use before entering.

India's on a digital sprint that is leaving millions behind

For every urban Indian who has access to the internet, there is at least one rural Indian who does not.

Eritrea - where ATMs are unknown and Sim cards are like gold dust

A BBC team gets rare access to Eritrea, often described as one of the most repressive states in Africa.

Shooting drones out of the sky with Phasers

Cheap drones can defeat modern air defences, as shown by the attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.

Holy tech! Churches try new ways to connect

Churches are increasingly using social media and specialist software to help reach their congregations.

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BBC News - Technology

Robot learns to deliver packages, plus other tech news

BBC Click's Omar Mehtab looks at some of the week's best technology stories.

Why scientists are ‘listening’ to the Matterhorn

Sparked by an unexpected rockfall, researchers placed sensors on the mountain to monitor the site.

How tech changed the way DreamWorks animates

Improved computer processing has allowed artists to add a great level of detail to their films.

Turning the John Wick movies into a video game

The game, John Wick Hex, translates the film's fast paced combat into a top-down strategy game.

AI could become 'an enemy of the human race' warns expert

Dr Stuart Russell warns that AI could become "too competent" at fulfilling badly-framed goals.

Transhumanism: How far would you go for a body upgrade?

Meet the "transhumanists" who are pushing the boundaries of technology to implant chips and more into their bodies.

Herculaneum scroll: Shining a light on 2,000-year-old secrets

Scientists in Oxfordshire are trying to decipher scrolls buried when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD79.

Smart glove treats osteoarthritis and other news

BBC Click's Paul Carter looks at the week's best technology stories.

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