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As Apple headset reaches Europe, will VR ever hit the mainstream?

As Apple's Vision Pro headset launches in the UK, can it finally kickstart the virtual reality market?

EU says X’s blue tick accounts deceive users

The EU says the way the social media site designs and operates blue tick accounts "deceives" users.

Pioneering British AI chip designer bought by Japanese firm

Graphcore was once considered one of the country's most promising start-ups, with a £2bn valuation.

Palestinians say Microsoft unfairly closing their accounts

More than 20 Palestinians say they have been kicked off Skype, a popular tool for contacting relatives.

Musk defeats ex-Twitter staff seeking $500m in severance

A US judge dismissed the case, one of several filed in the aftermath of Mr Musk's takeover of the site.

Samsung becomes first tech giant to launch a smart ring

The devices have high profile users, including Kim Kardashian and and some England footballers.

Microsoft hiking Xbox Game Pass prices by up to 25%

The gaming giant said its PC Game Pass subscription would increase by £2 to £9.99 per month.

Tech giant Samsung workers to strike indefinitely

A union for almost 25% of the firm's South Korean workers called the walkout over pay and benefits.

Ticketmaster warns customers to take action after hack

Ticketmaster customers have been advised to sign up to a cyber security service after a hack in May.

China Tesla rival BYD signs $1bn Turkey plant deal

The electric vehicle giant has been rapidly expanding manufacturing capacity outside its home country.

Samsung expects profits to jump by more than 1,400%

The South Korean tech giant is benefiting from the AI boom which has lifted the prices of advanced chips.

Etsy sex toy ban sparks seller outrage

The platform says it's because of "evolving" industry standards but sellers say they feel "betrayed."

Jeff Bezos to sell another $5bn of Amazon shares

In February, Mr Bezos announced that he would sell shares in technology giant worth around $8.5bn.

Japan declares victory in 'war' on floppy disks

The use of the floppy disk, which was still used in some government agencies in Japan, has now been scrapped.

India's X alternative Koo to shut down services

The homegrown app, which once had ambition of rivalling X in India, has faced a shortage of funding.

Brazil blocks Meta from using social media posts to train AI

Brazil's data protection regulator says it aims to protect users, the company says it is disappointed.

AI drives 48% increase in Google emissions

The tech giant says it will be difficult to meet its net zero target due to AI using so much energy.

EU says Instagram’s paid ad-free option breaches rules

The firm faces a potential fine of up to 10% of its global revenue if it fails to comply with the rules.

Electric car battery charges in under five minutes in track test

The charging time is much quicker than even the fastest-charging batteries currently on the market.

India reviews iPhone factory for 'not hiring married women'

The firm has come under the scanner for allegedly not employing married women at its factory in Tamil Nadu state.

How Microsoft and Nvidia bet correctly to leapfrog Apple

The two tech firms were among the first to see the commercial potential of AI.

VW to invest up to $5bn in Tesla rival Rivian

Shares in the US-based electric truck and SUV maker jumped by almost 50% after the announcement.

Streamer Dr Disrespect axed by his gaming company

His removal comes four years after he was abruptly dropped by streaming platform, Twitch.

Einstein atomic bomb letter to be auctioned

The note helped persuade President Roosevelt the US should develop the world's first nuclear weapons.

World's biggest music labels sue over AI copyright

Sony, Universal and Warner claim AI software steals music to "spit out" similar work.

Apple in breach of law on App Store, says EU

It is the first time a company has been found to be in breach of the Digital Markets Act (DMA).

Exploding batteries spark deadly S Korea factory fire

At least 22 people have been confirmed dead while eight others were injured, local authorities say.

Fox set to launch free Netflix rival in UK

Tubi will offer more than 20,000 films and TV series, including Hollywood titles and British content.

TikTok confirms it offered US government a 'kill switch'

The platform made the disclosure as part of its legal challenge against a law forcing its sale in the US.

Stolen test data and NHS numbers published by hospital hackers

Experts say the hack is one of the most "significant and harmful" cyber attacks ever in the UK. warns of up to 900% increase in travel scams

The online travel firm says generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT, are driving the explosive rise.

Software giant Adobe accused of 'trapping customers'

Regulators allege Adobe failed to properly disclose subscription terms and made it too onerous to cancel.

US bans Kaspersky software for alleged Russian links

Government says Moscow's influence over the company was found to pose a significant risk to US infrastructure.

Tech Life: The tech that refuses to die

We look at old tech that's been around for decades and is still useful.

Moment Ariane-6 rocket blasts into space on first flight

The vehicle set off from a launchpad in French Guiana on a demonstration mission.

Tech Life: If we could talk to the animals

Music legend Peter Gabriel talks about AI technology and communicating with animals.

How to decode your social media feeds this election

Marianna Spring talks through the tactics seen on the social media feeds of voters.

Tech Life: Detecting cancer using AI

The role machine learning can play in accurate blood tests for bowel cancer.

Tech Life: Bionic arms and robotic thumbs

This week Tech Life has a special programme about the technology of artificial limbs.

Investigating crime scenes in virtual reality

A team from the University of Dundee is developing ways to help investigators work out how fires start.

Tech Life: Helping our animal friends

This edition of Tech Life is all about animals and tech.

'We are creating new crops five-times faster'

How artificial intelligence is increasingly helping the arable farming sector.

Tech Life: The women dating AI chatbots

What is it like to have an AI boyfriend? The women in China who date chatbots.

TikTokers on why they have to delay ‘adulting’

People are taking to the app to highlight the difficulty in achieving “traditional” milestones.

Tech Life: Being watched

Words of warning about facial recognition, biometrics and artificial intelligence.

Tech Life: Tackling online abuse of athletes

The Olympics turn to AI to try crack down on online abuse aimed at athletes

How phone theft in London was tackled in the 90s

In 1994, the boom in mobile phones spawned a crime wave of phone thefts in the capital.

Tech Life: Help for cancer patients

The machine that allows patients to take their own blood samples for analysis from home.

Ros Atkins on... How different countries protect children online

BBC Analysis editor Ros Atkins looks at what what is being done to prevent minors seeing harmful content.

Protecting under-18s from harmful online content

Marianna Spring on how the UK's media regulator wants to protect children from harmful content on social media.

Tech Life: The mammoth ivory problem

Tech can play a role in combating the illegal trade in elephant ivory.

BBC Verify looks at fake AI-generated Met Gala images

Fake pictures of Katy Perry and other artists at the Met Gala went viral on social media.

Tech Life: TikTok world

TikTok is a popular video sharing platform, but not so popular with some governments.

Why both businesses and scammers love India's payment system

Fast and free, India's UPI payments system has been a big success, but has attracted scammers.

Why both businesses and scammers love India's payment system

Fast and free, India's UPI payments system has been a big success, but has attracted scammers.

Will K-pop's AI experiment pay off?

Some of the genre's biggest names are now using artificial intelligence, but fans are divided.

Amazon at 30: What next for 'The Everything Company'?

Can Amazon sustain its rapid growth since 1994 - or will rivals or regulators cut it down to size?

Is AI the answer for better government services?

Governments are experimenting with AI chatbots that can give help and advice.

Could the 'flying piano' help transform air cargo?

A Texas start-up is developing cargo gliders that would be towed behind a jet.

Would having an AI boss be better than your current human one?

Companies are now experimenting with using AI systems to manage their staff.

The fastest data in the world

Researchers are seeing how fast data can be delivered amid rising demand for bandwidth.

Are rainy days ahead for cloud computing?

Outsourcing computing to the cloud is a huge business, but some firms have said it's not for them.

What is 'AI washing' and why is it a problem?

Tech firms commonly highlight their use of AI, but in some cases it may be exaggerated.

Could brain-like computers be a 'competition killer'?

Computers built like brains could be much more energy efficient than current designs.

'Insane' amounts of data spurs new storage tech

Storing information with holograms and in glass is being proposed to deal with a deluge of data.

Concern rises over AI in adult entertainment

AI in adult entertainment could have negative effects on society and individuals, experts say.

Could AI put an end to animal testing?

Artificial intelligence systems are increasingly being used to help test new drugs and chemicals.

Australia wants to become a renewable energy superpower. Can it?

The country has come up with an ambitious plan to become the engine room of the new green economy.

Can 'energy hog' hot tubs be greener?

Hot tubs are becoming a standard feature at holiday parks, but can they be made more energy efficient?

Why France's start-up champion has struggled abroad

Its appointment booking software is everywhere in France, but Doctolib has struggled to make a dent elsewhere.

'The chatbot has transformed my life'

How AI tools are helping people with neurodiversity live their lives.

Why technology has not transformed building

New technology has yet to transform homebuilding which is still largely a manual task.

'People are just not worried about being scammed'

Fraudsters are increasingly using AI, but are people taking the problem seriously enough?

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