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US TikTok ban would be 'devastating', UK firms warn

UK businesses using TikTok say they could see a significant drop in sales if the app is banned in the US.

Meta shares sink after it reveals spending plans

The firm said expenses would be higher this year as it spends heavily on artificial intelligence.

TikTok vows to fight 'unconstitutional' US ban

The app faces being banned or sold in the US because of national security concerns.

Tesla profits slump by more than a half

The EV maker brings forward launch plans for new models as profits drop by more than half.

Spotify turns up volume to make record profits

The music streaming service reports record profits of over €1bn (£860m) after laying off 1500 staff.

How robots are taking over warehouse work

At Ocado's newest warehouse robotic arms are helping to pack customer orders.

Australia PM calls Elon Musk an 'arrogant billionaire'

Anthony Albanese's comments come amid a feud over X's reluctance to remove footage of a stabbing.

Three-year-olds groomed online, charity warns

IWF says many were likely filmed remotely while using phones or other handheld devices at home.

EU may suspend money-for-views TikTok feature

The feature, which pays users to go on TikTok, could be temporarily suspended as early as Thursday.

Grindr sued for allegedly revealing users' HIV status

The LGBTQ+ dating app is being sued in a class action lawsuit over allegedly misusing users' data.

Can touchless tech create 'equitable' gaming?

Click reporter Paul Carter has a go at playing Minecraft with his eyes.

Tesla cuts prices in major markets as sales fall

The move comes after the firm reported a sharp fall in deliveries in the first three months of 2024.

How fraudsters are getting fake articles onto Facebook

Scammers are able to get past automated checks on the social media giant to try to defraud users.

Influential women's tech network shuts down unexpectedly

Women Who Code, which had hundreds of thousands of members globally, has dissolved after a board vote.

Tesla recalls Cybertrucks over accelerator crash risk

The electric car company, run by Elon Musk, is recalling thousands of what is its latest vehicle.

Almost a quarter of kids aged 5-7 have smartphones

The regulator calls the data a "wake up call", and says parents and industry need to do more.

Netflix profits soar after password crackdown

The streaming giant said it added 9.3 million subscribers in the first three months of the year.

EU demands answers on money-for-views version of TikTok

The platform has been given 24 hours to provide information about the potential risks of TikTok Lite.

Can TikTok's owner afford to lose its killer app?

Sell or be banned - TikTok's US operations, by some estimates, could fetch up to $100bn.

Bye, robot: Atlas HD retires after 11 years of jumps, flips and falls

Boston Dynamics' human-like Atlas robot is "retired" after 11 years.

Tesla pushes for $56bn pay deal for Elon Musk

The deal, if approved by shareholders and judges, would be the largest in corporate America.

Apple update addresses Jerusalem emoji controversy

A new software update stops the Palestinian flag emoji appearing when iPhone users type "Jerusalem".

'Bad at almost everything': AI wearable panned by reviewers

A new AI-fuelled gadget has fallen foul of the tech world's expectations.

My battle with Tesla: I want to clear my name before I die

A former Tesla engineer is in a decade-long battle with the car company, owned by Elon Musk.

Tesla lays off more than 10% of its workforce

Owner Elon Musk said it was a difficult decision to reduce Tesla's global headcount.

Government should counter misinformation on TikTok - MPs

A committee says the government should be more relatable in its communications with the public.

The challenge of upgrading iconic steel windows

Critall windows date back to the 1880s but their steel construction makes them vulnerable to damp.

Baldur's Gate 3 wins big at Bafta Games Awards

Super Mario Bros Wonder won two, while Star Wars Jedi: Survivor missed out despite six nominations.

Billionaire twins invest in ninth-tier football club

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss will become co-owners of Real Bedford.

Regulator fears big tech firms' power in AI market

CMA points to "interconnected web" involving Google, Apple, Microsoft, Meta and Amazon.

Instagram trying nudity blurring to stop 'sextortion'

The platform will use AI-powered systems to detect nude images and identify sextortion accounts.

Elon Musk to visit India for meeting with PM Modi

The Tesla boss is expected to announce major investment plans in India as the firm faces slowing demand.

How fraudsters are getting fake articles onto Facebook

Scammers are able to get past automated checks on the social media giant to try to defraud users.

Tech Life: Humanoid robots

Are they really that practical and useful?

Watch Ocado robots in action

Ocado has added robotic arms to its newest warehouse near Luton.

Tech Life: Fixing undersea cables

Undersea fibre-optic cables help keep us online - but what happens when they break?

Robot dog trains to walk on Moon in Oregon trials

US engineering team has a two-year, $2m grant to help Nasa study the Moon's surface.

Tech Life: Space Junk

We look at what space junk is and the risk it poses to tech we use everyday.

Tech Life: Predicting the future of tech

How will the internet, and other tech we use today, evolve in the future?

Tech Life: Charging electric bikes and scooters

What can be done to make charging them safer?

Neuralink patient seen playing chess using brain implant

In a livestream on X, the patient explained that he was using a device in his brain to move the cursor.

Tech Life

We look at some of the reasons you choose your mobile phone handset

Watch: Musk and son visit Tesla plant after fire

A far-left activist group took responsibility for the fire, which left the plant without power for nearly a week.

Tech Life

We visit two centres developing deep space communications and rocket launches.

BBC Verify: How to spot AI fakes in the US election

The BBC's Marianna Spring explains the key to recognising AI-generated images circulating on social media.

How Chinese firms are using Mexico as a backdoor to the US

Chinese firms are racing to set up factories in Mexico to bypass US tariffs and sanctions.

Can AI help solve Japan’s labour shortages?

Japan is seeing if artificial intelligence can tackle its increasing shortfall of workers.

Why a deluge of Chinese-made drugs is hard to curb

Thousands of Chinese companies are making synthetic opioids and shipping them around the world.

'AI helps me to make wine for younger drinkers'

The winemakers using artificial intelligence to help them grow grapes and blend their wines.

The challenge of upgrading iconic steel windows

Critall windows date back to the 1880s but their steel construction makes them vulnerable to damp.

Boom times for US green energy as federal cash flows in

The US government has directed unprecedented sums of money at green energy projects.

The rise of magnets – from surgery to outer space

Magnets are central to much modern technology and firms are racing to make them more efficient.

Tackling deepfakes 'has turned into an arms race'

The battle against fake images, video and audio is becoming ever harder as the tech improves.

Could AI take the grind out of accountancy?

AI could mean fewer accountancy jobs but is also taking over some of the more mundane tasks.

India in undersea race to mine world’s battery metal

The country has applied for two new licences to explore the deep seabed in parts of the Indian Ocean.

'Journalists are feeding the AI hype machine'

AI reporters and experts discuss how well or otherwise the media covers the topic.

Once India's most valuable start-up, Byju's is now fighting to survive

The ed-tech giant is teetering on the precipice after some investors voted to out its CEO last month.

'I'd heard the big, bad, scary conversation about AI'

The women enrolling on artificial intelligence training courses to boost their job prospects.

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