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Snapchat Spotlight to pay users $1m a day for viral hits

Its new Spotlight feature will use an algorithm to recommend "the most engaging" posts to a user.

TikTok star Charli D'Amelio first to hit 100m followers

Charli D'Amelio hit the record just days after becoming involved in a row over a video.

Apple's security chief charged with bribery

The company's head of security is charged with planning to swap iPads for gun permits

PlayStation 5: Amazon investigation over missing consoles

Some users received kitchen equipment or pet food instead of their anticipated consoles.

Smart doorbells 'easy target for hackers' study finds

UK watchdog Which says consumers are at risk of having their home networks compromised.

Covid-19: China pushes for QR code based global travel system

QR codes - bar codes that can be read by mobile phones - have been used in China during the pandemic.

Could these headphones give you a better night's sleep?

Lara Lewington looks at some of the latest wearable sleep devices.

Manchester United hit by cyber attack but say fan data safe

Manchester United reveal they have been hit by a "sophisticated" cyber attack.

Satellite to measure shape of the world's oceans

It may look like a dog house in space, but Sentinel-6 will make the most precise map of ocean height.

iPhone 12, Pixel 5 and Mate 40 Pro cameras put to the test

BBC Click puts four of the latest phones - including the iPhone 12 and Pixel 5 - to the test.

Cheltenham family tragedy turned into Linda & Joan video game

A programmer is telling the story of "the worst year of his life" through an interactive video game.

Dutch journalist gatecrashes EU defence video conference

Daniel Verlaan joined the meeting after the Dutch defence minister posted login details on Twitter.

Google: Garage owner takes on tech firm over fake reviews

A car salesman says he felt "helpless" when the tech giant refused to delete damaging comments.

Magnetic spray could aid drug delivery and other news

Jen Copestake looks at some of the week’s best technology news stories.

ICYMI: Piano playing in surgery and Covid safety robots

A look at some of the stories you may have missed this week.

How Instagram helped me cope with cancer

Gabrielle Livingstone felt alone and scared knowing her dad was not going to get better. She set out to support others affected by parents with cancer.

Can tech really keep our teenagers safe online?

Smart technology using artificial intelligence is looking to keep youngsters safe online.

Facebook's Zuckerberg and Twitter's Dorsey answer addiction question

A US senator asks Facebook and Twitter's chief executives under oath if their platforms are addictive.

New aircraft spy opportunities amid aerospace woes

Start-up firms target regional routes around the world with quiet, cheap electric aircraft.

The film crews being directed from a continent away

The pandemic has led to a big rise in remote filming, with directors miles away from the set.

Wands revive memories of the smart home dream

Lights, heating and fridges were all supposed to be internet connected, but it never really happened. Why?

Climate change: Can sending fewer emails really save the planet?

UK officials are reportedly considering asking us to stop sending "thanks" emails - but why?

How electric cars are charged and how far they go: your questions answered

We answer your top questions on electric cars - on charging, on range and on battery life.

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Magnetic spray could aid drug delivery and other news

Jen Copestake looks at some of the week’s best technology news stories.

ICYMI: Piano playing in surgery and Covid safety robots

A look at some of the stories you may have missed this week.

How Instagram helped me cope with cancer

Gabrielle Livingstone felt alone and scared knowing her dad was not going to get better. She set out to support others affected by parents with cancer.

Can tech really keep our teenagers safe online?

Smart technology using artificial intelligence is looking to keep youngsters safe online.

Facebook's Zuckerberg and Twitter's Dorsey answer addiction question

A US senator asks Facebook and Twitter's chief executives under oath if their platforms are addictive.

Would UK be ready for a new petrol car ban in 2030?

The BBC understands the government is set to announce it will bring 2040's ban forward by a decade.

Robot mimics human eye contact and other tech news

BBC Click’s Omar Mehtab looks at some of the best technology news stories.

How critical is the weather for the SpaceX launch?

Nasa and SpaceX were due to send astronauts to the ISS on Saturday but the weather's changed their plans.

Mobile robo-surgeons could widen access to keyhole surgery

A modular design allows keyhole surgery to be performed in smaller operating theatres.

School laptops: Unions warn of devices shortage

Teaching unions say despite a push for more devices, many students still don't have access at home.

Lisa Manley: Footballer turned professional gamer talks about sexism in esports

Lisa Manley reveals what it's like to be a female professional gamer as she takes on BBC Sport's Nesta McGregor.

Eve Online video game helps scientists understand Covid-19

Gamers have completed 47 million mini-game tasks amounting to 36 years categorising cells.

PS5: Hands-on with the next-gen console and games

BBC Click's Marc Cieslak goes hands-on with the next-generation PlayStation 5 console.

Xbox Series X: First hands-on with the next-gen console and games

BBC Click's Marc Cieslak is among the first to play games on the next-generation Xbox.

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