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Coronavirus: Why Singapore turned to wearable contact-tracing tech

The TraceTogether Token is designed to make an app more effective, but worries privacy campaigners.

Minecraft: Lockdown lesson recreates ancient island tomb

The video game Minecraft becomes the perfect inspiration for some home schooling on Bronze Age history.

Reckful: Twitch and gamers pay tribute after star's death

Streaming platform Twitch said it was "devastated" at the loss of a "streaming pioneer".

Can a BBC reporter make better pizza than a machine?

Picnic's machine is able to put together 300 pizzas an hour, but can a human make something tastier?

TikTok's Boogaloo extremism problem

Extremists have found a home on Tiktok, and the platform is working out what to do about it.

Dad horrified at £4,642 gaming app bill

A father who paid £4.99 for his daughter to use a smartphone app was shocked to find a £4,642 bill.

George Floyd: Twitter drops 'master', 'slave' and 'blacklist'

The social media platform along with JPMorgan are the latest firms to address their internal language.

Zuckerberg: Advertisers will be back to Facebook 'soon enough'

Facebook's chief dismisses claims in leaked comments that the ads boycott poses a financial threat.

PS5 and Xbox Series X: Video game NBA 2K21 to cost more on new consoles

2K Games is the first publisher to reveal it will charge more for a PS5 and Xbox Series X title.

Google's Fitbit takeover probed by EU regulators

The EU questions whether Google's takeover of Fitbit will harm competition or give it too much data.

Hundreds arrested as crime chat network cracked

Police forces across Europe collaborated on the UK's "most significant" law enforcement operation.

Meet the socially distant robot scientist

While the research labs have been locked down, one robotic scientist has continued experimenting 24/7.

Humanoid robot set for film role and other tech news

BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at the best of the week's technology stories.

Top tips for making sure what you're seeing online is legitimate

Members of the BBC's disinformation team offer tips on how to verify photos and videos.

Is Facebook losing the boycott battle?

An advertising boycott wants Facebook to do more about hate speech and misinformation.

The robots that can cook and serve your food

The technology that might one day transform our eating out experience.

The gaming boss who gets addicted to the games

Andrew Day, the CEO of games developer Keywords Studios, tries not to play the titles himself.

Coronavirus: A lockdown journey from couch to kettlebells

Sometimes life throws you curveballs - and at the moment they're shaped like kettlebell weights.

Ms Marvel: Trailblazing Muslim superhero goes gaming

Marvel's first Islamic superhero will play a leading role in the forthcoming Avengers video game.

BBC Sport website at 20: How the site has changed over the past two decades

To mark the BBC Sport website's 20th anniversary, we look back at how the changing needs of sports fans helped shape its history.

Finding the 'invisible' millions who are not on maps

How open map data is filling in the world's missing maps and helping trace the spread of disease.

Could a boycott kill Facebook?

As Ford, Adidas, Microsoft and HP pause ads on the social network, should Facebook be worried?

Is the hydrogen tech 'revolution' hope or hype?

Can hydrogen - a relatively clean source of fuel - help power the economy of the future?

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Meet the socially distant robot scientist

While the research labs have been locked down, one robotic scientist has continued experimenting 24/7.

Can a BBC reporter make better pizza than a machine?

Picnic's machine is able to put together 300 pizzas an hour, but can a human make something tastier?

Humanoid robot set for film role and other tech news

BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at the best of the week's technology stories.

Top tips for making sure what you're seeing online is legitimate

Members of the BBC's disinformation team offer tips on how to verify photos and videos.

Is Facebook losing the boycott battle?

An advertising boycott wants Facebook to do more about hate speech and misinformation.

The robots that can cook and serve your food

The technology that might one day transform our eating out experience.

Facebook must 'develop a conscience'

The boss of European outdoor clothing firm Patagonia warns advertising may not return to Facebook.

Electric plane's 'milestone' first UK test flight at Cranfield

The six-seater is powered by hydrogen and is said to be Europe's largest emission-free aircraft.

Robo-dolphin creates a splash and other tech news

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

Online eating disorder 'trigger' crack-down call

Social media firms need to do more about harmful eating disorder content, say campaigners.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt on beating lockdown online

The actor was just three weeks into filming a new TV show when it was shut down due to Covid-19.

The tech adding atmosphere to empty sports stadiums

The coronavirus pandemic means sporting events having to take place behind closed doors.

The Last Of Us Part II: PlayStation's grim but great game

The follow-up to one the last decade's biggest games arrives - and pushes the envelope again.

The AI powered app for buying clothes online

Buying clothes online has always been problematic because you can't see them for real or try them on.

Election 2019 pledges of UK broadband speeds and costs

The coronavirus pandemic has tested web access for workers and children connecting from home.

Robot breaks own bricklaying record and other news

BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

PS5: PlayStation 5 console and games revealed

Sony reveals the design of its PS5 console and the first games that will be released on it.

Online tools to help you be more creative in lockdown

BBC Click's Kate Russell looks at the apps and websites that can boost your creativity.

Covid-19: Xbox Series X chief discusses pandemic launch plan

Phil Spencer shares details about how the virus is affecting Microsoft and the wider games industry.

Coronavirus face mask lights up with moving mouth shapes

A games designer creates a face mask that shows animated mouth shapes as you speak.

‘Venus flytrap hand’ has gentle touch and other tech news

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

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