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Elon Musk rejects concerns over beds at Twitter HQ

The billionaire has previously told workers to commit to long hours or leave.

Nintendo lands Call of Duty in 10-year Microsoft deal

Microsoft says it has offered the same deal to Sony, with Call of Duty also continuing to appear on PCs.

ChatGPT: New AI chatbot has everyone talking to it

Open AI's ChatGPT generates convincing human-like answers in response to users' prompts.

Ethereum change cut cryptocurrency power demand

Switching systems may have made electricity savings similar to the amount used by Ireland.

San Francisco makes U-turn on 'killer robots' plan

San Francisco reverses its decision to allow police to use robots equipped with lethal weapons.

Tech layoffs at Meta, Twitter, Amazon: The good people helping Indians find jobs

Tech workers are rallying together to help peers who face having to leave the US after being laid off.

Apple self-repair service comes to UK

The tech giant warned that if a repair goes wrong, the device's warranty will no longer be valid.

Meta threatens to remove US news content if new law passes

Facebook's parent company says it will pull news from the platform in the US if a new media law passes.

Covid restrictions hit iPhone maker Foxconn

The electronics manufacturer says its revenue in November is down 11% compared to the same month in 2021.

Google opens its first UK centre making tech for disabled people

The research and development centre in London is the company's first of its kind outside the US.

Taiwan's front-line battle against mobile phone fraud

How Taiwanese phone fraud fighters are able to warn the world about the latest scams.

Kate Winslet: Parents feel powerless over children's social media use

The actress tells the BBC ministers should make firms enforce strict age limits on their platforms.

Meta, Amazon, Twitter layoffs: 'Tech layoffs won't destroy American dreams of Indians’

Surbhi Gupta, who was laid off in the US, on the uncertainties she and other visa holders are dealing with.

'Merry Christmas': 30 years of the text message

In December 1992, the first SMS text message was sent to a mobile phone by an engineer in Berkshire.

Callisto Protocol: Gory new game pushes horror to new limits

The Callisto Protocol has been cancelled in Japan for being too gruesome but its makers are unapologetic.

No more airplane mode? EU to allow calls on flights

EU airlines will be able to install equipment that lets them provide 5G on board planes by June 2023.

'5G makes my phone pretty worthless'

Some users are finding the next generation of mobile internet slow and patchy, three years after it launched.

Elon Musk suspends Kanye West from Twitter for inciting violence

Elon Musk confirmed the rapper had violated Twitter's rules around inciting violence.

Elon Musk's Starlink to help strengthen internet in remote UK places

World’s richest man’s company is involved in a trial to get isolated areas of the UK connected to the internet.

Ex-FTX boss Bankman-Fried: 'I didn't try to commit fraud'

Sam Bankman-Fried says he has almost no money left after the collapse of the crypto exchange.

Musk says Twitter feud with Apple boss 'resolved'

The Twitter boss says he met Apple's chief Tim Cook after he criticised the company.

San Francisco to allow police 'killer robots'

The measure permits police to deploy robots equipped with explosives in extreme circumstances.

Russian mercenary videos 'top 1bn views' on TikTok

The platform is said to be hosting hundreds of videos that celebrate the Russian Wagner group.

UK strikes digital trade deal with Ukraine

The agreement is expected to improve cooperation on cyber security, AI and new technologies.

Can age verification stop children seeing pornography?

As part of the Online Safety Bill, all sites that publish pornography will have to age-check their users.

Foxconn: iPhone maker offers payments for finding new workers

Apple has warned shipments of the iPhone 14 would be delayed due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Twitter ends Covid misinformation policy under Musk

The Twitter website says it stopped enforcing its misleading information policy on 23 November.

Online Safety Bill: Plan to make big tech remove harmful content axed

Minister denies weakening the Online Safety Bill after dropping the "legal but harmful" material measures.

Crypto firm BlockFi files for bankruptcy after FTX collapse

The collapse of FTX had already forced BlockFi to suspend most activity on its platform.

Musk feuds with Apple over Twitter advertising

Elon Musk says Apple has cut Twitter advertising and has threatened to remove it from the app store.

Facebook: Meta fined €265m by Irish Data Protection Commission

Phone numbers and email addresses of up to 533m users appeared on an online hacking forum.

Twitter: Romance, business and campaigns born on the platform

Three women share their stories of how being on Twitter has changed their lives for the better.

The birth pangs of the Grand Theft Auto franchise

On its 25th anniversary, an early GTA producer reveals the trials faced by its original developers.

Elon Musk says Twitter will offer 'amnesty' to suspended accounts

Several accounts - including Donald Trump's - have already been reinstated by the multi-billionaire.

Why Donald Trump isn't returning to Twitter (for now)

How the former US president might lose money if he starts tweeting.

Mercedes-Benz to introduce acceleration subscription fee

Owners of some Mercedes electric cars in the US can soon pay a $1,200 annual fee to speed up faster.

Foxconn: iPhone maker apologises after huge protests at China plant

It comes after protests broke out at the world's largest iPhone factory over pay and work conditions.

China claims youth gaming addiction resolved

Children's access to video games has been strictly rationed in China because of addiction concerns,

Meta claims US military link to online propaganda campaign

The campaign impersonated media outlets and activists but had "little or no engagement", Meta says.

Instagram 'wrong' to take down drill music video

Meta's independent appeals body criticises the decision to remove the video and says it must be reinstated.

Apple and Google face gaming and mobile browser probe

The UK competition watchdog launches a market investigation into cloud gaming and mobile browsers.

'I wouldn't leave South Africa, I have a kid here'

South African software developers discuss what it means to them to do business in the country.

China Covid: Angry protests at giant iPhone factory in Zhengzhou

Videos showed workers marching, with some confronted by people in hazmat suits and riot police.

Twitter charity partners condemn Musk's 'dangerous' changes

Two of Twitter's most important civil rights partners criticise reinstatement of Trump and West accounts

Twitter boss Elon Musk keeps conspiracy theorist Alex Jones off platform

Chief executive Elon Musk said he "had no mercy" for anyone using children's deaths for political gain.

Are flying taxis getting closer to lift-off?

US air regulators said they would add flying taxis to the list of regulated aircraft.

US tech layoffs: India workers face painful exit from the US

Indians are among thousands of educated and skilled immigrant workers laid off by US tech giants.

FTX crypto exchange owes biggest creditors $3.1bn

FTX owes about $1.45bn to its top 10 creditors, according to its US bankruptcy court filings.

Musk lifts Donald Trump's Twitter ban

The former US president's account is reinstated - but he says he sees no reason to return.

Is this really the end of Twitter?

The BBC's technology editor looks at claims that Twitter may be heading for calamity.

Twitter locks staff out of offices until next week

It comes amid reports that large numbers of workers have resigned from the social media platform.

Lab-grown chicken safe to eat, say US regulators

It is the first time a meat product grown in a lab has been cleared for human consumption in the US.

New FTX boss condemns crypto exchange's failure

John Ray says there was a "complete absence of trustworthy financial information" at the company.

China urges military veterans to work at iPhone factory

The country wants retired military personnel to help boost production at the plant in Zhengzhou.

World of Warcraft to go offline in China

A number of Activision Blizzard titles will disappear, following the end of an arrangement with publisher NetEase.

Astronomer in Twitter limbo over 'intimate' meteor

An animated video of a meteor shower shared by Mary McIntyre was banned by Twitter's automated tools.

What is behind the big tech companies' job cuts?

Thousands of redundancies have been announced by some of the largest firms in the industry.

MrBeast overtakes PewDiePie as most-subscribed YouTuber

PewDiePie's almost 10 years of dominance have come to an end, as MrBeast reaches 112 million subscribers.

Nvidia investigates melting graphics card cable reports

Social-media users share photos appearing to show damage to the cable supplied with the Nvidia RTX 4090.

Elon Musk tells Twitter staff to work long hours or leave

Elon Musk says workers at the social media firm must be "hardcore" if they want to stay, reports say.

People still booking Ubers in UK despite downturn

The boss of Uber UK says just as many people are using the app, despite the cost-of-living crisis.

Deliveroo: UK-based food delivery firm quits Australia

The firm struggled to compete with rivals as well as facing pressure to improve workers' conditions.

Amazon staff laid off as tech giants cut costs, according to LinkedIn posts

This week it was reported that the firm is planning to cut 10,000 jobs, around 3% of its office staff.

Over a million are owed money by failed crypto exchange

Experts and watchdogs warn UK investors that when crypto firms fail, getting money back is unlikely.

Byjus, Meta, Twitter: India tech workers fight back amid mass layoffs

Many young Indians who've lost their jobs are looking for ways to air their frustration and build support.

Google to pay record $391m privacy settlement

The technology company tracked users' locations despite them opting out, a US investigation found.

Biggest crypto exchange Binance urges new industry rules

The boss of Binance tells the G20 the collapse of a rival exchange shows crypto needs regulations.

Suffolk Police apology over sex abuse victims' data on website

A police investigation is launched after the personal details of sexual abuse victims appear online.

The fall of the FTX ‘King of Crypto’ Sam Bankman-Fried

How a crypto empire built on video game battles and beanbags came crashing down.

Amazon layoffs 'being prepared' as sales slow - reports

The reductions could affect about 10,000 people at the e-commerce giant, reports suggested.

Twitter chaos after wave of blue tick impersonations

Blue tick accounts impersonating major brands, politicians and celebrities have appeared on the platform.

Ros Atkins On… Elon Musk and Twitter

Ros Atkins looks at the twists and turns of Elon Musk’s early days in charge of the social media platform.

AI reunites Holocaust survivor with childhood photos

Google engineer develops technology to help identify Holocaust victims in archive photos.

Australian police to Medibank hackers: 'We know who you are'

Authorities say they know the names of cyber-criminals behind "morally reprehensible" hack.

Chris Rock to host Netflix's first live show

The comic will front a stand-up special as Netflix begins to experiment with screening live events.

Ukraine war: Russians kept in the dark by internet search

Why users of Russia's top search engine are unlikely to get to the truth about the war in Ukraine.

FTX woes: 'I'm waiting to get £2,000 back from crypto giant'

One user told the BBC he was able to lodge a withdrawal request on the beleaguered exchange.

Twitter boss Elon Musk 'not above the law', warns US regulator

The warning from a US regulator came as Mr Musk reportedly warned bankruptcy is not out of the question for Twitter.

Musk tells Twitter staff remote working will end

The boss of the social media firm also warns workers to prepare for "difficult times", reports say.

God of War: Ragnarok 'accessibility needed to be better'

The studio behind God of War: Ragnarok on its hopes for more accessible blockbuster games in future.

Elon Musk foreign ties worth looking at, Joe Biden says

The US president was asked whether Saudi Arabia helping the Tesla boss to buy Twitter should be probed.

Facebook-owner Meta to cut 11,000 staff

Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said it was one of the most difficult changes in Meta's history.

3D printed guns: Warnings over growing threat of 3D firearms

Police say they are seizing 3D printed weapons in greater numbers in the UK.

Twitter lays off staff at its only Africa office in Ghana

The staff tell the BBC they are insulted after receiving an email about the need for cost cutting.

Elon Musk: Twitter asks NI secretary what 'tosh' looks like

Twitter's owner responds to Chris Heaton-Harris after fake resignation rumours about the Tory MP.

FTX: Cryptocurrency market rocked by near-collapse of exchange

FTX struck a bailout deal with larger rival Binance as it faced a "significant liquidity crunch".

Stalking fears over PimEyes facial search engine

Privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch has asked the UK privacy watchdog to investigate PimEyes.

Elon Musk sells almost $4bn of Tesla shares

It comes less than two weeks after the world's richest man completed his $44bn takeover of Twitter.

Stolen $3bn Bitcoin mystery ends with popcorn tin discovery

James Zhong pleads guilty to the 2012 hack as police find stash of 50,000 Bitcoin.

Foxconn: iPhone maker bets on electric truck firm Lordstown Motors

The Taiwanese technology giant says it will invest up to $170m in Ohio-based Lordstown Motors.

Hushpuppi: Notorious Nigerian fraudster jailed for 11 years in US

The FBI says ex-social media star Hushpuppi is one of the world's most high-profile money launderers.

Facebook owner Meta expected to announce major job losses

The company faces difficult economic conditions and is investing heavily in its metaverse push.

Tesla recalls 40,000 cars over power-steering fault

The recall affects the 2017-21 Model S and Model X vehicles.

Instagram debuts new age-verification tools in UK and EU

Users changing their date of birth to that of an adult can upload a video of themselves to prove their age.

Ten days of Twitter chaos

Elon Musk's first week-and-a-half at Twitter has been a rollercoaster of big changes.

Twitter users jump to Mastodon - but what is it?

The little-known social network's user base has swelled after Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter.

Twitter will ban unlabelled parody accounts, says Elon Musk

The site's new owner says accounts failing to specify they are parodies will be permanently suspended.

Billions being spent in metaverse land grab

Corporations, speculators and individuals have spent nearly $2bn (£1.75bn) on virtual plots.

Twitter UK staff get deadline over cuts consultation

Hundreds affected by Twitter's worldwide job cuts have three days to elect a representative.

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Using artificial intelligence to spot breast cancer

An Indian company has developed a cheaper, non-invasive test for breast cancer that uses thermal imaging and AI.

RLSS drone trial to help sea swimmers in trouble

The Royal Life Saving Society is trialling the use of buoyancy-aid-deploying drones.

Watch parties get a privacy focus with BBC trial

Individual users will be able to decide how much personal data they want to share with the service.

Ros Atkins On… Elon Musk and Twitter

Ros Atkins looks at the twists and turns of Elon Musk’s early days in charge of the social media platform.

Can artificial intelligence design your perfect perfume?

Anna Holligan finds out whether artificial intelligence can create a unique fragrance just for her.

'The nerd emoji is not who we are'

Lowri, 13, is campaigning for an option to add a pair of glasses on emojis.

Tesla shows off humanoid robot prototype

CEO Elon Musk says he hopes Optimus can be mass produced once refined.

Testing the new iPhone: From battery to always-on screen

The BBC's Technology Editor, Zoe Kleinman, has been testing out the latest Apple smartphone.

Ethereum Merge: A cryptocurrency 'going green'

The second biggest cryptocurrency is to switch to a new operating model that it says uses 99.9% less energy.

'We talk to plants - they tell us how happy they are'

Agri-tech company Gardin uses sensors and artificial intelligence to see how well crops are growing.

Can vinyl records become greener by removing the PVC?

Records are traditionally made with polyvinyl chloride but one company is trying to change that.

Clip-on tech turns spectacles into smart audio glasses

BBC Click's Lara Lewington tries out audio glasses, a smart skipping rope and some other new technology.

China launches second module for its space station Heavenly Palace

Tiangong or Heavenly Palace is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2022.

Hands-on with the Nothing 1 phone

UK company Nothing's first handset features hundreds of LED lights and has had 200,000 pre-orders.

How streaming videos gives a Danish city hot water

A datacentre is cooling its servers while providing nearby residents with heating.

Neill Blomkamp: Why I am making video game Off The Grid

The free-to-play game, featuring a narrative element, will see 150 players fight to be the last one.

Ukraine war: President Zelensky's 3D projection asks tech sector for help

The Ukrainian president has been outlining his vision for the technology sector in his country.

Dogs given their own treat-dispensing game console

Plugging into a television, Go Dogo rewards pets that successfully follow commands.

Upskirt photos shared in Facebook groups, BBC finds

Meta says it has removed accounts and groups showing upskirting, after a BBC investigation.

The man turning mud into eco-friendly 'concrete'

Gnanli Landrou has invented a special powder that turns earth into a greener version of concrete

The 22-year-old 3D-printing schools

Maggie Grout has started an NGO that will 3D-print schools where access to education is not guaranteed.

How graphene and algae could help build space habitats

Scientists are researching how people might construct homes to live on other planets.

Lost dog? How nose prints could help pet and owner reunite

A face identification app could allow smartphone users to help owners find their missing animals.

Robot developed that’s smaller than a flea

Researchers at Northwestern University in the United States have created robots less than 1mm big.

'I've got bass in a backpack': VR revives 1989 rave culture

The In Pursuit of Repetitive Beats exhibition shows visitors what the acid-house scene was like.

BBC announces first ever Gaming Prom

The event will be taking place on 1 August 2022 at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Ukraine war scams: Cybercriminals stole my identity

Scammers are using emotionally charged tricks in a bid to steal online donations.

Former Twitter exec questions seriousness of Musk offer

Vivian Schiller, who used to work there, tells Newsnight Elon Musk enjoys "throwing bombs" on Twitter.

This plug socket tells you if your energy is green

A power socket that helps you save electricity and tells you if it's from renewable sources.

Nano ink solar cells allow tech to charge in any light

Custom nano inks allow solar cells to be made to any shape and can use ambient light to power devices.

Prince Charles visits sustainable aviation laboratory

Prince Charles meets staff from the Whittle Laboratory to learn about sustainable aviation.

The handshake in space that brought hope to the world

What happened when US astronauts met USSR cosmonauts in space

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