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Bees 'go online' in Manchester

Rory visits a beekeeper in Manchester who is gluing wireless chips to his bees.

The long wait for a Persian iPhone keyboard

The new Apple's iOS has Persian keyboard. BBC Persian's Sam Farzaneh discusses why it is an important feature.

Uber London loses licence to operate

Ride-hailing app Uber is "not fit and proper" to operate in London, the transport regulator says.

Gym app Pact pays $1m over broken promises

A fitness app promising cash rewards for eating well pays up over accusations that it broke promises.

Hijacked software used to target tech giants

Hackers who hijacked security software also used it to infiltrate hi-tech firms, say Cisco researchers.

Gamers give their verdicts after being among the first in the UK to try the Xbox One X

Gamers have been trying the Xbox One X for the first time in the UK at the EGX expo in Birmingham.

Fake website fools Equifax staff

Equifax mistakenly directed some customers to a fake website via Twitter.

'Payment by vein' trialled in supermarket

The company behind the technology hopes the new way to pay for goods will appeal to millennials.

Deliveroo accounts reveal huge losses

"Gig economy" firm Deliveroo publishes accounts revealing huge losses.

WhatsApp and YouTube terror video man jailed

The 21-year-old radical Islamist filmed himself calling British soldiers "baby butchers of the Muslims".

Google signs $1.1bn HTC smartphone deal

The tie-up marks the latest push by Google to boost its hardware business.

Hidden golf game found on Nintendo Switch

Fans think the "Easter egg" is a tribute to the company’s late president Satoru Iwata.

Hands-on with Nest's new home security tech

Hands-on with Nest's new home security tech, including a doorbell that connects to an app and a security system.

YouTube to end paid channels service

Channels charging a monthly fee on YouTube will end in December, after the idea failed to take off.

Manchester police still relies on Windows XP

More than 20% of Greater Manchester Police's PCs run on the operating system, posing a hack risk.

What can tech firms do to fight terror?

The prime minister wants tech companies to do more to tackle extremist content. They say it's not that easy.

Facebook trial lets users hide alcohol adverts

The social network is testing a tool that will let people hide categories of ads for the first time.

Electric bus in record-breaking journey

An electric bus travels more than 1,000 miles on a single charge in the US.

Why might Google want to buy part of HTC?

Google struggled to integrate Motorola Mobility - why it would want to repeat the experience?

Instagram Live video 'led to murder suspect's arrest'

US police say they traced an 18-year-old murder suspect via a live video he had streamed.

NotPetya cyber-attack cost TNT at least $300m

Delivery company FedEx says a recent cyber-attack cost its TNT division about $300m (£221m).

Google launches UK 'anti-terror fund'

Google will give UK £1m to counter extremism as part of wider plans to deal with such content on its platforms.

Smartphone sales boom with over-55s

A study indicates that 71% of 55-to-75 year olds in the UK now own an app-capable handset.

Theresa May warns tech firms over terror content

The prime minister says internet companies should remove extremist content within two hours.

Apple's iOS 11 kills old 32-bit iPhone and iPad apps

Apple's latest mobile operating system will not launch several ageing educational apps and games.

Is Amazon recommending bomb ingredients?

What are Amazon's algorithms recommending when it comes to purchasing the ingredients to make a bomb?

Pepe the Frog creator in copyright fight

The creator of the cartoon character says it has been hijacked by nationalists.

Neo-Nazi site finds home in Iceland

The neo-Nazi Daily Stormer site, chased off the internet in the wake of Charlottesville, has found a company willing to host it in Iceland.

Internet 'having midlife crisis', says Baroness Lane-Fox

Lastminute.com's founder says the internet has done much good but sees "social and economic tensions".

China orders Bitcoin exchanges in capital city to close

All Bitcoin exchanges in Beiing and Shanghai must submit plans for winding down operations.

Microsoft Outlook issue fixed

Email users across Europe were affected, the technology giant said.

Visitors 'help' Pirate Bay mine virtual cash

Many visitors objected when the site hijacked their computer to mine coins for the Monero digital currency.

Alert over booby-trapped security software

More than two million people downloaded a compromised version of Avast's CCleaner software.

UK 'biggest audience' in Europe for jihadist web content

Britain is the fifth-biggest audience in the world for extremist content, a study finds.

Uber sorry for 'Wife Appreciation Day' promotion

The company urged customers to "let your wife take a day off from the kitchen".

Google faces lawsuit over removing Gab from Play Store

The free speech network says it has been unfairly removed from the Android app store.

Google launches India mobile payments app Tez

Tez lets users transfer money via an audio signal as well as via the internet.

Will Germany's new law kill free speech online?

It's called "NetzDG" and critics worry that it will push social networks to delete posts - even if they are entirely legal.

Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

Snapchat has been caught up in an international row between Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Nigel - the robot that could tell you how to vote

Could artificial intelligence save democracy or should human politicians put limits on it?

Equifax data breach: Credit rating firm replaces key staff

Data on up to 143 million people may have been exposed when hackers hit the credit report giant.

China Communist Party Youth Twitter account prompts abuse

An account in the youth league's name is criticised for hypocrisy, but the league denies it's theirs.

Facebook to trim advert categories aimed at 'anti-Semites'

Adverts could be directed towards people who described themselves as anti-Semitic, find researchers.

Google sued over 'sex discrimination'

Three former employees say Google pays women less than men for comparable work.

UN warning on growing digital 'chasm'

Developed nations are pulling ahead of developing nations thanks to technology, says a UN report.

The all terrain security robot and other tech news

BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

How business is driving the new space race

Why firms are spending millions to beat each other into orbit

Has Destiny 2 pleased video games fans?

Marc Cieslak gets a chance to blast his way through Destiny's 2 campaign mode.

'We are planning weekly rocket launches'

The small satellite industry is the fastest growing part of the space sector "and they all require launch" says Rocket Lab boss Peter Beck.

Google: Shared duty to find terrorist material

Search firm's lawyer says it is working to identify and remove terrorist materials from the net.

Brain surgery revolution

A brain surgeon in the UK has started using 3D printed titanium plates to replace parts of patients' skulls.

Tomb Raider poster gets it in the neck

Alicia Vikander seems to be the victim of dodgy Photoshop in the poster for her new Tomb Raider film.

London venue is UK's first to use digital-only ticketing

Islington Assembly Hall will now only sell tickets through a ticketing app in a bid to cut out touts.

Nasa tests new Dream Chaser spacecraft and other news

BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

Is quantum encryption the key to cyber-security?

Cyber-security has become an increasing concern after recent high profile hacking cases.

The elevators that go sideways as well as up and down

Instead of using a steel rope, the cabin is carried by linear motors.

How free wi-fi is transforming India's rail stations

Free high-speed wi-fi is now being offered at 115 stations on India's railway network.

Invisible threat

Many firms have no idea how many devices are connected to their networks - a major cyber-security risk.

Shared intelligence

The UK wants a "bespoke relationship", but Europol says the UK would lose influence.

Faster fashion

Gigi Hadid's collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger was among London Fashion Week shows using the new "see now, buy now" format.

Slow drive?

Electric cars have had a lot of publicity recently, but petrol and diesel engines are far from dead yet.

Instagram secrets

The Facebook-owned photo app has become an important marketing tool for many small entrepreneurs.

Sports tales

Newsbeat speaks to the stars of Madden NFL 18's new story mode called Longshot.

Strava it

How cycling app Strava became a must-have for cyclists around the world.

Hands on with the new iPhone X

Apple has announced a new iPhone that will cost $999. Is it worth the money? The BBC's Dave Lee got hands on with the much anticipated device.

LG's V30 smartphone 'leaves gimmicks behind'

The device has an OLED display and advanced camera features but no second screen or add-on modules.

Sony phone app takes 3D clone snaps

Software creates detailed 3D scans of any object using just a phone's camera and motion sensor.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: A giant phone

Samsung puts the disastrous Note 7 behind it with a follow-up that is both bigger and more costly.

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The all terrain security robot and other tech news

BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

How business is driving the new space race

Why firms are spending millions to beat each other into orbit

Has Destiny 2 pleased video games fans?

Marc Cieslak gets a chance to blast his way through Destiny's 2 campaign mode.

'We are planning weekly rocket launches'

The small satellite industry is the fastest growing part of the space sector "and they all require launch" says Rocket Lab boss Peter Beck.

Hands-on with Nest's new home security tech

Hands-on with Nest's new home security tech, including a doorbell that connects to an app and a security system.

Google: Shared duty to find terrorist material

Search firm's lawyer says it is working to identify and remove terrorist materials from the net.

Brain surgery revolution

A brain surgeon in the UK has started using 3D printed titanium plates to replace parts of patients' skulls.

Undercover reporter confronts spam text message pair

The men boasted about being the biggest distributors of nuisance text messages in the UK.

Staying safe online at 'big school'

Are new secondary school students and their parents ready for the next level of social media?

The museum where retro video gamers meet up

The Centre for Computing History in Cambridge has an archive of more than 10,000 games.

Burger robot rolled out to US restaurants and other news

BBC Click's Stephen Beckett looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

Moona pad keeps pillow cold all night

A device that keeps your pillow cool all night by pumping it full of cold water is being developed.

Kaspersky cyber-security chief urges customers to stay

The chief executive of the Russian cyber-security firm says Americans should not distrust his firm.

How live facial capture is adding realism to CGI characters

The system will give actors and directors real-time feedback about a character’s expressions.

Robot conductor YuMi makes opera debut

The bot was welcomed on stage by tenor Andrea Bocelli to conduct its first show.

Hands on with the new iPhone X

Apple has announced a new iPhone that will cost $999. Is it worth the money? The BBC's Dave Lee got hands on with the much anticipated device.

What will augmented reality do on the new iPhones?

Navigation, gaming and shopping could all be transformed by augmented reality on the next iPhones.

Using your car inside your home

Will we want to use cars inside our homes in future? Engineers at the French manufacturer Renault think we may.

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