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Apple Powerbeats headphones in 'sweat-proof' legal action

A group claims that the headphones' battery life is not as strong as advertised.

U-turn over Facebook chief's EU meeting

Mark Zuckerberg agrees to allow his session with European politicians to be broadcast on the web.

Greenwich University fined £120,000 for data breach

The Information Commissioner said the data breach, which included students' health problems, was serious.

Children's phone data exposed on cloud server

Email addresses and unique phone identifiers were found on servers that let anyone view data

'Sharenting' puts young at risk of online fraud

Parents are compromising their children's future financial security with online sharing, warns Barclays.

Artificial intelligence can be weapon in cancer fight, PM to say

Smart technologies can sift through data to help the NHS spot diseases quicker, the PM is to say.

Tomorrow's cities: Park with four seasons under one roof

Four seasons park explores need for greener cities and looks at how climate change affects urban spaces.

New internet laws pledged as social media firms snub talks

Only four of 14 firms invited for talks turned up, culture secretary admits, as he pledges new laws.

Banking by mobile app 'to overtake online by 2019'

The growth in banking via smartphone apps puts more branches at risk of closure, forecasts suggest.

Smart luggage firms close because of airline battery rules

Two firms have closed this month, citing changes in airline policies on carrying batteries.

US mugshot website owners face criminal charges

The site published images of people taken by police after arrest and asked for cash to remove them.

Cambridge Analytica starts bankruptcy proceedings in US

The firm at the centre of the Facebook data row has filed legal papers that will see it wound up.

Broadband speeds 'far slower than in ads'

The findings from Which? come ahead of a major overhaul in how providers can advertise broadband speeds.

The robot helping to deliver water in rural India

The customised robot is part of a study looking at how technology can help those in rural areas.

Shark-spotting drones help keep swimmers safe

The drones sound an on-board siren to warn swimmers when spotting a nearby shark.

Meet the robots that can pick and plant better than we can

Farmers are turning to robots to plant seedlings and pick produce because of human worker shortages.

God of War: Giving gaming new emotions

The team behind God of War tell Newsbeat the gaming industry is maturing to tackle more complex emotions than ever before.

How likely is your e-cigarette to explode?

As a man dies from an exploding vape pen, we ask how dangerous are the devices?

Pupils find spellchecker 'cheat' in literacy test

Schools are given advice after an online glitch allowed pupils to see the correct answer in a spelling test.

Expensive remittances

New apps are bringing a greater range of services and features to the vital flows of money to families around the world

What is GDPR?

A new EU law that changes how companies use our personal information kicks in on 25 May.

Synth suspense

Gemma Chan and Emily Berrington on the return of Channel 4's Humans.

Wheelie good

Dockless bike tech has massively boosted bike-sharing. Is it the future of two-wheeled transport?

Bad ads

Digital advertising funds the internet but the industry is in crisis, many observers believe.

Sea giants do battle

As demand for natural gas continues to surge, huge extraction vessels are about to go into action.

The autonomous car that can drive where others cannot

Researchers at MIT CSAIL have developed an autonomous car that can drive on unpaved or unmarked roads.

Self-driving pods for the Lake District and other news

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

Gamers mine cryptocurrency for charity

Gamers have been helping Unicef raise funds for Syria by mining the Ethereum cryptocurrency.

Drones deliver blood and medical supplies in Rwanda

Doctors in Rwanda are able to order blood supplies by text and then have them delivered by drone.

The apps designed to help mental health

New apps and platforms are seen as a way to reach younger people with mental health conditions.

Robot helps patients put on hospital gown and other news

BBC Click's Emily Bates looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.

Upcoming Star Wars movie was part-filmed in Hampshire

Parts of the upcoming instalment in the franchise were filmed at Fawley Power Station in Hampshire.

Xbox Adaptive Controller a 'first' for disabled gamers

Newsbeat's been given exclusive access to Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller, a 'first' for disabled gamers.

Smart SoPhy socks send data to your physiotherapist

The socks have three sensors reading weight distribution, movement and orientation of the foot.

Can AI pick the perfect fantasy football team?

Squadguru uses algorithms to pick a fantasy football team.

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The apps designed to help mental health

New apps and platforms are seen as a way to reach younger people with mental health conditions.

Robot helps patients put on hospital gown and other news

BBC Click's Emily Bates looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.

Upcoming Star Wars movie was part-filmed in Hampshire

Parts of the upcoming instalment in the franchise were filmed at Fawley Power Station in Hampshire.

Xbox Adaptive Controller a 'first' for disabled gamers

Newsbeat's been given exclusive access to Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller, a 'first' for disabled gamers.

Smart SoPhy socks send data to your physiotherapist

The socks have three sensors reading weight distribution, movement and orientation of the foot.

Can AI pick the perfect fantasy football team?

Squadguru uses algorithms to pick a fantasy football team.

Left-wing internet phrases: gammon, melts and slugs

Radio 4 announcer Kathy Clugston cooks up a Daily Politics guide to left-wing online slang.

Self-driving pods for the Lake District and other news

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

The autonomous car that can drive where others cannot

Researchers at MIT CSAIL have developed an autonomous car that can drive on unpaved or unmarked roads.

Are intelligent robots better at our jobs?

Will Gompertz explores how clever artificial intelligence robots actually are.

UK access to Galileo sat-nav system after Brexit

The EU is threatening to limit access for the UK to secretive information after Brexit, and now Britain is talking of setting up its own sat-nav system.

Google Assistant calls to make bookings

Google has shown off a future feature of its voice assistant - the ability to make an appointment by phone for you.

Could Trump's 'Space Force' become a reality?

"We're getting very big in space," says the US president. What would a new branch of the military do?

Nasa's InSight rocket takes off for Mars

The US space agency has launched its latest mission, heading for the interior of the Red Planet.

Forty years of spam email

It is 40 years since the first spam e-mail was sent, by Gary Thuerk.

GDPR: Your data protection questions answered

Deputy Information Commissioner answers questions from BBC Radio 5 live listeners about changes to law.

Gamers mine cryptocurrency for charity

Gamers have been helping Unicef raise funds for Syria by mining the Ethereum cryptocurrency.

LG's G7 phone shuns separate speakers

The firm says there is no need to use external speakers with its new flagship handset.

The US town banning new Bitcoin mines

Bitcoin mining has been eating up Plattsburgh's electricity quota and pushing up bills.

How Facebook plans to disrupt internet dating

Facebook says it will provide a private online dating service - but users have their doubts.

Drones deliver blood and medical supplies in Rwanda

Doctors in Rwanda are able to order blood supplies by text and then have them delivered by drone.

Play as a refugee in Syrian war video game

The BAFTA nominated video game trying to teach people about what it's like for refugees fleeing Syria.

Professional Fortnite gamer at 13 'a dream for all kids'

Kyle Jackson's skills have given him the chance to earn cash playing the game Fortnite.

AI could raise nuclear war risk

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

Real-life Transformer: The Japanese robot that becomes a car

Designers say it's first time a machine of this kind has been able to carry people in a functioning vehicle.

Snapchat releases new Spectacles 2.0

Over a year after the first version's launch, Spectacles 2.0 are released with new features.

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