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UK seeks future cyber-security stars

UK initiatives aim to get young people choosing a career in cyber-security to close a looming skills gap.

Apple delays launch of smart speaker

The HomePod will now go on release in early 2018 as the gadget still needs work, said Apple.

Germany bans children's smartwatches

Telecoms regulator says kids' smartwatches are spying devices and are to be banned under German law.

Tech to cut young drivers' insurance bills

Which is the best insurance technology for young drivers: Black box or dash cam?

Gamers' anger halts Star Wars Battlefront II payments

EA temporarily suspends in-game purchases as it does not want controversy to "overshadow" its game.

Net filters help avoid dodgy domains

Consumers can get help to spot domains that are known to be used by phishing gangs and cyber-thieves

Unilad Facebook account blocked

The Facebook account for viral news website Unilad has been deleted.

Fullscreen 'YouTube Red rival' to close in January

The online talent network said it wanted to focus its investment elsewhere.

Far-right accounts lose Twitter verified tick

The social network says it will remove the verified badge from accounts that break its rules.

Cash Converters reveals customer data breach

The High Street pawnbroker warns customers passwords and delivery addresses were exposed.

Kaspersky defends its role in NSA breach

The Russian anti-virus company explains why it copied files off a PC used by a cyber-spy contractor.

Silicon Valley firms compete to hack R2-D2

Several top Silicon Valley companies took part in a competition to hack an R2-D2 robot.

Cyberbullying: Mum's story of loss inspires prince to act

Prince William worked with tech firms, charities and parents to come up with a code of conduct.

Jack Dorsey saddened by Japan's 'Twitter killer'

The social network's chief reacts to reports that a killer used Twitter to lure suicidal victims.

Gamer predicts that eSports is going to be 'bigger than soccer'

A day in the life of Travis "Castaway" Waters, the South African who gets paid to play video games.

Tesla shows off new truck and surprise Roadster

Tesla shows off a long awaited truck, but surprises with its new Roadster sports car.

The humanoid robot that can do a backflip

Atlas, a humanoid robot developed by Boston Dynamics, is now able to perform backflips.

Baidu's voice-controlled smart speaker and other news

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

Face ID iPhone X 'hack' demoed live with mask by Bkav

A Vietnamese cyber-security firm shows the BBC how a mask can be used to unlock Apple's new phone.

CAST studies how robots could work better with people

A new research lab is looking to find the best ways to train robots to work with people.

Welsh fintech firms face skilled staff battle

Hi-tech firms in south Wales face recruitment challenges in hiring the best staff, an expert warns.

Apology after Japanese train departs 20 seconds early

Management on the Tsukuba Express line "sincerely apologised for the inconvenience" caused.

Ford builds robot which tests car seats and other news

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

The robot that can swim and fly and other tech news

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

How a graphene tattoo could monitor your health

The tattoo could be a wearable device measuring electrical activity of the brain, muscles or heart.

High speed camera uses 1,000 frames per second

The camera that can process images faster than the eye can see.

Chill seekers

A simple innovation is helping to cut supermarkets' refrigeration costs by 15%.

Visibility poor

A shortage of weather data is holding back many African economies. Some start-ups are changing this.

Propaganda machine

A Russian "troll factory" is working with rebels in eastern Ukraine to discredit pro-Ukrainian elements, BBC Russian has learned.

Talking pants

We love shopping online for clothes but often have to return them. Can tech help make things easier?

Looking good at 20?

Front pages of the BBC News website show how the look and feel of the site has changed since its launch, in 1997.

Trump tweets

Donald Trump has kept up his tweeting in China - even though Twitter is officially blocked there.

Tiger cubs

Asia is driving the massive growth in online shopping, with younger generations leading the charge.

Xbox One X: Microsoft's new console reviewed

The console can display 4K 60 frames-per-second graphics in high dynamic range.

How algorithms helped design a concert hall

Each of the 10,000 acoustic panels is unique and designed to give the best listening experience.

AI takes centre stage in new Adobe tools

Click visits the Adobe Max conference to find out the latest developments in Photoshop.

Inside Microsoft's new mixed reality capture studio

Microsoft opens a hi-tech studio dedicated to creating mixed reality content.

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Gamer predicts that eSports is going to be 'bigger than soccer'

A day in the life of Travis "Castaway" Waters, the South African who gets paid to play video games.

Tesla shows off new truck and surprise Roadster

Tesla shows off a long awaited truck, but surprises with its new Roadster sports car.

The humanoid robot that can do a backflip

Atlas, a humanoid robot developed by Boston Dynamics, is now able to perform backflips.

Baidu's voice-controlled smart speaker and other news

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

Face ID iPhone X 'hack' demoed live with mask by Bkav

A Vietnamese cyber-security firm shows the BBC how a mask can be used to unlock Apple's new phone.

CAST studies how robots could work better with people

A new research lab is looking to find the best ways to train robots to work with people.

Why these faces do not belong to 'real' people

Nvidia has been developing algorithms to generate photorealistic faces.

Viewsnight: ‘If it’s censorship you want, don’t leave it to Facebook’

Historian Niall Ferguson argues that we should beware giving the big tech companies even more power.

The lift-summoning robot and other technology news

BBC Click's Kat Hawkins looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

'Iron man' flight sets first world record

Richard Browning crossed a lake in Reading at more than 30mph.

How wireless sensors could help fight forest fires

The sensors were tested on fires in Greece, Spain and Israel as part of a European research project.

Tackling the toxic danger inside our cars

Pollution in a car can be worse than outside, as it traps nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and soot-like particles.

No safety driver in Waymo's self-driving car taxi fleet

Self-driving car company Waymo says it is ditching the human safety driver.

Climate change: Plant captures CO2 out of the air

The plants are powered using waste heat and electricity, producing "negative emissions"

Andy Serkis: Could computers replace actors?

Technology has helped his performances, but does he think tech could one day replace actors?

Xbox One X: Microsoft's new console reviewed

The console can display 4K 60 frames-per-second graphics in high dynamic range.

Emojis: The evolving picture language

BBC Click looks at how Emojis have changed since they were designed in 1999.

South Korea police campaign against hidden camera pornography

South Korean police issue a video to warn against the many hidden and up-skirt camera crimes they log.

Ford builds robot which tests car seats and other news

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

The smart speaker stuck on BBC Radio Guernsey

A frustrated listener says his smart device keeps on playing one BBC station, despite him asking for others.

How algorithms helped design a concert hall

Each of the 10,000 acoustic panels is unique and designed to give the best listening experience.

AI takes centre stage in new Adobe tools

Click visits the Adobe Max conference to find out the latest developments in Photoshop.

Did Russian-backed propaganda sway US voters?

Facebook says up to 126 million Americans may have seen it before and after last year's election.

'We must worry about artificial stupidity'

There are lots of worries over artificial intelligence being smart enough, says Prof Alan Winfield.

Checking in at Singapore's new airport terminal

At Singapore's Changi Airport, passengers using its new Terminal 4 can check in and board without having to talk to counter staff.

'Wonder if technology is eating our brain'

Former MP Charlotte Leslie on the use of technology and social media by voters and political parties.

Automation could cause unemployment in UK job market

A government estimate says that by 2035 artificial intelligence could add around £630bn to the UK economy.

Bloodhound car tested ahead of 1,000mph record attempt

The 'world's fastest car' goes through its first public tests ahead of a land speed record attempt.

Could algorithms revolutionise building construction?

Researchers have pioneered new techniques for manufacturing thin concrete shapes using algorithms.

Inside Microsoft's new mixed reality capture studio

Microsoft opens a hi-tech studio dedicated to creating mixed reality content.

Norfolk Broads windpump restoration mapped by 3D lasers

The laser mapping technology is being used to restore historic structures on the Norfolk Broads.

BlackBerry's bet on driverless cars

Autonomous cars will play a large role in the company's new strategy.

How a graphene tattoo could monitor your health

The tattoo could be a wearable device measuring electrical activity of the brain, muscles or heart.

The British firm sending billions of texts

How UK firm Esendex became a global leader in business text messages, sending out millions of texts every day on behalf of companies of all sizes.

Meet the woman behind the breastfeeding emoji

The new picture of a mother with her baby was proposed by a nurse at University College London Hospital.

3D tech used in bowel cancer surgery

The surgeon is able to communicate with colleagues in the US and India during the operation.

Class A drugs listed on Craigslist in UK

Secret filming shows a reporter buying drugs and illegal goods advertised on a classified ads site.

3D-printed concrete cycle bridge opens and other news

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

Still photographs spring to life

New software animates still photos so that subjects can be made to smile and pull expressions.

Political podcasting tips: Miliband, Chorley and Mason

Getting tips about going digital from Ed Miliband, Matt Chorley and Chris Mason.

Fukushima disaster: The robots going where no human can

Click was given rare access to the Fukushima site to see how the decontamination work was progressing.

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