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China relaunches world's fastest train

The high-speed trains will be able to run at speeds of 350km/h following safety checks on rail lines.

DJI drone owners told to update or be grounded

Spark drone owners have until 1 September to apply the update or their aircraft will no longer fly, DJI warns.

Samsung's Bixby rolled out in 200 countries

The AI digital assistant had been delayed amid quality concerns.

Crypto-cash investors duped in funding scam

The con netted thieves about $500,000 of the Ethereum virtual currency.

Android Oreo released by Google

The latest version of Android adds new features to help people tackle "notification diarrhoea".

Apple's 'hidden' job ad found online

The advertisement for "a talented engineer" begins with the welcome: "Hey there! You found us."

Killer robots: Experts warn of 'third revolution in warfare'

A letter to the UN warns the world is getting closer to a dangerous "third revolution in warfare".

Google and UC Berkeley to create movie from eclipse images

The pictures of the total solar eclipse will also be used to study the Sun's outermost atmosphere.

'Snapchat race' driver killed friend in Aberystwyth crash

Ricafort Gamboa is jailed for crashing while trying to reach 100mph to film Snapchat footage.

How hackers are targeting the shipping industry

Weak defences are leaving cargo vessels vulnerable to cyber-attacks, say experts.

Personal bodyguard app to launch in northeast China

A mobile application is set to launch in northeast China for people seeking that VIP touch.

Dating app aims to boost Russian voter turnout

TV claims that instructions for the voting app come from the top of Russian politics.

Hate crimes: Online abuse 'as serious as face-to-face'

Tweeting abuse can be as "equally devastating" as shouting it, prosecutors are told.

Australia blocks another 59 popular pirate sites

The latest court decision brings the total of blocked domains to 340.

Chinese 'cyber-court' launched for online cases

The court will specialise in internet-related cases as the number of online disputes rises.

Reddit launches its own video hosting platform

One of the world's largest websites has not let users post their own videos directly before.

Google's stance on neo-Nazis 'dangerous', says EFF

A digital rights group criticises action taken by Google, GoDaddy and Cloudflare against the Daily Stormer.

China cracks down on VPN vendors

Five websites, including Alibaba, have been asked to remove vendors that sell virtual private networks.

Chinese media 'racist' video on India clash sparks anger

It features a Chinese actor in a turban and fake beard, mockingly assuming an Indian accent.

Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka resigns

Vishal Sikka says the "continuous drumbeat of distractions" contributed to his decision to resign.

Daily Stormer: Cloudflare drops neo-Nazi site

Cloudflare no longer protects the Daily Stormer from distributed denial of service attacks.

Roaming downtime hits customers on Three in Europe

Customers travelling in France, Portugal and Luxembourg were affected but the issue is now fixed.

Chatbot helps students choose courses

A chatbot at Leeds Beckett University is helping A-level students find the right university course.

Very few girls took computing A-level

A-level computing is dominated by boys with only 9.8% of the total number taking the exam being girls.

Spotify removes white supremacy music after events in Charlottesville

A number of bands are taken off the streaming service while more are being "reviewed".

HBO social media hacked in latest cyber security breach

Entertainment firm HBO is facing another cyber breach, as it social media accounts are compromised.

Chatbot apps help users prepare for death

Silicon Valley start-ups seek to disrupt the death industry with artificial intelligence software.

How to stop female doctors from dropping out in Pakistan

Many female doctors in Pakistan drop out when they start a family. There's a new scheme to help them continue in practice by doing online video clinics on their laptops.

Lele Tao: The 'online goddess' who earns $450k a year

24-year-old live streamer Lele Tao has one million fans, mostly young men. The first of a three-part series.

Silk Road: Google search unmasked Dread Pirate Roberts

The man who beat the FBI to identify the mastermind of global online drugs market Silk Road.

?Robotarium? gives anyone access to robots, and other news

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

Is it OK to use black emojis and gifs?

It's digital blackface, according to this writer - see if her arguments change your emoji habits.

Password guru regrets past security advice and other news

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

Could 'solar roads' help generate electricity?

A stretch of road has been paved with solar PV (photovoltaic) panels in France.

Kit Kat accused of copying Atari game Breakout

Nestle's marketing mimics the 1970s Atari computer game Breakout, a court case alleges.

The company turning soot from vehicle exhausts into art

Soot from vehicle exhausts is being recycled into ink. BBC Click's Spencer Kelly reports

Team Indus: India's race to the moon

India's Team Indus is one of five groups in a race to put a privately funded spacecraft on the Moon.

Algorithm learns to understand natural beauty

Researchers at the University of Warwick are using deep learning to quantify the beauty of outdoor places.

Black Hat: The conference teaching hacking skills

Security researcher Scott Helme goes on a training course at the Black Hat conference

Digital life after death?

Start-ups are beginning to swoop in on the death and funerals sector to shake up a staid industry.


After Gina Martin took a stand against 'upskirting', we asked if readers had ever experienced it. They had.

The right note?

Why hi-resolution sites are music to the ears of fans who want the best possible sound.


In Romania, thousands of women work as "cam-girls", earning money by undressing and talking to clients on the other side of the world.

Shaming culture?

A Google employee who wrote that women are less biologically suited to tech careers has been fired.