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Tech firms to remove extremist posts within hours


Firms such as Facebook and Twitter have agreed to do more to remove extremist content within hours of it being posted.

Bitcoin boom prompts growth of coin-mining malware


The coin-mining software can grab processor power and drain phone batteries quickly, warn security firms

Middlesbrough modified Kodi box trader gets suspended jail term


Brian Thompson had planned to argue the law in connection with the boxes was a "grey area".

Players ?applaud? Xi Jinping in Tencent game


The game, which celebrates the Communist Party Congress, lets users "clap" Xi Jinping by tapping their phone screen

How games firm made Destiny 2


Newsbeat has been given exclusive behind the scenes access to Bungie, the gaming studio behind the Halo and Destiny franchises.

Famous Irishmen subject of Westminster Wiki editing spree


Someone with a Westminster IP address has been editing web entries on famous Irish people.

MH370: Malaysia in talks with US firm to restart plane search


The Malaysian government is exploring a "no find-no fee" style deal with Texas-based company Ocean Infinity.

Native American tribe sues Amazon and Microsoft


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe was assigned data-processing patents by technology company SRC Labs.

Still photographs spring to life


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

How does this look? Be your own virtual make-up artist


French cosmetics chain Sephora is using augmented reality so that customers can try on make-up virtually, before buying it.

Mobile companies overcharging customers after contracts end


The UK government said the firms needed to inform customers when they had paid for their handsets.

Wales represented for the first time at eSports finals


Barney Morris makes it into the World Championship finals of one of the most popular gaming events.

YouTube star Casey Neistat criticises video site's leaders


Award-winning vlogger Casey Neistat claims video creators could leave the service en masse.

Giant robots clash in US-Japan battle


The human-piloted machines fired weapons at one another.

Twitter pledges tougher action against abuse


The social network says it will impose new restrictions on pornographic and hateful imagery.

Child safety smartwatches ?easy? to hack, watchdog says


A watchdog finds that hackers can track, eavesdrop or even communicate with children.

'Future city' to be built in Canada by Alphabet company


Google sister company Sidewalk Labs is to build a digital city on Toronto's waterfront.

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.

Snapchat to make original TV-style shows


The social media app teams up with NBC to create a new studio where they plan to make original shows.

'First 5G mobile net connection' claimed by Qualcomm


Qualcomm says it has achieved 1Gbps internet speeds using a 5G chip on a mobile device.

Google removes cupcake calorie counter from Maps


Feature showed users how many calories they would burn if they walked to destination.

Amazon and eBay warned by MPs about VAT fraudsters


The websites are accused by MPs of profiting from sellers who do not charge the tax on UK sales.

Patent battle pits iPod father v Android creator


A start-up funded by Tony Fadell is suing a smartphone-maker led by Andy Rubin.

Social media data shared by spy agencies


Details about the data being collected by GCHQ have emerged at a tribunal about surveillance legality.

Adobe patches Flash bug used for planting spying tools


Kaspersky discovered that Flash files were being embedded in Word documents to deliver spyware.

AI used to detect breast cancer risk


Machine learning is being used to spot whether breast lesions are cancerous or not.

UK TV drama about North Korea hit by cyber-attack


The TV series Opposite Number was cancelled following a cyber-attack in 2014.

High speed camera uses 1,000 frames per second


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

Wi-fi security flaw 'puts devices at risk of hacks'


Researchers have revealed details of a major problem with the way wi-fi data is protected.

Huawei Mate 10 uses AI to distinguish cats from dogs


Huawei Mate 10 handsets use a new type of processor to recognise objects being photographed.

Drone collides with commercial aeroplane in Canada


The aircraft sustained only minor damage and landed safely, the Canadian transport minister said.

Australia launches revenge porn reporting tool


One in five Australians have been victims of image-based abuse, but very few report the offence.

Microsoft Windows 10 breaches Dutch privacy law


The Dutch regulator says sanctions may be imposed if Microsoft does not comply.

Daimler recalls 400,000 Mercedes-Benz cars in the UK


More than a million vehicles worldwide are being recalled over a potential airbag safety issue.

China congress: How authorities censor your thoughts


The BBC's Stephen McDonell examines China's clampdown on free speech ahead of the party congress.

Facebook funds anti-bullying training in schools


The tech giant will extend a scheme which trains young people to help those who suffer cyber-bullying.

The dome which could help machines understand behaviour


Made up of over 500 cameras, the Panoptic Studio captures motion without the use of markers.

How VR is helping to train a new generation of surgeons


Virtual reality technology that lets trainee surgeons feel "flesh and bone" is developed.

Why Pinterest boss Tim Kendall takes a daily ice bath


A daily ice bath is "like having morning coffee", the tech giant's president Tim Kendall tells the BBC.

Can we teach robots ethics?


We are not used to the idea of machines making ethical decisions, but the day when they will routinely do this - by themselves - is fast approaching.

40 years since the launch of the Atari 2600


40 Years ago, video games changed forever with the launch of the Atari 2600.

Branson's Virgin Group invests in Hyperloop One


Sir Richard is joining the board of the pod-based US transport company.

YouTube lifts Swazi bare-breasted dancer restrictions


YouTube denies accusations of racism, saying it wanted to be culturally sensitive about uploads.

US voices frustration with 'warrant-proof' encryption


Encryption tools in apps such as WhatsApp "thwart law enforcement", says US Deputy Attorney General.

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.

'Revolutionary' car seat with inbuilt airbag launched


The airbag uses compressed air to cushion a child's neck from the impact of a crash.

Drones used to spot sharks in Australia


Drones become the latest weapon to protect swimmers and surfers from shark attacks.

Krack wi-fi security flaw explained


A major flaw in wi-fi connections has been revealed by security researchers.

How a girl who cannot speak got a unique voice


New digital technology allows people without a voice to sound like themselves for the first time.

BBC presenter challenges table tennis playing robot


The robot can track a player's body language allowing it to play shots accordingly.

Drones tasked with catching bad drivers


Road police in France have been testing them out in Bordeaux.

How to control your television with any object


The Matchpoint system can control the volume, channel or access menus.

World's first floating wind farm starts generating electricity


The five 175-metre high turbines have been installed 15 miles off the Aberdeenshire coast.

Australia's Crown casino denies slot-machine 'tampering'


Australia's parliament hears claims that Crown casino deliberately removed betting options.

Honda unveils a disaster relief robot and other news


BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

Carbon-ion battery could mean rapid charging


British start-up Zap&Go has developed carbon-ion supercapacitors that allow rapid charging.