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Biohacker fined for travel card implant

Australian biohacker fined for fare evasion despite having his travel card inside his hand.

US punishes 19 Russians over vote meddling and cyber-attacks

The moves are an attempt to stop "nefarious attacks emanating from Russia", officials say.

Virtual cash helps cyber-thieves launder money, research suggests

Virtual cash and digital payment systems are becoming embedded in cyber-crime, suggests research.

London wheelchair travellers get Google Maps help

Users will be able to filter for "wheelchair accessible" advice when planning journeys in the capital.

Omega Labyrinth Z anime game banned in the UK

A PlayStation game which "promotes the sexualisation of children" is banned in the UK.

Rihanna: Snapchat guilty of 'shaming' domestic violence victims

The singer says Snapchat "let us down" over an advert that asked users if they would slap her.

Fortnite: Drake and Ninja's Twitch battle gets huge crowd

More than 600,000 people watched rapper Drake and top player Ninja play the co-op shooting game.

YouTube prankster jailed for shooting boyfriend dead

Monalisa Perez shot her boyfriend through a thick book, which failed to stop the bullet last June.

Google bans crypto-currency adverts

The search giant follows Facebook in censoring ads for initial coin offerings and trading services.

The smart dress with a 'sixth sense'

Exploring how new creative software, tools, and electronics can be used for fashion design.

Burger-flipping robot begins first shift

Flippy can handle 12 burgers at once, and is destined to replace human fast-food workers.

Haier smartwatch has a built-in projector at MWC 2018

China's Haier reveals a smartwatch that turns the back of the wearer's hand into a display.

Samsung Galaxy S9 gets super slow-mo and AR emojis

The flagship phone uses AI to slow down key moments of action and turns its owner into an emoji.

Etsy told to remove 'vile' cards

Other cards sold through online marketplace Etsy depict Jimmy Savile and Josef Fritzl.

Adapt or die

In the first of our Future of Work series, we look at how new tech could change our working lives.

'Ambulance to the future'

Freezing the deceased in the hope of one day reviving them could become a mainstream service, advocates say.

Remote shoppers

Up to a million people are employed around the world as professional shoppers for clients in China.

Rotten ideas

As the fight against plastic pollution gains momentum, firms are tackling the issue in different ways.

Fail harder

Talking about failure is taboo in Germany, and it could be holding business back.

Smart speakers tested

How do Alexa, Siri and Google Home measure up - and which is the best smart speaker for you?

Model citizens

China's tech transformation proceeds apace, but with it comes more digital monitoring and control.

AI meets robotics

Researchers in Texas aim to create robots that can cope with our messy world.

Fly drive

Since cars were invented, people have dreamed about making them fly. So why haven't they taken off?

Obituary: Trevor Baylis

Inventor whose wind-up radio played a vital role in the battle against Aids in Africa

Power up

A breakthrough in materials technology could see fast-charging supercapacitors rival lithium-ion batteries.

The British Library's race to save old audio recordings

The recordings are on more than 40 different formats and some are degrading due to decay.

The Oscar-winning special effects of Blade Runner 2049

Click meets one of the people responsible for the movie's award winning special effects.

The robot based on a snake and other news

BBC Click's Dan Simmons looks at some of the best technology stories of the week.

Deepfakes: The face-swapping software explained

The software uses machine-learning to create computer-generated versions of people's faces.

NanoMap: How uncertainty helps this drone fly

MIT CSAIL's NanoMap system enables drones to avoid obstacles while flying at 20 mph (32km/h)

Energy storage: the power of cold air

Highview Power uses liquefied cold air to create stored energy. The air is reheated to produce power.

A better way to care for dementia patients

Infrared technology and artificial intelligence offer a better way to take care of dementia patients. It can scan their vital signs 24 hours a day.

South Korea gaming: Death by overwork sparks calls for change

Critics say "crunch time", an intense burst of work just before a game is released, can be dangerous.

Visual effects behind Thor: Ragnarok

Click talks to Alexis Wajsbrot, the visual effects supervisor for Thor: Ragnarok.

How your car could be part of a 'virtual power plant'

Danish company Frederiksberg Forsyning's all-electric vans are part of a vehicle-to-grid scheme.

Should you limit your children's time on Fortnite

A gaming journalist discusses whether parents should limit their children's time on Fortnite.

Rollerskating robot to the rescue

A four-legged robot is being taught how to balance on wheels to help it carry out search-and-rescue missions.