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BBC launches 'digital wellbeing' Own It app for children
The Own It app watches what children type and offers advice about how to stay healthy online.
Live facial recognition surveillance 'must stop'
Campaigners say the technology is inaccurate, intrusive and infringes on an individual's right to privacy.
Amazon Echo screen flicker angers owners
One owner, in Hampshire, says his device started to flicker 16 months after he had bought it.
Facebook to use Met Police videos to recognise shooters
The technology giant will provide body cameras to Metropolitan Police officers on firearms training.
Gatwick Airport commits to facial recognition tech at boarding
The London airport will regularly scan passengers' faces at departure gates from 2022.
'Racist' AI art warns against bad training data
An AI art exhibition is facing criticism for using racist and sexist tags to classify its users.
UK's full-fibre broadband coverage rises to 8%, says Ofcom
Ofcom's report highlights how much work must be done to provide full fibre access to all by 2025.
HTC bets on former Orange executive to boost sales
Taiwan's mobile phone company moves away from its founders to appoint a former Orange executive.
Police officers raise concerns about 'biased' AI data
Law enforcers fear they will be told to unfairly target some groups because of past prejudices.
Amazon launches HD music streaming
The company is the first of the "big three" streaming services to offer CD-quality audio.
Facebook to block altering of headlines in adverts
Social media firm is to tighten rules after 'misrepresentation' row over Conservative party advert.
App that cancels subscriptions launches in UK
The virtual card automatically protects people from being charged at the end of a free trial period.
Electric car owners to 'choose' engine sounds
Proposals by a US road safety body could see electric vehicle owners choose the noise their car makes.
The robot that cleans floors and tells jokes
More than 100 fully autonomous cleaning robots are coming to Singapore this year, made by local manufacturer Lionsbot. Ella's job is cleaning the floors at the National Gallery.
Rebellion's Sniper Elite VR game previewed
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak plays a demo of the latest version of the World War II sniping simulator.
How bacteria could make fashion more eco-friendly
A new process to dye clothes using bacteria could bring environmental benefits.
Colour-changing ink allows objects to swap designs
BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the week's best technology stories.
How virtual reality is helping people with dementia
Virtual reality is being used to help people with dementia revisit their past.
How tiny satellites could transform weather forecasting
CubeSats can provide a more affordable alternative to conventional satellites.
Pokemon: 'Ash Ketchum failing for 22 years taught me being a loser is OK'
The world's most popular Pokemon trainer, Ash Ketchum, achieves the goal he set for himself in 1997.
Tech-savvy stamp collectors energise an old hobby
Technology is helping stamp collectors to share their passion and keep rogue operators at bay.
Algeria protests: how disinformation spread on social media
How social media became an information battleground for anti-government protesters and Algeria's rulers.
The former soldier who aims to build a $50bn firm
Shachar Bialick says his special forces background drives his success in business.
Little Mix's Jesy Nelson doc: Online bullying and what to do about it
What can you do if you're being cyber-bullied? Hannah Adams, from Jesy Nelson's new doc, tells us.
Why your smart meter may not be so smart after all
Nearly a third of all energy companies fitting smart meters are still installing old technology.