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Future of airport security on show in London
A shoe scanner that works on passengers queuing at airport security is on show in London.
YouTube suspends ads on Tommy Robinson channel
The suspension has been imposed because the channel had broken rules governing adverts, YouTube says.
Facebook tackles Russians making fake news stories
The pages campaigned for months creating and sharing stories that were fake, said Facebook.
Fake BBC News page used to promote Bitcoin-themed scheme
The public is warned of an email-based campaign that uses a fake BBC News article to seek funds.
Domino's Pizza app must be accessible to blind people
A blind man had complained that he was unable to change toppings or complete his order online.
US 'probes Huawei for trade secret theft'
The investigation, reported by US media, adds to pressure facing the Chinese technology giant.
GCHQ sets up all-female cyber-training classes
The UK's intelligence services say there are too few young women working in cyber-security.
Roku U-turn over streaming Alex Jones's InfoWars
Roku bans Alex Jones after initially defending its decision to stream the conspiracy theorist's channel.
Nike's phone-controlled self-lacing trainers
Trainers which tighten or loosen automatically are Nike's latest nod to Back to the Future technology.
Racing game Forza pulls dances amid Fortnite legal action
Microsoft-owned Forza removes dances as Fortnite faces fresh legal action over dance moves.
Sofia Coppola to direct Bill Murray in Apple's first film
On the Rocks, starring Bill Murray, will be the tech giant's first venture into feature film-making.
Google Maps deterring outback tourists, say small firms
Australian authorities complain that Google Maps wrongly makes remote destinations seem inaccessible.
Upskirting to be crime after Lords back bill
A woman took her campaign to MPs after a man took pictures of her at a gig in London's Hyde Park.
London Uber fares go up after electric car charge
The fee will add about 45p to the average London journey, the ride-hailing firm says.
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei denies firm poses spying risk
The 74-year-old says China has never asked it to share "improper information" about its clients.
Driverless car laser ruined camera
A man took a photo of a lidar sensor system on display at a tech fair and found pink dots on all his photos afterwards.
Proposals for drones to fly at night and over crowds in US
US proposals for relaxing drone laws are in stark contrast to the UK, which plans to tighten rules.
CES 2019: Virtual reality shoes are exhausting to use
A pair of shoes that allows owners to walk about in virtual reality worlds proves exhausting to use.
Start-up Bird backs down in electric scooter legal row
A scooter firm has apologised after issuing a journalist with legal threats over an article about its scooters.
Tidal streaming data figures investigated by Norway
Music streaming service Tidal's data is under investigation in Norway over claims some of its listener numbers were inflated.
Netflix's Bird Box film contains footage of Lac-Megantic disaster
Two Netflix productions used stock images of the Lac-Megantic rail disaster in a fictional context.
University switches off social media to help student well-being
A university is switching off its social media channels to promote a healthier online culture.
Virtual cities: Designing the metropolises of the future
How 3D software supercharged with real-time data can simulate complex designs before they're built.
Smartwatches: Switzerland's friend or foe?
The Swiss watch industry faced a near-death experience from quartz products. Is the smartwatch a similar threat?
The truth behind Blue Whale 'suicide challenge'
A global online game was blamed for numerous suicides. But it isn't quite what it seems.
CES 2019: 'I feel my sanity draining away'
The biggest show in tech is nearing its close - but how did attendees react this year?
The former homeless man bringing web access to the Bronx
People without internet access have fewer life chances than those that do. How can we close the gap?
The drone pilot whose maps are saving lives in Zanzibar
Drones are being used to map previously unmapped areas in Africa to the benefit of its citizens.
CES 2019: RaceFit suit shows you how to exercise
The RaceFit suit uses sensors to track and analyse your movements as you exercise.
CES 2019: LG's see-through and vibrating OLED TVs
The South Korean firm is demoing its latest TV display technologies at the CES tech expo.
How to know if a bot has sent an email from your account
Adding a fake email address to your account could alert you if a bot has access to your account.
Click: Gaming in 2019
Marc Cieslak looks ahead to some of the video games that will be making news in 2019.
Ace Combat 7: Can it match flying in real-life?
The latest version of the game has a new VR mode for more realistic aerial acrobatics.
Laser shoes made for Parkinson's patients
People with Parkinson's can freeze when they walk but laser shoes are helping them to keep moving.
The ultrasound scan you can do yourself
A US company has produced an ultrasound scanner that plugs into an iPhone and costs $2,000 (£1,555).
CES 2019: The sat nav of the future has arrived
A car dashboard that can display directions and points of interest as holograms has been developed.
Detroit auto show: Supercharged cars dazzle on debut
Power and speed took centre stage in Detroit as carmakers showed off new additions to their line up.
CES 2019: Wristband 'can control' your body temperature
BBC Click's Nick Kwek goes into sub-zero temperatures to test a wristband that can warm you up.