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Nest reveals alarm system and smart doorbell


The firm - which has the same owner as Google - expands into new product categories after a lull.

Hidden golf game found on Nintendo Switch


Fans think the "Easter egg" is a tribute to the company’s late president Satoru Iwata.

YouTube to end paid channels service


Channels charging a monthly fee on YouTube will end in December, after the idea failed to take off.

Online battlefield


The prime minister wants tech companies to do more to tackle extremist content. They say it's not that easy.

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Theresa May warns tech firms over terror content

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The prime minister says internet companies should remove extremist content within two hours.


Facebook trial lets users hide alcohol adverts

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The social network is testing a tool that will let people hide categories of ads for the first time.

Why might Google want to buy part of HTC?


Google struggled to integrate Motorola Mobility - why it would want to repeat the experience?


NotPetya cyber-attack cost TNT at least $300m


Delivery company FedEx says a recent cyber-attack cost its TNT division about $300m (£221m).


Instagram Live video 'led to murder suspect's arrest'


US police say they traced an 18-year-old murder suspect via a live video he had streamed.


HTC shares suspended on Google takeover rumours

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Shares in Taiwanese smartphone firm HTC are suspended amid rumours Google parent Alphabet is planning a takeover.


Electric bus in record-breaking journey


An electric bus travels more than 1,000 miles on a single charge in the US.

Faster fashion


Gigi Hadid's collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger was among London Fashion Week shows using the new "see now, buy now" format.


London venue is UK's first to use digital-only ticketing


Islington Assembly Hall will now only sell tickets through a ticketing app in a bid to cut out touts.

Shared intelligence


The UK wants a "bespoke relationship", but Europol says the UK would lose influence.


Smartphone sales boom with over-55s

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A study indicates that 71% of 55-to-75 year olds in the UK now own an app-capable handset.

Google launches UK 'anti-terror fund'

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Google will give UK £1m to counter extremism as part of wider plans to deal with such content on its platforms.

Manchester police still relies on Windows XP

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More than 20% of Greater Manchester Police's PCs run on the operating system, posing a hack risk.

Tuesday, Sep 19

Is Amazon recommending bomb ingredients?


What are Amazon's algorithms recommending when it comes to purchasing the ingredients to make a bomb?

Microsoft Outlook issue fixed


Email users across Europe were affected, the technology giant said.

Apple's iOS 11 kills old 32-bit iPhone and iPad apps

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Apple's latest mobile operating system will not launch several ageing educational apps and games.

Internet 'having midlife crisis', says Baroness Lane-Fox

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Lastminute.com's founder says the internet has done much good but sees "social and economic tensions".

Monday, Sep 18

Alert over booby-trapped security software


More than two million people downloaded a compromised version of Avast's CCleaner software.

Uber sorry for 'Wife Appreciation Day' promotion

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The company urged customers to "let your wife take a day off from the kitchen".

Visitors 'help' Pirate Bay mine virtual cash


Many visitors objected when the site hijacked their computer to mine coins for the Monero digital currency.

Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

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Snapchat has been caught up in an international row between Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Sunday, Sep 17

Nigel - the robot that could tell you how to vote


Could artificial intelligence save democracy or should human politicians put limits on it?

Saturday, Sep 16

Equifax data breach: Credit rating firm replaces key staff

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Data on up to 143 million people may have been exposed when hackers hit the credit report giant.

Friday, Sep 15

Almost 400,000 Britons hit by data breach

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Data on almost 400,000 Britons was taken when hackers hit US credit rating firm Equifax, says the firm.

Facebook to trim advert categories aimed at 'anti-Semites'

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Adverts could be directed towards people who described themselves as anti-Semitic, find researchers.