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Apple awarded $539m in US patent case against Samsung

BBC / Business

Samsung has been ordered to pay Apple damages in a long-running dispute between the tech firms.

03

The robot that performs like an acrobat and other news

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BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.

02

The strawberry-picking robots doing a job humans won't

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Strawberry producers say labour shortages are driving them to find robotic fruit pickers instead.

The strawberry-picking robots coming to a farm near you

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Strawberry producers say they can't find enough humans to pick their fruit, so are robots the answer?

Thursday, May 24

23

Netflix eclipses Disney in market milestone

BBC / Technology

The online streaming giant briefly becomes the world's most valuable media company, worth more than $150bn.

21

Why is there a row about Galileo?

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Britain may be denied full access to the EU's Galileo satellite navigation system on security grounds after Brexit.

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Uber car 'had six seconds to respond' in fatal crash

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The self-driving car spotted a woman crossing the road six seconds before killing her, a report says.

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GDPR: Tech firms struggle with EU's new privacy rules

BBC / Technology

EU residents are being blocked from several services and in some cases having their accounts wiped.

15

FBI seeks to thwart cyber-attack on Ukraine

BBC / Technology

Malware that could 'kill' home routers has been thwarted by the FBI's action against the malicious site.

13

Uber to open Paris lab for flying taxis

BBC / Technology

Ride-hailing firm wants to create a sky-based taxi service and is investing in France to make it happen.

10

How will new EU privacy law affect you?

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Test your knowledge of how the EU's data protection law could affect you.

03

Google 'stole my videos', says film-maker Philip Bloom

BBC / Technology

Film-maker claims his footage has been misused, after an internal Google video leaks online.

Wednesday, May 23

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Uber ends Arizona driverless car programme

BBC / Business

Uber pulls out of the state two months after a fatal accident involving one of its autonomous cars.

20

Trump barred from blocking Twitter users by judge

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A judge rules that blocking access to the president's tweets violates free speech.

19

Tesla Autopilot: Name deceptive, claim groups

BBC / Technology

Two consumer rights group claim the marketing for the driving assistant technology is deceptive and misleading.

Steam store school-shooting game 'appalling'

BBC / Technology

An anti-gun violence charity calls for a school-shooting video game to be dropped from Steam.

UK military fears robots learning war from video games

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Future cyber-attacks could come from robots trained on video games, the Ministry of Defence warns.

Brexit: Technology-based customs system 'could cost £20bn'

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The technology-based system could cost more than the UK contributes as an EU member, MPs are told.

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Sony says PlayStation 4 is in 'final phase' of its life cycle

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The announcement is being seen as a sign that a new, more powerful console is on the way.

15

BMW cars found to contain more than a dozen flaws

BBC / Technology

China-based researchers are working with the carmaker to patch the security problems.

FBI admits over-counting locked iPhones and other mobiles

BBC / Technology

The use of numerous databases resulted in individual iPhones being erroneously counted multiple times.

Uber gives drivers sick pay and parental leave

BBC / Business

Taxi app Uber is giving European drivers access to medical cover, sick pay and parental leave.

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Facebook wants your naked photos to stop revenge porn

BBC / News

The social network is extending a trial to the UK which hopes to block intimate photos before they appear online.

Mum's phone

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A teacher's Facebook post about inventions her pupils wish had not been created is making parents stop and think.

02

How drones could help save lives at sea

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The RNLI and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency trial uses drones to spot humans in distress.

How this man (and others) make money from Fortnite

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Meet the pro gamers starting a micro-industry by tutoring new players in the popular online game.

Tuesday, May 22

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Data deluge

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If you are fed up of "stay on our mailing list" emails, spare a thought for those having to send them.

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Grace mission launches to weigh Earth's water

BBC / Science

The joint US-German Grace satellites go into orbit to monitor Earth's most important resource.

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Zuckerberg's European Parliament testimony criticised

BBC / News

The Facebook founder faces questions from European lawmakers over the data scandal and fake news.

Hammond to pledge superfast broadband for most homes

BBC / Business

The Chancellor pledges full-fibre connections for most homes and businesses by 2025.