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Elon Musk says Twitter blocked him after Bitcoin tweet

www.bbc.co.uk

The entrepreneur says Twitter believed his account had been hacked.

Mobile app data sharing 'out of control'

BBC / Technology

Nearly 90% of apps on Google Play share data with Google parent Alphabet, researchers say.

15

Linus Torvalds returns to head Linux coding community

BBC / Technology

Mr Torvalds took a short break from the Linux world to get help to become more polite to engineers.

14

'Instagram beats Snapchat' among US teens

BBC / Technology

Instagram has overtaken Snapchat as the most used social media app among US teens, says a study.

Uber ups London prices to pay for electric cars

BBC / Technology

The 15p fee will be handed to drivers to help them pay for an all-electric car, says ride-hailing firm

13

Self-driving school bus test halted in US

BBC / Technology

The test, which involved transporting schoolchildren, was irresponsible, the NHTSA says.

12

John Lewis pulls the plug on DVD players

BBC / Business

Slump in sales sparks move by department store chain, which will continue to sell Blu-ray players.

10

What's different about this painting?

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A painting created by artificial intelligence will be auctioned by Christie's this week.

05

World's longest sea crossing: Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens

BBC / Asia

The $20bn bridge spanning 55km is an engineering marvel but has been dogged by safety issues and delays.

03

Smart speakers could be speaking Welsh

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Smart speakers using Welsh are a key aim in a new Welsh Government technology strategy.

02

Is blockchain living up to the hype?

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Despite the grand claims made for this distributed ledger tech, few companies are actually using it.

Monday, Oct 22

20

US teen is new Tetris world champion

BBC / Technology

A 16-year-old boy from California has won the grand final of the Classic Tetris World Championship

19

YouTube pours money into how-to videos

BBC / Technology

The video site will spend $20million (£15m) developing educational and how-to content.

17

Netflix denies changing posters based on viewers' race

BBC

The site responds to claims it's "misleading" users with the choices of promotional shots it offers.

16

5 things about Red Dead Redemption 2

BBC / Technology

The hotly anticipated video game is released this week.

13

New York police body-worn cameras recalled after explosion

BBC / Technology

Police in New York are told to stop using some body-worn cameras out of "an abundance of caution".

10

Asteroid pioneers: The team who put rovers on a space rock

BBC / Technology

Japan's space agency Hayabusa-2 spacecraft is the first one to place robot rovers on an asteroid's surface.

06

Addison Lee plans self-driving taxis by 2021

BBC / Technology

The taxi firm is pitting itself against rival Uber in a race to offer self-driving car services.

Sunday, Oct 21

22

Yosemite: Photographer searches for Taft Point proposal couple

BBC.com

Freelance photographer Matthew Dippel is hunting for the pair who he caught on camera earlier this month.

Saturday, Oct 20

17

Anonymous Facebook ads say 'bin Chequers'

BBC / Technology

A senior MP questions how a pro-Brexit website can run adverts without saying who has paid for them.

03

Hi-tech glasses offer alternative to bifocals

BBC / News

The regular prescription lenses can change to bifocals and back again at the touch of a button.

Is 'manspreading' video a Kremlin hoax?

BBC

There are reasons why some suspect that the Russian state was behind a viral video.

Friday, Oct 19

23

Online sellers 'pay for positive reviews'

BBC / UK

A Which? investigator was hired to write high-rated reviews online in return for free goods.

21

Facebook hires UK's former deputy PM

BBC / Technology

The former Liberal Democrat leader will head Facebook's global affairs and communications team.

19

Facebook job not lobbying, says Sir Nick Clegg

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Sir Nick Clegg talks about how he got his new Facebook job and what he will be doing for the social media giant.

14

Google takes down travel visa ads

BBC / Technology

Many sites have been charging high rates since 2010 but Google has finally taken some of the ads down.

eBay revs up to take on Auto Trader in car ads

BBC / Business

The online marketplace is acquiring Motors.co.uk, making it a "leading alternative" to Auto Trader.

08

The story behind your PlayStation username

BBC

PlayStation's long-awaited new feature means weird and embarrassing names will be no more.

02

What's the point of concept cars?

www.bbc.co.uk

Concept cars look beautiful and futuristic, but why spend millions on them if they're never going to make it into production?

Thursday, Oct 18

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Amazon creates 1,000 'highly skilled' jobs in three UK cities

BBC / Business

Online retailer adds hundreds of "Silicon Valley" jobs in Manchester, Edinburgh and Cambridge.