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UK to allow driverless cars on roads

The UK government says it plans to allow driverless cars on public roads in January, and asks cities to compete to host one of three trials.

Smart home kit proves 'easy to hack'

Security experts at HP raise concern about smart home devices after testing 10 app-controlled examples and discovering vulnerabilities.

Sleep sensor smashes Kickstarter goal

A 22-year-old British entrepreneur's new sleep-tracking device cracks $1m (£590,000) on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform in five days.

Nintendo posts loss despite Mario

Nintendo's share price drops after the company reports a bigger than expected loss despite the release of Mario Kart 8 over the period.

Netflix pays AT&T to ensure quality

The streaming video service Netflix agrees to pay US telecoms giant AT&T to ensure its content is delivered to users smoothly.

Instagram reveals new Bolt photo app

The picture-based social media site has revealed a new Snapchat-style app that lets users send temporary messages.

Peers query 'right to be forgotten'

Demands for web firms to remove personal data to respect people's "right to be forgotten" are unreasonable, peers say.

Amazon pledges $2bn India investment

Amazon, one of the world's largest online retailers, says it will invest a further $2bn (£1.2bn) to boost its operations in India.

OKCupid experiments with 'bad' matches

Dating website OKCupid reveals that it experimented on its users, including putting the "wrong" people together to see if they would connect.

China spies 'hacked Canada agency'

A prominent Canadian government research organisation has been attacked by Chinese hackers, the government says.

Twitter shares surge on user growth

Social networking service Twitter reports a second-quarter loss of $145m but better than expected user growth, sending shares surging over 35%.

Android ID flaw exposes smartphones

A security firm warns of a flaw in the way Android ID checks apps that puts thousands of smartphones and tablets at risk.

Car firms sued over CD 'rip' system

A group representing musicians in the US is suing Ford and General Motors over in-car CD players which allow tracks to be stored on a hard drive.

Max Mosley sues Google over photos

Ex-motorsport boss Max Mosley issues High Court proceedings against Google for publishing photos of him taken at a sex party.

Police placing ads on piracy sites

The City of London police has started placing banner advertisements on websites believed to be offering pirated content illegally.

Russia offers $110,000 Tor bounty

Russia offers 3.9m roubles ($110,000; £65,000) in a contest for ways to crack the identities of users of the Tor network.

Beats sued for noise-cancelling tech

Headphones-maker Bose claims that Beats has infringed its noise-cancelling tech and is seeking damages ahead of a takeover by Apple.

Tablet screens to correct sight loss

US engineers have developed a prototype tablet display that compensates for an individuals' vision problems.

Kanye West wins 'Coinye' lawsuit

US rapper Kanye West wins a lawsuit against the creators of the Coinye Bitcoin, a crypto currency which parodied the star.

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A smart contact lens that could help diabetics monitor their glucose levels is being developed

VIDEO: Broads-view opens up Norfolk waterways

The Norfolk Broads will soon be available for virtual navigation thanks to a novel aquatic equivalent of Google's Streetview technology

VIDEO: New tech opens doors for jobseekers

New technology is opening up whole new careers to young jobseekers who may be having difficulty getting into more established professions.

VIDEO: Making money out of social media

Samira Hussain reports from New York on the opportunities opened up by technology that did not even exist a few years ago.

VIDEO: UK to allow driverless cars on roads

The UK government will shortly outline measures to permit driverless cars to use public roads by next year.

VIDEO: 'Passion' is the key to good blogging

The BBC's Sameer Hashmi talks to the woman behind the successful Bollywood blog MissMalini.com.

AUDIO: How to protect your online reputation

Recent high profile cases have illustrated the danger of people having their public reputation damaged by negative online rumours and social media sites.

VIDEO: What price for free wi-fi?

How businesses hope to learn more about us by offering free wi-fi.

VIDEO: How to build and fly your own drone

Personal aerial drones that take pictures could soon become a lot more common, thanks to a new invention.

VIDEO: Sun bracelet measures UV exposure

Testing a digital bracelet that measures sun exposure


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