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Apple 'failing to protect workers'

Poor treatment of workers in the Chinese factories which make Apple products is discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.

Minecraft maker plans spin-off game

Minecraft maker Mojang is planning a spin-off game based on its hugely popular block-building title.

Net overseers hit by phishing attack

Hackers have managed to penetrate the internal network used by the organisation that oversees the net's addressing system.

Snapchat boss tearful at Sony hack

Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel left "devastated" as plans for his messaging app are leaked as part of the Sony Pictures hack.

Windows browser choice system ends

A requirement for Microsoft to offer new Windows users in Europe a choice of web browsers has ended after five years

Valve limits sales of Russian games

The plunging value of the Russian rouble has led game maker Valve to impose limits on its online store.

Mobile deal to reduce 'not-spots'

Agreement is reached between the government and the country's biggest mobile networks to improve coverage across the UK.

New Blackberry 'back to its roots'

Blackberry launches what it calls a "no-nonsense" smartphone in a bid to win back business customers.

Google considers data risk warnings

Google is proposing to warn people their data is at risk every time they visit websites that do not use the "HTTPS" system.

Jeans made to block wireless signals

Jeans that block wireless RFID signals, prevent hackers accessing card details, are to go on sale.

Sony movie's NY premiere cancelled

The New York premiere of The Interview, a comedy about the assassination of North Korea's president, is cancelled amid threats from hackers.

Glitch reveals Apprentice finalists

The names of the finalists for this year's series of The Apprentice are apparently revealed ahead of time due to a glitch on the show's website.

Apple halts Russian online sales

Technology giant Apple says it cannot currently sell products online in Russia because the rouble's value is too volatile for it to set prices.

Apple defeats $1bn case over iTunes

Technology behemoth Apple has been found not guilty of engaging in anti-competitive behaviour by a jury in California.

Microsoft rivals unite over data row

Apple and eBay are among those supporting Microsoft's stand against handing over data stored in Ireland to the US government.

Google threatened with £12m fine

Google has been threatened with a fine of up to 15m euros (£12m) if it does not do a better job of protecting the privacy of Dutch citizens

Skype gets real-time translating tool

Microsoft launches the test version of a new Skype tool which translates foreign languages in real time.

VIDEO: The rise of 'selfie sticks'

How handheld extendable poles for smartphones are growing in popularity around the world - along with their detractors.

Google 2014: World Cup tops searches

Who is Banksy?, Peaches Geldof and Hull City all feature on Google's end of year trends list.

VIDEO: TV technology for the 2020 Olympics

How Japanese broadcaster NHK is preparing for hi-tech coverage of the 2020 Olympics.

VIDEO: Festival celebrates indie gaming

Marc Cieslak visits GameCity which looks to promote the cultural benefits of playing games.

VIDEO: Visiting the doctor via the internet

A state-of-the-art clinic in Denmark is set to make dramatic changes to the relationship between doctor and patient.

VIDEO: How to pay for goods in a heartbeat

The wearable technology which could change the way you pay for goods and services.

VIDEO: US navy develops 'fish' robot

The US military has been showing off its latest catch.

VIDEO: Inside the 'Harry Potter' church

A church in Hackney is using technology to help explore "digital empathy".

VIDEO: MPs 'not equipped to deal with tech'

MPs are not equipped to deal with technology and too reliant on the web firms they scrutinise, says Wendy Hall.

VIDEO: Testing out paying by gloves

The first contactless payment gloves are being trialled in stores in the run up to Christmas - Rory Cellan-Jones put them to the test.

VIDEO: New York offers free gigabit wi-fi

How the Big Apple plans to future proof itself by offering a wi-fi network that is 100 times faster than the average municipal wi-fi.

VIDEO: 'Biggest battery' could cut energy bills

Scientists have built the biggest battery in Europe, to see if it can store power locally, rather than rely on the national grid. It could cut consumer's energy bills.

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