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Valve shuts down paid 'mod' system

Angry gamers have forced Valve to end an initiative that let people who make modifications or "mods" for games get paid for their work.

Yahoo tests ears as phone ID system

Yahoo Labs develops a way of identifying smartphone owners by their ears, fists and palms.

Tiny robots can carry huge loads

Scientists at Stanford University have been showing off MicroTugs - small robots that have superhuman strength.

Microsoft faces US phone import ban

Microsoft faces phone import ban after it loses first round of long-running patent battle in the US.

Google offers cash to Europe's media

Google pledges €150m to support news organisations' efforts to earn money from their online coverage.

EU to install crash alert in cars

A new EU-wide alert system to deal with road accidents, called eCall, gets the go-ahead from Euro MPs.

Apple returns more cash to investors

Technology giant Apple reports profits of $13.6bn for the first three months of 2015, and details plans to return more money to investors.

Smartphones pack huge batteries

New smartphones from Lenovo and Acer feature much bigger batteries than is the norm for a handset.

Valve boss responds on 'mod' row

Valve boss Gabe Newell has defended the company's decision to let developers of some game modifications or 'mods' charge for their creations.

Ofcom cracks down on hidden charges

Watchdog Ofcom reveals changes to charges for phone-in competitions and votes on TV and radio shows in "biggest overhaul of phone calls in more than a decade".

Woman denied $41.8m jackpot payout

A 90-year-old woman is denied a $41.8m (£27.6m) penny slot machine bonus after the casino blames it on a computer error.

Silk Road 'link' to six drug deaths

Six people who died from overdoses bought their drugs via the Silk Road marketplace, claims the US government.

How to get more text on Snapchat

Get even more creative with your Snapchats with this easy iPhone hack

Jay Z says Tidal is 'doing just fine'

Critics say Tidal is a flop but Jay Z defends his music streaming service on Twitter, saying it's "here for the long haul".

VIDEO: Could tech help save the bee?

The tech which could help to unlock the secrets of the hive.

VIDEO: The app that discovers edible weeds

Scientists from the University of California, Berkeley are using crowdsourcing to locate edible weeds in urban areas.

VIDEO: Smart card is 'wallet replacement'

The Stratos card aims to be a single credit-card sized replacement for all the existing cards in a person's wallet.

VIDEO: Star Wars fans launch X-wing flight

Two amateur astronomers have launched a model of a Star Wars 'X-wing' vehicle into the stratosphere.

VIDEO: Drone can stream live to You Tube

DJI has launched a drone that has the ability to stream high-definition video live to You Tube.

VIDEO: App that lets you stream live video

BBC Click's Kate Russell tests an app that lets you stream live video from your handset.

VIDEO: 'The greatest feeling of freedom'

Yves Rossy explains what it is like to fly with a jet pack.

VIDEO: The robot that makes coffee

BBC Click's LJ Rich looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.

VIDEO: Shakespeare's Globe goes virtual

A new app lets you take a tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London - but how close is it to the real thing?

VIDEO: Ten years of YouTube videos

The first video was uploaded to YouTube ten years ago this week.

'We print people': The world of 3D portraiture

3D printed portraits - are they cool or creepy?

Taming Africa's deadly transport chaos

The start-ups taming Africa's deadly transport chaos

People in dark corners

What are the people like in the dark corners of the web?

Does digital mean the end of history?

Are we in danger of entering a digital dark age?

It's time: Apple delivers the Watch

The Apple Watch ships, but does it deliver?

Can paper survive the digital age?

Can paper survive the digital age?


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