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German media boss criticises Google

In an open letter to Google's Eric Schmidt the boss of German publishing firm Axel Springer says it is afraid of the search giant.

SpaceX launches station cargo flight

US company SpaceX launches its latest re-supply mission to the International Space Station, sending up a Dragon freighter to rendezvous with the orbiting platform on Sunday.

Teachers angry at online insults

Online social media is being misused to insult, intimidate and smear staff in schools, says a teachers' union.

HMRC 'plans to share personal data'

Taxpayers' personal financial data could be shared with private firms and researchers, Revenue & Customs says, despite concerns over privacy and security.

Kim Dotcom wins back cars and cash

Kim Dotcom, the multimillionaire founder of closed file-sharing site Megaupload, has won back cars, cash and property seized in a January 2012 raid.

BBC and Sky experience fault on iOS

The BBC and Sky's video-on-demand apps simultaneously experience a fault on iPhones and iPads that prevents TV shows from streaming.

Lavabit loses contempt appeal

A US appeals court upholds a contempt of court ruling against the secure email service provider Lavabit used by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Cyborg glasses express fake emotions

A Japanese researcher creates glasses that show computer-generated eyes that express emotions so that the wearer does not need to bother.

First Heartbleed 'hacker' arrested

A 19-year-old Canadian citizen is charged with hacking into the Canada Revenue Agency's website, becoming the first arrest in relation to the Heartbleed security breach.

Google shares fall on ad concerns

Shares in Google fall 5% despite reporting first-quarter profit of $3.45bn in response to worries over future income from advertising.

Virgin apologises for email glitch

Virgin Media apologises after some of its customers received hundreds of unwanted emails because of a distribution list error.

Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor hacked

German security researchers say that a spoof fingerprint can be used to unlock Samsung's new handset and steal money.

Tencent brings Candy Crush to China

China's internet giant Tencent will launch the popular Candy Crush game on the mainland in partnership with the game's creator King Digital Entertainment.

Bungie 'fires' Halo games composer

The composer of the music featured in the original Halo video games says his job has been "terminated without cause" by developer Bungie.

Hard-disk firm warns of data breach

French hard-disk maker LaCie warns that shoppers' credit cards details and logins may have been stolen from its store over a one-year period.

MtGox exchange put in administration

The Bitcoin exchange MtGox has been placed in administration by a Japanese court and it is expected that bankruptcy proceedings will be started.

Heartbleed may 'slow' web speeds

The struggle to fix problems caused by the Heartbleed bug could make web browsing speeds slow to a crawl, warns net monitoring firm Netcraft.

Yahoo shares jump despite profit fall

Shares in the struggling internet search giant Yahoo surge 9%, despite first-quarter profits falling 20%.

New street lights design cuts bills

Switching to LED street lights is cutting maintenance bills in Jersey and could increase pedestrian safety, it is claimed.

Men 'giving up' books to go online

A new study finds men prefer to watch film adaptations than read the original book, with 30% admitting they have not read a book since school.

VIDEO: Searching for metaphorical results

How alternative search engines produce different results plus websites and apps reviewed.

VIDEO: Firm creates drone fitted with Taser

Spencer Kelly meets the team behind a drone which can fire 80,000 volts of electricity through a wired dart.

VIDEO: Turning the world into an orchestra

Spencer Kelly tests out Mogees- a device linked to your smartphone which turns objects into musical instruments.

VIDEO: The quest to perfect digital pianos

Click meets Joe Ierardi, a man who is trying to create the most realistic sounding piano synthesiser.

VIDEO: Cyborg glasses mimic eye gestures

A Japanese researcher shows off glasses that display computer-generated eyes, which express emotions to save their wearer the effort.

AUDIO: Google 'not meeting expectations'

Larry Magid, technology analyst for CNET, discusses the fall in Google's shares.

VIDEO: Is ZTE's choosy strategy working?

ZTE has decided to pass over investing in areas where returns aren't likely to be high - its results later will show how its new strategy is paying off.

VIDEO: Will Jelly repeat Twitter's success?

Biz Stone discusses his new social app Jelly which he hopes will encourage people to help each other out.

AUDIO: Google buys high-altitude drone firm

Internet giant Google has bought high-altitude drone firm Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed sum.

VIDEO: Sensors to prevent pain for amputees

Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed three-directional pressure sensors which they say could prevent dangerous sores for thousands of patients


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