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BBC News - Technology - UK Edition 

Airlines told to replace cockpit kit

The US air safety regulator has ordered airlines to replace cockpit displays in more than 1,300 planes because of fears that wi-fi signals can make them go blank.

Counterfeit Xbox One makers charged

Five men accused of being part of a hacking ring that stole pre-release video games and put a prototype Xbox One on sale have been charged.

Microsoft unveils Windows 10 system

Microsoft announces the next version of its core operating system, called Windows 10, which will reintroduce the Start Menu.

Snoop Dogg's cash for Reddit users

Rapper Snoop Dogg, actor Jared Leto and Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel are among the famous names investing in social news site Reddit.

Cheryl Cole web links 'most dangerous'

A security company says hackers use malicious links connected to Cheryl Cole's name more than any other celebrity.

Threat posed by voice activation

Voice-activation functions on smartphones and other devices can be a significant security risk, warn researchers.

Thousands unable to renew car tax

Thousands of customers trying to renew their car tax online are experiencing problems with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) website.

Thousands flock to 'anti-Facebook'

Ad-free social media platform Ello overcomes a technical setback to continue its rapid growth, but one expert questions its business model.

Thailand's ex-PM develops food robot

A food robot, dubbed e-delicious, has been developed by the Thai government to test authenticity and taste of Thai food.

Digital divide opening in UK schools

Half of secondary schools and a third of primary schools say that they have inadequate broadband and wi-fi.

eBay to split off PayPal business

E-commerce site eBay is planning to split off its payments system PayPal into a separate company next year.

Snapchat hit by weightloss spam scam

Accounts on messaging service Snapchat have been hijacked to send spam - but the site says it was not the victim of a hack.

Netflix to release full-length film

The video streaming site Netflix will release its first feature-length film in 2015, after striking a deal with the Weinstein Company.

Ireland gave 'state aid' to Apple

The European Commission publishes a letter it sent to Ireland accusing the country of giving Apple illegal state aid through special tax arrangements.

Microsoft beats Sony to China launch

Microsoft launches the Xbox One in China to become the first major console maker to enter a potentially lucrative market.

Instagram appears blocked in China

The photo-sharing platform, owned by Facebook, has reportedly been blocked in China following protests in Hong Kong.

Aid sought for pioneering hacker

Friends of legendary hacker John Draper, aka Captain Crunch, are seeking help to pay his medical bills.

Age ratings to start on music videos

By the end of the year, expect to see a 12, 15 or 18 on online music videos as an age rating pilot scheme is introduced.

Google Glass used by airport staff

Staff at Edinburgh Airport are using Google Glass headsets to help them deal with customer inquiries.

VIDEO: Playing music with your brain

Could technology turn you into a musical virtuoso? LJ Rich looks at new ways to make music.

VIDEO: App helps you wake up with a stranger

The app that turns a global network of strangers into your alarm clock, with a dating twist.

VIDEO: Windows 10 'brings back familiarity'

Microsoft has disclosed the first details of Windows 10 - its next operating system (OS).

VIDEO: Sigourney Weaver talks Alien: Isolation

Actress Sigourney Weaver discusses her role in the upcoming video game Alien: Isolation.

VIDEO: Bomb-makers tracked via sewers

New technology allows security services to analyse the contents of the sewers to discover where people are making home-made bombs.

AUDIO: 'Jammer' stops drivers using phones

An American entrepreneur has come up with a device that blocks all communication to your phone while you are driving to ensure you're not tempted.

VIDEO: 3D printing helps make drones faster

BBC Click looks at how 3D printing is being used in the manufacture of drones.

VIDEO: Inside the world of adult cosplay

Meet the adults performing as characters from films, comics and video games for fun. In the world of cosplay, dressing up is a serious business.

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines

India's space agency successfully sends a satellite to Mars, plus other news

VIDEO: Students travel by robotic sofa

How to turn a sofa into an open-air vehicle

The 'click-bait' internet firm

The $250m internet firm at the forefront of 'lowbrow click-bait'


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