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BBC News - Technology - UK Edition 

YouTube star sued in copyright case

The entrepreneur is being taken to court for alleged copyright infringement by a record label whose own artist Kaskade has come forward to defend her.

Nvidia unveils Shield gaming tablet

Nvidia confirms the release of a tablet targeted at "serious gamers" that can run Android games natively or stream them from a PC.

Electronic Arts earnings surge 51%

US video game publisher Electronic Arts reports a 51% jump in profit for the April-to-June quarter, boosted by strong sales of titles like Titanfall and FIFA 2014.

Xiaomi shows off phone and wristband

China's fast-growing Xiaomi unveils a new flagship handset and $13 wristband - both of which are cheaper than similar models from other brands.

Microsoft profit falls on Nokia loss

Technology giant Microsoft reports a 7% fall in profits to $4.6bn in the second quarter, hit by a $692m loss at its newly-acquired Nokia handset division.

Apple earnings up on iPhone sales

Apple reports quarterly profits of $7.75bn up 12%, helped by strong sales of its iPhone.

Browser 'fingerprints' track users

Web users are being warned about a novel tracking system that watches what they do online and frustrates tools designed to stop them being tracked.

Iraq conflict breeds cyber-civil war

A cyber-war is being waged alongside the conflict involving Isis in Iraq, suggests research by security firms.

'Cock-up' over Irish genealogy site

Ireland's data protection watchdog criticises the government for a 'cock-up' over a genealogy site that leaked personal information

Chinese team wins $5m gaming prize

Chinese team NewBee takes home $5m in prize money after winning the world's most lucrative gaming contest.

MH17: Facebook scams exploit crash

Links masquerading as posts about the recent Malaysia Airlines crash lead users to pornographic sites and spamming scams, experts warn.

MPs seek judicial review of data law

Two MPs say they will seek a judicial review of emergency legislation on phone and internet data.

Yahoo buys app analytics firm Flurry

Yahoo acquires an app analytics firm, Flurry, in an attempt to help boost its advertising revenue from smartphones.

Netflix profits double to $71m

Online video service Netflix reports profits of $71m in the second quarter, more than double compared with the same period a year ago.

Point-blank Taser use questioned

The police watchdog raises "major concerns" over the use of Tasers at point-blank range, saying the technique is "purely a means of pain compliance".

EE apologises over 'spam' texts

A technical issue at Orange, one of EE's brands, meant some customers were sent dozens of identical marketing texts.

NHS tests 'plaster' patient-monitor

The NHS is starting to test a sticking-plaster-sized patient-monitoring patch.

Technical problems plague BBC sites

The BBC says the technical problems that hit the iPlayer and other online services over the weekend have been resolved.

Software uni to meet skills shortage

Plans to set up Wales' first software university are being prepared by businesses concerned about a skill shortage in hi-tech industries.

Scientists develop robotic fingers

A group of MIT scientists announces the development of supplementary fingers controlled by sensors attached to the human hand.

Turing film to open London festival

Codebreaking drama The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, is to receive its European premiere at this year's London Film Festival.

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines

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

VIDEO: Turning a wish into a butterfly

How to turn a wish into a virtual butterfly at Barbican's Digital Revolution exhibition

VIDEO: A TV world without personality?

Kevin Spacey's series House of Cards is a prime example of how the broadcasting world is changing. But will a world of on demand TV be devoid of passion and personality. BBC Newsnight's David Grossman reports.

VIDEO: Could you beat Usain Bolt in a race?

Engineers are making it possible for spectators to race against the world's fastest man.

VIDEO: BBC iPlayer 'works 99.9% of the time'

The BBC has defended its iPlayer service service after it was hit by technical problems which started over the weekend.

VIDEO: 'I couldn't get a taxi... so I created an app'

Brazilian Tallis Gomes explains how a failed attempt to hail a cab drove him to create smartphone app Easy Taxi.

VIDEO: Can a robot write sacred scriptures?

An exhibition at the Jewish museum in Berlin is showcasing a robot which has been programmed to write the sacred Jewish scriptures, known as the Torah.

VIDEO: How safe is the 'internet of things'?

Increasingly, technology companies are integrating the internet with other devices, such as household appliances or cars. But are there security risks?

VIDEO: The evolution of Bjork's instruments

Bjork's musical director Matt Robertson explains how they developed the instruments for her Biophilia tour.


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