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BBC News - Technology - UK Edition 

Pirate Bay founder faces jail term

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg could face a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.

Big firms 'must condemn GamerGate'

Games publishers must "stand-up and condemn" the movement referred to as "GamerGate", says a developer forced to leave her home due to threats.

Microsoft unveils fitness band

Microsoft unveils a wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well connect to a fitness tracking service on smartphones.

Speed boost for 4G in some cities

Two of the UK's mobile operators are turning on technology that boosts mobile speeds in a few UK cities.

China denies shutting foreign sites

The director of China's internet regulator admits that some foreign websites cannot be visited but denies shutting them down.

Lenovo completes Motorola takeover

Lenovo completes a $2.9bn takeover of Google's Motorola handset division, which it says makes it the third biggest smartphone maker.

Apple chief: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he wants to try to help people struggling with their identity.

Android smartwatch 'runs for a week'

New Android-powered smartwatches should last for a week or longer between charges thanks to their use of both e-ink and LCD screens.

Software 'predicts' gang violence

London's Metropolitan Police test software designed to predict which gang members are most likely to commit violent crimes.

Samsung profit lowest in three years

Samsung Electronics sees its quarterly operating profit fall to its lowest level in more than three years because of slowing smartphone sales.

HP wades into world of 3D printing

HP announces the launch of a 3D printer it says will be 10 times faster than current models.

White House computers 'hacked'

US security services are reportedly investigating the breach of an unclassified network.

'Number spoofing' scam nets millions

A new phone scam - known as number spoofing - is netting millions of pounds for fraudsters, consumers are being warned

Argos faces glitches on website

The Argos website blocks access to some users after "technical issues" that arose following a revamp to the retailer's site.

Samaritans app flags worrying tweets

An app launched by Samaritans notifies Twitter users if people they follow seem to be distressed.

Google developing a cancer detector

Google is attempting to diagnose cancers, heart attack risks and other ailments with a system that combines nanoparticles and a wrist-worn sensor.

AUDIO: UK to have new gaming centre

The UK is to have the first cultural centre in the world for gaming, which will be based in Nottingham.

Evolution of a robot care bear

Eight years after a prototype was showcased in Scotland, a robot bear is being trialled in a children's hospital in the US.

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: Breastfeeding photo deleted by Facebook

A photograph of a mother breastfeeding her premature baby has gone viral after it was deleted by Facebook.

VIDEO: How to build an engine in 42 seconds

Steph McGovern reports from the new Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton where robots can construct an engine from its component parts in under a minute.

VIDEO: GamerGate 'must be condemned'

Independent developer Zoe Quinn tells the BBC about being at the centre of the "GamerGate" controversy.

VIDEO: The dress that interprets your brain

Designer Lauren Bowker is working on a textile that can respond to brain patterns.

VIDEO: Can Rory go a day without data?

Can the BBC's technology correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones, go a day without sharing any data?

VIDEO: App aims to identify bird songs

A mobile phone app that recognises which species of bird is singing is being developed by a researcher at Queen Mary University in London.

VIDEO: Keyless cars 'targeted by thieves'

Organised criminal gangs are increasingly targeting high-end cars with keyless security systems, a UK motoring industry group has warned.

VIDEO: Drone rules 'not being enforced'

Strict regulations will need to be introduced before large drones are allowed to appear in the UK's skies, pilots association Balpa has said.

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