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    Ad code 'slows down' browsing speeds

    Ad code 'slows down' browsing speeds


    The code putting ads on webpages can stop pages loading by seconds, finds analysis of millions of...

    The code putting ads on webpages can stop pages loading by seconds, finds analysis of millions of sites.
    Mobile networks call for 5G security inspector

    Mobile networks call for 5G security inspector


    The mobile network industry has called for a new security testing scheme to check 5G...

    The mobile network industry has called for a new security testing scheme to check 5G equipment.
    Tilly Lockey: 'I can paint with my bionic arms'

    Tilly Lockey: 'I can paint with my bionic arms'


    Tilly Lockey, 13, has bionic arms that are so sophisticated she can now use a paintbrush and apply...

    Tilly Lockey, 13, has bionic arms that are so sophisticated she can now use a paintbrush and apply make-up.
    Amazon cancels New York City campus plan

    Amazon cancels New York City campus plan


    The internet giant hit local opposition over the roughly $3bn in subsidies it had been...

    The internet giant hit local opposition over the roughly $3bn in subsidies it had been promised.
    School bomb hoax suspect arrested in US

    School bomb hoax suspect arrested in US


    Thousands of US schools were shut down by fake threats involving bombs, allege...

    Thousands of US schools were shut down by fake threats involving bombs, allege prosecutors.
    YouTube's copyright claim system abused by extorters

    YouTube's copyright claim system abused by extorters


    Google acts after YouTubers report users attempting to extort money via fraudulent copyright...

    Google acts after YouTubers report users attempting to extort money via fraudulent copyright claims.
    The basketball coverage directed and filmed by AI

    The basketball coverage directed and filmed by AI


    The British Basketball League is testing a new way of filming games that picks the action using...

    The British Basketball League is testing a new way of filming games that picks the action using AI.
    Former Apple lawyer charged with insider trading

    Former Apple lawyer charged with insider trading


    Gene Levoff is accused of engaging in insider trading on several occasions between 2011 and...

    Gene Levoff is accused of engaging in insider trading on several occasions between 2011 and 2016.
    Nasa calls time on silent Opportunity Mars rover

    Nasa calls time on silent Opportunity Mars rover


    The 15-year mission of "Oppy" the robot is declared over after repeated failed attempts to contact...

    The 15-year mission of "Oppy" the robot is declared over after repeated failed attempts to contact it.
    Apple to investigate Saudi app

    Apple to investigate Saudi app


    An app that can be used by men to stop women leaving the country will be investigated by...

    An app that can be used by men to stop women leaving the country will be investigated by Apple.
    Elon Musk named as Twitter boss favourite

    Elon Musk named as Twitter boss favourite


    The choice has raised eyebrows because of the controversial nature of some of Mr Musk's...

    The choice has raised eyebrows because of the controversial nature of some of Mr Musk's tweets.
    Is new game Apex Legends a threat to Fortnite?

    Is new game Apex Legends a threat to Fortnite?


    Apex Legends, a new Battle Royale game has had over 25 million downloads in its first week - will it be a...

    Apex Legends, a new Battle Royale game has had over 25 million downloads in its first week - will it be a threat?
    Japan turns to tech to cut long working hours

    Japan turns to tech to cut long working hours


    Overwork is a longstanding problem in Japan and companies are turning to technology for...

    Overwork is a longstanding problem in Japan and companies are turning to technology for solutions.
    Crackdown on young celebs in gambling ads

    Crackdown on young celebs in gambling ads


    Cartoon figures and young stars will be banned from many adverts in a bid to protect...

    Cartoon figures and young stars will be banned from many adverts in a bid to protect children.
    DJI makes drone safety improvements

    DJI makes drone safety improvements


    The geo-fencing technology that means drones cannot fly near airports is...

    The geo-fencing technology that means drones cannot fly near airports is improved.
    Ordnance Survey to launch mapping drone

    Ordnance Survey to launch mapping drone


    The mapping organisation's craft will collect images and data for businesses and organisations to...

    The mapping organisation's craft will collect images and data for businesses and organisations to use.
    Would you be happy to see your doctor online?

    Would you be happy to see your doctor online?


    Video consultations are saving doctors time and money, but are they good for patients,...

    Video consultations are saving doctors time and money, but are they good for patients, too?
    Teen has vaccinations after asking Reddit

    Teen has vaccinations after asking Reddit


    Ethan Lindenberger took to the website to ask whether he could get vaccines without his parents...

    Ethan Lindenberger took to the website to ask whether he could get vaccines without his parents .
    Russia considers 'unplugging' from internet

    Russia considers 'unplugging' from internet


    Russia may briefly disconnect from the internet as part of a test of its...

    Russia may briefly disconnect from the internet as part of a test of its cyber-defences.
    Paris to sue Airbnb over 'illegal ads'

    Paris to sue Airbnb over 'illegal ads'


    The fine could amount to €12.5m ($14m, £11m) for the 1,000 ads the city says break French...

    The fine could amount to €12.5m ($14m, £11m) for the 1,000 ads the city says break French law.
    Grindr and Tinder 'must not risk children's safety'

    Grindr and Tinder 'must not risk children's safety'


    Minister vows to question Grindr and Tinder on safeguarding measures following "shocking"...

    Minister vows to question Grindr and Tinder on safeguarding measures following "shocking" findings.
    What is TikTok?

    What is TikTok?


    The social media app was downloaded more times than Instagram and Snapchat in...

    The social media app was downloaded more times than Instagram and Snapchat in 2018.
    YouTube U-turn over child abuse singer

    YouTube U-turn over child abuse singer


    YouTube deletes singer Austin Jones's channel, after he exchanges sexual images with underage...

    YouTube deletes singer Austin Jones's channel, after he exchanges sexual images with underage girls.
    'How a smartphone saved my mother's life'

    'How a smartphone saved my mother's life'


    The smartphone is becoming a powerful medical tool that can diagnose a growing number of...

    The smartphone is becoming a powerful medical tool that can diagnose a growing number of conditions.
    Robot teaches itself to ice-skate

    Robot teaches itself to ice-skate


    The 3D-printed robot showed off its skating skills at the recent World Economic Forum in...

    The 3D-printed robot showed off its skating skills at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos.
    Fan smashes his TV when his team loses

    Fan smashes his TV when his team loses


    YouTuber and Marseille fan Mohamed Henni tells BBC World Service that he breaks TVs when his football team loses "to make people...

    YouTuber and Marseille fan Mohamed Henni tells BBC World Service that he breaks TVs when his football team loses "to make people happy".
    Nera: The 3D-printed electric motorbike

    Nera: The 3D-printed electric motorbike


    The bike, made by BigRep, took three days to print and cost about £2,000 ($2,600) to...

    The bike, made by BigRep, took three days to print and cost about £2,000 ($2,600) to produce.