The latest stories from the Technology section of the BBC News web site.
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Will your face be used against you?
Has Amazon overreached?
Amazon buys video-game streaming service Twitch for $970m (£585m), surprising many after rumours earlier this year that Google's would purchase the firm.
The UK embassy apologises for tweeting a picture of a White House cake surrounded by sparklers, to mark the burning of the building.
The Chinese Academy of Engineering discloses plans to launch a new operating system for desktop computers in October.
LG announces it is about to become the first firm to sell TVs offering both OLED and 4K technologies to the public.
Sony's PlayStation Network, Microsoft's Xbox Live and Blizzard's Battle.net are among services disrupted in an apparent co-ordinated attack.
A cyber-attack shuts down Sony's PlayStation network and a flight carrying a senior company executive is diverted over security fears.
Many people are familiar with buying goods online, but now technology can also play a part when shopping on the High Street.
Video game fans descend on Coventry for the UK's biggest gaming festival but is watching others play really a spectator sport?
Warning over electrical brain stimulation
The man who exposes the technology industry's secrets
US researchers say they have been able to hack into Gmail accounts with a 92% success rate by exploiting a weakness in smartphone software.
A man has been jailed for 33 months after recording Fast And Furious 6 from the back of a cinema in the West Midlands town of Walsall.
Virtual reality can be used to send participants "back in time", which could help them relive and overcome traumatic experiences, new research shows.
The Tor Project says it believes some NSA and GCHQ agents are surreptitiously leaking it information to protect anonymity on the net.
Jon Darch, of the Safe Standing Campaign, demonstrates a stadium rail-seat design.
Hitch-hiking robot HitchBOT completes a 6,000 km (3,700 mile) trip plus other tech news
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