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Lawnmower prompts Northern Lights alert

August 25, 2016 - 11:23am
A lawnmower has been blamed for wrongly triggering sensors that predict when the Northern Lights will be visible in the UK.

Microsoft Excel blamed for gene study errors

August 25, 2016 - 11:20am
Microsoft's Excel has been blamed for some errors in academic papers on genomics.

Pokemon Go-playing driver kills woman in Japan

August 25, 2016 - 6:24am
A driver playing Pokemon Go while behind the wheel in Japan is arrested after hitting two women, killing one of them, say police.

Ghostbusters star hit by cyber-attack

August 25, 2016 - 6:13am
Intimate images of Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones and racist photos appear on her website after it was targeted in a cyber-attack.

Self-driving taxi trial kicks off in Singapore

August 25, 2016 - 5:33am
As the industry races to make driverless cars viable, a small fleet of computer-driven taxis are taking passengers in Singapore.

Irish church review over Grindr claims

August 25, 2016 - 3:55am
Catholic church authorities in Ireland order a review of social media access for trainee priests after allegations some of them used the gay dating app Grindr.

Pneumatic octopus is first soft, solo robot

August 25, 2016 - 1:27am
Engineers in the US have built the first self-contained, entirely soft robot - in the shape of a 7cm octopus.

Asian companies have world's worst cybersecurity says study

August 24, 2016 - 11:59pm
Asian organisations are the worst prepared against cyber-attacks globally, according to US security company Mandiant.

Airlander 10: Longest aircraft damaged during flight

August 24, 2016 - 5:23pm
The world's longest aircraft - the Airlander 10 - is damaged when it takes a nosedive on landing during its second test flight.

Google punishes sites with pop-up adverts

August 24, 2016 - 5:17pm
Google will give a lower search ranking to sites with "frustrating" pop-up ads from 2017.

Why Pokemon Go may have passed its peak

August 24, 2016 - 3:13pm
New independent data suggests that the augmented reality craze is beginning to cool off.

Apple accused of iPhone 6 'touch disease' defect

August 24, 2016 - 2:19pm
Apple faces claims that it is failing to address a flaw that causes iPhone screens to become unresponsive.

Flipped 3D printer makes giant objects

August 24, 2016 - 12:49pm
A 3D printer that can produce large items such as plane parts is developed.

How good is Tibet's Beijing-backed search engine?

August 24, 2016 - 12:23pm
The Beijing-backed launch of the first-ever Tibetan language search engine raises suspicions about the Chinese government's motives.

India investigating French submarine company data leak

August 24, 2016 - 10:15am
India is investigating a massive data leak from French shipbuilder DCNS that revealed crucial details about submarines being built for the Indian navy.

University hit 21 times in one year by ransomware

August 24, 2016 - 9:01am
Universities and NHS trusts have been hit hard by ransomware in the last year, according to Freedom of Information requests carried out by two cybersecurity firms.

Russian hackers 'targeted New York Times'

August 24, 2016 - 2:38am
The FBI is investigating whether Russian hackers have carried out a series of cyber attacks on the New York Times, officials tell US media.

Poor security 'aided' Ashley Madison hack

August 23, 2016 - 6:39pm
The Ashley Madison dating site had "inadequate" security systems and used fake icons to make people think it was safe, reveals a report.

Wikileaks criticised on sensitive data

August 23, 2016 - 4:15pm
Wikileaks has been criticised for not doing enough to screen sensitive information found in documents released via the site.

Buses battle it out on test track

August 23, 2016 - 6:14am
BBC News visits an annual bus competition designed to test handling and fuel efficiency, which helps a UK bus group choose the next generation of vehicles.

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