Microsoft has launched a "faster, more powerful" Surface Pro tablet, with a battery life of 13.5 hours.
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Amazon has announced it will offer live television channels via its Prime Video service, for an extra fee.
People will be able to subscribe to popular channels such as Discovery and Eurosport individually, without paying for a bundle of channels.
Scientists have decoded the genome of a snail involved in the spread of a deadly parasitic disease.
They say the information will help in the fight against schistosomiasis, an infection caused by a parasitic worm that lives in streams and ponds.
An Indian teenager has built what is thought could be the world's lightest satellite, which will be put into orbit at a Nasa facility in the US in June.
A cyber-attack that has hit 150 countries since Friday should be treated by governments around the world as a "wake-up call", Microsoft says.
The computing giant said software vulnerabilities hoarded by governments had caused "widespread damage".
A massive cyber-attack using tools believed to have been developed by the US National Security Agency has struck organisations around the world.
Swedish mobile phone company Doro has unveiled a hard-wearing handset designed for people such as social workers, carers and builders who work alone.
The Facebook page of US newspaper USA Today has been swamped with fake users, its parent company has said.
Gannett Co has now asked the FBI to investigate, after it estimated that half of the newspaper's Facebook following was automated.
The tablet market continues to shrink worldwide, with the beginning of 2017 marking the 10th straight quarter where shipments declined year over year.
Google says it has stopped a phishing email that reached about a million of its users.
The scam claimed to come from Google Docs - a service that allows people to share and edit documents online.
Facebook's profits have jumped in the first three months of the year, as the social network closes in on two billion users, according to its latest results.
Apple sold fewer iPhones than a year ago in the first three months of 2017, the company said in its latest results.
The California firm, which is due to release a new phone later this year, said it sold 50.8 million iPhones in the period, down 1% year-on-year.
Facebook has denied it is targeting insecure young people in order to push advertising, amid a row over a leaked document.
A research paper, reported on but not published by The Australian newspaper, was said to go into detail about how teenage users post about self-image, weight loss and other issues.
App-based guides for games, including Fifa and Pokemon Go, were used to target more than 500,000 Android users with malware, a cyber-security company has said.
The apps, discovered on the Google Play Store, were designed to take control of devices before downloading malware.
Unwanted ads could then be displayed to users, for example, according to researchers at Check Point.
Google announced its first attempt to combat the circulation of "fake news" on its search engine with new tools allowing users to report misleading or offensive content, and a pledge to improve results generated by its algorithm.
The technology company said it would allow people to complain about misleading, inaccurate or hateful content in its autocomplete function, which pops up to suggest searches based on the first few characters typed.
I knew it, you knew it. Who didn't assume Activision's first-person tentpole Call of Duty was bound to time-travel back to its 20th century roots sooner or later?
A payment card featuring a fingerprint sensor has been unveiled by credit card provider Mastercard.
Facebook says it is working on technology to allow us to control computers directly with our brains.
Ask an economist or a technology expert and they will happily tell you that decades of data reliably show automation has created more jobs than it has destroyed.
Samsung has confirmed that its much-anticipated answer to Apple's Siri will be delayed.
Nikon has announced the D7500, a mid-range DSLR that succeeds the D7200 and shares much in common with the higher-end D500. It has the same 20.9-megapixel APS-C sensor (without an antialiasing filter) as the D500, and the same Expeed 5 image processor.
British scientists exploring an underwater mountain in the Atlantic Ocean have discovered a treasure trove of rare minerals.
Twitter Inc on Friday dropped a lawsuit it filed the previous day against the U.S. government, saying the government had withdrawn a summons for records about who was behind an account critical of President Donald Trump.
Apple has taken the rare step of pre-announcing major new products, confirming that it will release new iMacs later this year and a "completely rethought Mac Pro" at some point in the future.
Members of the British public are getting their first extended trial of a driverless shuttle bus.
Shares in UK chip designer Imagination Technologies have slumped nearly 70% after it said Apple, its largest customer, would stop using its graphics technology in the iPhone and other new products.
Those patiently awaiting Google's second iteration of Android Wear will have to wait just a little longer. The company says that the general availability of Android Wear 2.0 is being held back by a software bug it's working to fix. As it stands today, the company's two LG-made smartwatches, the Watch Sport and Watch Style, have the update along with a few new third-party models that received the update just yesterday.
Apple has issued an iPhone software update after reports of fake ransomware attacks where money was demanded in order to unlock the handset's browser.
Samsung hopes to refurbish the 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 devices that it recalled after a battery fault led to some catching fire.
Facebook is adding two new features to Messenger that could make group chats more manageable, the company announced on Thursday. The chat app will now support the ability to leave reactions on specific messages and tag individual members of a conversation.
(BERLIN) — Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Thursday on what's being described as "the world's largest artificial sun" and which they hope will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuel.
It's common to hear people say that weather affects their health. Many, for example, claim that joint pain, the increased twinge of an arthritic knee perhaps, is a sure sign that cold wet weather is on the way. But how much do weather phenomena, or changes in the weather, really affect our health? That's a question BBC World Service programme Crowd Science is investigating this week.
Twitter is considering adding a paid membership option for businesses and power users.
The high point for Arctic sea ice levels hit a record low this winter, sea ice monitors said Wednesday.
Samsung has a new voice. And it has world-changing ambitions.
Google published its State of Website Security in 2016 today, reporting that there was a 32 percent increase in the number of hacked sites in 2016 compared to 2015. Google added that it doesn't expect the trend to slow down any time soon.
(LONDON) — Britain's Newcastle University says its scientists have received a license to create babies using DNA from three people to prevent women from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their children — the first time such approval has been granted.
Buzz Aldrin wants to be remembered for more than just "kicking up moon dust." He wants his legacy to include laying the groundwork for permanent human settlement on Mars, and he has a plan.
As a person with a little bit of knowledge about cameras and a lot of experience spending far too much money on them, I often get asked: "Hey Alex, what's the best point-and-shoot camera I can buy?"
A Japanese spy satellite launched aboard an H-2A rocket Friday, heading for a 300-mile-high (500-kilometer) orbit to track North Korean and Chinese military movements as tensions run high in the region.
The fight to save coral reefs just got more complicated. New research found that even if humans succeed in protecting reefs from pollution and overfishing, global warming will still pose a deadly threat.
A leading civil rights group in the U.S. plans to build a command center in Silicon Valley where activists, educators and experts will work to combat online hate speech and harassment.
A partnership between Levi's and Google has yielded the Jacquard, a denim jacket with technology woven into the fabric.
On Monday, Google's homepage Doodle in much of the world loads first not in the usual combination of colors, but a faint shade of gray.
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