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Microsoft buys Minecraft for $2.5bn
Mojang, the Swedish firm behind the popular video game Minecraft, is bought by Microsoft for $2.5bn (£1.5bn).
Apple releases U2 album removal tool
Apple releases a tool to remove U2's new album from its customers' iTunes accounts in response to complaints six days after giving away the music for free.
Tech firms want 'digital ministers'
An influential group of major technology firms is calling on the UK to appoint "digital ministers" in every government department.
First Android One smartphones launch
The first Android One handsets go on sale in India, offering “high quality” features and downloads at a relatively low price.
Canon printer hacked to run Doom
A wireless Canon Pixma printer has been hacked by a security researcher to run classic video game Doom.
Twitch malware spends users' money
Malicious links posted on the chat forums of video games streaming site Twitch can spend money without users' authorisation, it has emerged.
Phones 4U shops closing for business
Retailer Phones 4U has gone into administration putting 5,596 jobs at risk, as network provider EE joins Vodafone in not renewing its contract.
Drag queens in Facebook name row
A group of drag queens have called on Facebook to allow them to use their stage names rather than real names on the social network.
US spies 'can access German telecoms'
US and British intelligence services can secretly access information from German telecoms operators, including Deutsche Telekom, Der Speigel says.
Samsung accuses LG of damaging goods
A bizarre spat has broken out between South Korean manufacturing giants Samsung and LG, with Samsung accusing its rival of damaging goods in German stores.
'Largest ever' SD memory card
Memory specialist SanDisk has created an SD card with 512 gigabytes (512GB) of storage space - the highest capacity ever released.
Sega unveils sand arcade machine
The Japanese gaming company is pioneering an input method that involves moulding objects and landscapes by playing with special sand.
Google buys hi-tech spoon firm
Google's latest acquisition is a firm which makes a spoon to help people with Parkinson's disease.
Yahoo prodigy faces big decision
Nick D'Aloisio speaks to the BBC as he weighs up going to university or working full-time at Yahoo after a new iPad app.
Google worker lived a year on campus
Three Google workers recall living for months at a time at the firm's headquarters in California taking advantage of the perks it offers.
Robot could load up dishwasher
A robot unveiled today at the British Science Festival will be loading dishwashers next year, its developers claim.
Facebook tests vanishing posts
The social network is testing a feature that allows users to set their published posts to be deleted at a specific time.
Imitation Game wins Toronto top prize
Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the British code breaker, wins the People’s Choice award at Toronto Film Festival.
Chongqing's 'mobile lane'
The BBC's Celia Hatton takes a look at a unique attraction in the southwestern city of Chongqing: walking lanes set aside for mobile phone users.
VIDEO: Smart mirror offers wrinkle advice
From mirrors that give advice to wireless kitchen appliances - the devices that could be in the house of the future.
VIDEO: The 'house of hacking horrors'
A suburban house has been transformed to help specialists find security flaws in smart devices and stop hackers taking control.
VIDEO: Indian launch for Android One phone
Google launches the first Android One branded smartphones in India.
AUDIO: Apple targets TV as a '1970s device'
A comment by Apple CEO Tim Cook has sparked debate regarding whether television is keeping up with changes in technology and consumer demands.
AUDIO: FT redesign part of 'digital strategy'
The Financial Times has redesigned the print version of the newspaper, corresponding with a shift of focus to online content.
VIDEO: Alibaba makes waves in California
Internet retailer Alibaba may have floated on the US stock market, but the China-based company is making waves in Silicon Valley as well as in Wall Street.
VIDEO: Could this app teach you to dance?
A games developer and the Dutch National Ballet have created an app which teaches dance moves.
VIDEO: Formula E ready to race
Formula E is backed by some of the biggest names in the industry and on Saturday Beijing will hold the inaugural race of the season.
VIDEO: 'Vile thickos who populate twitter'
David Aaronovitch and Kelvin MacKenzie on the anger that can be found on social media sites.
VIDEO: Microsoft 'could buy Minecraft'
The video games studio behind Minecraft is in talks to be taken over by Microsoft, according to reports.
Minecraft and Microsoft: What now?
Microsoft now needs to woo Minecraft gamers
Seven amazing Minecraft creations
Seven of the most eye-popping Minecraft creations
Build your Martian dream home
Is this how the cities of Mars will be built?
What exactly is Alibaba?
Getting the lowdown on China's internet giant
'Honey I shrunk the ZX Spectrum'
Why would you want to shrink a ZX Spectrum computer?
Squeezing out water to save the future
How business is saving water to save all of our futures
The city run by hackers
What happens when a whole city is hacked?
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