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Chinese team wins $5m gaming prize
Chinese team NewBee takes home $5m in prize money after winning the world's most lucrative gaming contest.
Yahoo buys app analytics firm Flurry
Yahoo acquires an app analytics firm, Flurry, in an attempt to help boost its advertising revenue from smartphones.
MH17: Facebook scams exploit crash
Links masquerading as posts about the recent Malaysia Airlines crash lead users to pornographic sites and spamming scams, experts warn.
Netflix profits double to $71m
Online video service Netflix reports profits of $71m in the second quarter, more than double compared with the same period a year ago.
NHS tests 'plaster' patient-monitor
The NHS is starting to test a sticking-plaster-sized patient-monitoring patch.
EE apologises over 'spam' texts
A technical issue at Orange, one of EE's brands, meant some customers were sent dozens of identical marketing texts.
Technical problems plague BBC sites
The BBC says the technical problems that hit the iPlayer and other online services over the weekend have been resolved.
Software uni to meet skills shortage
Plans to set up Wales' first software university are being prepared by businesses concerned about a skill shortage in hi-tech industries.
UK anti-piracy action set to begin
People in the UK who persistently pirate music and movies will soon start getting emails warning them that their actions are illegal.
China's Huawei sees sales jump 19%
Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone maker Huawei reports a 19% jump in sales to 135.8bn yuan ($21.9bn; £12.8bn) for the first six months of the year.
Apple criticised over in-app cash
Apple is criticised by the European Commission for not offering any "concrete and immediate" plans to stop users being misled by "free" apps.
Kenya defence Twitter account hacked
The Twitter accounts of the Kenya defence forces and its spokesman are hacked by activists protesting about corruption.
Social media 'aid doctor complaints'
A rise in complaints against doctors reflects the role of social media and negative press coverage of the medical profession, according to a report.
Spain lifts file-sharing site blocks
A Spanish court has ordered the lifting of blocks that were imposed on six file-sharing sites accused of copyright infringement.
UN warns on surveillance 'dangers'
Too many governments are "rubber-stamping" mass surveillance programmes, warns the United Nations human rights watchdog.
Online child abuse reports surge
Reports of child abuse images found on the internet have surged this month, the BBC has learned.
Microsoft to end Android smartphones
Microsoft will stop developing Android-powered smartphones, focusing instead on low-cost Windows Phone devices, the BBC understands.
Scientists develop robotic fingers
A group of MIT scientists announces the development of supplementary fingers controlled by sensors attached to the human hand.
Turing film to open London festival
Codebreaking drama The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, is to receive its European premiere at this year's London Film Festival.
VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines
A smart contact lens that could help diabetics monitor their glucose levels is being developed
VIDEO: Turning a wish into a butterfly
How to turn a wish into a virtual butterfly at Barbican's Digital Revolution exhibition
VIDEO: Is this the future of urban travel?
The BBC's Dougal Shaw tests out Honda's personal mobility device the Uni-Cub, a beta product shown off for the first time in Europe this week.
VIDEO: Can a robot write sacred scriptures?
An exhibition at the Jewish museum in Berlin is showcasing a robot which has been programmed to write the sacred Jewish scriptures, known as the Torah.
VIDEO: How safe is the 'internet of things'?
Increasingly, technology companies are integrating the internet with other devices, such as household appliances or cars. But are there security risks?
VIDEO: The evolution of Bjork's instruments
Bjork's musical director Matt Robertson explains how they developed the instruments for her Biophilia tour.
VIDEO: The appeal of 'real life' simulators
From driving a truck across Europe to ploughing a field, why are people playing "real life" simulators?
VIDEO: Piracy alerts to be sent to households
Warning emails are to be sent to people who are downloading music and films illegally.
VIDEO: Humanoid robot opens bottles
Honda has launched the latest generation of its humanoid robot ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility).
VIDEO: Typewriters to fight digital snooping?
James Bond and Jason Bourne have given us an insight into the secretive world of espionage, but how much of what we see in those films takes place in real life?
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