• 24 May 2019 Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump has said Huawei could be part of a trade deal between the US and China, despite branding the telecoms firm "very dangerous". The US-China trade war has escalated in recent weeks with tariff hikes and threats of more action. Washington has also targeted Huawei by putting the firm on a trade blacklist. The US argues Huawei poses a...

  • By Jonathan Amos BBC Science Correspondent 24 May 2019 comments Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Falcon-9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral in FloridaThe SpaceX company has begun the roll-out of its orbiting broadband system.A Falcon-9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida late on Thursday, packed with 60 satellites capable of giving users on the ground...

  • 24 May 2019 Image copyright Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images Image caption Baltimore's government servers were hit on 7 May by ransomware Google has inadvertently thwarted attempts by Baltimore's city government to fight off crippling ransomware.The cyber-attack struck civil computers in Baltimore on 7 May, blocking email accounts and online payment systems.City officials set up GMail accounts to...

  • 24 May 2019 Image copyright Samsung Image caption A YouTube video explains how the researchers brought Mona Lisa to life The subject of Leonardo da Vinci's famous Mona Lisa painting has been brought to life by AI researchers.The video, achieved from a single photo, shows the model in the portrait moving her head, eyes and mouth.The latest iteration of so-called deepfake technology came out of...

  • 23 May 2019 Image copyright Getty Images A top Chinese diplomat has warned that there could be "substantial" repercussions for her country's investment in the UK, if Huawei were to be banned from Britain's 5G network.Chen Wen also told the BBC that Beijing had already "witnessed some conscious moves" in that direction. Last week, the US put Huawei on a list that curbs the ability of US firms to...

  • 23 May 2019 Image copyright Nintendo Two Nintendo mobile games will soon no longer be available in Belgium as the game-maker moves to comply with local gambling laws.In 2018, Belgium outlawed games that used "loot boxes" to reward players with random items. The game mechanic is an illegal form of gambling, the country's gambling regulator says. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Fire Emblem Heroes...

  • 23 May 2019 Image copyright DJI Drone-maker DJI has pledged to add plane and helicopter "detection" features to its consumer drones, to reduce the risk of collisions.Some of DJI's industry-focused drones already have the feature built in but it has now pledged to add it to all drones weighing more than 250g (9oz).Its AirSense system picks up location signals broadcast by other aircraft.The drone...

  • 23 May 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mark Zuckerberg spent time in France last week, discussing regulation with President Emmanuel Macron Facebook has published its latest "enforcement report", which details how many posts and accounts it took action on between October 2018 and March 2019.During that six-month period, Facebook removed more than three billion fake accounts -...

  • Tesla 'hires' witty museum sheep tweeter By Dhruti Shah BBC News 22 May 2019 Image copyright Twitter Image caption Adam Koszary (not pictured) has been hired to be Tesla's social media manager but was it because of this sheep which took the fancy of Elon Musk? What happens when you post a picture of "an absolute unit" of a sheep to your work Twitter account and it then gets picked up by Elon...

  • 22 May 2019 TalkTalk failed to inform 4,545 customers their personal information, including bank account details, were stolen as part of the 2015 data breach.Viewers contacted BBC Watchdog Live about concerns that their details had been breached by TalkTalk.But the company had told them that their details were not compromised. "The customer data referred to by BBC Watchdog relates to the...

  • 22 May 2019 Image copyright EA Gaming giant EA has been showing off its next-generation hair-rendering capability in a blog post.It said it had put together a team of developers to work on hair shading, scattering, smoothness and volume in its Frostbite gaming engine. Skip Youtube post by Electronic Arts Warning: Third party content may contain adverts Report End of Youtube post by Electronic...

  • 22 May 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Apple has pledged to warn iPhone owners if an update is likely to significantly slow a device or affect battery life.The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK had expressed concerns in 2017 that people had not realised an operating system update could affect the performance of the phone.It feared that iPhone owners had been repairing their...

  • By Zoe Kleinman Technology reporter, BBC News 22 May 2019 Image copyright Guo O Dong Image caption The laptop is being live-streamed on gaming platform Twitch A laptop deliberately infected with six notorious strains of malware, including WannaCry and ILoveYou, is being auctioned in the US as an art project.At time of writing, the highest bid for the device was $1.1m (£800,000).The auction...

  • By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter 22 May 2019 Image copyright EE Image caption London will be one of the first cities to benefit from faster services EE will switch on its 5G service in six UK cities on 30 May, the first mobile network in the UK to do so.People in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester will be first to get faster services with plans for 10 more cities...

  • 22 May 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google is to be investigated for its advertising practices. The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has started an inquiry into the way that Google provides advertising services across the European Union. The watchdog is investigating whether the use of personal data to target online advertising is compliant with European privacy rules....

  • By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor 22 May 2019 Image copyright Amazon Image caption Rekognition can match photos to databases holding millions of people's faces Shareholders seeking to halt Amazon's sale of its facial recognition technology to US police forces have been defeated in two votes that sought to pressure the company into a rethink.Civil rights campaigners had said it was "perhaps...

  • By Dave Lee North America technology reporter 22 May 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Huawei unveiled new phones powered by ARM-based chips, on Tuesday UK-based chip designer ARM has told staff it must suspend business with Huawei, according to internal documents obtained by the BBC.ARM instructed employees to halt "all active contracts, support entitlements, and any pending...

  • 21 May 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei has remained defiant towards US moves against his company, saying the US "underestimates" its abilities.Speaking to Chinese state media, Mr Ren downplayed the impact of recent US curbs and said no-one could catch up to its 5G technology in the near future.Last week the US added Huawei to a list of companies that American firms...

  • By Clive Coleman Legal correspondent, BBC News 21 May 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFacial recognition: 'Law has not caught up with technology'The first major legal challenge to police use of automated facial recognition surveillance has begun in Cardiff today. Ed Bridges, whose image was taken while he was shopping, says weak regulation means AFR breaches human...

  • By Mark Savage BBC Music reporter 21 May 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Arlen's son is seeking up to $4.5m in damages The estate of Harold Arlen - who wrote such American songbook classics as Over The Rainbow and Get Happy - is suing some of the world's biggest tech firms.Arlen's son, Sam Arlen, says he has found more than 6,000 unauthorised copies of his songs on Apple, Google,...