• 14 June 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Older people are embracing smartphones and social media even though many remain wary Record numbers of older people are embracing social media and smart technology, according to a report from watchdog Ofcom.But many of them remain wary of about using the internet, with a fifth of over-65s saying they are not...

  • 14 June 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tim Cook said he viewed the self-driving car initiative as a "core technology" Apple's chief executive has confirmed it is developing a self-driving car system.But Tim Cook indicated that it is too soon to say whether it would license the tech to other carmakers or try to build its own vehicles.His interview with...

  • 14 June 2017 From the section Technology comments Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The newspaper hopes to have eight times as many articles with comments by the year's end The New York Times is enabling comments on more of its online articles because of an artificial intelligence tool developed by Google.The software, named Perspective, helps identify "toxic" language, allowing the...

  • 14 June 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Pirate Bay Image caption The Pirate Bay marked its 10th anniversary in 2013 but is constantly being blocked The Pirate Bay can be held liable for copyright infringement, which could signal "the end" of the platform, according to a European Court of Justice ruling.The ruling is part of a long-running dispute between the platform and Dutch...

  • By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor 14 June 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Reuters says an unpublished Pentagon report raises concern that China is gaining access to sensitive technologies The Pentagon has raised concerns about China's access to artificial-intelligence-based technology developed in the US, according to Reuters.The news agency says a...

  • By Ben Robinson File on 4 13 June 2017 From the section UK Image copyright Leicestershire Police Image caption Kayleigh Haywood, 15, was killed after being groomed on the social media platform Facebook accounts belonging to convicted child sex offenders have been uncovered by a BBC investigation. BBC Radio 4's File on 4 programme discovered 22 profiles belonging to men convicted of child sex...

  • By Mark Ward Technology correspondent, BBC News 13 June 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Apple Mac computers are being targeted by two types of malware being spread on the "dark web" Mac users are being warned about new variants of malware that have been created specifically to target Apple computers.One is ransomware that encrypts data and demands...

  • By Chris Baraniuk Technology reporter 13 June 2017 From the section Technology comments Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: PlayStation in one minuteSony has teased a string of new games for its PSVR virtual reality headset hardware prior to the E3 video games show in Los Angeles.VR content for role-playing adventure Skyrim was shown, as was a new first-person horror...

  • 13 June 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images The self-driving bubble car developed by Waymo, part of Google's parent firm Alphabet, is to be phased out, the firm has announced.The two-seater vehicles, which have no pedals or steering wheels, travelled millions of miles in road tests.Waymo is now concentrating on integrating its technology into other vehicles rather than...

  • By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor 13 June 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Hello Image caption Sense's creator said he does not yet have the answers to all of his customers' questions A sleep-tracking tech start-up founded by a Briton, which was one of Kickstarter's biggest success stories, has collapsed.Hello raised more than $2.4m (£1.9m) for its Sense bedroom monitor...

  • 13 June 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Nintendo Image caption Mario appeared in several Mexican-themed scenes in footage from a forthcoming game Nintendo has said its next major Mario game will go on sale on 27 October. The date means the firm will be able to promote Super Mario Odyssey alongside its new Switch console in time for the Thanksgiving and Christmas shopping...

  • By Zoe Kleinman Technology reporter, BBC News 13 June 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images There is no doubt that Travis Kalanick, the billionaire founder of the Uber lift-sharing platform, built a company that is one of the giants of Silicon Valley.However, recent months have seen him make a series of apologies for both his own behaviour and that of members of his...

  • 12 June 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright CD Projekt Red Image caption CD Project is best know for its Witcher series of video games Extortionists have demanded a ransom from game developer CD Projekt Red for the safe return of files for the studio's next game.In a statement, CD Projekt said the attackers were in possession of early design documents for its upcoming Cyberpunk 2077...

  • By Laura Smith BBC Monitoring 12 June 2017 From the section Technology Image caption The Nashir News Agency is spreading IS material on Baaz's super-feed A media group linked to so-called Islamic State (IS) militants has started sharing their online posts via the social media platform Baaz.The San Francisco-based service, founded in 2015, allows users to combine updates from dozens of other apps...

  • 12 June 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright loops7 Image caption Sharp wants a five-year deal to end early Sharp is suing business partner Hisense, claiming the company is putting its name on low quality TVs.Hisense can make TV sets using the Sharp name thanks to a deal it signed with the company in 2015. Sharp said the TVs bearing its name broke US rules on electromagnetic...

  • 12 June 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Reuters Image caption Facebook has yet to comment on the death sentence A man accused of posting blasphemous content to Facebook has been sentenced to death by a court in Pakistan.Taimoor Raza was convicted after allegedly posting remarks about the Prophet Muhammad, his wives and companions within the site's comments.The public prosecutor...

  • By Chris Johnston Business reporter 12 June 2017 From the section Business Image copyright Getty Images Emil Michael, Uber's senior vice-president and a close ally of chief executive Travis Kalanick, has left the company, employees have been told.His departure was said to be one recommendation of a report by former US Attorney-General Eric Holder about the company's culture and practices.Uber...

  • By Chris Baraniuk Technology reporter 12 June 2017 From the section Technology Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: First look at the Xbox One XMicrosoft has unveiled the latest games console in its line-up, a more powerful version of the Xbox One called the Xbox One X.The tech giant touted the machine's specs, including its ability to run games in 4K ultra-HD, ahead...

  • 10 June 2017 From the section Technology comments Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thousands of people attend E3 every year Gamers from around the globe are heading to Los Angeles for the E3 video games showcase, which lays out what players can expect in the year ahead.E3 is traditionally an industry-only event, but in recent years some studios have held their own showcases and...

  • Taylor Swift returns to Spotify on the day Katy Perry's album comes out - BBC Newsbeat ]]> This site is optimised for modern web browsers, and does not fully support your version of Internet Explorer '; $('.headerBar').prepend(notify); } Taylor Swift has put her music back on Spotify, on the same day Katy Perry's new album comes out.The two stars are in a long-running feud which reportedly...