The latest stories from the Technology section of the BBC News web site.
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Thousands of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have been using an app called Firechat to talk to each other 'off-the-grid'.
British computer chip designer ARM is branching out into operating system software by releasing free code designed to power devices.
The UK makes it legal to make duplicates of media files for personal use, but will still allow companies to add copy-protection code.
Parents need to be aware that their children can be tracked online, the former head of MI6, Sir John Scarlett, has warned.
The US air safety regulator has ordered airlines to replace cockpit displays in more than 1,300 planes because of fears that wi-fi signals can make them go blank.
Rapper Snoop Dogg, actor Jared Leto and Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel are among the famous names investing in social news site Reddit.
Five men accused of being part of a hacking ring that stole pre-release video games and put a prototype Xbox One on sale have been charged.
Thousands of customers trying to renew their car tax online are experiencing problems with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) website.
A security company says hackers use malicious links connected to Cheryl Cole's name more than any other celebrity.
Actress Sigourney Weaver discusses her role in the upcoming videogame Alien: Isolation.
By the end of the year, expect to see a 12, 15 or 18 on online music videos as an age rating pilot scheme is introduced.
Microsoft has disclosed the first details of Windows 10 - its next operating system (OS).
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Microsoft announces the next version of its core operating system will be called Windows 10, and it will power phones, tablets and PCs.
A food robot, dubbed e-delicious, has been developed by the Thai government to test authenticity and taste of Thai food.
Half of secondary schools and a third of primary schools say that they have inadequate broadband and wi-fi.
Voice-activation functions on smartphones and other devices can be a significant security risk, warn researchers.
The online auction site eBay is planning to split off its payments system PayPal into a separate company next year.
The European Commission publishes a letter it sent to Ireland accusing the country of giving Apple illegal state aid through special tax arrangements.