Xiaomi criticised for UK smartphone £1 flash sale

Xiaomi criticised for UK smartphone £1 flash sale

Image copyright Xiaomi Image caption Only three Mi 8 Lite phones could be bought in the first flash sale “Flash sales” publicising a Chinese smartphone company’s UK launch have sparked a backlash on social media. Xiaomi advertised two of its new handsets for £1 each last week as part of a “crazy deals” promotion. But […]

Steam bug allowed unlimited free downloads

Steam bug allowed unlimited free downloads

Image copyright Valve A man has been given $20,000 (£15,500) for discovering a bug in the Steam video games store that let people download any game for free. Security researcher Artem Moskowsky found a flaw in Steam’s portal for games developers that let anybody generate licence keys without paying. Millions of people use Steam to […]

What is fake news and how can you identify it?

Fake news is not only news that you disagree with. It can also very closely mimic real news stories. Technology reporter Zoe Kleinman explains. This is part of a series by the BBC on disinformation and fake news – a global problem challenging the way we share information and perceive the world around us. To […]

Russia suspected of jamming GPS signal in Finland

Russia suspected of jamming GPS signal in Finland

Media captionNato holds biggest military exercise since Cold War Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila has said the GPS signal in his country’s northern airspace was disrupted during recent Nato war games in Scandinavia. He said he believed the signal had been jammed deliberately and that it was possible Russia was to blame because it had […]

Chelsea Pensioners’ verdict on WW1 VR experience

Nothing to be Written is a virtual reality (VR) experience that moves you between war trenches, hospitals, trains and anxiously waiting at home for field postcards sent by soldiers during World War One. BBC Click visited two Chelsea Pensioners, Michael Allen and Michael Paling asking them to put on VR headsets to try out the […]

Meeting Kosovo’s clickbait merchants

Meeting Kosovo’s clickbait merchants

Image caption One clickbait merchant chose to remain anonymous Two weeks ago, I was sitting in a dark bar in a small town an hour’s drive from Kosovo’s capital, Pristina. In front of me, a man was nervously hunched over, his face turned away from the camera. He was a fake news merchant and he […]

Chinese headmaster fired over secret coin mining at school

Chinese headmaster fired over secret coin mining at school

Image copyright Hunan Transportation Channel/Weibo Image caption A total of nine mining rigs were found installed at the school in Hunan A Chinese headmaster has been fired after a secret stack of crypto-currency mining machines was found connected to his school’s electricity supply. Teachers at the school in Hunan became suspicious of a whirring noise […]

Paypal stops handling payments for Tommy Robinson

Paypal stops handling payments for Tommy Robinson

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tommy Robinson at the Old Bailey in London to hear contempt charges Paypal has told former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson it will no longer process payments on his behalf. Mr Robinson said the online payments system told him he did not fit within its user guidelines and […]

US man pleads guilty to game hacking charges

US man pleads guilty to game hacking charges

Image copyright EA Image caption Battlefield 3 was one game made unplayable by the attacks A US man accused of knocking game servers offline in a series of attacks has pleaded guilty to charges of computer hacking. Sony, EA Origin and Steam were all hit by Utah resident Austin Thompson’s attacks in 2013 and 2014. […]

The gamer who spent seven years in his dressing gown

The gamer who spent seven years in his dressing gown

Image copyright Fotonow Image caption Billy Brown has developed a board game to help others who have experienced isolation A gamer who left his home fewer than 10 times in seven years explains how he’s now helping other young people break away from a life of isolation. “Years and years were just spent sitting at […]

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