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Microsoft buys Fallout creator Bethesda for $7.5bn

Xbox's owner confirms it has bought the game developer ahead of the launch of the new Xbox console....

TikTok deal under new threat as Trump insists on total US control

The US president says he will not approve the deal if Chinese company Bytedance remains involved....

Twitter investigates racial bias in image previews

After users highlight problems, Twitter says more work on racial bias in algorithms is needed....

Amazon criticised over 'Black Lives Don't Matter' caps

A barrister questions whether the retailer has any checks in place after spotting the racist hats....

WeChat: Judge blocks US attempts to ban downloads of Chinese app

The ban on the Chinese-owned messaging and payments apps was to come in on Sunday night....

The tech putting the beef into Australian cattle farming

Why Australia's huge farms are increasingly relying on technology to monitor their livestock....

Airbus looks to the future with hydrogen planes

The aerospace giant said its hydrogen-fuelled passenger planes could be in service by 2035....

Internet: Old TV caused village broadband outages for 18 months

Every morning at 7am when the second hand TV was switched on, the village internet went down....

TikTok: Trump says Oracle deal for video app 'has my blessing'

The president says the bid by Oracle and Walmart would protect the data of TikTok users in the US....

Satellite achieves sharp-eyed view of methane

A Canadian company debuts a powerful new capability to monitor the potent greenhouse gas....

Police launch homicide inquiry after German hospital hack

Woman dies being transferred from German hospital which is hit by hackers....

Social media 'a blessing and a curse' for Little Mix

The band say the pressures associated with an online presence can be harmful to young people's mental health....

'Mythical' Aston Martin Bulldog supercar being restored

Only one Bulldog was ever built but it was sold by the company 40 years ago to raise cash....

Google’s zero carbon footprint and other tech news

BBC Click’s Paul Carter reports on some of the best technology news stories this week....

Could VR help universities teach students?

With social distancing rules in place, universities are looking at new ways to educate students....

How e-commerce is exploding in South Africa

E-commerce has been one sector that has boomed in South Africa during the pandemic....

Friend challenges Facebook over Ronnie McNutt suicide video

Videos of army veteran Ronnie McNutt's online suicide are still accessible on the internet....

'Farcical' legal hold-ups caused by ageing systems

Court cases face serious delays in the UK and lawyers say more investment in technology would help....

Super Mario at 35: 'The little plumber who defined a genre'

Battling Bowser, protecting Peach, what makes Mario magical as he celebrates 35 years?...

'They used my picture and I should've got paid for it'

Some call them copyright trolls, but these companies say they defend photographers' rights....

PS5 vs Xbox Series X: How do they compare?

Who will win the console war this Christmas? We take a look at the new Xbox and Playstation....

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