World High Tech News

Busking goes cashless with 'a world first' for London

London introduces a contactless payment scheme for buskers that allows tap-to-pay donations.

Dota 2: UK major tournament to 'inspire' fans

Organisers say they hope hosting the event in Birmingham will drive more UK players to compete.

GDPR: US news sites unavailable to EU users under new rules

The LA Times is among many sites blocked to European users over new EU rules on using personal data.

Call of Duty Kansas 'swatting' death: Two more charged

A man renting a gamer's home was shot dead by police responding to a hoax call.

RuneScape Classic: Game to shut down after 17 years

The fantasy game will be taken offline due to outdated software and an increasing number of bugs.

Google and Facebook accused of breaking GDPR laws

Complaints against the web giants are filed on the first day of the EU's new data protection law.

YouTube star John 'TotalBiscuit' Bain dies aged 33

Game critic John Bain - known as TotalBiscuit and the Cynical Brit - dies of cancer.

Apple awarded $539m in US patent case against Samsung

Samsung has been ordered to pay Apple damages in a long-running dispute between the tech firms.

The robot that performs like an acrobat and other news

BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.

Strawb bots

Strawberry producers say labour shortages are driving them to find robotic fruit pickers instead.