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From yoga pants to smart shoes: The technology of touch

<b>Imagine being able to navigate the streets just by receiving vibrations in your footwear. Or feeling a tingle in your yoga tights if your Downward Dog position needs improvement.</b><p>And what if you could feel the things you're touching as you roam through a virtual reality (VR) world?<p>This is the …

France thwarts 24,000 cyber-attacks against defence targets

<b>France says it was the subject of 24,000 cyber-attacks against defence targets last year.</b><p>Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said such attacks were doubling every year and this year's presidential elections could be targeted.<p>He said it would be "naive" to think France was immune to the type of …

CES 2017: Razer gaming laptop has not one but three screens

<b>Gaming PC maker Razer has unveiled a concept laptop with three 4K screens at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.</b><p>The firm claims Project Valerie is the world's first portable laptop of its kind.<p>Two additional screens slide out from the central display via an automatic mechanism.<p>One analyst praised the …

'Aliens' spotted in Elite Dangerous space game

<b>After years of waiting, a player of the Elite Dangerous game seems to have encountered its mysterious aliens.</b><p>Gamer DP Sayre recorded a video of his encounter with a massive, flower-shaped organic craft late on 5 January.<p>Other players of the space exploration and trading game have grabbed videos of …

CES 2017: VR flight kit turns slobs into Superman

Video gaming has traditionally been a sedentary activity.<p>But a start-up has created a virtual reality contraption that simulates flight while giving players a tough workout.<p>Chris Foxx met the firm's co-founder at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.<p>Follow all our CES coverage at bbc.co.uk/ces2017

Kylie Jenner denies posting message on her app about her sex life with Tyga

<b>Kylie Jenner has denied posting a message detailing her sex life with boyfriend Tyga.</b><p>The 19-year-old reality TV star was responding to an article published on her website and official app which was about how she kept her relationship fresh.<p>Writing on Twitter, she said: "A post went up today quoting …

CES 2017: AmpMe app offers free alternative to wireless speakers

A start-up is promoting a free app that syncs smartphones so they play music in unison, at the CES tech show.<p>AmpMe is being pitched as a free alternative to Sonos and other brands of wireless speakers.<p>Chris Foxx tied out the tech in Las Vegas.<p>Follow all our CES coverage at bbc.co.uk/ces2017

South Korea fines Qualcomm $854m in competition probe

<b>US chipmaker Qualcomm has been fined a record 1.03trn won ($854m, £698m) for allegedly breaching competition law in South Korea.</b><p>The Korean Fair Trade Association said the firm had engaged in unfair business practices with its patent licensing and modem chip sales.<p>It also said Qualcomm had abused …

iPhone stolen from teen hit by car in Plymouth

<b>A teenager's iPhone was stolen as she lay in the street with two broken legs after being hit by a car.</b><p>Ruby-Tuesday Hobbs, 18, was hit by a suspected drink-driver on Christmas Eve near Drakes Circus in Plymouth.<p>A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of stealing the teenager's iPhone, the …

UK car sales at record high in 2016

<b>The number of new cars sold in the UK hit an all-time high in 2016.</b><p>The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), said 2.69 million cars were registered last year, 2% higher than in 2015.<p>The industry body said 2016's growth was due to "very strong" consumer confidence, low-interest finance …

UK construction sector sees strong growth

<b>The UK's construction sector ended 2016 well, expanding at the fastest pace for nine months in December, according to a closely watched survey.</b><p>The Markit/CIPS purchasing managers' index (PMI) rose to 54.2 in December, up from 52.8 the month before. A figure above 50 indicates expansion.<p>However, the …

UK household debt now a record £13,000, says TUC

<b>The average household in the UK now owes a record amount of £12,887, even before mortgages are taken into account, according to the TUC.</b><p>Its research was based on figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for the three months to the end of September 2016.<p>According to the ONS, total …

'China freight train' in first trip to Barking

<b>China has launched a direct rail freight service to London, as part of its drive to develop trade and investment ties with Europe.</b><p>China Railway already runs services between China and other European cities, including Madrid and Hamburg.<p>The train will take about two weeks to cover the 12,000 mile …

Trump v the car industry

<b>Ford's decision to cancel a $1.6bn investment in Mexico and invest an extra $700m in Michigan will be widely seen as concrete evidence that Donald Trump's economic nationalism is having the intended effect.</b><p>Coincidentally, Ford's decision comes on the same day that the new President-elect launched …

US jobs growth slows to 156,000 during December

<b>US businesses added 156,000 jobs in December in the last release of key economic data before Donald Trump is sworn in as US president.</b><p>The number of jobs created fell from an upwardly revised 204,000 in November and came in below market expectations of 175,000 new roles.<p>The jobless rate edged up …

Eurozone inflation surges to 1.1% in December

<b>Eurozone inflation has surged to its highest rate in more than three years, driven by increased prices for energy, food, alcohol and tobacco.</b><p>The annual inflation rate hit 1.1% last month, according to official statistics agency Eurostat, a sharp jump from November's rate of 0.6%.<p>The rate is the …

FN leader Le Pen calls for France to leave euro but stay linked

<b>France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen has outlined plans for France to leave the euro should she win this year's presidential election.</b><p>But she proposed Europe could return to a parallel Ecu-like common unit in a bid to soften the economic impact.<p>Meanwhile, a rival for the left-wing nomination, …

Samsung profit estimate surges despite Note 7 battery fiasco

<b>Samsung Electronics has reported a 50% profit surge in its guidance for the fourth quarter despite the fiasco with its flagship Note 7 phone.</b><p>The earnings estimate is higher than analysts predicted and would mark its highest quarterly profit since 2013.<p>In October, the world's largest smartphone …

CES 2017: Nokia Android phone spurns the West

<b>The first in a series of Nokia-branded Android phones is to be released exclusively in China.</b><p>The device will be marketed in partnership with the local internet retail giant JD.com.<p>The team behind the Nokia 6 phone said the handset's "premium design" would appeal to the local market.<p>The announcement …

Iran's ex-President Rafsanjani dies at 82

<b>Iran's ex-President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a dominant figure in the country's politics since the 1980s, has died at the age of 82.</b><p>Mr Rafsanjani, president from 1989 to 1997, suffered a heart attack.<p>He played a pivotal role in the 1979 revolution but later in life became a counterpoint to …

This genius cooking system will help you plan ahead to eat well all week long

In the new year, many of us resolve to cook more often—a habit that’s healthier, cheaper, and often more enjoyable than eating out or ordering Seamless. Yet it can be hard to find the time to devote to meal preparation, much less creative menu-planning.<p>It’s little wonder, then, that meal kits like …

Android Circuit: Galaxy S8 Launch Date Leaks, Galaxy Note Returns, Fixing Google Pixel Problems

Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes Samsung’s new desktop mode for the Galaxy S8, two possible designs for the S8, the return of the Galaxy Note, how to fix the Google Pixel, BlackBerry’s return at CES, new fitness …

That HTC Vive smartphone video? Take it with a grain of salt (Updated)

<b>Update, 2:52PM EST:</b> The video was taken down from Vimeo and Shaun Saperstein’s website (you can still see it in on Evan Blass’ Twitter feed). That makes it seem like the video was not supposed to be publicized.<p><b>Original post, 09:10AM EST:</b> HTC’s smartphone business is in dire need of a reboot, but …

Aviation in 2017: Supersonic jets and premium economy

<b>It has been a tough few years for the aviation industry and 2016 proved no different.</b><p>Carriers had to navigate the collapse in oil prices and multiple plane tragedies including EgyptAir in May and the Chapecoense crash in Colombia, as well as fire-prone Samsung phones.<p>However, it is worth noting …

11 people reveal the one sign that told them they were dating the wrong person

During our search for love, we sometimes find ourselves dating the wrong person (or many, many wrong people) because as the saying goes, you’ve got …

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CES 2017: Egg and sperm fertility tech wants to make babies

Two new gadgets are attempting to help get new families started - a fertility testing bracelet for women and a smartphone-connected sperm test for men.<p>Lara Lewington reports on the new products from the CES tech show in Las Vegas.<p>Follow all our CES coverage at bbc.co.uk/ces2017<p>Click will broadcast …

CES 2017: Searching for the sounds of tech

<b>CES is a visual feast of lights, colour, people, costumes - and of course endless gadgets.</b><p>There are plenty of striking pictures from the show floor.<p>But are any of the exhibitors interested in delighting your ears?<p>Rather like the city of Las Vegas itself, it has its own distinctive beat.<p>There's the …

A jolt for the electric car industry in the Midlands

<b>Now Jaguar has unveiled its new electric car there's a huge battle just starting over the batteries that will power it.</b><p>At WMG, formerly the Warwick Manufacturing Group, based on the University of Warwick campus, researchers are working hard to make sure it's British battery technology that triumphs.<p>…

Ford Motors cancels $1.6bn Mexico plant

<b>Ford has said it will cancel a $1.6bn (£1.3bn) plant it planned to build in Mexico and instead extend operations at its factory in Michigan.</b><p>The US car giant will spend $700m on expanding the plant at Flat Rock.<p>Ford boss Mark Fields said the decision was partly due to falling sales of small cars and …

Apple boss's salary and bonuses fall

<b>Apple chief executive Tim Cook saw his salary and bonus slide in the last financial year, but his income from the sale of shares jumped dramatically.</b><p>Mr Cook was paid $8.75m (£7.1m) in salary and bonus in 2016, down from $10.3m the previous year.<p>All Apple's named executives saw their salary and …