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Tomorrow's cities: What's it like to live in a smart city?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1012000/1012212_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524711094_9481bb0d3daaf444ded7619f71b84c9d<p><b>As we head towards a new era of urbanisation - half of the world's population will live in cities by 2050 - the race is on to make our cities fit</b> …

The city of 2050

Have you ever wondered where you or your children may be living in 2050? Experts predict that by then three-quarters of the world's population will live in cities. For part of its Tomorrow's Cities season the BBC takes a look through the crystal ball to imagine what city life might be like in 40 …

Secure your Facebook account in six easy steps

If you're looking to completely customize your Facebook privacy, you're expected to work your way through 40 entries, many of which list multistep instructions for changing a single setting.<p>Wouldn't you rather spend your time on Facebook sharing pictures of your fast-food lunch or watching videos …

Apps

Ultrasound device 'gives blind people ability to cycle safely'

People who have lost their sight could soon be able to ride a bicycle independently thanks to a new invention which uses ultrasound technology to warn of hazards.<p>The UltraBike unit's ultrasound sensors relay information about the upcoming route to the rider via vibrating buttons under each thumb.<p>By …

Webscape: Fitness tracking devices

<b>Kate Russell's weekly review of the best apps and websites.</b><p>There will soon be 1.4 billion smartphones in the world. They keep us connected and informed and now thanks to a booming market in fitness apps, they help keep us healthy too.<p>Moves on the iPhone and Noom Walk on Android are smartphone apps …

Wearable devices: where fashion and technology collide

The news that Burberry chief executive Angela Ahrendts is leaving the luxury goods firm to join technology giant Apple is a sign of things to come, says Sophie Curtis.<p>Ahrendts has been with Burberry for almost a decade, and has been credited with turning it into a globally recognised brand. In her …

Wearable Tech

'A robot is my friend': Can machines care for elderly?

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How UK banks contain threats from cybercriminals

<b>The UK's banks are regularly being caught out by cybercriminals, BBC research suggests.</b><p>Data from three sources indicates that spam, viruses and other malicious messages regularly emerge from machines sitting on banks' corporate networks.<p>It is likely that the computers were compromised when bank …

Police warn of 'ransom' spam targeting UK users

<b>Tens of millions of UK internet users could be at risk from "ransom" email spam seemingly sent from financial institutions.</b><p>The email has an attachment that looks legitimate but is malware that encrypts computer files.<p>If the attachment is opened, a displayed countdown timer demands a ransom to …

Disability technology: Is the future already here?

<b>Technology has long been heralded as a solution to the many difficulties experienced by disabled people. So how can it help?</b><p>In the last 10 years, focus has shifted from desktop PCs to mobile devices. Today's smartphones are mini-computers with an increasing range of features for disabled people - …

Apple Explains How The New Mac Pro Is Made (Video)

Apple revealed on Tuesday that their new Mac Pro would launch in December, and now they have released a video showing how the new Mac Pro is made.<p>The …

DIY Gamer Kit Lets You Build And Program Your Own Handheld Games Console

If you have ever fancied building your very own handheld games console, a new kit has been created called the DIY Gamer Kit. Which is being created …

Insert Coin semifinalist: HeadsUP is a smartphone-powered HUD for your car

HeadsUP is in the <i>extremely</i> early prototype stage, but that hasn't stopped us from falling in love with the concept. Unlike many other heads up displays for cars, this one can be added to any vehicle and relies on your phone to power it. So there's no worry about the technology becoming hopelessly …