CES: 30-second phone charger demoed

The BBC is given an exclusive demo of tech that may revolutionise phone charging, at this year’s CES show. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Should we be tracking our children?

Trackers are growing in number and popularity but so are the voices asking how ethical it is to track people Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

VIDEO: Dress protects your personal space

Jennifer Copestake checks out a dynamic dress designed to protect your personal space, on show at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

VIDEO: Device charges phone in ‘under minute’

The BBC has been given an exclusive look at a new kind of battery charger, that can recharge a modern smartphone in less time than it takes to boil a kettle. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Dre and Iovine sued over Beats

Rapper Dr Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine are being sued by a former business partner who used to own part of Beats. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

UK ISP TalkTalk Highlights its Green Energy Saving Credentials

Consumers are gobbling more and more data from broadband ISPs every year, yet that hasn’t stopped low cost Internet provider TalkTalk from announcing that their carbon footprint (emissions) have actually fallen by 34% between 2010 (29,143 tons of Co2) and 2014 (19,291 tons). According to TalkTalk, the reduction represents roughly the same amount of carbon …

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Sky Scores Small Victory in Ad Battle with BT Broadband’s Free Sport TV

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld one part of a two part complaint made by Sky (Sky Broadband) against a website advert for BT Broadband’s free BTSport TV content, which was ruled “misleading” because it failed to sufficiently show that the cost of BTSport to Sky Digital (Satellite) customers would rise to £13.50 …

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WhatsApp: Record number of messages

As the CEO of WhatsApp reveals 30bn messages are sent a day, Newsbeat looks at what those massive numbers really mean. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Motorola heads back into China

Motorola says it is to re-enter the Chinese smartphone market from February with at least three products. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Hi-tech helps cyclists stay safe

Smart pedals that warn when a bike is stolen and helmets for cyclists that spot an imminent collision have been unveiled at CES. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

FTC warns on data grabbed by gadgets

A “deeply personal” picture of every consumer could be grabbed by futuristic smart gadgets, warned the chair of the US Federal Trade Commission. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Deal reached on wireless charging

A single way to wirelessly charge gadgets is a step closer as industry groups developing separate ways to wirelessly charge gadgets have reached a deal to merge their approaches. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

VIDEO: Inventors turning sci-fi into fact

A self-parking car, a plant pot that knows when it needs watering and a tracker for your pet, are just some of the highlights of the world’s biggest gadget show in Las Vegas. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Facebook buys speech firm Wit.ai

Mark Zuckerberg’s social network could be planning to connect to home appliances or build a voice messaging services, an analyst says. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

UKIP website: Technical hitch fixed

“Technical” issues which caused UKIP’s official website to disappear for several hours have been fixed. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Heat blamed for Australian net fail

Extreme heat in Perth caused one of the country’s largest ISPs to turn off some of its servers causing net blackout for thousands. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology