Yahoo profits surge on Alibaba sale

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Technology giant Yahoo reports profits of $6.8bn for the third-quarter, buoyed mostly by earnings from the firm’s stake in Chinese firm Alibaba. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Students build Oculus Moon robot

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US team develop a robot that can send back live pictures from the Moon as part of attempt to win Google’s Lunar X-Prize. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Audi claims self-drive speed record

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Audi says one of its self-drive test cars topped 149mph (240km/h) at a race track in Germany, beating a human-driven version. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

UK spy drones to fly over Syria

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The UK will fly unmanned drones over Syria in the battle against Islamic State militants, the government says. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Staples investigating hack attack

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Staples becomes latest US retailer to investigate data thefts, leading the US government to call for a swift move to chip-and-pin. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

China denies backing iCloud hack

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The Chinese government has denied reports that it was involved in an attempt to steal user data from iCloud accounts. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Man guilty of fake-girl webcam sex

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An Australian man is convicted of performing a sex act in front of a webcam “watched by” a computer-generated child he believed was real. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology