» Minecon 2015 day one - live
04/07/15 06:39 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Annual Minecraft conference kicks off in London: we’re there to cover the sights, news, YouTube stars and more from Mojang’s event 7.39am BST In 2009, games developer Markus “Notch” Persson released the first version of Minecraft. Six ye...
» On the road: Subaru Outback - car review
04/07/15 05:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
‘It’s insufferable. It beeps with no obvious explanation and the manual is impenetrable’ The new Subaru Outback is unaccountably large – 4.8 metres long, 1.8 metres wide, 1.6 metres high – but low-slung; it looks much more estate than SU...
» Minecraft fans to gather in London
03/07/15 23:16 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Minecon, the global gathering for fans of the video game Minecraft, takes place in London this weekend
» VIDEO: ZX Spectrum remake nears completion
03/07/15 23:09 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
The team recreating the ZX Spectrum's spongy keyboard tells the BBC it has received what is likely to be the final product.
» Hillary Clinton to gay Humans of New York teen: 'Your future will be amazing'
03/07/15 20:16 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
2016 candidate posts personal comment under Facebook photo Campaign takes remark to Twitter in search of viral following Hillary Clinton took to Facebook on Friday to offer words of encouragement and advice to a gay teen. The leading Dem...
» Minecraft conference in London set to attract 10,000 gamers
03/07/15 15:28 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Minecon aims to create a world where reality and Minecraft co-exist, says game’s developer Mojang With more than 70m copies sold since its launch in 2009, Minecraft is one of the biggest success stories of the modern games industry. It i...
» Smarthome gadgets reviewed: how well can Belkin, Netatmo or Parrot manage your home?
03/07/15 14:36 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Smart plugs, facial-recognition cameras and even potted plant monitors can help automate your home – but is this first generation of products worth the effort? It’s early days for the Internet of Things: we’ve been promised smarthomes, a...
» Theresa May named internet villain of the year
03/07/15 13:25 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Home Secretary receives gong for going ahead with ‘snooper’s charter’, while MPs Tom Watson and David Davis are ‘heroes’ for challenging surveillance The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has been named the UK internet industry’s villain of t...
» Lawsuit over Samsung phone software
03/07/15 12:12 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Samsung is being taken to court in China over "unwanted" apps and other software it loads on its handsets.
» Batman: Arkham Knight review
03/07/15 12:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
PS4, Xbox One, PC; Warner; £39-£45 Arkham Knight describes itself as the “conclusion to the Arkham trilogy”, conveniently ignoring the less well received Arkham Origins, which was admittedly by another developer. In this outing, Batman g...
» Mastercard tests 'pay by selfie' app
03/07/15 11:55 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Mastercard tests a smartphone app that uses facial recognition to verify online purchases.
» EE fined £1m for complaints handling
03/07/15 11:21 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
EE, the UK's largest mobile phone operator, is fined £1m by the regulator Ofcom for breaching rules on handling customer complaints.
» Time's up for IPv4 as North America runs out of addresses
03/07/15 10:57 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
American Registry for Internet Numbers calls for switch to new protocol after being unable to fulfil a request for new numbers Sorry, the internet is full - in North America at least. The organisation that hands out IP addresses has fina...
» What does the games industry really think about virtual reality?
03/07/15 10:54 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Sony, Microsoft and Valve all have immersive technologies to push this year, but are the big games publishers aboard the VR express? Virtual reality was a big deal at this year’s E3 video game expo in Los Angeles. Oculus was there showin...
» Uber suspends French ride-sharing service in 'gesture of peace'
03/07/15 10:37 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
UberPop is suspended for the next three months after violent protests and arrests in France Uber has closed its ride-sharing service, UberPop, in Paris, after the arrest of two executives on Monday, and a series of increasingly disruptiv...
» Google frees its dream robots to run wild across the internet
03/07/15 10:36 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Tech firm opens up its image processing neural-network algorithm and people create awesome images Google has made its “inceptionism” algorithm available to all, allowing coders around the world to replicate the process the company used t...
» Reddit in uproar after staff sacking
03/07/15 09:59 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Popular chat rooms on Reddit have been closed in protest over the sacking of a popular staff member.
» Guardian, BuzzFeed and Vice win at awards ceremony
03/07/15 09:56 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Association of Online Publishers Digital Publishing Awards give consumer publisher of the year award to newspaper The Guardian picked up three prizes at this year’s Association of Online Publishers (AOP) Digital Publishing Awards, includ...
» Reddit revolts: subforums shut down in protest over AMA co-ordinator sacking
03/07/15 09:26 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
The community manager Victoria Taylor was abruptly let go from her job at the site, prompting a number of high-profile subforums to go dark in protest Many of the biggest subreddits on social news site Reddit have shut down to protest ag...
» Steve Wozniak on Steve Jobs movie: 'Accuracy second to entertainment'
03/07/15 07:51 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Tech pioneer says he doesn’t recognise himself in Seth Rogen’s performance, but admits parts of the trailer for Danny Boyle’s Apple drama made him cry Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has revealed he feels torn about the new trailer for Da...