The Week's top tech stories, 6 February

A need-to-know round-up of the essential tech stories that broke this week

A general view of GCHQ Scarborough

GCHQ unlawfully spied on UK citizens through NSA

One-Minute Read Fri 6 Feb, AT 13:41

Investigatory Powers Tribunal says GCHQ was not sufficiently transparent with the public

A woman looks at her phone as she lies on the beach

Best travel apps: five top apps to help you plan your holiday

Summary Thu 5 Feb, AT 15:39

Apps have an answer for everything, from finding travel inspiration to managing your holiday plans

Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung Galaxy S6 to launch at MWC in Barcelona in March

Summary Tue 3 Feb, AT 16:06

Eagerly-awaited new incarnation of smartphone is widely expected to feature a curved screen

The Week's top tech stories, 30 January

A need-to-know round-up of the essential tech stories that broke this week

Bill Gates

Bill Gates: Artificial Intelligence is a threat to humans

One-Minute Read Fri 30 Jan, AT 11:28

'I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence', says Microsoft founder

Supporter of Ross Ulbricht in front of a Manhattan federal court

Silk Road: why dark net drugs trial has zoned in on emoticons

One-Minute Read Thu 29 Jan, AT 15:10

Lawyers for alleged drugs kingpin Ross Ulbricht argue the importance of showing jury a smiley face

Dubsmash app: what is it and why is it so popular?

Briefing Tue 27 Jan, AT 13:15

Viral app Dubsmash lets users blend videos with songs, but experts question its legality

Bitcoin: first US exchange set to open

Briefing Mon 26 Jan, AT 10:49

Backed by the New York Stock Exchange, Coinbase is designed to curtail Bitcoin's cryptocurrency