A hairdryer from a fashion show

EU weighs ban on high-power hairdryers and kettles

One-Minute Read Fri 29 Aug, AT 11:02

Ban on range of household goods would seek to combat climate change, but is it another example of 'nannying' interference?

NeoFace: how police face-detection software works

Briefing Tue 26 Aug, AT 15:51

From Facebook to the FBI, facial recognition software is everywhere – but is it a 'critical threat' to our privacy?

What is Twitch and is it really worth $970m?

Briefing Tue 26 Aug, AT 14:29

Analysts say Amazon's swoop for video game streaming platform Twitch could turn out to be very good business

Sony Playstation at games fair

PlayStation hit by hackers who threaten Sony chair's plane

One-Minute Read Tue 26 Aug, AT 11:50

Hackers claiming affiliation with Islamic State issue bomb threat and claim responsibility for denial of service attack

The Week's top tech stories

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

Computer hackers

Spies 'undermining' efforts to monitor dark web

One-Minute Read Fri 22 Aug, AT 09:51

While some at GCHQ and the NSA try to crack encrypted networks, others may be undoing their work

The CEO of Barnes & Noble and president of Samsung Electronics pose with the Samsung Nook

Samsung Nook: will it dethrone the Kindle Fire?

First Reaction Thu 21 Aug, AT 11:17

The Samsung Galaxy Nook faces an 'uphill struggle' to challenge Amazon's dominance of the e-reader market

Microsoft's former CEO and chairman Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer: hits and misses from the Microsoft chairman

Talking Point Wed 20 Aug, AT 12:36

Microsoft's former CEO and chairman will be remembered as much for his failures as his successes

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