Humans 'will not be able to compete' with self-improving robots, says Stephen Hawking
DNA screening devices that profile health risks are banned in the US – but now legal in the UK
A need-to-know round-up of the essential tech stories that broke this week
The cable-free elevator can move horizontally as well as vertically – but doesn't fly into space
MPs criticise 'legalese' terms and conditions and say social media companies should reform how they collect and use data
Businessman Daniel Hegglin settles with Google over untrue posts labelling him a murderer and a paedophile
With HubID, you’ll decide what you’re going to share with retailers – and you’ll even charge them for it
UK authorities say action is required after a website was found to be broadcasting private webcam footage from homes and gyms
From memory and maths puzzles to apps claiming to develop Sherlock-Holmes-like attention spans
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