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Why popular YouTubers are building their own sites

Getty Images / Corridor Whether he’s showing off astronomically expensive computer gaming hardware or dumpster-diving for the cheapest PC builds possible, Linus Sebastian’s ...

John McAfee charged with fraud over cryptocurrency

Reuters Businessman John McAfee, creator of the McAfee anti-virus software, has been charged in the US with conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering. Mr McAfee and ...

Oppo’s expanding phone can grow and shrink on demand

A smartphone with an expanding display that can grow and shrink on demand has been demonstrated by Chinese phone-maker Oppo. The device has a flexible display that rolls up inside ...

Facebook rainforest ads: Inquiry ordered into Amazon land sales

Getty Images/BBC Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court has ordered an inquiry into the sale of protected areas of the Amazon rainforest via Facebook. It follows a BBC investigation, ...

YouTube to lift Trump ban if violence threat falls, says CEO

Getty Images YouTube’s chief executive has said the platform may lift Donald Trump’s suspension, if the threat of “real-world violence” decreases. Susan ...

Call of Duty patch brings ‘biggest download day on record’

Activision Virgin Media says it recorded the “biggest download day on record” on the same day as the latest Call of Duty update. The average user downloaded ...

Apple investigated over ‘unfair’ App Store claims

EPA The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has launched an investigation into whether Apple’s terms for app developers are anti-competitive. It follows a ...

Amazon Fresh till-less grocery store opens in London

Amazon Amazon opens a till-less grocery store in London later on Thursday – its first “just walk out” shop outside the US. Visitors to Amazon Fresh scan ...

Reddit chief: I was late to spot GameStop stock mania

Getty Images Reddit boss Steve Huffman has told BBC News he supported the aims of controversial sub-Reddit WallStreetBets. A long-time fan of the group, he said he had been ...

Google promises to drop personalised ad tracking

Getty Images Google has promised not to develop any new way of tracking individual users for adverts once it phases out its current method. The tech giant is one of the ...