Tilly Lockey: ‘I can paint with my bionic arms’

Tilly Lockey, 13, has bionic arms that are so sophisticated she can now paint and apply make-up. She lost both of her hands after contracting meningitis as a baby and is now at the forefront of testing the technology. Her latest set, complete with pressure sensors and fine motor control, are not yet available on…

Made In Chelsea’s Andy Jordan: Being an influencer made me ‘a puppet’

By Catrin Nye and Imran Rahman-Jones BBC reporters Image copyright Getty Images Andy Jordan didn’t even have an Instagram account before he started on Made in Chelsea in 2012. “Overnight, there were hundreds of thousands of people watching what I was doing,” he says about appearing on the show. He’s now got 290,000 followers. “You’re…

Ford puts bed hoggers in their place and other news

BBC Click’s Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology stories of the week including: Drone manufacturer DJI says it will expand the technology that prevents them being flown near airports and other sensitive sites Some Premier League football teams work with Intel to create an immersive 360 degree video experience for fans Ford…

Sexual harassment: ‘I was terrified to report it’

Image copyright Shai DolevImage caption Vault founders Neta Meidav (l) and Rotem Hayoun-Meidav believe there’s “strength in numbers” When Neta Meidav was sexually harassed at work aged 22, she felt it was easier to quit her job than report it to human resources. But more than a decade later, the #MeToo movement came along, kicked…

Amazon cancels New York City campus plan

Image copyright EPAImage caption Long Island City, where Amazon was planning expansion, is one of the fastest growing areas in New York Amazon has said it will not build a new headquarters in New York, citing fierce opposition from state and local politicians. The dramatic turnabout comes just months after the firm named New York…

JP Morgan creates first US bank-backed crypto-currency

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption JP Morgan chief Jamie Dimon has publicly criticised Bitcoin in the past US investment bank JP Morgan has created a crypto-currency to help settle payments between clients in its wholesale payments business. JPM Coin is the first digital currency to be backed by a major US bank. The crypto-currency, which…

British hacker Marcus Hutchins loses bid to omit ‘intoxicated’ testimony

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Marcus Hutchins faces 10 charges in total but denies any wrongdoing British cyber-security expert Marcus Hutchins – who has been accused of writing virus code – has lost a legal bid to suppress some evidence prosecutors want to use against him. The evidence is comments he made in an interview…

What is Article 13? The EU’s copyright directive explained

Image copyright Getty Images The final version of a controversial new EU copyright law has been agreed after three days of talks in France. Google has been particularly vocal about the proposed law, which it says could “change the web as we know it”. Article 13 of the EU Copyright Directive states services such as…

School bomb hoax suspect arrested in US

Image copyright ReutersImage caption LA’s airport was one target for the Apophis hacker group An American man accused of deluging schools and Los Angeles’s airport with hoax bomb threats has been arrested. Timothy Dalton Vaughn is suspected of being part of the Apophis Squad hacker group that was allegedly behind the pranking spree. One member…

YouTube’s copyright claim system abused by extorters

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Google bought YouTube for $1.65bn (£1.28bn) in 2006 Google has removed a YouTube channel after it was found to be abusing copyright claims to extort money from users. Kenzo and ObbyRaidz, whose channels predominantly feature them playing Minecraft, reported receiving messages demanding money in exchange for dropping two claims against…