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Top Story BlackBerry is laying off some of its staff in a bid to save more money The beleaguered company is consolidating its device software, hardware and applications units. Blackberry
Inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru flew 275.9 meters to take the title of farthest journey by hoverboard. Real hoverboard breaks a World Record Anthea Turner among UK users claiming money was illegally taken from their account. FBI investigating Uber after alleged hacks A three-year old patent by Google would listen as you speak and control connected devices. Google's filed a patent for a smart teddy Apple's got its eye on local TV, but there's too many stations to negotiate with. Apple wants local shows on TV service This week, Spotify revamps with podcasts and videos in tow. The week's biggest tech news in pictures Sonic firm says "a few more games" will be pulled over the coming weeks. Sega plans to remove more mobile games Global tech companies and spy agencies attended a confidential conference to discuss the aftermath of Edward Snowden. Apple and Google attend a spy summit iPhone 4S and iPad mini users may have reason to rejoice this time round. iOS 9 may be optimised for old iPhones Google's answer to Apple's TouchID biometric security may be around the corner. Android M tipped for fingerprint logins Uber takes its first steps towards launching an autonomous taxi service. Uber's self-driving taxis are in testing A HD version of the first episode is being shared online ahead of the show's November debut. Supergirl pilot leaks online 6 months early X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Maze Runner will get the high-end treatment Fox home movies to support UHD and HDR Report says the Xbox firm, Xiaomi, Lenovo and Huawei are all interested in the troubled phone maker. Microsoft pondering bid for BlackBerry? Kickstarter backers will begin receiving smartwatches from the end of the month. Pebble Time shipping date set for May 27 Playboy Now app for iOS and Android devices is all about the articles. Playboy launches a safe-for-work app The Chrome application is now optimised for use on Apple Mac computers. Google Hangouts gain Mac OS X support The Apple Watch is no longer the only wearable with a Shazam companion app. Shazam adds support for Android Wear You can now turn on your Xbox One with a Windows 10 device. Windows 10 Xbox app adds lots of features Public transit navigation feature tipped to launch with the iOS 9 update. Apple Maps 'to add transit navigation' Edward Snowden reveals fresh details about NSA surveillance techniques. NSA 'tried to plant malware on Google Play' Computer manufacturer launches an LED-equipped mouse pad with an iridescent glow. Razer's mouse pads bring the light show A successor is in the works but may not be ready for several months. Adobe discontinuing Photoshop Touch app Clutter, searching and add-ins are on the agenda for the updated Outlook.com. Outlook.com is about to receive an update Is that an iPhone 5C with Touch ID... hmm... Could this be the iPhone 6C? It looks like rumours of a staggered Windows 10 release were accurate. Windows 10 will be a little later on Xbox Now you can broadcaster your gaming sessions online in real time. YouTube now lets you stream at 60fps A report suggests that the company's Kickstarter success might be short-lived. Has Pebble run into financial trouble? Retailer expands its TV partnership with LG to add affordable 4K sets to its line. John Lewis 4K TVs now start at £699 Operator will host the "world's biggest" phone charging service at the event. EE offering Power Bar swaps at Glastonbury The anticipated handset is said to sport similar internals to the HTC One M9. Are these the OnePlus Two's hardware specs? Cards, phones and online banking are preferred to physical currency in the UK. Cashless payments overtake notes and coins Space Shield, Circuit Bae and Lil Planet compatible with Samsung and Nexus phones. Skrillex phone cases are out of this world Number of on-demand programmes for young viewers to hit 4,000 in the coming months. Sky grows kids on-demand content by 600% Streaming giant to update its layout for first time since 2011. Netflix's new web interface to ape its app Flow is a chat app from Microsoft that works in conjunction with Outlook. Is Microsoft making a chat app for iPhone? Galaxy S6 maker has the military in mind with Hollywood-style exoskeleton. Samsung has patented a wearable robot Reports suggest Google+ Photos is about to be spun off into its own service. Google 'to launch photo service at I/O' Amy Poehler has a new Dance Move of the Day video for Spotify, while Icona Pop will host an audio show. Amy Poehler is among Spotify's signings Spotify expands its non-music content offering with videos from the BBC and others, as well as a new Spotify Running feature. Spotify adds videos, podcasts and more Users of the new Ye.i app can interact with a tiny, digital version of the 'All Day' rapper. Take Kanye everywhere with new app