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Apple shelved its original iPad Mini this week, while the BBC unveiled a mind-controlled iPlayer experiment. The week's biggest tech news in pictures May received the award for pursuing communications data legislation. Theresa May named Internet Villain 2015 The unreleased console was a collaborative project between Nintendo and Sony. See rare prototype of the SNES PlayStation There'll be no excuses about paying back that tenner if this tech becomes a reality. Apple patent teases new friend payment idea Riots erupted in Paris last week over Uber drivers not needing a taxi licence or training. UberPOP suspended in France over recent unrest A press render has been leaked online but BlackBerry's signature physical keyboard isn't in sight. Could this be BlackBerry's Android phone? French company reveals its second-generation line-up of Minidrones. Parrot's Hydrofoil drones make a splash There have been 11.5 billion streams in the first six months of 2015. Music streaming at a record high in the UK Third-party app lets users watch YouTube footage on their smartwatch. YouTube videos come to Android Wear Reddit moderators rally in support of ousted director Victoria Taylor. Reddit mods revolt after director departs Peter Moore recounts the time Steve Ballmer saved the Xbox brand. Peter Moore on $1.15bn Red Rings of Death Operator apparently failed to abide by Ofcom's latest code of practice. EE fined £1m for mishandling complaints Digital watch giant to launch a connected timepiece in 2016. Casio is dabbling in smartwatches Microsoft will roll out the update in waves to avoid overloading its servers. Not everyone will get Windows 10 at launch The company wants to gauge the interest of those who love a good selfie to verify online purchases. MasterCard to ID your face for transactions The social network has apparently spoken with Sony, Universal and Warner ahead of 'doing an Apple' Facebook to launch a music service next? The General Practice Extraction Service isn't proving to be a good investment so far. £40m NHS IT system only used by one firm Austrian court says it does not have the authority to hear the case. Facebook handed boost in privacy lawsuit Motorola-made handset is now available from £304 in the UK. Nexus 6's price slashed on Google Play Expect to see Google search ads appearing on Yahoo's desktop and mobile apps. Yahoo, Google trialling search partnership Hoverbikes are here. And way cooler than you imagined. US Army wants 'Star Wars' hoverbikes Taiwanese company could be working on the ultimate cameraphone. Is HTC already working on its next phone? Foxconn employee claims to have insider information about the new handset. iPhone 6S tipped for 4K video recording Tech firm's latest iOS update adds features, but also takes them away. Apple drops Home Sharing for music Users can pay £4.99 per month to access Lifetime, History, Gold and more. TVPlayer takes on Sky with premium option Users no longer have to press and hold down on the screen throughout clips. Snapchat drops press-and-hold interface Hyundai's Apple Watch app lets users control their car with their voice. Control your Hyundai car via Apple Watch Newsfeed video advertisements were only the beginning. Facebook plans to serve ads between videos On-board Qualcomm LTE chip enables faster connectivity with less energy drain. iPhone 6S has 'improved battery and LTE' So this is why there's a £150 million shortfall in the Beeb's funding. BBC TV Licence loophole explained Spotify and Apple Music lose Prince's catalogue but TIDAL might keep it exclusively. Prince removes music from Spotify It's already available on the Oculus Rift DK1 and DK2 devices. Virtual reality porn is now a thing A dark blue iPod Touch, a gold iPod Nano and a hot pink iPod Shuffle pop up on iTunes. Did Apple accidentally reveal new iPods? Sony uses the Cymatic effect to give a beautiful visual representation of sound. Sony shows how powerful its new speaker is "Musicians play their instruments. I play the orchestra." Michael Fassbender leads Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic. Fassbender is Steve Jobs: Watch the trailer Fitbit appears to be doing just fine in a post-Apple Watch world. Fitbit trackers are outpacing Apple Watch Man suspected of piloting the drone involved hands himself in to police. US woman knocked unconscious by drone Michelle Obama announces that the public can now take photos and use social media. White House lifts public tour photo ban Meet the new logo. Almost the same as the old logo. Did you spot Facebook's new logo? Amazon stops taking pre-orders on the upcoming Elite Controller. Elite Xbox One controller is GAME exclusive