Apple, Microsoft and Uber test drones approved but Amazon left out in cold

Ten pilot projects given greenlight for uses ranging from mapping and aircraft inspection to mosquito tracking and food delivery

Amazon and Google fight crucial battle over voice recognition

The retail giant has a threatening lead over its rival with the Echo and Alexa, as questions remain over how the search engine can turn voice technology into revenue

Is it time to swap your Mac for a Windows laptop?

Over a decade ago Alex Hern switched from PC to Mac and never looked back. But the new MacBook Pro’s very expensive so could he finally be tempted to switch again?

Windows 10: Microsoft launches intrusive full-screen upgrade reminder

As free upgrade period draws to a close, software maker resorts to adware tactics with its most irritating pop-up yet

How can I protect my data if my laptop is stolen?

Steve wants to know how to protect his personal information if his Windows 7 laptop falls prey to thieves

LinkedIn bought by Microsoft for $26.2bn in cash

Business-oriented social network site hails deal as ‘a chance to change how the world works’

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft sign EU hate speech code

To tackle racism and xenophobia, big internet companies say they will try to review most notifications within 24 hours

Google’s ban on payday loan ads recasts debate of morality in media for digital age

The likes of Facebook and Microsoft have spurned fireworks, paintball guns and erectile dysfunction ads, much as publishing outlets have done for decades

Facebook brings the world three-and-a-bit degrees of separation closer

The social media platform used its friend graph to calculate the degrees separating its 1.6 billion members and found it is as few as 3.57 people

The 30 worst video games of all time – part one

From ET the Extra Terrestrial to Leisure Suit Larry, here are the games that shot for the stars but crashlanded in the gutter

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