The latest stories from the Technology section of the BBC News web site.
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Protecting ideas in a world of 3D printing
The London-based Inmarsat company launches the first spacecraft in a new £1bn global telecommunications network.
Samsung has started again to roll out an update to its Galaxy S3 smartphone, weeks after a botched attempt angered users.
Spencer Kelly finds out how ultrasound can give virtual objects a tactile sensation.
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at the tablet market, explains the different systems and reviews three devices.
#BBCtrending looks at the intense activity on social media in the 60 seconds before Nelson Mandela's death was officially announced by South African President Jacob Zuma.
Samsung and Philips are among several consumer electronics companies raided by the European Commission over suspected breaches of competition rules.
A deliberate attempt to disrupt services at NatWest left some customers struggling to access online banking on Friday.
Modern technology is too reliant on rare materials whose scarcity could drastically set back innovation, a report warns.
Millions of Android users have been "deceived" by a developer who covertly gathered personal data, says the US Federal Trade Commission.
Fox announces that the next film in the franchise will be called Apocalypse and will be released in cinemas in May 2016.
Is this the next generation of app?
Microsoft and law enforcement agencies disrupt ZeroAccess, one of the world's largest botnets responsible for millions in fraud losses.
How new tech aims to make cycling safer
JP Morgan Chase is warning 465,000 holders of pre-paid cash cards issued by the US bank that their personal data may have been hacked.
A US woman live-tweeted reports of a fatal car crash, only to find out her husband had been killed in the accident, according to US media.
Almost five billion mobile phone location records are logged by the NSA every day, reports the Washington Post.
The digital music spin-off from the maker of Beats by Dr Dre headphones will arrive in January.
Ford Mustang and the history of US muscle cars
Uganda's parliament gives iPads to all MPs at a cost of $370,000 - a move which is criticised by many people.