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Hungary scraps controversial web tax

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Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it.

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VIDEO: The dancers who light up the stage

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The Japanese dance group using wearable technology to lighten up their act.

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VIDEO: Prototype flying car shown off

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BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights.

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WW2 technology ‘Plan B’ for GPS

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Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS in ports across England and Scotland.

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Fashion challenge for Apple’s Ive

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Can Apple design guru Jony Ive turn the smartwatch into a hit?

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VIDEO: Lab for world’s worst animal viruses

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A look around a new lab at Pirbright Institute in Surrey, where the world’s most contagious livestock viruses will be kept.

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The metal detectors saving marriages

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The metal detectorists saving marriages

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Pirate Bay founder faces jail term

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Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg could face a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.

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Apple chief: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

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Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he wants to try to help people struggling with their identity.

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Drones buzz French nuclear plants

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An investigation begins after France's state-owned EDF power company says unidentified drones have flown over seven of its nuclear plants.

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Speed boost for 4G in some cities

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Two of the UK's mobile operators are turning on technology that boosts mobile speeds in a few UK cities.

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Lenovo completes Motorola takeover

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Lenovo completes a $2.9bn takeover of Google's Motorola handset division, which it says makes it the third biggest smartphone maker.

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VIDEO: Breastfeeding photo deleted by Facebook

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A photograph of a mother breastfeeding her premature baby has gone viral after it was deleted by Facebook.

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China denies shutting foreign sites

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The director of China's internet regulator admits that some foreign websites cannot be visited but denies shutting them down.

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VIDEO: How to build an engine in 42 seconds

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Steph McGovern reports from the new Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton where robots can construct an engine from its component parts in under a minute.

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Giant Samsung struggles at the top

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Has the market finally caught up with Samsung?

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Giant Samsung struggles at the top

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Has the market finally caught up with Samsung?

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Up and coming businesses to be showcased at Poole’s Christmas market

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START-UP businesses will be making their first public appearance at a Christmas Wonderland Market in Poole.

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VIDEO: GamerGate ‘must be condemned’

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Independent developer Zoe Quinn tells the BBC about being at the centre of the "GamerGate" controversy.

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Microsoft unveils fitness band

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Microsoft unveils a wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well connect to a fitness tracking service on smartphones.

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