The latest stories from the Technology section of the BBC News web site.
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France says Google ads 'dominant'
Google holds a dominant position in the online advertising market linked to search engines, the French regulator says.
Using the social network to map the world
Electric cars still 'more expensive'
The UK government wants 2011 to be the year of the electric car - but experts say that these cars are still more expensive than traditional models.
Government warned on web attacks
The UK's government security adviser warns UK websites could be next target for pro-Wikileaks activists.
World of Warcraft game takes PC sales crown
Cataclysm, the latest expansion for World of Warcraft, has become the fastest selling PC game ever claims its developer.
Scratch codes aid malaria fight
Text messages and scratch codes on pill bottles and packets are helping to spot fake medicines in Kenya and Ghana.
Cuba launches its own Wikipedia
The Cuban government launches a Spanish-language online encyclopaedia to present its view of the world and history.
Can you tell what the world thinks from its Googling?
Microsoft Allen's case dismissed
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has had his lawsuit against the world's biggest technology and online retail firms thrown out.
Wikileaks rebels plot alternative
Wikileaks' former second-in-command tells BBC News he is gearing up to launch an alternative to the high-profile website, called Openleaks.
Wikileaks defectors launch site
Former Wikileaks members are launching a whistle-blowing site after criticising the running of the original.
'Going ape' about new tablet devices
Marc Cieslak looks at the new products challenging the iPad.
Blog attack spawns Twitter spam
An attack on blog network Gawker Media that exposed thousands of people's usernames and passwords has enabled spammers to take Twitter accounts.
Amazon hit by web service failure
European websites of the online retailer Amazon go temporarily offline, amid ongoing threats against major sites by pro-Wikileak activists.
Friends top Christmas wish lists
A Christmas spent with friends and family are topping festive wish lists around the world, suggests data culled from social media sites.
The best of the tech world on the hottest trends
Le Web: Internet gurus gather
Each year in Paris the great and the good of the internet world gather for the Le Web conference.
Anonymous attackers 'go public'
The group of pro-Wikileaks activists who coordinated a series of web attacks explain their actions in a document published online.
Mobile printing and recycling tips
Web reviewer Kate Russell gets mobile printing and finds some tips on recycling.
From broadband 'notspot' to hotspot
Spencer Kelly examines how the villagers of Asby De La Launde are taking the provision of broadband into their own hands.