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VIDEO: Meet your virtual girlfriend  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:43:42 GMT
Spencer Kelly discovers how technology can ensure you don't have to be alone in a city full of strangers. 
VIDEO: Future-gazing at TechCrunch London  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:41:54 GMT
As the annual TechCrunch event for tech start ups comes to London for the first time, David Grossman goes to investigate. 
VIDEO: Rediscovered: Lost episodes from classic comedy  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:47:43 GMT
Comedy fans are in for a rare treat after two lost episodes of "At Last The 1948 Show" have been uncovered. 
VIDEO: Can King Khan top Diwali box office?  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:16:31 GMT
Farah Khan's much-anticipated new film, Happy New Year, is released for Diwali. 
US returns ancient artefacts to Peru  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:53:28 GMT
The US returns about 20 ancient Peruvian artefacts - some more than 1,800 years old - that had been looted from pre-Columbian graves. 
Zuckerberg's Chinese gets mixed reviews  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:06:28 GMT
Mark Zuckerberg chats in Chinese - to mixed reviews 
Microsoft profits fall on Nokia deal  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:53:37 GMT
Microsoft reports a fall in profits as a result of the cost of job cuts and its purchase of Nokia's smartphone business earlier this year but rising revenue cheers investors. 
UK told to pay £1.7bn extra to EU  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:45:13 GMT
The UK has been told it must pay an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) towards the European Union's budget because the economy has performed better than expected in recent years. 
Job centres to get digital makeover  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:12:33 GMT
Computer workstations, electronic signature pads and free wi-fi are rolling out across UK job centres. 
'Anti-Facebook' investors dig deep  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:00:08 GMT
A social network promising never to sell user data or incorporate advertising secures multi-million dollar backing. 
Knightley to make Broadway debut  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:06:38 GMT
British actress Keira Knightley is to make her Broadway debut next year in Therese Raquin, a stage version of Emile Zola's classic novel. 
Singer Alvin Stardust dies aged 72  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:47:03 GMT
Singer Alvin Stardust, best known for his hit My Coo Ca Choo, dies aged 72 after recently being diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer. 
Science chief warns on acid oceans  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:18:50 GMT
The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions. 
North America gears up for eclipse  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:43:31 GMT
Skywatchers in North America will be treated to the final eclipse of the year on Thursday. 
Later sunsets 'make kids more active'  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:15:39 GMT
Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour all year could lead to children getting two more minutes of exercise every day, say UK researchers.