David Attenborough said he was honoured by the decision

Attenborough chosen as Boaty McBoatface torpedoed

06 May The British government has decided not to call its new £200 million polar research vessel Boaty McBoatface, even though a public online poll designed to help choose a name overwhelmingly backed the rather unusual option.

A drone on display at the Defence and Security Exhibition in London last year

Task force to assess drone threat to planes

05 May European aviation safety authorities have set up a task force to urgently assess the dangers of collisions between drones and aircraft after an increase in incidents involving passenger planes.

The BBC said Mr Wright gave technical proof supporting his claim to using Bitcoins known to be owned by Bitcoin's creator

Craig Wright identified as Bitcoin creator

02 May Australian tech entrepreneur Craig Wright has told the BBC he was the creator of controversial digital currency Bitcoin, ending years of speculation about a person who until now has gone by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto.

Facebook's quarterly revenue rose more than 50%

Facebook's mobile ad sales surge

28 Apr Facebook's quarterly revenue rose more than 50%, beating Wall Street expectations as its popular mobile app and a push into live video lured new advertisers and encouraged existing ones to boost spending.

E-cigarettes heat nicotine-laced liquid into vapour

E-cigarettes 'much safer than smoking'

28 Apr E-cigarettes are likely to bring benefits for public health and should be widely promoted to smokers to help them quit tobacco, an influential British doctors group has said.

Takashi Kubota, JAXA space program director, announces the decision

Japan gives up on €240m satellite

28 Apr Japan is abandoning a quarter-of-a-billion-euro satellite it sent to study black holes, disappointed space scientists said today, after spending a month trying to save it.

Construction of broadband network may take longer than expected

Govt high-speed broadband target now in doubt

26 Apr The Government's commitment to bring high speed broadband to every house in the country by the end of 2020 looks to be in doubt as a result of a delay in the procurement process.

Apple sold over 51 million iPhones in the three months to the end of March

Apple iPhone sales see first quarterly drop

26 Apr Apple has reported that iPhone sales dropped year-over-year for the first time while Twitter reported quarterly revenue at the lower end of its forecast as spending by advertisers declined.

The Aer Lingus pilot reportedly saw a drone 150m from the plane's wing

Drone reportedly flew close to Aer Lingus plane

21 Apr A drone flying at an altitude of more than 2,000 metres came close to an Aer Lingus plane as it approached Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport yesterday, airport sources said this morning.