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Posted 25/03/2011

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The latest stories from the Technology section of the BBC News web site.

Australia to sell £8m of seized Bitcoin
A collection of bitcoins worth about £8m, confiscated by police in Australia, will be auctioned off in June.

Cooling technologies become red hot
Sainsbury's is trialling new food-cooling technologies that promise to be more eco-friendly than current alternatives.

VIDEO: Asus unveils 'budget' household robot
BBC's Taiwan correspondent Cindy Sui meets with Zenbo - what its creator Asus says is the first 'affordable' household robot.

Three announces mobile ad-block trial
Mobile service provider Three confirms it will block advertising on its network for a day-long trial in June.

Apple fights call to block Facetime
A patent owner wants Apple to suspend Facetime and iMessage chat apps because it claims its technologies have been infringed.

Chinese backlash over Windows 10 push
Microsoft is facing criticism from Chinese users about the way it is trying to persuade people to upgrade to Windows 10.

PayPal founder is 'comic book villain'
Gossip site Gawker accuses PayPal founder Peter Thiel of being 'vindictive' and a 'comic book villain' who uses his billions to fund libel suits against the site.

Google defeats Oracle in Java code case
Google wins a major US court battle with software firm Oracle when a jury rules it did not unfairly appropriate parts of the Java programming language.

Cameroon Cardiopad inventor wins award
A Cameroonian inventor wins a £25,00 ($37,000) innovation prize for creating a monitor that can diagnose heart conditions in remote areas.

N Korea 'could be linked to bank heists'
A top cyber-security firm is investigating whether North Korea could be linked to attacks on banks in recent months.