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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.

Children's toy maker Vtech hacked
Vtech, a company which specialises in electronic toys and educational material for children, confirmed that it has been hacked.

'Li-fi 100 times faster than wi-fi'
Li-fi, a faster way to deliver internet access, has been tested in a real-life, working office in Tallinn, Estonia.

Formula E plans robot races
Driverless racing cars will compete in major cities around the world from next year, announces Formula E organisers.

DJI launches crop-spraying drone
Billion dollar drone company DJI is explanding from consumer and camera drones into agriculture

Pirate makes film to avoid being sued
A convicted Czech software pirate agreed to make an anti-piracy film in order to avoid being sued by the firms whose software he pirated.

Black Friday spending moves online
Black Friday sees an online spending surge on both sides of the Atlantic, although there were still long queues of US consumers hunting for bargains on the High Street.

The truth about Facebook quizzes
Much press attention has been devoted to a Facebook quiz which asked for large swathes of data in return for a word cloud of your most used words, but do we really need to worry?

Cyber-thieves 'target Black Friday'
Cyber-thieves are preparing malware and spam campaigns in a bid to catch out retailers and shoppers during the run-up to Christmas, say experts.

Zano drone makers detail spending
The company behind failed mini-drone Zano has provided some details of how more than £2m in funding was allocated.

Shrinking to Zero: The Raspberry Pi gets smaller
Launched in 2012, the Raspberry Pi has become Britain's most successful homegrown computer. Now it's getting smaller and cheaper.