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December 29, 2016 7:48 am gmt |
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Crytek have had a turbulent year, but with the news that Turkish government will be investing a massive $500 million into the German developer, something Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım announced on December 24, without naming Crytek. PM Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım did say that three brothe...
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December 25, 2016 10:28 am gmt |
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A mobile phone company has installed dispensers for “toilet paper” to be used on smart phones in the conveniences at Japan’s Narita International Airport. The dispensers have been put in place in 86 toilet cubicles at the airport’s arrival terminal, where they will remain unti...
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December 24, 2016 10:47 am gmt |
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France on Thursday (Dec 22) inaugurated the world’s first “solar highway”, a road paved with solar panels providing enough energy to power the street lights of the small Normandy town of Tourouvre. The one-kilometre (half-mile) “Wattway” covered with 2,800 square metres ...
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December 21, 2016 12:22 pm gmt |
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Anyone who buys a drone in future in the UK may have to register it and take a safety test. That could be the outcome of a government consultation on strict new drone safety rules. There could also be tougher penalties for anyone who flies a drone in a no-fly zone, with the possibility of […]...
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December 16, 2016 11:57 am gmt |
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Struggling for months over whether it should crack down on false news stories and hoaxes that are being spread on its site, now, Facebook has finally come to a decision. The social network is going to partner with the Poynter International Fact-Checking Network, which includes groups such as Snopes a...
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December 11, 2016 10:12 am gmt |
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Samsung is updating Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in Europe that are still in use despite a fire risk, to prevent them being charged past 30%. The update aims to encourage the few owners who have not yet returned the faulty devices to hand them in. Samsung issued a global recall for the Galaxy Note 7 [&h...
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November 30, 2016 10:33 am gmt |
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The suicides of four British men in the last year have been linked to so-called “sextortion”, police say. The number of people reporting webcam blackmails has more than doubled from 385 in 2015 to 864 up to November 2016. The National Crime Agency (NCA) said it believed it was also signif...
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November 26, 2016 12:35 pm gmt |
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Chinese scientists have discovered 1,445 new RNA virus species, which is expected to facilitate future studies in virus evolution and the origins of life. The research was led by a team of scientists at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with the findings published online in...
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November 24, 2016 12:25 pm gmt |
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Facebook reported 166 million monthly active users, 159 million mobile active users, 85 million daily active users and 81 million mobile daily active users in India. “For me, five trends — geographic shift in mobile user growth, internet is mobile and mobile is internet, connected device ...
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November 23, 2016 7:45 am gmt |
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Ride-sharing service Uber will for the first time offer drivers in New York who have been kicked off the service the chance to appeal – but there are strings attached. Uber deactivates its drivers for a multitude of reasons, most famously for having a passenger rating which drops below 4.6 out ...
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November 22, 2016 9:34 am gmt |
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Apple Inc. has disbanded its division that develops wireless routers, another move to try to sharpen the company’s focus on consumer products that generate the bulk of its revenue, according to people familiar with the matter. Apple began shutting down the wireless router team over the past year, dis...
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November 21, 2016 9:35 am gmt |
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The South Korean giant Samsung said Galaxy S7 is safe. The Galaxy Note 7 global recall due to battery explosion cases has hurt both the company’s brand and revenue. Post ceasing of production of Galaxy Note 7, has been aggressively advertising its Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones. T...
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November 20, 2016 12:08 pm gmt |
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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has outlined plans for how he hopes to combat fake news on the site. Facebook became mired in controversy after some users complained fake news changed the outcome of the US election. Mr Zuckerberg posted details of several projects to “take misinformation serio...
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November 16, 2016 11:35 am gmt |
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WhatsApp has introduced a new feature likely to strike fear into the hearts of its competitors: video calling.  After months in the beta stage, the Facebook-owned tech giant rolled out the update on Tuesday to its more than one billion monthly users. The latest feature could be bad news for rivals su...
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November 15, 2016 12:40 pm gmt |
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WhatsApp officially declared India as its biggest market for its instant messaging and voice calling service and has become the most popular service provided by Facebook in India. According to a, while Facebook had 155 million active users per month in India, WhatsApp is being used by 160 million mon...