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Bereaved mother criticises Facebook over baby ads

The mother of a stillborn child has called on tech companies to rethink how they target ads after she was inundated with baby-related promotions. Gillian Brockell wrote to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Experian, saying if they were smart enough to deduce she had been pregnant, they should have realised her baby had died. Other internet […]

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Brexit: Sam Gyimah resigns over Theresa May's 'naive' deal

A minister has resigned saying a row over involvement in the EU’s Galileo satellite-navigation system shows the UK will be “hammered” in negotiations over a Brexit deal. Science and universities minister Sam Gyimah quit after Mrs May said the UK was pulling out of Galileo. The UK wanted to stay part of it but the […]

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DJ Khaled and Mayweather Jr. charged with fraud over cryptocurrency hype

Alex Berezowski/GettyImages Famed boxer and promoter Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producer DJ Khaled have both been charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for fraud after they were found to have been promoting investment in cryptocurrencies that they were paid to promote. The men will have to pay back around $ 500,000 in earnings to the […]

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MPs' fury over Mark Zuckerberg 'no-show'

Politicians from nine countries reacted angrily to the absence of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg at a hearing today. The event is part of an unprecedented international inquiry into disinformation and fake news. Richard Allan, Facebook’s vice-president of policy solutions, appeared in Mr Zuckerberg’s place. He said he took responsibility for deciding who appeared at which […]

Emerging Tech

This all-in-one shaving system lets you use over 40 blades from different brands

Shaving today is more of a puzzle than it is a routine. Shaving cream, gel, aftershave, five-bladed razors, six-bladed razors, rotating heads, lubricating strips, no-nick blades … It’s a mess for any guy just trying to keep his face fuzz-free. To top that all off, every shaving company wants its own products in your hands. […]

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Toilet-scrubbing robot takes over one of the world’s crappiest jobs

[embedded content] When it comes to jobs that none of us enjoy, scrubbing the toilet would have to rank pretty highly. So why not hand the job over to robots? That might be exactly what happens if a team of engineers from the University of Koblenz-Landau in Germany has its way. Calling themselves Team Homer, […]

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Mark Zuckerberg Defends Facebook as Furor Over Its Tactics Grows

Supported by Mark Zuckerberg Defends Facebook as Furor Over Its Tactics Grows ImageMark Zuckerberg fielded questions from reporters on Thursday about his and Sheryl Sandberg’s management of Facebook.CreditCreditTom Brenner/The New York Times By Cecilia Kang, Matthew Rosenberg and Mike Isaac Nov. 15, 2018 WASHINGTON — On Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive and chairman, held […]

Gaming

The Fix PUBG campaign is over: What’s next for ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’?

The development team of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has declared the Fix PUBG campaign over, setting the stage for the game’s 2019 roadmap. The campaign was announced three months ago, with the goal of addressing the worst bugs and performance problems in the multiplayer Battle Royale shooter. It was launched in the middle of Fortnite‘s rise to […]

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YouTube U-turn over Red Dead Redemption 2 suffragette clips

YouTube has restored several videos showing a women’s rights campaigner being killed in a variety of ways in the video game Red Dead Redemption 2. The platform had deleted the recordings on Wednesday and in one case had banned the clip creator involved. The action had represented its first such response to depictions of graphic […]

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The top 3 best-selling games of all time is a surprising list of games that have all sold over 100 million copies apiece

Rockstar Games“Grand Theft Auto 5” is stacking paper. The three best-selling games of all time are all 100 million-plus sellers. The list spans nearly four decades of video games, starting in 1984 and ending in 2013. It crosses every major game console released since the original Nintendo Entertainment System, and a wide variety of game […]

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Google Employees Stage Global Walkout Over Payouts To Alleged Sexual Harassers

NEW YORK ― Google employees around the globe staged a walkout Thursday to protest the tech giant’s handling of sexual harassment, prompted by a bombshell New York Times report last week that Google quietly offered several high-profile executives lucrative exit packages after they were accused of sexual misconduct. The action, floated last weekend on an internal […]

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Google Faces Internal Backlash Over Handling of Sexual Harassment

Google Faces Internal Backlash Over Handling of Sexual Harassment ImageMore than 1,500 Google workers plan to walk out of almost two dozen of the company’s offices on Thursday to protest the company’s handling of sexual harassment.CreditCreditChristie Hemm Klok for The New York Times By Kate Conger, Daisuke Wakabayashi and Katie Benner Oct. 31, 2018 SAN […]

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From the road to your wrist, see how Android has evolved over the past 10 years

Ronan Glon/Digital Trends Android started out as a mobile operating system, but over the 10 years since it came to market, it has become so much more. Forks of Android now act as Google’s operating system across a wide variety of different form factors, from automobiles to smartwatches. Because it’s open source — freely available […]

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Google Workers Fume Over Executives’ Payouts After Sexual Harassment Claims

Google Workers Fume Over Executives’ Payouts After Sexual Harassment Claims ImageGoogle’s campus in Mountain View, Calif. One worker said the way it had handled executives accused of misconduct was “crushing.”CreditCreditChristie Hemm Klok for The New York Times By Daisuke Wakabayashi and Kate Conger Oct. 26, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — At Google’s weekly staff meeting on […]

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Google sacks dozens over sexual harassment

Google has sacked 48 people including 13 senior managers over sexual harassment claims since 2016. In a letter to employees, chief executive Sundar Pichai said the tech giant was taking a “hard line” on inappropriate conduct. The letter was in response to a New York Times report that Android creator Andy Rubin received a $ […]