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League of Legends is coming to mobiles, consoles in 2020

League of Legends is coming to mobiles, consoles in 2020

After a decade of being available exclusively to PC gamers, the cult multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game, League of Legends, is finally coming to smartphones and gaming consoles. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 18, 2019  5:38 pm
Payments giants abandon Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency

Payments giants abandon Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency

Mastercard, Visa, eBay and payments firm Stripe have pulled out of Facebook’s embattled cryptocurrency project, Libra. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 12, 2019  1:35 pm
Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for work on lithium ion batteries

Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for work on lithium ion batteries

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino for their research in improving battery technology. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 10, 2019  12:44 pm
Sony’s PlayStation 5 launch set for late 2020

Sony’s PlayStation 5 launch set for late 2020

Sony said on Tuesday its next-generation PlayStation 5 console, with new immersive features giving players the tactile experience of virtual worlds, would launch for the 2020 holiday season. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 9, 2019  4:54 pm
Microsoft bets on foldable, though not bendable, devices

Microsoft bets on foldable, though not bendable, devices

Microsoft has unveiled two folding devices, with dual touch screens, which it says will create a new category in mobile computing. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 3, 2019  1:19 pm
Notorious GandCrab hacker group ‘returns from retirement’

Notorious GandCrab hacker group ‘returns from retirement’

An infamous hacker group that was thought to have disbanded appears to be behind a wave of new attacks being carried out across the world. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 25, 2019  1:23 pm
Call of Duty: Mobile launches on October 1, takes on PUBG Mobile

Call of Duty: Mobile launches on October 1, takes on PUBG Mobile

Call of Duty: Mobile will roll out for Android and iOS platforms on October 1. The free-to-play mobile game will have all the important features of the main version and will offer new maps, characters and a PUBG Mobile-like Battle Royale mode. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 19, 2019  3:43 pm
India bans e-cigarettes as global vaping backlash grows

India bans e-cigarettes as global vaping backlash grows

India has announced a ban on electronic cigarettes, as a backlash gathers pace worldwide about a technology promoted as less harmful than smoking tobacco. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 19, 2019  11:46 am
Apple recalls older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro over fire risk

Apple recalls older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro over fire risk

Apple is recalling some older-generation 15-inch MacBook Pros over batteries that could catch fire, the company announced Thursday. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 12, 2019  4:44 pm
iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max announced with a triple-camera system

iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max announced with a triple-camera system

Apple has announced its next-generation iPhones: the 5.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro and 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Pro Max. Despite the number change, the two phones look pretty similar to last year’s iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max but with one major change: a third rear camera. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 11, 2019  9:46 am
Apple slams Google for ‘stoking fear’ among iPhone users

Apple slams Google for ‘stoking fear’ among iPhone users

Google’s reporting of a major iOS security vulnerability has been criticised by Apple, which says its rival had exaggerated the impact of the situation. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 10, 2019  12:26 pm
YouTube fined $170m in US over children’s privacy violation

YouTube fined $170m in US over children’s privacy violation

YouTube has been fined a record $170m (£139m) by a US regulator for violating children’s privacy laws. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 4, 2019  8:06 pm
Apple apologises for listening to Siri conversations

Apple apologises for listening to Siri conversations

Apple has apologised for its digital assistant Siri sharing some of what it heard with quality control workers as it unveiled new rules for handling data from conversations. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 30, 2019  1:35 pm
The robo racing cars accelerating driverless tech

The robo racing cars accelerating driverless tech

Johannes Betz is not your typical racing car driver. For a start, he doesn’t get in the vehicle - it’s driverless. As a post-doctoral researcher, he is in charge of the Technical University of Munich’s entry in the Roborace motorsport competition, now in its first competitive season. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 27, 2019  4:36 pm
Russia launches life-sized robot into space

Russia launches life-sized robot into space

Russia has launched a rocket carrying a life-sized robot to the International Space Station (ISS). MORE..

(0) Comments | August 22, 2019  4:48 pm
Facebook and Twitter accuse China of spreading disinformation in Hong Kong

Facebook and Twitter accuse China of spreading disinformation in Hong Kong

cChina has adopted Russia’s playbook for spreading disinformation on Facebook and Twitter, deploying those tactics in its increasingly heated information war over the protests that have convulsed Hong Kong. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 20, 2019  12:33 pm
Instagram adds tool for users to flag false information

Instagram adds tool for users to flag false information

Instagram is adding an option for users to report posts they think are false, the company announced on Thursday, as the Facebook-owned (FB.O) photo-sharing site tries to stem misinformation and other abuses on its platform. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 16, 2019  1:02 pm
Huawei begins research on 6G

Huawei begins research on 6G

We might only just be seeing the arrival of 5G devices and the slow rollout of its networks, but some companies are already hard at work on the successor: 6G. MORE...

(0) Comments | August 16, 2019  11:57 am
Facebook cryptocurrency scams offering to sell Libra for bitcoin plague social network

Facebook cryptocurrency scams offering to sell Libra for bitcoin plague social network

Facebook pages claiming to sell the Libra cryptocurrency are proliferating across the social network, despite the firm’s digital currency still being months away from launch. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 13, 2019  3:17 pm
Xiaomi launches 2 new smart phones in Sri Lanka

Xiaomi launches 2 new smart phones in Sri Lanka

Xiaomi, global technology leader today announced the launch of Mi 9T, the latest smartphone in its highly popular flagship Mi 9 family, in Sri Lanka. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 12, 2019  3:16 pm
Huawei announces its new Harmony operating system

Huawei announces its new Harmony operating system

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has revealed its rival to Google’s Android operating system after a ban from the US government threatened its use of the software on its phones. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 9, 2019  5:22 pm
8chan goes offline after network provider Cloudflare pulls support following mass shooting

8chan goes offline after network provider Cloudflare pulls support following mass shooting

An online message board accused of hosting extremist content was temporarily inaccessible Monday after its cybersecurity provider cut off support for a “cesspool of hate” following mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 5, 2019  4:42 pm
Sony has sold 100 million PS4 consoles

Sony has sold 100 million PS4 consoles

After nearly six years on the market, the PlayStation 4 is still going strong. In an earnings report released Tuesday, Sony revealed it sold... MORE..

(0) Comments | August 1, 2019  1:36 pm
Google confirms Pixel 4 will support face unlock, touch-free gestures

Google confirms Pixel 4 will support face unlock, touch-free gestures

Google is once again validating rumors about the Pixel 4, this time for its touch-free control. The company has confirmed that its next flagship phones.... MORE..

(0) Comments | July 30, 2019  3:32 pm
16 year old wins USD 3 mn at Fortnite World Cup

16 year old wins USD 3 mn at Fortnite World Cup

A US teenager has won a record-breaking $3m (£2.4m) to become world champion of the computer game Fortnite. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 29, 2019  5:56 pm