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Splatoon and Journey design secrets revealed

An exhibition exploring the design work of hit video games including Splatoon, Journey and No Man’s Sky has opened in London. It provides a rare insight into the design processes at often secretive developers such as Nintendo. Curator Marie Foulston from the V&A said it was important for design spaces to “embrace and elevate” video […]

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British Airways breach: How did hackers get in?

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption It isn’t clear how hackers boarded BA’s website and app – but cyber-security experts have some suggestions British Airways has revealed that hackers managed to breach its website and app, stealing data from many thousands of customers in the process. But how was this possible? BA has not revealed any […]

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Elon Musk smokes marijuana live on web show

Image copyright YOUTUBE/POWERFULJREImage caption Musk was offered a joint by a podcast host during filming in California, where marijuana is legal Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has smoked marijuana live on the web during a podcast with comedian Joe Rogan. Mr Rogan offered his guest the drug, which is legal in California, as the pair discussed […]

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State data to be used to limit child gamers in China

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Honour of Kings is popular with children and is China’s top grossing mobile game Chinese technology giant Tencent is introducing tough new rules to identify under-age gamers, amid a crackdown on gaming addiction in the country. From mid-September it will introduce a real-name registration system for its Honour of Kings games, […]

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Twitter: Algorithms were not always impartial

Image copyright Getty Images Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey has told US lawmakers the company’s algorithms have not always been “impartial”. He said the platform “unfairly” reduced the visibility of 600,000 accounts, including some members of Congress. But he was unable to immediately say whether a majority of them were Republican, Democratic or otherwise. Mr […]

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Facebook, Twitter ‘too slow’ to tackle meddling

Image copyright AFPImage caption Jack Dorsey and Sheryl Sandberg appeared at the hearing in Washington DC Facebook and Twitter have said that they took too long to tackle foreign campaigns to meddle in US elections. Responding to lawmakers, Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said the social network was “too slow” to act on election […]