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Elijah Wood reveals techno-horror VR game at E3

Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood’s latest project is a horror-themed video game in which players experience the memories of a “traumatised mental patient”. Transference is being developed as a virtual reality experience despite sales of VR headsets being weaker than many had expected. The movie star spoke to BBC Click’s Marc Cieslak about […]

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Facebook cuts out gun-accessory ads for children

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Sellers of gun accessories can currently advertise to any Facebook user Children will stop seeing adverts for gun accessories on Facebook as it updates its policy from 21 June. Currently, ads for scopes, holsters, gun-mounted lights, slings, sights, belt extras, safes and many other items can be seen by anyone […]

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Kaspersky Lab halts European cybercrime work

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Eugene Kaspersky founded Kaspersky Lab in 1997 Computer security firm Kaspersky Lab has halted all cyber-crime collaboration with European agencies and organisations. The decision is in protest against a European Parliament motion which called its software “malicious”. Kaspersky Lab said the accusation was “untrue” and demonstrated a “distinct lack of respect”. […]

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Google diversity figures show little change

Image copyright Getty Images A new report from Google has revealed that little has changed despite a commitment to increasing diversity among staff employed by the tech giant. Overall nearly 70% of Google staff were men, as has been the case since 2014. In the US almost 90% were white or Asian, 2.5% were black […]

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Protests greet Brussels copyright reform plan

Image copyright Peter MacdiarmidImage caption Web pioneer Sir Tim Berners-Lee has warned about the possible consequences of copyright reform Opponents of proposed European copyright reforms are stepping up efforts to convince politicians to vote against the measures. The vote on the Copyright Directive comes before the European Parliament on 20 June. It aims to rebalance […]

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China’s ride-hailing giant Didi to launch in Australia

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache merged in 2015 to form Didi Kuaidi, later renamed Didi Chuxing China’s ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is set to launch in Melbourne, Australia, from 25 June as it continues its international expansion. The firm, which recently launched in Mexico, has just completed a month-long trial […]

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AI gives silenced radio journalist his voice back

Image copyright Jamie DupreeImage caption Radio journalist Jamie Dupree will be able to broadcast again thanks to artificial intelligence A US radio journalist who lost his voice two years ago will soon return to the air, thanks to artificial intelligence. Jamie Dupree, 54, a political radio journalist with Cox Media Group, is unable to talk […]

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Sony faces growing Fortnite backlash at E3

Image copyright Epic GamesImage caption Fortnite’s maker says the game has attracted 125 million players since it launched last year Sony chiefs are under pressure to respond to complaints about “cross-play” restrictions imposed on Fortnite. Gamers have discovered that if they had first played the title on a PlayStation console, they are unable to use […]