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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 […]

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Elon Musk in new rant at Thai cave rescuer

Image copyright AFPImage caption Mr Musk (R) alleged that British diver Mr Unsworth (L) had a “child bride” Elon Musk has again attacked a British diver he has previously accused without evidence of being a child abuser. In an email to a reporter, Mr Musk said Vernon Unsworth – who assisted with the rescue of […]

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Samsung: Time for folding smartphones

Image copyright Getty Images Samsung’s head of mobile has said it is “time to deliver” foldable smartphones, fuelling speculation the company is about to reveal a bendable device. In an interview with CNBC, DJ Koh said Samsung’s consumer research suggested there was demand for a foldable phone. Several phone-makers are rumoured to be developing devices […]

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Theranos: Scandal hit blood-testing firm to shut

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is facing criminal charges of wire fraud Scandal-hit US blood-testing start-up Theranos is to formally dissolve, the firm’s chief executive David Taylor has told shareholders in an email. Mr Taylor said Theranos had run “out of time” to secure further investment or secure a buyer for its […]

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The waterslide with virtual reality

Germany’s Therme Erding water park is offering virtual reality (VR) headsets to riders of its waterslides. The VR can transform the ride into one through snowy mountains or outer space. BBC Click finds out more. See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45348076