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Fifth of Y Combinator female founders sexually harassed by investors, research finds1h 36m Fifth of Y Combinator female founders sexually harassed by investors, research finds
The Independent
Nineteen say they experienced inappropriate 'incidents' from angel investors or venture capitalists
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Fortnite cheats on YouTube spark Epic Games lawsuit in attempt to stop people getting special abilities1h 55m Fortnite cheats on YouTube spark Epic Games lawsuit in attempt to stop people getting special abilities
The Independent
YouTube personalities Golden Modz and Exentric offer 'magical powers' that allegedly serve as cheats for Season 6 of the game
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Twitter sends out weird nonsense notification to its users3h Twitter sends out weird nonsense notification to its users
The Independent
Message appears as a long series of letters and numbers
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6h Huawei Mate 20 Pro launches with in-screen fingerprint sensor
The Guardian
Feature-packed Android phone is first widely available with scanner embedded in screen alongside 3D face unlocking Huawei’s new Mate 20 Pro has a massive screen, three cameras on the back and a fingerprint scanner embedded in the display. The new top-end phone from the Chinese firm aims to secure its place at the top of the market alongside Samsung, having recently beaten Apple to become the
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Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: Stuffed with genuine, full-on innovation6h Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: Stuffed with genuine, full-on innovation
The Independent
The world's second-largest smartphone maker launched the new device with the tagline: 'A higher intelligence is coming'
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6h Amazon launches water-resistant Kindle Paperwhite
The Guardian
Update of popular e-reader introduces thinner and lighter design, Bluetooth compatibility and audiobook support Amazon has launched a new version of its popular Kindle Paperwhite e-reader, which is thinner, lighter and now finally water resistant. The new 2018 Kindle Paperwhite is the second Amazon e-ink device to be given the water resistance treatment following the launch of the Rolls Royce of e-readers, the
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Fortnite cheat YouTuber sued by Epic Games7h Fortnite cheat YouTuber sued by Epic Games
BBC
A YouTube gamer is being sued for selling Fortnite cheats and promoting them online.
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Facebook cracks down on political 'dark ads' to prevent spread of misinformation7h Facebook cracks down on political 'dark ads' to prevent spread of misinformation
The Independent
The new system requires anyone posting a political advert to first verify their identity and location
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8h Tiny Palm smartphone baffles gadget fans
BBC
The credit-card-sized device is designed to help people take a break from their main phone.
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review: A supremely smooth statement of intent11h Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review: A supremely smooth statement of intent
The Independent
Using the same materials found in space craft and sports cars, Microsoft's latest laptop is a genuine adversary to Apple
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Neon and corporate dystopias: why does cyberpunk refuse to move on?12h Neon and corporate dystopias: why does cyberpunk refuse to move on?
The Guardian
Repeatedly reproduced and reimagined since the 80s, the tropes of cyberpunk must evolve or die The future has looked the same for almost four decades. A skyline of densely packed skyscrapers, corporate logos lighting the night sky, proclaiming ownership over the city below. At street level, a haze of neon shines down from the cluster of signs above and shimmers at your feet in the rain that runs down the filthy streets. Here, the have-nots, excluded from the safe, luxurious enclaves enjoyed by the super-rich, are preyed upon by hustlers dealing in illegal tech and street gangs composed of green-haired, leather-clad technopunks, decked out with cyborg enhancements and high on synthetic drugs. You know this city. You’ve seen it a million times since it was first constructed in the 80s by the pioneers of cyberpunk, most notably William Gibson in Neuromancer and Ridley Scott in Blade Runner. Hollywood recently returned to it with Blade Runner 2049. In the first episode of Netflix’s Altered Carbon, an adaptation of Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 novel, protagonist Takeshi Kovacs gazes upon it from his window; fire flickers from the top of a tall tower, just as it did in opening scene of Blade Runner, prompting a double-take where you wonder whether the window is actually a screen replaying Scott’s movie.
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Paul Allen beyond Microsoft: wrecked warship finder and ultimate sports fan14h Paul Allen beyond Microsoft: wrecked warship finder and ultimate sports fan
The Guardian
The Microsoft co-founder engaged in years-long missions for sunken ships and nurtured the Seahawks to three Super Bowls
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Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, dies aged 6519h Updated Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, dies aged 65
The Guardian
Allen, diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, hailed as ‘a great technology pioneer’ and innovator of the personal computer
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Paul Allen: Microsoft co-founder and billionaire dies aged 6519h Updated Paul Allen: Microsoft co-founder and billionaire dies aged 65
BBC
The billionaire businessman, who also owned the Seattle Seahawks NFL team, died in Seattle on Monday.
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Paul Allen death: Microsoft co-founder dies from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma complications, aged 6520h Paul Allen death: Microsoft co-founder dies from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma complications, aged 65
The Independent
Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, has died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma complications at the age of 65.
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Could chip fat help dirty shipping clean up its act?20h Could chip fat help dirty shipping clean up its act?
BBC
Ships are the lifeblood of global trade, but their fuel is highly polluting. What's the answer?
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UK cyber-centre thwarts hostile hackers20h UK cyber-centre thwarts hostile hackers
BBC
The National Cyber Security Centre has combated about 1,200 attacks since it was created, it reveals.
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20h Coinbase plans for hard Brexit by opening Dublin offices
The Guardian
London remains European headquarters of cryptocurrency exchange, but a move to Ireland is plan B Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is opening new offices in Dublin as part of the company’s contingency planning for a hard Brexit. The company, one of the largest members of the blockchain ecosystem, says that London will remain its European headquarters, but that Dublin’s EU membership, as well as its English-speaking workforce and diverse technology talent pool, made it the “clear choice” for a second European outpost.
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AI helps diagnose depression three months earlier than health services by analysing Facebook posts 23h AI helps diagnose depression three months earlier than health services by analysing Facebook posts
The Independent
'Depression appears to be quite detectable in this way; it really changes people's use of social media in a way that something like diabetes doesn't,' researchers write
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What is tether? Controversial cryptocurrency causes chaos for bitcoin price25h What is tether? Controversial cryptocurrency causes chaos for bitcoin price
The Independent
The so-called stablecoin is causing the values of bitcoin, ethereum and ripple to fluctuate wildlyon the Bitfinex exchange
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Virgin Media disrupted in London26h Virgin Media disrupted in London
BBC
A fault with Virgin Media has left many customers in London without internet access and TV.
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From the Cookie Monster cat to ballistic missiles: when text and email alerts go wrong26h From the Cookie Monster cat to ballistic missiles: when text and email alerts go wrong
The Guardian
The US embassy in Australia spammed recipients with a picture of a cat this week – but that’s nothing compared with other recent message fails The US embassy in Canberra, Australia, sent out an email invitation this week to untold numbers of recipients, in Latin, with a picture of
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30h Bloodhound 1,000mph car hits skids as project enters administration
The Guardian
Appeal for £25m investment to rescue British team’s plan to break land speed record Plans to
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What is Cyber Security Month? How to perform Google's Security Checkup and stay safe online30h What is Cyber Security Month? How to perform Google's Security Checkup and stay safe online
The Independent
Experts say hacking awareness needs to improve significantly in order to avoid massive global disruption in the coming years
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UK seeks to secure smart home gadgets31h UK seeks to secure smart home gadgets
BBC
Makers of small, smart home gadgets will be encouraged to do more to protect them against hack attacks
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Google and Orange building cable between US and France31h Google and Orange building cable between US and France
The Guardian
The 6,600km undersea cable will open in 2020 and is one of seven Google is building over the next two years Telecoms firm Orange has teamed up with Google to work on a private undersea cable connecting the Atlantic coasts of France and the United States. Measuring 6,600km in length, the undersea cable will be named Dunant after Henry Dunant, the first Nobel peace prize winner and founder of the Red Cross. When it comes online in 2020, it will provide Orange alone with a capacity of “more than 30 terabits per second, per [fibre] pair” – enough, the company says, “to transfer a 1GB movie file in 30 microseconds”. Neither Orange nor Google released information about the total capacity of the cable, nor how they would allocate it between them.
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Snapchat adds selfie filters for cats31h Snapchat adds selfie filters for cats
BBC
Snapchat's augmented-reality selfie filters now work on cats.
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Bitcoin price rockets above $7,700 on Bitfinex exchange in peculiar surge32h Bitcoin price rockets above $7,700 on Bitfinex exchange in peculiar surge
The Independent
The crytocurrency's value rose by more than $1,500 on the popular exchange, but everything is not at it seems
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Bloodhound 1,000mph car goes into administration34h Bloodhound 1,000mph car goes into administration
BBC
The UK-led supersonic car project runs into a major funding roadblock that could stall it for good.
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OnePlus aims to go mainstream as it launches its 'iPhone killer' to the world36h OnePlus aims to go mainstream as it launches its 'iPhone killer' to the world
The Independent
It's famous as the best phone you've never heard of. But not OnePlus wants to be truly famous
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37h Pict warriors and balloon-headed clowns: the 11 best games on Xbox One
The Guardian
From the thrills of Forza Horizon and cartoon antics of Cuphead to the horrors of Hellblade, here are the Xbox One games everyone should play Explore an astonishingly beautiful re-creation of Britain in an impressive roster of cars, taking in everything from rally racing in the Lake District to street races in a wintry Edinburgh. The ultimate driving game on Xbox One (or anywhere).
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Robot soldiers and 'enhanced' humans will fight future wars, defence experts say 14 Oct 7:10pm Robot soldiers and 'enhanced' humans will fight future wars, defence experts say
The Independent
Ministry of Defence report suggests technological advances will see new frontiers for warfare opening up in space and cyberspace
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