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Australia blocks another 59 popular pirate sites23m Australia blocks another 59 popular pirate sites
BBC
The latest court decision brings the total of blocked domains to 340.
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Bad break? KitKat maker accused of copying Atari Breakout game in ad3h Bad break? KitKat maker accused of copying Atari Breakout game in ad
The Guardian
Games company launches lawsuit accusing Nestlé of ‘plain and blatant’ breach of its copyright in UK advert Nestlé has been accused of copying Atari’s classic 1970s video game Breakout for a KitKat marketing campaign. In a complaint filed on Thursday in a federal court in San Francisco, Atari said Nestlé knowingly exploited the Breakout name, look and feel through social media and a video, hoping to leverage “the special place it holds among nostalgic baby boomers, Generation X, and even today’s millennial and post-millennial gamers”.
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Bad break? KitKat maker accused of copying Atari Breakout game for ad3h Bad break? KitKat maker accused of copying Atari Breakout game for ad
The Guardian
Games company launches lawsuit accusing Nestlé of ‘plain and blatant’ breach of its copyright in UK advert Nestlé has been accused of copying Atari’s classic 1970s video game Breakout for a KitKat marketing campaign. In a complaint filed on Thursday in a federal court in San Francisco, Atari said Nestlé knowingly exploited the Breakout name, look and feel through social media and a video, hoping to leverage “the special place it holds among nostalgic baby boomers, Generation X, and even today’s millennial and post-millennial gamers”.
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KitKat maker Nestlé accused of copying Atari Breakout game in advert4h Updated KitKat maker Nestlé accused of copying Atari Breakout game in advert
The Guardian
Games company launches lawsuit accusing food giant of ‘plain and blatant’ breach of its copyright in UK campaign Nestlé has been accused of copying Atari’s classic 1970s video game Breakout for a KitKat marketing campaign. In a complaint filed on Thursday in a federal court in San Francisco, Atari said Nestlé knowingly exploited the Breakout name, look and feel through social media and a video, hoping to leverage “the special place it holds among nostalgic baby boomers, Generation X, and even today’s millennial and post-millennial gamers”.
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Reddit launches its own video hosting platform5h Reddit launches its own video hosting platform
BBC
One of the world's largest websites has not let users post their own videos directly before.
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Kit Kat accused of copying Atari game Breakout8h Updated Kit Kat accused of copying Atari game Breakout
BBC
Nestle's marketing mimics the 1970s Atari computer game Breakout, a court case alleges.
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‘Robotarium’ gives anyone access to robots, and other news8h ‘Robotarium’ gives anyone access to robots, and other news
BBC
BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.
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Sonic Mania review: a frenetic remix of a much-loved Mega Drive classic9h Sonic Mania review: a frenetic remix of a much-loved Mega Drive classic
The Guardian
It has taken a fan game to bring Sonic back to where he belongs – a two-dimensional platformer full of thrills, spills and 90s gaming nostalgia Poor Sonic Team. After Sonic the Hedgehog and its Megadrive sequels captured the imaginations of school kids around the world in 1991, the development studio behind the character hasn’t quite been able to find the magic formula that made the original game such a hit. After years of ill-thought out additions - werehogs, treasure hunts, royal love interests, even the third-dimension was arguably a stretch too far - it has taken an officially endorsed fan-game to recapture the essence of what made Sonic the only real challenge to Mario’s platforming crown all those years ago. If the 90s had never ended, Sonic Mania is the follow-up we would have had instead of making do playing Big the Cat fishing mini-games in Sonic Adventure. All those horrid secondary characters we’ve grown to hate over the years are nowhere to be seen, save for a couple of cameos that only hardcore Sonic fans will even recognise such as the cast of
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Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka resigns9h Updated Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka resigns
BBC
Vishal Sikka says the "continuous drumbeat of distractions" contributed to his decision to resign.
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Cyber pirates18h Cyber pirates
BBC
Weak defences are leaving cargo vessels vulnerable to cyber-attacks, say experts.
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Contactless charity18h Contactless charity
BBC
Can contactless technologies help charities raise more money?
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11 hidden Gmail features you didn't know existed24h 11 hidden Gmail features you didn't know existed
The Independent
Labs alone, which is tucked away in the Settings menu, is packed full of brand new goodies
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Roaming downtime hits customers on Three in Europe26h Roaming downtime hits customers on Three in Europe
BBC
Customers travelling in France, Portugal and Luxembourg have experienced downtime, the network says.
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Very few girls took computing A-level27h Very few girls took computing A-level
BBC
A-level computing is dominated by boys with only 9.8% of the total number taking the exam being girls.
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28h Facebook GIFs: How to easily create and share your own
The Independent
You can customise them by adding masks, frames, text, emoji and stickers
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Game of Thrones secrets revealed as HBO Twitter accounts hacked30h Game of Thrones secrets revealed as HBO Twitter accounts hacked
The Guardian
After initial hack and ransom request, TV network suffers separate breach of social media accounts amid embarrassing leaks of unaired shows Several HBO Twitter accounts were hacked and taken over by the notorious OurMine hacking group, posting #HBOHacked messages and warnings about security.
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Chatbot helps students choose courses30h Chatbot helps students choose courses
BBC
A chatbot at Leeds Beckett University is helping A-level students find the right university course.
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Apple denounces neo-Nazis as Spotify bans ‘white power’ tracks31h Apple denounces neo-Nazis as Spotify bans ‘white power’ tracks
The Guardian
Technology companies join together to condemn white supremacists and President Trump in aftermath Charlottesville rally Apple, LinkedIn, Spotify and Twitter have joined a growing chorus of technology companies to hit out at the far right and
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China cracks down on censorship loopholes31h China cracks down on censorship loopholes
BBC
Five websites, including Alibaba, have been asked to remove vendors that sell virtual private networks.
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Daily Stormer: Cloudflare drops neo-Nazi site31h Daily Stormer: Cloudflare drops neo-Nazi site
BBC
Cloudflare no longer protects the Daily Stormer from distributed denial of service attacks.
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Ask Jack: How can I use airport and hotel wifi safely?32h Ask Jack: How can I use airport and hotel wifi safely?
The Guardian
Steve wants to know why public hotspots are not secure. Happily, there are ways to make your connection safer Why are all the free wifi services offered by hotels and airports etc unsecured? I scan networks with
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8: New image leaks shows off blue colour scheme33h Samsung Galaxy Note 8: New image leaks shows off blue colour scheme
The Independent
It's expected to be available in a number of other colours too
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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy review – who needs Nathan Drake?33h Uncharted: The Lost Legacy review – who needs Nathan Drake?
The Guardian
As Nadine and Chloe take over the franchise, the Lost Legacy offers up all the thrills, spills and puzzles we’ve come to expect and is better for passing the Bechdel test You can tell that Uncharted: The Lost Legacy started as more of an expansion than a standalone game. Rather than spanning the globe like previous Uncharted games, it all takes place in one part of India. And you get to play as a woman, who are so often relegated to DLC in these big franchises such as BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea or smaller spin-off games such as Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation. Even in Naughty Dog’s own The Last of Us: Left Behind, we only got to play as Ellie after we’d met her through the eyes of generic video game man Joel. But The Lost Legacy expanded during development, and although Uncharted 4 season pass holders won’t have to pay for it, it’s now a full-length by-the-numbers Uncharted game led by two women – the Indian-Australian Chloe Frazer and the black South African Nadine Ross.
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Apple boss Tim Cook joins Donald Trump condemnation35h Apple boss Tim Cook joins Donald Trump condemnation
BBC
Tim Cook slams the President's response to Charlottesville as Apple plans human rights donations.
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HBO social media hacked in latest cyber security breach37h HBO social media hacked in latest cyber security breach
BBC
Entertainment firm HBO is facing another cyber breach, as it social media accounts are compromised.
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