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UK watchdog tells ISPs to advertise ‘real’ broadband speeds

Broadband packages are notoriously difficult to untangle. Prices are obscured with introductory discounts and the speeds you get are nothing like what was advertised. It sucks, and the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) knows it. So today, th…

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Posted on Nov 23, 2017

The UK Autumn Budget gets tough on tech companies and tax

During yesterday’s Autumn statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond outlined positive measures to push the adoption of autonomous and electric cars, develop new 5G networks, treble the number of computer science teachers and further research into AI and r…

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Posted on Nov 23, 2017

Tesla completes its giant Australian Powerpack battery on time

Tesla has completed its 100 megawatt Powerpack battery backup system in South Australia within 100 days (easily), as Elon Musk had promised. That means the company essentially won the “bet,” and won’t be on the hook for the entire cost of the project…

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Posted on Nov 23, 2017

’League of Legends’ pro suspended 20 months for domestic violence

Back in October, League of Legends player Li “Vasilii” Wei Jun livestreamed alleged domestic abuse against his then-girlfriend. The Chinese team Newbee immediately terminated his contract and the League Championship Series launched an investigation….

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Posted on Nov 23, 2017

Our nights keep getting brighter

Our nights are getting brighter and they have been every year since 2012, according to a new study published today in Science Advances. Researchers led by Christopher Kyba at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences used satellite imagery to tr…

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Posted on Nov 23, 2017

BMW hopes AI-managed electric bike roads will ease traffic

In some cities, the most common electric vehicles are likely to be two-wheelers like bikes and motorcycles. But cities aren’t really designed for them — you have to compete with cars on the road and at charging stations. BMW and Tongji University…

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Posted on Nov 23, 2017

Amazon’s party-ready Echo Buttons are available to pre-order

The holidays are almost here, and that means you may end up playing a lot of party games with visiting friends and relatives. Amazon might spare you from having to break out yet another board game, though: it just put its Echo Button accessory up fo…

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Posted on Nov 22, 2017

Steam Autumn Sale cuts prices on ‘Shadow of War’ and ‘Evil Within 2’

It’s time for Steam’s annual Autumn Sale — and as is often the case, there are deals on major games you might have missed earlier in the year. Most notably, the promo (which runs until November 28th) cuts the price of the relatively fresh Middle-ea…

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Posted on Nov 22, 2017

Museum of African American History is freely digitizing home movies

Humanity has access to more data than ever before, but there’s still so much media scattered around the world that might rot away before it can be preserved. The National Museum of African American History and Culture is launching an initiative to sa…

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Posted on Nov 22, 2017

YouTube goes after child-exploiting channels and videos

There’s been a growing trend of content on YouTube that pretends to be kid-friendly, but is anything but. There have also been reports of content creators with incredibly questionable content that some feel borders on child abuse, as reported by Buzz…

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Posted on Nov 22, 2017

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  • Amazon’s party-ready Echo Buttons are available to pre-order November 23, 2017
    The holidays are almost here, and that means you may end up playing a lot of party games with visiting friends and relatives. Amazon might spare you from having to break out yet another board game, though: it just put its Echo Button accessory up fo… Gadget
  • Steam Autumn Sale cuts prices on ‘Shadow of War’ and ‘Evil Within 2’ November 23, 2017
    It’s time for Steam’s annual Autumn Sale — and as is often the case, there are deals on major games you might have missed earlier in the year. Most notably, the promo (which runs until November 28th) cuts the price of the relatively fresh Middle-ea… Gadget
  • Museum of African American History is freely digitizing home movies November 23, 2017
    Humanity has access to more data than ever before, but there’s still so much media scattered around the world that might rot away before it can be preserved. The National Museum of African American History and Culture is launching an initiative to sa… Gadget
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    There’s been a growing trend of content on YouTube that pretends to be kid-friendly, but is anything but. There have also been reports of content creators with incredibly questionable content that some feel borders on child abuse, as reported by Buzz… Gadget
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