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Microsoft bolsters video game line-up as Xbox turns 20

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Microsoft unveiled Sunday a batch of new titles for Xbox at the world's premier video game trade show, including award-winning sensation "Hades" and long-time hit "Halo". The Xbox maker showed off 30 new games coming to its console, which in November will celebrate two decades on the market. "Our team… Read

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U.S. lawmakers, wary of Big Tech, propose antitrust overhaul

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U.S. lawmakers have unveiled sweeping antitrust measures aimed at tempering the dominance of Big Tech firms including Apple and Facebook, in what may be the most ambitious effort in decades to break corporate monopolies. A bipartisan group of House members on Friday introduced five separate bills that propose changes so… Read

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'Space pups': Mouse sperm stored on space station produces healthy young

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Turns out the comic books were wrong. Japanese researchers found mouse sperm exposed to high levels of cosmic radiation for nearly six years produced a large brood of healthy, unremarkable "space pups." Their study was published Friday in Science Advances -- which noted no signs so far of Mousezillas or… Read

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SoftBank's PayPay surges ahead in Japan's digital payments race

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For six decades, shoppers at Mikawaya, a rice dealer in eastern Tokyo, paid in cash - until sales staff from payments app PayPay swept through the low-lying district, persuading the store to give their product a try. With customers clamoring to use the service and nearby stores signing up, PayPay's… Read

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Premier E3 video game show kicks off with 'Avatar'

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The world's premier video game trade show, E3, kicked off online Saturday, celebrating play that "kept us sane" during the pandemic, celebrating fantasy worlds with Ubisoft's new offering "Avatar," and promising a real-world gathering next year. The Electronic Entertainment Expo that each year turned the Los Angeles Convention Center into… Read

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Japanese company develops no-contact touch panels for hospitals

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The pandemic caused by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has given many a chance to revaluate their daily practices in terms of responsibility and hygiene with countermeasures consisting of social distancing and the remote handling of everything from business to chores, but certain routine actions such as touching publicly… Read

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Ferrari turns to tech industry for its electric era leader

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Ferrari has turned to technology industry veteran Benedetto Vigna to drive the luxury sports car maker known for its roaring, high-octane engines into a new era of silent, electric powertrains. Vigna, 52, currently runs the biggest division of semiconductor maker STMicroelectronics (ST), where he has worked since 1995 and helped… Read

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Have an Echo device? Amazon may help itself to your Wi-Fi

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Do you own an Amazon smart device? If so, odds are good that the company is already sharing your internet connection with your neighbors unless you've specifically told it not to. This week, the company launched a program that forces users of many Echo smart speakers and Ring security cameras… Read

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Video game maker EA says hackers stole source code

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Electronic Arts said Thursday hackers managed to steal source code and other software tools from the video game giant, but that the attack was unlikely to have an impact on gamers or business operations. EA, the maker of popular titles such as "Battlefield," acknowledged the breach after a report by… Read

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Facebook to give employees option of sticking with remote work

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Facebook on Wednesday said it will give employees the option of sticking with remote work for the long term, even offering to help some interested in moving to other countries. Beginning on June 15, Facebook will let any employee whose job can be done remotely ask to work that way… Read

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