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Star Citizen game makers being sued

Star Citizen game makers being sued

Image copyright Cloud Imperium Image caption Star Citizen players can become a pirate, a trader or a mercenary and travel between lots of solar systems The makers of the crowdfunded space game Star Citizen are being sued for copyright infringement and breach of contract by development studio Crytek. Crytek claims Roberts Space Industries (RSI) and […]

'Meghan Markle' and 'fidget spinners' top UK Google search

'Meghan Markle' and 'fidget spinners' top UK Google search

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption “Meghan Markle” topped the list of search terms, following her engagement to Prince Harry “Meghan Markle”, fiancee to Prince Harry, has been revealed by Google as the top most searched term in the UK for 2017. It puts the royal bride-to-be ahead of “iPhone 8” and “Hurricane Irma” in […]

Skin betting: 'Children as young as 11 introduced to gambling'

Skin betting: 'Children as young as 11 introduced to gambling'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUniversity student Ryan Archer’s love of gaming spiralled into gambling when he was 15 Thousands of children and young people are losing money on websites which allow them to trade virtual items, gambling experts have warned. The Gambling Commission’s annual report has, for the first time, looked […]

HP laptops found to have hidden keylogger

HP laptops found to have hidden keylogger

Image copyright HP Image caption Hundreds of HP laptop models were affected Hidden software that can record every letter typed on a computer keyboard has been discovered pre-installed on hundreds of HP laptop models. Security researcher Michael Myng found the keylogging code in software drivers preinstalled on HP laptops to make the keyboard work. HP […]

Bitcoin: 'I'm part of a crazy wave'

Bitcoin: 'I'm part of a crazy wave'

Image copyright Alessandra Sollberger In its early days, Bitcoin might have been dismissed as a quirky tech sector fad. But it is rapidly evolving into the mainstream and has already made some people rich. If once Bitcoin was seen as a tool for money launderers and drug dealers, it has recently become as commonplace a […]

Calls for Twitch to police 'sexual streaming'

Calls for Twitch to police 'sexual streaming'

Image copyright kovaciclea Image caption High-profile streamers are complaining about the way Twitch enforces its guidelines Scroll through the In Real Life (IRL) section of streaming site Twitch and you could be forgiven for thinking, now and then, that you have landed on a camgirl site. Scattered among the artists, cooks and professional eaters are […]

Pupils design app to encourage children to go outdoors

Pupils design app to encourage children to go outdoors

Image copyright Interface Image caption Ellora James and Mari-Ann Ganson are pupils at Wick High School Two high school pupils have created an app designed to encourage children to enjoy the outdoors more often. Mari-Ann Ganson and Ellora James, who are both 17, created Envirocache for an apps competition. The Wick High School students’ app […]

San Francisco to restrict goods delivery robots

San Francisco to restrict goods delivery robots

Image copyright Marble Image caption The Marble robot is being tested in San Francisco but currently has a member of staff walking behind it San Francisco officials have voted to restrict where delivery robots can go in the city, in a blow for the burgeoning industry. Start-ups will have to get permits to use such […]

BBC to help students identify 'fake news'

BBC to help students identify 'fake news'

Image caption Kamal Ahmed and Tina Daheley will help mentor students The BBC is launching a new scheme to help young people identify real news and filter out fake or false information. The project is targeted at secondary schools and sixth forms across the UK. From March, up to 1,000 schools will be offered mentoring […]

Child exploitation: Live streaming an 'urgent' threat

Child exploitation: Live streaming an 'urgent' threat

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘He switched his webcam on and started groaning’ Sex offenders are increasingly using live online streaming platforms to exploit children, police have warned. Children need to be educated on the risks associated with streaming sites, the National Crime Agency said. It said offenders were learning how young […]

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