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» Games review roundup: Pokémon Go; Hawken; Hyrule Warriors Legends DLC pack 2
24/07/16 06:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Augmented reality Pokémon is a global blockbuster, but full of glitches; far better to settle down with a satisfying FPS or some Zelda-based hack and slash Android, iOS, the Pokémon Company, cert: 3 ★★ Continue reading...

» Volkswagen Golf SV SE Bluemotion: car review | Martin Love
24/07/16 05:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Feeling the squeeze? VW’s new Golf SV is a plus-size model that gives you plenty of room to stretch yourself Price: £21,200 Top speed: 123mph 0-62mph: 10.4 seconds CO2: 105g/km MPG: 62.8 Sadly, we are all getting bigger. Here in Britain ...

» Gazelle Van Stael: bike preview | Martin Love
24/07/16 05:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
This new frame from the great Dutch bike builder is a winning combination of retro styling and modern technology We’d all agree the Dutch know a thing or two about bikes. And few Dutch firms know more about bikes than Gazelle . The compa...

» Machine memories
23/07/16 23:21 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Robot Wars judge Noel Sharkey shares his memories of the programme.

» Pokémon Go players on the hunt illegally cross Canada-US border
23/07/16 19:52 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
US border patrol agents spot two Canadian teens fixated on their phones The pair inadvertently walked southbound from Alberta into Montana Two Canadian teenagers, unaware of their surroundings when they were playing Pokémon Go, made an i...

» Thousands of women unknowingly have intrusive photos shared on Twitter
22/07/16 22:12 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Covert photos taken of women on beaches, public transport and elsewhere in public have been shared to two hashtags, one since 2012 with Twitter under pressure to act Thousands of women have had intrusive photographs, taken of themselves ...

» US Olympic committee bullying unofficial sponsors who use hashtags
22/07/16 21:54 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
USOC sent letters to companies that don’t have a commercial relationship with them, warning use of #TeamUSA and #Rio2016 is stealing intellectual property The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has been using legal bullying tactics t...

» Reporter spotted playing Pokémon Go in state department briefing – video
22/07/16 18:55 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
The Pokémon craze has officially made its way into the government. State department spokesman John Kirby was giving a briefing on Thursday and paused in the middle of his remarks, pointing at the man and asking him, ‘You’re playing the P...

» Places you shouldn't play Pok​émon Go: during a government briefing on Isis
22/07/16 18:54 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
At a state department briefing on the anti-Isis coalition, a spokesman called out a journalist for playing the popular game but later asked, ‘did you get one?’ Pokémon Go has ruffled feathers everywhere from Gettysburg to Auschwitz. Thos...

» Players probe Elite game space mystery
22/07/16 16:01 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Elite Dangerous gamers are working feverishly to decipher a puzzle uncovered by one player of the space simulation.

» US copyright law faces legal challenge
22/07/16 14:08 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Digital rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) attempts to overturn parts of US copyright law which, it says, are unconstitutional.

» Snowden designs phone case to spot hack attacks
22/07/16 13:31 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
A smartphone case that tells its owner when their phone has been hacked is being designed by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

» VHS is dead, but at least it outlived Betamax tapes by nine months
22/07/16 13:09 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Last remaining VHS VCR producer will cease manufacturing recorders at the end of this month, bringing the 40-year-long analogue videotape era to an end The 40-year-war between Betamax and VHS is finally over, but while victorious 28 year...

» Internet access is now a human right – Chips with Everything tech podcast trailer
22/07/16 12:17 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Our four-part series on a United Nations resolution that considers internet access to be a basic human right begins next week. Here’s a preview On 1 July, the United Nations resolved that internet access is to be considered a basic human...

» R.I.P. VHS
22/07/16 12:16 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
VHS has come unspooled. It's been taped over. The screen has filled with static, then gone blank.

» US man jailed over bitcoin fraud scheme
22/07/16 11:47 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
A Texan man has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for running a fraudulent Ponzi-style scheme based around the Bitcoin virtual currency.

» Most Wanted: San Francisco flyers name and shame Airbnb hosts
22/07/16 10:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Posters in the city’s Chinatown claim Airbnb landlords are ‘destroying affordable housing for immigrant, minority and low income families’ San Francisco’s gentrification wars have long fostered a certain element willing to make the debat...

» Police seek to unlock murder victim's phone using 3D replica of fingertips
22/07/16 10:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Lab printed prosthetic digit to help police try and unlock a murder victim’s smartphone, protected by a fingerprint scanner instead of a password Computer science professor Anil Jain spends most of his time researching and improving biom...

» iOS flaw lets hackers access iPhones using an iMessage
22/07/16 09:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Users urged to update their iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch to prevent attackers taking over devices with malicious images A flaw in the way Apple software handles images allows hackers to take over an iPhone, iPad, Apple Wat...

» If the future of video games is VR, it needs to stop making us feel sick
22/07/16 08:44 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
E3 2016 saw a range of virtual reality demos, from Resident Evil to Star Trek. But with problems from motion sickness to uncertainty over formats, is the industry floundering? One of the big stories to come out of this year’s E3 video ga...

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