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Xbox’s boss: Years before game streaming is mainstream

[ad_1] It will take many years before streaming video games becomes mainstream, the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, has said.The best gaming experience was still on a console or PC, Mr Spencer told BBC Click's Marc Cieslak.His comments come just before Google launches its video game streaming service Stadia on 19 November 2019. Xbox has a rival service called Project xCloud which is still in its public testing phase.See more
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Uber’s paradox: Gig work app traps and frees its drivers

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Uber is seeking a five-year licence from Transport for London to continue operating in the city On 24 November, after a nervous wait, Uber will learn whether its licence to operate in London is to be renewed. The impending decision has revived debate over whether the data-driven basis for its business model and the "gig economy" jobs it creates are fair. A wave
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Golden Joystick awards: Resident Evil 2 awarded ‘ultimate game’ title

[ad_1] Image copyright Capcom Resident Evil 2 has been named as the ultimate game of the year at the Golden Joystick awards. The remake of the 1998 game takes place in the middle of a zombie apocalypse and was praised by critics and players.The awards - which took place in London - are significant because they're mainly voted for by the public.More than 3.5 million votes came in for 19
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Huawei launches foldable Mate X in China

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: First look at Huawei's folding phone Huawei's foldable smartphone, the Mate X, has, briefly, gone on sale in China.The handset went on sale for a price of 16,999 yuan (£1,900) via Huawei's online store and reportedly sold out out "within minutes".Phone fans who did not manage to buy a Mate X on Friday will get another chance on 22 November
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Apple removes vaping apps from app store

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some 181 apps will no longer be available on iPhones Apple is removing all vaping apps from its online store.It said it had taken the decision because of growing official concerns about the impact vaping can have on health.In the US, 42 deaths and more than 2,100 cases of lung injury have been linked to a respiratory illness tied to vaping.Apple's decision means a
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Canada refuses visas to over a dozen African AI researchers

[ad_1] Image copyright Mwiza Simbeye Image caption Mwiza Simbeye was denied a visa to attend NeuroIPS in Montreal last year For the second year in a row, Canada has refused visas to dozens of researchers - most of them from Africa - who were hoping to attend an artificial intelligence (AI) conference in Vancouver. The hassles have caused at least one other AI conference to choose a different country for
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Life-like Russian androids and other news

[ad_1] BBC Click's Paul Carter looks at some of the week's best technology stories including: Disney officially enters the streaming market but customers reported technical issues, with many unable to connect. The company said demand had exceeded their highest expectations Google is to be investigated in the US over its access to large amounts of medical records, without the need to notify patients. Google said it was happy to cooperate
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‘Cryptoqueen’ brother admits role in OneCoin fraud

[ad_1] Image copyright OneLife/OneCoin/YouTube Image caption Konstantin Ignatov has pleaded guilty Konstantin Ignatov, the brother of "missing cryptoqueen" Dr Ruja Ignatova, has admitted his role in the OneCoin crypto-currency fraud.Ignatov pleaded guilty to several charges, including money laundering and fraud.OneCoin and the disappearance of its co-founder, Dr Ruja Ignatova, have been the subject of a BBC Sounds podcast.Investigators believe as much as £4bn was raised globally in what is said
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General election 2019: Why social media is full of political Twitter screenshots

[ad_1] Image copyright Twitter It might seem like a clunky way to get a message out. But as the UK gears up for an election on 12 December, social media is being flooded with screenshots of political tweets.Twitter has fewer users than other big social media sites, but it frequently kick-starts conversations elsewhere when pictures of tweets get shared on Facebook, WhatsApp - or even singer Lily Allen's Instagram account.And
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Facebook removes 11.6 million child abuse posts

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption For the first time, Facebook includes figures on Instagram Facebook has released the latest figures in its efforts to remove harmful content from its platforms.They reveal 11.6 million pieces of content related to child nudity and child sexual exploitation were taken down between July and September 2019.For the first time, Facebook is also releasing figures for Instagram and including numbers for posts related