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Pokémon Go Creators Will Release a Harry Potter Mobile Game Next Year  

2017-11-13 16:36:51

The creators of Pokémon Go are launching a similar Harry Potter-themed augmented reality mobile game next year, giving muggles a chance to interact more directly with J.K. Rowling's wizarding world.

Huge solar plant aims for brighter Brazil energy output  

2017-11-10 16:20:10

Brazil has lagged far behind in the shift to solar power, but the continent's biggest facility now being built in the south-east aims to give the country its place in the sun.

Facebook urges users to send nude pics to combat revenge porn  

2017-11-09 17:23:48

Facebook is trying to combat "revenge porn" by encouraging users in Australia to submit their nude photos to a pilot project designed to prevent intimate images from being shared without consent.

Twitter to expand 280-character tweets  

2017-11-08 17:24:59

Twitter plans to increase the number of characters in tweets from 140 to 280 for the majority of users.

Altice launches US mobile deal with Sprint  

2017-11-06 18:01:13

French media and telecom group Altice is launching a new mobile venture in the United States in a deal signed with American operator Sprint, the groups announced Sunday.

Tech firms questioned over 'meddling'  

2017-11-01 17:11:05

Facebook, Twitter and Google lawyers defended themselves to US lawmakers probing whether Russia used social media to influence the 2016 election.

Samsung Electronics posts record Q3 profits of $10 bn  

2017-10-31 17:21:00

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics logged a record profit of 11.2 trillion won -- $10.0 billion -- in the July to September period, it said Tuesday, its best for any quarter.

These Spooky Pokémon Are Headed to Pokémon Go for Halloween  

2017-10-23 16:40:54

As part of a Halloween promotion, Niantic and the Pokémon Company are adding a slew of new Ghost-type Pokémon to Pokémon Go.

Robotic bugs that trains insects  

2017-10-16 13:09:15

Tiny mobile robots are learning to work with insects in the hope the creatures' sensitive antennae and ability to squeeze into small spaces can be put to use serving humans.

Dwarf planet has a ring to it: study  

2017-10-12 18:02:48

Move over Saturn! Scientists have found a ring around an unassuming mini-planet in our Solar System to debunk the theory that only giant planets can be so adorned.

US spacewalkers install 'new eyes' at space station  

2017-10-11 17:02:25

Two US astronauts installed a high-definition video camera at the International Space Station Tuesday and made more progress on repairs to the lab's robotic arm, NASA said.

Microsoft gives up on Windows 10 Mobile  

2017-10-10 15:46:33

Microsoft appears to have abandoned its smartphone operating system ambitions.

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