Thursday, April 28, 2016

IT News Head Lines (CNET) 28/04/2016





Watch 9 minutes of Pokemon Go, Nintendo's augmented reality mobile game - CNET
Leaked beta footage has given us our best look yet at Pokemon Go, Nintendo's highly anticipated game for mobile platforms.

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FBI tips off Apple to security flaw -- a first under sharing process - CNET
For the first time under a White House process created in 2014, the agency shares information about a flaw in an Apple product, the company tells Reuters.

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World's first Brain Drone Race takes off (Tomorrow Daily 354 show notes) - CNET
It might look silly, but University of Florida researchers hope developing the technology to control a drone with your mind might lead to controlling things like wheelchairs and prosthetics, too.

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Families of teens lost at sea fight over recovered iPhone - CNET
One family worries that critical evidence about the boys' fate may be lost if the phone leaves law enforcement hands.

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Hearthstone tops 50 million players, Old Gods expansion goes live today - CNET
Blizzard's free-to-play card game is big business, but it's also changing in a big way.

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4 future NFL stars show their stuff in virtual reality - CNET
NFL draft hopefuls, ranging from a sure shot to an underdog, promote themselves in 360-degree virtual reality videos.

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Umbrella Corps is more Call of Duty than Resident Evil - CNET
Capcom's Umbrella Corps shooter is all action with a minor survival/horror a twist on PC and PS4.

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Apple incites weeping (with new ad about onions) - CNET
Technically Incorrect: Coinciding with its quarterly results, Apple releases an iPhone 6S spot, featuring Neil Patrick Harris, all about our favorite weep-inducing vegetable.

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Blizzard discusses closure of unauthorised classic WoW servers, says pristine realm is in discussion - CNET
Community manager J. Allen Beck: "There is not a clear legal path to protect Blizzard's IP."

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A Samsung fridge is a great place for an orgy - CNET
Technically Incorrect: A peculiar new Samsung ad, starring Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell, shows foodstuffs making out. Oh.

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Dark Souls 3 patch fixes quest bugs, item drop glitches, Xbox One crashes - CNET
Next update for From Software's action RPG detailed.

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Mechanical doping: Cyclist gets 6-year-ban for using bike with hidden motor - CNET
Noted Belgian cyclo-cross star Femke Van den Driessche is the first cyclist to be charged with mechanical doping.

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AT&T video push still fuzzy - CNET
The telecom giant's sales topped $40 billion in the first quarter but details on its upcoming online video service remain scant.

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Ultimate fan-made Lego Voltron wants your votes - CNET
This Voltron set, inspired by the super robot from the '80s animated series, could become a reality if it gets enough votes on the Lego Ideas site.

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Twitter counts on new math to show user growth, stock tanks - CNET
Using a new way to tally active tweeters, the microblogging service says it added users in the first quarter. Even so, sales fell short.

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Apple sales drop as iPhone shipments decline for first time ever - CNET
CEO Tim Cook said the company faced "macroeconomic headwinds," which is code for having a really hard time convincing people to buy iPhones, iPads and Macs.

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Uncharted 4's story will dive into Nathan Drake's mysterious childhood - CNET
"We don't know a lot about his childhood and what happened."

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Gears of War creator: 'I hope Microsoft doesn't screw it up' - CNET
"It's kind of like breaking up with an ex and wanting to see them get remarried but not to somebody who is better-looking than you."

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FBI is trying to avoid saying how the San Bernardino iPhone was hacked - CNET
According to The Wall Street Journal, the feds will argue that they don't know how the hack actually works.

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Ryan Reynolds kicks in $5K for Utah theater's 'Deadpool' defense fund - CNET
The actor who plays the "merc with a mouth" donates to the legal fund of a movie theater that could lose its liquor license for serving alcohol during a screening of "Deadpool."

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Facebook seems to have burned Bernie, but that's not really what happened - CNET
The #BernieBlackout hashtag was born when some Bernie Sanders-related Facebook pages were inaccessible. But it wasn't just about politics -- and it's happened before.

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Reebok made Ripley's Alien Stompers shoes only in men's sizes - CNET
Oh no you didn't, Reebok. Twitter users call out the shoe company for offering the iconic sneakers -- worn by one of sci-fi's most badass female characters -- only in sizes made for fellas.

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HTC pledges $100 million to fund VR content - CNET
The maker of the Vive virtual-reality headset launches a $100 million startup accelerator to help build out a VR ecosystem.

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Ugly hack at dating site for 'beautiful' people (CNET Update show notes) - CNET
Security researchers find personal data leaked for more than 1 million users of the "elite" dating site BeautifulPeople.com. Spotify users may also be dealing with a hacking headache. Meanwhile, Twitter takes another step toward fighting online abuse.

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Dropbox looks to declutter your hard drive - CNET
"Project Infinite" is meant to save you hard drive space by letting you work with your online files as easily as you do files on your drive.

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