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Legend of Zelda: wins big at the Game Awards

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Pupils design app to encourage children to go outdoors

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 draws on geo-cache technology to provide children with nature treasure hunts …

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Ericsson may make Digital goodwill impairment after revamp

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Ericsson said on Friday it may have to book a goodwill impairment in its struggling digital services and media businesses, potentially hitting the Swedish mobile network equipment maker’s operating income but not its cashflow. FILE PHOTO: Ericsson’s flag is seen at the company’s headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden …

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Toshiba, Western Digital aiming to settle chip dispute next week: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp (6502.T) and Western Digital Corp (WDC.O) have agreed in principle to settle a dispute over the Japanese firm’s plans to sell its $18 billion chip unit and aim to have a final agreement in place next week, sources familiar with the matter said. FILE PHOTO: …

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SoftBank to invest $300 million in food delivery firm DoorDash: Recode

(Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp plans to invest around $300 million into DoorDash, a San Francisco-based food delivery startup, Recode reported. FILE PHOTO: The logo of SoftBank Group Corp is displayed at SoftBank World 2017 conference in Tokyo, Japan, July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo The investment will be made …

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Toshiba, Western Digital agree in principle to settle chip dispute: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp (6502.T) and business partner Western Digital Corp (WDC.O) have agreed in principle to settle a dispute over the embattled Japanese conglomerate’s plans to sell its $18 billion chip unit, sources with direct knowledge of the talks said. FILE PHOTO: A logo of Toshiba Corp is …

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Exclusive: Bangladesh Bank, NY Fed discuss suing Manila bank for heist damages

DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh’s central bank has asked the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to join a lawsuit it plans to file against a Philippines bank for its role in one of the world’s biggest cyber-heists, several sources said. FILE PHOTO: Commuters pass by the front of the Bangladesh …

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YouTube to launch music subscription service next year: Bloomberg

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) YouTube plans to introduce a paid music streaming service in March, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed YouTube icon is seen in front of a displayed YouTube logo in this illustration taken October 25, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Ilustration …

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Chat and pay

“Great night last night, how much do I owe you for the dinner? £25? Here you go.” It’s a conversation most of us have had in person, but these days it’s happening increasingly on social media. The chat could take place on Facebook’s Messenger service and finish with a simple …

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A microscopic Mona Lisa from 'DNA origami' and other news

BBC Click’s Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week’s technology stories including: A new chat app from Facebook for children under the age of 13 Nissan announced plans to launch robot taxis in Japan The Mona Lisa has been recreated on a microscopic scale using a …