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Huawei’s use of Android restricted by Google

Huawei’s use of Android restricted by Google

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Google has barred the world's second biggest smartphone maker, Huawei, from some updates to the Android operating system, dealing a blow to the Chinese company.New designs of Huawei smartphones are set to lose access to some Google apps. The move comes after the Trump administration added Huawei to a list of companies that American firms cannot trade with unless they have a licence.Google said it was "complying with the order and reviewing the implications". Huawei said it would continue to provide security updates and after sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products covering those have been sold or still in stock globally. "We will continue to build a safe and su...
Gaming nearly ruined my life – how I kicked my addiction

Gaming nearly ruined my life – how I kicked my addiction

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James Good became addicted to gaming in his teens and it impacted every aspect of his life including his mental and physical health.Writing for Sky News, Mr Good, who now works with the Game Quitters support organisation, reveals how he overcame his addiction and how to tackle this growing issue. My journey into gaming began when I was three or four years old.Every now and then we'd get my dad's old consoles out and play as a family, it was a special event that we all did together. Image: Mr Good's obsession with gaming took over his life Fast forward 12 years and the world of video games exploded due to the rise of online gaming. Advertisement That's ...
Minecraft Earth: Minecraft’s answer to Pokemon Go

Minecraft Earth: Minecraft’s answer to Pokemon Go

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Minecraft Earth is the new augmented reality version of the famous building game coming later this year.Made famous by Pokemon Go, augmented reality games allow players to bring real and virtual worlds together. Newsbeat has been among the first to see the new title in action and has spoken to the team behind it. Is this really what fans of the franchise want? Is it just a gimmick? What can fans expect?Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Technology
Video game addiction could be made an official disease

Video game addiction could be made an official disease

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Video game addiction could be made an official disease after it was officially recognised and classified by the World Health Organisation (WHO).The disorder has been suggested by some medics as a distinct behavioural addiction characterised by excessive or compulsive use of computer games or video games that affects an individual's daily life. Last June, WHO included gaming disorder within the 11th revision of its international classification of diseases and next week it will vote on whether to make it an official disease. Games developers have said they are listening to and acting on rising concerns about the disorder.Microsoft said it is giving more power to parents to control how much time their children can spend gaming. Adv...
The Google city that has angered Toronto

The Google city that has angered Toronto

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It was meant to be a vision of how we will all live in future - a smart city built from the internet up - offering citizens the chance to experience the very latest technology.That would include autonomous cars, innovative ways to collect rubbish and shared spaces for communities to come together in new ways.Sidewalk Labs, a sister company to Google, had acquired disused land in Toronto, Canada for this bold urban experiment, which it hoped would become a model for other cities around the world.The fact that it would be collecting a lot of data from sensors placed all around the harbourside development unsettled some.Now many are asking whether a private firm should take charge of urban improvement at all.Radical mixThe project w...