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New Minecraft game aims to build on Pokemon Go success

New Minecraft game aims to build on Pokemon Go success

Technology
A new Minecraft game is coming out for mobiles that uses augmented reality to put virtual creations in the real world.Minecraft Earth will be hoping to have similar success to Pokemon Go, which was a massive hit and saw players searching their neighbourhoods for virtual creatures. The makers say the new version will allow gamers to "create masterpieces together" and take their builds "into the wild at full size" - and even promise "Minecraft pigs parading around your local park". Here’s the full-length, first-ever, look at Minecraft Earth! Discover how the reality-bending, world-blending power of AR bring blocks to life! Armed with just your phone and your creativity, you now have the power to Minecraft your world. pic.twitter.com/REHgZc7jJ9— Minecraft Earth (@m
African, Haitian migrants stranded in Mexican border city build shantytown

African, Haitian migrants stranded in Mexican border city build shantytown

World
TAPACHULA, Mexico, May 14 (UPI) -- African and Haitian migrants stranded for two months in southern Mexico during an immigration crackdown begun by the United States are living in a roadside shantytown whose squalid conditions endanger health and hurt nearby small businesses, residents and local migrant aid organizations say. "I've never seen it like this and I've lived here 30 years. My business is suffering," said Narciso Lopez Flores, a convenience store owner. "Piles of trash are everywhere and people are defecating near to where they have to sleep. I'm worried about everybody's health, my family's and theirs." Mexico's crackdown on undocumented migrants trying to reach the U.S.-Mexico border has gone into high gear. Rigorous immigration in southern Mexico is one of the government's r...
Elections do matter to market, but you can build a poll-proof portfolio

Elections do matter to market, but you can build a poll-proof portfolio

Finance
By DK AggarwalThe stock market fluctuates to the flow of news related to not just the economy, but also politics and other events. In India, the general elections decide what is in store on the political front for the next five years and foreign players generally prefer to invest in economies that have stable governments with strong policies with long-term visibility. The rally we are witnessing in Indian stocks can be attributed to the optimism over expectation of Narendra Modi’s return as Prime Minister for another term. This optimism has kept foreign investors bullish on India and the market is benefitting from huge emerging market inflows. To boot, India equities have witnessed foreign inflows worth a net of $ 6.7 billion during January-March, which is more than the outflows of $ 4.4
Lorraine Kelly, tax law and how celebrities build public personas

Lorraine Kelly, tax law and how celebrities build public personas

Entertainment
"Lorraine Kelly is one of the most ruthless people you'll meet in the business," joked Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain last week."Don't be fooled by that halo. To warm herself up for her show, she literally murders kittens and puppies."Morgan's joke, which he made the day after Kelly's win at the TRIC Awards, was funny precisely because it was the opposite of the Lorraine millions of viewers know and love.In fact, her warm, likeable TV persona is the very reason so many of us were fascinated by a tax ruling involving Kelly on Wednesday.As part of a dispute with HMRC, Judge Jennifer Dean ruled that Kelly is playing a particular version of herself on air, which means she could be considered a "theatrical artist"."She may not l...
Physicists build random anti-laser

Physicists build random anti-laser

Science
March 4 (UPI) -- Scientists in Austria have built the inverse of a laser, an anti-laser. Lasers turns energy into a specific light frequency. The device developed by researchers at the Vienna University of Technology does the opposite, absorbing a specific color of light and scattering nearly all of the energy. The anti-laser technology -- described this week in the journal Nature -- may offer applications in a variety of electronic and optical fields. "Every day we are dealing with waves that are scattered in a complicated way -- think about a mobile phone signal that is reflected several times before it reaches your cell phone," Stefan Rotter, a professor at TU Vienna's Institute for Theoretical Physics, said in a news release. "The so-called random lasers make use of this multiple scat...