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Google reveals gaming platform Stadia

Google reveals gaming platform Stadia

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Google has unveiled a new digital gaming platform called Stadia which will stream better-than-console-quality games that have traditionally had to be either downloaded or purchased on disk.At launch it will work on existing desktops, laptops, TVs and phones, said the firm's Phil Harrison.Google also revealed a controller.It looks like a traditional console gamepad but the Stadia version has a button for capturing and sharing gaming directly to YouTube.It was also announced that id Software's major title Doom Eternal will be one of the first games available.No pricing was revealed at the event in San Francisco but the firm did say Stadia would launch in 2019 in the US, UK, Canada and Europe.Google experimented with streaming data-...
Kate Hudson reveals her ‘genderless’ approach to parenting

Kate Hudson reveals her ‘genderless’ approach to parenting

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Kate Hudson and her partner Danny Fujisawa welcomed their baby daughter Rani Rose Hudson-Fujisawa back in October 2018.Now three-months old, Kate revealed her very modern approach to parenting in a recent interview with AOL.Raising her sons Bingham Hawn and Ryder Russell from previous relationships and now little Rani, the 39-year-old told all about not putting gender labels on any of her children. Related Articles Explaining, the Bride Wars actress told the publication: “[Having a daughter] doesn’t really change my approach, but there’s definitely a difference.“I think you just raise your kids individually regardless – like a genderless [approach]. We still don’t know what she’s going to identify as.”The mum-of-three e...
Hot tub hack reveals washed-up security protection

Hot tub hack reveals washed-up security protection

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Thousands of hot tubs can be hacked and controlled remotely because of a hole in their online security, BBC Click has revealed. Researchers showed the TV programme how an attacker could make the tubs hotter or colder, or control the pumps and lights via a laptop or smartphone.Vulnerable tubs are designed to let their owners control them with an app. But third-party wi-fi databases mean hackers can home in on specific tubs by using their GPS location data.Balboa Water Group (BWG), which runs the affected system, has now pledged to introduce a more robust security system for owners and said the problem would be fixed by the end of February.Christmas alertPen Test Partners - the UK security company that carried out the research - wa...
Sarah Hyland reveals she had second kidney transplant

Sarah Hyland reveals she had second kidney transplant

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Modern Family star Sarah Hyland has revealed she had to have a second kidney transplant, and that she thought about suicide after the failure of the first. The actress, 28, said she underwent dialysis two years ago, when her body started to reject a kidney donated by her father when she was 21. She then found out that her brother was a match.Speaking about her health problems in an interview with US magazine Self, Hyland said she has had surgery 16 times - with six operations in the past 16 months or so, including surgery for endometriosis and to correct an abdominal hernia, as well as the second transplant. The star, who was born with kidney dysplasia - which means the organs did not develop properly before she was born - said she felt huge pressure before the second trans...
Caroline Flack reveals secret depression hell: 'I was numb 24/7'

Caroline Flack reveals secret depression hell: 'I was numb 24/7'

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The TV beauty, who can count the likes of Prince Harry and Harry Styles as her ex-boyfriends, has revealed things started to go wrong after she won BBC hit Strictly Come Dancing in 2014.Speaking frankly, Caroline said: "I woke up [the next day] and felt like somebody had covered my body in clingfilm."I couldn’t get up and just couldn’t pick myself up at all that next year."I felt like I was being held together by a piece of string which could snap at any time." Related Articles Caroline, who went on to co-host The X Factor with Olly Murs in 2015, insists that while the live of the rich and famous may look appealing from the outside, the reality is that it's actually a dark and lonely place.The 39-year-old continued: "Everyone is battling something emotional behind closed doo...