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LAST_UPDATETue, 24 Jan 2017 4pm

Pokemon Go Unleashed On Game-Mad South Korea Six Months Late

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Nintendo Co's smash hit Pokemon Go was unleashed on South Korea on Tuesday, six months after it was released elsewhere in the world, a delay caused by security fears over Google Maps.

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Transport Ministry Says 'No' To Dego Ride Motorbike Taxi Service

KUALA LUMPUR: The Transport Ministry has instructed the Road Transport Department to take action against motorcycle taxi service Dego Ride. Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi said the government had never issued any licences to enable motorcycles to ferry passengers, as offered by the company.

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Trolls Try To Trigger Seizures - Is It Assault?

Can sending a flashing animated picture online constitute an assault against someone with epilepsy? An American journalist who says a tweet from a troll gave him a seizure intends to find out.

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Blame Technology, Not Longer Life Spans, For Health Spending Increases

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American life spans are rising, and as they are, health care spending is, too. But longevity is not contributing to the spending increase as much as you might think.

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‘Where Does Cloud Storage Really Reside? And Is It Secure?’

A Microsoft cloud computing center in Quincy, Wash. Pic: NYT

“Cloud” data is stored on hard drives (much the way data is usually stored). And yes, it’s probably more secure than conventionally stored data.

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Snapchat Discover Takes A Hard Line On Misleading And Explicit Images

SAN FRANCISCO — On Snapchat last week, MTV published an article with the headline “Is this the thirstiest person on earth?” The article, which ran on Snapchat’s news service, Discover, appeared with a picture of a bikini-clad blond woman taking a selfie, even though the piece was about a fully clothed man.

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative To Acquire AI Firm

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which aims to prevent and manage the world's diseases, is investing in artificial intelligence.

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Samsung Blames Galaxy Note 7 Fires On Faulty Batteries

Smartphone giant Samsung has blamed faulty batteries for the fires that hit its flagship Galaxy Note 7 device last year, as it sought to draw a line under a damaging scandal.

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The Battery Battle Hots Up

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Batteries are hot right now - literally in the case of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7.

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Saudi Telecoms Authority Says Cyber Attacks Have Targeted Websites

Pic: ReutersSaudi Arabia's telecommunications regulator, the Communication and Information Technology Commision (CITC) said on Monday cyber attacks had targeted several websites in the kingdom, the country's state television said on its Twitter account.

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