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Dota 2: UK major tournament to 'inspire' fans

Image copyright ESL/KelyKline Britain’s first-ever Dota 2 major tournament wants to “offer inspiration” to UK fans, organisers say. The event, being held in Birmingham this weekend, see teams from across the world compete for a $1m (£750,000) prize pool. There are only a few top level British players of the ...

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Fans mourn end of RuneScape game

Image copyright Jagex Image caption A screen grab from RuneScape Classic After 17 years, RuneScape Classic, the original version of the online game, will shut down. The creators have shared the news three months in advance so that players have time to say goodbye. The multi-user game, set in a ...

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Google and Facebook accused of breaking GDPR laws

Image caption Four web giants are accused of breaking the law Complaints have been filed against Facebook, Google, Instagram and WhatsApp within hours of the new GDPR data protection law taking effect. The companies are accused of forcing users to consent to targeted advertising to use the services. Privacy group ...

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Apple awarded $539m in US patent case against Samsung

Image copyright Getty Images A US court has ordered South Korea’s Samsung Electronics pay $539m (£403m) in damages for copying features of Apple’s original iPhone. The jury’s decision is the latest step in a long-running legal battle between the world’s top smartphone makers. It began in 2011 when Apple argued ...

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Strawb bots

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCome strawberry-picking with robots With strawberry picking season well under way – but migrant labour in short supply in several countries – we look at the various robots being developed around the world to help producers harvest this most popular fruit. Next ...

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Netflix eclipses Disney in market milestone

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Netflix boss Reed Hastings speaks in January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Netflix formally claimed the title of most valuable media company in the world on Thursday, at least for a bit. Shares in the online streaming giant rose more than 2% ...

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