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US asks London court to hand over two alleged hackers

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The dark web forum is alleged to have been used to trade stolen payment card details The US's attempt to have two alleged cyber-criminals extradited from the UK has come before a London court.The two men are accused of being members of a 36-strong group said to have been behind a dark web forum responsible for more than $530m (£409m) of losses to
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Deepfake: BBC newsreader ‘speaks’ languages he can’t

[ad_1] BBC newsreader Matthew Amroliwala only speaks English, but by using artificial intelligence software he suddenly appears to be speaking Spanish, Mandarin and Hindi.The technique is known as deepfake, where software replaces an original face with a computer-generated face of another.Amroliwala was asked to read a script in BBC Click’s film studio and the same phrases were also read by speakers of other languages.The software, created by London based start-up
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‘Ugly’ mistake sends Google data to China

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Data can easily go astray if hardware uses the wrong address book Google data for search and cloud services went astray for more than an hour on Monday thanks to an "ugly" mistake by an African ISP.The data was sent the wrong way when MainOne Cable, in Nigeria, updated address books for key network hardware.The update saw it claim to be the best way
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‘Gross’ furry Pikachu divides Pokemon fans

[ad_1] Image copyright Warner Bros Image caption Pikachu has thick fur in Pokemon Detective Pikachu Pikachu has been the approachable face of the Pokemon franchise for more than 20 years, but a new film trailer has left some fans unsettled.The preview for Pokemon Detective Pikachu shows the character covered in thick yellow fur, which some fans have called "grotesque" and "disgusting".While Pikachu has always been described as furry, it is
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Hitman 2: Sean Bean on being killed in video game

[ad_1] Actor Sean Bean has played many roles where his character dies before the end of the film or TV series and now gamers have the chance to digitally kill him when he appears as a special guest star target in the video game Hitman 2.The Hitman games cast the player as Agent 47 who can employ a wide range of weapons to kill his target.In addition to the single-player
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Esports Awards: Ninja ‘blessed’ to pick up two awards

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Ninja says he feels "blessed and honoured" after winning two Esports Awards.The streamer picked up Personality of the Year and Streamer of the Year at the event in London on Monday.He told fans on Twitter after the ceremony: "No stream tonight guys. I am going to play FFXI with my brother and best friend tonight and just relax. Very crazy day today."The 27-year-old has 11
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US overtakes China in top supercomputer list

[ad_1] Image copyright Carlos Jones/Oak Ridge National Laboratory Image caption The Summit supercomputer is housed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. China has been pushed into third place on a list of the world's most powerful supercomputers.The latest list by Top 500, published twice a year, puts two US machines - Summit and Sierra - in the top two places. The US has five entries in the top
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Xiaomi criticised for UK smartphone £1 flash sale

[ad_1] Image copyright Xiaomi Image caption Only three Mi 8 Lite phones could be bought in the first flash sale "Flash sales" publicising a Chinese smartphone company's UK launch have sparked a backlash on social media.Xiaomi advertised two of its new handsets for £1 each last week as part of a "crazy deals" promotion.But it has emerged that each flash sale involved only two or three phones and Xiaomi had
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Amazon asked to share Echo data in US murder case

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A judge in the US has asked Amazon to hand over audio recordings from an Amazon Echo which was in a house where two women died.Their bodies were found under the porch of a home in New Hampshire with multiple stab wounds.The man accused of their murder has pleaded not guilty and is due to stand trial next year.Amazon said it would not hand over
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Steam bug allowed unlimited free downloads

[ad_1] Image copyright Valve A man has been given $20,000 (£15,500) for discovering a bug in the Steam video games store that let people download any game for free.Security researcher Artem Moskowsky found a flaw in Steam's portal for games developers that let anybody generate licence keys without paying.Millions of people use Steam to buy and download games on PC and Mac computers.Mr Moskowsky told Steam owner Valve about the