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Reddit sleuth helps in hit-and-run case

Reddit sleuth identifies car part, leading to hit-and-run arrest By George Pierpoint BBC News Image copyright @wastatepatrol Image caption This photograph of a Washington State police officer holding a fraction of a car part led to the arrest of a driver in a fatal hit-and-run US Police have made an …

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Amazon's one-day delivery ad banned as 'misleading'

Image copyright Getty Images Amazon’s one-day delivery ad for Prime members has been banned as misleading. The UK advertising regulator said it had received 280 complaints, mostly from Prime customers who reported not receiving their packages within a day. It said the ad “must not appear again in its current …

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Fortnite: Ninja won't play with female gamers

Image copyright Getty Images Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has revealed that he doesn’t “play with female gamers” out of respect for his wife. The US gamer and husband of fellow streamer Jessica “JGhosty” Blevins has suggested that it could lead to rumours regarding him and the women he’s playing with. He …

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Sainsbury's supermarket goes 'till-free'

Image copyright Sainsbury’s Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is trialling its first “till-free” store, in which shoppers do not need to queue for a staffed or self-service checkout. Instead, customers can scan goods with a smartphone and put them straight into a bag. When they have finished shopping, their payment is processed …

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Ruby Rose exits Twitter amid Batwoman casting backlash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ruby Rose in an interview on US television last week Actress Ruby Rose has deleted her Twitter profile amid a backlash over her casting as Batwoman in a TV series. The Australian, who describes herself as “gender fluid”, confirmed last week that she would …

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Butlin's says guest records may have been hacked

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Butlin’s says it will contact affected guests Holiday camp firm Butlin’s says up to 34,000 guests at its resorts may have had their personal information stolen by hackers. The company says the data in question included names, home addresses, contact details and holiday arrival …

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Gab user's anti-Semitic posts removed

Image copyright Gab.ai Image caption Gab’s frog logo Two anti-Semitic posts have been deleted from fringe social network Gab after Microsoft, citing the content, threatened to take the site down. The posts were made by Patrick Little, who says he is running for US president and wants to remove Jewish …

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Germany lifts total ban on Nazi symbols in video games

Image copyright Bethesda Image caption In Germany, there are no video game Nazis – and swastikas are banned from being shown Nazi symbols can now appear in video games in Germany, ending a long-running and frequently ridiculed censorship. Germany bans symbols belonging to unconstitutional groups, which has caused problems in …

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Charlottesville: Why one man is suing Alex Jones for defamation

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Brennan Gilmore: “I became a target, with emailed death threats, harassment, hacking attempts” Brennan Gilmore heard the car accelerating before he saw it passing just metres in front of him. The driver of the Dodge Challenger sped downhill to Gilmore’s left before pausing, accelerating, …

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Art alive

Image caption Digital images of boats interact with a real world scene in New York’s Times Square Augmented reality (AR) – adding a digital overlay to a real-world image – is giving artists and galleries opportunities to create more interactive artworks and exhibitions, providing more exciting experiences and reaching new …

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