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Early April Fool’s joke? Activision reveals Call of Duty Mobile at GDC

Okay, okay, so there's hasn't any sort of backlash against this new announcement but we had to take a shot at Activision after what happened during the announcement of Diablo Immortal. Acti has revealed Call of Duty Mobile, a smartphone-focused title designed to take on the likes of PUBG and Fortnite on Android and iOS. Because if those folks can release successful smartphone shooters, so can Acti...[Read More]

Don’t fall for it: a parent’s guide to protecting your kids from online hoaxes

It’s a parent’s responsibility to protect their children from harm, no matter where that threat of harm comes from. But what if the threat is a hoax? We’ve seen recently a rollercoaster of panic from parents trying to protect their kids from a supposed online threat known as the Momo challenge, that has for months been debunked as a hoax.

Apple launches two new iPads, including the first mini to support the Pencil

A week ahead of Apple’s services-focused announcement event, Apple has launched two new iPads -- the satisfyingly small 7.9in iPad mini, and a 10.5in Pad Air.

Garmin looking to make its MARQ with a new collection of tool watches

Hey, you know what we really need? A bunch of highly-specific smartwatches, tailored to one of several very specific activities. Just kidding, you never need anything like that. Unless you're making a living doing said activities, we guess. Wanting them, though? That's another story. And we certainly want to give Garmin's new MARQ line of connected tool watches a closer look. 

Cell C’s streaming service Black announces new subscription packages

Black subscribers will now be able to choose which content they prefer, and pay a monthly rate according to their personal taste in TV.

iPhone 11 rumoured to launch with triple cameras, square camera bump

We're a long way out from Apple's annual iPhone reveal but that doesn't mean that folks aren't still (always) trying to puzzle what's coming next from the company. The newest talk about town? Apple's going to be hopping on the triple-camera bandwagon for the iPhone 11. And if it's true, helped along with an apparent design leak, we're not really sold on the design. It doesn't feel like something A...[Read More]

Hackers are making personalised ransomware to target the most profitable and vulnerable

Once a piece of ransomware has got hold of your valuable information, there is very little you can do to get it back other than accede to the attacker’s demands. Ransomware, a type of malware that holds a computer to ransom, has become particularly prevalent in the past few years and virtually unbreakable encryption has made it an even more powerful force.

Light Start – Apple Watch and your heart, Endgame, James Gunn returns, and battle royale (with cars)

This week in Light Start, we've got an Apple Watch study, James Gunn returns for Guardians 3, the newest Avengers: Endgame trailer, and Notmycar.

Elon Musk reveals the Model Y, Tesla’s compact SUV

This morning Elon Musk revelaed the Tesla Model Y. It's the electric carmaker’s new compact SUV that’ll only be available in 2020.

Huawei has a backup operating system, in case it loses access to Android, Windows

Huawei has long been rumoured to have its own mobile operating system in reserve, rumours that reach back to 2012. There's also apparently an OS waiting for the company's computer products

Facebook CEO’s missive on privacy disturbs as it tries to take over messaging too

If ever Alanis Morrissette wanted a definition of "ironic" it was Mark Zuckerberg's use last week of the word "privacy". He says bizarre things like Robert Mugabe used to, oblivious to the reality on the ground, and how absurd his utterance sound.

Facebook’s ‘pivot’ is less about privacy and more about profits

Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s latest promise is that his social media conglomerate will become a “privacy-focused” one. By turns lauded and lambasted, this move does not quite address users’ primary problems with the company.

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