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PewDiePie: Roblox lifts ban after social media backlash

[ad_1] Image copyright PewDiePie/YouTube Image caption Roblox says it has more than 70 million monthly active users Online social game Roblox has reinstated PewDiePie's account after banning the popular YouTuber over an "inappropriate username".PewDiePie revealed the ban in a video on his YouTube channel to his more than 85 million subscribers.Other users then reported that they had received bans or warnings simply for mentioning the YouTuber's name.PewDiePie's account was eventually
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Ad code ‘slows down’ browsing speeds

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Poorly written code can make some pages very slow to load Ads are responsible for making webpages slow to a crawl, suggests analysis of the most popular one million websites. The research by developer Patrick Hulce looked at which chunks of code take longest to load.About 60% of the total loading time of a page was caused by scripts that place adverts or
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Ford puts bed hoggers in their place and other news

[ad_1] BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology stories of the week including:Drone manufacturer DJI says it will expand the technology that prevents them being flown near airports and other sensitive sitesSome Premier League football teams work with Intel to create an immersive 360 degree video experience for fans Ford takes lane assist technology for cars to keep couples on their side of the bedSee more
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Former Apple lawyer charged with insider trading

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images US prosecutors have charged a former top Apple lawyer with insider trading.Gene Levoff is accused of using confidential information to trade the firm's securities for personal gain.Mr Levoff, who was responsible for ensuring compliance with Apple's insider trading policies, is accused of breaching those policies on several occasions.Apple fired him last year after being contacted by authorities and conducting an internal investigation. The US Securities
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Crackdown on young celebs in gambling ads

[ad_1] Image copyright ASA Image caption Ads like this should be more heavily restricted in future, say watchdogs Rules around gambling ads, which include a ban on the use of young celebrities and sports stars, will become stricter, especially online.From 1 April, gambling operators will also have to ensure that the majority of the audience of any social media influencers they work with are over 18.The Committees of Advertising Practice
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Ordnance Survey to launch mapping drone

[ad_1] Image copyright Ordnance Survey Mapping organisation Ordnance Survey plans to launch a solar-powered drone to capture higher quality images of the Earth.Its Astigan craft will fly higher than commercial airliners at 67,000 ft (20,400m), and could circle the Earth for 90 days before it needs to land.It will collect images and data for businesses and organisations to use.It hopes to launch "fully operational high-altitude tests" of the craft before
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Grindr and Tinder ‘must not risk children’s safety’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Dating apps Grindr and Tinder are to be asked to explain to the government how they protect children, after an investigation claimed minors are put at risk of sexual exploitation.More than 30 cases of child rape have been investigated by police since 2015 after victims evaded age checks on such apps, the Sunday Times found.Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright described it as "truly shocking".Grindr and Tinder
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Esports gamers battle at event in Northamptonshire

[ad_1] About 650 esports gamers and 100 spectators are battling it out to win thousands of pounds at a four day event in Northamptonshire.Open 24-hours a day, players are competing in tournaments on games including Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Rainbow Six Siege and Starcraft II at Kettering Conference Centre.Gamers range in age from about 15 to 60 and the event, running across the weekend, also includes a number of fun
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TikTok: When gummy bears singing Adele rule online

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: What is TikTok?Have you seen the viral video where a choir of gummy bears sing a rousing chorus of Adele's Someone Like You?Or maybe the slightly bizarre sight of people putting make-up on potatoes?Or perhaps you have been out and about and someone has inexplicably shouted "hit or miss" at you?These seemingly unconnected experiences all share one thing in common
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From selfie taker to lifesaver: The smartphone grows up

[ad_1] Image copyright Peek Vision Image caption In the Masai Mara, Kenya, the smartphone is becoming an essential piece of equipment As the smartphone falls in price while its capabilities improve, it is becoming a valuable tool in the diagnosis of a growing number of diseases and ailments around the world.When Yonatan Adiri's mother fell down a bank and briefly lost consciousness when travelling in China, an initial diagnosis suggested