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Is blockchain living up to the hype?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Blockchain is one of the technologies used in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin As we approach Bitcoin’s 10th anniversary at the end of this month, we ask whether blockchain – the technology underpinning the cryptocurrency – is fulfilling its promise, or a tech still looking for a better reason to exist. […]

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YouTube pours money into how-to videos

Image copyright Getty Images YouTube will spend $20million (£15m) developing educational and how-to content on the platform, the company has announced. Some video-makers have been frustrated by changes to the platform that made it harder for them to earn money producing short and well-researched videos. Critics say YouTube’s algorithms favour long and sensationalist videos. The […]

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Five things to know about Red Dead Redemption 2

Image copyright Rockstar The hotly anticipated game Red Dead Redemption 2 is due for release on Friday (26 October). The western-style adventure is set in the aftermath of a failed train robbery and is actually the prequel to the original 2010 title. It’s the first major release for studio Rockstar Games since the launch of […]

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The story behind your PlayStation username

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The first PlayStation console was released in 1994 PlayStation has announced that early next year players will be able to change their PlayStation Network Online ID for the first time. It’s a long-awaited feature for PlayStation users that means those weird and shameful usernames will be no more. Can’t […]

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What's the point of concept cars?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe fantasy cars that will never be made Concept cars look beautiful and futuristic, but why do manufacturers spend millions developing them if they’re never going to make it into production? Take, for example, the DS X e-tense, a “2035 dream car” produced by the French luxury […]

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Facebook in fresh video metrics row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Video metrics were inaccurate, Facebook admitted in 2016 Facebook was aware of inaccuracies in the way it measured how many people viewed video on its site for a year longer than it has previously admitted, court documents have claimed. Newly released papers that are part of a US legal […]