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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 …

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How U2's technology is changing concerts for the better

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAdam Clayton shows us around (and through) U2’s 30-metre long “barricage”. “The two things you can’t have up here are vertigo and a need for stability.” U2 bassist Adam Clayton is giving me a tour of “the barricage”, a 29-metre long, double-sided …

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Would you splash out on a new phone to get VR on the go?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 5G could transform a smartphone and headset into a virtual reality device outside Superfast 5G mobile broadband sounds exciting, but there’s a major drawback: we’ll need to buy new phones. Will the extra expense be worth it and when will we be able to …

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What are NPCs and why are they all over social media?

Image copyright Unknown The Trump-supporting right has a new favourite meme and it’s being shared far and wide to troll their political opponents. Twitter has suspended hundreds of accounts after users on pro-Trump Reddit forum r/The_Donald coordinated efforts to set up ‘non-player character’ profiles mocking liberals on the social networking …

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Spotify ad banned for causing 'distress' to children

Image copyright Spotify Image caption The advert featured a doll surprising young people A Spotify ad has been banned for “unjustifiably” distressing children. The advert mimicked a horror film and showed young people being menaced by a scary doll when they played a particular song. In its ruling, the Advertising …

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Virgin Media faces 'power issue'

Image copyright Getty Images Virgin Media says it is investigating a problem which has left many customers in London without internet access and TV services. The company tweeted that the problem “might be fixed this evening”, but said a separate “system issue” left it unable to provide more information. The …

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Sky battles: Fighting back against rogue drones

Image copyright OpenWorks Engineering Image caption A New Orleans police officer shoulders a drone capture “gun” Rogue drones have nearly caused air accidents, have been used as offensive weapons, to deliver drugs to prisoners, and to spy on people. So how can we fight back? This summer a packed Airbus …

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An online decency moderator's advice: Blur your eyes

Image copyright Facebook Image caption People working in content moderation see the worst that the internet can throw at them “When I left, I didn’t shake anyone’s hand for three years. I’d seen what people do and how disgusting they are. I didn’t want to touch anyone. I was disgusted …

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