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American charged over deadly 'swatting' raid

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Barriss was extradited from his LA home to Kansas to face charges An American suspected of making a prank call that led to a fatal shooting has been charged with manslaughter. Tyler Barriss, of Los Angeles, is alleged to have called police in Kansas falsely claiming he was armed […]

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Snapchat redesign is a 'flop' with users

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many regular users of Snapchat have complained about the service’s changed look Snapchat’s redesign, which was rolled out at the end of last year, has not gone down well with users. The refreshed look pushed out in the UK, Australia and Canada has proved unpopular, with up to 83% […]

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Apple health data used in murder trial

Image copyright Apple Image caption The data shows steps and flights climbed Health data has provided crucial evidence at a trial in Germany, in which a refugee is accused of rape and murder. Apple’s Health App accurately records steps and has been pre-installed on the iPhone 6S and newer models. Data suggesting the suspect was […]

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Europe puts 1bn euros into supercomputer research

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Car makers have had help from supercomputers which have been modelling manufacturing methods The European Commission has unveiled plans to spend 1bn euros creating “world class” supercomputers. The project was needed, it said, because European contributions to existing high-performance computing projects was “insignificant”. The cash will be spent developing machines […]