Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Call of Duty breaks records as publisher faces Hong Kong backlash

The game's developer has become embroiled in controversy over the political crisis in Hong Kong. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49985747

Nobel chemistry prize: Lithium-ion battery scientists honoured

Three scientists have been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of lithium-ion batteries. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49962133

Goldman Sachs reviews role in Chinese tech firm Megvii

Goldman Sachs is advising Megvii, but the US has put the Chinese AI firm on a human rights blacklist. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49982238

No-deal Brexit data – should firms worry?

In a no-deal Brexit, the UK will need to prove to the EU that its data protection is up to scratch. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49980327

PlayStation 5 to launch by Christmas 2020

The long-awaited new generation Sony games console will be released at the end of next year. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-49978577

Logan Paul: Japan was my biggest fight

YouTuber Logan Paul says he 'hit himself in the face a year and a half ago' when he filmed a dead body in a...

Could blacklisting China’s AI champions backfire?

The US move to restrict trade with Chinese AI firms could encourage them to be more independent. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49971897

Fortnite-maker settles lawsuit against cheat-seller

Epic Games had sought damages from the seller, who is 14. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49972407

Hearthstone gamer banned for Hong Kong protest

The ban means pro-gamer Blitzchung will not be allowed to play Hearthstone for 12 months. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49971077

Adobe shuts down Photoshop in Venezuela

Users in the country have until the end of the month to save any work they have in their Adobe accounts. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49973337