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MPs to review 'Boaty' naming process
MPs want to examine the process that has been used to find a name for the UK's new polar research ship - a vessel the public wants to call Boaty McBoatface.
[BBC News UK]

Italy: Don't want to take migrants? Then you pay
ROME (AP) " A top aide to Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says Rome supports a proposal by the European Union's executive to fine nations for refusing migrants they were supposed to accept.Fewer than 600 of 40,000 asylum-seekers (...)
[nzherald.co.nz - world]

Travel Live: Good morning Vietnam
Eli Orzessek is currently on Contiki's Vietnam Highlights tour. He will be posting updates throughout the trip. I'd been warned about the intense traffic in Vietnam when I had trouble crossing the streets in Taiwan.Boy were they...
[nzherald.co.nz - travel]

Her Story: how JG Ballard and Sharon Stone inspired the award-winning game
Sam Barlow wanted to make a new kind of police procedural mystery. So he quit his job, read interrogation manuals and created one of the most interesting games of the last five years There are no spoilers for Her Story in this article. When Sam Barlow was working at Climax Studios in (...)
[The Guardian]

Vivaldi closes in on the cure for the common browser
If you miss the old Opera, the Opera of the Opera 12-era, then Vivaldi is for you. And if the current crop of browsers leaves you wanting more or you end up installing a dozen extensions to get things the way you like them, Vivaldi is well worth a look. But even if you never use this new (...)
[OSNews]

VIDEO: Zambia crash families still want closure
In 1993 a military plane carrying Zambia's football team crashed killing all onboard, but 23 years on their families are still waiting for closure.
[BBC News Africa]

Apple patent shows better version of autocorrect
In a patent filing, Apple says it wants to make it clear for people to see when a word has been changed, and easier for people to send corrections when autocorrect makes a mistake. Podcast favorites: Blindsided: How ISIS Shook The World | Bernie gets the Axe | Guns in (...)
[CNN Money]

Atari co-founder: mobile games make me want to throw my phone
Video games pioneer Nolan Bushnell is planning to revive the ‘hardcore fundamental game design’ of arcades to make mobile titles worth playing The video game arcade is the cathedral of the games industry. Veteran players see these increasingly endangered places as shrines to design purity, (...)
[The Guardian]

Social media interaction tools might make massive open online courses stickier
Developers of massive open online courses -- or MOOCs -- may want to take a page from Facebook to keep more students engaged and enrolled, according to researchers.
[Science daily]

Why I stopped mispronouncing my own name
'I can't speak Igbo but I want my son to learn'
[BBC News Africa]

Nikki Sixx launches campaign to get YouTube to ‘do the right thing’ over music royalties
Mötley Crüe and Sixx:AM co-founder wants to swell the chorus of criticism of Google service from musicians and persuade it to up its payouts Mötley Crüe co-founder Nikki Sixx is the latest musician to criticise YouTube over the royalties it pays out for music video streams. Sixx’s call for the (...)
[The Guardian]

Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Momentum: car review | Martin Love
Volvo’s flagship SUV is already the safest on the planet. Now, with the T8 hybrid, it wants to be the greenest, too £55,455 Engine: 2.0-litre 4cyl turbo and supercharger, plus electric motor Power: 395bhp Transmission: Eight-speed automatic, four-wheel drive 0-60mph: 5.3 seconds Top speed: 140mph (...)
[The Guardian]

Facebook is going to start showing you pieces people actually read
Another algorithm change has been announced by the social network, focused on enhancing reading time Facebook is changing its algorithm yet again, and this time it wants to show you more things that you’ll actually spend time reading or watching. The social network looks at a wealth of data when (...)
[The Guardian]

Free VPN integrated in Opera for better online privacy
Today, we want to share with you another big thing that you will first see in the developer channel for Opera for computers. We are the first major browser maker to integrate an unlimited and free VPN or virtual private network. Now, you don't have to download VPN extensions or pay for VPN (...)
[OSNews]

E-stonia: the country using tech to rebrand itself as the anti-Russia
President Toomas Henrik Ilves says he has spent 10 years building an open government, and wants to make it ‘impossible to do bad things’ on the internet It’s not often that a European head of state uses the “radical postmodernist philosophy” of Jacques Derrida and Jean Baudrillard to bash a hostile (...)
[The Guardian]

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