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Harry Potter game prepped by Niantic with London-based acquisition

Harry Potter game prepped by Niantic with London-based acquisition

The game-making company Sensible Object was acquired by Niantic, as announced by the companies this morning. Niantic is the company that was once part of Google, coming from Google Maps and landing in a separate company under Alphabet called Niantic Labs. They made Pokemon GO and Ingress and they'll soon have a Harry Potter game using the same engine. Now they're readying their business to explode in size once more by acquiring a team called Sensible Object - now re-named Niantic London!

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Huawei ban list and timeline: Google, Microsoft, Android fallout

Huawei ban list and timeline: Google, Microsoft, Android fallout

Today we're going to run down the effective Huawei ban list, the basics in China-based spy fears, and the fallout. This has a little to do with ZTE, a lot to do with China's government, and what might be the worst bout of luck a company ever had (with regard to their native country's timing for a trade war with the United States). But most importantly, we're going to list all the places Huawei's been banned, rejected, or removed in the recent past. SEE: Updates at the end of this text.

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Is OnePlus 7 (non-pro) cheaper than OnePlus 6T?

Is OnePlus 7 (non-pro) cheaper than OnePlus 6T?

OnePlus users are having a bit of a conundrum this afternoon as they check prices of the new OnePlus 7. That's not to mention the OnePlus 7 Pro, also released today - we're talking about comparing the OnePlus 7 (non-pro) to the OnePlus 6T. They're not the same price - what's the deal? And why can't you buy a OnePlus 7 (non-pro) in the USA?

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Dyson wants gas cars banned by 2030 in UK

Dyson wants gas cars banned by 2030 in UK

Critics of gasoline vehicles have been ramping up toward suggestions of an outright ban of gas-guzzling vehicles around the world for decades. For most, it didn't seem realistic until very recently. The idea that any government would be able to ban the use of a certain sort of fuel didn't seem possible when there was no realistic alternative, but with the rise of the electric car, a no-gas law might well be in the making.

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Major UK university ushers in new era of psychedelic research

Major UK university ushers in new era of psychedelic research

Imperial College London, a public university in the UK, has announced the launch of the Imperial Centre for Psychedelic Research, the first psychedelic research effort to launch at a major academic institution. This is a milestone moment for psychedelic research, which has historically been restricted by laws against these substances. Despite restrictions, a growing body of psychedelic research has revealed a number of potential mental health benefits.

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WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange has been arrested

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange has been arrested

The UK Metropolitan Police announced today that it has arrested WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, ending a years-long standoff that saw Assange claiming asylum with Ecuador and taking refuge in the country's embassy in London. Assange first took up residence in the embassy in 2012 in an attempt to avoid extradition to Sweden in a sexual assault case.

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New 50p coin in UK is a Stephen Hawking black hole

New 50p coin in UK is a Stephen Hawking black hole

This black hole Stephen Hawking coin is bonkers. The United Kingdom's Royal Mint just started a collection of real-deal coins that'll be able to be used in the wild - but you'll far more likely be keeping in your private collection. The collection is centered on British Science, and if Stephen Hawking's black hole coin is any indication, it's about to get wacky in here.

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The Prodigy front man Keith Flint dies in England

The Prodigy front man Keith Flint dies in England

Keith Flint died over the weekend of an apparent suicide after delivering decades of high-powered music all around the world. This fellow and two bandmates formed The Prodigy, a dance-born music group that became prominent with the album Music For The Jilted Generation, which featured Flint on vocals for the Firestarter. "I can't believe I'm saying this but our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend," said bandmate Liam Howlett. "I'm shell-shocked... angry, confused and heartbroken."

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Oppo RX17 Pro and Neo: New phones from China, detailed VS R17

Oppo RX17 Pro and Neo: New phones from China, detailed VS R17

If you're looking for daring design in a new smartphone in 2019, look toward China. Today we're looking at three new phones revealed by the folks at Oppo as they take aim at the UK for the first time ever. In the mix are the Oppo Find X (a truly powerful beast), and two editions of a device we've already seen up close and personal: Oppo RX17 Pro and RX17 Neo.

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Honor Play Review: Inexpensive, Balanced, Unique

Honor Play Review: Inexpensive, Balanced, Unique

The Honor Play is a surprisingly low-cost smartphone made with gaming in mind. It features a 6.3-inch display with a notch and a relatively small chin, and it runs a unique sort of Android (with Honor's EMUI on top). The Honor Play is aimed at the newest wave of mobile gamers, bringing a bit of external aesthetic flavor to the mix as it packs in a decent bit of power under the hood.

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Bermuda Triangle mystery “solved” by science

Bermuda Triangle mystery “solved” by science

Much like most conspiracy theory-worthy phenomena, the Bermuda Triangle's explanation starts with hysteria. Once it became fashionable to find the Bermuda Triangle mysterious, research bias and the onset of television and the internet kept this legend popular. Scientific facts suggest there's already been an answer - and a series of answers - for quite a while now. It's just that the mystery is more popular - and profitable - than the truth.

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Common cold cured (or so it would seem)

Common cold cured (or so it would seem)

Researchers just published a paper describing a synthetic molecule that prevents the spread of the common cold. This lab-created molecule blocks the fatty-acid attachment required for proliferation of the cold. Roberto Solari and Edward Tate at Imperial College London, UK and a whole bunch of other researchers made this discovery a reality.

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