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Sidestepping App Stores, Facebook Lite and Groups get Instant Games

HTML5 almost ruined Facebook when baking in the mobile web standard to speed up development slowed down the performance of the social network’s main iOS and Android apps. For a brief moment in 2011, Facebook even tried to build an HTML5 gaming platform codenamed Sparta to escape the taxes of Apple and Google’s mobile operating systems. But at the time, ...

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Ukrainian Su-27 crashes during war games with US, American serviceman reportedly killed

Published time: 16 Oct, 2018 15:38 Edited time: 16 Oct, 2018 15:51 A Su-27 fighter jet has crashed in Ukraine’s Vinnitsa region during exercises with the US military, killing both pilots. One of them was an American serviceman, the Ukrainian military said, later deleting the statement. The Su-27 crashed during a simulated combat flight. The Ukrainian General Staff initially issued ...

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Trump says ‘no reason’ for costly war games with South Korea, blames China for stalemate with North

US President Donald Trump has blamed Beijing for the lack of progress on North Korea’s denuclearization, saying China has put North Korea “under tremendous pressure” in response to a trade war Trump had started in the first place. The White House statement, posted by Trump in a string of tweets, says that the US President “feels strongly” that Pyongyang has ...

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Epic Games just gave a perk for folks to turn on 2FA; every other big company should, too

Let’s talk a bit about security. Most internet users around the world are pretty crap at it, but there are basic tools that companies have, and users can enable, to make their accounts, and lives, a little bit more hacker-proof. One of these — two-factor authentication — just got a big boost from Epic Games, the maker of what is ...

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Epic Games just gave a perk for folks to turn on 2FA; every other big company should, too

Let’s talk a bit about security. Most internet users around the world are pretty crap at it, but there are basic tools that companies have, and users can enable, to make their accounts, and lives, a little bit more hacker-proof. One of these — two-factor authentication — just got a big boost from Epic Games, the maker of what is ...

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‘Best not mess with these guys’: Russia wins international army games, challenges NATO (VIDEOS)

Russia beat China and 30 other states in the biggest International Army Games yet, which wrapped up after 28 different disciplines were contested across seven countries. After the fourth edition of the annual competition finished with a Russian win in the tank biathlon – the most popular event in what has become the military version of the Olympics – at ...

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Germany lifts strict constitutional ban on Nazi symbols to allow them in video games

Germany has softened its longstanding and strict ban on swastikas and other Nazi symbols, to allow their inclusion in computer and video games, after a heated public debate over the Wolfenstein video game franchise. The lifting of the ban on Nazi symbols, if used in a “socially adequate” way, was announced by a German industry group on Thursday. The Entertainment ...

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Facebook builds its own AR games for Messenger video chat

Facebook is diving deeper into in-house game development with the launch of its own version of Snapchat’s multiplayer augmented reality video chat games. Today, Facebook Messenger globally launches its first two AR video chat games that you can play with up to six people. “Don’t Smile” is like a staring contest that detects if you grin, and then users AR ...

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‘Confronting possible enemies’: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards admit holding Gulf naval war games

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has acknowledged its warships took part in a naval exercise in Persian Gulf over the last few days to hone skills in “confronting possible threats” posed by enemies. “This exercise was conducted with the aim of controlling and safeguarding the safety of the international waterway [in the Persian Gulf],” said General Ramazan Sharif, spokesman for Iranian Revolutionary ...

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Tank biathlon: Spectacular war machine challenge kicks off on first day of Intl Army Games (VIDEO)

The Tank Biathlon World Championship, a massive, breathtaking military race, kicked off after the opening of the large-scale International Army Games in the Moscow region. The competition will be held in seven countries. Teams from over 20 countries, including Russia, China, India, Syria and Iran are expected to take part in the tank biathlon championship, held for the sixth time ...

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