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Spyro’s missing subtitles anger gamers

[ad_1] Image copyright Activision A hotly anticipated remake of the Spyro the Dragon video games has been criticised for excluding deaf gamers.The new Spyro Reignited Trilogy does not have subtitles during the game's video sequences, so deaf players cannot follow the story.In a statement, publisher Activision said there was "no industry standard for subtitles".But many deaf gamers criticised the company's position and said it was a "weak excuse". While the
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My journey from British army to cyber-security expert

[ad_1] BBC Click talks to Phill Kimpton who had depression after leaving the British army after years of military service.He became fascinated by IT security and says working to prevent cyber-attacks gave him a new purpose in life and filled the void he was left with on leaving the army."Coming from the military and having that experience with physical security, I soon realised that with some technical aptitude and learning,
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Parents struggle to handle children’s tech habits

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many parents let younger children use their tablets unsupervised in their bedroom Parents worry about how excessive mobile use is affecting their children but struggle to tame their tech habits, suggests a survey.It found that 43% of 7,000 parents across Europe who were surveyed were concerned that using gadgets meant their children slept poorly. Others feared what tablet and phone use did to
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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds: Imams divided over video game fatwa

[ad_1] The Kurdish Union of Islamic Scholars has officially declared a fatwa against playing a hugely popular video game, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.Officially, the group is responsible for issuing fatwas – which are rulings by Islamic authorities – in Iraqi Kurdistan. However, other imams have come out against the ban.BBC Monitoring looks at the controversy surrounding the game in the region. [ad_2] Source link
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EE and Virgin Media fined £13.3m for overcharging customers

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images EE and Virgin Media have been fined £13.3m by Ofcom for leaving customers who quit broadband and phone contracts early "out of pocket".The regulator said about 400,000 EE customers who ended their contracts early were over-billed and paid up to £4.3m too much as a result.Ofcom said about 82,000 Virgin customers were overcharged by almost £2.8m. Virgin said it would appeal.Margot James, Digital Minister, said
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Sony won’t be attending E3 next year

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Sony won't be attending next year's E3 Expo for the first time in the event's 24-year history.E3 is one of the world's biggest gaming conferences.The three-day event usually sees gaming giants including Sony and Microsoft showcase their newest, shiniest products. In a statement, Sony said: "We always want to innovate, think differently and experiment with new ways to delight gamers." Sony went on to say:
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Award for wartime flight trainer returned to service

[ad_1] Image copyright Techworks Image caption The GAT-1 gave trainee pilots a sense of how to control and fly a plane A project to restore early flight simulators has won an award for the best computer conservation project.Engineers from the TechWorks museum in the US won the Tony Sale award for their work to return three simulation machines to working order.One of the contraptions, known as the Blue Box, was
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Dalby Forest sleeping mouse leaves visitors shut out

[ad_1] Image copyright Dalby Forest/Instagram Image caption The wood mouse preferred to sleep on the circuit board rather than in the 8,000 acres of woodland A resting rodent proved to be a gate-crasher at a Yorkshire beauty spot.Staff at Dalby Forest in the North York Moors were puzzled as to why the vehicle entry barrier was playing up on Thursday, stopping visitors getting in.They found it was a furry felon
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‘How Amazon helped me transition to a woman’

[ad_1] Image copyright Sophie Roberts "I knew from a young age that I wasn't the same as the other children," says Sophie Roberts, a 34-year-old Amazon software manager based in Edinburgh."I realised at around 14 or 15 that I was transgender but I wasn't comfortable at that point in my life in being out about it."It was 20 years later that she took the decision to come out at work.