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Samsung’s vice-chairman has been arrested over bribery claims

Following an investigation by the South Korean Special Prosecution Office and a petitioning of the courts to grant it a warrant, the heir-apparent and vice-chairman of Samsung, Jay Y. Lee, has been arrested. This case is linked with the impeachment of current President, Park Geun-hye, the investigation into whom is still ongoing. …

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Bangarang! Hook actor is crowdfunding a Rufio prequel

Dante Basco, the actor who played Rufio in the 1991 adaptation of Peter Pan, Hook, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to film a short prequel film about the character. At the time of writing, it’s reached $13,000 of its $30,000 goal, with several hundred backers already on board. “This is …

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Verizon to shave $300 million from Yahoo deal

The Verizon Yahoo buyout deal is still likely going ahead for somewhere in the region of several billion dollars, but that doesn’t mean they’ve settled on a price. Indeed closing in on a year on from the initial announcement, Verizon is still looking to pay less for internet giant in the …

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Indian space agency breaks satellite launch record

The Indian Space Research Organisation has broken the world record for launching simultaneous satellites into orbit around the Earth. Taking off in the early hours of this morning, the Polar Satellite Launch vehicle PSLV-C37 hauled 104 satellites out of the Earth’s atmosphere. Three satellites were for Indian use, while the other …

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Google reveals AI that can de-pixelate an image

Pixelated images, ‘potato’ cameras, and pictures deliberately blurred to hide people’s faces, could become a thing of the past thanks to Google’s latest algorithm development. The company’s neural network can now take an image of just eight by eight pixels and use clever guesswork, to work its way back to …

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