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The curious case of mystery crypto boxes

Between carefully-crafted listings of photographs of items sold as if they were the actual product and mystery boxes filled to the brim with garbage sourced from resellers and local dollar stores, the early days of eBay were a mess. A highly amusing mess for outsiders, but still a mess. We …

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GameSeek creator returns to online sales with ToySeek

Following a plethora of controversial social media campaigns, online retailer GameSeek quietly entered administration back in May, reportedly a surprise to everyone behind the scenes. Founder Stephen Staley isn’t deterred from the market, however, shifting his focus towards ToySeek in an attempt to plug the gap left by Toys “R” …

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UK government bolsters facial recognition efforts, prompting backlash from privacy advocates

Despite its disastrous implementation throughout this year, the UK government and Metropolitan Police have set in motion plans to expand their efforts with real-time facial recognition in order to catch criminals. This has prompted concern from non-profit privacy advocate, Big Brother Watch, which is now crowdfunding in order to combat …

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Elgato launches a more compact Stream Deck Mini

Elgato has revolutionised livestreaming with its Stream Deck, allowing content creators to seamlessly boot programs and transition scenes in a sleek and stylish way. Introducing the Stream Deck Mini, Elgato has trimmed its celebrated controller from 15 LCD buttons to a simplified 6. The Stream Deck Mini functions much like …

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Investigation finds Facebook moderators trained to overlook certain kinds of abusive content

Facebook has been at the centre of a few major controversies recently. The social network has been embroiled in everything from privacy scandals to politics. Another long-criticised aspect of Facebook is the inconsistent moderation of offensive material. Similar to the undercover Cambridge Analytica investigation, an undercover reporter has since tackled …

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Briony Games (livestream) – Ep 1: PC Building Simulator !

In the first of our new 'Briony Games' series - reviewer and gaming addict Briony Hannam takes a look at 'PC Building Simulator' - a new title which is designed to let people build their own virtual PC system. It could be used as a way of checking how a rig looks before buying the real, physical components online. Briony had never loaded this simulator before producing this video - it was recorded live as she played about with the software herself at home.

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