News in brief

Students lead call for gun control in aftermath of Florida shooting

Victims of last week’s Florida school shooting gathered with thousands of supporters on Saturday to say “enough is enough”. The crowd chanted “shame on you”, denouncing politicians’ inaction in the wake of the country’s latest mass shooting.

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Martin Fourcade takes gold in biathlon Mass Start, becoming France's greatest Winter Olympian

Already the world's top-ranked biathalete, Martin Fourcade became France’s most successful Winter Olympian of all time on Sunday by taking a gold medal in the Men's 15km Mass Start.

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'Do not test Israel's resolve,' Netanyahu tells Iran at Munich Security Conference

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tehran on Sunday over aggressions by what he called Iran and its “proxies” in Syria, while showing what he claimed was a piece of an Iranian drone shot down in Israeli airspace.

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Stolen million-euro cello returned to French musician after Facebook appeal

A rare 18th century cello, which was stolen at knifepoint on February 15 from an award winning-musician outside her Paris home, was returned on Saturday after her social media appeal went viral.

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Video: Cleaning up Paris’s muddy river banks after the floods

The rain and the floods might have stopped, but the river banks of the Seine in Paris are still covered in mud, preventing pedestrians and cars from returning to their normal routes. FRANCE 24 spoke to the agents tasked to clean up after the floods.

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Students lead call for gun control in aftermath of Florida shooting

Victims of last week’s Florida school shooting gathered with thousands of supporters on Saturday to say “enough is enough”. The crowd chanted “shame on you”, denouncing politicians’ inaction in the wake of the country’s latest mass shooting.

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Video games

Video: How a team of inexperienced devs created Tokyo Jungle

In this 2013 GDC session, Yohei Kataoka goes over how a game development team with little experience was able to create Tokyo Jungle and explores the potential of the Japanese game development scene. ...

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EVE Online to permanently ban repeat offenders using bots

In a blog posted today, EVE Online developers announce that players who create automated bots will be banned for three days and removed from the game permanently if they are repeat offenders.  ...

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Despite increased downloads, Gameloft sees drop in daily and monthly average users

Gameloft saw a 12 percent growth in revenues from advertising activities and sales via app stores, with more than 2.5 million downloads per day across all platforms in 2017.  ...

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Alt.Ctrl.GDC Showcase: Striker Air Hockey

Striker Air Hockey makes use of a table sized-touch screen to do things no other air hockey game could do, creating unique effects and changing up how the game works on the fly. ...

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Get a job: Join Backflip Studios as an UI Artist

Colorado-based Backflip Studios is looking for an experienced UI Artist to improve gameplay designs and user interactions as a member of its development team. ...

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Video: How a team of inexperienced devs created Tokyo Jungle

In this 2013 GDC session, Yohei Kataoka goes over how a game development team with little experience was able to create Tokyo Jungle and explores the potential of the Japanese game development scene. ...

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News Hightech

Water purification could be the key to more electric cars

Humanity is going to need a lot of lithium batteries if electric cars are going to take over, and that's a problem when there's only so much lithium available from conventional mines. There may be an oddball solution for that, however: turn the worl...

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Netflix deal provides a much-needed boost in the Middle East

Despite what it seems, Netflix isn't a dominant force everywhere on the planet. In fact, it's struggling in the Middle East and northern Africa -- Netflix and Amazon combined represent 21 percent of the local subscription video space. The company is...

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The best portable SSD

By Justin Krajeski This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here. After research...

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After Math: Market fluctuations

It's been a volatile week for us all, what with the stock market's unpredictable undulations, the US Senate's DACA drama, the Olympics hacking and whatever other craziness that's sure to happen between the time I file this post and Sunday morning. It...

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Mattel's 'Jurassic World' dino-bots are surprisingly realistic

Mattel's last Kamigami STEM robot was an adorable DIY lady bug. Now, the toy company is aiming for something bigger with its new Jurassic World bots. You'll still have to put them together first, but what you end up with is a complex robo-dino with r...

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Water purification could be the key to more electric cars

Humanity is going to need a lot of lithium batteries if electric cars are going to take over, and that's a problem when there's only so much lithium available from conventional mines. There may be an oddball solution for that, however: turn the worl...

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Sport

Canadians earn a rest, but face tough path in Olympic hockey knockout stage

Team Canada did not win their group and face a more difficult path to move on in the Olympic men's hockey tourney. However, a 4-0 win on Sunday against Korea earned the Canadians a much-needed extra day off to prepare for what should be a game against Finland.

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Canadian Trail: How Canada did today at the Olympics

In a remarkable display of perseverance, an ailing Alex Beaulieu-Marchand earned 92.40 points on his second run for bronze in men's slopestyle to secure Canada’s 16th medal of the Winter Games in South Korea.

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Russian athlete in Pyeongchang suspected of doping violation

The Russian delegation at the Olympics in Pyeongchang has confirmed that it has received official notification from the International Olympic Committee of a possible doping violation by one of its athletes.

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Mike Babcock phone call boosts resurgent Homan team

A call from Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock gave Rachel Homan's team some extra motivation before earning its second straight victory following an 0-3 start at the Olympics.

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Golden 'Grams: Alex Beaulieu-Marchand is the ultimate wingman

The bronze medallist said "Hi" to his mom and then tried to get his sister a boyfriend, on national television.

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Canadians earn a rest, but face tough path in Olympic hockey knockout stage

Team Canada did not win their group and face a more difficult path to move on in the Olympic men's hockey tourney. However, a 4-0 win on Sunday against Korea earned the Canadians a much-needed extra day off to prepare for what should be a game against Finland.

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