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Fortnite used by company for job interviews

Image copyright Dare.Win A French marketing agency is inviting applicants for an internship to discuss the opportunity over a game of Fortnite. Candidates are asked to add Dare.Win on the Playstation Network, which is one of its clients, and then be interviewed while playing the video game. Dare.Win says the ...

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How electric vehicles are moving into the fast lane

Image caption Sushila Devi and her e-rickshaw From battery-powered delivery trucks and rickshaws, to Formula E racing cars, electric vehicles are entering the mainstream. But will a lack of investment in charging infrastructure hold the market back? In 2015 single mum Sushila Devi was struggling to make ends meet and ...

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Video-calling ‘owl’ helps opioid addicts in US

Image copyright Owl Labs Image caption The Owl gets its name from its distinctive appearance Mental health experts in West Virginia, US, are turning to a video-calling “owl” to run opioid treatment sessions. The owl-shaped camera automatically focuses on the person speaking but also captures a panoramic view of everyone ...

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Hacking the US mid-terms? It’s child’s play

In November, Americans will go to the polls to vote in the crucial mid-term elections. But as intelligence chiefs in the country continue to warn of Russian interference, there is great concern about how vulnerable the US voting infrastructure could be to cyber-attack. At the Def Con hacking conference in ...

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Charlottesville: Why one man is suing Alex Jones for defamation

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Brennan Gilmore: “I became a target, with emailed death threats, harassment, hacking attempts” Brennan Gilmore heard the car accelerating before he saw it passing just metres in front of him. The driver of the Dodge Challenger sped downhill to Gilmore’s left before pausing, accelerating, ...

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