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Image copyright Shazam Apple is close to buying the music recognition app Shazam for about $400m (£300m), media reports say. Shazam, a UK company founded in 1999, allows people to use their smartphone or computer to identify and buy music through a snippet of sound. Shazam, which says it has…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Germany’s domestic intelligence agency says China used LinkedIn to target at least 10,000 people China is using fake LinkedIn profiles to gather information on German officials and politicians, the German intelligence agency (BfV) has said. The agency alleges that Chinese intelligence used the networking…

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Image copyright Interface Image caption Ellora James and Mari-Ann Ganson are pupils at Wick High School Two high school pupils have created an app designed to encourage children to enjoy the outdoors more often. Mari-Ann Ganson and Ellora James, who are both 17, created Envirocache for an apps competition. The…

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Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won three awards at the 2017 Game Awards in Los Angeles. It beat competition from Mario Odyssey, Persona 5, Horizon: Zero Dawn and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to be crowned game of the year. It also won best game direction and best action/…

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Salvador Sobral missed a week of Eurovision rehearsals due to his heart condition Portugal’s celebrated Eurovision Song Contest winner, Salvador Sobral, is recovering in hospital after undergoing a heart transplant. Surgeons at the Santa Cruz Hospital in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, said the 27-year-old was…

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Image copyright Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Image caption Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been held in Iran since April 2016 Boris Johnson has held talks in Iran to press for the release of British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. The UK foreign secretary met his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif to call for the release of the…

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Image copyright Strava Image caption Strava analysed 24.7m runs and 31m bike rides logged across the UK in 2017 A town in Northern Ireland with a population of just 21,000 has the fastest runners in the UK, according to data collected by a fitness app. Strava’s annual report showed the…

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Image copyright kovaciclea Image caption High-profile streamers are complaining about the way Twitch enforces its guidelines Scroll through the In Real Life (IRL) section of streaming site Twitch and you could be forgiven for thinking, now and then, that you have landed on a camgirl site. Scattered among the artists,…

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Image copyright EPA Image caption Michael Gove says: “Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed” Voters can use the next general election to have their say on a final Brexit deal, Michael Gove has said. The environment secretary praised Theresa May’s “tenacity and skill” in securing a last-minute deal to…

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