Behrouz Boochani: Refugee who wrote book with WhatsApp wins top prize

Image copyright Ashley Gilbertson/VII/Redux/eyevine Image caption Behrouz Boochani has become a chronicler of the lives of aslyum seekers on Manus Island An asylum seeker and journalist detained for years by Australia on an island in the Pacific has been awarded the country’s richest literary prize. Behrouz Boochani, an Iranian Kurd, wrote No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison …

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La French Tech faces its next challenge: How to go big

More than five years after the French government launched an ambitious entrepreneurship program, the so-called “French Tech” movement has made considerable progress. But a new venture funding report also highlights the immense challenges that remain for this nation’s startup ecosystem. The latest French Tech report card by C.B. Insights revealed that in 2018 France’s startups raised $3.5 billion in funding, …

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Microsoft's Surface sales soar to nearly $2 billion, though chip shortages are hurting

Revenue from Microsoft’s Surface lineup topped nearly $2 billion for Microsoft’s fourth calendar quarter—and Microsoft believes so strongly in its success that it’s predicting another 20-percent growth on top of that for the current quarter. In fact, Surface sales are upending Windows’ traditional role at Microsoft—even though it’s likely Intel’s fault. For even as Surface rises, PC sales are suffering …

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Security gaps widen as Afghan forces shrink, U.S. troops threaten pull out: report

As the Trump administration pushes for peace in Afghanistan, a new U.S. watchdog report says Afghan security forces are shrinking, gaps in security are growing, and the Taliban are largely holding their own despite a surge in American bombing. These trends reflect what U.S. military officials call a stalemated war, more than 17 years after U.S. forces invaded following the …

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Apple should borrow these 4 privacy features from the competition

Apple is a leader in the tech industry when it comes to protecting user privacy and security. Compared to Google and Facebook, and even Microsoft and Amazon, Apple collects way less data about its users and is frequently the first to implement new security features across its software and hardware lineups. However, that’s not to say Apple can’t learn a …

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Top 25 roundup: Waters runs deep as No. 19 LSU rolls

Tremont Waters made a season-high six 3-pointers and scored 23 of his season-best 36 points in the first 16 minutes to power No. 19 LSU to a 72-57 victory over Texas A&M on Wednesday night in College Station, Texas. Jan 30, 2019; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies guard Wendell Mitchell (11) controls the ball as LSU Tigers guard …

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Sunless Skies review

NEED TO KNOW What is it? An adventure on the high skies, with roguelike elements and lots of lovely wordsExpect to pay £19/$25Developer Failbetter GamesPublisher Failbetter GamesReviewed on Intel Core i5-8350K, 8GB RAM, GeForce GTX 1060Multiplayer? NoLink Official site We have a Marvel Cinematic Universe, so why not a Failbetter Interactive Universe? The third game in the world of Fallen …

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Superhero creator Stan Lee honored in Hollywood

FILE PHOTO: Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee poses at a tribute event “Extraordinary: Stan Lee” at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Comic book giant Stan Lee, who dreamed up such pop culture icons as Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, the Black Panther and countless others, has been honored …

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