Uber alerts drivers to distracted ‘Pokémon Go’ players and advises how to make money

Ride-hailing giant Uber has alerted its drivers to the potential hazard of distracted pedestrians and other drivers playing ‘Pokémon Go.’ The company also pointed out money-making possibilities by hanging out near ‘Pokémon Go’ locations.

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Search engines’ role in radicalisation must be challenged, finds study

Nearly 500,000 online searches a month return Islamist material, says report that advocates multilateral approach to removing extremist sites

More than 484,000 Google keyword searches a month from around the world, including at least 54,000 searches in the UK, return results dominated by Islamist extremist material, a report into the online presence of jihadism has revealed.

The study found that of the extremist content accessible through these specific keyword searches, 44% was explicitly violent, 36% was non-violent and 20% was political Islamist in content, the last being non-violent but disseminated by known Islamist groups with political ambitions.

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Amazon Web Services booms as revenues hit $2.9bn in second quarter

The company’s cloud services business combined with a surge in Prime subscriptions to increase revenue 31% year on year

Amazon Web Services, the company’s cloud service division, has long provided the infrastructure for vast retail websites and plucky startups alike, from Netflix and Airbnb to Nasa and the Royal Opera House, but is now seen as the company’s biggest driver of growth.

AWS combined with enthusiastic take-up of its premium “Prime” service to generate better than expected revenue for the second quarter of the year.

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The new VR Hub for Dota 2’s International 2016 Compendium throws you into the bloodbath

Valve Software updated the International 2016 Compendium for Dota 2 with several cool features including a special VR Hub for SteamVR-compatible headsets. Viewers can watch the battle from afar or jump right into the action.

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Facebook’s virtual reality just attempts what artists have been doing forever

Mark Zuckerberg says VR will capture human experiences like never before – but is it really superior to what writers and artists achieved centuries ago?

The future is here, and it is glorious – but it’s not real. Or so said Mark Zuckerberg in an interview published Wednesday, wherein he sketched Facebook’s grand ambitions for virtual reality. If Zuckerberg’s billions have anything to do with it (and it’s reasonable to suppose that they will), headsets like the Oculus Rift will shape our future digital lives, transforming everything from movie-watching, to tennis matches, to sharing baby pictures with our friends into immersive, technicolour 3D experiences.

Related: 6×9: A virtual experience of solitary confinement

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