Facebook is having to answer tough questions about how it allowed Cambridge Analytica to harvest data about millions of users, raising concerns about how tech giants safeguard personal information. BBC News reports:

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Samsung's latest flagsip smartphone, the Galaxy S9, is released today. Whilst the camera is impressive, the general consensus seems to be that there isn't much else that sets it apart from the predecessor, the Galaxy S8. The Evening Standard has been taking a look:


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We live in a time where technology is relatively cheap and not expected to last for long, and this results in a massive amount of broken and out-dated tech being thrown away. Manufacturers often seem intent on discouraging repairs because they would rather you spend money on their latest model than make do and mend. Repair cafes have been springing up to try and change this way of thinking:

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What do you think - should we be putting more effort into repairing tech, or should the burden fall on manufacturers to make it easier?
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The official announcement isn't meant to happen until tomorrow, but keen eyes have spotted that the next game in the Tomb Raider series, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, will be released on 14th September 2018. Kotaku have more:

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Forget self-driving cars, Google founder Larry Page is skipping right ahead to flying taxis. His company, Kitty Hawk, has developed an electric-powered autonomous flying taxi that takes off like a helicopter and flies like an aircraft - it's like a cross between a drone and a small plane.

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Today is the 29th birthday of the world wide web, and to mark the occasion web-inventor Tim Berners-Lee has published an open letter about the future of the internet. Notably, he discusses the fact that control falls to a very small number of large corporations who act with profits in mind rather than their users' best interests.

Read the full letter here: World Wide Web Foundation
Commentary: Financial Times
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In the yesterday's Nintendo Direct presentation, it was announced that the hugely popular Super Smash Bros will be coming to the Nintendo Switch platform later this year.

You can watch the full Direct presentation here: Nintendo Direct 8th March 2018

Alternatively, Kotaku have a handy summary of all the main announcements: Link
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Microsoft's lightweight operating system, Windows 10 S, was released less than a year ago, but today Microsoft executive Joe Belfiore confirmed via Twitter that this will change in 2019. Instead of Windows 10 S being a separate operating system, it will become a mode of Windows 10. Tech Radar has more:


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