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The value of truth: How governments and the media are investing in the renewed appetite for facts

There has also been resurgence of funding and hiring in investigative journalism departments. Action is also being taken on a governmental level against potentially harmful fake news. But, public sector funding can be hard to come by. The source added that extra funding for the East StratCom Task Force had been proposed by the European Parliament last November, but had not been endorsed by member states. But, he added that the products would help the newspaper move "closer to (its) audience" as

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Madden predicts Super Bowl winner

The Atlanta Falcons may not be flying high at the end of Super Bowl LI. Electronic Arts' "Madden NFL 17" has made its annual prediction about the big game — and the video game forecasts the New England Patriots will come out on top by a score of 27-24. Here's how this year's game will play out, per the simulation. The Falcons will draw first blood, scoring during the first quarter after running back Tevin Coleman takes a pass from the backfield 15 yards into the end zone. Patriots quarterback To

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Hyundai debuts a miracle device that can help paraplegics walk

The H-MEX (Hyundai Medical Exoskeleton), designed for paraplegics, was the first exoskeleton born from the company's R&D labs. That device not only allows people paralyzed below the waist to take steps but also improves blood circulation among patients. Additionally, says Kyungmo, the exoskeleton can be used in rehabilitation for patients with spinal injuries that have not resulted in permanent paralysis. Leg lengths on the exoskeleton are adjustable to fit any user. Carbon fiber walking canes f

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PlayStation Plus lineup for February includes LittleBigPlanet 3

PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive a slate of free games in February that includes the creation-focused co-op adventure LittleBigPlanet 3 and the pixelated shooter Not a Hero, Sony announced today. Although the game was released on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, it’s not a cross-buy title, so only the PS4 version is free this month on PlayStation Plus. It’s one of the other four PS4 games for February. The reason there are five PS4 games in the lineup is that Starwhal, Ninja Senki

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Download of the day: CyberGhost VPN

Cyberghost VPNIn these dark times of hackers intercepting data, governments spying on their citizens’ perfectly legal activities and YouTube geo-blocking videos in some countries because of record companies’ nastygrams a virtual private networking app, or VPN for short, is increasingly important. There are many VPN apps out there, but very few that rhyme with toast. More importantly, CyberGhost VPN is really, really good. Sadly we think the need for VPNs for everyday browsing is just going to ke

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Inside our pre-review of Horizon Zero Dawn

In each episode of Quality Control, a Polygon editor talks to a critic after they review a new game, movie or piece of gear and allows them to add a little bit of extra context and insight. Why did they feel the way they did? What do they wish they had been able to discuss in more depth in their review? In this episode, Charlie Hall talks with Michael McWhertor about his pre-review of Horizon Zero Dawn. We also chat about what a ‘pre-review’ is to begin with.

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Nintendo lowers full-year operating profit outlook, but returns to quarterly profit

Nintendo cut its operating profit forecast for the year ending March to 20 billion yen ($176 million) from 30 billion yen, though a weaker yen and revenue from mobile gaming helped the videogames maker to its first quarterly profit in a year. October-December profit reached 32.3 billion yen from 33.5 billion yen a year earlier, the Japanese firm said on Tuesday. That compared with a Thomson Reuters Starmine SmartEstimate of 30.71 billion yen drawn from six analyst forecasts.

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Grand Theft Auto Online character transfers end in March

If, for some reason, you still have and still are playing a character on Grand Theft Auto Online on PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, you have a little more than one month to transfer that progress to the current console generation. Rockstar Games announced the March 6 deadline along with its latest promotions and special events within GTA Online. Progress transfer — within a console family only — began after Grand Theft Auto 5 launched on the current console generation in 2014. Updates and support for

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Pokémon Sun and Moon’s incredible success means the 3DS’ future is bright

Pokémon Sun and Moon are selling at a mind-boggling rate, and they’re on track to be the most popular games in the entire Nintendo 3DS library. While Pokémon Go may have faded as a phenomenon, it still seems to be having a strong knock-on effect for other Pokémon games and the platform on which they’re available. Nintendo reported sales of 6.45 million 3DS units during its third fiscal quarter, a figure that was up 10 percent year-over-year. Currently, the best-selling 3DS game of all time is th

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Nintendo pledges to keep making games for Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo’s new console-handheld hybrid, Nintendo Switch, won’t be a replacement for its current handheld platform, the Nintendo 3DS, company president Tatsumi Kimishima said in a recent investor briefing (PDF). Nintendo will continue to develop games for the 3DS family of systems, he said in response to continued speculation that the Switch will wholly replace the handhelds. “Our intention has always been to have Nintendo 3DS and 2DS side by side with the Switch,” Fils-Aime said. “We have heard

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