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The Slate Quiz with quizmaster Ken Jennings: Play the news quiz for the week of Oct. 18.

It's been a rough couple of weeks for the country, especially for the approval ratings of politicians, and even more especially for the approval …

Grand Theft Auto V accounted for 50% of all games software sold last month—and that’s bad news

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>Two sets of numbers out this week show just how quickly the ground is shifting in the videogame industry. Figures from the NPD Group, released monthly and watched closely, show a bumper September for videogame retail sales. Total US sales came in at $1.08 billion across …

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Seene Uses Computer Vision To Create Unique And Eerie 3D Images On iPhone

It’s not often that I use a new ‘photo capture’ app and impressed by it within seconds. It’s not that there’s not a lot of cool stuff being built out there, it’s just that the frontiers are getting closer and easier to predict.<p>That’s not true with Seene, an app by computer vision company Obvious …

Maldives opposition protest over vote cancellation

<b>Opposition supporters in the Maldives have staged protests after police intervened to stop the presidential election from taking place.</b><p>Police prevented ballot papers from being sent out on Saturday, saying two of the three candidates had failed to approve the registry of voters.<p>The elections …

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Dick Cheney feared assassination by shock to implanted heart defibrillator

The former United States vice-president Dick Cheney was so fearful of assassination by terrorists sending an electronic shock to his implanted heart defibrillator that he ordered doctors to fit a new device without a wi-fi capability.<p>The extraordinary admission comes in the 72-year-old's new book …

Syria: UN aid chief calls for urgent ceasefire in Muadhamiya

<b>The UN's humanitarian chief has called for an "immediate pause in hostilities" in Muadhamiya, a rebel-held suburb of the Syrian capital, Damascus.</b><p>Valerie Amos said 3,000 people were evacuated last Sunday, but that the same number were trapped in the town amid continuing shelling and …

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Obama: Washington 'has to change' after shutdown and debt ceiling crisis

President repeats appeal for bipartisan co-operation later echoed by Hillary Clinton in Virginia campaign speech<p>Barack Obama used his weekly address on Saturday to repeat his appeal for greater co-operation between political parties in Washington DC, in the aftermath of the government shutdown and …