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COLOGNE, Aug 24 — Among countless stands of car manufacturers, software developers and engineering universities at Cologne’s video games convention, the sight of fatigue-clad soldiers manning the ...
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HAVANA, Aug 24 — What, no internet?
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BUENOS AIRES, Aug 24 ― South American trade bloc Mercosur reached a free trade agreement yesterday with four European countries, Argentine officials and Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said after ...
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NEW YORK, Aug 23 — Wall Street stocks opened lower today after China announced another round of tariffs on US goods, the latest escalation in the protracted trade war between the countries.
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French president Emmanuel Macron, who will defend a global tax on tech giants at this weekend's G7 meeting, criticised a "crazy" system that gives firms a "permanent tax haven status".
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Google and other tech giants have said they will block an Internet security certificate issued by Kazakhstan's authoritarian government over concerns it can intercept...
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The other two entities are UMNO Pekan Division Education Bureau chairman Datuk Ibrahim Awang Ismail and Naza Quest Auto Sdn Bhd.
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HONG KONG, Aug 23 — Hong Kong shares ended the week with a healthy rise today as investors look ahead to a key speech later in the day by Federal Reserve boss Jerome Powell hoping for hints at furth...
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Joko Widodo delivers a speech in front of parliament members, ahead of Independence Day, at the parliament building in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 23 ― Google seems to have run out of sweets to name new versions of its Android operating system after.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 23 ― Originally scheduled for September 2, the mobile Gears of War game with a Funko Pop collectible figurine aesthetic is available for iOS and Android nearly two weeks early.
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Russian humanoid robot Skybot F-850 being tested ahead of its flight on board Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
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BERLIN, Aug 22 — Eurozone central bankers had worried that an economic slowdown hitting the bloc would drag on, as they prepared the ground for a new package of stimulus measures, according to minut...
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 22 — Yesterday, MacRumors spotted a new support page published by Apple instructing Apple Card owners on how to care for their new plastic.
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LONDON, Aug 22 — Britain and South Korea today signed a deal that will allow the two countries to keep trading freely after Brexit.
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US Energy Secretary Rick Perry – who oversees the country's nuclear arsenal – has fallen for an Instagram hoax.
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Facebook's plan to hire professional journalists instead of relying solely on algorithms to deliver news is a positive step but is unlikely to shake up an embattled media industry, analysts say.
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TOKYO, Aug 22 — Tokyo stocks closed flat today with investors in wait-and-see mode ahead of key US data expected later in the day and a speech by the Fed chairman the next day.
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HONG KONG, Aug 22 — Hong Kong shares sank this morning as nervous investors await a key speech by Federal Reserve boss Jerome Powell at the end of the week.
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SHANGHAI, Aug 22 ― As the first generation of professional gamers enters retirement, eSports is forced to confront a vexed question: After years spent killing rivals in a virtual world, what next?
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SYDNEY, Aug 22 — Qantas Airways posted a 6.5— per cent fall in annual net profit today, attributing the slide in earnings to higher oil prices and a weaker Australian dollar.
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HONG KONG, Aug 22 — Hong Kong stocks started today with small gains following a positive lead from Wall Street and more upbeat comments from Donald Trump regarding trade talks with China.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 22 — Over a year since Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will be getting a Clear History tool, the feature finally began rolling out yesterday — but only in three countrie...
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Aug 22 — Following a conclusive testing phase in India and Indonesia, Google Go, the “light” version of the essential mobile search app, will finallybe  freely available worldwid...
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A picture released by Sudan’s Presidential Palace shows Burhan (right) at the swearing in ceremony.
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NEW YORK, Wall Street stocks bounced early today after strong US retailer results and ahead of the release of Federal Reserve meeting minutes.
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WASHINGTON, Aug 21 —US tariffs on China will not fix the trade deficit, and neitherts, Internationa will weakening the US dollar through interest rate cul Monetary Fund economists said today.
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The report said the motorbike ride-hailing idea was mooted following a meeting between Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman and Go-Jek founder Nadiem Makarim with Prime Minister Tun...
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NEW YORK, Aug 21 — The latest lurches in President Donald Trump's trade war with China set the stage for a potential repeat of late 2018 when goods flooded into America's ports to beat new tariffs.
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TOKYO, Aug 21 — Once a pioneer in cashless transactions, Japan is now lagging behind as the world's biggest economies increasingly embrace electronic payments — because its ageing population still...
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 21 ― Because poor lighting is a chronic impediment to videocalling in various parts of the world, Google announced on Monday that its videocalling app, Google Duo, is getting a ne...
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Facebook on Tuesday confirmed plans for a News Tab that will be edited by seasoned journalists, in a departure from its longstanding practice of letting algorithms dictate a user's experience.
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When Mohammad Rafiq spotted two Rohingya refugee girls dusting their faces with circles of traditional thanaka powder under the warm morning light, he quickly took out his smartphone to capture the moment.
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Singapore will next week begin a public trial of driverless buses that can be booked with an app, part of ambitions to roll out autonomous vehicles across the city-state.
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Buzzing like a giant insect over the verdant Moselle Valley, a drone sprays fungicide over rows of vines.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 21 — Facebook yesterday confirmed plans for a News Tab that will be edited by seasoned journalists, in a departure from its longstanding practice of letting algorithms dictate a u...
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On-demand autonomous shuttle bus is seen during the official launch of a public trial run at Sentosa island resort in Singapore.
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NEW YORK, Aug 20 — Wall Street stocks opened lower today, retreating after three straight positive sessions amid lingering unease over the US-China trade war and low US bond yields.
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FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Aug 20 — Only a dozen airlines will eventually share the aviation market for major international routes, predicts Lufthansa’s CEO, while a possible future economic crisis could ...
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BEIJING, Aug 20 — A Beijing skyscraper confiscated from a fugitive Chinese billionaire was sold in an online auction today for 5.18 billion yuan (RM3.07 billion), the latest twist in a salacious sag...
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HONG KONG, Aug 20 — Hong Kong shares ended slightly lower today after a four-day rally, with profit-taking offsetting fresh hopes for China-US trade talks.
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Top prosecutors from a group of US states are readying a joint investigation into whether major technology firms have violated antitrust law, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
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SEOUL, Aug 20 ― South Korea said today it will issue fines and file criminal complaints against Volkswagen and Porsche for installing “illicit devices” that helped multiple diesel vehicles cheat...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 20 ― The White House is considering cutting taxes or reversing tariffs to head off a recession, US media reported yesterday, despite President Donald Trump's insistence the economy w...
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The city of Scarface and Miami Vice is vying to become a new powerhouse of tech startups that some in the business hope will spawn a novel phenomenon – the "iguanacorn".
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SYDNEY, Aug 20 ― BHP, the world's biggest miner, more than doubled its annual net profit today on the back of higher iron ore prices and a rebound from significant setbacks the previous year.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 20 — Google has confirmed its game-streaming service Stadia will launch in November, and released a full list of games which will feature on the fresh platform.
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STOCKHOLM, Aug 20 — Today, Spotify announced that the Premium Family Plan will soon be updated to include a highly requested parental control setting.
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SANTA BARBARA, Aug 20 — Hot off the heels of the tech specs communicated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), German site WinFuture has unveiled more information about Sonos' very first B...
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NEW YORK, Aug 19 — The steadying of the US Treasury market and talk of economic stimulus in Germany and China helped lift Wall Street stocks early today.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — Malaysian police today questioned a controversial Indian Islamic preacher for allegedly making insensitive remarks about race in the multi-ethnic country, as pressure mounts o...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police Monday (Aug 19) questioned a controversial Indian Islamic preacher for allegedly making insensitive remarks about race in the multi-ethnic country, as pressure mounts o...
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LONDON, Aug 19 — Bank of England governor Mark Carney has withdrawn from a high-profile business event with China’s ambassador to London, sources said today, as pro-democracy protests continue in ...
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On an August morning in Paris, when most of the city is in an advanced state of summer torpor, hundreds of young men and women are sweating it out in the third week of a gruelling month-long endurance test.
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TOKYO, Aug 19 — Japan’s politically sensitive trade surplus with the United States grew more than 15 per cent in July, data showed today, as negotiators from the two economic powerhouses prepare t...
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LUXEMBOURG, Aug 19 — Buzzing like a giant insect over the verdant Moselle Valley, a drone sprays fungicide over rows of vines.
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Once confined to comic books, exosuits that enhance a wearer's physical abilities took a step forward Aug 15 as researchers unveiled a pair of robotic shorts that assist in walking and running.
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MIAMI, Aug 18 — Miami is famous for beach parties, gators that wander onto golf courses and iguanas that tumble out of palm trees.
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MOSCOW, Aug 18 — New machines popping up in Russian shopping centres seem innocuous enough — users insert their passport and receive a small loan in a matter of minutes.
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WASHINGTON, Aug 17 — Donald Trump said yesterday that tech giant Apple would be spending “vast sums” of money in the US in a tweet ahead of a dinner meeting with its CEO Tim Cook.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 17 — As summer nears an end and students prepare to go back to school, Google is enhancing their College Search feature to offer potential university students more information abo...
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 17 — Yesterday, Apple released beta 7 of iOS 13 to developers inside which the Brazilian media iHelp BR found an image suggesting that the iPhone 11 series will be launched on Se...
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Indonesia President Joko Widodo delivers a speech in front of parliament members, ahead of Independence Day, at the parliament building in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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WASHINGTON, Aug 16 — Homebuilding projects initiated in July in the US fell sharply and unexpectedly compared to June due to another steep drop in apartment construction, according to data released ...
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PETALING JAYA: The family of Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin today said they will be bringing her body home, where she will be laid to rest, “close to her loving families in France and Ireland”. ...
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HONG KONG, Aug 16 — Cathay Pacific announced the shock resignation today of its CEO Rupert Hogg, days after the Hong Kong carrier was censured by Beijing because some staff had supported pro-democra...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — The grief-stricken parents of a Franco-Irish teen found dead in Malaysia after she disappeared from a rainforest resort claimed her body today, the police said, following an a...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The grief-stricken parents of a Franco-Irish teen found dead in Malaysia after she disappeared from a rainforest resort claimed her body Friday (Aug 16), police said, following an auto...
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HONG KONG, Aug 16 — Hong Kong shares rebounded from early losses today to close higher, as investors sought bargains after a volatile week across global markets.
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PYIN OO LWIN, Myanmar: At least 14 people have been killed in ongoing fighting Thursday between Myanmar’s military and rebels who mounted a series of attacks, including an unprecedented strike on a...
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Balinese take part in a purification ritual at the Beji Temple, located inside a monkey sanctuary in Ubud on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali after a disrespectful video a Czech couple posted on th...
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JAKARTA: Indonesia has sealed parts of palm oil and timber concessions owned by 10 companies on Borneo island after a spate of forest fires, authorities said on Thursday, warning those involved in fo...
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Modi waves at the crowd during the ceremony to celebrate the country’s 73rd Independence Day at the Red Fort in New Delhi.
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NEW YORK, Aug 15 — Walmart reported improved results today on solid US sales and e-commerce growth and again defended its decision to keep selling some guns after a mass shooting at a Texas store.
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Chinese Internet giant Tencent has been forced to apologise after its video team reported that a typhoon had wiped out the entire population of a province in east China that is home to nearly 100 million people.
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Hundreds of Google employees on Wednesday called on the internet titan to avoid working for US immigration officials until they stop "engaging in human rights abuses".
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TOKYO, Aug 15 — Tokyo’s benchmark Nikkei index was down sharply today after Wall Street shares nosedived on fears for the global economy.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 15 ― While Twitter, YouTube, and Slack have begun to roll out dark modes built right into their mobile applications as optional themes, Facebook and its suite of apps have been tr...
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TOKYO, Aug 15 — Tokyo’s key Nikkei index opened down nearly two per cent today after Wall Street shares nosedived on fears for the global economy.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 15 ― Yesterday, Facebook opened Spark AR, a tool that lets Instagrammers create their own AR-powered effects, to the world as a public beta.
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WASHINGTON, Aug 15 — The top executives at large US companies are paid 278 times more than their company’s workers and the gap continues to widen, according to a study published yesterday.
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Bugha celebrates with the trophy after winning the final of the Solo competition at the 2019 Fortnite World Cup.
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NEW YORK, Aug 14 — Wall Street stocks were back in sell-off mode early today as weak economic data from China and Germany and a key US Treasury benchmark exacerbated global recession fears.
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SINGAPORE, Aug 14 — Singapore further cut its annual growth forecast yesterday as the escalating US-China trade war hammers exports, in another ominous sign for Asia’s trade-reliant economies.
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BRUSSELS, Aug 14 — Economic growth in the 19-country eurozone slowed to 0.2 per cent in the second quarter of 2019, after expanding 0.4 per cent in the first, official data showed today.
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PARIS, Aug 14 — France’s unemployment rate dipped slightly in the second quarter to 8.5 per cent, its lowest level in a decade, the national statistics agency Insee said today, confirming a modera...
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An Aedes Aegypti mosquito on human skin.
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HONG KONG, Aug 14 — Hong Kong shares ended with gains today following Donald Trump’s decision to delay planned tariffs on a number of Chinese imports, though investors remain on edge over increasi...
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TOKYO, Aug 14 — Tokyo’s benchmark Nikkei index gained nearly 1 per cent today, following rises on Wall Street, as concerns over the US-China trade row eased after President Donald Trump delayed ta...
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FRANKFURT, Aug 14 — Germany’s economy contracted in the second quarter, preliminary official data showed today, as the export-oriented country battles global trade and growth headwinds.
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NEW YORK, Aug 14 — After launching two versions of the social media-oriented smart sunglasses, neither of which resonated with the public, Snapchat Inc announced yesterday that they’re launching a...
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TOKYO, Aug 14 ― Tokyo stocks opened higher today, following rises on Wall Street, as concerns over the US-China trade row eased after President Donald Trump delayed tariffs on key Chinese goods.
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SEREMBAN: The remains of missing Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin have been found in a stream at Pantai Hills some 2.5km from the resort where she and her family were staying.
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Atambayev stands at the entrance to his residence in the village of Koi-Tash near the capital Bishkek.
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McLeod and Schmegelsky in a file combination photo.
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A health worker fills a syringe with Ebola vaccine before injecting it to a patient, in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo.
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NEW YORK, Aug 13 — Today, a user on the gaming forum ResetEra spotted an FCC filing made by Nintendo indicating that the company is planning to launch a Switch-compatible SNES gaming controller.
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NEW YORK, Aug 13 — Instead of requiring Android users to log in to services within the Chrome web app with a password, Google has launched the option for users to identify themselves via biometric a...
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 13 — Microsoft has halted development of an ambitious update to Minecraft, throwing in the towel after concluding it was technically too complicated, according to a blog post by t...