Russia posts images from game as 'evidence' US helps ISIS

Daily Mail - Science & tech

The Russian ministry of defence today claimed it had'irrefutable evidence' the US is helping ISIS in the Middle East - and backed up its claim by posting pictures from a computer game.


Russia posts video game image as 'proof' U.S. is aiding Islamic State: monitor

The Japan Times

Russia's defense ministry on Tuesday posted images it said proved the U.S. was aiding the Islamic State jihadi group in the Middle East, but social media users pointed out they included a still from a video game.


Profile: Alexei Navalny, opposition leader

Al Jazeera

"Don't try to fight for me," Alexei Navalny wrote on Twitter after police in Moscow arrested him during a protest, urging people to stay with the rally he had called. "Our issue today is the fight against corruption." Navalny, 40, a staunch Kremlin critic and anti-corruption campaigner, has long been the most visible opposition figure to the rule of President Vladimir Putin . He rose to prominence in Russian politics in 2008 when he started blogging about alleged corruption at some of Russia's big state-controlled corporations. He used social media to reach out to predominantly young followers, mocking the establishment loyal to Putin.


Pornhub and YouPorn adult websites blocked in Russia, as authorities tell citizens to 'meet people in real life'

The Independent - Tech

Nasa has announced that it has found evidence of flowing water on Mars. Scientists have long speculated that Recurring Slope Lineae -- or dark patches -- on Mars were made up of briny water but the new findings prove that those patches are caused by liquid water, which it has established by finding hydrated salts. Several hundred camped outside the London store in Covent Garden. The 6s will have new features like a vastly improved camera and a pressure-sensitive "3D Touch" display


Nintendo Switch: Video game company's shares fall as new console disappoints investors

The Independent - Tech

Nintendo's new Switch gaming console is off to an underwhelming start. The new machine, a tablet-sized device with wireless controllers that can be used anywhere but also connects to TVs, will go on sale 3 March at a price of $300 in the US and £279.99 in the UK, with a brand-new Zelda game as its launch title. None of that, however, was enough to convince investors that it will be a big moneymaker for the Kyoto-based company, whose shares fell 5.8 perc ent to 23,750 yen (£169.96) after Nintendo executives held a presentation in Tokyo on Friday. Nintendo is counting on the Switch to end years of pain at its console division, which released a successor to the popular Wii in 2012 that flopped. After shunning the smartphone market for years, its long-awaited foray into mobile gaming got off to a rough start, with last month's disappointing debut of Super Mario Run.