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Apple removes Russian social media giant VK from app store

Washington CNN Business — Apple has removed VKontakte, a top Russian social media platform, from its app store, according to the app’s developer. Apple’s decision also affects other iOS apps produced by VKontakte’s parent, the technology giant VK, according to a blog post Tuesday by the company. “Now some VK applications are blocked by Apple, …

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How do you even cheat in chess? Artificial intelligence and Morse code

CNN — It’s the story that has rocked chess and shown no sign of abating. The cheating scandal which has engulfed the sport, involving five-time world champion Magnus Carlsen, is all anyone is talking about. On Monday, Carlsen explicitly accused fellow grandmaster and rival Hans Niemann of cheating for the first time in a lengthy …

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Netflix is ​​opening a video game studio in Finland as part of latest pivot into gaming

CNN Business — It began by mailing out DVDs, then evolved to become a production and streaming powerhouse. Now Netflix appears to be making its next big bet on the future of gaming. The streaming giant is building its first in-house video game studio in Helsinki, Finland, as it expands its empire over mobile games, …

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Hugh Jackman is back as Wolverine in Ryan Reynolds’ ‘Deadpool 3’

Ryan Reynolds stars in “Deadpool 2.” 20th Century Fox Hugh Jackman will enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe alongside Ryan Reynolds in “Deadpool 3,” which is due out in theaters Sept. 6, 2024. Reynolds, who portrayed the “merc with a mouth” in several 20th Century Fox projects, announced via social media that he and Jackman are …

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Walt Disney World, Universal to close Florida parks

Cinderella Castle in Walt Disney World. Roberto Machado Noa | Lightrocket | Getty Images As Hurricane Ian nears the west coast of Florida, the Walt Disney Company and Comcast’s Universal Studios are preparing to close their Orlando-based theme parks for at least two days. Disney announced Tuesday that Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Magic …

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Chess world champion Magnus Carlsen explicitly accuses rival of cheating

CNN — Chess world champion Magnus Carlsen released a statement confirming his accusations of cheating against rival and fellow chess grandmaster Hans Niemann on Monday. The statement, which was made via a Twitter postfollows Carlsen’s recent withdrawal from the 2022 Sinquefield Cup in Saint Louis after his third round defeat against Niemann and his withdrawal …

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Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns defensive end, hospitalized with his passenger after car crash

CNN — Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett was transported to a hospital Monday with non-life-threatening injuries following a car crash, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Just before 3 pm, troopers responded to a report of a rollover crash and injury in Sharon Township, about 40 miles south of Cleveland, Ohio State Highway …

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‘The Woman King’ shows why the box office needs more mid-budget movies

Viola Davis stars in Sony’s “The Woman King.” Sony “The Woman King” held firm at the box office during its second weekend in theaters. The Sony film is expected to generate $11.2 million in ticket sales domestically from Friday through Sunday, a 42% drop from its opening weekend. Typically, blockbuster films will drop 50% to …

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