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Groundbreaking game gets fan-backed reboot

The original game Credit: ITV News Anglia

A campaign to reboot one of the most popular computer games of all time has been successful.

Elite was originally launched in the early 1980s and allowed players to fly a spaceship in a three dimensional universe. It was designed by two Cambridge University students created the groundbreaking game

Now more than 20,000 people have backed a project by the original designers to reboot the game.

New design Credit: Elite

The game has been completely redesigned and rebranded as Elite:Dangerous.

Government requests for Facebook data 'up 25%'

Facebook has said requests by governments for user information rose by about a quarter in the first half of 2014 over the second half of last year.


In the first six months of 2014, governments around the world made 34,946 requests for data.

During the same time, the amount of content restricted because of local laws increased about 19%.

"We're aggressively pursuing an appeal to a higher court to invalidate these sweeping warrants and to force the government to return the data it has seized," the company said in a companyblog post.

£3 million investment in drug screening technology

Three million pounds is being invested in revolutionary drug screening technology being developed in Norwich.

Scientists at Intelligent Fingerprinting Credit: ITV News Anglia

The funding has been secured by Intelligent Fingerprinting which hopes to have its new testing unit on the market next year.

It can detect drug use by analysing fingerprint sweat.

Electronic checks at Stansted Airport

New electronic passport checks are being introduced at Stansted Airport.

The new e-gates at Stansted Credit: ITV News Anglia

The 15 new gates can check passports electronically using a chip in the passport itself.

They've been officially opened by Security and Immigration Minister James Brokenshire.

They're part of a £260m investment programme at the airport.


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