The Digest: Elon Musk’s next mission… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Elon Musk’s next mission: internet satellites | The Wall Street Journal

“Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk shook up the automotive and aerospace industries with electric cars and cheap rockets. Now, he is focused on satellites, looking at ways to make smaller, less-expensive models that can deliver Internet access across the globe, according to people familiar with the matter.”

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Xbox One November System Update brings custom backgrounds, Twitter integration | PC World

“The November System Update for the Xbox One is here, and it’s a doozy. According to Microsoft’s Larry Hyrb (AKA Major Nelson), the November System Update adds new customization options, adds TV-watching features, and makes improvements to the Xbox One Store.”

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Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto: ‘What can games learn from film? Nothing’ | The Telegraph

“When Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of the Super Mario Bros. series of video games, celebrated his 40th birthday, he put away unchildish things. He quit smoking and pachinko, a form of gambling game that combines the brightest, noisiest parts of pinball and fruit machines, took up swimming, and vowed to spend more time in his garden.”

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Mark Zuckerberg finally explains why he forced you to download the standalone Messenger app  | The Verge

“In a live Q&A session, Mark Zuckerberg finally told us why Facebook moved messaging out of its main app and into a separate, standalone app you have to download.”

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Virgin Media’s censorship tool bodges UK customers’ internet traffic | ISP Review

“Cable operator Virgin Media has issued a brief apology after an unspecified number of their customers suffered problems accessing websites due to a fault with the ISPs Web Safe (Parental Control) service, which uses network-level filtering to block ‘potentially age-inappropriate websites’ from the eyes of children.”

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