The Digest: Steve Jobs moves to Universal… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Universal acquires Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic  | The Verge

“Rumors of Universal Pictures taking over Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic have proven true. A studio spokesperson confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that a deal has been reached less than a week after Sony Pictures dropped the movie. Rights to the project were reportedly priced at over $30 million.”

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Magnetically-directed nanoparticles could help heal broken bones | Gizmag

“The coated magnetic nanoparticle method used by medical researchers from Keele and Nottingham universities in the UK, however, is claimed to be able to direct materials straight to an injury site without the need for surgery. It is then possible to remotely manipulate the nanoparticles to produce mechanical forces and maintain the bone regeneration process through the delivery of stem cells and a staged release of a growth stimulating protein.”

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 Google deletes game where aim was to ‘kill gays’ | The Telegraph

Google has removed a game called Ass Hunter which called on players to ‘kill gays’ from its app store after a surge of complaints.
The game’s description on the Play store read: ‘You are hunter and your mission is to kill gays as much as you can or escape between them to the next level. Gays may be hidden in bushes and unexpectedly catch you.’ “

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ISPs and security experts criticise UK web snooping law plans | V3.co.uk

“The new measures to be detailed by home secretary Theresa May are expected to be part of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill, and will require ISPs to keep data that is designed to identify individual subscribers and their web use. But while the measures have been given a cautious welcome by some civil rights campaigners, others have said that it will effectively be a step back towards the so-called snoopers’ charter that the government previously tried to pass, which would have introduced wide-ranging monitoring powers.”

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Apple may be developing its own virtual reality apps | Tech Radar

“Virtual reality is currently the realm of Oculus Rift, Samsung and Sony – with a little Google thrown in – but Apple may soon join the fray as well. It certainly seems that way based on an Apple job listing for an app engineer with experience with ‘virtual reality systems’.”

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Stuart O’Connor