Daily Roundup: Valve and VR, Hillary Clinton's email and more!

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Daily Roundup: Valve and VR, Hillary Clinton's email and more!

Welcome to the Daily Roundup. We take a look at the secret meetings Valve arranged to get developers excited about its VR project. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton answers questions about her use of personal email and a number of companies share ideas on the future of wearables. Head past the break to get caught up on today's biggest stories.

How Valve's secret meeting got devs on board with Steam VR

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Alex Schwartz expected robes. His development studio, Owlchemy Labs, received a cryptic email from Valve, one of the largest and most mysterious companies in the gaming industry, on an otherwise normal day in October: The message contained a secrecy agreement, plane tickets and the vague assertion that this was all about something related to virtual reality.

Hillary Clinton: 'I think I went above and beyond' email requirements

The most contentious work-related email debate of this month (at least) continued today, as likely presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held a press conference at the UN headquarters. The topic? Her use of a self-hosted email address during her time as Secretary of State.

These companies think the future of wearables is wellness, not watches

Whisper it, but if the trend at London's Wearable Technology Show is any indication then the future of wearables may not be in fitness. Yesterday, Apple announced a medical research platform in the form of Research kit and less than 24 hours afterward, the dominant theme is not about pleasing marathon runners.

Wikimedia is suing the NSA over its mass surveillance program

The Wikimedia Foundation is suing the US National Security Agency (NSA) for breaching Wikipedia users' privacy with mass surveillance techniques. It said that the aim of the suit is to "end (the NSA) mass surveillance program in order to protect the rights of our users around the world."

Self-destructing site shows how long it takes Google to find you

Wondering how long it would take for Google's search engine to find your website if you didn't promote it? About 22 days, according to Matthew Rothenberg. He recently launched Unindexed, a purposefully short-lived web community that was set to self-destruct as soon as Google's indexing technology made it searchable.

Uber wants 1 million women as drivers by 2020

To put it mildly, Uber's reputation for supporting women is less than stellar -- it's not hard to find women who refuse to be passengers, let alone drivers. However, the ridesharing service just took a significant step toward gender equality: as part of a collaboration with the United Nations, it's vowing to create 1 million jobs for women as Uber drivers by 2020.

New 'Game of Thrones' episodes will air worldwide simultaneously

It looks like HBO has caught wind of those "most pirated show in the world" stats Game of Thrones keeps racking up, and it's making a change. Besides launching HBO Now streaming that anyone in the US with internet (and an Apple device) can sign up for, its distribution is changing up worldwide.

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