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Month: August 2018

A brief history of Spider-Man games

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He’s a vigilante, a public menace and the star of more than three decades of absurd video games Continue reading…

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The Ford Focus is dead in the US because of Trump’s trade war

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Ford just announced that it’s abandoning plans to sell the Focus Active — which the company makes in China — in the United States because of tariffs imposed by the Trump administration. The car was supposed to be one of two models that Ford planned to sell in the US going forward as it shifts […]

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Before Amazon’s Jack Ryan, Alec Baldwin played the definitive version of the character in Hunt for Red October

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There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through all the crap you could be watching. Each Friday, The Verge’s Cut the Crap column simplifies the choice by sorting through the overwhelming multitude of movies and TV shows on subscription services, and recommending a […]

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Apple releases new iOS 12 beta, putting a stop to infuriating update notification

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“A new iOS update is now available. Please update from the iOS 12 beta.” If you’ve been running the latest version of Apple’s beta software for OS 12, you’ve likely been pestered by this notification a whole lot over the last 24 hours. Dozens of times? Potentially hundreds? Yesterday, it started showing up every time […]

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Apple will soon require all App Store apps to have a privacy policy

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Apple is requiring all new apps and updates to apps to link to the developers’ privacy policies in the App Store, it notified developers, as spotted by 9to5Mac. Previously, all subscription-based apps were required to link to privacy policies on their listings in the App Store, but now, the rule applies to all apps. Technically, […]

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Twitter rival Mastodon isn’t safe from online mobs either

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For social media users who are sick of Twitter, open-source platform Mastodon offers a familiar refuge. Its use of local communities, or “instances” that are connected through federation, allowed users to carve out smaller, and hopefully safer, spaces. When Twitter drove entire communities off its platform, Mastodon gave them a new online home. But a […]

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AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 2950X CPU Now Available

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As pre-announced, AMD has begun selling its latest Ryzen Threadripper 2950X processor. The new CPU features 16 cores and is aimed at high-end desktops that can be overclocked for additional performance. Meanwhile, the new product costs exactly two times less than AMD’s flagship Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX, its sibling counter-part meant for extreme workstations. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X […]

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Sharp Announces 2nd Gen 8K UHD TVs at IFA

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Sharp this week introduced its second-generation 8K ultra-high def TVs at IFA in Berlin. The new televisions use the company’s new panels as well as the latest processors that can upscale Full-HD and Ultra-HD 4K content to a 7680×4320 resolution. The initial lineup of Sharp’s 2nd Gen Aquos 8K UHD TVs will include models featuring […]

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Windows 10’s next major update arrives in October

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Microsoft is officially unveiling the name for its next major Windows 10 update today. Previously codenamed Redstone 5, the “Windows 10 October 2018 Update” will arrive at some point in October. It will include a number of new features for devices, like a new cloud clipboard that syncs across machines, a dark File Explorer, an […]

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Logan Paul’s fight with KSI is now available for free on YouTube

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YouTubers Logan Paul and KSI punched each other in the face in front of millions of people online and off last week. After weeks of drama and diss tracks, the much-hyped fight took place live in the UK’s Manchester Arena, while hundreds of thousands more either watched a YouTube pay-per-view or an illegal Twitch stream […]

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