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Month: September 2018

Minecraft is getting a dungeon-crawling spinoff next year

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The Minecraft universe is set to expand once again. Today at Minecon, developer Mojang revealed a new dungeon-crawler set in the blocky universe. Called Minecraft: Dungeons, the new experience is described as “an all-new action-adventure game inspired by classic dungeon crawlers, where you’ll constantly discover new weapons and items that will help you defeat a […]

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What Tesla’s union-busting trial means for the rest of Silicon Valley

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In some sense Tesla’s union question is an existential one: is Tesla a tech company or a car company? Car companies tend to have strong unions, while tech companies do not. Musk runs Tesla like a tech company. Tesla’s done a top-to-bottom redesign of cars, and of the factory workflow. There are sudden pivots, and […]

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The PS4 Pro bundle with Red Dead Redemption 2 is this week’s best deal

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Most deals come and go rather quickly, like eBay’s day-long 15 percent off special on Thursday, but some stick around for a while. Case in point: the week’s best ongoing deal is Sony’s new PS4 Pro Bundle, which includes the 1TB, 4K-ready console, a DualShock 4 controller, and Red Dead Redemption 2 for $399. This […]

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Former Telltale devs share the best goofs you never saw

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Telltale Games as we know it ceases to exist. The studio laid off a devastating majority of its staff — around 250 people — last week in response to financial troubles. Many of its projects are effectively canceled. The future of a few others, like The Walking Dead’s final season, remain up in the air. […]

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Panasonic’s Lumix S1R is an unapologetically blocky pro camera

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Set for release in 2019, this new full-frame mirrorless contender isn’t shy about courting professionals Continue reading…

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MoviePass is now forcing former users to opt out of new plan or risk being charged

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The latest attempt from struggling theater subscription service MoviePass to retain its dwindling user base comes in the form of yet another change to its monthly plan. This time, however, the company is automatically enrolling lapsed former subscribers into its service, saying its choosing those users to be part of a “select test group” to […]

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Apple Found To Violate 1 Qualcomm Patent; US ITC Will Not Ban iPhone Imports

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A bit over a year ago, Qualcomm started the process of suing Apple at the US International Trade Commission (ITC) over alleged patent infringement. At the time, Apple was accused of violating six Qualcomm patents, ranging from power-saving technology to processor design. And while the case is far from over, according to Reuters the ITC […]

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This Pulp Fiction-Brett Kavanaugh mashup is a perfect end to a horrible week

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I don’t know about you, but for me, this week was bad. It was really bad! Truly, there’s nothing quite like working on the internet, covering internet news, all while the internet insists on reminding you, every single minute of your day, just how enthusiastic the people running your country are about putting sexual abusers […]

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California just became the first state with an Internet of Things cybersecurity law

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California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a cybersecurity law covering “smart” devices, making California the first state with such a law. The bill, SB-327, was introduced last year and passed the state senate in late August. Starting on January 1st, 2020, any manufacturer of a device that connects “directly or indirectly” to the internet must […]

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Facebook faces class-action lawsuit over massive new hack

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Facebook is already facing immense fallout from revelations this morning that a hacker exploited a security flaw in a popular feature of the social network to steal account credentials of as many as 50 million users. The company is now facing a class-action complaint filed on behalf of one California resident, Carla Echavarria, and one […]

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