Hitting the Books: Why we’ll never see the edge of the universe

imageDeath comes for us all, even on the cosmological scale. Our universe started off with a bang, and a rather large one at that, but how it will end remains a mystery. Will entropic effects cause it to cool and sputter out like a guttering flame or will…

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US Army and Navy unban Twitch commenter who criticized the military

imageThe US Army and Navy have agreed to unban Jordan Uhl, the activist who linked to a Wikipedia page listing US military war crimes in their Twitch chats. After the incident, Uhl wrote an article criticizing the military for using Twitch to scout for po…

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Snag ‘Quake’ for free this weekend in the Bethesda Launcher

imageLike so many events, QuakeCon 2020 is happening entirely online, but whether or not you’re participating, you can get a few treats this weekend. In the Bethesda Launcher you can get a free copy of the original Quake, while The Elder Scrolls Online is…

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Have I Been Pwned’s code base will be open sourced

imageFor the last several years, Have I Been Pwned has proven a valuable way to determine whether your email address is connected to a wide number of data breaches. Following a failed acquisition process, Troy Hunt, the man behind the project, has decided…

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TikTok vows to fight White House ban with ‘all remedies available’

imageTikTok has issued a statement on the White House’s plan to ban its popular app, saying it was “shocked” by the executive order and that it will respond in court, if necessary. The order, issued yesterday by President Trump, means that TikTok could di…

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Trump executive order seeks to ban TikTok, WeChat ‘transactions’ in 45 days

imageA week ago Donald Trump said that he could and would ban the video sharing app TikTok, and on Thursday night he issued an executive order to block “transactions” with its parent company, ByteDance. It’s set to take effect in 45 days, which is just be…

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Facebook sweep deletes some fake Trump supporters and COVID conspiracies

imageFacebook has removed several networks of accounts that were spreading misinformation in the US ahead of the 2020 presidential election. One of the troll farms, which was based in Romania, posed as a group of African Americans who said they supported…

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Microsoft reportedly considers buying all of TikTok

imageMicrosoft’s hoped-for TikTok deal could see it acquire much more than operations in the US and a few other countries. Financial Times sources claim Microsoft is pursuing plans to acquire all of TikTok’s worldwide business. ByteDance would still own T…

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Watch the first trailer for Ridley Scott’s creepy android series on HBO Max

imageRidley Scott’s Raised by Wolves was supposed to be a straight-to-series order for TNT, but it officially became an HBO Max title last year. Now, the newly launched streaming service has released a trailer for the upcoming sci—fi series, and it showca…

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The nostalgic Intellivision Amico console is delayed until 2021

imageThe Intellivision Amico will miss its October 2020 release window (via Polygon). Intellivision CEO Tommy Tallarico announced the delay during a livestream the company hosted on Wednesday to show off gameplay footage of games coming to the console. As…

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