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

Death 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 … Read the rest of this entry

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US Army and Navy unban Twitch commenter who criticized the military

The 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 … Read the rest of this entry

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

Like 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 … Read the rest of this entry

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

For 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 … Read the rest of this entry

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

TikTok 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 … Read the rest of this entry

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

A 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 … Read the rest of this entry

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Facebook sweep deletes some fake Trump supporters and COVID conspiracies

Facebook 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 … Read the rest of this entry

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Microsoft reportedly considers buying all of TikTok

Microsoft’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… … Read the rest of this entry

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

Ridley 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 … Read the rest of this entry

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The nostalgic Intellivision Amico console is delayed until 2021

The 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… Engadget RSS Feed

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