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    Halo Insider Program: Sign Up for Early Access to Halo: The Master Chief Collection

    While there is still no release date in sight, 343 Industries has announced an early-access program that should not only make the wait for Halo: The Master Chief Collection easier but improve the much-anticipated PC port in the process. Eager Spartans can visit the Halo Waypoint site to sign up...
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    UK Online Pornography Age Block Triggers Privacy Fears

    W-What if my fetishes are leaked for the world to see? That’s what porn surfers from across the pond are worried about with next month’s age block on pornographic content, which demands Britons prove they are old enough for porn via passport-verified accounts or paid “porn passes.” One problem...
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    A Reminder from AMD: Our Processors Aren't Affected by New "SPOILER" Vulnerability

    AMD has published a support article confirming its chips should be immune to “SPOILER,” a new CPU vulnerability outlined by computer scientists at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Lübeck. As explained in their paper, SPOILER takes advantage of "a weakness in the address...
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    Toyota Has a Curious Justification for Not Selling Any EVs

    Toyota is one the biggest automakers, but it doesn’t sell a single fully electric vehicle in the United States. Why is that? According to vice president of research and development for Europe Gerald Killmann, it has all to do with battery production -- or the lack thereof. Toyota’s manageable...
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    Florida Introduces "Stop Social Media Censorship Act"

    A senator in Florida is brewing potential legislation making censorship illegal on the biggest social media platforms: Senate Bill 1722, otherwise known as the “Stop Social Media Censorship Act,” would fine Facebook, Twitter, and other such services with a userbase of more than 75 million...
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    Get Ready for Targeted Ads on Your Smart TV

    Disney, Comcast, NBCUniversal, and other top media companies have teamed up with VIZIO for a new standard that will bring targeted ads to television viewers. VIZIO, which recently lost $2.2 million after being caught tracking and selling viewing data using software on its Smart TVs, claims...
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    AMD's 7nm Navi GPU Rumored to Launch Roughly a Month after Ryzen 3000

    Contradicting earlier rumors of an October launch, the Wccftech gang is claiming AMD has told partners its 7nm Navi GPU will launch “exactly a month” after the debut of its next-generation Ryzen processors. With the conundrum of low yields somewhat out of the way (based on the availability of...
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    Core Fighters: Free-to-Play Version of Dead or Alive 6 Now Available on Steam

    Koei Tecmo Games has released Dead or Alive 6: Core Fighters, a free-to-play version of the recently released 3D fighter. This is an ideal way to experience the game for those who quickly grow tired of fighters or merely want to see how good a fighting game can look on modern hardware. It’s also...
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    Captain Marvel Will Lead the MCU, Kevin Feige Says

    Like her or hate her, Marvel fans are going to be seeing much, much more of Brie Larson: MCU architect Kevin Feige has gone on record with his enthusiasm and plans for Captain Marvel, stating she will “take the lead and be at the forefront of the entire Cinematic Universe.” The character is...
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    Pilots Now Spend More Time Learning Automated Systems than Hands-On Flying

    The Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes have reignited debate over the potential risks of automation in aircraft and how it may hinder human competence, but a New York Times story suggests many new pilots are at the mercy of technology regardless: interviews with pilots and instructors indicate many are...
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    Epic's Tim Sweeney Calls Store Exclusives "Procompetitive"

    As controversy continues to mount, Tim Sweeney has returned to social media to justify store exclusives and defend the Epic Games Store from accusations it is bribing its way to the top with anti-competitive practices. Sweeney seems to believe the criticism is unfair because there’s nothing...
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    PC Sales to Decline in 2019 Amid CPU Shortages, Weak GPU Market

    Don’t place your bets on the PC market growing in the coming future: marketing firms are predicting a 0.4 percent decline per year through 2023, with a potentially significant drop this year thanks to Intel’s CPU shortages and lukewarm interest in NVIDIA’s GPUs. While gaming hardware has managed...
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    Texas Is Trying to Block Tesla from Servicing Its Cars

    Tesla’s problems are beginning to grow in the Lone Star State: the automaker’s direct-sales model is already banned in Texas due to the clever use of old laws by local car dealers with a loud lobbying voice, but legislators have now introduced a bill that would prevent the company from servicing...
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    Prisoners in England to Be Taught Code

    Reducing reoffending through programming: as part of an effort to increase the digital skills of people from disadvantaged groups, the UK government is funding a project in which prisoners will be taught to code so they can more easily find work after release. Assuming the trial goes well, a...
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    Valve Addresses Review Bombing on Steam by Removing Them from Review Scores

    To mitigate the effects of review bombing, Valve announced Friday it has a built a tool that would identify and alert the moderation team of any game with “anomalous review activity.” After a case of review bombing is confirmed, the reviews submitted under this time period would then be removed...
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