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    Tesla Shows Off New Roadster Prototype

    The Tesla Semi wasn't the only thing revealed on yesterday's presentation. Before ending the its presentation, Tesla also unveiled its next generation roadster prototype. Powered by three motors, two in the rear, and one in the front. The roadster can 0-60 in 1.9 secs, 0-100 in 4.2 secs, does...
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    The Tesla Semi Revealed

    Despite some delays, as promised Elon Musk finally rolled in to reveal Tesla's new all-electric truck, the Tesla Semi. The big rig goes from 0 to 60 in 5 seconds and tows a max load 80,000 lbs with an estimated range of 500 miles on the highway. A range of 400 miles can be had in 30 minutes on a...
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    Boston Dynamics' Atlas Has Moves

    Here's an update on Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot is now able to hop up on blocks, jump and twirl, and even do back-flips. It's come a long way since falling off stage. Still not as emotional as Chappie nor dangerous as Johnny 5, but it as them both beat in the Robot Olympics. See how Atlas got...
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    New Star Wars Trilogy Announced, Created by Rian Johnson

    Before the release of his first Star Wars film, Lucasfilm and Disney have decided to hand over the reins for a future trilogy of the franchise over to Rian Johnson. Revealed during a conference call, the writer-director of The Last Jedi is tasked to create new stories and adventures in the...
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    Google Says Nearly 250,000 Web Logins Hijacked Each Week

    Researched conducted by Google has found that hackers steal almost 250,000 web logins weekly (warning auto-play video). Partnered with UC Berkley, the hijackings were investigated for a year between March 2016 and March 2017. The researchers developed an automated system to scan all sorts of...
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    EA Acquires Respawn for More Than $400 million

    Video game publishing giant Electronic Arts have bought out Respawn Entertainment for a cool sum of over $400 million. Respawn Entertainment was founded by Jason West and Vince Zampella both of whom previously founded Infinity Ward developers of Call of Duty before being fired by Activision and...
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    Human Mini-Brains Growing Inside Rat Bodies Are Starting to Integrate

    Starting on November 11, an annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience will convene in Washington, D.C. Among the group will be two teams of researchers that plan to present reports on unexpected interaction between organoids and their rodent hosts. Organoids are tiny human like brains that...
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    YouTube Will Crack Down on Bizarre Videos Targeting Kids

    YouTube plans to crack down on strange videos aimed a kids by age restricting the content. Back in August, the company announced it would no longer allow content creators to monetize videos using family friendly characters. Apparently these videos are a genre into itself as the company is taking...
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    Lamborghini and MIT Shows Off Terzo Millenio EV Concept

    Feast your eyes on the Terzo Millenio. An electric vehicle concept built by a collaboration between the Lamborghini and MIT. The group aims to innovate supercapacitor technology that can match the energy density of conventional batteries while keeping the power density of the supercapacitor...
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    Injustice 2 Online Open Beta Available Now

    Those who have been waiting on Injustice 2 for the PC can finally have a go at it before its release. The delayed beta is currently available on Steam between Nov. 6th - Nov. 10th. Players are only able to test out the 1v1 mode in multiplayer as the final release offers more game play modes. The...
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    US Court Grants ISPs and Search Engine Blockade of Sci-Hub

    Previously reported last month, through the American Chemical Society (ACS), a US Judge was recommending an injunction against Sci-Hub. The US Court has ruled and sided with ACS' copyright infringement claim of Sci-Hub providing thousands of its published articles for free without compensation...
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    Watchdogs Free on Uplay For Limited Time

    Ubisoft will be offering the first Watchdogs for free between Nov. 7th - Nov. 13th. You can currently pre-load the game through your Uplay account with the following link. Thanks Goodlookinguy. Watch Dogs was originally released in 2014 and tells the story of a skilled hacker named Aiden Pearce...
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    Amazon Undercuts Competition Through 3rd Party Sellers

    Apparently Amazon is now discounting certain products from its third-party sellers (warning auto-start video) in order to make a sale on its website. Of course, undercutting your competition is not new in the retail space. Items affected with the price cut will be designated with a "discounted...
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    PUBG Faces Possible Ban From China

    Having sold over 15 million units with the most concurrent players on Steam, PlayerUknown's Battlegrounds is very unlikely to be up for sale in China. According to a Chinese watchdog group, the arena survival sports game is "too bloody" and "violent" and not healthy, mentally for the country's...
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    EVE Developers Pulling Out of VR

    CCP, the developers behind EVE Online and EVE Valkryie, is scaling back on its VR development. EVE Valkryie was there day one with the launch of the Oculus Rift, but the company sees the market as still a niche, with an estimated base of about 2.4 million users on PC headsets. Its office in...
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    Verizon Wants FCC to Ban States From Protecting Your Privacy

    From DSL Reports, it seems Verizon is trying to convince the FCC to ban states from enacting laws protecting consumer privacy. This is another effort from Verizon to manipulate customer data as the company has been presumably selling your phone number and location data. The company says allowing...
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    Nintendo Survey Reveals Millennials Biggest Switch Buyers

    A recent survey conducted by Nintendo reveals that millennials are the biggest demographic purchasing the Switch console. The targeted questionnaire with 60,000 respondents suggest that 86 percent of men are purchasing the system and 43 percent of buyers are in the age group of 25-34 year-old...
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    EA Tweaks Star Wars Battlefront 2 Loot Boxes

    Following the beta for Star Wars Battlefront 2, EA received more criticism for how it handles its loot boxes. The company have taken suggestions and plans to change the loot crate system. The biggest tweak are Epic Star Cards not appearing in crates, which would have given players an extra...
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    EVE Player Makes Porn to Fund Spaceship Business

    PC Gamer has as an article on how an EVE player is able to fund his space endeavors by making amateur porn videos of himself. With aspirations to run his own hauling company to transfer merchandise through EVE's dangerous zones, "TimEllington" decided to take advantage of Pornhub's amateur...
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    Bloodhound SSC Starts First Test, Hits 210 MPH

    For the first time recently, the Bloodhound SSC was able to hit a speed of 210 mph on its first runway test after several project delays. The goal for the group working on the Bloodhound SSC is to reach a top speed over 1,000 mph on land, current record is at 763.035 mph. The supersonic car was...
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    Twitter Overstating User Numbers for 3 Years

    Apparently for the past three years, Twitter has been misleading with the amount of users on its social media platform. The company overestimated its monthly active users by a count of over 1 million extra users due to counting users on third-party apps. Instead of the previously reported 328...
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    Walmart Testing Shelf-Scanning Robots

    America's favorite big-chain retailer is testing out shelf-scanning robots in over 50 of its stores. When deployed, these robots will roam the aisles helping human workers with inventory management. Similar to a Roomba and other robot vacuums, these things will also help in saving every worker's...
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    Critical Flaws Found in Maritime Comms System

    Critical flaws have been found on Startos Global's AmosConnect that can allow attackers to access sensitive information or even control a ship's IT network. AmosConnect is used for a ship's IT infrastructure and is deployed in thousands of ships with very few updating 10 to 15 years old...
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    Elex from Piranha Bytes 10-17-17

    There's a jet-pack in game. But I prefer a shopping cart in my post-apocalypse. When I first tried out Risen years ago, I couldn't believe how horrible the controls are and unintuitive the UI navigation is. I guess I took a chance on it and had more with the game than I expected. Combat gets...
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    Soylent Banned in Canada

    No Soylent for you, in Canada. Apparently the Canadian Food Inspection Agency believes the lazy man's food does not meet the requirements as a meal-replacement product. The CEO of Rosa Foods (manufacturer of Soylent) released a statement of the regulatory ban and will try to address the issue as...
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    Elex from Piranha Bytes 10-17-17

    Sounds like my experience with Risen. Fun times though.
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    French Duo Decodes Bitcoin QR From TV Broadcast

    In an interview on French television, entrepreneur Roger Ver offered $1,000 worth of bitcoins (about 3 bitcoins at the time) to viewers. The only catch was the QR code was blurred out during most of the broadcast. Fortunately, two enterprising hackers took it upon themselves and noticed the code...
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    Amazon Order Comes with 65 Pounds of Weed

    Online ordering has gotten a lot more interesting. A Florida couple purchased some tote containers to use for storage and received a surprise in their delivery (warning auto-play video). Inside the four 27 gallon storage bins were 65 pounds of marijuana, a lot heavier than one would think of...
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    NY State Bans Vaping Indoors

    In thirty days, the state of New York will ban the use of e-cigarettes indoors and near certain areas such as similar to how tobacco is treated. As part of the Clean Indoor Air Act, the measure seeks to provide a safer environment for everyone in restaurants, bars and workplaces. A recent study...
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    Star Wars Battlefront 2 Campaign is About 5-7 Hours Long

    PC Gamer is reporting the single-player campaign for Star Wars: Battlefront 2 will have a playtime between 5-7 hours, maybe even 8 hours says producer David Robillard. Although short, Robillard suggests that shorter campaigns "can be effective and memorable if they're done well." The producer...
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    Megabots' Organizer Says Next Step is Giant Robot Fighting League

    Megabots' CEO, Gui Cavalcanti would like to move forward in organizing a fight league of sorts with other teams of giant robot makers. A week ago, the US and Japan presented their "best" robots forward in a giant robot duel presented on Twitch. Hopefully, most kept their hype in check as the...
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    Real Life Wolf of Wall Street Calls Cryptocurrency ICOs Biggest Scam

    Betanews reports that Jordan Belfort, the man the movie the Wolf of Wall Street was based on, informs us of Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) being the "biggest scam ever." ICOs are used to raise the funds for cryptocurrencies and he says it is far worse than anything he has done. Although, there is...
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    Readers Crash Cambridge University Website Accessing Hawking's PhD Thesis

    Cambridge University recently released the doctoral thesis of Stephen Hawking's entitled "Properties of expanding universes" for free on its website. Unfortunately, the University was ill-equipped to handle the traffic as readers crashed the website while attempting to access the publication...
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    Native American Tribe Sues Amazon and Microsoft Over Patents

    Mega-corporations Amazon and Microsoft are being sued by the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe over patents "given" to the tribe from patent-holding company SRC Labs. Due from tribal nations having "sovereign immunity," the supercomputer patents might avoid patent reviews from the US Patent Office...
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    First Floating Wind Farm Starts Delivering Electricity

    Off the coast of Scotland, there is a 15.5 mile wind farm built by Statoil, a Norwegian-based offshore drilling company that started delivering electricity to the Scottish power grid. Floating in water attached to three giant suction anchors, there are five turbines generating 6MW each, able to...
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    Cryptojacking is Everywhere, It's Getting Worse Each Day

    Excuse the scaremongering, but Bleeping Computer reports that the internet is now full of in-browser mining scripts with no slow down in sight. Previously reporting on the influx of cryptominers ever since Coinhive launched in mid-September, the amount of clones have increased and has spread to...
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    Big Content Creators Sue TickBox Streaming Device

    Netflix, Amazon, and six major studios have gotten together to file suit against TickBox TV as tools for mass infringement. The lawsuit claims the piracy is done from the device linking copyrighted content to streams from the internet. I wonder if the other companies will turn around and sue...
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    Science Fantasy RPG, ELEX is Out

    Publisher THQ Nordic has released its latest game ELEX for the masses. Developed by German-based Piranha Bytes of Risen and Gothic fame, the studio enters into the science-fantasy genre, which isn't a far cry from its previous franchises. Although rough around the edges, the game does have an...
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    PayPal Rolls Out Venmo Payments for Online Shopping

    More than 2 million US retailers will start accepting Venmo payments for online purchases. Originally started as a platform for friends to pay each other for cab fares or dinners, the digital wallet app as been a part of PayPal since 2013. Users can link cards and bank accounts to shop on most...
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    Overgrowth Releases After 9 Years of Development

    For anyone that has been following Overgrowth's development, I respect your patience. RPS reports after 9 years of development, Overgrowth has finally released. Bunny hop your way as a giant anthropomorphic rabbit across the land and take on baddies with your impressive martial-arts. DRM-free...
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