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Jon Stewart says Dave Chappelle Netflix controversy a result of
Jon Stewart says Dave Chappelle Netflix controversy a result of 'miscommunication,' comic 'not a hurtful guy'

Jon Stewart is putting on his public relations cap in defense of longtime friend, comedian Dave Chappelle, who Stewart is adamant was not trying to be...

Restaurateur whose business was raided by sheriff gets $3.1M
Restaurateur whose business was raided by sheriff gets $3.1M

Maricopa County officials approved a $3.1 million settlement Wednesday with a restaurant owner in metro Phoenix who claimed in a lawsuit that then-Sheriff...

Housing Bubble Risks Are Accelerating Across Europe, Hong Kong
Housing Bubble Risks Are Accelerating Across Europe, Hong Kong
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  • 2021-10-13 08:00:00Z

(Bloomberg) -- The risk of housing bubbles across Europe has accelerated as the pandemic sparked a global spending spree on larger living spaces that was...

Blast at Afghan mosque kills many, witnesses, Taliban say
Blast at Afghan mosque kills many, witnesses, Taliban say

Blast at Afghan mosque kills many, witnesses, Taliban say

Both sides in Mercy Hospital strike to meet Tuesday
Both sides in Mercy Hospital strike to meet Tuesday

Both sides in Mercy Hospital strike to meet Tuesday

Design
Design's dirty secrets and how to address experience bias
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  • 2021-10-03 17:29:02Z

When we say experience bias, we're not talking about our own cognitive biases; we're talking about it at the digital interface layer (design, content, etc.). If users don't have experience with design conventions, lack digital understanding, don't have technical access, etc., we'd say the experience is biased against them. The solution is to shift to a mindset where organizations create multiple versions of a design or experience customized to the needs of diverse users.

Kevin McHale Reveals the Glee Cast Were All Hooking up With Each Other
Kevin McHale Reveals the Glee Cast Were All Hooking up With Each Other

*looks around nervously*

Dodgers
Dodgers' Pujols goes on COVID-19 IL after 2nd vaccine

Albert Pujols went on the Los Angeles Dodgers' COVID-19 injured list Tuesday, when Cody Bellinger was activated from the IL after missing eight games with a ...

Can healthy people who eat right and exercise skip the COVID-19 vaccine? A research scientist and fitness enthusiast explains why the answer is no
Can healthy people who eat right and exercise skip the COVID-19 vaccine? A research scientist and fitness enthusiast explains why the answer is no

Several thousand protestors opposed to the COVID-19 vaccine march through the streets of midtown Manhattan in New York on Sept. 18, 2021. Andrew Lichtenstein...

Chinese fighter jets take flight to open China airshow
Chinese fighter jets take flight to open China airshow

Chinese single-engine J-10 and J-20 stealth fighter jets showcase Chinese military might at the opening of the 13th China International Aviation and...

A U.S. general warned the Taliban to stay out of Kabul or be bombed. The Taliban rolled into Kabul anyway.
A U.S. general warned the Taliban to stay out of Kabul or be bombed. The Taliban rolled into Kabul anyway.

Senators are expected to grill Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, the chairman of the Joint chiefs and the head of Central Command about the Afghanistan pullout...

Costco confirms it
Costco confirms it's limiting toilet paper and water purchases, as customers start to stockpile amid the spread of the Delta variant

Costco customers are buying more and more toilet paper and water as the Delta variant surges in the US, the company's chief financial officer said.


Microplastics may be cooling—and heating—Earth’s climate
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  • 2021-10-23 11:15:48

Tiny bits of plastic swirling in the sky could be subtly affecting the climate.

It's iPod's 20th birthday and people have a lot of feelings
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  • 2021-10-23 07:40:06

As a tech journo, I love it when people share their experiences of tech with me. It's so much more interesting than a review someone is being paid to write or a marketing blurb. So ...

20 years later, the iPod is still my favorite gadget
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  • 2021-10-23 07:16:07

The Apple iPod is now officially 20 years old. In this piece, we explain why it's the greatest gadget of all time.

Software product company Arbisoft on the growing startup market in Pakistan
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  • 2021-10-23 02:00:00

Over the past two weeks, Anna Heim has interviewed Bashir from Arbisoft. They were recommended to us through our survey; we'd love to know which software consultants you'd recommend to other startups.

Partner sessions are going all out at TC Sessions: SaaS 2021
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  • 2021-10-22 22:37:06

TechCrunch events always offer a compelling mix of main stage presentations and smaller breakout sessions that allow more time for lots of questions and deeper discussions. Expect nothing less at TC Sessions: SaaS 2021 on October 27. We want to highlight these sessions we have on tap for you. Remem…

A new Facebook whistleblower has come forward with more allegations
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  • 2021-10-22 22:12:38

Following the Facebook Files reports and Frances Haugen, another whistleblower has submitted testimony accusing the company of putting profits ahead of efforts to fight hate speech and misinformation.

Daily Crunch: Trump SPAC’s market cap approaches $4.7 billion
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  • 2021-10-22 22:10:09

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Luxo, Jr. and Mystique inspire novel approaches to shapeshifting materials
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  • 2021-10-22 22:05:43

Two new papers highlight promising methods for making shapeshifting structures.

Twitter’s research shows that its algorithm favors conservative views
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  • 2021-10-22 22:00:24

Twitter revealed that an internal study of its algorithm shows favoritism of right-leaning content over left. The platform discovered the bias while looking into algorithmic amplification on the platform.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Slashing technical debt, IPO analysis, your first comms hire
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  • 2021-10-22 21:50:24

Early-stage entrepreneurs eager to ship usually spend more time calculating their startup’s burn rate than selecting an optimal development environment. As a result, technical debt can accumulate.

Google channels Big Tobacco with research censorship
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  • 2021-10-22 21:44:23

Here we go again. Not a week goes by without another report of Google's lawyers censoring vital scientific research around bias and fairness.

Zillow may be pulling up the welcome mat, but rival Opendoor is expanding into new markets
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  • 2021-10-22 21:43:50

Zillow announced that it was hitting pause on its iBuying operations earlier this week, but rival Opendoor says it is expanding operations and plowing ahead.

Microsoft angers the .NET open source community with a controversial decision
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  • 2021-10-22 21:10:22

Microsoft has angered an entire open source community. A controversial decision for .NET 6 has even upset developers inside Microsoft, too.

If you ever wanted to help find new planets, now’s your chance
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  • 2021-10-22 20:56:19

Scientists ask the public for help in figuring out which signals are real.

NASA now aims to launch massive next-generation rocket on debut flight in early 2022
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  • 2021-10-22 20:12:31

On October 22nd, NASA announced plans to launch its next-generation Space Launch System rocket on its debut flight as early as February of 2022. The rocket’s inaugural mission, named Artemis I, is the first in a series that is meant to culminate with humans landing on the Moon.

Step up your meme game with Antimatter's Reverse Meme Search app
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  • 2021-10-22 20:02:45

Like it or not, memes are part of how we communicate now — we even reference memes in our headlines. But iterating upon existing memes can be a needlessly clunky user experience. First, you need to find a meme template, then you need to figure out how to add text, even if that means reverse-e…

Apple updates its App Store Guidelines to permit developers to contact customers about other payment methods
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  • 2021-10-22 20:00:07

Apple today introduced a new set of App Store Guidelines which include three key changes. One of the changes is the result of a previously announced settlement agreement with a class of U.S. app developers. It clarifies that developers are allowed to communicate with their customers about other pay…

iFixit’s Apple Watch teardown includes a theory about device’s delayed launch
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  • 2021-10-22 19:24:27

Supply challenges related to the screen may have delayed the launch.

Arbisoft co-founder Yasser Bashir on building trust with early-stage startups
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  • 2021-10-22 19:16:15

Arbisoft is the latest addition to our series profiling startup software consultants. Its CEO Yasser Bashir shared thoughts on agile development, data science, customer and employee satisfaction, etc.

Overwatch’s McCree has a new name: Cole Cassidy
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  • 2021-10-22 19:12:06

Overwatch’s Jesse McCree now has a new name: Cole Cassidy. Blizzard Entertainment announced the change via its official Twitter account on Friday. That new name will start appearing in Overwatch on Oct. 26.

Ever wondered about the F1 safety car? We talk to its driver
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  • 2021-10-22 18:53:19

The veteran of 420 F1 races tells us about his job.

Diversity data isn't very transparent: What's the problem?
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  • 2021-10-22 18:50:38

A problem emerges when reviewing diversity data: While the reports often describe incremental gains or losses in diversity numbers, they often fail to analyze data that can help make tangible change.

Intelligent Implants raises $8.7M to help you grow a spine
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  • 2021-10-22 18:34:51

Spinal surgery is not for the faint of heart at the best of times, but Intelligent Implants raised €7.5 million ($8.7 million) to make spinal surgery less of a pain in the backside. The company’s smart implants’ first application is in spinal fusion surgery — where two or more ver…

CD Projekt acquires The Molasses Flood, makers of Drake Hollow
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  • 2021-10-22 18:20:00

CD Projekt has acquired The Molasses Flood, a Boston-based game studio that created Drake Hollow. The newly-added studio will work on a project that’s based on one of CD Projekt Red’s IPs.

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy on Nov. 11: Cartoonier, flashier, and Game Pass-ier
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  • 2021-10-22 18:04:39

Transition from PS2 era means top-to-bottom update—plus teases on Xbox Game Pass, PS Now.

Terraria and Don’t Starve are doing a Halloween crossover
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  • 2021-10-22 18:03:45

Two indie games, Terraria and Don’t Starve, announced they’re doing a Halloween crossover event in which each game will get each other’s monsters. Don’t Starve will have the Eye of Cthulhu, and Terraria will get a Deerclops.

FBI, others crush REvil using ransomware gang’s favorite tactic against it
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  • 2021-10-22 17:24:12

Multi-nation operation succeeds as gang member makes critical mistake.

Conservatives say Twitter suppresses their voices. Twitter says it amplifies them
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  • 2021-10-22 16:39:44

It's tough being a conservative on Twitter. Everywhere you look, those damn liberals are censoring right-wingers for dropping truth bombs based on facts, not feelings. At least, ...

Trump’s site Truth Social broke software rules, says copyleft group
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  • 2021-10-22 16:27:59

The Software Freedom Conservancy has given Trump’s social network Truth Social 30 days to comply with the AGPLv3 license governing Mastodon, the service that provided its underlying code.

Valheim developers share early updates on Mistlands progress
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  • 2021-10-22 16:15:00

Valheim developers on Oct. 22 shared updates on Mistlands, the next big update after Hearth and Home. They also shared concept art for new additions to the Mountains biome, and jack-o’-turnip crafting.

New Playstation State of Play airing next week
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  • 2021-10-22 16:03:13

Sony announced that a State of Play livestream would air at 2 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Oct. 27, and offer a 20-minute look at third-party games for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

One scene in GTA Trilogy remaster trailer actually looks worse than the original game
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  • 2021-10-22 16:00:42

The GTA Trilogy remaster looks great, apart from this

Amazon makes it easier to bring different types of silicon to Alexa devices
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  • 2021-10-22 15:58:20

Greater variety in SoCs may give products more control over things like battery life.

Finally! Someone made a motorbike that looks exactly like a desk
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  • 2021-10-22 15:54:01

Today, I came across a cool foldable motorbike that looks like a desk, can fit under a desk, but has one big problem: it can't turn into a desk. [caption id="attachment_1370839" ...

Home Alone is now a $250 Lego set, and it might be the most impressive fan-inspired model yet
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  • 2021-10-22 15:31:42

Lego has revealed its largest fan-inspired Lego Ideas set yet. It’s Kevin McAllister’s iconic house from Home Alone, and it’s a 3,955-piece marvel filled with iconic movie moments.

How SpaceX ignited a new Raptor engine on Starship without an explosion
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  • 2021-10-22 15:28:54

So why don't all rocket engines have giant nozzles?

NetEase acquires Suda51’s studio, Grasshopper Manufacture
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  • 2021-10-22 15:28:17

Grasshopper Manufacture, the studio behind the No More Heroes series and games like Killer7 and Lollipop Chainsaw, has been acquired by Chinese company NetEase, the two announced on Oct. 21, 2021.

Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp for Nintendo Switch is delayed
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  • 2021-10-22 14:50:55

Advance Wars: 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, the Nintendo Switch remaster of the first two Advance Wars titles, has been delayed to spring 2022. The remaster was originally planned to launch in December.

4 tips for startups in the booming plant-based dairy market
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  • 2021-10-22 14:43:02

People care about climate change and animal welfare — so it's no wonder the demand for plant-based products has exploded in the last couple of years. The alternative dairy market ...

Vergecast: Apple and Google’s competing events this week
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  • 2021-10-22 14:31:25

The Verge’s podcast discusses the products announced at Apple’s Unleashed event, what happened at Google’s Pixel 6 event, and Facebook’s plans to rebrand the company.

Pathfinder, Starfinder publisher voluntarily recognizes workers’ union
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  • 2021-10-22 14:20:23

Paizo, publisher of Pathfinder and Starfinder, announced Thursday that it will voluntarily recognize the tabletop role-playing game company’s union.

Unlock your Mac's secret features with a subscription to this tool
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  • 2021-10-22 14:00:29

One of the most beautiful things about Mac OS is that you don't really need to do much for it to be truly functional—it already is. But if you want to do some customization, there's ...

7 new movies and TV shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Max and more this weekend
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  • 2021-10-22 14:00:18

Here’s what’s new on Netflix and other streamers this weekend

It’s party time, smash the EXTRA BASS button
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  • 2021-10-22 13:00:00

Sony’s line of Extra Bass speakers are the ultimate party speakers, and a big part of that is the EXTRA BASS button, which, as the name implies, boosts the bass to absurd levels.

The Verge Merch Store: T-shirts, sweatshirts, stickers, and more
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  • 2021-10-22 12:45:00

The Verge is turning 10, so we relaunched our online merch store to celebrate. We partnered with DFTBA on some new products — including shirts, stickers, and posters.

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition coming Nov. 11
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  • 2021-10-22 12:41:18

The combined remaster of Grand Theft Auto 3, Vice City and San Andreas is coming to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC digitally Nov. 11, with a physical release Dec. 7.

PUBG: New State arrives on iOS and Android on November 11th
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  • 2021-10-22 08:51:32

PUBG: New State will release on iOS and Android on November 11th. It will be available in over 200 countries at launch, in 17 different languages.

Pledge raises $4.5M Seed round to build a carbon-measurement and removal API
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  • 2021-10-22 08:11:06

With the Climate Crisis looming, lots of companies want to do their part. But asking customers to “offset the CO2 emission of this delivery” is usually a hammer to crack a nut. There is very little transparency around carbon offsets. Plus, smaller companies want to access high-quality carbon credit…

India’s OfBusiness in talks to raise new funds at over $4.5 billion valuation
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  • 2021-10-22 07:38:05

OfBusiness, an e-commerce startup that sells industrial goods and provides small businesses with credit, is in talks to raise a new round of funding at a valuation of over $4.5 billion, three sources familiar with those talks told me. If the talks materialize, it would be the fourth financing round…

GameStop PS5 restock live blog: time, Twitter tracker, store locations and crowds
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  • 2021-10-22 06:32:28

We're reporting live on the GameStop PS5 restock in-store event from all over the United States – and we have exclusive details.

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