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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...


Bridging the gap: What CISOs must do to get the C-suite on their side
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  • 2021-10-25 22:55:13

Every CISO must face a cold, hard fact: You might not have a seat at the boardroom table or the executive leadership team meeting.

Trillion dollar Tesla
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  • 2021-10-25 22:50:31

Hark, all ye who pay attention to the stock market, for Elon Musk’s wheels-focused company broached the $1 trillion market cap threshold today. Yeah, it finally happened, so the Equity team quickly scrambled for the microphones. Chris put together the show, allowing Alex and Kirsten to dive i…

Sony Is Reportedly 'Happy' With Sales Numbers For Kena: Bridge of Spirits - IGN
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  • 2021-10-25 22:44:31

Kena: Bridge of Spirits developer Ember Labs says that Sony is "happy" with the game's sales, which have been enough to recoup development costs.

Facebook hires Britney Spears’ lawyer to fight an upcoming TV show
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  • 2021-10-25 22:31:34

Facebook is not a fan of its potential portrayal in the upcoming TV drama “Doomsday Machine.” The platform hired Britney Spears’ attorney and threatened legal action against producers Anonymous Content.

Smart alarm clocks from Amazon and Google are missing this key feature
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  • 2021-10-25 22:30:00

Smart speakers are popular nightstand alarm clocks, but without battery backup, an Echo Show 5 or Google Nest Hub won’t wake you up if the power is out.

Max Q: Nanoracks, Voyager and Lockheed Martin plan commercial space station
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  • 2021-10-25 22:15:25

Hello and welcome back to Max Q. The era of commercial space stations is here. Read on for news from Nanoracks, Voyager and Lockheed Martin on their plans to launch a space station in 2027, plus news on SpaceX’s Starship. Tips, opinions, criticism, thoughts? Email me at aria.techcrunch@gmail.…

Daily Crunch: New productivity app Routine manages note-taking and task management
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  • 2021-10-25 22:10:20

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

Horizon Forbidden West developers share cool new gameplay details
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  • 2021-10-25 22:07:18

Aloy will be able to free climb, swim, grapple, and glide, in addition to facing new machine beasts. Horizon Forbidden West will release on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in Feb. 2022

Facebook says it’s refocusing company on ‘serving young adults’
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  • 2021-10-25 21:58:49

Mark Zuckerberg said he directed teams to focus on “serving young adults.” He suggested changes to Instagram and Facebook are coming to focus on video and Reels.

Promus Ventures closes €120 million ($139 million) space fund amid investment boom
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  • 2021-10-25 21:30:34

Chicago-based Promus Ventures has closed a €120 million ($139 million) space fund, dubbed Orbital Ventures, focused on early-stage space companies. The new fund, which will be based in Luxembourg, grew out of a mix of public and private investment. The European Investment Fund, the financing arm of…

Leaked Videos Appear To Offer the First Glimpse Of Facebook's Oculus Pro - IGN
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  • 2021-10-25 21:26:09

The long-rumored Oculus Pro headset may be revealed at Facebook's upcoming Connect conference, if recent leaks showing animated characters using the hardware are any indication.

Halo 3's Original Servers Shutting Down Along With the Rest Of the Series On Xbox 360 - IGN
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  • 2021-10-25 21:18:04

343 Industries announced today that the servers for Halo 3, Halo Reach, and the rest of the franchise's Xbox 360 catalog will be shutting down in January.

Anker MagGo: 6 MagSafe-friendly accessories for your car and home
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  • 2021-10-25 21:14:11

Anker is launching six MagSafe-friendly accessories for your home and car. Available in iPhone 13 colors, the MagGo lineup ranges from a Magnetic Phone Grip to a Charging Station.

iOS 15.1 brings delayed SharePlay feature to iPhones and iPads
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  • 2021-10-25 21:07:54

iOS also adds ProRes video-capture support on the iPhone 13 Pro.

Facebook spending $10 billion this year on its metaverse division
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  • 2021-10-25 21:06:10

Facebook plans to amp up spending on Facebook Reality Labs, its metaverse division developing AR and VR hardware, software, and content.

State of Play October 2021: How to Watch and What to Expect - IGN
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  • 2021-10-25 20:59:30

Everything you need to know to watch the next State of Play (October 2021) to catch up on the latest Sony PlayStation updates and announcements.

Tesla pulls Full Self-Driving update after sudden braking spooks drivers
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  • 2021-10-25 20:42:59

Automaker released another new version of its controversial software today.

Mario Party Superstars brings back Tug o’ War minigame, with a warning
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  • 2021-10-25 20:42:38

Mario Party Superstars, launching Oct. 29 for Nintendo Switch, will include the Tug o’ War minigame from 1998’s Mario Party, with a warning against using one’s flattened palm to rotate the stick controller.

Facebook reports revenue miss, plans to break out AR/VR top lines
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  • 2021-10-25 20:23:00

U.S. social networking giant Facebook reported its Q3 financial results today after the bell. It reported $29.0 billion in total revenue and earnings per share of $3.22, calculated on a diluted basis. Investors had expected the company to report revenues of $29.58 billion, per data collected by Yah…

Viewing website HTML code is not illegal or “hacking,” prof. tells Missouri gov.
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  • 2021-10-25 20:09:11

Professor demands that governor halt "baseless investigation" and apologize.

Learn what happens after you sell your startup at TC Sessions: SaaS on Wednesday
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  • 2021-10-25 20:00:27

Seems like the goal of every startup is to exit via IPO, and if you can’t do that, by way of acquisition. In many cases, a sale gives a founder the opportunity to pay back investors and reward long-time employees, but what happens after the ink dries on the contract, and the reality of being …

YouTube rolls out personalized 'New to you' feed to help users discover content
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  • 2021-10-25 19:51:44

YouTube is rolling out a designated “New to you” tab on its platform after testing the feature earlier this year. The new tab is now available on the YouTube homepage across mobile, desktop and TV devices. YouTube says the feature will help users discover new creators and content beyond…

Resident Evil 4 VR analysis: Use Sidequest to access what Facebook denies you
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  • 2021-10-25 19:44:49

Not every classic 3D game works in VR, but RE4 sure does.

Lawmakers will grill Snap, TikTok and YouTube on kids and safety tomorrow
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  • 2021-10-25 19:43:23

After dragging the same companies and their reticent, overtrained executives in time and time again, Congress is turning its attention to two of the tech industry’s fresh but important faces: TikTok and Snap. On Tuesday, Lawmakers on the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, a…

First patch for Konami’s disastrous eFootball is also delayed
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  • 2021-10-25 19:40:00

Konami said on Oct. 23 that version 0.9.1 of eFootball, its free-to-play successor for Pro Evolution Soccer, would be delayed to sometime in early November.

Facebook whistleblower, Frances Haugen, raises trust and security questions over its e2e encryption
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  • 2021-10-25 19:34:38

Frances Haugen, one of (now) multiple Facebook whistleblowers who have come forward in recent years with damning testimony related to product safety, gave testimony in front of the UK parliament today — where, in one key moment, she was invited to clarify her views on end-to-end encryption fo…

Apple TV+ releases trailer for South Korean sci-fi thriller Dr. Brain
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  • 2021-10-25 18:00:41

On the heels of Squid Game's success, Apple TV+ debuts its own South Korean drama.

“Uh, no”—Pfizer scientist denies Holmes’ claim that Pfizer endorsed Theranos tech
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  • 2021-10-25 17:18:57

Pfizer diagnostic director said Theranos report was “not believable.”

Here are 7 big details from the Halo Infinite campaign trailer
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  • 2021-10-25 17:08:56

Halo Infinite got a major campaign trailer on Monday, and 343 Industries sneaked a lot of interesting details inside. Let’s break down the 7 biggest reveals from the campaign trailer:

macOS 12 Monterey: The Ars Technica review
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  • 2021-10-25 17:00:56

An iterative update to Big Sur that has a little something for everyone.

Samsung tablet leak shows notched display, just like in the new Macbook Pro
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  • 2021-10-25 16:55:24

Meet the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. How are you supposed to hold this?

EA Sports and Sheffield FC post ‘FOAT Code’ for online play in FIFA
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  • 2021-10-25 16:54:14

FIFA 22 online players are expected to abide by the ‘FOAT Code’ named for the first-of-all-time football club Sheffield FC. Players are expected to not rage-quit, waste time, celebrate every goal, or replay cheap goals.

The original iPod ‘prototype’ was an Apple design to prevent leaks
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  • 2021-10-25 16:53:42

Software development group Panic gave us a look at the original iPod “prototype.” The yellow, brick-like device has a clunky scroll wheel, a tiny screen, and several navigation buttons.

Florida’s surgeon general refused to wear mask to meet senator with cancer
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  • 2021-10-25 16:32:19

State Surgeon General Ladapo reportedly declined to say why he wouldn't wear a mask.

Apple AirPods (3rd generation) review
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  • 2021-10-25 16:11:30

The AirPods 3 are a worthy upgrade for iPhone users

Georgia man spends COVID loan on $57K rare Pokémon card, says prosecutor
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  • 2021-10-25 16:08:08

A Georgia man faces federal wire fraud charges for allegedly using a COVID-19 loan to buy one very expensive Pokémon card.

Apex Legends’ new map Storm Point is its biggest ever
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  • 2021-10-25 15:40:12

Storm Point, the new map coming in Apex Legends Season 11, Escape, is 15% larger than World’s Edge, Respawn Entertainment said on Monday. A new trailer showed what Storm Point has to offer when Escape launches Nov. 2.

Can art mobilize people to fight climate change? This artist thinks so
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  • 2021-10-25 15:21:19

Neuroscientists at Columbia University observed a curious thing. When they asked a group of test subjects to concentrate on a painting of an angel wielding a sword, they found it triggered ...

Windows XP is 20! But will Microsoft ever learn to NOT fix what isn’t broken?
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  • 2021-10-25 15:00:16

Twenty years on from the public release of Windows XP, the popular operating system is still regarded one of Microsoft’s greatest achievements. As of August this year, Windows ...

Enjoy BelkaVPN online protection for life for under $40
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  • 2021-10-25 14:00:43

TLDR: This VPN service allows ultra-fast, ultra-protected online activity anonymously, all for a one-time lifetime subscription price of just $39.99. It's never easy to know exactly ...

If you miss the days of the easy to use TV remote, this device is bringing 'em back
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  • 2021-10-25 14:00:10

TLDR: This remote has all the buttons you're used to, but it works with Apple TV units as well as your home set, all for under $30. You stream. I stream. We all stream. Everybody ...

Shin Megami Tensei 5 is ready for Persona fans
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  • 2021-10-25 14:00:00

I played Shin Megami Tensei 5 as a fan of Persona 5 Royal. The game is a very approachable franchise for Persona fans, and it would also work well for people looking to see what Atlus RPGs are like.

Feast your eyes on this ‘prototype’ of the original iPod
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  • 2021-10-25 13:48:21

Bored? Not for long! Because here's a prototype of the original iPod to help get you through the rest of the day.

Halo Infinite’s big campaign trailer shows off something completely new
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  • 2021-10-25 13:42:54

Halo Infinite has its first campaign trailer in over a year, and this one offers a real breakdown of what to expect. We see a new Cortana, exploration of an open world, and an electric grappling hook. Watch the trailer here:

MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max impressions: giving the people what they want
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  • 2021-10-25 13:00:00

Apple’s new MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 have new designs, useful ports, and the most powerful processors Apple’s ever made. This is our first look at the new laptops.

Tesla’s value tops $1 trillion after Hertz ordered 100,000 of its vehicles
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  • 2021-10-25 12:03:08

Rental car firm Hertz has reportedly ordered 100,000 Tesla Model 3 sedans in a $4.2 billion deal. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the deal is the biggest single order of electric vehicles.

Tesla’s Model 3 is first electric vehicle to top monthly sales charts in Europe
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  • 2021-10-25 11:34:32

Tesla’s Model 3 has become the first electric vehicle to top monthly sales of new cars in Europe. It’s also the first time a car built outside of Europe has topped the charts, according to data from research firm Jato Dynamics.

This free web tool is a fast and easy way to remove objects from images
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  • 2021-10-25 11:10:18

Edit people and objects out of your photos quickly and for free with cleanup.pictures. It’s a handy little AI-powered web tool that does exactly what it says in the URL.

The Station: Zoox seeks out rain and Tesla fans go on the attack — again
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  • 2021-10-25 11:00:46

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello readers: Welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to …

The Dark Pictures Season One Finale, The Devil in Me, Announced - IGN
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  • 2021-10-25 11:00:28

The Devil in Me has been revealed as the next game in The Dark Pictures Anthology, and it features a gross corpse robot.