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Microsoft releases Windows Defender extensions for Chrome and Firefox
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Microsoft has developed and started testing Windows Defender Application Guard extensions for both Chrome and Firefox to better protect enterprise PCs. The feature, which used to be an Edge exclusive, keeps PCs safe by opening web pages not included…

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Epic Games Store plans include cloud saves and achievements
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Don't worry if you think the Epic Games Store's features are threadbare at the moment — there's a good chance the features you like are in the pipeline. Epic has posted a public roadmap for its portal, and you can expect a steady stream of addition…

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Pixel 4 XL leak suggests two back cameras and hole-punch screen     – CNET
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Oh, and the fingerprint reader might be in the display.

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New Zealand mass shooting shows tech companies can't control viral tragedies     – CNET
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Facebook and YouTube are struggling to keep videos of a terror attack designed to go viral off their platforms.

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Scientists Measure 1.3-Billion-Volt Thunderstorm, the Strongest on Record
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An anonymous reader shares a report: Scientists in India observed the highest-voltage thunderstorm ever documented with the help of a subatomic particle you might not hear much about: the muon. The researchers operate the GRAPES-3 telescope, which measures muons, particles that are similar to electrons but heavier. Specifically, the Gamma Ray Astronomy at PeV EnergieS […]

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Study finds people in Ireland and Scotland made “bog butter” for millennia
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Enlarge / Modern-day bog butter, made by Benjamin Reade of the Nordic Food Lab and sampled by participants at the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery in 2012. It’s something of an acquired taste. (credit: Navaro/Wikimedia Commons) Ancient denizens of what is now Ireland and Scotland buried stashes of so-called “bog butter” in peat bogs, […]

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Facebook and YouTube respond to fatal New Zealand mosque shooting     – CNET
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Posts of praise or support for the crime are being removed from Facebook, along with any unverified footage that surfaces on the platform.

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8 Great Linux Time-Tracker Apps to Keep You on Task
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Time-tracking software records the time you spend on tasks. The time-tracking helps you create billing reports, prepare invoices, and analyze your workflow for better efficiency. This week’s Linux Picks and Pans product review highlights some of the best free time-tracking applications for Linux. Most of these apps offer basic time-tracking functionality and little else. Some […]

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Apple addresses Spotify’s claims, but not its demands
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Two days after Spotify announced that it had filed a suit against Apple with the European Commission over anticompetitive practices, Apple today issued its own response of sorts. In a lengthy statement on its site called “Addressing Spotify’s Claims”, Apple walks through and dismantles some of the key parts of Spotify’s accusations about how the App Store […]

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