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How (and when) to watch the E3 2018 press conferences
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Sure, E3 doesn’t actually officially start until Tuesday, but the big news kicks off this weekend. Here’s a quick overview of some of the biggest new titles we expect to be shown off at press conferences from Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, but there’s a lot more to the show than just the big three. EA […]

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Here’s what EA announced at E3 2018
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Good afternoon, downtown L.A.! The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the giant banners with gun toting cyborgs have been unveiled. That can only mean one thing: it’s time for E3! Electronic Arts kicked the show off this morning with the first official press conference, and the big news was, as anticipated, Battlefield […]

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Justice Department Seizes Reporter's Phone, Email Records In Leak Probe
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According to The New York Times, the Department of Justice seized a New York Times reporter’s phone and email records this year in an effort to probe the leaking of classified information, the first known instance of the DOJ going after a journalist’s data under President Trump. The Hill reports: The Times reported Thursday that […]

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Suicide Rates Are Up 30 Percent Since 1999, CDC Says
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New submitter Austerity Empowers writes: Amidst all the name calling and straw man arguments about the overall health of America, sometimes it helps to look at data from people who sacrificed everything based on their perception of reality. Whatever politics you subscribe to, the feeling of hopelessness is evidently real, and frightening. NBC News: “Suicide […]

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What to expect from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony at E3 2018
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It’s June, so that means it’s time to spend some quality time in downtown Los Angeles. E3 doesn’t actually begin in earnest until next Tuesday, but much of the big news will actually drop over the weekend, during press conferences from Microsoft, EA and Bethesda. Starting Saturday, the video game news will be arriving fast […]

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NASA extends the Juno spacecraft mission for three more years
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Good news, space fans: NASA has given the Juno spacecraft the time (and money) it needs to be able to accomplish its missions. The probe, which left our planet in 2011 and reached Jupiter in 2016, was supposed to wrap things up in February this year….

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Password AutoFill in iOS 12 will work with third-party password managers
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Apple will now allow password manager applications to integrate with Password AutoFill in iOS 12. That means you’ll have easier access to all your passwords when trying to sign into mobile websites and apps, not just those stored in iCloud Keychain. This may seem like a small change, but it’s actually an important one. Many […]

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Facebook shared data with Chinese telecom Huawei, raising US government security concerns
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Concerns around Facebook’s recently revealed data sharing relationship with some device makers just took a turn for the worse. The practice, first revealed over the weekend, is now confirmed to have included relationships with Chinese companies Huawei, Lenovo, Oppo and TCL, according to The New York Times. Given that the U.S. government has longstanding national […]

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Everyone complaining about Microsoft buying GitHub needs to offer a better solution
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Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft is buying GitHub for $7.5 billion dollars, and predictably, there’s a developer backlash. GitHub, though notionally a for-profit company, has become an essential, integral part of the open-source community. GitHub offers free hosting for open-source projects and has risen to become the premiere service for collaborative, open-source development: the authoritative source […]

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