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The PC issues that need fixing before Final Fantasy XV launches on Windows
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Enlarge / Looks great as a small, still image. But so far, Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition isn’t looking (or feeling) as good in motion on a true 4K monitor. (credit: Square Enix) SEATTLE—Square Enix got into PC gamers’ good graces after a major August announcement about Final Fantasy XV. The RPG will land on […]

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Real news of fake reviews
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 Goodhart’s Law, as phrased by Mary Strathern: “When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.” Honored more in the breach than the observance, alas. Our algorithmic world has turned so many measures into targets, and by doing so ruined them. Let’s talk about just one example: let’s talk about books. […]

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Facebook will use AI to help correct skewed 360-degree photos
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Ever since Facebook added 360-degree photos to your news feed last year, more and more images of this type have appeared. You can even take and share these full-circle images right from your mobile device, as well, making them even more ubiquitous. F…

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New York City Cops Will Replace Their 36,000 Windows Phones With iPhones
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The New York City Police Department says it will give up its 36,000 Windows phones and transition to iPhones by the end of the year. The Verge reports: The switch is prompted in part by news in July that Microsoft was ending support for Windows Phone 8.1, which a large percentage of all Windows-powered phones […]

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Mayweather-McGregor piracy sites on the ropes: Are they down for the count?
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Enlarge / Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. , left, and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor face off during a news conference at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on Wednesday. The two will meet in a super welterweight boxing match at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday. A judge has ordered piracy sites not to […]

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Modest Proposal To Companies: Let Your Customers Respond To Your Emails – Kill no-reply@
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An anonymous reader shares a blogpost: Dear way-too-many companies, if you’re allowed to send me an email, I’m allowed to send you an email. You just sent me an email and I have a question. Don’t make me hunt for a way to ask it. Email already has a built-in way to do that — […]

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Snapchat will feature original scripted shows by end of year
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Snapchat has jumped into television in a big way, with NBC's twice-daily news show, CNN's newscast, a CBS-led James Corden variety show and even MTV's Cribs crowding in to connect with Snapchat users. Now the photo messaging app is set to move into t…

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Catch up on Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 news in 10 minutes
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The Galaxy Note 8 wasn't exactly a well-kept secret, but Samsung officially revealed the supersized handset earlier today. If you missed the announcement live, don't worry: We've got you covered. We chopped down today's event to a much shorter clip,…

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Jonathan Coulton's New Dystopian Album Becomes a Graphic Novel
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An anonymous reader brings news about one of Slashdot’s long-time favorite musicians: In April, musician Jonathan Coulton released Solid State, a sci-fi concept album that represented a significant departure — both from Coulton’s wry, bright, tuneful back catalog and from any conventional understanding of what a sci-fi concept album sounds like… On first listen, with […]

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