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'Apex Legends' will pit cheaters against each other
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Respawn may have a particularly poetic way to exact justice on Apex Legends cheaters: give them a taste of their own medicine. The studio has revealed that its anti-cheating efforts will include matchmaking between detected cheaters and spam account…

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The Case Against Breaking Up Big Tech Companies
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This week The Street ran a new article arguing that “Breaking Up Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook Is Not the Solution”: The Microsoft anti-trust case twenty years ago showed that judges are reluctant to break up companies even when there are definite signs of market abuse… Technology is a better solution to create competition. Things […]

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Rowing against the current     – CNET
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Despite serious technology glitches and a hurricane, Tori Murden McClure didn’t give up on her dream of rowing across the Atlantic Ocean.

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Use of Male Mice Skews Drug Research Against Women, Study Finds
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: The male mind is rational and orderly while the female one is complicated and hormonal. It is a stereotype that has skewed decades of neuroscience research towards using almost exclusively male mice and other laboratory animals, according to a new study. Scientists have typically justified excluding […]

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'Ghost Recon Breakpoint' pits you against killer drones
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Ubisoft confirmed the latest entry in its long-running Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon franchise at a world premiere event Thursday. Set on a remote Pacific island called Auroa, home to a mysterious tech company called Skell Technology, Ghost Recon Breakpoi…

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Sprint steps up fight against AT&T’s “fake 5G” with full-page Sunday NYT ad
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Enlarge / Screenshot from an AT&T commercial. (credit: AT&T) Sprint is warning customers not to be fooled by AT&T’s “fake 5G” claims. One month after suing AT&T, Sprint took out a full-page ad in the Sunday New York Times to spread the word that AT&T’s “5G E” is really just 4G. The ad takes the […]

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FTC brings its first case against fake paid reviews on Amazon
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The Federal Trade Commission announced on Tuesday evening that it has brought its first case against using fake reviews to sell products online. The Commission said it will settle with defendant Cure Encapsulations Inc., a New York City-based company, and owner Naftula Jacobwitz, who it accused of making false claims about a weight loss supplement […]

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FDA Warns Against Using Young Blood As Medical Treatment
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNN: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday against using plasma infusions from young blood donors to ward off the effects of normal aging as well as other more serious conditions. Plasma, the liquid portion of the blood, contains proteins that help clot blood. The infusions are […]

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Apple to Raise Barrier Against VR, AR Websites
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The next upgrade of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 12.2, will come with an annoying surprise for VR and AR developers. It reportedly will block Web access to the accelerometer and gyroscope in Apple mobile devices by default. That means users will have to grant permission to any Web apps or sites that need those […]

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