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EA issues apology after removing Kaepernick’s name from song in Madden 19 [Updated]
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Enlarge (credit: EA Sports) Update, 8:20pm ET: EA issued an apology on Thursday after rapper Big Sean accused the game maker of censoring his song in new video game Madden NFL 19. The game maker took full responsibility for the song’s edit and issued a statement to Ars Technica on Thursday: We made an unfortunate mistake […]

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Amazon Prime Day U.S. sales bigger than last year, despite site issues
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Despite the massive glitches that prevented online shoppers from being able to browse and buy from Amazon’s Prime Day sale yesterday, the retailer is this morning claiming its Prime Day sales in the U.S. are “bigger than ever,” and grew faster than last year’s Prime Day within the first ten hours of the annual sales […]

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Surface Pro 4 Owners Are Putting Their Tablets in Freezers To Fix Screen Flickering Issues
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Hundreds of Surface Pro 4 owners have been complaining about screen flickering issues on their tablets, and many are putting it in freezers to “fix” it. From a report: A thread over at Microsoft’s support forums shows that the problems have been occurring for more than a year, and most devices affected are out of […]

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Intel Reports Progress on Patch-Related Performance Issues
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Intel appears to have encountered some daylight in its struggle to fix performance issues related to the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. The company has identified the root cause on its older Broadwell and Haswell platforms, according to Navin Shenoy, general manager of Intel’s data center group. Intel has begun rolling out a solution to its […]

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Intel is having reboot issues with its Spectre-Meltdown patches
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 It hasn’t been a fun time to be Intel. Last week the company revealed two chip vulnerabilities that have come to be known as Spectre and Meltdown and have been rocking the entire chip industry ever since. This week the company issued some patches to rectify the problem. Today, word leaked that some companies were […]

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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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WCry is so mean Microsoft issues patch for 3 unsupported Windows versions
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Enlarge (credit: Health Service Journal) A day after a ransomware worm infected 75,000 machines in 100 countries, Microsoft is taking the highly unusual step of issuing patches that immunize Windows XP, 8, and Server 2003, operating systems the company stopped supporting as many as three years ago. The company also rolled out a signature that […]

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Can Dubai achieve a happiness revolution without addressing its labor issues?
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 In the novel Desperate in Dubai, Ameera Al Hakawati wrote: “Dubai is… after all, a lonely, transitory place. It’s hard to maintain relationships when people are always coming and going.” Two years ago, during my first time in Dubai, I agreed. After attending a UN conference there, admiring the city’s glittering, intergalactic architecture, visiting the […]

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Third-Party Vendor Issues Temporary Patch For Windows Vulnerability
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An anonymous reader writes: “A vulnerability discovered by Google Project Zero security researchers and left without a patch by Microsoft received a temporary fix from third-party security vendor ACROS Security,” according to Bleeping Computer. Microsoft is set to officially patch the flaw on March 15, after it previously pushed back February’s Patch Tuesday for next […]

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