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Ask Slashdot: Would Rationing Air Travel Work To Cut Emissions?
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united_notions writes: Last year, The Guardian ran an opinion article arguing that everyone should be allocated “an air mile allowance — say enough for one long-haul return flight a year, or three short-haul flights. […] If you don’t want to use your allowance, you could sell it off in a government-regulated online marketplace. If you’re […]

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Samsung Galaxy S10E review: Overlooking Samsung's cheapest phone would be a mistake     – CNET
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This value-buy powerhouse does a lot right and very little wrong.

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Senate bill would ban paid loot boxes in games aimed at kids
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Efforts to crack down on loot boxes in the US might be underway in earnest. Senator Josh Hawley has introduced a bill, the Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act, that would bar games from including paid loot boxes, pay-to-win mechanics and othe…

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Facebook, FTC settlement would reportedly place privacy-minded execs in company     – CNET
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Mark Zuckerberg would have directly responsibility for privacy issues, Politico reported.

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Senate bill would make tech companies test algorithms for bias
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It's well established that algorithms can exhibit bias, however inadvertently, and a trio of US politicians believe they can do something about it. Senators Cory Booker, Yvette Clarke and Ron Wyden have introduced an Algorithmic Accountability Act t…

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Ford and University of Michigan Study Whether Flying Cars Would be Better For Environment
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Ford and the University of Michigan undertook a study to see just how efficient vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles would be when compared to both internal combustion cars and electric cars. From a report: The study found that these flying electric vehicles, while not suitable for short commutes, could play a “niche role in […]

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Proposed bill would forbid big tech platforms from using dark pattern design
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A new piece of bipartisan legislation aims to protect people from one of the sketchiest practices that tech companies employ to subtly influence user behavior. Known as “dark patterns,” this dodgy design strategy often pushes users toward giving up their privacy unwittingly and allowing a company deeper access to their personal data. To fittingly celebrate […]

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The Analogue Mega Sg answers why anyone would pay $190 for a new Sega Genesis
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Enlarge / The Analogue Mega Sg comes with none of these attached things. But if you can bring your own games and controllers to its blast processing party, you’re in for a very, very good time. (credit: Sam Machkovech) To start any conversation about the Analogue Mega Sg—a new, $190 take on the original Sega […]

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'Battlefield V' didn't sell as well as EA hoped it would
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Video game sales were particularly cutthroat last holiday, and it appears EA's Battlefield V was one of the casualties. The publisher lowered the outlook for its revenue this quarter after revealing that its sales in the last quarter of 2018 "did no…

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