Author Archives: Brittany A. Roston


Reddit revolts after CEO admits to secretly editing user posts

Reddit revolts after CEO admits to secretly editing user posts

Reddit users are still revolting following an admission by company CEO Steve Huffman that he edited some posts to make it appear users were angry with /r/The_Donald mods rather than himself. Huffman, who goes by the Reddit handle /u/spez, admitted to editing the posts after being called out by users, though he didn't exactly apologize, instead excusing it as the result of a 'long week' and hurt feelings.

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Japan to build world’s fastest supercomputer for industry research

Japan to build world’s fastest supercomputer for industry research

Japan has announced plans to build the world's fastest supercomputer, doing so to help some industries in the nation perform research vital to growth and expansion. According to the nation’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, this supercomputer will cost the equivalent of about $173 million USD; sources go on to claim that it’ll be able to perform 130 quadrillion calculations every second with the project set to start as early as 2017.

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4.5 Thanksgiving movies to watch today

4.5 Thanksgiving movies to watch today

Dinner is in the oven, the requisite Thanksgiving football game is over, and now you're on the hunt for the perfect movie to help the afternoon pass. As with Halloween before it and Christmas after it, Thanksgiving is the subject of dozens of movies, many of which are iconic and a few you'd be remiss to skip. The following list has something for everyone: comedy, animation, drama, and even a bit of horror.

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iPhone 8 tipped with all-glass design for wireless charging

iPhone 8 tipped with all-glass design for wireless charging

The iPhone 8 will be made with an all-glass casing, according to a new report, in order to facilitate wireless charging. Though metal phones can be charged wirelessly, doing so comes with some limitations and potential troubles, which Apple reportedly wants to avoid. Apple’s wireless chargers will be supplied entirely by Pegatron, at least if the report is proven correct.

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Google Cast branding dropped in favor of Chromecast built-in

Google Cast branding dropped in favor of Chromecast built-in

The Google Cast brand hasn't been around that long, but Google is already phasing it out. The branding, which marked speakers and other things compatible with Google's casting technology, will disappear and be replaced with the 'Chromecast built-in' designation. The company's Google Cast website already mentions this change, though it seems to be happening slowly rather than in one big sweep.

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‘Underscares’ is an adult diaper for scaredy-cat gamers

‘Underscares’ is an adult diaper for scaredy-cat gamers

Have you ever played a video game so utterly terrifying that, post-shat, you wondered why you didn't have the foresight to put on a pair of adult diapers? If you happened to answer yes, the company behind horror game Outlast has the solution: Underscares, a pair of adult diapers with the game's logo, an ultra-mesh sewage suppressor butt-grid, and liquid-lock thigh portals. Yes, this is a real project.

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Theaters must provide tech for blind and deaf customers, says DoJ

Theaters must provide tech for blind and deaf customers, says DoJ

New regulations require movie theaters to provide assistance technologies for blind and deaf customers, the Department of Justice has announced. These new regulations are part of the Americans with Disabilities Act Title III, with the final ruling specifying that movie theaters have to provide audio descriptions and closed movie captioning for those who need them. The requirement only applies to digital movies that were made, produced or distributed with such features, however.

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Titanfall 2 free DLC arrives starting November 30

Titanfall 2 free DLC arrives starting November 30

Gamers who preordered Titanfall 2 will be able to download the game’s first free DLC starting on November 30. If you didn’t preorder the game, you’ll still get access to the DLC, but you’ll have to wait until December 3 to get it. Once you do, though, you’ll get access to the Angel City map from Titanfall 1, perhaps the most anticipated part of the DLC, as well as a new pistol and more.

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Climate change hits Arctic hard as Trump set to drop NASA funding

Climate change hits Arctic hard as Trump set to drop NASA funding

President-elect Trump may cut NASA's climate research funding despite a pair of new reports highlighting unexpected spikes in Arctic temperatures. According to a recent report from Stanford, quickly rising temperatures in the Arctic have affected ecology and industries around the world, and things are set to get worse if 'we lose too much more ice.' Despite this, Trump is set to wipe out NASA’s climate research in favor of deep space exploration.

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HTC Desire 650 unveiled with ‘sculpted grip’ design

HTC Desire 650 unveiled with ‘sculpted grip’ design

HTC has updated its Desire smartphone line with the new HTC Desire 650. This phone, as with the model before it, falls into the budget-tier with a design that's very similar to the Desire 630 launched earlier this year. Unlike the speckled paint look of the previous model, though, the Desire 650 has a ‘sculpted grip’ design on the lower half of the phone. These ridges will, supposedly, help you better grip the handset.

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How to stream the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2016 live

How to stream the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2016 live

This upcoming Thanksgiving will usher in the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, a notable anniversary for the long-running event, and so it's not surprising that many people are interested in watching. In the past, watching the parade live (televised, that is) without cable or satellite was tricky. Thankfully, life has gotten a lot easier for cable-cutters and others without cable, and you'll have a new -- and rare -- option for livestreaming the parade this year.

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See Ceres’ bright spot up close in latest NASA space photo

See Ceres’ bright spot up close in latest NASA space photo

Remember the formerly mysterious bright spots on Ceres that intrigued researchers and the Internet alike? The space agency has released a new photograph shot by the Dawn spacecraft, and in it we get a clear, up-close look at one of these bright spots and the crater in which it is located. The spot isn't very shiny and bright in this photo; rather, we see just how rough the terrain in this area is.

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