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10 questions for Battlefield 5 WWII history buffs

10 questions for Battlefield 5 WWII history buffs

It was necessary this week for DICE GM Oskar Gabrielson to make a public statement about a female character in Battlefield V. For more than one reason. Twitter users (bot, troll, or otherwise) reacted to the latest trailer for the World War II-themed game with vitriol because they saw a woman, and that woman had a prosthetic arm. Apparently there was some issue with the fact that she existed.

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Just don’t buy that smart speaker

Just don’t buy that smart speaker

Alexa isn't eavesdropping on your every conversation, secretly sharing them with whoever it likes, but even if it was there's an easy way to avoid that. The latest controversy over smart speakers and the Internet of Things comes down to privacy, as is so often the way, with Amazon's Echo accused of playing impromptu postwoman with a private chat recorded and shared.

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Pokemon GO Alolan Forms: Here are all 10, ranked

Pokemon GO Alolan Forms: Here are all 10, ranked

Today we're having a peek at all the new Pokemon coming to Pokemon GO this Spring and early Summer - ALOLA! Each Alolan version of a Pokemon has the same Pokemon root as its Kanto "Normal" form. Of course all Pokemon evolved from a single Pokemon at the origin of the Pocket Monster universe, but still - it's important to know that an Alolan Raichu is still an evolved Pikachu at heart.

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The best note-taking apps for the iPad Pro and Pencil (2018)

The best note-taking apps for the iPad Pro and Pencil (2018)

The iPad Pro and Apple Pencil are arguably the best tablet + stylus pairing currently available. When used with a good note-taking app, the slate is revolutionary in educational settings, opening the door for natural handwritten notes paired with features not possible with pen and paper. The best hardware in the world, though, would be wasted on a low-quality note-taking app, and that's where this list comes in.

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The only way Google X’s Selfish Ledger is “good”

The only way Google X’s Selfish Ledger is “good”

This morning we caught a glimpse of a leaked internal video from Google X called The Selfish Ledger. The head of design at what was called Google X (and is now just "X" under Alphabet) Nick Foster made this video with David Murphy, Google Senior UX Engineer. In the video, they show how learning computers could allow Google to modify human behavior and the future of our Earthbound society.

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Why Google One is Google’s Amazon Prime

Why Google One is Google’s Amazon Prime

Google introduced Google One this morning as a new brand for consumer storage - but it's more than that. Before Google One users simply pay a monthly fee for Google storage space that works with Drive, Photos, and Gmail. In the very near future, Google One will be to Google what Amazon Prime is to Amazon. But they won't do battle directly. Not at first.

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10 Fortnite secrets and strategies every player should know

10 Fortnite secrets and strategies every player should know

It's hard to ignore Fortnite -- everyone is talking about it, YouTube is full of videos about it, and there's seemingly a new update every in the news every week. If you finally caved and downloaded it, only to promptly die at the hands of a twelve-year-old, this article is for you. Here are ten things every Fortnite player should know, including some strategies to help you get your first win.

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I’ve got one big question after Waymo’s autonomous car crash

I’ve got one big question after Waymo’s autonomous car crash

Waymo's computers may not have been at the wheel during the Arizona car crash last Friday, but eventually autonomous car developers will have to figure out just how human they dare let their AI drivers behave. While plenty of attention has been given to the technological barriers to self-driving cars, and a reasonable amount to the insurance and regulatory implications, there's a big black hole in one other key element. That's driverless car ethics.

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The games industry must learn Fortnite’s Battle Pass lesson

The games industry must learn Fortnite’s Battle Pass lesson

The video game industry is going through something of a tumultuous discovery phase at the moment. Whether it's purely down to greed or because of ever-increasing development and marketing costs, major publishers have decided that $60 per game just isn't enough anymore, and that these titles need to be monetized on an ongoing basis. Many of them have taken a page out of the mobile gaming playbook, implementing microtransactions in their games that usually take the form of loot boxes.

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The LG G7 ThinQ has a problem

The LG G7 ThinQ has a problem

Twenty-four hours after a new flagship smartphone debuts, we're meant to be excited, and that means the LG G7 ThinQ has a problem. Yes, the name is silly - it's pronounced "Think-Cue" not "Think," incidentally - and sure, the notch is controversial, but LG's biggest issue is apathy. A new smartphone is meant to be exciting. The G7 ThinQ is not.

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Apple’s smart glasses sound more like VIVE than Glass

Apple’s smart glasses sound more like VIVE than Glass

Apple's first AR/VR product is shaping up to be more like HTC VIVE Pro than Google Glass, and that's probably a good thing in the long run. If the latest leaks are true, the Cupertino company's first steps into augmented reality and virtual reality hardware will be a more streamlined version of the tethered experience slowly gaining traction among gamers. That may be less exciting than sci-fi style AR eyeglasses, but it's certainly more sensible.

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Will Google “kill” Android to beat Apple?

Will Google “kill” Android to beat Apple?

Back a few years ago, before the most major pouring out of popularity for smartphones, there was AOSP. That's the Android Open Source Project - and it still exists today. With the latest developments in AOSP with regard to Google's next operating system development, Fuchsia, I wondered today: Will Google maintain Android?

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