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The pandemic missing: The kids who didn
The pandemic missing: The kids who didn't go back to school

Instead, Kailani Taylor-Cribb hasn't taken a single class in what used to be her high school since the height of the coronavirus pandemic. An analysis by...

Alabama police ID girl
Alabama police ID girl's remains found in 2012, arrest dad

Since 2012, the remains of the small child found behind a mobile home in Alabama were known only as "Baby Jane Doe." On Thursday, police in Opelika...

Russia plans to send its strongest tanks to drive around Ukraine but is too scared to put them in combat, UK intel says
Russia plans to send its strongest tanks to drive around Ukraine but is too scared to put them in combat, UK intel says

Russia is "unlikely to trust" the T-14 Armata tank in actual battles given problems in its development, the British defense ministry said.

Tucker Carlson Announces Jacinda Ardern
Tucker Carlson Announces Jacinda Ardern's Resignation By Mocking Her Appearance

The giddy Fox News host made over-the-top claims about the outgoing prime minister.

The truth about the row between Meghan and Kate
The truth about the row between Meghan and Kate

Prince Harry gives various explanations as to why the Princess of Wales and the Duchess of Sussex did not get on "from the get go".

SpaceX will attempt a full static fire test of Starship's Super Heavy booster tomorrow
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  • 2023-02-08 21:47:55

SpaceX will finally attempt a full static fire test tomorrow, igniting all 33 of the Super Heavy booster's Raptor 2 engines at once.

Netflix’s password sharing policy is complicated & gets expensive fast
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  • 2023-02-08 21:33:19

When is Netflix stopping password sharing in the U.S.? How much will Netflix accounts cost for additional users? Is there a Netflix family plan? Here’s what we know so far.

17-year-old Backrooms creator turning viral YouTube horror video into A24 movie
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  • 2023-02-08 21:20:51

Kane Parsons’ The Backrooms YouTube short film and series, is getting adapted into a feature length movie directed by Parsons and produced by A24 and James Wan’s Atomic Monster.

Why more startups are getting compliant
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  • 2023-02-08 21:08:42

Becoming and staying compliant can be a pain for startups, but several well-funded companies are hoping to help make it both easier and more meaningful.

Netflix starts cracking down on password sharing in four new markets, including Canada
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  • 2023-02-08 20:33:00

Netflix today announced it’s rolling out paid sharing, otherwise known as Netflix’s crackdown on password sharing, to more countries, including Canada, New Zealand, Portugal, and Spain. The company had previously tested paid sharing in select markets, including Chile, Costa Rica, Peru, and elsewhere in Latin America. It’s also now offering a few details about how […]

BoxPower wants to cut emissions, wildfire risk by taking power off the main grid
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  • 2023-02-08 20:28:18

As climate change drives extreme heatwaves, solar microgrids could help remote communities keep the lights on even and prevent wildfires.

Former Salesforce exec Bret Taylor is teaming up with Google AR/VR vet Clay Bavor on mystery startup
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  • 2023-02-08 20:25:44

When Bret Taylor announced he was leaving at Salesforce, nobody knew what was coming next. Today we got a hint.

In a trademark battle between an NFT artist and a big brand, Hermès, the artist just lost
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  • 2023-02-08 20:13:06

Artist Mason Rothschild thought he was sitting on a “goldmine” when he began creating digital versions of the iconic Hermès Birkin handbag and selling these as NFTs. Among them was an animated piece called “Baby Birkin” that depicted a human fetus floating inside and which was ultimately acquired by a buyer for $47,000 at the […]

Bitcoin holding above $20,000 offers miners hope as margins become healthier
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  • 2023-02-08 20:05:00

Bitcoin has had a strong rally so far this year, and some mining experts see this as an opportunity for the space to stage a comeback.

Spotify now lets you select which playlists you'd like to impact your recommendations less
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  • 2023-02-08 19:28:03

Spotify is finally introducing a highly-requested feature with the launch of its new "Exclude from your Taste Profile" tool.

Meet the prolific Russian espionage crew hacking spymasters and lawmakers
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  • 2023-02-08 19:27:26

A notorious hacking group with alleged ties to Russian intelligence has claimed a British politician as its latest victim — but why?

Hands-on with the new Bing: Microsoft’s step beyond ChatGPT
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  • 2023-02-08 19:15:28

Microsoft has a new AI-powered version of Bing. It’s an opening shot in the AI battle against Google, and it can produce hilarious resignation letters, information on current news events, and mistakes.

Owen Wilson channels his inner Bob Ross in the first trailer for Paint
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  • 2023-02-08 19:00:00

The first trailer for Paint follows Owen Wilson as a Bob Ross-like painter. The IFC Films production hits theaters on April 7th.

Planet A Ventures comes out of the door with a €160M European, science-backed climate fund
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  • 2023-02-08 18:53:32

The firm has now has closed its first fund at €160M to back founders tackling the world‘s largest environmental problems. The Germany-based VC aims to take a novel “science-based” approach. It has engaged a full science team, to which it will hand the power of veto over investment decisions. The in-house science team will conduct “life cycle assessments” as part of its due diligence into a startup. If startup the fund is looking to back doesn’t have a significant positive impact on the environment, then the deal won’t go through. Investors in the fund include BMW, KfW Capital (a large development banks), REWE (one of the largest German retailers), the Danish state's investment fund Vaekstfonden/EIFO and serial entrepreneurs such as Rolf Schrömgens (Trivago), Maximilian Backhaus (HelloFresh) and Rubin Ritter (Zalando).

Grim Reaper starts coming for fax machines, pagers, landlines
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  • 2023-02-08 18:38:38

China will stop giving network-access permits to some legacy communication tech.

Hertz wanted 100,000 Teslas by the end of 2022; it has fewer than 50,000
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  • 2023-02-08 18:24:17

The rental company's new goal is for a quarter of its fleet to be electric by 2024.

Apple seems ready to re-release its revamped Home architecture in iOS 16.4
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  • 2023-02-08 18:13:59

New code suggests the faster, more-efficient system is due to arrive soon.

Renewable energy forecast to dominate global power sector growth by 2025
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  • 2023-02-08 18:00:41

Renewable energy is forecast to gain ground over coal, according to the International Energy Agency. Power supply and demand are also becoming more dependent on the weather.

Android 14 Preview 1 is out, will officially ban installation of old apps
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  • 2023-02-08 18:00:25

Google kicks off monthly releases of Android 14 Developer Previews.

Neil Gaiman’s complete Sandman set has a wild Dream-inspired package
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  • 2023-02-08 18:00:00

DC Comics’ new Sandman collectible comic set features a 15-inch replica of Dream’s helm, a complete set of Sandman comics, and a new story from Neil Gaiman.

Google starts testing Android 14 with even better support for foldables
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  • 2023-02-08 18:00:00

Google has announced the next version of its mobile operating system. Now developers can test out their apps on Android 14, which adds more support for tablets and foldable phones.

Spirited Away: Live on Stage comes to theaters in the US in spring 2023
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  • 2023-02-08 17:50:36

Spirited Away: Live on Stage will come to theaters in the United States sometime this spring. This is the stage play version of Studio Ghibli’s critically acclaimed classic Spirited Away, which follows a young girl named Chihiro trapped in a bath house.

Goodbye flu, RSV, and COVID waves; hello, norovirus!
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  • 2023-02-08 17:42:46

Outbreak data is lagging, but test positivity has exceeded last year's peak.

D&D exec explains how racist content made it into a campaign book
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  • 2023-02-08 17:19:23

Dungeons & Dragons’ executive producer Kyle Brink has detailed how racist content made it into the Spelljammed: Adventures In Space campaign book. He said that going forward, multiple cultural consultants will vet “every word” printed for D&D.

Auto industry has a lot of work to do to meet climate goals, report says
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  • 2023-02-08 17:08:37

EVs are a good start, but energy grids and supply chains must decarbonize, too.

Canon’s newest budget full-frame mirrorless camera will shoot 60 fps 4K video
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  • 2023-02-08 16:35:18

And the EOS R50 APS-C camera is the cheapest way to buy into the RF lens family.

The UK government just threw a huge wrench in Microsoft’s Activision deal
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  • 2023-02-08 16:15:45

Preliminary report suggests divesting Call of Duty business may be key to approval.

Apex Legends season 16’s new classes, perks, and character changes
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  • 2023-02-08 16:00:00

Respawn explains Apex Legends’ new classes (Assault, Recon, Support, Skirmisher, and Controller) and new perks coming to Legends in season 16 of the battle royale game.

The making of surprise hit Hi-Fi Rush
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  • 2023-02-08 16:00:00

Director John Johanas, from Ghostwire: Tokyo and The Evil Within studio Tango Gameworks, explains how the team crafted the recent Xbox hit Hi-Fi Rush, with inspiration ranging from Radiohead to the Sega Dreamcast.

Xbox & PC Game Pass February 2023 games include Madden 23, Atomic Heart
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  • 2023-02-08 15:37:27

Madden NFL 23, Atomic Heart, and Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord lead Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass’s new offerings for February 2023.

MSI Titan GT77 HX review: Intel’s most powerful laptop chip, tested
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  • 2023-02-08 15:30:00

MSI’s Titan GT77 HX is a hefty, colorful gaming laptop powered by Intel’s 24-core Core i9-13980HX. Its frame rates are desktop-caliber, and its performance on CPU-bound benchmarks is off the charts — but it’s $4,699.99.

Nintendo Direct February 2023: how to watch the live stream
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  • 2023-02-08 15:30:00

The first Nintendo Direct of 2023 is streaming on Youtube on February 8th at 5PM ET and will likely include updates on The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, along with other franchises like Super Mario and Metroid.

Twitter restrictions in Turkey unprecedented during a natural disaster, org says
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  • 2023-02-08 15:27:59

Unconfirmed reports suggest TikTok may also be blocked in the country.

Google’s AI chatbot Bard makes factual error in first demo
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  • 2023-02-08 15:26:41

Google announced its ChatGPT rival Bard on Monday, but experts have noted the chatbot made a mistake in its first public demo.

Google shows off new AI search features, but a ChatGPT rival is still weeks away
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  • 2023-02-08 14:35:05

Google showed off new AI features and a brief demo of its ChatGPT rival Bard just one day after Microsoft made its AI search chatbot for Bing available for users to test.

The best TVs to buy for the 2023 Super Bowl
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  • 2023-02-08 14:30:51

The latest 4K HDR TVs from Samsung, Hisense, LG, and TCL are more than ready to make Super Bowl LVII look its best on February 12th. These are our top picks ahead of the big game.

Mysterious Russian satellites are now breaking apart in low-Earth orbit
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  • 2023-02-08 14:25:58

"This suggests to me that perhaps these events are the result of a design error."

YouTuber mods a USB-C port into the AirPods Pro and wants to help you do the same
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  • 2023-02-08 14:00:00

Engineer and YouTuber Ken Pillonel modded the AirPods Pro to remove the proprietary Lightning connector in favor of USB-C. He’s selling PCB parts so you can do the same.

Nintendo promises Japan staff a 10% raise despite falling Switch sales
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  • 2023-02-08 13:53:28

Ahead of the latest Nintendo Direct, the company’s latest financial report showed falling sales and profits, but Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa said it was important to secure its workforce for long-term growth

Google 'Live from Paris' AI event live: all the latest on Maps, Search and more
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  • 2023-02-08 13:17:54

Join us to see what AI treats Google has in store today

ChatGPT is an existential crisis for Microsoft and Google, but not in the way they think
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  • 2023-02-08 06:00:00

When platforms become publishers, all bets are legally off

Canon EOS R8: five things you need to know
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  • 2023-02-08 04:01:24

Powerful performance in a more affordable entry-level body

Bing and ChatGPT might be the future of search, even if Google doesn't believe it
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  • 2023-02-08 00:47:59

Hands-on with the new ChatGPT-infused Bing search engine

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella explains how Bing with AI is better than Google
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  • 2023-02-08 00:45:19

Microsoft had a big event today. They talked about how AI is coming for your browser, your social media, and your operating system, too.

Can the UK's approach to AI regulation give it an edge over the EU?
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  • 2023-02-07 22:52:34

The EU's landmark AI Act is moving closer to reality, as a rival rulebook forms across the English Channel. The union aims to agree on draft rules for the world-first AI statute ...

D&D’s OGL fiasco made worse by lack of respect for WotC, exec says
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  • 2023-02-07 21:39:13

Dungeons & Dragons’ OGL controversy would have gone differently if they has listened to the team at Wizards of the Coast. Executive product Kyle Brink takes responsibility, and says that more of his team will be in the room when these kinds of decisions are made going forward.

'Tracers in the Dark' shows how cops go after crypto-criminals
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  • 2023-02-07 18:58:28

Book review of Andy Greenberg's Tracers in the Dark, a tale of how law enforcement agencies have gone after cybercriminals on the blockchain.

Microsoft launches the new Bing, with ChatGPT built in
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  • 2023-02-07 18:35:13

Microsoft today launched a new version of its Bing search engine with built-in support for OpenAI's ChatGPT.

Senate committee presses Meta over data access by developers in "high risk" countries, per 2018 app audit
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  • 2023-02-07 18:28:36

Facebook's murky history of letting third party apps help themselves to user data which you may recall blew up into a major global privacy scandal (aka, Cambridge Analytica), appears to be coming back to haunt it via unsealed legal discovery.

Pipe has a new CEO from Block, months after founding team announces departure
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  • 2023-02-07 18:00:52

The new chief executive, Luke Voiles, is joining after working as the general manager of Square Banking at Block, formerly Square.