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New 'Pick-Up Artist' Video Game Teaches Men How to Be Creeps

'Super Seducer' teaches men that women are NPCs they can win by playing a game.
Emanuel Maiberg
9 hours ago
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Flight Simulator Add-On Tried to Catch Pirates By Installing Password-Stealing Malware on Their Computers

Malware included in the installer for pirated versions of the game steals usernames and passwords from Chrome: 'This is by far one of the most extreme, and bizarre, methods of DRM we've ever seen.'
Joseph Cox
10 hours ago
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Moveable

Connected Cars Will Run on Your Personal Data

US privacy laws aren’t keeping up.
Tracey Lindeman
12 hours ago
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videos

YouTubers and Redditors Are Making DIY Clones of Elon Musk's Flamethrower

With Boring Company flamethrowers sold out, some intrepid people are making their own.
Mack DeGeurin
3 days ago
Stalkerware
Stalkerware

A Hacker Has Wiped a Spyware Company’s Servers—Again

"I don't want to live in a world where younger generations grow up without privacy."
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3 days ago
Terraform
Terraform

A Second Opinion

When death looms, we will always search for answers.
Robert Bagnall
3 days ago
Tedium
Tedium

3Dfx Brought the GPU Industry to Life But Didn't Live to See It Thrive

In a few short years, the graphics card company 3Dfx Interactive provided a polygon-laden shock to the PC world—then fell apart, fast. What happened?
Ernie Smith
3 days ago
deepfakes
deepfakes

AI-Moderators Fighting AI-Generated Porn Is the Harbinger of the Fake News Apocalypse

Gfycat is deploying AI to seek and destroy AI-generated porn—a good step, but we're not out of the woods yet.
Samantha Cole
3 days ago
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bad tweets

People Are Blasting iOS 'Text Bombs' on Twitter to Crash iPhones

On Thursday, news spread of a so-called text bomb that can crash Apple devices. Now people are spreading it in public.
Joseph Cox
3 days ago
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extinction

New Model Predicts the 'Ideal' Mammal Is 2.5 Times Bigger Than an Elephant

A more nuanced approach to studying animal populations shows that when it comes to extinction, size matters.
Daniel Oberhaus
3 days ago
Star Wars
Star Wars

The US Air Force Wants More Money to Defend Its Satellites

The 2019 budget for Air Force space equipment and R&D, including new satellite defenses, represents a 9-percent increase over 2018.
David Axe
4 days ago
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Lightsabers

Physicists Created a New Form of Light

Researchers at MIT and Harvard made groups of three photons interact.
Daniel Oberhaus
4 days ago
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