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Video Games
Video Games

Here's What the Near Future of Video Games Looks Like

GPU maker Nvidia showed off its new line of RTX graphics cards with trailers for upcoming games that made use of real-time ray tracing technology.
Matthew Gault
a day ago
AI
AI

OpenAI Is Beating Humans at ‘Dota 2’ Because It’s Basically Cheating

AI defeating human players at 'Dota 2' is impressive, but it was only possible thanks to significant guardrails and an inhuman advantage.
Matthew Gault
4 days ago
Blockchain art
Blockchain art

Artists Ai Weiwei and Kevin Abosch Are Using the Blockchain to Make Us Question What’s ‘PRICELESS’

We talked to Weiwei and Abosch about PRICELESS, which uses the Ethereum blockchain to spark a conversation about the value of human life, and the current refugee crisis.
Jordan Pearson
4 days ago
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Teen Allegedly Hacked Into Apple’s Network, Got Caught With ‘Hacky Hack Hack’ Folder

Australian police tracked down the teen after Apple detected the intrusion and alerted the FBI.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.16.18
Port Out Scam
Port Out Scam

Bitcoin Investor Sues AT&T After Losing $23 Million In SIM Swap Hack

An investor is asking AT&T to pay $220 million in damages in the first-ever lawsuit that attempts to hold carriers accountable for port out scams.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.15.18
transparency
transparency

The Internet Is Crowdfunding the Release of 4,358 Secret CIA Mind Control Documents

Twelve years after receiving a cache of CIA documents related to the MKUltra program, John Greenewald of the Black Vault realized that thousands of pages had been omitted. Now, he's asking the internet for help.
Michael Gaynor
8.13.18
rip and tear
rip and tear

‘Doom Eternal’ Looks Like It’ll Be DUNDUN. DUNDUN. BOOOWWWWM.

Gameplay for the highly anticipated sequel to 2016's 'Doom' reboot was revealed on Friday at QuakeCon.
Jordan Pearson
8.10.18
Facebook
Facebook

Facebook Added Balloons and Confetti to Posts About the Earthquake in Indonesia

A spokesperson told Motherboard the company “regrets that it appeared in this unfortunate context.”
Kaleigh Rogers
8.7.18
Bitcoin
Bitcoin

Sorry, But Starbucks Will Not Be Accepting Bitcoin

Contrary to numerous news reports, Starbucks’ new cryptocurrency partnership with Microsoft and Intercontinental Exchange doesn’t mean you’ll be able to spend your bitcoins at the coffee retailer’s locations.
Jordan Pearson
8.3.18
liberté
liberté

Let These Rebel Goats on the Loose Cleanse Your Social Media-Addled Brain

We needed this.
Jordan Pearson
8.3.18
Port Out Scam
Port Out Scam

How Criminals Recruit Telecom Employees to Help Them Hijack SIM Cards

Sources who work for some of America’s major cellphone carriers tell us how criminals are trying to recruit them to help find new targets.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.3.18
cryptocurrency
cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency Miners Are Building Their Own Electricity Infrastructure

Canadian company DMG Blockchain is expanding its mining operation in British Columbia with its own electrical substation.
Jordan Pearson
8.2.18