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  • 2 weeks ago
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    Did the Bitcoin Twitter Handle Change Hands?

    Observers on Twitter have pointed out that the @Bitcoin handle may have changed hands — and not everybody's happy with that. Twitter is one of the main assembly points for bitcoiners online, and the Bitcoin account has had its fair share of attention over time. While the account owner is not known, the handle had allegedly been used by Roger Ver for several years to promote Bitcoin fork coin BCH.

  • 1 month ago
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    Inside Louis C.K.’s Gross, Unapologetic ‘Comeback’ Show at Madison Square Garden

    The admitted sex predator performed in front of a giant “SORRY” sign on Friday night in New York City. Nobody was buying it.

  • 1 month ago
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    The Simpsons writers enter season 33 with self-awareness and no signs of slowing down

    This year’s San Diego Comic-Con panel for The Simpsons was substantial, but the most telling moment happened during a 20 minute game of “Simpsons Pictionary.” The group of show writers and animators, moderated by voice actor Yeardley Smith, were paired off, with the writers tasked with guessing characters and episode titles from quick sketches by the animators.

  • 2 months ago
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    Amazon convinces Apple to remove review analyzer Fakespot from the App Store

    Fakespot, an app that analyzes Amazon reviews to determine which ones are fake, is no longer available for iOS. Amazon has successfully convinced Apple to remove it from the App Store after the company raised concerns that the application provides misleading information and creates potential security vulnerabilities. The e-commerce giant has confirmed to Engadget that it reported Fakespot for investigation.

  • 2 months ago
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    Dead Space YouTube Channel Updates Profile Pic After 8 Years of Inactivity

    After drifting in space for almost a decade, it seems that Dead Space might actually be floating back into Earth’s orbit. The official YouTube channel for the Dead Space franchise has updated its profile picture for the first time in almost nine years, which is after eight years of total inactivity. While a seemingly innocent change, this combined with other reports seems to point to the franchise’s imminent return.

  • 2 months ago
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    Pull your Western Digital My Book Live NAS off the internet now if you value your files

    Western Digital has alerted customers to a critical bug on its My Book Live storage drives, warning them to disconnect the devices from the internet to protect the units from being remotely wiped.

  • 3 months ago
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    The Southern Baptist Church Is Going to Hell in a Handbasket

    A generation ago, hard-core conservatives took over the largest Protestant church denomination in the U.S., the Southern Baptist Convention, and birthed what we now call “the Christian right.” They overcame a tradition of congregational and state-convention autonomy to impose biblical inerrancy, the subordination of women in the pews and at home...

  • 3 months ago
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    Patrisse Cullors: Black Lives Matter co-founder resigns

    Black Lives Matter's co-founder says she is resigning from its foundation, but not because of what she called right-wing attempts to discredit her. Patrisse Cullors said Friday would be her last day at the foundation, which she has led for nearly six years. The 37-year-old activist's finances came under scrutiny last month after it was reported she owned four homes.

  • 3 months ago
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    Nintendo Switch Pro reveal expected before E3

    Nintendo's long-awaited Switch upgrade is expected to be shown ahead of E3 2021, according to a report published by Bloomberg today and Eurogamer's own sources. I understand this is to ensure third-parties working on games which support the upgraded Switch are free to announce these projects at E3, and before Nintendo's own digital showcase later in that week.

  • 4 months ago
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    Bitcoin and housing market collide as home sellers increasingly accept crypto

    When real estate agent Whitney Pannell listed an investment home that she bought and renovated for $300,000, she added an unusual note to the description: "Sellers are accepting Bitcoin for this home."

  • 4 months ago
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    The world's 'most powerful' tidal turbine is nearly ready to power on

    Earlier this week, a company Orbital Marine Power successfully launched its latest tidal turbine. Once it’s connected to the European Marine Energy Centre off the Orkney Islands, the two megawatt O2 will have the capacity to generate enough energy to power 2,000 UK households annually, making it one of the world’s most powerful tidal turbines currently in use.

  • 4 months ago
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    Netflix Reveals $17 Billion in Content Spending in Fiscal 2021

    Netflix revealed that it will spend over $17 billion on content this year, according to its first-quarter earnings report. “As we’ve noted previously, the production delays from Covid-19 in 2020 will lead to a 2021 slate that is more heavily second half weighted with a large number of returning franchises,” said the company in its letter to shareholders.

  • 5 months ago
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    Why Has PlayStation's Messaging Felt So Off Lately?

    We’re nearly five months into this new generation of consoles, and things are largely going as expected. It’s still frustratingly difficult to purchase either versions of the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X | S. A wealth of high-profile games are being delayed into 2022 and beyond, largely due to the massive impact the pandemic had on all facets of development. But all things aside, the new boxes are solid pieces of hardware and show a bright future for both Microsoft and Sony.

  • 6 months ago
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    The Euphoria of Touching Mars

    Landing on Mars should be boring by now. NASA has been doing it since the 1970s. Last week, the agency did it again, achieving its sixth consecutive soft landing on the red planet, and its eighth total out of nine attempts. As records go, NASA never managed six consecutive controlled landings on the Moon, and either way, mere months after Neil Armstrong’s one small step for a man, the public had collectively tuned out the Apollo program.