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Uber real-time driver monitoring test looks for criminal charges

Uber is continuously monitoring drivers for criminal charges, a new report claims. These are referred to as ongoing background checks and they’re intended to help improve rider safety, a big criticism that has plagued the company since the beginning.

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5TIP: 5 odd things your phone can do on Friday the 13th!

Welcome back to the 5TIP series on SlashGear, a set of features and/or activities and/or apps to try on any given day of the week. Today’s edition has to do with Friday the 13th Specifically – since that’s what day it is when this article is set to be published – but everything we’re doing here can be done whenever … Continue reading

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Fortnite’s piles of cash mean Unreal Marketplace creators get a hefty raise

Fortnite has made a ton of money for Epic Games – hundreds of millions per month, in fact – and now Epic wants to give back to the development community a little bit as a result. Epic recently revealed that it will reduce the cut it takes from Unreal Engine Marketplace sales, which is where 3D modelers and digital artists … Continue reading

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Konami kills fan remake of Silent Hill: P.T. for PC

Gaming fans may remember back to 2014 when Konami released a demo on the PS4 called P.T., or “playable teaser,” for a new Silent Hills game. The demo was eventually pulled and the entire Silent Hills project, which was being worked on by both Hideo Kojima and director Guillermo del Toro, was cancelled.

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Moto E5 Play with Android GO gets expanded release

It’s not easy tracking where and when each Android smartphone is released – but it’s interesting watching which phone goes where. The Moto E5 Play with Android Oreo (Go edition) – as it’s called – was released earlier this year in some locations – now it’s coming to more. The Moto E5 Play has a 5.3-inch display with 18:9 aspect … Continue reading

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MeerKAT radio telescope captures clearest image of galaxy’s center

A 64-dish radio telescope called MeerKAT has been fired up in Carnarvon, South Africa. In the future, MeerKAT will be part of a larger instrument called Square Kilometer Array (SKA), a massive multi-radio telescope project expected to span about one square kilometer, which is what the SKA name refers to. The project won’t be fully operational until the end of … Continue reading

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Genki dongle brings Bluetooth audio to Nintendo Switch

A new dongle called Genki promises to bring Bluetooth audio to the Nintendo Switch, offering a wireless solution to the console’s wired audio problem. The Switch does not itself support Bluetooth audio devices, forcing users to plug in a pair of earbuds or headphones for private listening.

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NASA details ‘spiders’ on Mars with crazy new photo

NASA has released an image showing “spiders” on Mars, small darks spots on the reddish landscape with tendrils one could easily perceive as tiny legs. The marks were captured by the NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in mid-May at Mars’ south pole during the planet’s winter season.

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Antioxidant health benefits of sleep teased in new study

A new study hints at the potential antioxidant benefits of sleep, as well as the damage that getting too little sleep may cause. Researchers studied the lowly fruit fly to help understand the role sleep may play in health, finding that fruit flies with a mutation that resulted in short sleeping times were sensitive to oxidative stress

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YouTube TV apologizes for World Cup outage with free week of service

A couple of days back, YouTube TV found itself in a bad position at what was probably the worst possible time. During the World Cup match between England and Croatia, YouTube TV’s streaming service went down, and it took Google about an hour to fix the problems.

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