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Twitter banned 2,600 Iran-linked accounts for election meddling

Since September, Twitter has suspended 2,617 accounts linked to Iran, it said in a report on its US midterm election efforts. Some of the accounts claimed they were American news outlets and discussed US political and social issues.

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Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers expansion detailed, features Nier: Automata crossover

This weekend sees developer Square Enix host the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival, dedicated to all things related to the online RPG, in Paris.

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India opens its first center for human spaceflight

Crewed spaceflight is still limited to a handful of countries, but India is close to changing that. The Indian Space Research Organization has formally opened its first facility devoted to human spaceflight

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Groundhog Day gets a VR game sequel for Oculus, Vive, & PS VR

Almost everyone of a certain age has fond memories of 1993’s Groundhog Day — the Bill Murray-staring film where one man lives the same day over and over again until he gets things right. While the movie makes for an odd choice in this Age of the Reboot, there’s no denying its premise could make a great video game

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Stem cell breakthrough could help cure type 1 diabetes

Scientists have edged one step closer to a major treatment for (and possibly cure for) type 1 diabetes. A UCSF team has claimed it's the first to turn human stem cells into the mature, insulin-producing cells that type 1 patients don't have. The ke...

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Hulu reveals how its new pause ads will work

In early December, word surfaced that Hulu was considering a new type of advertisement: one that appears when the viewer pauses the video they’re watching. The company has proceeded with introducing that new ad type, though it doesn’t work quite the way it was originally tipped. Rather than presenting a video advertisement, Hulu is dishing up a static ad on … Continue reading

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NFL tech competition winners reduce concussions and heal with light

The Super Bowl is almost here, and that means the NFL has picked the winners of its partly tech-focused 1st and Future competition. The main $50,000 prize for its Innovations to Advance Health and Safety competition is TopSpin's namesake TopSpin360,...

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Uber’s new free ride promo will only be available to Super Bowl losers

Two cities, each represented by a professional football team, will battle it out for honor and glory this weekend. One of those cities will be victorious, leaving the other to weep and, if its residents want, to take advantage of totally free Uber rides

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Google pulls 29 photo apps that stole pictures and promoted scams

Google still has to deal with malicious Android apps slipping through the cracks despite improvements in its screening technology, and some of the offenders are worse than others. Case in point: the company recently pulled 29 camera and photo apps f...

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2020 Koenigsegg hybrid supercar will be an EV like no other

Koenigsegg isn’t the first automaker you’d associate with making a zero-emissions sports car, but its next model not only aims to be CO2 neutral but affordable, too. That’s affordable in the grand scheme of a car company known for making multi-million bespoke hypercars in numbers you could count on your fingers and toes each year, mind

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