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Nintendo finally catches up to other console makers, allows user game reviews

Nintendo finally catches up to other console makers, allows user game reviews

Requires jumping through simple hoops; sees Nintendo catch up with rivals' review systems.
A battle between the sexes in a single gene

A battle between the sexes in a single gene

Male and female fruit flies both need one gene, but they need it to do different things.
NRA gives Ajit Pai “courage award” and gun for “saving the Internet”

NRA gives Ajit Pai “courage award” and gun for “saving the Internet”

Killing net neutrality helps Pai win award for "standing up under pressure."
FBI warns taxpayers to beware of new scams to steal W-2 info

FBI warns taxpayers to beware of new scams to steal W-2 info

Taxpayers could be especially vulnerable this year.
Feds have spent 13 years failing to verify whether passport data is legit

Feds have spent 13 years failing to verify whether passport data is legit

Data is read off e-passports, but CBP lacks software to verify digital signatures.
Can gaming’s own “academy awards” become a cultural event?

Can gaming’s own “academy awards” become a cultural event?

Academy president says attracting the "wider gamer audience" isn't a priority.
Tesla’s new “workplace charging” program would corner office parking spots

Tesla’s new “workplace charging” program would corner office parking spots

Apartment dwellers are an untapped market for EVs. Creative solutions are needed.

Dealmaster: Get a Dell desktop PC with an 8th-gen Core i5 and GTX 1060 for $650

Plus deals on PlayStation VR, Roku TVs, SSDs, wireless charging pads, and more.
Find out if your password has been pwned—without sending it to a server

Find out if your password has been pwned—without sending it to a server

1Password uses first five characters of a hash to compare passwords to breaches.
How Manafort’s inability to convert a PDF file to Word helped prosecutors

How Manafort’s inability to convert a PDF file to Word helped prosecutors

Former Trump campaign manager allegedly emailed doctored docs to his assistant.
There’s something strange going on amid the satellite Internet rush

There’s something strange going on amid the satellite Internet rush

Greg Wyler, the founder of OneWeb, starts a second company to compete with himself.
Google’s ARCore hits version 1.0, brings augmented reality to 100 million devices

Google’s ARCore hits version 1.0, brings augmented reality to 100 million devices

Flagship smartphones from Google, Samsung, OnePlus, and LG are now compatible.
How a fight over Star Wars download codes could reshape copyright law

How a fight over Star Wars download codes could reshape copyright law

Legal scholar says Redbox's win over Disney is an "atomic bomb of a finding."
Pedaling pictures: The art and science of GPS doodling

Pedaling pictures: The art and science of GPS doodling

WallyGPX draws on Baltimore with his mountain bike and GPS tracking data.
Low-carb vs low-fat? Both led to ~12lb loss after a year, regardless of genes

Low-carb vs low-fat? Both led to ~12lb loss after a year, regardless of genes

Study knocks back hopes of using genetics to design weight-loss diets.

Mr. Robot remains the only show delivering cantennas and card readers

Video: Why hasn’t anything emulated Mr. Robot yet? The staff remains uniquely capable.
Elon Musk tweets video of SpaceX’s first broadband satellites in space

Elon Musk tweets video of SpaceX’s first broadband satellites in space

“Don’t tell anyone, but the Wi-Fi password is ‘martians,’” Musk says.
8,000-year-old heads on spikes found in Swedish lake

8,000-year-old heads on spikes found in Swedish lake

Stone Age people built an artificial island of rock, bones, and wood.
Neanderthals were artists and thought symbolically, new studies argue

Neanderthals were artists and thought symbolically, new studies argue

Neanderthals created art and knew how to use symbols, new studies say.