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Updated 2019-02-15 19:16
Facebook “working on additional changes” to beat down anti-vaxxers
Facebook ponders demoting anti-vax nonsense as measles cases surge.
Huge study finds professors’ attitudes affect students’ grades
And it’s doubly true for minority students.
Facebook may face multi-billion dollar fine for Cambridge Analytica scandal
Facebook could face major privacy lawsuit from FTC if it doesn't agree to fine.
NASA moves to buy more Soyuz seats for late 2019, early 2020
NASA has not had its own crew transport since the space shuttle retired in 2011.
Microsoft shaking up how Windows feature updates are rolled out—again
Each feature update now has one release date rather than two.
Aquaman, Khal Drogo actor may play Duncan Idaho in new Dune film
Director Denis Villeneuve will direct the reboot for Legendary Pictures.
Why is this copy of Super Mario Bros. worth $100,000? We asked a buyer
Collectors say still-sealed test-market game is gaming's Action Comics No. 1.
Samsung’s new Tab S5e is super thin, supports Bixby, and costs just $399
The more affordable tablet takes some notes from the premium Tab S4.
NJ AG: Takedown notice that led to new gun-file lawsuit came from Slovakia—not us
Court doc: Imposter posed as NJ, filed abuse report with Cloudflare, sparked new lawsuit.
Rocket Report: Russia’s new spacecraft; is the US sabotaging Iranian rockets?
“NASA has issued a stop work order on the agency’s Lucy mission."
Dealmaster: As Switch sales slow, Nintendo launches a new bundle
$35 eShop bundle arrives after lowering of Switch sales goal for fiscal year.
Gambling, porn, and piracy on iOS: Apple’s enterprise certificate woes continue
A wide range of app-makers are abusing enterprise certs to skip the App Store.
TVA board votes to close coal plants despite Trump tweet
The board voted 5 to 2 in favor of retiring the older plants.
Tetris 99 isn’t just a great twist on a classic—it’s a gameplay revolution
Includes a twist so revolutionary, we invented a term to try to make sense of it.
Google’s Waymo risks repeating Silicon Valley’s most famous blunder
Larry Page drew the wrong lesson from Xerox bungling the PC revolution.
The 2019 Genesis G70—can a good car overcome brand snobbery?
It starts at just $34,900 for the 2.0L, and a six-speed manual is an option.
NASA emphasizing “speed” in its return to the Moon
"We think this is the right basic architecture, but we aren't closed-minded,"
JPMorgan is creating a cryptocurrency pegged to the dollar
The JPM Coin blockchain is based on a fork of Ethereum.
Microsoft begins work on its 2020 Windows releases in new preview
An October 2019 update is still planned, but previews of that will come in spring.
Our favorite psychopath, Villanelle, is back in trailer for Killing Eve S2
Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer reprise their roles in BBC America's award-winning drama.
Dealmaster: Take $20 off Red Dead Redemption 2 or Marvel’s Spider-Man
Plus deals on iPads, Amazon devices, Bluetooth speakers, and more.
Ajit Pai orders phone companies to adopt new anti-robocall tech in 2019
Pai threatens "regulatory" action if carriers don't use Caller ID authentication.
LG keeps leaking G8 features; the latest is a vibrating display speaker
LG's next flagship smartphone looks a lot like last year's smartphone.
Startup will store energy by forcing compressed air in a defunct zinc mine
The adiabatic process will be built with AUD $9 million in government-funded grants.
Facing opposition, Amazon scraps New York HQ2 plans
Activists objected to plans to give Amazon almost $3 billion in incentives.
Devs accuse Sony of “playing favorites” with PS4’s cross-platform support
Wargroove, Paladins makers say they're just waiting on Sony's OK to open up.
Opera shows off its smart new redesign that’s just like all the other browsers
The intent is to put the Web content first. This sounds familiar.
Want a better idea of your future climate? Try this map
Project finds future climate analogs for 540 cities in the US and Canada.
Amazon caught selling counterfeits of publisher’s computer books—again
Bill Pollock says Amazon is printing them—and even the product photo is fake.
Citing lack of demand, Airbus cancels A380 superjumbo aircraft
"What we’re seeing here is the end of the large, four-engine aircraft."
Crackdown 3 review: Half-baked action with tasty triple-jumping
Leaping around an enticing metropolis can't make up for flat combat, dumb enemies.
Alita: Battle Angel rises above its ugly ads, flies to a cloud city of awesome
Call it "Spy Kids 5: Spy Mecha-Violent Teens" if that helps. A must-see stunner.
Good Omens fans will love finding all the Easter eggs in new teaser
Adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's novel hits Amazon Prime May 31.
MalwareTech loses bid to suppress damning statements made after days of partying
Researcher said statements he made after taking intoxicating substances should be thrown out.
Super Mario Maker 2, Link’s Awakening remaster headline latest Nintendo Direct
Tons of news, including a surprise announce of Tetris battle royale. (Yes, really.)
Apple’s insider-trading policy enforcer accused of insider trading
Lawyer accused of avoiding $377,000 in losses by selling ahead of bad news.
Raw milk drinkers in 19 states at risk of rare, dangerous infectious disease
Without pasteurization, scary, elusive bacteria are on the loose.
Aluminum may be key to making exosolar systems with water worlds
Radioactive aluminum could control water content of planetary building blocks.
Selling 911 location data is illegal—US carriers reportedly did it anyway
AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint sale of GPS data called "unquestionably illegal."
Android Things is no longer for “Things,” focuses on smart speakers and displays
The good news is that Google still has, like, three other IoT OS projects.
In 2017, the feds said Tesla Autopilot cut crashes 40%—that was bogus
Small firm gets Tesla crash data after 2-year legal battle with NHTSA, finds flawed study.
Ex-director of FBI, CIA takes on a phone scammer—and wins
Scammer took hundreds of thousands of dollars from more than 30 victims.
Elsa and the gang are back and in a dark place in first teaser for Frozen 2
The Mouse House has a big challenge to recreate magic of this blockbuster original.
Amid layoffs, Blizzard won’t release a “major” new game in 2019
Work continues on existing titles, future Warcraft, Diablo games.
Metro Exodus: A beautiful, brutal single-player game—with insane RTX perks
Plus, a deeper look at Nvidia's proprietary DLSS system, which absolutely impresses.
Opportunity did not answer NASA’s final call, and it’s now lost to us
It roved a staggering 45.16 kilometers across the Red Planet.
Apple in talks to create “Netflix for news” subscription service
But Apple wants a huge bite of the subscription revenue—reportedly 50 percent.
Danish haunted-house studies seek to reveal the seductive appeal of horror
Mathias Clasen of Aarhus University on why we're drawn to scary entertainment.
Microsoft patches 0-day vulnerabilities in IE and Exchange
IE info bug was under active exploit; exploit code for Exchange flaw was circulating.
Activision-Blizzard lays off 775 people after “record results in 2018”
News follows split with Bungie and a year with no major Blizzard releases.
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