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An abridged but definitely impactful history of narrative video games

From The Dig to Pillars of Eternity, gaming does something no other pop culture medium can.

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Destiny 2 keeps on failing to bring me back

Microtransactions won‘t satisfy these post-holiday doldrums.

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Artist transforms herself into a virtual assistant and obeys your commands

Would we rather have a human servant or Alexa? Lauren McCarthy decided to find out.

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Gut bacteria linked to cataclysmic epidemic that wiped out 16th-century Mexico

The mysterious pestilence is thought to have killed up to 80 percent of the population.

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Shell invests in Nashville solar firm, but it‘s no less an oil company

The future may be bright for renewables, but Shell is still an oil company.

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BitTorrent users beware: Flaw lets hackers control your computer

‘Low complexity‘ hack for Transmission client may work against other clients, too.

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Spectre and Meltdown patches causing trouble as realistic attacks get closer

Driver incompatibilities and microcode problems are both being reported.

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Whatever causes fast radio bursts is sitting in an intense magnetic field

Still not sure what they are and now have to explain an extreme environment, too.

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Perfect Wi-Fi energy harvester gathers scant bounty

Wi-Fi energy harvester not useful but still might be future of power delivery.

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The new 2019 G-Class: Mercedes-Benz reinvents the dinosaur

It looks almost identical to the 1979-era SUV but is now longer and wider.

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City-owned Internet services offer cheaper and more transparent pricing

Data shows why customers want muni broadband-and why telecom industry fears it.

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Nintendo doesn‘t seem to be ‘looking into‘ VR very much anymore

4K update doesn‘t seem to be in the immediate cards for the Switch, either.

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Nintendo is not hopping on the VR bandwagon any time soon

4K update doesn‘t seem to be in the immediate cards for the Switch, either.

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Reports of credit card fraud pile up from OnePlus customers

If you made a purchase from OnePlus.net recently, keep an eye on your credit card bill.

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The James Webb Space Telescope has emerged from the freezer

"NASA and its partners have an outstanding telescope and set of science instruments."

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OnePlus investigates customer claims of credit card fraud

If you made a purchase from OnePlus.net recently, keep an eye on your credit card bill.

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The James Webb telescope has emerged from the freezer

"NASA and its partners have an outstanding telescope and set of science instruments."

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Hostile workplace accusations rock PlayStation developer Quantic Dream

Company offers "categorical denial" to reports from former employees.

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1,000 Danish youths face charges for sharing 15-year-olds‘ sex videos

"We want to give out a warning to young people," Danish official says.

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Danish police charge 1,000 youths for sharing underage sex video

"We want to give out a warning to young people," Danish official says.

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Ford shows new Ranger truck, a spicy SUV, and a McQueen Mustang in Detroit

The North American International Auto Show sees the midsize truck‘s return to the US.

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The Usenet Deep Space 9 recapper who helped inspire modern TV criticism

If you watched DS9 and lived on the Internet in the ‘90s, you likely read Tim Lynch.

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Suspect in deadly Kansas ‘swatting‘ hoax charged with manslaughter

An online dispute over Call of Duty escalated to a fatal police shooting.

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After false Hawaii missile notice, FCC launches investigation

For 38 minutes, Hawaiians had little information about what kind fo threat they were facing.

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