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Google Reveals Stadia Launch Lineup of 12 Games

As we approach the November 19th launch date of Stadia, Google has revealed there will be just 12 games available to start. ExtremeTech reports: Stadia is similar to GeForce Now and Microsoft’s upcoming xCloud service. Instead of downloading a game or buying a physical copy, Stadia renders the games on a Google server and streams the video down to your ... Read More »

SpaceX Launches Another 60 Starlink Satellites, Sets Two Rocket Reuse Records

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: SpaceX launched another 60 of its internet satellites on Monday morning from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in a mission that set two new company records for reusing its rockets. Starlink represents SpaceX’s ambitious plant to create an interconnected network of as many as 30,000 satellites, to beam high-speed internet to consumers anywhere in ... Read More »

WeWork In Talks To Hire T-Mobile CEO John Legere

According to The Wall Street Journal, WeWork is in discussions with T-Mobile CEO John Legere to take over leadership of the troubled office-sharing startup (Warning: source paywalled; alternative source). From the report: WeWork’s parent, formally known as We Co., is searching for a CEO who can stabilize the company following the erratic tenure of its co-founder Adam Neumann. After WeWork’s ... Read More »

Twitter Proposes Flagging Deepfakes, But Would Only Remove Content That Threatens Harm

Twitter is proposing a handful of new features designed to help its users spot “synthetic” or “manipulated” media, including deepfake videos. From a report: The social networking giant last month announced plans to implement a new policy around media assets that have been altered to mislead the public. Today heralds Twitter’s first draft proposal, alongside a public consultation period, as ... Read More »

Study of Over 11,000 Online Stores Finds ‘Dark Patterns’ on 1,254 sites

A large-scale academic study that analyzed more than 53,000 product pages on more than 11,000 online stores found widespread use of user interface “dark patterns” — practices meant to mislead customers into making purchases based on false or misleading information. from a report: The study — presented last week at the ACM CSCW 2019 conference — found 1,818 instances of ... Read More »