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Google Will Stop Reading Your Email to Target Ads

One of Google’s most controversial practices over the years has been the automated scanning of email contents. Google used that data to target ads inside Gmail, which it places at the top of the list in your social and promotions ...

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Cryptocurrency Craze Sends GPU Prices Skyrocketing — Again

Back in 2013, during the height of the GPU bitcoin mining craze and before ASICs had taken over the market, prices for video cards reached absurd levels. This primarily impacted AMD, since GCN-based cards were vastly better at Bitcoin and Litecoin ...

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Republican Data Firm Leaks Personal Info on 198 Million Voters

The lifeblood of modern political campaigns is big data analysis. This helps candidates target their efforts where it will do the most good to get more votes and donations. That means there are databases out there with information on virtually ...

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Take-Two Kills Popular GTA V Modding Tool

Modding has been a huge part of the Grand Theft Auto games on PC ever since Grand Theft Auto III debuted a then-new 3D engine and a much larger world. Because Rockstar doesn’t provide any kind of formal editing tools, ...

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Russian Hackers Attacked Infrastructure, Voting Data in 39 States

We already knew that Russian hackers had struck at the United States’ election in an unprecedented way in 2016, but a new report suggests there were far more attacks across the US than were previously known. Hackers didn’t just attack ...

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NASA Unveils Mars Rover Concept With Detachable Science Lab

NASA is aiming to have humans on Mars in the next few decades, even if that comes with more risk than we originally thought. Just getting there is only the first challenge. Humans have to be able to survive and ...

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New Fossil Discovery Rewrites History of First Human Beings

Late last month, we reported on how new fossil finds had changed what were thought to be settled questions about the last common ancestor between chimpanzees and humans. Now, we’ve got news of another major upset to the known human ...

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Rime Devs, Pirates Spar Over Whether Denuvo DRM Slows Down the Game

There’s always been a tug-of-war between pirates, developers, and the purveyors of various DRM solutions. Over the years, we’ve seen a variety of DRM schemes come and go, with varying degrees of effectiveness. Over the last few years, one system, ...

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Seagate, Microsoft Debut Xbox One Storage Options With Game Pass

Seagate and Microsoft have teamed up before to offer Xbox-branded external storage options, and the storage manufacturer has recently refreshed its product line to match the style of last summer’s Xbox One S. Beyond that, however, these new drives also ...

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Memo to the Prez: Germans Already Build Cars Here

It wouldn’t be a normal week, or day, if President Trump didn’t ruffle feathers. Here’s one affecting the auto world: In a meeting with top European Union leaders, Trump is said to have criticized Germany for allegedly dumping cars on ...

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