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Sports and tech heavyweights pay tribute to late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen

October 28, 2018

Paul Allen won't just be remembered in the tech world, but for his sporting and philanthropy efforts too.Image: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s death has prompted heartfelt tributes from tech luminaries, but he’s also been lauded for his work in sports and philanthropy. Allen passed away on Monday, his family confirmed, after […]

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Yowza! 300 new words added to Scrabble dictionary

October 20, 2018

Scrabble players will have to rethink their game after new words, including OK and ew, added to approved list Three hundred new words have been added to the official US Scrabble dictionary, including sriracha, aquafaba, beatdown, zomboid, twerk, sheeple, wayback, bibimbap, botnet, emoji, facepalm, frowny, hivemind, puggle and yowza. Merriam-Webster released the sixth edition of […]

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The WIRED Guide to Virtual Reality

October 6, 2018

All hail the headset. Or, alternatively, all ignore the headset, because it’s gonna be a dismal failure anyway. That’s pretty much the conversation around virtual reality, a technology by which computer-aided stimuli create the immersive illusion of being somewhere else—and a topic on which middle ground is about as scarce as affordable housing in Silicon […]

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Superman Joins The Witcher and the Rest of the Week in Games

October 5, 2018

This week, we're witching, we're selling, and we're preserving the past. Things are going pretty nice this week on Replay, as massively multiplayer games get their due and so does Henry Cavill, who was totally underrated as Superman and also has a magical shirt and beard . Let's get to it. On Netflix, Henry Cavill […]

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Her male classmates weren’t thrilled about women engineers. She didn’t let that stop her.

October 5, 2018

When Aya Mouallem took her first software engineering class, she had a rude awakening: she wasn’t exactly welcome. As one of two girls in the class of over 20 students, she felt out of place right away. And this was only made worse by the comments she’d hear from her male classmates. “[They] said, ‘it’s […]

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Swiss town of Vevey enlivened by ambitious art festival in pictures

September 27, 2018

The streets and public spaces of Vevey are transformed biannually for its Festival Images Sixty-one bodies of work by photographers and artists from 19 countries are on display until 30 September. Each illustrates or explores the theme: Extravaganza Out of the Ordinary. The festival is enlivened by the inventive staging of its exhibits. Works of […]

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Find your perfect player two: These are the best dating sites for gamers

September 22, 2018

You know what they say: Don’t hate the player, hate the game. Let’s be honest, dating can be difficult — even at the best of times. Whether its finding common interests and shared passions or something as simple as holding a meaningful conversation, it can take a lot of work to find Mr. or Mrs. […]

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IPUs? These New Chips Are Minted For Marketing

September 22, 2018

IPUn. Short for intelligence processing unit, a new kind of computer chip optimized for AI. Way back in the early 2000s, when the first Xbox came out, researchers discovered they could hack video­game consoles for scientific uses. It seems the devices’ graphic processing units, or GPUs, designed to render flying gore and mayhem, also ran […]

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Breaking News by Alan Rusbridger review the remaking of journalism and why it matters now

September 21, 2018

The former Guardian editor details a revolution in journalism. Can it still perform its vital, truth-telling role? Truth is a small word liable to sanctimonious overuse and philosophical dispute, but in its humblest sense of accurate and verifiable information we like to think we know it when we see it. In Alan Rusbridgers view, journalism […]

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These are the creepiest dolls we’ve ever seen

September 19, 2018

Nope, not going to sleep tonight.Image: Mashable Composite / iStock / clintspencer / Gordo25 The age-old tradition of telling ghost stories around a campfire has gotten a digital upgrade with creepypastas — scary stories or pictures that spread across message boards, becoming internet lore that are discussed both on and offline. People around the word […]

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