Russia busts card fraud ring that included an infamous hacker

Russia tends to turn a blind eye to some fraudsters and hackers, but it just clamped down on a particularly large group. Investigators have charged at least 25 people involved in a credit card fraud ring that included a notorious hacker. While Russ…

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Satellite internet startup OneWeb declares bankruptcy to look for a buyer

OneWeb’s dreams of satellite internet access have hit a major setback. The startup has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after attempts to get crucial financing fell through. The company said it was “close” to getting support, but the COVID-19 pandem…

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US officials use mobile ad location data to study how COVID-19 spreads

The use of phone location tracking to keep tabs on COVID-19 is becoming increasingly common, and the US appears to be no exception. Wall Street Journal sources say federal (via the CDC), state and local governments have been receiving location data…

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Google rolls out Drive shortcuts ahead of folder structure changes

Google has started giving everyone access to Drive shortcuts, a few months after it first revealed its beta version. The feature was designed to make it easier to organize files and to point people to specific ones across various folders. You can, fo…

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Fox Sports will air a 'Madden NFL 20' tournament on March 29th

Fox Sports’ NASCAR esports race was a success, and it’s betting that it can repeat that achievement with football. FS1 is planning to air its first ever Fox Esports Madden NFL Invitational on March 29th at 7PM Eastern. The two-hour event will pit p…

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Amazon offers warehouse workers higher pay to handle Prime Now groceries

Amazon’s focus on essentials during the COVID-19 pandemic has led it to offer special incentives to workers. Reuters has learned that Amazon is offering warehouse workers a $2 raise to $19 per hour if they’re willing to pick and pack Whole Foods gro…

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NASA picks SpaceX to deliver cargo to the Lunar Gateway

In the next few years, SpaceX will fly cargo to an orbit farther than where the ISS is. NASA has awarded the space agency with a contract to deliver critical cargo, scientific experiments and other supplies to the Lunar Gateway, which will serve as t…

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Microsoft pulls its smaller investments in facial recognition tech

Microsoft has been vocal about setting limits on facial recognition, and it’s now backing that up with its financial support — or lack thereof. The company is ending minority investments in facial recognition startups and is pulling its stake in An…

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'Kind Words' is the rare social network where everyone is nice

The older I get, the less energy I have for social media. Twitter is too busy, Facebook is too stupid and dating apps are just… ugh. But I still have that need to connect with people in some way, something I can approach at my own pace and not feel…

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Google pulls Infowars from the Play Store over coronavirus misinformation

In 2018, several internet services decided to pull channels from Alex Jones and his Infowars setup, including YouTube and Apple’s App Store, but until now the company’s app remained available via the Google Play Store. While conspiracy theories and l…

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Google's 'Tilt Brush' virtual painting app comes to PlayStation VR

Google’s Tilt Brush painting app is conquering one of its few remaining frontiers: consoles. The search giant has teamed up with Outerloop Games to release the 3D creative tool for PlayStation VR. To no one’s surprise, it’s the familiar experience,…

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Games Done Quick will host a charity stream for COVID-19 relief

If you want to help people directly affected by the coronavirus pandemic while watching some of the best speedrunners in the world show off their craft, you’re in luck. The good folks over at Games Done Quick (GDQ) announced today they plan to host a…

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Netflix is working on a live-action 'Dragon's Lair' movie

After the massive success of Stranger Things, Netflix is delving back into ’80s culture for another of its upcoming projects. It’s developing a live-action movie based on the classic arcade game Dragon’s Lair (which the Stranger Things kids actually…

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Facebook introduces new livestreaming features as demand skyrockets

Facebook is working on new features that make it easier for people to access live streams — even if they don’t have a Facebook account — as it tries to meet the rise in demand for live video.

The company will begin allowing non-Facebook…

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Slack is working on a way to call Microsoft Teams users

As much as modern technology makes our daily lives easier, there’s sometimes that frequent headache that comes when two competing services don’t play nicely with one another. It’s something Slack and Microsoft Teams users have had to contend with as…

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NY court rules Postmates couriers are entitled to unemployment benefits

Gig economy workers in New York won a significant battle this week after the state’s Court of Appeals ruled in their favor against Postmates. Supporting a previous state decision, the court said Postmates couriers should be considered employees for t…

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