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'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided' gets arcade-style competitive mode

Check out the new 'Breach' game mode in the 'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided' trailer.

'Injustice 2' will make more dream superhero brawls reality

'Injustice 2' will let you beat up baddies with Batman. Again.

Deus Ex-inspired prosthetic arms are coming next year

The Deus Ex series is all about exploring human augmentation, and now the minds behind the game have teamed up with a number of partners to create prosthetic limbs inspired by the game. Open...

'Watch Dogs 2' takes over San Francisco on November 15th

Hack the high-tech Bay Area later this year.

PayPal won't refund a Twitch troll's $50,000 in donations

If you plan to stiff Twitch streamers, don't expect PayPal's sympathy.

Can Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love find their way in the NBA Finals before it's too late?

The Cavs fared better in last year's NBA Finals without LeBron James' two top co-stars.

WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Catastrophe

Need a modern love story in your life? This Amazon original series might be just what you need to binge.

A high-tech spin class took me from San Francisco to Wonderland

The only thing missing is the smell of pine needles and car exhaust.

Conniving monkey steals 10,000 rupees from jewelry store

If anyone sees a monkey that has suddenly become very wealthy, please alert the authorities.

Chance the Rapper and Skrillex jazz up Colbert's monologue about cereal

*Mic drop*

Lexus nav systems are acting up nationwide (updated)

Today many Lexus owners found their head units were stuck in a reboot loop, but pulling the battery cable for ten minutes should fix it.

Scientists are one step closer to detecting gravitational waves from space

The European Space Agency has successfully tested out a technology needed to build vehicles that can detect gravitational waves from space. The work was done by the LISA Pathfinder mission — a team...

Why free university 42 breaks all the rules for educating engineers, and is coming to the US - TechRepublic

French entrepreneur Xavier Niel and educator Nicolas Sadirac have crazy ideas about how to train software developers and run a university. Could 42 transform higher education in the US, or is it just an edge case?

‘Ghostbusters’ get a new ride: Video goes under the hood of the revamped ECTO-1

Sony Pictures has released a new video introducing the upgraded ECTO-1 that will make its debut in Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot.

How you can help the world's oceans stay pure and clean

As ocean health declines, the international community is working harder than ever to increase the number of marine protected areas around the world.

Alphabet's Eric Schmidt says it’s 'very hard to know' when self-driving cars will be ready

Eric Schmidt is one of the more unfiltered executives in Alphabet's ranks — so if you're going to get a straight answer on when we can truly, legitimately have a fully self-driving car pick us up...

The PSVR expansion to 'Volume' will debut at E3

'Volume: Coda' is a free add-on with new missions and headset support.

'Deus Ex Go' makes puzzles out of hacking and augmentation

Deus Ex is getting a 'Go' puzzle game.

'Kingdom Hearts 2.8' sets up 'Kingdom Hearts 3' this December

Check out the new trailer.

Lena Dunham dedicated this PSA to the victim in the Stanford rape case

I dedicate this to the brave survivor in the Stanford case who has given so much to change the conversation. https://t.c

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1
Why the buildings of the future will be shaped by ... you

"Architecture is not about math or zoning — it's about visceral emotions," says Marc Kushner. In a sweeping — often funny — talk, he zooms through the past thirty years of architecture to show how the public, once disconnected, have become an essential part of the design process. With the help of social media, feedback reaches architects years before a building is even created. The result? Architecture that will do more for us than ever before.

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Why Batman: The Animated Series Is the Best Batman Ever

Kaptain Kristian argues that Batman: The Animated Series set the template for what Batman was going to be for the next twenty years and influenced the source material more so than any version of Batman ever did. For example, Harley Quinn and Mr. Freeze became much bigger deals in the comics and in the movie adaptations after appearing in the cartoon. The movie versions of Batman don’t directly influence the comic books like that.

3
Google expands Project Fi coverage with U.S. Cellular partnership

Google describes U.S. Cellular as “one of the top mobile networks in the U.S.” that offers service in 23 states with 4G LTE coverage for more than 99 percent of its subscribers. The company said the addition of a third network gives Project Fi “more coverage and speed” but stopped short of actually quantifying the improvement, which isn’t much of a surprise given that U.S. Cellular is much smaller than “the big four” carriers in the U.S.

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The Web’s Creator Now Wants to Unfuck It

“The web is already decentralized,” said Berners-Lee, the inventor of the web. “The problem is the dominance of one search engine, one big social network, one Twitter for microblogging. We don’t have a technology problem, we have a social problem.” So even if the summit’s attendees are able to decentralize the web from a technical standpoint, the issue of companies like Facebook and Google controlling so much will still need to be addressed.

5
The case that puts Android on an iPhone

A special case with Android for brains can put Android on an iPhone. We talked to the developer behind it, Nick Lee, to find out more details on how his iPhone can run Google's mobile operating system. Lee also let us know if he plans on selling such a case to the masses.

6
Ex-Mozilla team behind smart home hub Sense refunds Kickstarter backers, focuses on software

“We intended for Sense to be the first device that could run our Silk software platform and let people experience a more intelligent and personal device for the home… We were hoping that our success with Sense would encourage hardware manufacturers and brands to incorporate our platform in their mass market devices,” says Gal.

7
Hands-on with the black and gold world of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Square Enix also showed off a game mode for multiplayer, dubbed Breach. In it, you have to break into computers in the Palisade Corp. You have to find secrets and expose them. In the Breach, you are viewing things through a faux virtual reality headset. You have to attack the data towers, steal the data, and eliminate cyber enemies who are there to protect the data. The more data you retrieve as a Ripper, the closer you are to bringing the corporations down. You have to locate the data and exit without being destroyed. The A.I. core of the computer tries to stop you, so you must decide whether to go in with speed or with stealth. Breach will ship on the disc on day one, and it will be supported with new content after launch.

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The future of Apple’s App Store is subscriptions

Apple’s annual conference for developers, which kicks off next Monday, is normally when the company previews its newest software for iOS and Mac OS X. But this year’s WWDC isn’t just about new operating systems: starting next week and continuing throughout the fall, Apple will begin rolling out new incentives for developers in its App Store, including a new revenue-share model and the introduction of search ads in its iOS App Store.

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Apple's App Store is changing, starting with subscriptions

At next week's WWDC , Apple is set to unveil some major changes to the way developers and users interact with the App Store. According to Apple's senior VP of Worldwide Marketing (and perennial WWDC keynote presence) Phil Schiller, Apple is working to improve everything from the app review experience to the discovery process. But the most notable change is a shift in the business models to allow for subscriptions from any kind of app.

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Microsoft isn't adding a TV DVR feature to the Xbox One anymore

Microsoft is no longer planning to add a TV DVR feature to its Xbox One console. The software giant  originally unveiled plans to add TV DVR to the Xbox One back in August, noting that the feature would arrive some time in 2016. "After careful consideration, we've decided to put development of DVR for Over-the-Air TV on hold to focus our attention on launching new, higher fan-requested gaming experiences across Xbox One and Windows 10," revealed a Microsoft spokesperson in a statement to The Verge . "We're always listening to fan feedback and we look forward to bringing more requested experiences on Xbox One, Windows 10 and Xbox Live this year."

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These Glass Speakers Work Like Magic

The exact means the Glass uses to generate a tight beam of sound isn’t specifically disclosed, but according to the company, the glass is layered with transparent films. Like other highly directional speakers, what’s being generated isn’t audible sound waves but rather ultrasonic waves. Based on other products of this nature, it’s safe to guess that as those ultrasound waves pass through the glass/film sandwich they’re modulated in such a way that they become audible again while traveling in a straight line, though the details on specific improvements will likely remain trade secrets. Acoustics is, to put it mildly, a bizarre science.

12
Mark Zuckerberg holds his first live Facebook Q&A on June 14th

Now that Mark Zuckerberg has talked to astronauts using Facebook Live , he's ready to talk to the Facebook community at large... and it might just be one of the biggest showcases of the streaming service to date. The social network founder will use Facebook Live to host a Q&A on June 14th at 2:30PM Eastern, and he's using comments on the announcement post to determine what he'll answer. If you've been yearning for a big new feature or have a question about Facebook's artificial intelligence efforts , you might just get your voice heard. Suffice it to say that there will likely be a lot of people watching -- it's not often that Zuckerberg gets to address the people who made his site what it is.

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This Image Captures a Black Hole in Rare Feeding Frenzy

One of the most incredible things about black holes is how much bigger they are than almost anything else out there. Now, a new image taken at the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) Observatory shows that we’ve been totally wrong about how they manage to grow so large.

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NYTimes Bits on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

15
Watch a Massive Sinkhole Swallow a Minivan

Downtown Ottawa is the latest city to remove cars from its streets. Actually it’s just a single minivan. That got sucked into the bowels of the Earth.

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The future of Apple’s App Store is subscriptions

Apple’s annual conference for developers, which kicks off next Monday, is normally when the company previews its newest software for iOS and Mac OS X. But this year’s WWDC isn’t just about new operating systems: starting next week and continuing throughout the fall, Apple will begin rolling out new incentives for developers in its App Store, including a new revenue-share model and the introduction of search ads in its iOS App Store.

17
Radiohead's A Moon Shaped Pool is coming to Spotify on June 17th

You can chalk some of the delays up to artists' frustration with the continued existence of Spotify's free tier, which is supported by ads but pays out much less than the service's paid level; others are tied to larger sponsorship and exclusivity deals, like Drake and Taylor Swift's agreements with Apple. If you're a Radiohead fan, you're probably just glad the wait is over, and you'll see the message below when you next check their Spotify page.

18
Savor or devour: New binge-watching scale rates your Netflix consumption speed

Netflix examined over 100 TV series on a global level and figured out how long it takes for a viewer to finish a whole run. The company found that series that tend towards the thriller side of the genre scale -- say, "Breaking Bad "-- make it harder to stop watching (devour). But more deliberative dramas like "Mad Men" have us watching at a slower pace (savor).

19
Hong Kong’s Last Neon Lights Still Look Totally Blade Runner

After its invention in 1910 by French chemist and engineer Georges Claude, neon advertising spread to the US and then to Asia, where a domestic neon industry flourished when Claude’s patent lapsed. Neon signs fell out of vogue in the US and elsewhere after World War II, and in time was associated with lurid places like casinos, liquor stores and strip clubs. Yet it thrived in Hong Kong. No one knows for sure just how many neon signs filled the city, but most figures suggest 100,000 or more. That started to change about a decade ago as city building inspectors cracked down on unauthorized signs—shutting down nearly 3,000 annually , by some estimates—and business owners swiched to LEDs.

20
NYTimes Bits on Twitter

A person's online searches could be a tip-off to a future diagnosis of cancer http://nyti.ms/1VM8etH  pic.twitter.com/hyHGjiznev

21
Arianna Huffington Plans New Media Startup

Huffington, 65, has held talks with investors about a new media company called Thrive, said people familiar with the matter. It plans to provide lifestyle content contributed by celebrities and bloggers, and provide wellness consulting services to companies, said the people, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private.

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BI Tech on Twitter

Here's a crazy stat — 62% of apps downloaded last month were owned by Facebook http://read.bi/1t8Z7Ia  pic.twitter.com/iyumAQkRi8

23
The Chinese zodiac, explained

A quarter of the world's population cares a lot about the Chinese zodiac. Even if you don't believe in it, you'd be wise to know how it works, says technologist and entrepreneur ShaoLan Hseuh. In this fun, informative talk, ShaoLan shares some tips for understanding the ancient tradition and describes how it's believed to influence your personality, career, marriage prospects and how you'll do in a given year. What does your sign say about you?

24
This 25-year-old lived for more than a year without a heart

A 25-year-old has just received a full heart transplant... but not before surviving for more than a year without a human heart inside his body. Instead, Stan Larkin wore an 'artificial heart' in a backpack 24/7 for 555 days, which pumped blood around his body and kept him alive. The success of the procedure suggests that the device could be used to sustain other patients with total heart failure while they're waiting for a donor.   Back in 2014, Stan became the first patient in Michigan to be discharged with the artificial heart device, which is known as a ' Syncardia '.  He and his brother Dominique had both been diagnosed as teenagers with familial cardiomyopathy , which is a genetic heart condition that can cause heart failure without any warning - it's one of the leading causes of death in athletes. After years on the donor waiting list, Stan - and eventually his younger brother Dominique - had their hearts removed and were fitted with the Syncardia device. "They were both very, very ill when we first met them in our intensive care units," said the surgeon behind the transplant, Jonathan Haft , from the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Centre.

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Confirmed: Google is splitting revenue 85/15 with developers

It’s possible Google is simply testing the waters further, though. ReCode also reports that it has been trialing the 85/15 revenue split (both the App Store and Google Play take a 30 percent cut) with some media publishers.

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Why Salesforce needs a new $50 million fund when it already has its own VC arm

Plus, App Cloud is believed to have more upside than any other segment at Salesforce. According to a note by Bank of America's Kash Rangan on Wednesday, App Cloud is estimated to have 1.3 million users, or just 13% of the 10 million-plus total Salesforce subscribers, meaning there's a lot of room to grow for the product.

27
A Tiny Spock Leaning on a 1964 Buick Riviera Is the Best Hot Wheels Car Ever

San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner, which not only means we’re about to get tantalizing looks at next summer’s blockbuster films, but also a mountain of exclusive toys and collectibles. The convention hasn’t even started yet, but Hot Wheels might have already won the whole thing with this exclusive 1964 Buick Riviera featuring a badass-looking Spock leaning on the hood.

28
How to Use Snapchat for Business : Social Media Examiner

Tnx Eva. I just finished training with UNICEF about digital violence, to teach social workers how to recognize it, and Snapchat is leading social network when it comes to youngsters. In that way, I got interested and now I’m considering using it for my job, also. Do you find it useful for agencies which works in marketing? Regards.

29
Uber's CEO is so confident in his company that he's let his driver's license expire

On stage at the Axel Springer NOAH Berlin tech conference, Travis Kalanick fessed up that he's let his driver's license expire.

30
Yes, This Amazing Star Trek Delta Coin Is Real Currency in Canada

On paper the Canadian dollar is struggling to keep up with US currency and doesn’t seem like a wise investment. But when you discover that the Canadian Mint now makes an entire line of Star Trek -themed collectible currency, including this delta-shaped gold coin , how could you possibly resist buying them all up?

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Hide Your IP Address, Browse the Web Securely, Access Blocked Content & More without Slowing Down Your Browser

When you browse the Internet, you’re leaving behind a trail of personal data that can make you vulnerable to cyber attacks. With Hotspot Shield, you’ll dramatically reduce that probability as all of your data is encrypted and secured on a private network. With Hotspot Shield Elite, you’ll be able to hide your data from hackers and safely browse on public Wi-Fi, while still maintaining fast Internet speeds.

32
PewResearch Internet on Twitter

Which Americans have ever used a home-sharing service, by demographic group http://pewrsr.ch/1XBv0Xd  pic.twitter.com/2fWc8vYYdc

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Game of Thrones' season finale will be 69 minutes, the show's longest episode ever

HBO also revealed the titles of the season's last two episodes, one of which refers to a specific event that's been sitting on the horizon for most of the season. That's "The Battle of the Bastards," the season's penultimate episode. While it's not quite as long as the finale, it's still going to crack the 60-minute mark, and its title suggests Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton will have the Winterfell showdown everyone's been waiting for. It'll air on June 19th.

34
Apple Pay rival CurrentC ends beta test, may finally be dead

The story behind the story: Many of CurrentC’s original backers, including stores like Best Buy and Target, are either already supporting Apple Pay or plan to in the near future. Walmart stores in Columbus were part of the CurrentC beta test, but the company has said that it will pilot its own mobile payment service, fittingly named Walmart Pay. Without support and a timeline for expansion, it seems like CurrentC is finally dead. Meanwhile, Apple Pay continues to rack up users and expand internationally , despite early snafus (including some caused by CurrentC members ).

35
Facebook hires CollegeHumor's Ricky Van Veen to make its giant video business even bigger

That would make sense given Van Veen's resume making all kinds of video. He and three co-founders created CollegeHumor in 2000, and sold the site, along with other assets including video site Vimeo, to Barry Diller's IAC in 2006. Since then, Van Veen has worked on various projects for IAC, including its Electus content studio, which has made TV, including Food Network's "Chopped" and NBC's "Running Wild with Bear Grylls."

36
Comfy raises $12 million for app to end office thermostat wars

Building Robotics Inc., better known as Comfy , raised $12 million in Series B funding for building automation software that helps companies save energy on office air conditioning while gathering employee-contributed data about the use and occupancy of a workspace.

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Here are the biggest changes said to be coming to Apple's app store

The company also told The Verge people would start seeing ads in the App Store, and that apps are getting reviewed a lot quicker. Ninety percent of apps are reviewed in less than 48 hours, Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, reportedly said.

38
Craigslist founder Craig Newmark donates $1 million to support Wikipedia

“Wikipedia is a record of what happened and what is happening in the world, and we need that historical record to make good decisions,” added Newmark. “Wikipedia’s democratic process allows everyone to contribute, but requires verifiable sources. That is vital at a changing time in our media culture. Wikipedia has the potential to become the people’s newspaper of record.”

39
Texas horse thinks it's a dog and plays dead

Dogs do it, possums do it, and now...horses apparently play dead too.

40
Pavlov the Corgi graduates from UCLA

First stop on our Ucla tour is Janss Steps. Legend has it that the Pre-Med hopes and dreams of freshman students are buried underneath the 6th step 🙄💙💛🐻 #ucla #bruins #roycehall #corgination #corgicommunity #instadog #instacorgi #instapuppy #puppyinstagram #puppy #corgi #corgipuppy #dogstagram #corgistation #cute #adorable #corgioftheday #dog_features #bestwolf #myfavcorgi #corgiplanet #corgigram_ #dog_features #dog_and_puppy_features #tail_waggers #corgigram_ #lazybonezz

41
NYTimes Bits on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

42
Congratulations, your J. K. Simmons evolved into this monster man

J. K. Simmons, the beloved Oscar-winning actor, has unfortunately been eaten by an insanely jacked man who looks somewhat like him.

43
BMW wins bid to supply LAPD with 100 electric cop cars

LAPD's move comes  after a trial period where it pitted an i3 against a Tesla Model S P85D . The P85D is larger and much quicker, but overall cost may have factored into the decision — i3s start at just over $42,000, while the P90D (the P85D has since been discontinued) has a base price over $100,000. BMW cites the i3's efficiency, reliability, connected car capabilities (for the department's fleet management) and its network of service centers as reasons for securing the winning bid, but it's also possible that BMW gave the department a nice fleet discount. BMW says that it will be designing a custom web tool for officers that allows the i3s to be tracked and managed centrally.

44
The inventor of the drug Sharapova got banned for says it began its life as a super-soldier serum

So was Sharapova trying to get super-powered endurance or treat a heart condition, as she claimed on Monday? It’s true that athletes from Russia and the former Soviet countries are having a particularly hard time obeying WADA’s rules on drug use, and that meldonium seems especially popular with athletes from that region. Also, Grendiks says the appropriate course of treatment for a heart condition is four to six weeks, not the 10 years that Sharapova says she used it.

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University gives in to $20,000 ransomware demand | ZDNet

The University of Calgary has stumped up $20,000 CAD to wrestle back access to files locked away by malware.

46
68-year-old Scottish woman covers Drake, is a motherf*cking legend

isn't limiting herself to only Drake videos. She recently covered Kanye West's "I Love Kanye" from a supermarket aisle, and her Vine of Desiigner's "Panda" is nearing 8 million loops.

47
Join our Heart to Heart Challenge to help the American Heart Association

Share your good deed and CNET will contribute $1 per each act of kindness to the American Heart Association. The goal is $10,000, and here is how you can join our challenge.

48
Google is working on a kill switch to prevent an AI uprising

The latter is considered more important, so the researchers would give the robot a bigger reward for doing so. But human intervention to prevent damage is needed because it rains pretty frequently here. That alters the task for the robot, making it want to stay out of the rain, and then adopting the human interruption as part of the task rather than being a one-off thing.

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This 12-inch MacBook pro looks like an Apple IIe from the 80s

Colorware is obviously feeling retro. The company with a history of skinning popular electronics has jumped in a time machine and brought back an Apple IIe, only in the form of a modern 12-inch MacBook.

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What to expect at this year's E3

If the rumors are to be believed, Sony is developing a revamped, higher-spec PlayStation 4, code-named "Neo." Will it hit stores this year, though? That's anyone's guess. Unlike, say, the Xbox 360 Slim that came out five years into the Xbox 360's life cycle, this sounds different than just a mid-cycle refresh with more-efficient innards in a smaller chassis. It supposedly packs a stronger GPU, a faster processor and is capable of outputting 4K video. Reportedly, games can be patched to take advantage of these new specs to run more smoothly, and by October, every PS4 game will be required to support both systems. Translation: Sony doesn't want to split its user base between the 40 million existing PS4 owners and those with newer hardware.

51 Microsoft study uses Bing search queries to identify potential cancer patients
52 Chill DJ Will Blow Your Mind With Turntable Wizardry
53 This Machine Knows Shooting Better Than Steph Curry
54 Gameloft’s founding family gives up fighting Vivendi’s takeover
55 Federal guidelines for self-driving cars are coming in July
56 Ginkgo Bioworks grabs $100 million in financing to buy a whole lot of synthetic DNA
57 Valencia CF is the next big soccer club to start an eSports team
58 7 More Viral Photos That Are Totally Fake
59 Slack finally opens up work calls to everyone
60 KATSUYAMA: 'Wall Street will be disrupted by people working on Wall Street'
61 Everyone needs to tell their college friends building an app to stop right now
62 The SEC is about to weigh in on the battle that is dividing Wall Street
63 Twitter repaints its Android app with a cleaner look
64 Arctic Ice Is On Track to Reach its Lowest Level in History
65 Everything jacked-up-super-bro Chad has eaten on 'The Bachelorette'
66 Xbox One won't get a television DVR feature after all
67 WWDC wish list: Improvements to services like iCloud and Apple Music
68 Airbnb makes it easier to find a place to stay with your friends
69 Jacob Appelbaum Has Allegedly Engaged in Sexual Misconduct for Over a Decade
70 Researchers' Attempt to Find Even One Pristine Spot on Earth Ends in Total Failure
71 Playing Montezuma's Revenge with Intrinsic Motivation
72 Unraveling the Mystery of the Ocean’s Twilight Zone
73 Microsoft throws shade at Apple with its WWDC afterparty
74 One Tweet From Elon Musk Made $580 Million Disappear
75 A 61-year-old Oscar winner is getting insanely buff for a superhero movie — and the internet's going crazy
76 A careful explanation of why alcohol is no excuse in Brock Turner case
77 Warcraft Is Basically a Prequel to a Movie We May Never See
78 B is for 'bizarre': Google's very strange first annual shareholder meeting as Alphabet
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