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Sounds Like Keanu Reeves’ Stunt Double on The Matrix Had a Hell of a Time
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Sounds Like Keanu Reeves’ Stunt Double on The Matrix Had a Hell of a Time

An memorable moment in the first Matrix movie.Image: Warner Bros. The most iconic scene in Lana and Lilly Wachowski’s first Matrix movie is, without question, the lobby battle where Neo and Trinity (Keanu Reeves and Carrie Anne-Moss) use a truly alarming amount of guns to make their way to rescue Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne). And the...

SpaceX Launched Tourists With Zip Ties, Sedatives In Case Someone Gets Dangerous
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SpaceX Launched Tourists With Zip Ties, Sedatives In Case Someone Gets Dangerous

“They also have to prepare for worst-case scenarios like someone on the crew becoming a danger to themselves or others.” Liberate Ex Inferis You’re probably familiar with the trope of space travelers losing their grip on reality in movies like “Event Horizon” and “Solaris.” But the idea, it turns out, is actually enough of a concern...

Facebook will treat coordinated rule breakers using real accounts like troll farms
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Facebook will treat coordinated rule breakers using real accounts like troll farms

Facebook is expanding its playbook for tackling “coordinated inauthentic behavior” to cover similar campaigns that don’t involve impersonation. Reuters first reported the new policy, which Facebook apparently says is in its early stages. Practically speaking, it means moderators can take broader actions than banning individual accounts or posts when they break hard rules, aiming to...

This Dell gaming laptop with an RTX 3050 is just $750
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This Dell gaming laptop with an RTX 3050 is just $750

Grabbing any of Nvidia’s new GPUs for less than a grand is unheard of, but today, you can grab a Dell G15 gaming laptop for just $750, nearly $300 off the initial list price. It may not have the same extraterrestrial curb appeal as Dell’s Alienware laptops, but this G15 still has muscle where it...

Facebook’s new commitments on climate misinformation miss the point, activists say
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Facebook’s new commitments on climate misinformation miss the point, activists say

Lies about climate change still fester unchecked on Facebook, environmentalists say, even as the social media giant announces new climate initiatives. The company today said that it’s beefing up a “Climate Science Center” with more facts, quizzes, and videos. It’s also investing $1 million in grants to groups “working to combat climate misinformation.” Those efforts...

The verdict is in: watch the new PS5’s heatsink put to the test
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The verdict is in: watch the new PS5’s heatsink put to the test

Sony’s new, lighter PS5 model with a smaller heatsink has been put through extensive testing by Gamers Nexus and Digital Foundry, and ultimately, it doesn’t seem that there are significant enough differences between the two models to seek one over the other. “We overall haven’t seen any major downsides to either heatsink,” Steve Burke, editor-in-chief...

UX Research Methods: How to Uncover Valuable Insight about your Users
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UX Research Methods: How to Uncover Valuable Insight about your Users

September 16th 2021 new story When designers do research, we’re looking for one main thing: insights. Insights are valuable nuggets, lessons learned, epiphanies that help us discover new ideas. The better that ratio is, the more efficient the method is. Each method is tied to a specific type of design challenge or goal and each...

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Is the Data We Share with Pay Apps Private at all

The pandemic has more people using apps like Venmo and PayPal. But not all pay apps treat data privacy privacy the same way. Apps can’t send money if they don’t have some kind of access to account from which users send and receive money. While apps may need this information to run their services, they...