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Peter Thiel is the one behind Hulk Hogan's Gawker lawsuit

Confirming rumors that had grown over the past few days, Paypal cofounder Peter Thiel admitted to the New York Times that he is financing Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media. Its Gawker blog published an article in 2007 titled "Peter Thiel is t...
Published on: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | link

'Hitman' will take you to Morocco on May 31st

Where do you go after murdering the French fashion scene and defending the art of assassination in Italy? For Agent 47, the hired killer that defines the Hitman games, that's up to his handlers -- and on May 31st, they're sending him to Morocco.
Published on: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | link

Google might name and shame slow-to-update Android vendors

Google has tried a few (mostly unsuccessful) strategies to get Android device makers updating their software in a timely fashion. Remember the short-lived Android Update Alliance? However, it might be trying something different: embarrassing those ve...
Published on: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | link

Twitter reportedly disbands Commerce team behind its Buy button

A couple of years ago Twitter slid into commerce by enabling a "Buy" button that would let users flow directly into the purchase process from an ad. Now, according to a report by Buzzfeed, the company has "curtailed" development on the button, and fo...
Published on: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | link

SoundCloud Go is available to creators for $2 a month

When SoundCloud's long-rumored streaming service launched in March, the same rate applied to all users. The audio hosting site has been offering Pro plans to creators for quite some time, with the priciest Pro Unlimited tier including unlimited uploa...
Published on: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | link

Florida man fined $48k for jamming cellphones while driving

The Florida man who stashed a high-powered phone jammer under the passenger seat of his Toyota Highlander has been fined a cool $48,000 for disrupting cellular service on his daily commute to Tampa. According to the FCC's order to pay up, driver Jaso...
Published on: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | link

'The Division' update arrives with some giant bugs

The Division's Conflict update is here, and it brings some big features for players eager to find new things to do. Great! Only... some of those features aren't working properly. Players are reporting that high value target missions aren't unlocki...
Published on: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | link

Consumer Reports: 2016 Prius is the most fuel-efficient hybrid ever

It's been a few years since land-cruising Cadillac Escalades ruled America's streets. Fuel economy has trumped gas-guzzling style since the Great Recession, and hybrid cars surged in popularity. The first mass-produced model was the Toyota Prius, and...
Published on: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | link

Foxconn replaces 60,000 human workers with robots

According to reports, the world's largest electronics manufacturer Foxconn has replaced around 60,000 human factory workers with machines. Or, as a government publicist for the city of Kunshan told the South China Morning Post, the factory "reduced e...
Published on: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | link

'Battleborn' gets a hefty $20 price cut through the weekend

Battleborn, the frenetic team-based shooter from Gearbox Software, has introduced a $20 price cut. What's more, a brand new character joined its ranks, all on the same day rival shooter Overwatch made its debut. Coincidence or genius marketing? It co...
Published on: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | link