Puma Is Making Gamer Shoes Now

Welcome to the last Replay of 2019! For this final installment, we’re covering some light news during a light week. But still, we will not let you fall behind, dear readers. Read on for all the videogame news you need to know as you go headlong into 2020.The Core Rainbow Six Siege Team Has Moved…

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Gadget Lab Podcast: Our Favorite Stuff From 2019, Plus Our 2020 Predictions

2019 was a tumultuous time for technology. While product engineers created hybrid Frankengadgets and software companies turned nearly everything into a subscription service, we also grappled with the increasingly chaotic ripple effects of social media and the realization that there are people listening to our private home recordings. (Not to mention Elon Musk’s new Murdertruck.)On…

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When Robots Can Decide Whether You Live or Die

Computers have gotten pretty good at making certain decisions for themselves. Automatic spam filters block most unwanted email. Some US clinics use artificial-intelligence-powered cameras to flag diabetes patients at risk of blindness. But can a machine ever be trusted to decide whether to kill a human being?It’s a question taken up by the eighth episode…

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The Year Humanity Declared War on Microplastics

Amid increasingly dire reports on climate change and political upheaval, this year a new menace came to dominate the news cycle: microplastic pollution. Scientists revealed that it’s blowing in the air and swirling in the seas and tainting our food and water, with as yet unknown effects on human health.Microplastic pollution isn’t particularly new to…

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Unannounced Ubisoft Project Canceled

Ubisoft Montreal graphics programmer Louis de Carufel tweeted today that a project they’ve been working on for the past three years has been canceled. Luckily, this has not resulted in any layoffs at the company.“I just learned that the project I’ve been working on for the past 3 years has been canceled,” de Carufel tweeted…

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