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The streamer who built a giant Starbucks island in Minecraft

Twitch streamers are modern celebrities, ones that cater to diverse audiences through video games. But some have taken it upon themselves to innovate beyond the norm in an attempt to connect...

Why you should really, really update your Logitech wireless dongle

Three and a half years ago, a security researcher broke into my laptop without ever needing to touch it. He didn’t even need its network address. All he had to do...

Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron is a thrilling examination of the cost of war

When I was in high school, I read through the entire back catalog of Star Wars novels, one after the other, and finished with Michael A. Stackpole and Aaron Allston’s X-Wing...

YouTube’s alternative monetization strategy is a good step, but it ignores bigger problems

YouTube’s latest effort to offer more ways for creators to make money is a positive sign that the company has been listening to users’ concerns, but it doesn’t resolve the bigger...

Podcasters need listening data, so Nielsen is going to call people’s homes to ask...

Nielsen, a company best known for tracking TV shows’ popularity, is getting into the podcast data collection business. The company will begin assembling information on podcast listeners’ consumption habits, like their...

France will apply an ‘ecotax’ to nearly all air travel

France plans to put an “ecotax” on nearly all air travel starting in 2020, the government announced on Tuesday. The new tax could bring in approximately $200 million that could be...

Dr. Mario World releases a day early on iOS

Dr. Mario World is available now for iOS. Nintendo’s latest smartphone game was originally slated to come out on July 10th, but Twitter user @Wario64 notes that the download has gone...

This Chrome extension lets you disguise Netflix as a Hangout to slack off at...

Netflix Hangouts is a new Chrome extension that tries to make it easier to get away with watching Netflix while you’re supposed to be working. Just go to the show you...

A portable Bluetooth cassette tape player brings retro audio into 2019

Cassette tapes are having a minor comeback: sales were (somehow) up almost 19 percent year over year in 2018, and where there’s a market, there’s a Kickstarter project looking to cash...

Professor faces 219-year prison sentence for sending missile chip tech to China

A University of California, Los Angeles professor faces a maximum sentence of 219 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of smuggling chips with military applications to China. Convicted on...

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