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The weekend’s best deals: Buy two get one free video games, Razer Blade, Apple, GoPro and more

The weekend’s best deals: Buy two get one free video games, Razer Blade, Apple, GoPro and more

It’s the weekend, and that means it’s time to round up the week’s best deals. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are only two weekends away, which means there’s a steady trickle of popular electronics going on sale for year-long low prices. Both Target and Amazon are currently running a “buy two, get one free” deal …

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How “Wordle editor” became a real job at The New York Times

How “Wordle editor” became a real job at The New York Times

Aurich Lawson | Getty Images On the surface, there are few word games that would seem to need active editing less than Wordle. After all, the daily Wordle puzzle boils down to just a single five-letter word. Picking that word each day doesn’t exactly require the skill or artistry of, say, crafting an entire crossword …

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Dung beetle moms protect their offspring from a warming world by digging deeper

Dung beetle moms protect their offspring from a warming world by digging deeper

💩🐞 — Climate change has forced dung beetles to modify their nesting behaviors. Kimberly S. Sheldon, The Conversation – Nov 12, 2022 12:44 pm UTC Enlarge / A road sign in Bursa, Turkey, warns drivers of the presence of dung beetles, stating “Attention! It may come out, don’t crush it please!” If the TV series …

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“Dark ships” emerge from the shadow of the Nord Stream pipeline mystery

“Dark ships” emerge from the shadow of the Nord Stream pipeline mystery

Swedish Coast Guard/Getty Images The first gas leaks on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the Baltic Sea were detected in the early hours of September 26, pouring up to 400,000 tons of methane into the atmosphere. Officials immediately suspected sabotage of the international pipeline. New analysis seen by WIRED shows that two large ships, …

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2022 Apple TV 4K review: HDR10+ rounds out an already excellent streaming box

2022 Apple TV 4K review: HDR10+ rounds out an already excellent streaming box

The new Apple TV 4K is pretty much just like the last one for most people, and that means it’s still the best streaming box you can buy if money is no object—doubly so if you already live in Apple’s ecosystem. More importantly, a substantial price cut helps make it more appealing. That cut’s still …

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Southeast US has hit the roof of CDC’s respiratory illness level scale

Southeast US has hit the roof of CDC’s respiratory illness level scale

The US continues to see a dramatic and early surge in respiratory illnesses, which is hitting young children particularly hard and setting records for the decade. The Southeast region is the most affected by the surge, which is driven by cases of flu, RSV (respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus), and other seasonal respiratory viruses. Seven southern …

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LockBit ransomware suspect nabbed in Canada, faces charges in the US

LockBit ransomware suspect nabbed in Canada, faces charges in the US

Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged a dual Russian and Canadian national for his alleged participation in a global campaign to spread ransomware known as LockBit. Mikhail Vasiliev, 33, of Bradford, Ontario, Canada, was taken into custody in late October by authorities in Ontario, officials at Interpol said. He is now in custody in Canada awaiting …

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Control, one of ray tracing’s first killer apps, is getting a sequel

Control, one of ray tracing’s first killer apps, is getting a sequel

It’s just entering pre-production, and it has no release date, but the announcement sets up some high expectations. The game’s “initial” development budget is 50 million euros (currently around $52 million), suggesting that this will be a triple-A, big-budget action game at a large scale. For comparison, the first game’s budget was just 30 million …

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DeviantArt upsets artists with its new AI art generator, DreamUp

DeviantArt upsets artists with its new AI art generator, DreamUp

The online art community DeviantArt announced DreamUp, an AI-powered text-to-image generator service powered by Stable Diffusion. Simultaneously, DeviantArt launched an initiative that ostensibly lets artists opt out of AI image training but also made everyone’s art opt in by default, which angered many members. DreamUp creates novel AI-generated art based on text prompts. Due to …

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NASA says its SLS rocket is good to go for a launch attempt next Wednesday

NASA says its SLS rocket is good to go for a launch attempt next Wednesday

NASA said on Friday that its Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft appear to have survived their encounter with Hurricane Nicole this week without incurring any significant damage. “Right now there’s nothing preventing us from getting to the 16th,” said Jim Free, the engineer who leads the development of exploration systems for NASA. To …

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