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Sea of Thieves lets you live the pirate’s life on the open seas

[ad_1] Rare’s Sea of Thieves isn’t for everyone, yet it’s probably set to go down as my favourite game of 2018. For one, a cartoony, fictionalized Caribbean setting likely won’t appeal to a wide audience. After all, the game’s vibrant pirate-filled world isn’t dark, mature and filled with gun-toting space marines. That said, I’ve found the Sea of Thieves setting to be a refreshing change of pace, despite the game’s glaring shortcomings and progression issues. Let’s take a look at the…

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Privacy is not a game

[ad_1] Essential sci-tech reading for the Easter weekend, from the privacy debacle involving Cambridge Analytica to Silicon Valley growth culture. AS Roma players training with the Apex sports vests. Image: STATSports Breakthrough deal could see NI firm’s sports technology used by millions of players worldwide. Image: Beykov Maksim/Shutterstock At what point must a company surrender its core values for the price of growth? Leaked Facebook memo has sparked a timely debate. Image: pryzmat/Shutterstock From Christopher Wylie to Peter Thiel, we’ve…

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Accountant pulled in off the street to play goalie in an NHL game

[ad_1] This is an incredible story. Due to a rare set of circumstances, Chicago accountant Scott Foster got called in to United Center in Chicago to act as an emergency goaltender. Basically, he was in the building to act as goalie for either team in case of injuries to the starting goalies. About six minutes into the third period, starting goaltender Colin Delia goes down and he gets the nod. Foster played 55 games for Western Michigan from 2002-06. He…

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Microsoft starts rolling out Azure Availability Zones for datacenter failure protection

[ad_1] Microsoft is making generally available Azure Availability Zones, starting in two regions — Iowa (US Central) and Paris (France Central). Availability Zones are meant to help protect customers from datacenter-level failures. The zones are located inside Azure regions and offer independent power source, networking and cooling. There are a minimum of three separated zone locations in enabled regions. Availaibility Zones are one of three levels of resiliency Microsoft is providing with Azure. Availability Sets are meant to protect against…

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Apple Music update fills the void left by MTV with exclusive music videos

[ad_1] If you’ve been mourning the loss of MTV’s near-constant influx of music videos, you’re in luck: Apple Music now puts music videos front and center. The focus on music videos, which can now be found in the opening “Browse” tab in the Apple Music app, coincides with the launch of Apple’s big iOS 11.3 update which went live on March 29.  Head to the section right now and you’ll find exclusive music videos from A Tribe Called Quest and…

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How Tech Empowers Citizen Science | Carol Mangis

[ad_1] Several years ago, I met inventor James Paar at a tech event in New York City. Paar was demoing his Open Space Agency Ultrascope, an open-source, 3D-printed telescope (powered by a smartphone!) that’s intended to make astronomy feasible for interested amateurs across the globe. Paar’s concept is that a widespread community of these citizen scientists will be able to watch the sky for approaching asteroids potentially on a collision course with Earth. They’ll then report their sightings to NASA,…

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Get a lifetime VPN Unlimited subscription for $18

[ad_1] CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! VPN Unlimited can protect up to five of your devices for an unbeatable price. KeepSolid Quick housekeeping note: I’m taking a little time off next week, but I’ve already got a few sweet deals queued up for…

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Don’t bother learning these programming languages

[ad_1] According to a recent HackerRank study, Go, Python, Scala, Kotlin, and Ruby are the top five languages programmers want to learn next. But which are the languages coders should not be looking to learn? CodeMentor, a coding educating and marketplace platform, recently ranked which languages it claimed weren’t worth developers’ time anymore. The research was centered around three areas; community engagement, the job market, and growth in developers using it (and is not a critique on their usefulness or…

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Apple’s New iPhone And iPad Cases Are Themed After Spring : Tech : Tech Times

[ad_1] Apple revealed a new lineup of color for its first-party accessories. The new products apparently flaunt spring-related themes and are available for the Apple Watch, iPad, and iPhone.  ( Apple ) Apple welcomes spring with its updated catalog of first-party cases for its iPhone and iPad lineup. The products each come in bright and attractive hues. Cupertino’s spring-themed accessories were shortly revealed after it flaunted the new collection of replacement wristbands for the Apple Watch. It looks like the…

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Boeing’s WannaCry run-in is a reminder to patch your systems

[ad_1] File photo – A Boeing 737 MAX sits outside the hangar during a media tour of the Boeing 737 MAX at the Boeing plant in Renton, Washington Dec. 8, 2015. (REUTERS/Matt Mills McKnight) WannaCry is making headlines again, and this time it hit a major target: Boeing. The aerospace company quickly contained the infection, which only spread to a couple dozen computers. “Our cybersecurity operations center detected a limited intrusion of malware that affected a small number of systems.…

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