Mafia Definitive Edition Is A Great Remake Of A Clunky Classic

The original Mafia, released all the way back in 2002, has become harder and harder to go back to over the years. It’s clunky, doesn’t look amazing, and suffers annoying quirks. Mafia Definitive Edition, a complete remake that just came out today, is a useful way to go back and experience what is still a good (if not…

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Source: Kotaku – Mafia Definitive Edition Is A Great Remake Of A Clunky Classic

Lupin's First Trailer Introduces Omar Sy as the Legendary Gentleman Thief

The gentleman thief of Maurice Leblanc’s novels casts a long shadow that’s spread over a number of different adaptations over the years, like Lupin the Third and Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger vs Keisatsu Sentai Patranger. Where those series played up the more outlandish and fantastical elements of the ideas that define…

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Source: io9 – Lupin’s First Trailer Introduces Omar Sy as the Legendary Gentleman Thief

Don't Be Fooled by Reports on the 'New' Coronavirus Mutation

A wave of attention is once again being paid to studies suggesting that the coronavirus behind covid-19 has mutated, possibly into a form that’s more infectious. But while the basic science of this research may be legitimate, it isn’t as worrisome as some headlines might lead you to believe—the virus is not becoming…

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Source: Gizmodo – Don’t Be Fooled by Reports on the ‘New’ Coronavirus Mutation

Google To Block Election Ads After Election Day

Google informed its advertisers Friday that it will broadly block election ads after polls close Nov. 3, according to an email obtained by Axios. From a report: Big Tech platforms have been under pressure to address how their ad policies will handle conflicts over the presidential election’s outcome. Facebook recently said that it will no longer accept new political ads for the week leading up to Election Day, but it will not block election ads after the polls close. It will, however, reject ads from U.S. political campaigns prematurely claiming victory before results have been declared, per Fast Company. In the email, Google says that advertisers will not be able to run ads “referencing candidates, the election, or its outcome, given that an unprecedented amount of votes will be counted after election day this year.” The policy, which is intended to block all ads related to the election, will apply to all ads running through Google’s ad-serving platforms, including Google Ads, DV360, YouTube, and AdX Authorized Buyer.

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Source: Slashdot – Google To Block Election Ads After Election Day

Firefox Nightly Flips On New JIT "Warp" Code For Greater JavaScript Performance

Mozilla’s SpiderMonkey JavaScript engine team have been working on a big update to their just-in-time compiler code. This big update called “Warp” is now enabled in the latest Firefox Nightly builds for offering big speed-ups…

Source: Phoronix – Firefox Nightly Flips On New JIT “Warp” Code For Greater JavaScript Performance

Twitch Is Winning The Battle Against QAnon, Despite Only Suspending A Few Far-Right Channels

Earlier this month, Twitch temporarily suspended a channel called Patriots’ Soapbox. The channel is not enormous, generally pulling 20-50 concurrent viewers over the course of its 24/7 talk show-style streams, sometimes spiking into the 100 range. But Patriots’ Soapbox is notorious: Some credit the organization behind…

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Source: Kotaku – Twitch Is Winning The Battle Against QAnon, Despite Only Suspending A Few Far-Right Channels

Let's Run Some 200-Meter Sprints

Welcome back, runner friends! (Remember, we’re all runners this month.) For this week’s fitness challenge, we’re skipping the pushups and hills and concentrating on the fun part of running: going fast, on a flat course, with the finish line in sight the whole time.

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Source: LifeHacker – Let’s Run Some 200-Meter Sprints

G.SKILL Launches New DDR4-4000 CL16 Memory Kits For Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake

G.SKILL Launches New DDR4-4000 CL16 Memory Kits For Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake
PCs need faster RAM to keep up with the leaps in processing power, and as such, G.SKILL is releasing a new lineup of RAM. The new, low-latency Samsung B-die DDR4 RAM clocking in at 4000MHz comes in Ripjaws V, Trident Z RGB, and Trident Z Royal variants to provide performance and style in computers.
According to G.SKILL, the DDR4-4000 CL16-19-19-39

Source: Hot Hardware – G.SKILL Launches New DDR4-4000 CL16 Memory Kits For Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake

Elektron's Analog Four and Rytm get both design and software upgrades

Elektron’s Analog Four MKII and Analog Rytm MKII are both serious high-end instruments. They’re $1,399 and $1,699 respectively. But, despite being at the top of the Elektron heap, they’ve been missing some of the big features that make its more affor…

Source: Engadget – Elektron’s Analog Four and Rytm get both design and software upgrades

Shipt's 'Effort-Based' Pay Model Decided a 1,400-Item Order Was Worth About $20

Target-owned personal shopping platform Shipt—which competes with the likes of Instacart—has been transitioning its markets to what it calls an “effort-based” wage system, dubbed V2. We, and the contractors who work for Shipt, have no idea how the new model determines pay. But a very unusual order sent to Gizmodo…

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Source: Gizmodo – Shipt’s ‘Effort-Based’ Pay Model Decided a 1,400-Item Order Was Worth About

Use Orion's Belt to Easily Spot Sirius This Month

As a child, my mother taught me how to spot Orion and the Big Dipper in the night sky. As an adult, those are still the only two constellations I can find on my own. If you’re in a similar position but want to expand your constellation repertoire, you have a better chance of doing so for the rest of September, during…

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Source: LifeHacker – Use Orion’s Belt to Easily Spot Sirius This Month