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Monday December 10, 2018 @ 02:03:59 PM mt

YouTube bans Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes for copyright infringement




Alt-right commentator and Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes is now banned from YouTube for multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement, according to the company. At the time of the ban, McInnes, who also co-founded Vice Media in 1994 prior to his involvement with numerous nationalist causes, had over 200,000 subscribers. It is not clear which videos on McInnes channel led to the ban, but YouTube confirmed that the channel had exceeded the threshold for copyright strikes, leading to a repeat offender ban.

In November, the FBI labeled the Proud Boys an extremist group only for an agent to later clarify that the label was the result of a misunderstanding. (The FBI still considers the Proud Boys to have links to white...

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Monday December 10, 2018 @ 01:44:00 PM mt

Google will shut down Google four months early after second data leak




Google\+ has suffered another data leak, and Google has decided to shut down the consumer version of the social network four months earlier than it originally planned. Google\+ will now close to consumers in April, rather than August. Additionally, API access to the network will shut down within the next 90 days.

According to Google, the new vulnerability impacted 52.5 million users, who could have had profile information like their name, email address, occupation, and age exposed to developers, even if their account was set to private. Apps could also access profile data that had been shared with a specific user, but was not shared publicly.

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Monday December 10, 2018 @ 01:43:50 PM mt

Samsung angers hypebeasts by partnering with fake Supreme brand in China




Samsung is getting criticized by hypebeasts everywhere after it claimed to be collaborating with Supreme; in reality, it partnered with a Supreme rip-off. Samsung is actually partnering with a fake legal brand, a rival company based in Barletta, Italy, that beat Supreme NYC in a court case this summer regarding who can use the brand name in Italy.

Supreme Italia is just one of the many companies that exist between the lines drawn by intellectual property law. By appropriating the trade dress and logos of another company but registering their own trademarks in Italy, the fake Supreme is protected (and even favored) by local Italian law.

Image: Samsung / Weibo

Now, Supreme Italia has plans to launch retail stores in...

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Monday December 10, 2018 @ 01:43:40 PM mt

Voyager 2 enters interstellar space where only one spacecraft has gone before




For only the second time in history, a human-made object has entered interstellar space.

On Monday, NASA announced that the Voyager 2 spacecraft had passed into a region of space where it is being bombarded by high-energy particles from outside our Solar System. This indicates that it has passed beyond the heliosphere a bubble of magnetic fields and plasma that surrounds the Sun.

For me this is an extremely exciting time for the history of space exploration, Georgia Denolfo, a NASA astrophysicist, said in a press conference today. Were able to look at the galaxy through the clouded lens of our heliosphere, and now we can take a step outside with Voyager.

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Monday December 10, 2018 @ 01:43:31 PM mt

New Godzilla: King of the Monsters trailer showcases humongous monster showdown




Godzilla: King of the Monsters is gearing up to be a voracious showdown between some of cinemas most infamous monsters, and a new trailer for the film demonstrates just how those fights will shape up.

The new trailers focus is on the impending battle between good kaiju and bad ones. King Ghidorah, the three-headed beast; giant insect Mothra; and Rodan, another peculiar-looking flying monster, are all prepared to launch attacks on each other. Look, Gareth Edwards 2014 Godzilla wasnt exactly a cinematic masterpiece, but if Godzilla: King of the Monsters is just two hours of big monsters fighting each other, which is what this trailer promises, then Ill be happy.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is a direct follow-up to 2014s G...

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Monday December 10, 2018 @ 01:43:21 PM mt

How Searching star John Cho became convinced computer screen movies werent just gimmicks




When the horror flick Unfriended came out in 2015, it seemed more like a stunt than a legitimate movie. The entire movie took place on a computer screen, with audiences watching from a first-person point of view as a user navigated from Facebook to Spotify and back again, all while chatting on a group Skype call. The movie serves up a modern take on I Know What You Did Last Summer, as a group of friends are picked off by a righteously angry former victim. But against all odds, the movie was actually entertaining and compelling, and it was followed by more screen movies, as producer Timur Bekmambetov called them at the time.

But neither Unfriended nor its dour 2018 sequel could have prepared audiences for Aneesh Chagantys Searching,...

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Monday December 10, 2018 @ 01:43:13 PM mt

Instagram is bringing voice messaging to your DMs




Instagram has added a voice messaging feature to its Direct messages. The feature allows users to send each other audio messages up to one minute long in private and group chats. The update is rolling out now for iOS and Android.

Users with the feature can record messages by holding down the microphone button. Itll send automatically when you release the button, so if you dont feel confident about sending it or want to re-record, you can slide your finger over to the trash can button to delete it.

Instagrams a little late to the game with bringing voice messages to DMs, as its parent company Facebook has had a voice messaging feature in its Messenger platform for years. Voice messages are quickly becoming the preferred...

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Monday December 10, 2018 @ 01:43:02 PM mt

Xiaomi is bringing three more products to the US and none of them are phones




Xiaomi has three new products coming to the US and, unfortunately, none of them are phones. The Mi Wireless Charging Pad, Mi Home Security Camera, and Mi Robot Builder Rover were all announced at a Friday pop-up event in New York City, where fans of the brand gathered to enjoy free tea drinks and check out the new devices.

The three new products follow Xiaomis trend of offering an eclectic variety of smart home devices including plugs, chargers, and TV boxes, instead of bringing its phones over to the US.

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The Mi Wireless Charging Pad supports Qi wireless charging and up to 10W of output for fast charging. It works with most wireless-charging smartphones and has protection against...

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Monday December 10, 2018 @ 10:22:04 AM mt

Sonys PlayStation Classic gets wireless controller support with this adapter




As expected, peripheral maker 8bitdo has fixed one of the biggest issues with Sonys miniature PlayStation Classic: the lack of wireless controllers. Today, the company announced its latest adapter, a plug-and-play device that instantly gives the PS Classic support for a huge range of controllers. That includes the PS3 and PS4 DualShock controllers, the Switch and Wii U pro controllers, Bluetooth-enabled Xbox controllers, and even the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers. Naturally, the adapter also supports all available 8bitdo retro-style controllers (which tend to be pretty good).

The announcement is becoming something of a tradition. 8bitdo previously released wireless controller options for both the NES and SNES Classic, and it has...

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Monday December 10, 2018 @ 10:21:55 AM mt

Green Monday brings back some great Black Friday deals




Black Friday and Cyber Monday were the best times to find deals on pretty much anything on your holiday shopping list. But retailers will always come up with another shopping holiday to tempt you. Alas, Green Monday is a thing.

Green Monday offers some repeats of Black Friday favorites plus a few new deals. If you already accomplished the majority of your holiday purchases, theres little reason to dive in, but it cant hurt to make sure youve run through your checklist.

Here are the best deals that weve seen so far today. Well be adding more (and striking through items that are sold out) throughout the day.

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