McDonald's tests mobile ordering on coastal elite

McDonald's tests mobile ordering on coastal elite
If you've ever thought that fast food wasn't fast enough, then it looks like McDonald's latest initiative has you covered. The takeout chain has begun trialling mobile ordering at restaurants in Monterey and Salinas, California. Hungry patrons will n…
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Facebook's Snapchat-like Stories are now available worldwide

Facebook's Snapchat-like Stories are now available worldwide
Facebook's quest to clone Snapchat features wherever possible just took its next logical step. Just a couple of months after it started testing Stories in the main Facebook app, the social network has rolled out the feature to many (though currently…
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58 tech companies file amicus brief against revised travel ban

58 tech companies file amicus brief against revised travel ban
Nearly 60 tech companies have submitted an amicus curiae brief to a Hawaii district court on Wednesday, denouncing the Trump administration's revised travel ban, which is scheduled to go into effect on tomorrow.
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Frank Oz on Muppets, puppets and CG Yoda

Frank Oz on Muppets, puppets and CG Yoda
Frank Oz needs no introduction. He's voiced iconic characters like Yoda and Miss Piggy and directed classic films like Little Shop of Horrors and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. His impact extends far beyond geek circles; he's a creative legend in Hollywood…
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NVIDIA releases a tool to benchmark your VR setup

NVIDIA releases a tool to benchmark your VR setup
If you've ever wanted to make sure that your PC's virtual reality setup is running as well as it possibly can, you now have the software you need. NVIDIA has released its promised FCAT VR tool, which can check for dropped or synthesized frames, warp…
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Cancelled '90s arcade fighter 'Primal Rage II' released online

Cancelled '90s arcade fighter 'Primal Rage II' released online
Forget Tekken 7, 2017's hottest new fighting game has just arrived – only it's 22 years later than originally expected. After being cancelled in 1995, Kotaku reports that Atari's long-lost Primal Rage II has found its way onto the internet. Downloadi…
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Sound waves can be used to fool your phone's motion sensors

Sound waves can be used to fool your phone's motion sensors
It's tempting to assume that the sensors on your mobile devices are trustworthy. Surely something that relies on real-world activity can't lie, right? Unfortunately, that's no longer the case. Scientists have discovered that you can fool mobile devic…
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Netflix offers 20 classic 'MST3k' episodes to the world

Netflix offers 20 classic 'MST3k' episodes to the world
In the not-too distant future (April 14th, 2017 AD), a brand-new season of crowdfunded Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes will hit Netflix. Before then, however, 20 classic episodes of the show have been added to the streaming service globally bot…
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Google's AI gets human help to avoid offensive search results

Google's AI gets human help to avoid offensive search results
Google is making a new push to eliminate offensive search results such as those that appeared from US neo-Nazi site Stormfront in response to queries about the Holocaust. As Search Engine Land noticed, the site has revised its guide on how to assess…
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Russian spies indicted in massive Yahoo account breach

Russian spies indicted in massive Yahoo account breach
When Yahoo claimed that state-sponsored hackers were behind the 2014 breach that exposed 500 million accounts, it may have been understating the significance of what happened. The Justice Department is indicting four Russians over the intrusion, two…
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