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Amazon and WNBA strike multi-year streaming deal

Photo by Jeff Bottari/NBAE via Getty Images Amazon and the Women’s National Basketball Association have announced a multi-year deal that’ll see several games streamed live on Prime Video. It’s the first time Amazon has ever secured exclusive Prime Video rights to pro basketball, following earlier forays into streaming sports content like...

‘Misogynistic’ Apple hire is out hours after employees call for investigation

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Antonio García Martínez is no longer working at Apple hours after employees circulated a petition calling for an investigation into his hiring. Martínez, a former Facebook product manager on the ad targeting team, authored a controversial book about Silicon Valley where he expressed misogynistic views...

A security researcher found Wi-Fi vulnerabilities that have existed since the beginning

Illustrator by Alex Castro / The Verge The security researcher who discovered the Krack Wi-Fi vulnerability has discovered a slew of other flaws with the wireless protocol most of us use to power our online lives (via Gizmodo). The vulnerabilities relate to how Wi-Fi handles large chunks of data, with some being related to the Wi-Fi standard...

Intel is using machine learning to make GTA V look incredibly, unsettlingly realistic

One of the more impressive aspects of Grand Theft Auto V is how closely the game’s San Andreas approximates real-life Los Angeles and Southern California, but a new machine learning project from Intel Labs called “Enhancing Photorealism Enhancement” might take that realism in a unsettlingly photorealistic direction (via Gizmodo). Putting the game through...

The child safety problem on platforms is worse than we knew

Millions of young children are using platforms years before they turn 13 — and their presence could put many of them in danger. An alarming new study has found that minors in the US often receive abuse, harassment, or sexual solicitation from adults on tech platforms. For the most part, though, children say they are not informing parents or other trusted...

Biden signs executive order aiming to prevent future cybersecurity disasters

Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday implementing new policies aimed to improve national cybersecurity. The executive order comes in the wake of a number of recent cybersecurity catastrophes, such as last week’s ransomware attack that took down the Colonial Pipeline, the Microsoft Exchange...

Target will stop selling Pokémon cards in stores, citing employee safety

Target has decided that it’s had enough: the company has officially confirmed to Bleeding Cool that it will halt the sales of Pokémon cards throughout the US, starting Friday, May 14th. The retailer cities “an abundance of caution” for the safety of both guests and store employees and notes that it will still be selling the cards on its site. Currently,...

Tesla stops taking Bitcoin for vehicle purchases, citing environmental harm

Image: Tesla Tesla has stopped accepting bitcoin as payment for its cars out of concern that it will contribute to greater consumption of fossil fuels, according to a statement CEO Elon Musk tweeted Wednesday. Tesla had only just started accepting bitcoin in late March. Musk also said that Tesla will no longer sell any more of the $1.5 billion...

Proposed bill aims to toss a new wrench in NASA’s Moon lander plan

Photo By Bill Clark / CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images A senior lawmaker proposed a controversial piece of legislation on Wednesday that directs NASA to pick a second company to build the agency’s next Moon landers — in addition to Elon Musk’s SpaceX, which was awarded a $2.9 billion NASA contract to build a lander earlier this year. The...

Sony has 25 PS5 games in the works, including characters you’ve never seen

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Sony is apparently looking to release more than 25 PlayStation 5 games under its PlayStation Studios brand. And “nearly half” of them will not be sequels or spinoffs, according to Wired’s interview with PlayStation Studio lead (and former Guerrilla Games managing director) Hermen Hulst. That could theoretically...

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