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Bethesda's 'Prey' reboot makes you fear everything

Those aliens, too, are deceivers. They’re not too imposing one-on-one; a few smacks with the wrench you carry is enough to dispatch them. But they’re masters of surprise, because they can take on the form of everyday objects scattered around the space station, lying in wait for the right time ...

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'Final Fantasy XV' is actually a cookbook

Food is pretty important in Final Fantasy XV — and it's not just obvious Cup Noodle product placement, either. Meals add to your vitality and strength, increase magical resistances and even offer the chance of more experience points to grow your tea… Source link

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Acer Chromebook R13 review – CNET

The Acer Chromebook R13 is a little expensive for a Chromebook, starting at $400 (converts to about £320, AU$525), but it’s perfectly priced for all the features it offers. It’s a convertible laptop with a touchscreen and a 360-degree hinge that allows it to be used as a tablet. It ...

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WTF is lidar?

 Long ago, people believed that the eye emitted invisible rays that struck the world outside, causing it to become visible to the beholder. That’s not the case, of course, but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be a perfectly good way to see. In fact, it’s the basic idea behind lidar, ...

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The Morning After: Weekend Edition

As Ivanka’s prospects as a fashion mogul were trending down, Cherlynn Low was reading the tea leaves of Snap Inc.’s IPO filing to see if the future is bright for the company’s first foray into hardware, Spectacles. Turns out that the glasses aren’t yet a revenue driver of significance, and ...

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Samsung Chromebook Pro review – CNET

If you’re looking for a solid all-around laptop for roughly $500, the new Samsung Chromebook Pro should at or near the very top of your candidate list. Sure, there are plenty of Windows laptops and tablets in that price range (or lower), but none that I can think of offer ...

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How an AI took down four world-class poker pros

Game theory After the humans’ gutsy attack plan failed, Libratus spent the rest of the competition inflating its virtual winnings. When the game lurched into its third week, the AI was up by a cool $750,000. Victory was assured, but the humans were feeling worn out. When I chatted with ...

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