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Build your own arcade machine this weekend! We’ll show you how

Consoles and TVs are so last year! Instead, build your own arcade cabinet from an old computer and some new arcade controls.

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Senate blocks USA Freedom Act on data collection reform

What's next for online surveillance legislation and data privacy? The USA Freedom Act breezed through the House of Representatives last week but has been stopped in its tracks at the Senate.

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AMD and Nvidia slap-fight over hair in ‘The Witcher 3’

AMD and Nvidia are arguing about hair again, and user on both sides have picked up their pitchforks and torches to join the battle. Ultimately, though, everyone loses.

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Google executive vows to do better after racists results appear in Google Maps

Following the PR nightmare of the racist Google Maps search for "n---- house" that landed users at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Google has issued an official apology by vice president of Engineering and Product Management Jen Fitzpatrick.

Web

Archer, Cowboy, Medic, and Robo-monk: Check out Blizzard’s Overwatch in action

Blizzard has released a number of new Overwatch gameplay videos over the last week or so, featuring complete matches from the perspective of a single character, giving you a much clearer sense of how they will actually operate.

Gaming

OS X 10.11 likely to have Control Center, new security scheme, and more

Rumors about OS X 10.11, which is expected to appear at WWDC 2015, are beginning to fly. They hint at a Control Center feature and new security measures designed to protect users from malware.

Apple

Save all the things with Microsoft’s new cross-device clipboard

A beta application is now available on the Windows Phone Store called OneClip, which saves anything you copy to the clipboard to the cloud. It's not just for Windows though, it's purported to be on its way for iOS and Android as well.

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Nvidia re-enables lock on GTX 980M clock speeds in recent driver updates

Nvidia reinstated a block on overclocking the GTX 980M GPU in certain laptops. While some fans have been able to find methods to circumvent it, those with locked BIOS are being left out in the cold.

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Game developer tweets shot of new Radeon video card, confirms earlier leaks

It looks like those leaked images of the upcoming next-generation AMD Fiji GPU were quite accurate, as a sneak peak from the technical director of EA's Frostbite engine backs them up.

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Nvidia begins shipping machine learning hardware to Tesla, Bentley and others

Nvidia has started shipping hardware and software to manufacturers, such as Bentley and Tesla. The company says its machine learning hardware will help autonomous cars see and understand their surroundings.

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SSD in new 15-inch MacBook Pro reaches read speeds of 2GB/s

Tests carried out on the latest model of Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro demonstrate that its new SSD offers a considerable boost in read/write performance.

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A Microsoft Sway preview is now available for Office 365 business and education

Users of Office 365 for business and education will now be able to use Sway to generate presentations that maintain an eye-pleasing look on any device. Some notable improvements include the Grid Card, enhanced Flickr Integration, and the support of six new…

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Online dating giant AdultFriendFinder hacked, highly personal info nabbed

Online dating giant AdultFriendFinder confirmed Thursday its computer system has been hacked. Reports suggest personal information belonging to millions of users has been taken, including data revealing usernames, email addresses, and sexual orientation.

Social Media

Firefox will scan your browsing history to suggest advertiser sites

Possibly a feature that you will want to flip off if privacy is important to you, Mozilla is working with advertisers to suggest sponsored sites that are related to your Web browsing history.

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Up to 1.1 million customers affected by CareFirst data breach

CareFirst of the Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance family announced Wednesday that up to 1.1 million individuals, but current and former plan holders, may have been affected by the security breakthrough.

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