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The original Doom, one of 64 Objects that shaped video game history
(1993): ’s success lay not only with its addicting gameplay and technical innovations, such as its introduction of a portable game engine, but also in its innovative digital distribution. Note the prominent “shareware” advertisement on the top front of the game packaging. This groundbreaking game earned a spot in the inaugural class of the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

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After dispute on freeway, Uber driver shot his passenger, who died soon after
Denver police announced Friday that they had arrested a local 29-year-old Uber driver, Michael A. Hancock, on suspected first-degree murder. Hancock is believed to have shot and killed his passenger with his Ruger SR40 in the early hours of Friday morning while they were driving down Interstate 25, a primary north-south artery in the city.

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In California, utilities will spend $768 million on electric car infrastructure
On Thursday, California regulators approved three plans from the state's three largest utilities, which will together result in nearly $768 million in electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure spending. As a whole, the plan is the largest coordinated effort for state-level EV infrastructure spending thus far. The California Public Utility Commission (PUC) was directed to smooth the path for infrastructure plans from…

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Magnetic helium makes superfluid time crystal
Sometimes, a paper contains so many buzzwords it is hard to take it seriously. Time crystals were first mooted in 2012, and a realistic discrete time crystal was observed in 2017. The crystals we are familiar with have a quasicrystal form, so time quasicrystals were soon discovered. But now, I’ve hit the jackpot with a time quasicrystal that is also…

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Google reportedly won’t renew controversial drone imaging program
It looks like the drama surrounding Google's controversial involvement in Project Maven is coming to an end. Yet another report from Gizmodo on the subject says that Google won't be renewing the project once its current contract runs out. Project Maven is an initiative from the Department of Defense, which aims to “accelerate DoD’s integration of big data and machine…

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ARM promises laptop-level performance in 2019
Chip design company ARM has unveiled its latest high performance processor design, the Cortex-A76. The company claims that the new design is 35 percent faster than the current Cortex-A75, making for performance that's comparable with Intel's Skylake i5 processors. ARM licenses both chip designs and the instruction set that the chips use.

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With possible summit approaching, North Korean espionage hacks continue
As North Korea’s government prepares for a possible summit with US President Donald Trump later this month, hackers working on behalf of the isolated country have continued a volley of network intrusions that target media, aerospace, financial, and critical-infrastructure companies in the US, South Korea, and other nations, researchers in private industry and the federal government said this week.

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California’s efforts to restrict Elon Musk’s flamethrowers go down in flames
A California state bill that would have more heavily regulated the use of flamethrowers has now effectively fizzled out in a legislative committee. In light of this development, there’s nothing to stop Boring Company customers in California from receiving the company's sold-out flamethrowers. On May 26, the day after the bill died in committee, CEO Elon Musk tweeted:

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10 new hybrid and electric Jeeps by 2022 in Fiat Chrysler’s five-year plan
On Friday, at its test track in Balocco, Italy, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles revealed its bold new plan for the future. The past few weeks have seen plenty of speculation about the automaker's future and whether or not it was going to kill off storied brands like Dodge or Fiat. But as expected, the announcements mainly focused on four of the…