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The Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti: A sports sedan for people who want to drive
Last year, Alfa Romeo made me a convert with its Giulia Quadrifoglio. The Italian company's answer to an M3 has found a lot of fans. But considering the recipe it would be hard not to be one: an engine borrowed from Ferrari (minus two cylinders), lashings of carbon fiber bodywork, and an asking price $10,000 less than any of its…

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Mt. Gox ex-CEO, who may profit from site’s fall, says he “doesn’t want this”
This week, Bitcoin’s most despised man subjected himself to the Internet equivalent of a den of vipers: Reddit. In a surprising post, entitled "I'm Mark Karpelès, ex-CEO of bankrupt MtGox. Ask me anything," the French entrepreneur spontaneously made himself available to all comers. (Even outside of this spontaneous AMA, Karpelès, under the nickname MagicalTux, remains active on Reddit.

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Nintendo warns against using substandard Switch charging cables
We were overjoyed when we first found out that Nintendo was ditching its usual proprietary charging ports on portable systems in favor of USB-C power for the Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately, not all third-party charging cables are created equal, and picking the wrong one can lead to dead hardware or longer-than-necessary charging times.

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Waze’s crazy routing over a 32% grade road is driving residents nuts
It’s a commonstory: small towns and residents living on once-quiet streets are sometimes annoyed by the influx of traffic that Waze, traffic wayfinding apps, and ride-hailing services have wrought. But residents along Baxter Street in Los Angeles’ Echo Park neighborhood—reportedly one of the steepest streets in America (comprising two major hills)—are now banding together to try to change local traffic…

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“Open sesame”: Industrial network gear hackable with the right username
This week, two separate security alerts have revealed major holes in devices from Moxa, an industrial automation networking company. In one case, attackers could potentially send commands to a device's operating system by using them as a username in a login attempt. In another, the private key for a Web server used to manage network devices could be retrieved through…

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Facebook can’t catch a break: Medical data-sharing plan halted
Facebook has been in contact with “several major US hospitals” as part of now-cancelled plans to combine patients’ anonymized information with Facebook’s own user data as part of a research project However, according to CNBC, the plan has been “put on pause” in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica debacle. “This work has not progressed past the planning phase, and…

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PUBG creators finally decide a copycat game has gone too far, file suit
As expected, the massively popular online shooter () has been followed by a wave of imitators, particularly on smartphones. But it has been unclear if or when the game's creators would ever consider legal action against any of these copycats. In particular, a brief chest-puffing incident involving the similar, and hugely popular, came and went last year without incident.

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Dealmaster: Get a 15-inch Dell laptop with a Core i7 and 512GB SSD for $600
Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today the Dealmaster has a discount on a configuration of Dell's Inspiron 15 5000 laptop with a 7th-gen Intel Core i7 chip, 8GB of RAM, and a hearty 512GB SSD for $600 with the coupon code below.

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Lawbreakers “failed to find an audience,” dev officially admits FPS defeat
, the 2017 video game that saw Cliff "cliffyb" Bleszinski (, ) come out of game-design retirement, has admitted defeat in the competitive online-shooter fray. A Thursday announcement from developer Boss Key Productions confirmed that the game will only be "supported in its current state," meaning that it will no longer receive major content updates and perhaps not even minor…