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Black Ops 4 ditches single-player campaign, adds battle royale mode
At a community reveal event today, developer Treyarch confirmed previous rumors that the upcoming will be the first game in the series without a traditional single-player campaign. Instead, the new game will launch on October 12 with a focus on a new "three-pillar" structure of traditional multiplayer modes, alternative zombie-mode side missions, and a new battle royale mode called Blackout.

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We went to drive the new Ford Mustang—but a tornado messed things up
In April, Ford dropped a bombshell on us, announcing that it's going to cull almost its entire car lineup from the US market to concentrate on SUVs and crossovers. Not the Mustang, though. The Blue Oval's sedans might not be selling well, but that's not the case for its sports car, which has topped the sales charts for the coupe…

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Energy jobs reports say solar dominates coal, but wind is the real winner
Two updated energy jobs reports have been released, and they paint a picture of how the last year has affected different energy sectors. The news is good for wind and natural gas. The news is less good for solar and coal. The first report, called the (USEER), comes from the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), and it looks…

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Dealmaster: Get a 15-inch Asus laptop with an 8th-gen Core i5 for $479
Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today's list is led by another deal on a budget laptop—this time Asus' VivoBook F510UA, which is down to $479. Normally, this notebook sits in the $500-550 range. For that price, you get one of Intel's 8th-gen, quad-core Core i5-8250U processors, a 15.6-inch 1080p…

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As the Web moves toward HTTPS by default, Chrome will remove “secure” indicator
Back in February, Google announced its plans to label all sites accessed over regular unencrypted HTTP as "not secure," starting in July. Today, the company described the next change it will make to its browser: in September, Google will stop marking HTTPS sites as secure. The background to this change is the Web's gradual migration to the use of HTTPS…

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FDA has named names of pharma companies blocking cheaper generics [Updated]
The Food and Drug Administration plans this week to effectively begin publicly shaming brand-name drug companies that stand in the way of competitors trying to develop cheaper generic drugs. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told reporters on Monday and Tuesday that the agency will unveil a website on Thursday, May 17 that names names of such companies.

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With Steam Link app, your smartphone can be an imperfect gaming monitor
Last week, Valve announced it would be bringing Steam's long-standing in-home streaming functions to mobile platforms, letting users play games running on a PC via a tablet, mobile phone, or Apple TV on the same network. We got a chance to test out a beta version of that new mobile Steam Link app this week, ahead of today's launch on…

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ISPs and Ajit Pai are really sad about Senate’s vote for net neutrality
Broadband lobby groups and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai are upset about yesterday's US Senate vote to restore net neutrality rules and are calling on Republican lawmakers to kill the effort in the House. Yesterday's Senate vote "throws into reverse our shared goal of maintaining an open, thriving Internet," said USTelecom, which represents AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink, and other telcos.

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New YouTube Music Premium costs $9.99 monthly, add $2 to get all Red perks
The long wait for YouTube's revamped music service is nearly over: the company announced on its blog that it will debut the new YouTube Music on May 22. YouTube already has a service by the same name, but this new version overhauls the old one and introduces two new premium services into the mix: YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium.