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FCC lied to Congress about made-up DDoS attack, investigation found
The Federal Communications Commission lied to members of Congress multiple times in a letter that answered questions about a "DDoS attack" that never happened, an internal investigation found. The FCC made false statements in response to a May 2017 letter sent to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.

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US invaded by savage tick that sucks animals dry, spawns without mating
A vicious species of tick originating from Eastern Asia has invaded the US and is rapidly sweeping the Eastern Seaboard, state and federal officials warn. The tick, the Asian longhorned tick (or ), has the potential to transmit an assortment of nasty diseases to humans, including an emerging virus that kills up to 30 percent of victims.

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Dealmaster: Get a Nintendo Switch for $264 and more in this eBay sale
Greetings, Arsians! It’s your old pal The Dealmaster, checking in from his Sisyphean quest to find good tech deals with another PSA: eBay is currently holding a one-day sale that takes 15% off nearly everything greater than $25 in its store, many gadgets included. eBay runs this kind of “flash sale” periodically, letting users apply a coupon code to various…

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Galaxy Tab S4 review: Even Samsung’s Dex desktop can’t save Android tablets
OEMs are trying to make tablets that can replace your laptop, but most of us know that tablets can't do such a thing for power users. However, these new devices try to balance portability and power, giving users a device that's easier to take along yet can also get things done like a traditional PC.

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Blizzard confirms “multiple Diablo projects” in production, news by end of 2018
A brief Wednesday video from Blizzard Entertainment confirmed some not-very-surprising news: the company is still working on the Diablo series. Today's hint was the first to confirm "multiple Diablo projects" in production, however, with a tease of a larger reveal by year's end. "The forges here at Blizzard are burning hot, and we have multiple Diablo projects in the works,"…

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Georgia defends voting system despite 243-percent turnout in one precinct
With worn-out clichés about the dead voting, Chicago used to be the poster child for voter fraud. But if any state is a poster child for terrible election practices, it is surely Georgia. Bold claims demand bold evidence, and unfortunately there's plenty; on Monday, McClatchy reported a string of irregularities from the state's primary election in May, including one precinct…

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Report: Tesla’s latest production troubles are happening at its solar factory
Tesla has spent the last year battling issues with the company's Model 3 production lines, but beyond that limelight another production issue seems to be lurking. Reuters reports that Tesla's Buffalo, New York, factory, which is run in partnership with Panasonic, is experiencing severe assembly line issues, especially impacting Tesla's ability to manufacture solar roof tiles.

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Smash Bros. Ultimate adds fan faves Simon Belmont, King K Rool, tons more
If you thought Nintendo's upcoming mascot-battler game couldn't get any bigger, its creators had a Konami-tinged surprise on Wednesday: 's Simon Belmont as a brand-new playable Smash fighter. Belmont was arguably the biggest announcement to come in the latest news-filled Nintendo Direct video series. Director Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that the character's classic whip gives him the longest standard melee attack…

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Amazon launches grocery pickup at Whole Foods for Prime members
A new perk is coming to Whole Foods for Amazon Prime members: grocery pickup. Amazon announced today that it will roll out a new grocery pickup service at Whole Foods locations, starting with stores in Sacramento and Virginia Beach. Prime members can order groceries at Whole Foods through the Prime Now app or website and choose to pick them up…