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Apple orders its most ambitious TV series yet: An adaptation of Asimov’s Foundation
As part of its yet-to-launch TV streaming lineup, Apple will develop a series based on Isaac Asimov's highly influential Foundation series of sci-fi novels, both and report. The series will be helmed by screenwriters and producers David S. Goyer and Josh Friedman, who have individually and previously worked on numerous superhero films and TV series such as , as well…

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HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop has Omen style, versatile specs, $799 starting price
While the HP Pavilion line encompasses many types of all-purpose machines, the company is branching out with a new family of gaming PCs. Gone will be the Pavilion Power line, making room for the newly announced Pavilion Gaming family. HP says the line, consisting of laptops and desktops, is for gamers who value both gaming and entertainment but don't need…

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Surprise! Red Dead Redemption is getting a 4K patch on Xbox One X today [Updated]
While Microsoft has arguably fallen behind in some current-gen gaming console metrics, the company has taken a clear lead among the big-three systems' backwards-compatibility efforts. That's been evidenced in a regular drip-feed series of older 360 and OG Xbox games being brought forward to work on Xbox One systems, of which the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch have no peer.

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Steam Spy announces it’s shutting down, blames Valve’s new privacy settings
In light of Internet and social-media privacy landing at the top of major news outlets this week, another major online service announced its own privacy-policy updates on Tuesday. The latest change comes from Steam, the Western world's largest online PC game seller. According to Steam's creators at Valve, an updated settings panel will soon let gamers more clearly decide how…

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Surprise! Red Dead Redemption is getting a 4K patch on Xbox One X today
While Microsoft has arguably fallen behind in some current-gen gaming console metrics, the company has taken a clear lead among the big-three systems' backwards-compatibility efforts. That's been evidenced in a regular drip-feed series of older 360 and OG Xbox games being brought forward to work on Xbox One systems, of which the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch have no peer.

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Facebook CEO puts on suit and a smile to try to seduce, assuage senators
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled before the Senate Commerce and Judiciary Committees in a Tuesday hearing that lasted hours. Zuckerberg reiterated numerous times in both written and spoken testimony that, yes, the company made mistakes when dealing with Cambridge Analytica, the now-maligned British data analytics firm that worked with the Donald Trump presidential campaign.

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Yep, Russian trolls hit Reddit, too—on /r/funny and elsewhere
On Tuesday, Reddit released new data alongside its 2017 Transparency Report showing that it had identified 944 "suspicious accounts," a few of which "had a visible impact on the site." Reddit is the latest among a slew of tech companies that have identified troll and/or bot-laden social media accounts likely connected to Russia's Internet Research Agency, which seemingly attempted to…

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The Internet has serious health problems, Mozilla Foundation report finds
As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg prepared to face nearly half of the Senate today to explain what went wrong with his company's handling of personal data for millions of Facebook users, the Mozilla Foundation released a report that highlights the dangers posed to the entirety of the Internet ecosystem by the increasing concentration of control over how people experience the…

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CliffyB’s Radical Heights is a new low for cashing in on the PUBG craze
For all the flak and attention Cliff "CliffyB" Bleszinski has garnered over the years, the developer has always at least put his name behind solid video games. His most recent self-admitted financial failure, , at least did a fine job carrying Bleszinski's old-school, torch, in spite of its issues with difficulty curve and generic art.