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After a decade of League of Legends, Riot looks to expand with new games
For a decade now, Riot Games has been known almost exclusively for , the ultra-successful MOBA that can still attract 8 million simultaneous players at its daily peak. But in an anniversary livestream tonight, the company confirmed a veritable smorgasbord of new gaming and entertainment projects for the first time, all set in the same universe.

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Man agrees to pay $25,000 for abusing YouTube’s takedown system
A Nebraska man has agreed to pay $25,000 for abusing YouTube's takedown system under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, YouTube said in an emailed statement Tuesday. The man, Christopher Brady, also signed a public apology admitting to "falsely claiming that material uploaded by YouTube users infringed my copyrights." In reality, Brady didn't have any legitimate claim to the material, YouTube…

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On the road with Audi’s new Q5 and A8 TFSI e plug-in hybrids
Audi provided two nights in a hotel and air travel from Washington, DC, to Munich for this story. MUNICH—That we need to do something about the transportation sector's carbon impact should be beyond clear by now. With luck, that means a lot more people walking, cycling, and taking public transport for the short trips that make up so much of…

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Data for a whopping 26 million stolen payment cards leaked in hack of fraud bazaar
A thriving online bazaar selling stolen payment card data has been hacked in a heist that leaked the records for more than 26 million cards, KrebsOnSecurity reported on Tuesday. The 26 million figure isn't significant only to the legitimate consumers and businesses who own the stolen cards or the financial institutions that issued them.

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Washington State keeps enforcing net neutrality as it hails FCC court loss
Although the Federal Communications Commission abandoned its regulation of net neutrality, it wouldn't be accurate to say there are no net neutrality laws anywhere in the United States. No one enforces net neutrality in Washington, DC, but on the opposite coast, the state of Washington imposed a net neutrality law in June 2018 that remains in effect today.

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Bringing in the big gun: Army paves way for “strategic cannon”
In 2017, the US Army established a collection of cross-functional teams (CFTs) aimed at rapidly pushing forward key technologies to advance the services' next generation of capabilities. One of those teams was the Long Range Precision Fires "pilot," an effort to develop the next generation of Army artillery—including "deep fires," an artillery capability that can strike at strategic targets well…

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Fake-meat fans have beef with Big Meat for trying to cut into plant-based market
Plant-based meat alternatives are having a moment—from Burger King’s Impossible Whoppers, White Castle’s Impossible sliders, McDonald’s Beyond Meat PLT, and Subway’s Beyond Meatball Marinara, not to mention the growing shelf space for meatless-meat in grocery stores nationwide. Further ReadingA different kind of regret: Trying White Castle’s new Impossible SliderThough veggie burgers have been around for ages, the more meat-like generation…

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Near-infinite specific thrust from drive that ignores physics
NASA is renowned for doing really difficult stuff. You want to drop a Mini-sized lander on Mars using a sky crane? Well, NASA will do that for you. There is a view of NASA as staid and conservative but, on the whole, I think the agency is full of innovative problem solvers, albeit sometimes crippled by political oversight.

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Dealmaster: Get a $25 gift card when you buy the latest Nintendo Switch
Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back with another round of deals to share. Today's list is headlined by a modest but notable deal on the Nintendo Switch, as Target is throwing a $25 store gift card in with the purchase of the console at its standard $300 MSRP. The deal applies to the full-fat Switch, not the more portable Switch…