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‘Metro Exodus’ Brings the Series’ Grim Atmosphere Aboveground

[ad_1] Before playing Metro Exodus, or any game in the Metro series, there's something you have to do. To wit: Go to the options screen, and find the audio options. Turn subtitles on, and then change the speaking dialogue from English to Russian. I am loathe to tell anyone they're playing a videogame wrong, but this is the right way to play the Metro 2033 series.It's the right way because
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See All the Tools and Tricks That Make Nascar Go

[ad_1] Yes, sure, Nascar racing is all about adrenaline: speedy cars, sweaty pit stops, spectacular fender benders. But before the flag wave comes the meticulous organization, in almost the same way your most diligent schoolmate organized her highlighters for back-to-school season. You know, the one at the top of her class.If you want to understand what really makes a Nascar race happen, you’ll want glad to meet Kevin Harris, a
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The Fallout of the Activision Layoffs Will Last a While

[ad_1] Happy Day After Valentine's Day! To celebrate, Replay has … some incredibly grim stories in the games sphere, sorry to say. Activision Blizzard's huge layoffs and instability in the indie gaming market aren't what anyone wants to hear about, but it's what we've got. Let's dive into this week in games.Activision Blizzard Rocks the Industry With Massive LayoffsMonday was a dark day in the industry as Activision Blizzard, one
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Netflix’s ‘Umbrella Academy’ Is Your New X-Men—Ugh

[ad_1] Superhero TV follows a Betty Crocker recipe. Throw some unlikely ingredients into a stylish receptacle. Add a binder. Beat on high until everything doubles in size. Stir in some supporting flavors. Finally, bake in villainous fires until goodness rises. Delicious!People simply keep eating. The reliable satisfactions of superhero stories continue to attract an audience that proceeds to gobble them up, licking their plates clean even as they complain that
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7 Best Cold Brew Coffee Makers (2019)

[ad_1] Cold brew coffee, if made right, is simply divine. Sadly, it almost always tastes better at the coffee shop or from a bottle. That's because brewing it at home can be incredibly tricky. I've read many guides that recommend different makers, methods, coffee grounds, water ratios, brew times, and temperatures.In my quest to make better coffee, I've tested 22 different cold brewers in the past year. I've tried pot
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Ad code ‘slows down’ browsing speeds

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Poorly written code can make some pages very slow to load Ads are responsible for making webpages slow to a crawl, suggests analysis of the most popular one million websites. The research by developer Patrick Hulce looked at which chunks of code take longest to load.About 60% of the total loading time of a page was caused by scripts that place adverts or
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Mobile networks call for 5G security inspector

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The mobile network industry has called for a new European security testing scheme to check the safety of 5G equipment before it is deployed.Several countries have stopped individual companies supplying equipment for their next-generation networks, citing security concerns.Chinese giants Huawei and ZTE have both faced intense scrutiny.The GSMA, which represents 800 network operators, said a testing scheme would reduce the need to ban suppliers.Australia, New
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Personal Data Collection: The Complete Wired Guide

[ad_1] On the internet, the personal data users give away for free is transformed into a precious commodity. The puppy photos people upload train machines to be smarter. The questions they ask Google uncover humanity’s deepest prejudices. And their location histories tell investors which stores attract the most shoppers. Even seemingly benign activities, like staying in and watching a movie, generate mountains of information, treasure to be scooped up later
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Darpa Wants to Solve Science’s Replication Crisis With Robots

[ad_1] Say this much for the “reproducibility crisis” in science: It’s poorly timed. At the same instant that a significant chunk of elected and appointed policymakers seem to disbelieve the science behind global warming, and a significant chunk of parents seem to disbelieve the science behind vaccines … a bunch of actual scientists come along and point out that vast swaths of the social sciences don’t stand up to scrutiny.