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Washington Post Tech
Dec 03, 2022

White House rebukes Trump's suggestion to suspend Constitution over 2020 election
Former president Donald Trump suggested that the country abandon one of its founding documents, drawing sharp criticism from the White House and politicians.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 03, 2022

Elon Musk's ‘Twitter Files' ignite divisions, but haven't changed minds
Twitter's new CEO released the "Twitter Files" on the platform Friday. Musk and his allies have claimed conservative speech is suppressed online.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 03, 2022

‘Fortnite's' chapter 3 finale event was chaotic
Fracture, Fortnite's finale event for Chapter 3, Season 4, reshaped the battle royale island and saw the return of characters The Herald and Paradigm.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 03, 2022

Reddit users turn Kanye West page into a Holocaust awareness forum
Fans who have turned against Ye for his antisemitic remarks began flooding the r/Kanye page with Holocaust-education posts.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 03, 2022

Surging Twitter antisemitism unites fringe, encourages violence, officials say
The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday warned that domestic terrorists were maintaining "a visible presence online in attempts to motivate supporters to conduct attacks."

Washington Post Tech
Dec 02, 2022

As ‘Halo Infinite' esports enters year 2, teams express cautious optimism
Bogged down by a rocky debut year for ‘Halo Infinite,' the pro scene marches on with subdued expectations.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 02, 2022

No one can tell if a new patch fixed ‘Pokémon Scarlet' and ‘Violet'
"Pokemon Scarlet" and "Violet" players hoped the 1.1 patch would fix the game's buggy visuals. But no one can tell if the game actually looks better.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 02, 2022

Workers at Diablo, Warcraft developer Blizzard Albany win union
The news marks a second significant win for Game Workers Alliance, the first union at a major video game company in the U.S.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 02, 2022

Buying stuff in apps is broken. Try this instead.
Fights over app store rules written a decade ago are making more apps impossible to use, costing you money, and compromising what you can do on your phone.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 02, 2022

League of Legends veteran, 26, says gaming is his life until he retires
Zeka and Deft talked about what it was like to challenge T1 and Faker at the League of Legends World Championship.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 02, 2022

Elon Musk says Kanye West suspended from Twitter after swastika tweet
Musk said Ye was suspended for "incitement to violence" after his swastika tweet and his praise of Hitler in an interview with Infowars's Alex Jones.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 02, 2022

TSA now wants to scan your face at security. Here are your rights.
16 major domestic airports are testing facial-recognition tech to verify IDs — and it could go nationwide in 2023.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 02, 2022

Elon Musk says Ye suspended from Twitter after swastika tweet
Musk said Ye was suspended for "incitement to violence" after he posted a swastika and praised Hitler in an interview with Infowars's Alex Jones.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 01, 2022

Kanye West will not buy Parler after all
Parler's parent company said it has "mutually agreed" with embattled musician Ye to end the deal.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 01, 2022

Elon Musk wants to put chips in human brains. That could take a while.
Elon Musk says Neuralink's brain chip is about six months from human trials

Washington Post Tech
Dec 01, 2022

Nintendo makes rare apology over ‘Pokémon Scarlet,' ‘Violet' quality
Nintendo acknowledged complaints around performance issues in "Pokémon Scarlet" and "Violet," promising improvements.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 01, 2022

The NFL hopes video games can get young people into sports again
The NFL wants to reach new fans through the metaverse. "Fortnite's" new NFL Zone, a football-themed hub, is one such effort.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 01, 2022

Elon Musk wants to put chips in human brains. That could take awhile.
Elon Musk says Neuralink's brain chip is about six months from human trials

Washington Post Tech
Dec 01, 2022

Female truckers group alleges Facebook's ad system is discriminatory
Real Women in Trucking alleges in the new complaint that Meta is steering ads for lucrative jobs away from women and older workers.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 01, 2022

From quitting to blocking: How to protect yourself on Musk's Twitter
From locking down privacy settings to finding a new social network, Twitter regulars have many options for protecting their personal information.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 01, 2022

Meta's new AI is skilled at a ruthless, power-seeking game
The model is adept at forethought, negotiation and trickery. One expert called it "super scary."

Washington Post Tech
Nov 30, 2022

Web browsers drop mysterious company with ties to U.S. military contractor
TrustCor Systems was a root certificate authority, a key position in internet infrastructure. But details about the company raised questions about where it is based and who it works with.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 30, 2022

What is Discord, the voice and text chat app popular with gamers?
Here's how to get started with Discord, one of the Twitter alternatives users are considering since Elon Musk took over the social media platform.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 30, 2022

Big-screen Kindles return as notebooks, but they're better for reading
Amazon's fan-favorite reading gadget got its first major overhaul in years, but its competition is fierce.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 30, 2022

Twitter needs Apple more than Apple needs Twitter
Apple holds the key to its App Store and its advertising budget, both items Elon Musk needs if he's to make a success of his Twitter purchase.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 29, 2022

Twitter ends its ban on covid misinformation
The rollback of Twitter's covid misinformation policy is just the latest pivot since Elon Musk took control of the company a month ago.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 29, 2022

In new trailer, the Mario franchise's supporting cast takes center stage
The trailer revealed just how involved Peach would be in Nintendo's new movie, all but ensuring her place as more than just a princess in another castle.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 29, 2022

China launches crew to recently completed space station
China has big ambitions in space that rival those of the United States.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 29, 2022

The busy person's guide to saving money on holiday shopping
If you don't have hours to spend coupon hunting, here are manageable online shopping tips to save money, time and sanity this holiday season.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 29, 2022

We all use phones on the toilet. Just don't sit more than 10 minutes.
Phones and devices like the Nintendo Switch and Steam Deck have turned porcelain thrones into fortresses of solitude. But there are risks to sitting too long.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 29, 2022

China launches a crew to its recently completed space station
China has big ambitions in space that rival those of the United States.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 29, 2022

Martin Scorsese fans dub ‘Goncharov' the best mafia film (n)ever made
There are posters, scripts and music for a 1973 film by Martin Scorsese — but none of it is real.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 28, 2022

After demons and death gods, ‘Warcraft' gets sunny with ‘Dragonflight'
In an interview, two "World of Warcraft" developers talk fan expectations and controversial plot beats — and drop hints about the future of cross-faction play.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 28, 2022

Elon Musk says Apple threatened to remove Twitter from App Store
Removal of Twitter from the App Store would make the social media platform unavailable to new users with Apple devices.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 28, 2022

How to tell real products from scams when shopping online
It's hard to tell what's quality or a scam online. Use these research skills to avoid getting duped.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 28, 2022

High-profile Republicans gain followers in first weeks of Musk's reign
Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have lost tens of thousands of followers, while Republicans such as Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene have seen big increases.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 27, 2022

Twitter grapples with Chinese spam obscuring news of protests
Links to adult content overwhelmed other posts from Chinese cities where rallies escalated.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 26, 2022

Giant Musk ‘Goat' statue arrives at Tesla factory in crypto stunt
Elon GOAT Token, a cryptocurrency company, commissioned the statue with the goal of billionaire Elon Musk accepting it and bringing exposure to its token

Washington Post Tech
Nov 26, 2022

Crypto company stunt brings giant Musk ‘Goat' statue to Tesla factory
Elon GOAT Token, a cryptocurrency company, commissioned the statue with the goal of billionaire Elon Musk accepting it and bringing exposure to its token

Washington Post Tech
Nov 26, 2022

Would you buy a made-in-China electric car? They're coming.
China is already a major manufacturer of electric vehicles for its own market. Now it's starting to export to the U.S. and Europe.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 25, 2022

Buying an electric car? These models are made in China.
Made-in-China EVs are hitting U.S. dealerships and European auto shows, providing new competition to Western and Japanese automakers.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 25, 2022

NASA's Orion spacecraft is about to set record for distance from Earth
Orion should surpass the record for distance from Earth traveled by a spacdraft intended to return astronauts to Earth at 7:42 a.m. Eastern time on Saturday.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 25, 2022

At Walmart, a hologram Sam Walton hints at the surreal future of Black Friday shopping
A future of dead founders, patriarchs and presidents walking among us is hinted at in Walmart's hometown of Bentonville, Ark.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 25, 2022

At Walmart, Sam Walton's hologram hints at Black Friday's future
A future of dead founders, patriarchs and presidents walking among us is hinted at in Walmart's hometown of Bentonville, Ark.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 25, 2022

How to shop online and be kinder to the planet
Here's advice on being a climate-conscious shopper this holiday season. Perfection is not required.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 25, 2022

Musk will relaunch Twitter check mark feature, this time with more colors
The second launch follows a chaotic rollout of the feature earlier this month.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 25, 2022

Musk plans Twitter check mark feature again, this time with more colors
The second launch follows a chaotic rollout of the feature earlier this month.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 24, 2022

‘Opening the gates of hell': Musk says he will revive banned accounts
A Twitter poll posted by Elon Musk shows 72 percent support granting "general amnesty" to accounts suspended for harassment, abuse and misinformation.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 24, 2022

'Opening the gates of hell': Activists fear Musk will revive banned accounts
A Twitter poll posted by Elon Musk shows 72 percent support granting "general amnesty" to accounts suspended for harassment, abuse and misinformation.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 24, 2022

FTX's Bahamas crypto empire: Stimulants, subterfuge and a spectacular collapse
Sam Bankman-Fried's image of monkish aloofness met reality in the Bahamas, where the 30-year-old crypto billionaire lived in a guarded island compound, with every need closely catered to and the world's elite at his beck and call.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 24, 2022

Meet John McFall, the world's first astronaut with a disability
The bronze medal-winning British paralympian joins a European Space Agency program to test how people with disabilities can live and work in outer orbit.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 24, 2022

Meet the world's first astronaut with a disability: Paralympian John McFall
Bronze-winning British paralympian John McFall will join the European Space Agency program to test how people with disabilities can live and work in outer orbit.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 24, 2022

Sam's Club's AI knows how much pumpkin pie you'll eat this holiday
The artificial intelligence uses a wide variety of data, like local temperatures and whether the Sunday football game is home or away.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 23, 2022

‘World of Warcraft' developers working to keep the game open to Chinese fans
"I'm hopeful for our ability to get them back into Azeroth," said John Hight, general manager of the Warcraft franchise at Blizzard.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 23, 2022

In Call of Duty, a pacifist wins games for his team ‘single-handedly'
That Friendly Guy is a streamer who hit max level in 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II' without a single kill. It's a great way to level up, he says.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 23, 2022

Mars rover digs up intriguing clues in the hunt for life beyond Earth
NASA's Perseverance mission has collected samples that hold life-friendly molecules "in pretty much every rock" — as well as a few geologic surprises

Washington Post Tech
Nov 23, 2022

It's not your imagination: Shopping on Amazon has gotten worse
Most of what you see at first on Amazon is now an ad.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 23, 2022

Here's what Twitter king Dril thinks of Musk's chaotic reign
The ‘patron saint of the internet' tells The Post he'll never pay for verification but will learn to code if Musk offers him a job.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 23, 2022

Twitter king Dril on Musk's chaotic reign
The ‘patron saint of the internet' tells The Post he'll never pay for verification but will learn to code if Musk offers him a job.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 22, 2022

Partner for Truth Social's parent pushes merger deadline to 2023
The move by shareholders of the company that would merge with Trump Media & Technology Group buys time as regulators investigate the proposed deal.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 22, 2022

Advertisers are dropping Twitter. Musk can't afford to lose any more.
Dozens of top Twitter advertisers, including 14 of the top 50, have stopped advertising in the few weeks since Elon Musk's chaotic acquisition of the social media company.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 22, 2022

You've decided to quit Twitter. Here's what you can use to replace it.
The best alternatives to Twitter for people who don't want to stay on the Elon Musk-owned site.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 22, 2022

There will never be anything like Twitter again
The struggles of Facebook and Twitter spell the end of the central ideal of social media as a common gathering places for all to gather and listen.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 22, 2022

French regulator warns Twitter of legal duty to moderate misinformation, hate
The letter from France's audiovisual and digital regulator Arcom comes as Twitter, under Elon Musk's ownership, has laid off half of its staff.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 22, 2022

Musk's ‘free speech' agenda dismantles safety work at Twitter, insiders say
Musk arrived at Twitter with a key priority: restore the Babylon Bee.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 21, 2022

NASA's Orion spacecraft flies by the moon, 81 miles above the surface
The passage over the moon came five days after Orion was launched from the Kennedy Space Center.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 21, 2022

‘The Devil in Me' feels like a dead end for The Dark Pictures Anthology
For as good as Supermassive is at making choose-your-own-horror-adventure games, it continues to feel like the developer is boxed in by its chosen format.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 21, 2022

‘Warzone 2.0' review: Al Mazrah is a hit. Now, it must endure.
The new Call of Duty battle royale map rekindles the feeling of first dropping into Verdansk.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 21, 2022

NASA's Orion spacecraft reaches the moon, flying 81 miles above the surface
The passage over the moon came five days after Orion was launched from the Kennedy Space Center.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 21, 2022

The long, lonely wait to recover a hacked Facebook account
Victims said customer support does next to nothing as users lose time and money.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 21, 2022

This World Cup is wired and fueled by AI
At the 2022 World Cup, everything from stadium temperatures to the soccer balls are run on sensors and algorithms.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 20, 2022

For rivals Japan and China, the new space race is about removing junk
In a universe full of litter, Japan aims to become the first country to develop the technology and rules for space debris mitigation.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 19, 2022

Elon Musk restores Trump's Twitter account
After posting a Twitter poll, Musk reinstated Trump to the platform. It remains unclear if Trump will command the following there that he once had.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 19, 2022

In crises, officials tweet crucial info. What if Twitter dies?
The Post interviewed a dozen local, state and federal officials, who said that Twitter is one of their most effective ways of communicating with the public.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 19, 2022

Can Big Tech's layoffs help mitigate climate change?
Layoffs are ravaging Big Tech, and it's creating an unexpected boon for certain climate firms.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 19, 2022

Online mobs are now coming for student journalists
The experience of an Arizona student journalist highlights the growing threat that online harassment poses to journalists, especially those just starting out.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 19, 2022

A diminished Twitter faces a World Cup test for hate speech moderation
Advocates warn that chaos within Twitter could worsen the spread of hate speech during the tournament.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 18, 2022

Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to more than 11 years in prison
Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes faces sentencing from a federal judge Friday.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 18, 2022

Need gifts for a gamer this holiday season? We've got recommendations.
Before you buy, read our video game gift recommendations — from books to makeup to monitors.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 18, 2022

The racing drone that could kill
The Israeli-made Lanius is a tiny racing drone that can scout and kill enemies using artificial intelligence. It's a nightmare scenario for weapons critics.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 18, 2022

Musk summons engineers to Twitter HQ as millions await platform's collapse
Elon Musk issued an email call-to-arms to Twitter's remaining engineers to assemble at 2 p.m. as the site tries to adjust to the resignations of hundreds of employees in response to an ultimatum Musk issued on Wednesday.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 18, 2022

After ‘Pokémon Scarlet' and ‘Violet,' we can't give Game Freak a pass
"Scarlet" and "Violet" aren't the first Pokémon games with technical issues. But the games' historically bad graphics may have crossed a line.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 18, 2022

Hook, line and sinker: How fishing minigames became a video game mainstay
There has been virtual fishing nearly as long as there have been video games. We asked developers: Why?

Washington Post Tech
Nov 18, 2022

How to download your tweets in case Twitter shuts down permanently
As hundreds of Twitter employees reportedly choose to leave Twitter following Musk's ultimatum, here's what you need to know about the platform's future.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 18, 2022

For ‘hardcore' workers, sleeping at the office makes a comeback
Twitter's billionaire leader Elon Musk is pushing a workplace culture focused on long hours and intense workdays — a familiar trope in Silicon Valley.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 18, 2022

Elizabeth Holmes faces possible prison time as sentencing begins
Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes faces sentencing from a federal judge Friday.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 17, 2022

Hundreds said to have opted to leave Twitter over Musk ultimatum
The revision came as several Twitter employees said they were surprised by the large number of their colleagues who were opting to accept severance rather than sign a pledge to work harder.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 17, 2022

Twitter's Musk says most-valuable employees can stay remote amid signs of revolt
The revision came as several Twitter employees said they were surprised by the large number of their colleagues who were opting to accept severance rather than sign a pledge to work harder.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 17, 2022

‘Goat Simulator 3's' gleeful gags and glitches generate guffaws
The innovations in this sequel elevate it above the one-note joke of the original "Goat Simulator."

Washington Post Tech
Nov 17, 2022

In candid email, Blizzard head details suspension of game sales in China
Blizzard's president told employees the company's Chinese partner "was not aligned with our commitment to players, employees, and our operating principles."

Washington Post Tech
Nov 17, 2022

Is the new ‘Warzone 2.0' battle pass worth the money?
'Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0' and 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II' use a new grid-based battle pass system, eschewing the linear format from previous seasons.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 17, 2022

The do-gooder movement that shielded Sam Bankman-Fried from scrutiny
Effective altruism, a mix of 18th-century utilitarianism and modern ideas about happiness, helped deflect scrutiny from Bankman-Fried's dubious crypto operation.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 17, 2022

Tennessee AG probing Ticketmaster's role in chaos over Taylor Swift tickets
Jonathan Skrmetti pledged to look at whether consumer or antitrust laws were violated by Ticketmaster after fans had glitches while trying to get Taylor Swift tickets.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 17, 2022

Congress took millions from FTX. Now lawmakers face a crypto reckoning.
The stunning collapse of the world's third-largest exchange has forced lawmakers to reckon with the costs of legislative inaction.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 17, 2022

After FTX meltdown, Congress starts to ask: Did it neglect crypto?
The stunning collapse of the world's third-largest exchange has forced lawmakers to reckon with the costs of legislative inaction.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 17, 2022

Internet providers play tricks to raise your bill. Here are the worst.
A new study of 22,000 American broadband bills by Consumer Reports shows how ISPs get you to pay more — and how you can fight back.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 17, 2022

‘Pokémon Scarlet,' ‘Violet' are good games with astonishing graphical issues
The two new Pokémon games have persistent technical problems and pacing issues. Still, both games mark a big step forward from "Sword" and "Shield."

Washington Post Tech
Nov 16, 2022

‘Warzone 2.0' impressions: Good riddance, Caldera. Hello, Al Mazrah.
The new Call of Duty battle royale map rekindles the feeling of first dropping in Verdansk.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 16, 2022

‘Warzone 2.0's' new battle pass, explained
'Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0' and 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II' use a new grid-based battle pass system, eschewing the linear format from previous seasons.

Washington Post Tech
Nov 16, 2022

Musk, defending his Tesla pay, says he'll shift focus from Twitter
In court over Tesla compensation, billionaire downplays distractions despite sleeping on the floor at his new social media firm.

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