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Troy Schindler 2021-04-09
Globally, sex workers are subject to high levels of discrimination. In many cases, prejudice against the profession can be traced back to criminalization. But even in the Netherlands, where sex work is legalized, sex workers aren't given the same legal protections afforded to other professions. Workers are under the constant threat of targeted legislation, and...
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US Navy aircraft carriers, and the array of aircraft they bring with them, have become essential to US power projection.
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Tesla’s backup plan should the Cybertruck flop is something a lot more straightforward, CEO Elon Musk has confirmed, again insisting that gut reaction rather than any sort of traditional market research shaped the still-divisive pickup. Unveiled in November 2019 – though not expected to go on sale until late 2021 at the earliest – the Cybertruck certainly isn’t styled to … Continue reading
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Microsoft’s Pro IntelliMouse ($60) is a spin-off of the company’s Classic IntelliMouse, and targets this demanding demographic.

It retains the elegant, swooped shape of the Classic IntelliMouse, and adds only a subtle fade effect (black to silver or white, your choice) to spice things up.

This problem plagued me when testing several high-end gaming mice, like the otherwise stellar Razer Mamba Hyperflux.

After a month with the Pro IntelliMouse, however, I’m pain-free.

Good alternatives with seven to nine buttons, like the Corsair M65 and Razer DeathAdder Elite, can be snagged for the same price.

To make matters worse, only three of the Pro IntelliMouse buttons are programmable.

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Troy Schindler 2021-03-08
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Atari is launching its very own cryptocurrency casino.
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Troy Schindler 2020-09-23
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But more people would keep Fido around than would hang on to their significant other.
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Could that even be enforced very well?
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Troy Schindler 2019-07-11

Microsoft is planning to make Windows 10 PCs work without passwords.

While the company has been working on removing passwords from Windows 10 and its Microsoft Accounts for a number of months now, the next major update to Windows 10 next year will go one step further.

You’ll soon be able to enable a passwordless sign-in for Microsoft accounts on a Windows 10 device.

This means PCs will use Windows Hello face authentication, fingerprints, or a PIN code.

The password option will simply disappear from the login screen, if you decide to opt-in to this new “make your device passwordless” feature.

So why does Microsoft want people to stop using passwords to log into Windows 10 PCs?

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Troy Schindler 2021-02-28
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These are the best indie games in development for a 2021 release.
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Troy Schindler 2020-08-21
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The best tech podcast you've never heard, pumped straight into your ears.
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Troy Schindler 2019-08-23
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A 39-year-old man in the US state of Oklahoma who installed home security systems for a local company was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for hiding cameras in homes and secretly recording girls who lived there.

The man, Ryan Alden, pleaded guilty to 28 felonies in June, which included creating and possessing child pornography, the Associated Press reported.

According to prosecutors, Alden had hidden cameras in bedrooms, bathrooms, and closets of four of the homes he in which he worked in Oklahoma.

Two families reportedly found cameras in the air vents of their children’s rooms.

Alden had “tens of thousands of files” in his possession, according to police, who said that in order to deploy his hidden cameras, he would lie to trusting homeowners with a made-up reason for having to go back into their homes.

Nichols Hills Police Chief Steven Cox told News9 that one of the homeowners had called a heat and air company to come and take a look at a climate control issue in their home.

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Troy Schindler 2019-07-04
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A group of young Americans visit a remote Swedish village and find themselves at the mercy of a strange pagan cult in Midsommar, the second feature film by Director Ari Aster.

There are certainly fairy tale elements, but the film also owes a great deal of its aesthetic to 1970s pagan horror—especially the 1973 film The Wicker Man—and your standard slasher film tropes.

Aster is a longtime fan of the horror genre and kicked off his career with a controversial short film called The Strange Thing About the Johnsons, in which a son develops a taboo incestuous relationship with this father.

Hereditary, his first feature, also rooted its horror in dysfunctional family drama, with themes of trauma and grief—right before turning into a bone-chilling nightmare.

It was lauded by critics as the scariest movie of the year and likened to such horror classics as The Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby.

How you felt about Hereditary might be a good indicator of your assessment of Midsommar, which shares some of the same themes and Aster's idiosyncratic style, while never quite scaling the same cinematic heights, or plumbing the same psychological depths.

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TLDR: These four training packages can help even first-timers learn how to use Adobe’s ultra-powerful Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator and Premiere Pro apps. If you’re under 40, there’s likely no point in your life when you weren’t aware of Adobe and their creative software apps. From the creation of the PDF to their breakout Photoshop image editing software to the now all-encompassing Adobe Creative Cloud suite of digital creation apps, their products are as paramount today as they were 20 and 30 years ago. While innovative apps like Photoshop and digital art app Illustrator and video editing mainstay Premiere can help…

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Tim Cook Mark Zuckerberg

  • Facebook is launching its Facebook Gaming app on iOS, four months after it launched on Android.
  • Although the app is primarily for streaming games, it has a small component which allows users to play casual games like "Words with Friends." Facebook has had to remove this feature to comply with Apple's App Store rules.
  • Facebook said Apple rejected its app six times since April, and ignored an official appeal.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Facebook has just launched its Facebook Gaming app on iOS after months of wrangling with Apple, with just one small catch — the app won't contain any games.

"Unfortunately, we had to remove gameplay functionality entirely in order to get Apple's approval on the standalone Facebook Gaming app – meaning iOS users have an inferior experience to those using Android," COO Sheryl Sandberg said in a statement.

Facebook Gaming has already been available to Android users since April. The app is primarily for livestreaming video games, and was touted as a rival to streaming service Twitch. A smaller part of the app allows users to play casual games like "Words with Friends" and "Uno."

Instant games proved to be a huge problem getting the app approved for Apple's App Store, which has strict rules prohibiting apps from distributing games from their own storefronts.

The New York Times reported in June that Facebook had been through a painful process trying and failing to get Apple to let Facebook Gaming on the App Store since February.

"We're staying focused on building communities for the more than 380 million people who play games on Facebook every month – whether Apple allows it in a standalone app or not," Sandberg added.

A Facebook spokesman told Business Insider the app has been rejected from the App Store roughly six times since April, and that the company tried to appeal the decision on the basis that Facebook Gaming's primary purpose is streaming rather than game distribution.

Facebook never received a response from Apple about its appeal, per the spokesman.

Facebook's VP of Facebook Gaming Vivek Sharma took aim at Apple's rules over distributing games more broadly.

"Even on the main Facebook app and Messenger, we've been forced to bury instant games for years on iOS," he said.

"This is shared pain across the games industry, which ultimately hurts players and devs and severely hamstrings innovation on mobile for other types of formats, like cloud gaming. And while it's disheartening to deliver only part of the Facebook Gaming app experience on iOS, our gaming creators have asked for it for awhile. We thank them for waiting this long," Sharma added. 

Apple was not immediately available for comment when contacted by Business Insider.

Join the conversation about this story »

NOW WATCH: Why thoroughbred horse semen is the world's most expensive liquid

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It used PATERNO without acknowledging that the football coach has been criticized for his response to Penn State's child-abuse scandal, and answers mentioned only four women, two fictional and two dead.

More than 500,000 customers pay up to $40 a year for stand-alone crossword subscriptions, and millions solve the crossword each month on the Times website.

Seeing that dance of squares and science proved to be the moment of conception for a new generation of constructors.

Shortz had arrived at the Times just as web browsers were bringing people online in great numbers.

While the clue itself was innocuous—“Pitch to the head, informally”—many wondered how Shortz had green-lit a word known as a racist slur.

Shortz issued an apology the same day, claiming neither he nor his assistant had ever heard the word used in such a way.

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Troy Schindler 2019-06-24
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Do you remember which eye Nick Fury, as played by Samuel L. Jackson, covers with a patch in the movies?

Wait, or is it his right?

No, left, we're pretty sure.)

Late on Sunday, Jackson shared on Instagram an image posted to Reddit that shows two photos of Fury with different eyes covered.

The images are promoting the new Spider-Man: Far From Home movie, and it looks like a graphic designer decided to flip one of the images.

In true Jackson form, he captioned the photo with some characteristic swearing, writing, "Uhhhhhhh, What In The Actual FUCK IS GOING ON HERE???!!!"

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Troy Schindler 2021-04-09
Globally, sex workers are subject to high levels of discrimination. In many cases, prejudice against the profession can be traced back to criminalization. But even in the Netherlands, where sex work is legalized, sex workers aren't given the same legal protections afforded to other professions. Workers are under the constant threat of targeted legislation, and...
Troy Schindler 2021-02-28
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These are the best indie games in development for a 2021 release.
Troy Schindler 2021-01-27
img
US Navy aircraft carriers, and the array of aircraft they bring with them, have become essential to US power projection.
Troy Schindler 2020-08-21
img
The best tech podcast you've never heard, pumped straight into your ears.
Troy Schindler 2020-08-03
img
Tesla’s backup plan should the Cybertruck flop is something a lot more straightforward, CEO Elon Musk has confirmed, again insisting that gut reaction rather than any sort of traditional market research shaped the still-divisive pickup. Unveiled in November 2019 – though not expected to go on sale until late 2021 at the earliest – the Cybertruck certainly isn’t styled to … Continue reading
Troy Schindler 2019-08-23
img

A 39-year-old man in the US state of Oklahoma who installed home security systems for a local company was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for hiding cameras in homes and secretly recording girls who lived there.

The man, Ryan Alden, pleaded guilty to 28 felonies in June, which included creating and possessing child pornography, the Associated Press reported.

According to prosecutors, Alden had hidden cameras in bedrooms, bathrooms, and closets of four of the homes he in which he worked in Oklahoma.

Two families reportedly found cameras in the air vents of their children’s rooms.

Alden had “tens of thousands of files” in his possession, according to police, who said that in order to deploy his hidden cameras, he would lie to trusting homeowners with a made-up reason for having to go back into their homes.

Nichols Hills Police Chief Steven Cox told News9 that one of the homeowners had called a heat and air company to come and take a look at a climate control issue in their home.

Troy Schindler 2019-07-25
img

Microsoft’s Pro IntelliMouse ($60) is a spin-off of the company’s Classic IntelliMouse, and targets this demanding demographic.

It retains the elegant, swooped shape of the Classic IntelliMouse, and adds only a subtle fade effect (black to silver or white, your choice) to spice things up.

This problem plagued me when testing several high-end gaming mice, like the otherwise stellar Razer Mamba Hyperflux.

After a month with the Pro IntelliMouse, however, I’m pain-free.

Good alternatives with seven to nine buttons, like the Corsair M65 and Razer DeathAdder Elite, can be snagged for the same price.

To make matters worse, only three of the Pro IntelliMouse buttons are programmable.

Troy Schindler 2019-07-04
img

A group of young Americans visit a remote Swedish village and find themselves at the mercy of a strange pagan cult in Midsommar, the second feature film by Director Ari Aster.

There are certainly fairy tale elements, but the film also owes a great deal of its aesthetic to 1970s pagan horror—especially the 1973 film The Wicker Man—and your standard slasher film tropes.

Aster is a longtime fan of the horror genre and kicked off his career with a controversial short film called The Strange Thing About the Johnsons, in which a son develops a taboo incestuous relationship with this father.

Hereditary, his first feature, also rooted its horror in dysfunctional family drama, with themes of trauma and grief—right before turning into a bone-chilling nightmare.

It was lauded by critics as the scariest movie of the year and likened to such horror classics as The Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby.

How you felt about Hereditary might be a good indicator of your assessment of Midsommar, which shares some of the same themes and Aster's idiosyncratic style, while never quite scaling the same cinematic heights, or plumbing the same psychological depths.

Troy Schindler 2021-03-08
img
Atari is launching its very own cryptocurrency casino.
Troy Schindler 2021-02-19
img

TLDR: These four training packages can help even first-timers learn how to use Adobe’s ultra-powerful Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator and Premiere Pro apps. If you’re under 40, there’s likely no point in your life when you weren’t aware of Adobe and their creative software apps. From the creation of the PDF to their breakout Photoshop image editing software to the now all-encompassing Adobe Creative Cloud suite of digital creation apps, their products are as paramount today as they were 20 and 30 years ago. While innovative apps like Photoshop and digital art app Illustrator and video editing mainstay Premiere can help…

This story continues at The Next Web
Troy Schindler 2020-09-23
img
But more people would keep Fido around than would hang on to their significant other.
Troy Schindler 2020-08-07
img

Tim Cook Mark Zuckerberg

  • Facebook is launching its Facebook Gaming app on iOS, four months after it launched on Android.
  • Although the app is primarily for streaming games, it has a small component which allows users to play casual games like "Words with Friends." Facebook has had to remove this feature to comply with Apple's App Store rules.
  • Facebook said Apple rejected its app six times since April, and ignored an official appeal.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Facebook has just launched its Facebook Gaming app on iOS after months of wrangling with Apple, with just one small catch — the app won't contain any games.

"Unfortunately, we had to remove gameplay functionality entirely in order to get Apple's approval on the standalone Facebook Gaming app – meaning iOS users have an inferior experience to those using Android," COO Sheryl Sandberg said in a statement.

Facebook Gaming has already been available to Android users since April. The app is primarily for livestreaming video games, and was touted as a rival to streaming service Twitch. A smaller part of the app allows users to play casual games like "Words with Friends" and "Uno."

Instant games proved to be a huge problem getting the app approved for Apple's App Store, which has strict rules prohibiting apps from distributing games from their own storefronts.

The New York Times reported in June that Facebook had been through a painful process trying and failing to get Apple to let Facebook Gaming on the App Store since February.

"We're staying focused on building communities for the more than 380 million people who play games on Facebook every month – whether Apple allows it in a standalone app or not," Sandberg added.

A Facebook spokesman told Business Insider the app has been rejected from the App Store roughly six times since April, and that the company tried to appeal the decision on the basis that Facebook Gaming's primary purpose is streaming rather than game distribution.

Facebook never received a response from Apple about its appeal, per the spokesman.

Facebook's VP of Facebook Gaming Vivek Sharma took aim at Apple's rules over distributing games more broadly.

"Even on the main Facebook app and Messenger, we've been forced to bury instant games for years on iOS," he said.

"This is shared pain across the games industry, which ultimately hurts players and devs and severely hamstrings innovation on mobile for other types of formats, like cloud gaming. And while it's disheartening to deliver only part of the Facebook Gaming app experience on iOS, our gaming creators have asked for it for awhile. We thank them for waiting this long," Sharma added. 

Apple was not immediately available for comment when contacted by Business Insider.

Join the conversation about this story »

NOW WATCH: Why thoroughbred horse semen is the world's most expensive liquid

Troy Schindler 2020-07-15
img
Could that even be enforced very well?
Troy Schindler 2019-08-19
img

It used PATERNO without acknowledging that the football coach has been criticized for his response to Penn State's child-abuse scandal, and answers mentioned only four women, two fictional and two dead.

More than 500,000 customers pay up to $40 a year for stand-alone crossword subscriptions, and millions solve the crossword each month on the Times website.

Seeing that dance of squares and science proved to be the moment of conception for a new generation of constructors.

Shortz had arrived at the Times just as web browsers were bringing people online in great numbers.

While the clue itself was innocuous—“Pitch to the head, informally”—many wondered how Shortz had green-lit a word known as a racist slur.

Shortz issued an apology the same day, claiming neither he nor his assistant had ever heard the word used in such a way.

Troy Schindler 2019-07-11

Microsoft is planning to make Windows 10 PCs work without passwords.

While the company has been working on removing passwords from Windows 10 and its Microsoft Accounts for a number of months now, the next major update to Windows 10 next year will go one step further.

You’ll soon be able to enable a passwordless sign-in for Microsoft accounts on a Windows 10 device.

This means PCs will use Windows Hello face authentication, fingerprints, or a PIN code.

The password option will simply disappear from the login screen, if you decide to opt-in to this new “make your device passwordless” feature.

So why does Microsoft want people to stop using passwords to log into Windows 10 PCs?

Troy Schindler 2019-06-24
img

Do you remember which eye Nick Fury, as played by Samuel L. Jackson, covers with a patch in the movies?

Wait, or is it his right?

No, left, we're pretty sure.)

Late on Sunday, Jackson shared on Instagram an image posted to Reddit that shows two photos of Fury with different eyes covered.

The images are promoting the new Spider-Man: Far From Home movie, and it looks like a graphic designer decided to flip one of the images.

In true Jackson form, he captioned the photo with some characteristic swearing, writing, "Uhhhhhhh, What In The Actual FUCK IS GOING ON HERE???!!!"