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Twitch’s “ban evasion” flag is a bigger anti-hate tactic than you might think

Livestreaming platform draws rare line in the moderation sand. Enlarge (credit: Twitch) Twitch, the livestreaming service that largely caters to gamers, has exploded in popularity since being acquired by Amazon in 2014—but t.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaDec 1st, 2021

Minecraft DDoS Attack Leaves Small European Country Without Internet

Andorra Telecom, the only ISP in the principality of Andorra, suffered repeated distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks during a multi-day Twitch gaming tournament. From a report: The DDoS attacks occurred during the scheduled SquidCraft Games t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News13 hr. 25 min. ago

Tom Holland Admits His Stunts For Uncharted Were “Far Bigger Than Anything I’ve Ever Done”

Tom Holland shared in a recent interview that some of the stunts he's done for Uncharted were far bigger than anything he's done, and the hardest. The post Tom Holland Admits His Stunts For Uncharted Were “Far Bigger Than Anything I’ve E.....»»

Category: gameSource:  psuRelated News13 hr. 56 min. ago

Extraordinary black hole found in neighboring galaxy

Astronomers have discovered a black hole unlike any other. At one hundred thousand solar masses, it is smaller than the black holes we have found at the centers of galaxies, but bigger than the black holes that are born when stars explode. This makes.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 24 min. ago

A court is banning one man from Roblox forever

Simon, better known by his YouTube handle Ruben Sim, was first banned from playing Roblox several years ago. His evasion of that ban, documented on his YouTube channel, and his public encouragement of trolling in the game, resulted in a lawsuit being.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2022

Streaming TV Shows on Twitch Attracts DMCAs and the TV Industry"s Eye of Sauron

The Washington Post reports that three of the world's most prominent live-streaming stars "received notifications of copyright infringement after broadcasting TV shows to their millions-strong fanbases on Twitch." "The days that followed produced c.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

League of Legends Twitch Channel Hits 1Bn Views

Riot Games’ Twitch channel, has hit the 1-billion-viewer mark. The channel, which primarily streams League of Legends matches, is the first of its kind to have so many views. Unlike YouTube channels, Twitch channels show the number of users watch.....»»

Category: topSource:  thenextdigitRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Hooked on "Wordle"? You"re really going to hate "Absurdle".

If you've been anywhere near Twitter recently, you've likely seen people posting screenshots of cheery little grids filled with green, yellow, and grey boxes.The phenomenon relates to a daily game called Wordle created by software engineer Josh Wardl.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Instagram will now show suspected hate speech lower in your Feed

Instagram has announced it will now show potential hate speech lower down in your feed, lulling you with a gentle string of thirst traps and puppies before hitting you with the racism. Revealed in a blog post on Thursday, Instagram says it is ta.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Google Chrome update makes searching your history less of a nightmare

Google has added a new flag to Chrome that will let you search through your history or bookmarks right from the address bar......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Download OBS Studio to record, stream, and screencasting for free

OBS Studio provides real-time capture, encoding, and broadcasting for YouTube, Twitch, Instagram and more. It is free software available for Windows, macOS and Linux......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Polish researchers invent anti-smog sound cannon

In a battle against Poland's constant smog, scientists are testing out a new "cannon" that uses soundwaves to push toxic particles higher into the atmosphere to allow residents to breathe......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

The real-life gentleman pirate behind HBO Max’s new series Our Flag Means Death

"It's swashbuckling! Let's have fun with it!" Enlarge / Rhys Darby stars as gentleman pirate Stede Bennett in the upcoming HBO Max comedy series Our Flag Means Death. (credit: YouTube/HBO Max) It's no secret that Ars staffers.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Businesses have stark differences of opinion on proposed anti-Big Tech bills

Two groups both claiming to represent small business interests in the United States have each released open letters, one urging Congress to leave big tech alone as it gives a platform to businesses that might not get one — and one supporting the bi.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsJan 19th, 2022

Grab a 17-inch laptop from HP while it’s only $500

If you want a bigger laptop, we found this gem with an extra-large display among the HP laptop deals at Best Buy! Get a 17-inch laptop for just $500 today......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 19th, 2022

Himax intros 288Hz 8K TV TCON solution

Himax Technologies has introduced an industry-leading 288Hz 8K TV timing controller (TCON) solution for ultra-high resolution gaming TVs, and is collaborating with the world's major TV panel makers for a bigger presence in this rapid-growing gaming T.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

FedEx hopes to add anti-missile lasers to its cargo jets

FedEx wants to fit an anti-missile system to some of its planes despite the rare nature of such attacks on civilian aircraft......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Intel Raptor Lake processors may have a much bigger cache

Not much is known about Intel Raptor Lake processors yet, but a new leak suggests that the CPUs may have a much bigger cache than Alder Lake......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 17th, 2022

Meta"s Oculus Unit Faces FTC-Led Probe of Competition Practices

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and multiple states are investigating Meta's virtual reality unit Oculus over potential anti-competitive practices. Bloomberg reports: The FTC and a group of states led by New York have quizzed outside developers tha.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 15th, 2022

FedEx Asks FAA To Let It Install Anti-Missile Lasers On Its Cargo Planes

With the right military equipment, a single person can target a plane from three miles away using a heat-seeking missile. While such a nightmare is a rare occurrence, FedEx has applied to the FAA seeking approval to install a laser-based, anti-missil.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 15th, 2022

Last Of Us Voice Actor Pisses Everyone Off With NFT Push

Troy Baker, best known as the voice behind The Last Of Us Parts 2's Joel Miller, made trouble for himself overnight when he announced his support for a new NFT venture around monetizing artists' voice work. From a report: "You can hate. Or you can cr.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022