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Blizzard’s Jeremy Feasel on how ‘Battle for Azeroth’ puts war back in ‘Warcraft’

World of Warcraft has existed for 13 years, and the franchise’s story has moved past the rivalry between orcs and humans that drove the original real-time strategy game. In World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth , the MMO’s latest expansion, Blizzard will return to that conflict with a deeper, more focused story that revolves around Azeroth’s never-ending war, and the characters driving it. We spoke with Blizzard senior game designer Jeremy ...
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Tor Project reveals new layers to anonymizing web address service

Why it matters to you Tor continues to develop alongside worldwide attempts to de-anonymize communication, continuing the game of cat-and-mouse for a new generation of software. The Tor Project is well aware of the ongoing attempts by various governments and actors to weaken its anonymizing elements, so for the past four years, it’s been working on a new layer to its onion service. The new iteration of the decade-old technology makes it so ...
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Watch the trailer for the new ‘Grand Tour’ car show, coming on December 8

Why it matters to you Fans of the car show can look forward to more shenanigans from Clarkson and co. from next month. “Holy mother of god.” Those are the words uttered by Jeremy Clarkson at the very start of the trailer for the second season of The Grand Tour car show. Clarkson is behind the wheel of a Jag, staring down at a snow-covered and very steep ski run. One that he’s about to drive down. No wonder he said “holy mother of god.” The ...
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Want to build a humanoid robot? All you need is a 3D printer and 300 free hours

Why it matters to you Building this humanoid robot may take a while, but it'll give you one heck of a STEM education in the process. Ever wanted to own your very own 4-foot humanoid robot? If so — and if you have access to a 3D printer , a whole lot of free time, and a couple thousand dollars to cover materials — then robotics startup Choitek has the do-it-yourself “maker” project for you. Newly launched on the website Instructables , the A...
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After a seven-year wait, PCI Express 4.0 will turbocharge your next PC

Why it matters to you Improved PCIE bandwidth offers the most immediate benefits to hefty, multi-GPU systems, but should trickle down to aide other components over time. A new iteration of the humble PCI Express (PCIe) port could open up the floodgates for even more powerful graphics cards in the future, by increasing the available bandwidth by 100 percent. The new PCI Express 4.0 standard allows for the transfer of up to 64GBps in a duplex...
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Getting the ghouls together? Checkout our epic Halloween Spotify playlist

For a lot of us, Halloween means candy, booze, and a surfeit of scary stuff. Whether you’re hitting the town or hosting your very own haunted Halloween bash, you’ll certainly need a few key tunes to set the tone for the festivities. There are all kinds of appropriate Halloween songs, so you don’t have to listen to several hours of Monster Mash if that’s not your thing. From classic rock cuts to wild electronic affairs, the pumpkin-cuttin’ s...
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Guardzilla 360 keeps you safe with a camera that rotates in any direction

Why it matters to you The camera captures panoramic video, detects any unusual activity outside your home, and notifies your emergency contact of intruders. What’s that noise in the backyard? Is it a baboon, a bat, or a burglar? It’s probably not a baboon, but wouldn’t you like to check it out regardless? There are many smart security devices  on the market, but not many cameras that promise you live, 360-degree high definition viewing. Hom...
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Fall TV Buying Guide

Now is a great time to buy a TV. Prices are falling like autumn leaves, plus fall TV shows premier, and the height of sports season promises you'll be glued to the "tube" for hours on end in the coming months. The challenge? TV tech has changed a lot recently. Whether you find yourself confused about new technologies, or need help shopping for a TV, this guide has you covered. Learn about 4K and HDR, how to wall mount a TV, and the best pic...
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More Life! Celebrate Drake’s birthday with these 9 essential products

On this day 31 years ago, Aubrey Graham, better known as Drake , was born in Toronto. In honor of his birthday, we’ve gathered up our favorite Drake-related products for the die-hard fans inspired to celebrate the 6 God ‘s special day. Life-size Drake cutout No Drake? No problem. Take this Drake on all of your adventures — it’s like having the real thing. He’ll be there to give you this pouty look whenever you need it the most. Get your Dra...
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Swing and a miss: Why Virtual Reality Is Striking Out With Sports Fans

People of the world, we have been deceived. The sky isn’t filled with flying cars, we can’t plug into the Matrix (unless I’m already in it), and despite lofty promises, VR has done next to nothing to make watching sports any better. In the last few years, nearly every major sporting league dabbled in virtual reality, promising fans a better sports viewing experience than they get from “ordinary” TV. Watch boxers Canelo Alvarez and Gennady G...
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