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Nintendo nabs two-thirds of monthly game hardware sales thanks to Switch

Nintendo has managed to lead the industry in video game hardware sales – by a wide margin – for September, which is a very promising sign going into the holiday shopping season. The Nintendo Switch helped this immensely, leading the industry as the top-selling console for the third straight month, and the fifth month overall since its introduction seven months ago. Switch’s U.S. sales have now topped 2 million units, which is great consider...
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Visual Studio Code 1.17.2

Visual Studio Code is a lightweight, yet powerful source code editor that runs from your desktop.* It comes with built-in support for JavaScript, TypeScript and Node.js and has a varied array of extensions available for other languages, including C++, C#, Python, and PHP. It is based around Github’s Electron, which is a cross-platform version of the Atom code-editing component, based on JavaScript and HTML5. This editor is a ...
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Here are the big winners from Stitch Fix's IPO

Three venture capital firms are poised to take home a huge payday off of Stitch Fix’s decision to go public , the company’s IPO filing shows. The online retailer disclosed on Thursday that only a few investors held concentrated ownership positions in the company. That’s in part because Stitch Fix, despite seeking a valuation at $2 billion, has raised just under than $50 million in equity since it was founded six years ago. Baseline Ventures...
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New Whistleblowers Highlight How Russia's Information War On U.S. Was Larger Than Initially Reported

A few years ago, Russian whistleblowers like Lyudmila Savchuk began to reveal that Vladimir Putin had built a massive new internet propaganda machine. At the heart of this machine sat the "Internet Research Agency," a Russian government front company tasked with operating warehouses filled with employees paid 40,000 to 50,000 rubles ($800 to $1,000) a month to create proxied, viable fake personas -- specifically tasked with pumping the inte...
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Chronic gastrointestinal problems? Your dirty mouth may be partly to blame

reader comments 3 Chronic intestinal disturbances may in part be handed down from above, according to a study published Thursday in Science. Intestinal pathogens can lurk in the mouth and—at just the right moments— interlope in the gut to help trigger severe, recurring bouts of inflammation , researchers found. The study, based on human and mouse data, suggests that microbes lying low around our choppers may play a role in persistent gastro...
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Google adds ‘try now’ button on Play Store listings to highlight Android Instant Apps

Google is adding a new “try now” button to Android apps in the Play Store that support the company’s Android Instant Apps feature. Instant Apps, first announced last year and opened to all developers back in May, let users immediately try out an app without having to download it. This is generally achieved by relying on deep linking between different areas of the app, similar to how one would navigate to specific parts of a website. The goa...
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MS14-085 - Important: Vulnerability in Microsoft Graphics Component Could Allow Information Disclosure (3013126) - Version: 1.1

Severity Rating: Important Revision Note: V1.1 (October 19, 2017): Corrected a typo in the CVE description. Summary: This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow information disclosure if a user browses to a website containing specially crafted JPEG content. An attacker could use this information disclosure vulnerability to gain information about the system that could t...
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RedHat: RHSA-2017-2972:01 Moderate: httpd security update

LinuxSecurity.com: An update for httpd is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from Original link
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LTE Series 3 Apple Watch cut off from networks in China, government concerns likely to blame

  By Mike Wuerthele Thursday, October 19, 2017, 06:05 am PT (09:05 am ET) Purchasers of the Series 3 Apple Watch with LTE in China at present have no wireless network connectivity options, with the lone carrier possibly forced by the government to cease service. A report on Thursday from the Wall Street Journal notes that LTE connectivity was cut off on Sept. 28 after a brief availability from just China Unicom. While not yet confirmed, un-...
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Conquer Westeros On Your Phone With Game of Thrones: Conquest

Game of Thrones is a huge property, so it’s no surprise that it has received a number of video games over the years. The latest game based on HBO’s hit series is a mobile MMO strategy title called Game of Thrones: Conquest. This mobile game lets players take over the continent of Westeros piece by piece. Along the way, they’ll have to form alliances and even betray allies just like characters on the show. I got to play a little bit of the g...
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