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John Carmack stepping down as CTO of Oculus to work on AI

The chief technology officer of Oculus, Facebook’s VR subsidiary, is stepping down this week, he posted on Facebook today. John Carmack, who was the lead programmer on Doom and who put the Oculus Rift on the map in 2012, says he plans to focus his time instead on artificial intelligence. …

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No, e-bikes aren’t cheating

A common complaint you hear about electric bikes is that they basically amount to cheating. Cycling, especially mountain biking, is supposed to be about exercise and promoting healthy living, but how healthy can you be when the bike’s motor and battery are doing most of the work for you? A …

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Disney+ warns viewers about past racism, but not as well as Warner Bros.

Some of Disney’s older movies streaming on Disney+ will include disclaimers about the cultural context of certain scenes that are considered outright racist and prejudiced today. The disclaimer on certain titles is found within the description box, and reads, “This program is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated …

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Rockstar apologizes for buggy Red Dead Redemption 2 launch on PC

Rockstar Games is “sincerely apologizing” to players over a series of technical problems that have plagued Red Dead Redemption 2 since its launch on PC last week. The studio tweeted out a four-part apology, explaining some of the problems that PC players may be encountering with their game. The studio …

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