Twitter now lets any user filter out threats and abuse

Twitter is now offering some of its most critical anti-harassment tools to every user and not just those with blue checkmarks next to their name. Now, users will be able to filter notifications by only those whom they follow. This effectively removes any tweets from random strangers and those who …

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Why Madden ads are more creative than Madden games

I am sympathetic to the pressure of making Madden games. The creators of the football franchise are dually burdened by reality and expectations. Fans demand an increasingly lifelike simulation of professional football, while also wanting each entry to be garnished with uniqueness, though no one game should be so new …

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You can play Overwatch on your Mac with Parallels 12

If you own a Mac and have been waiting for Overwatch to be playable on your computer, well today is your lucky day. Kind of. Parallels 12, the latest version of the virtual machine software that lets you run Windows on your Mac, will support the very popular FPS. The …

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T-Mobile's new unlimited plan has some nasty fine print

T-Mobile and Sprint are both making a big splash today with the introduction of some too-good-to-be-true data plans. Both companies’ new plans offer unlimited talk, text, and — importantly — data, but both companies’ unlimited data come with big asterisks beside them. That’s because their data plans have some significant …

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Uber's self-driving cars will pick up their first customers this month

Uber’s self-driving taxis will get their first real-world test in Pittsburgh this month, with the semi-autonomous vehicles assigned at random to customers using the company’s app. According to a report from Bloomberg, the test fleet will consist of modified Volvo XC90 SUVs, with each car supervised by a human in the …

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