Ape Out turns raging monkeys into improvisational jazz

In 2014, when game designer Gabe Cuzzillo was still a student in New York, he was going through something of a rough patch. “I was in film school at the time, and I was feeling pretty bad about where my life was going,” he says. That’s when he discovered the …

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The best VPN to use to protect your privacy

It’s best practice to use a virtual private network (VPN) to hide your internet activity from snoops. A VPN establishes an encrypted connection between your device of choice and a private server, which can be ideal if you value security. But VPNs are also a dime a dozen in app …

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What is Facebook? Just ask Mark Zuckerberg

What is Facebook? Mark Zuckerberg has been asked that question over and over since 2006, and the answer keeps changing. Along the way, Facebook has grown from a site where people in colleges would accept each other as friends to one of the biggest and most influential companies in the …

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Windows 10 closes in on Microsoft’s 1 billion device goal

Windows 10 is now running on 800 million devices worldwide, Microsoft has announced. The figure includes not only traditional laptop and desktop PCs, but also hybrids like the Surface Pro, consoles like the Xbox One X, and any phones that are still running the end-of-life Windows 10 Mobile, which will …

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Zuckerberg's Privacy Manifesto is Actually About Messaging

You would be forgiven if you read Mark Zuckerberg’s Wednesday post about Facebook moving to “A Privacy-Minded Vision for Social Networking” and thought it was either a deathbed conversion, a cynical ploy to avoid regulation and reassure users, or even just an absurd musing that the company has no intention …

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How to Keep Parents From Fleeing STEM Careers

It is no secret that working parents in the United States face hardship. Paid family leave is still rare, the cost of childcare is soaring, school hours don’t line up with the workday, and dual-income households are more required than ever as wages stagnate and the cost of living surges. …

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Facebook Will Crack Down on Anti-Vaccine Content

As Clark County, Washington, combats an ongoing measles outbreak, Facebook announced Thursday that it’s diminishing the reach of anti-vaccine information on its platform. It will no longer allow it to be promoted through ads or recommendations, and will make it less prominent in search results. The social network will not …

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