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‘Shocking’ study says unfair games feel fair if you’re winning

BGR - 6 hours 18 min ago

As someone who reads over various types of scientific research and studies on a daily basis, I feel like I have a pretty good idea of when a study has something interesting to say. When it doesn't, I won't bother writing about it, but a recent paper published in Science Advances offers conclusions so obvious I feel like it's my duty to point out how funny it is.

The study looked at the attitudes of players participating in an unfair card game. The game, which was obviously and transparently rigged to give a previous winner a huge advantage, was seen as mostly fair by the winners and mostly unfair by the losers.

Yeah, that's pretty much it.

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‘Shocking’ study says unfair games feel fair if you’re winning originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 19 Jul 2019 at 23:33:03 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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New iPhone hacking tool can reportedly access a user’s iCloud data

BGR - 7 hours 16 min ago

An Israeli security company with a track record of developing some of the most advanced and sophisticated mobile hacking tools we've ever seen has upped the ante considerably. According to a report from the Financial Times, the NSO Group is selling an updated version of its famed Pegasus tool that can not only access information stored on a target's iPhone or Android device, but even access a user's information stored in the cloud.

As a quick primer, Pegasus was designed to surreptitiously monitor all facets of a user's device, including text messages, emails, location data, browsing history, phone calls, photos, and more. Additionally, Pegasus is so advanced that it can be installed on a targeted device when a user unwittingly clicks on a SMS link. Suffice it to say, Pegasus is an expensive tool which costs millions of dollars and, as a result, is primarily marketed towards foreign governments and intelligence agencies.

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New iPhone hacking tool can reportedly access a user’s iCloud data originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 19 Jul 2019 at 22:34:59 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Game of Thrones San Diego Comic-Con panel 2019: What we learned - CNET

cnet - 7 hours 48 min ago
Masie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and more bring answers to big questions about the show.
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The Witcher doesn't 'need to be the answer' to Game of Thrones, showrunner says - CNET

cnet - 7 hours 55 min ago
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich says the show can "stand on its own two legs."
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‘Fortnite’ is branching out into original video programming

BGR - 8 hours 15 min ago

In a letter to shareholders earlier this year, Netflix acknowledged what might have seemed at the time like a surprising fact: "We compete with (and lose to) Fortnite more than HBO," the streaming video giant admitted.

So much of the commentary around Netflix tends to pit it against the obvious rivals -- HBO, other streamers, TV in general, and so on. But not only does a game like Fortnite eat away at a growing share of users' time that might otherwise be spent on something like bingeing Netflix content. It seems that the massively successful battle royale video game is about to encroach for the first time directly onto Netflix's turf.

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‘Fortnite’ is branching out into original video programming originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 19 Jul 2019 at 21:35:32 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Game of Thrones panel addresses fan backlash at San Diego Comic-Con - CNET

cnet - 8 hours 17 min ago
The cast of Game of Thrones talk about how fans reacted to the final season.
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Skip Area 51: Raid this animal shelter for tin-foil hat wearing dogs - CNET

cnet - 8 hours 33 min ago
Oklahoma shelter had an out-of-this-world idea to help find new Earth homes for orphan pets.
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SpaceX Falcon 9 will blast off for the ISS in July - CNET

cnet - 8 hours 38 min ago
The static fire test completed Friday.
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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite fan festival tickets are going now - CNET

cnet - 8 hours 42 min ago
You can't guarantee tickets, but you can enter the draw to buy one.
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Netflix's Dark Crystal prequel goes in-depth with Mark Hamill at Comic-Con - CNET

cnet - 8 hours 56 min ago
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance panel brings plot details and Hamill doing a creepy voice.
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A massive $70 million Netflix deal may finally lure Eddie Murphy back to stand-up comedy

BGR - 9 hours 14 min ago

For years, veteran comics like Neal Brennan and Chris Rock have lamented the fact that Eddie Murphy has been on a prolonged hiatus from the stand-up game. Though Murphy never addressed his absence from stand-up directly, there have long been rumblings that he was hesitant to return to the stage out of a fear that the expectations surrounding his return would be far too great to live up to.

Tens of millions of dollars, however, can do a lot to change a man's mind apparently. According to a new report from TMZ, Netflix is close to securing a wildly expensive stand-up deal with Murphy that will see the famed actor earn as much as $70 million for what may be a string of stand-up specials.

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A massive $70 million Netflix deal may finally lure Eddie Murphy back to stand-up comedy originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 19 Jul 2019 at 20:36:14 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Equifax will pay $700 million for data breach, report says - CNET

cnet - 9 hours 49 min ago
The settlement could be announced as soon as Monday.
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Wildfires are raging in the Arctic after an unprecedented heatwave

BGR - 10 hours 13 min ago

The Arctic is a chilly place, or at least it's supposed to be, but a recent combination of record-breaking heat and intense wildfires have turned areas of Greenland, Siberia, and Alaska into smoke-covered infernos. Scientists have been keeping a close eye on how things are developing, and as Earther reports, we've got some really stunning satellite images of the blazes from above.

The size and number of wildfires is a bit frightening on its own, but their potential environmental impact is even scarier. The flames are belching huge volumes of pollutants, and high winds can carry debris aloft for considerable distances, affecting air quality on a global scale.

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Wildfires are raging in the Arctic after an unprecedented heatwave originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 19 Jul 2019 at 19:37:21 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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I cosplayed for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con - CNET

cnet - 10 hours 16 min ago
Armed with a blond wig and a red dress, I hit SDCC as Sabrina Spellman from Netflix's The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
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Google reportedly fined over children's privacy on YouTube - CNET

cnet - 10 hours 40 min ago
The FTC settlement is expected to cost Google millions, a report says.
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The Walking Dead movie with Rick Grimes will be shown in actual theaters - CNET

cnet - 10 hours 42 min ago
Get ready to see Rick Grimes and zombies on the big screen. Plus more details on AMC's The Walking Dead season 10 revealed at SDCC.
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Heatwave 2019: It's hot and Twitter is losing its cool - CNET

cnet - 10 hours 42 min ago
It's just hot, ok.
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The Witcher trailer reveals Netflix fantasy adventure at Comic-Con - CNET

cnet - 11 hours 7 min ago
We finally get to see the first footage of Henry Cavill's Geralt of Rivia in the TV adaptation.
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Don’t pay $250 for a Nest when this Alexa enabled smart thermostat only costs $50

BGR - 11 hours 12 min ago

Smart thermostats from Nest and ecobee are awesome, but they’re also very expensive. On top of that, most people don’t even use all of the enhanced features, so they end up paying top dollar for a smart thermostat without using any of its smarts. Instead of spending $250, give the Insteon 2441TH Smart Wall Thermostat a shot. It’s on sale for $53 and change on Amazon after you clip the on-site coupon, and it can work with Alexa as well as Google Assistant!

Insteon 2441TH Smart Wall Thermostat, Not Heat Pump Compatible - Works with Alexa & Google Assi…: $53.19

Here are the bullet points from the product page:

  • Works with Amazon Alexa for voice control (hub required, Alexa device and Insteon hub sold separately)
  • Save money on energy bills by remotely controlling and programming your thermostat
  • Program settings for 7 days, including daily, weekdays, weekends and individual days

Insteon 2441TH Smart Wall Thermostat, Not Heat Pump Compatible - Works with Alexa & Google Assi…: $53.19

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Don’t pay $250 for a Nest when this Alexa enabled smart thermostat only costs $50 originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 19 Jul 2019 at 18:38:49 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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American Airlines and Qantas gain approval to form joint venture - CNET

cnet - 11 hours 15 min ago
The two airlines will coordinate flight pricing, sales and frequent flyer programs.
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