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Play Detroit: Become Human’s tense opening mission in its demo

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A scene from one possible ending of “The Hostage”: a police sniper takes out the deviant android Daniel.

Demo hits PS4 tomorrow

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OH SNAP
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Motorola announces the Moto G6 and E5 with tall screens and big batteries

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Motorola is introducing its newest range of Moto G and Moto E smartphones today, which will sell in the $100 to $300 range. While these aren’t high-end phones, they’re all important ones for Motorola: the Moto G remains Motorola’s best seller, and the company says it’s the top seller worldwide in its price class; the Moto E, which sells for slightly less, apparently isn’t far behind it.

In the Moto G line, Motorola is introducing the Moto G6 and G6 Play. (There will also be a G6 Plus, but it isn’t launching in the US, so we didn’t get a chance to see it.) The G6 and the G6 Play are similar looking phones, with curved edges on the back and 18:9 displays with thin bezels on the front. They feel nice, though the standard G6 gets closest to...

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2018 Moto G and E! The phone you buy when you break your main phone beyond repair.
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This is why your six-digit iPhone passcode isn’t secure

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iPhone Security

Apple has steadily made the iPhone more secure over the past few years, but the device certainly isn't, nor has it ever been, impenetrable. As Apple has beefed up iOS security over time, hackers and security researchers, in turn, have upped their game as well. The end result is a seemingly a never-ending cat-and-mouse game wherein Apple tries to shore up security holes faster than researchers can exploit them.

As it stands now, it appears that Apple has a lot of catching up to do. Earlier this year, for example, Cellebrite revealed that it can now access any locked iPhone running any iteration of iOS going back to iOS 5. More recently, word of a new iPhone hacking machine dubbed GrayKey began making waves online. Per reports, GrayKey is a relatively simple tool that can hack into most iPhones. Not surprisingly, the tool -- which has a base price of $15,000 -- has proven to be exceedingly popular among law enforcement agencies.

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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Confession

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Click here to go see the bonus panel!

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Ironically, he gets to live forever while she slowly withers away. So, it's a happy ending.,

New comic!
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Just four days until SHOWTIME. Get yer tickets here.

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Ferret
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Laughed out loud.
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ameel
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<3
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francisga
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"I hope we can remain friends"
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Westworld producers are set to adapt a William Gibson novel for Amazon

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Enlarge (credit: Fred Armitage at Flicker via Creative Commons)

Amazon will adapt William Gibson's novel The Peripheral, Variety reports. The show will be produced by a duo also responsible for Westworld on HBO.

Specifically, that means Jonathan Nolan (also a writer on the films Interstellar and The Dark Knight) and Lisa Joy (also a writer for TV's Burn Notice and Pushing Daisies). Scott B. Smith will be a writer and executive producer for the series; he is best known for his Oscar-nominated screenplay for the Sam Raimi-directed film A Simple Plan, released in 1998. The series will also be directed and executive produced by Vincenzo Natali, an established sci-fi director whose past credits include the films Cube and Splice, as well as episodes of Westworld and Netflix's recent Lost in Space reboot.

Published in 2014, The Peripheral takes place in two future timelines, both of them bleak. Among other things, it follows a woman who becomes a security guard in a virtual world but who begins to suspect that the virtual world is not so virtual after witnessing a murder-by-nanobots. Gibson is an acclaimed sci-fi author who also gave us the classics Neuromancer and Pattern Recognition and who coined the term "cyberspace."

Last year, another Variety article reported that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was displeased with the lack of progress that Amazon's original programming had seen compared to competitors like Netflix and HBO. He asked development executives at the company to find Amazon's answer to Game of Thrones. Then-studio-head Roy Price announced that Amazon would focus less on arthouse series and more on "big shows that can make the biggest difference around the world," but he was not long afterwards forced out of his role in the wake of a sexual harassment claim.

In February, former NBC exec Jennifer Salke took up the studio head role. For a while, Amazon was aggressively seeking new ideas, such that it had an open script submission policy for new series, but that recently ended. The tech company also recently canceled Mozart in the Jungle, one of its early original series successes. That show very much fell into the arthouse category as compared to new efforts.

Along with this adaptation, Amazon is also working on a new series set in the Middle-earth universe of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

No premiere date has been announced for Peripheral, but you can bet it will stream as part of Amazon's Prime video lineup.

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Ferret
6 days ago
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well now. Suddenly I'm more interested.
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Evangelism

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The wars between the "OTHER PRIMATES OPEN THEM FROM THE SMALL END" faction versus the "BUT THE LITTLE BIT OF BANANA AT THE SMALL END IS GROSS" faction consumed Europe for generations.
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Ferret
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Bananas from the other end is the clearly superior method!
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jprodgers
2 days ago
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I... Uh, wow, so I'm the 3 right most ones. Maybe I am intense...
Somerville, MA
lizamu
5 days ago
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Yes yes yes.
New York, New York
Covarr
5 days ago
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People who insist the eagles could have taken the ring to Mordor are pretty far to the right on this scale. They place badly on the "actually read The Lord of the Rings books" chart, though.
Moses Lake, WA
DaftDoki
6 days ago
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I identify with the rightmost two.
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alt_text_at_your_service
6 days ago
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The wars between the "OTHER PRIMATES OPEN THEM FROM THE SMALL END" faction versus the "BUT THE LITTLE BIT OF BANANA AT THE SMALL END IS GROSS" faction consumed Europe for generations.
steanne
5 days ago
one of these was useful, but why is there now a second bot doing the same thing?
wmorrell
5 days ago
Because the first bot was offline for some stretches of time. When the second bot arrived, the technical difficulties of the original were also resolved, and now there are two. For some reason, that makes a few people twitchy every third or so comic posting.
cosmotic
5 days ago
Just add a check if another bot commented. How do both bots not properly decode the html entities? As a software engineer, this situation of redundant bots that both malfunction and both being run by complicit lazy admins that don't care about users drives me nuts.
spongbeaux
5 days ago
Why not write your own, and fix the problems that the... ohhhh. https://xkcd.com/927/
cosmotic
5 days ago
;) Also, someone would need to kill the other bots.
WorldMaker
3 days ago
Or you know, don't have any bots at all? It's easy enough to open the page, add the 'm.' to the web address (m.xkcd.com) and get the officially built means to get the alt text in an accessible manner, and give Randall some well deserved ad eyeball traffic in the process. I liked it when people only posted the Alt Text if they had something to add to it. A bot just posting the alt text doesn't add anything interesting to the discussion.
wmorrell
3 days ago
Many people find the bot(s) useful. Just see the, “yay, it’s back!” replies from the previous times they broke. I am glad you have something that works for you. But it’s a mistake to confuse, “I do not find this interesting,” with, “no one finds this interesting,” or even, “no one should find this interesting.”
WorldMaker
2 days ago
I do not confuse any such thing. Perhaps you mistake my starting my opinion with "or" to offer an option for something other than an opinion? I'm happy to agree that mine might be the minority opinion, but that does not make my opinion invalid.
endlessmike
1 day ago
MORE BOTS FOR THE BOT GOD
wmorrell
1 day ago
ALT-TEXT FOR THE ALT-TEXT THRONE
Cthulhux
6 days ago
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Also, Emacs.
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Brstrk
6 days ago
I think you misspelled Vim. It's ok. We forgive you this time.
Cthulhux
6 days ago
You only need ten keys to master Vim: [Esc] [:] [q] [!] [e] [m] [a] [c] [s] [Enter]
firetech
6 days ago
You only need this command to master emacs: `alias emacs='vim'`
taddevries
6 days ago
Meanwhile nano users are in the corner eating glue
c_dave
6 days ago
Tasty tasty glue
tingham
5 days ago
Wow has it been 15 seconds in this conversation already? :)
sfrazer
5 days ago
I know just enough vi so that I can get networking working then I install nano because I've got better things to do with my day :-)
gglockner
4 days ago
About a month after starting to date the woman who became my wife, I asked her a religious question: emacs or vi. Needless to say, we have a mixed marriage.
alt_text_bot
6 days ago
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The wars between the "OTHER PRIMATES OPEN THEM FROM THE SMALL END" faction versus the "BUT THE LITTLE BIT OF BANANA AT THE SMALL END IS GROSS" faction consumed Europe for generations.
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