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Remembering the Apollo I disaster, 50 years later

Fifty years ago today, three American astronauts died in a sudden, uncontrollable cabin fire aboard the Apollo I space capsule. The deaths of Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee could have spelled doom for the entire Apollo space ...

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10 years ago, Nvidia launched the G80-powered GeForce 8800 and changed PC gaming, computing forever

On November 8, 2006, Nvidia officially launched its first unified shader architecture and first DirectX 10-compatible GPU, the G80. The new chip debuted in two new cards, the $ 599 GeForce 8800 GTX and the $ 449 GeForce 8800 GTS. Today, ...

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An adventure 18 years in the making: Long-lost Warcraft title leaks online

Nearly 20 years ago, Blizzard had a plan for a new Warcraft title that would depart from the series’ RTS roots. Where Warcraft and Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness had focused on the strategic aspects of an all-out war between ...

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Sega Saturn copy protection cracked after 20 years

One of the problems with maintaining access to classic game libraries is the physical age of the hardware required to play various titles in their original incarnations. Classic Famicom and NES systems tend to suffer problems with their front loading ...

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Theranos CEO banned from operating lab for 2 years

Things are not looking good for the once-lauded blood testing startup Theranos. Following an investigation, US federal health regulators have imposed stiff penalties against the firm, including barring CEO Elizabeth Holmes from owning a lab for two years, withdrawing regulatory ...

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The iTunes Music Store is 13 years old today, and iTunes is still a disaster

Over the past 16 years, Apple has built a reputation for creating high-quality products. The iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Macintosh are often criticized for being overpriced or poorly positioned for certain use cases. Gamers, in particular, get short shrift on ...

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Prominent cracking group claims game piracy could be dead within two years

Share This article For as long as games have had copy protection, there have been ways to break said copy protection. In the earliest days of gaming, games often required you to enter a random word or sentence from the ...

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Holiday hacks for hosting a New Year’s Eve party

Abg2000/Dreamstime Many people will ring in 2016 by hosting fun parties in their homes.  The new year is fast approaching — and some people will be celebrating by hosting a party in their homes. It is important to bedazzle with ...

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Carrie Underwood to play Times Square on New Year’s Eve

RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images Carrie Underwood will fill Times Square with her country tunes on New Year’s Eve. Get ready to ring in the New Year with Carrie Underwood. ABC announced Wednesday that the country star will perform a number of her ...

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Salt-N-Pepa marks 30 years in music biz with ASCAP honor

Members Cheryl James (Salt) and Sandra Denton (Pepa) and DJ Spinderella (Deidra Roper) paved the way for women in hip hop. It’s been 30 years and Salt-N-Pepa is still pushing it. The spicy duo from Queens is celebrating reaching a ...

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