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Hades Has Sold 1 Million Copies, Nearly One-Third Sold In Last Few Days

Just a few days after exiting its early access stage and becoming a “full” game, Supergiant’s Hades has already managed to hit 1 million total sales. Of this number, about 300,000 occurred since its official release.

In its announcement on Twitter, the developer thanked players for not only purchasing the game, but for helping to shape its development during the early access phase. During this period, it was only available on PC, but it has since released for Nintendo Switch, as well.

GameSpot critic Suriel Vazquez played it on

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Thanks to Google, app store monopoly concerns have now reached India

Last week, as Epic Games, Facebook, and Microsoft continued to express concerns about Apple’s “monopolistic” hold over what a billion people can download on their iPhones, a similar story unfolded in India, the world’s second largest internet market, between a giant developer and the operator of the only other large mobile app store.

Google pulled Paytm, the app from India’s most valuable startup, off of the Play Store on Friday. The app returned to the store eight hours later, but the controversy and acrimony Google has stirred up in the country will linger for years.

TechCrunch reported on Friday that Google pulled Paytm app from its app store after a repeat pattern of violations of Google Play Store guidelines by the Indian firm.

Paytm, which is locked in a battle against Google to win India’s payments market, has been frustrated at Google’s policies — which it argues gives Google an

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How schools are creating internet hotspots for students in the era of remote learning

After providing Wi-Fi buses for students at the end of last school year, many school districts are finding new ways to keep kids connected. (Photo: Getty Creative stock photo)
After providing Wi-Fi buses for students at the end of last school year, many school districts are finding new ways to keep kids connected. (Photo: Getty Creative stock photo)

With this unprecedented school year just beginning, many districts across the country have had to figure out ways to ensure their students remain connected.

According to a June study done by Common Sense Media and Boston Consulting Group, about 15 to 16 million K-12 public school students have no access to internet, or devices equipped for distance learning at home. A viral picture of two students doing school work outside of a Taco Bell in Salinas, Calif. last month further illustrated the digital equity gap.

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Famed NYC clock is counting down to Earth’s climate change ‘deadline’

Anyone who has walked through New York City’s Union Square and managed to look up has seen it: A large, multi-numeral digital clock embedded on the side of a sky scraper. 

The public art project known as Metronome typically counts the hours, minutes, and seconds to and from midnight. But as of Saturday, it began telling a different sort of time. It now marks the years, days, hours, minutes, and seconds that the world has to limit carbon emissions before we reach a critical tipping point.

Artists Andrew Boyd and Gan Golan reprogrammed the clock to coincide with the beginning of Climate Week in NYC. The “climate clock,” as they call it, will display on Metronome through the end of Climate Week, Sept. 27.

The “deadline” they’ve set is based on calculations from the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change. It is largely understood that 1.5 degrees

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Alexander: Tech tricks to keep using Windows 7 are risky

Some readers are reluctant to upgrade or replace vulnerable Windows 7 PCs, even though Microsoft no longer provides security updates for them.

Instead, the readers are searching for technical tricks that would allow them to keep using the Windows 7 PCs while isolating them from other computers on a network. While that sounds good, it’s not practical.

Last week, Michael Kehoe of Minneapolis asked how he could isolate a vulnerable Windows 7 PC on his home network (see tinyurl.com/y5on8xko). I said that it was possible to do that (using a Wi-Fi network technology called a subnet), but that it was technically challenging for consumers.

But reader Bill Fuhrmann of Brooklyn Park suggested another way Kehoe might isolate his Windows 7 PC on a home Wi-Fi network. Rather than set up a subnet, Fuhrmann said, why not put the Windows 7 PC on a secondary “guest Wi-Fi network,” a feature provided

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Google Brings Back Human Moderators for YouTube Content

Google is bringing back human moderators to oversee YouTube content, taking over from automated systems that were given more responsibilities at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

YouTube revealed in late August that in the three months prior, 11.4 million videos have been removed from the platform for violating its Community Guidelines. This is the highest number of videos taken down from YouTube over a three-month period since the service was launched in 2005, and it was attributed to the higher reliance on A.I. as the pandemic prevented human reviewers from going to work.

YouTube admitted, however, that some of the videos would have been erroneously removed.

“One of the decisions we made [at the beginning of the pandemic] when it came to machines who couldn’t be as precise as humans, we were going to err on the side of making sure that our users were protected, even though that

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Global Signals Intelligence Market 2020 Sales Channels, Technology and Production Analysis, Business Growth by 2025

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Sep 20, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
The report entitled Global Signals Intelligence Market 2020 by Company, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 presents a critical assessment of the market where market situations in the forecast period are anticipated based on past and current market analysis. According to the authors, this report fulfills users’ expectations as it covers all industrial parameters like key manufacturers, top regions, developments, technology, R&D, trends, revenue, and future industrial growth. The report is comprehensively prepared with the main focus on the competitive landscape, geographical growth, segmentation, and market dynamics, including drivers, restraints, and opportunities. The research analyzes the competition and leading companies of the global Signals Intelligence market. Made by using integrated approaches, this market has been divided into types, applications, and regions.

The report spotlights on competition spectrum, growth-friendly

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EU Seeks New Powers to Penalize Tech Giants: FT | Investing News

(Reuters) – The European Union wants to arm itself with new powers to penalize big technology companies, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.

The proposed plan includes forcing tech giants to break up or sell some of their European operations if their market dominance is deemed to threaten the interests of customers and smaller rivals, the newspaper said.

The commission is set to propose new rules called the Digital Services Act by the end of the year, which will increase social media’s responsibilities and liability for content on their platforms.

EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton, in an interview with the FT, said the proposed remedies, which would only be used in extreme circumstances, also include the ability to exclude large tech groups from the single market altogether.

Brussels is also considering a rating system that would allow the public and shareholders to assess companies’ behaviour in areas such as

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Global Pressure Recorders Market 2020 Key Business Strategies, Technology Innovation and Regional Data Analysis to 2025

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Sep 20, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
Global Pressure Recorders Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 released by MarketsandResearch.biz provides a comprehensive overview of the current market status, historic, and expected future of the global market. The report highlights significant dynamics and in-depth analysis of the market segment with concentrating on factual data, present industry activities, growth opportunities, new product inventions. In the introductory section, this report will provide us a basic overview of Pressure Recorders market along with the industry definitions, type, application, and chain structure. The report offers an in-depth analysis of the market size, share, growth factor, market dynamics, market trends, and distributors, types, applications, and raw material suppliers.

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We analyze the technological advancements individually to compile industry studies based on customer intelligence, product transformations, convergence,

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9 best new iPhone features in iOS 14 that are hard to find

The new iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 update for your iPhone and iPad add a truckload of features we’re excited about, like widgets on the homescreen, an app drawer of sorts and privacy improvements. (Here’s how to install iOS 14 and iPad 14 right now, after prepping your phone or tablet, of course.)



a close up of a cell phone: iOS 14 is full of hidden gems; you just have to know where to look. Óscar Gutiérrez/CNET


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iOS 14 is full of hidden gems; you just have to know where to look. Óscar Gutiérrez/CNET




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These welcome enhancements will surely enrich your experience, but my favorite tricks in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 are the ones you have to work to find. For instance, you can now fully ditch Apple Mail and Safari with a new default apps setting.

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