• Sophie's Safecracking Simulator teaches high-tech tools of the trade

    1 month ago - By Rock, Paper, Shotgun

    I don't know the first thing about breaking into safes, or what the fiddly inner bits of a combo lock look like. So I've already learned a lot from Sophie's Safecracking Simulator from looking at its screenshots without even playing it. Fans of fiddly games should listen close on this one. Safecracking Simulator has just arrived on Steam and it's a neat little tech toy to snag for less than a fiver.
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  • How Republicans and Democrats are gearing up to fight tech monopolies

    How Republicans and Democrats are gearing up to fight tech monopolies

    1 month ago - By The Verge

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    In a surprise decision Tuesday, President Joe Biden tapped Lina Khan , one of the most prominent critics of Big Tech, to lead the Federal Trade Commission. In that role, Khan will have the authority to guide the FTC's agenda - and it's fair to assume she'll be taking a hawkish stance toward Big Tech.
    The move is already spooking industry groups, with the conservative Open Competition Center warning Khan would use “antitrust law as a Trojan horse to advance woke goals and policy priorities” - and the tech-backed ITIF saying her agenda would...
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  • Ten Things You Need To Know About THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE WAR OF THE ROHIRRM Anime Movie

    Ten Things You Need To Know About THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE WAR OF THE ROHIRRM Anime Movie

    1 month ago - By GeekTyrant

    Last week we got the exciting news that New Line Cinema was developing The Lord of the Rings: The War of The Rohirrim as an anime feature film. It was explained that the storyfocuses on a character from the book's appendix, “the mighty King of Rohan, Helm Hammerhand, and a legendary battle which helped shaped Middle-earth heading into LOTR.” And that the movie will expand the “untold story behind the fortress of Helm's Deep, delving into the life and bloodsoaked times of Hammerhand. Overall, the movie is a companion piece to New Line's LOTR trilogy and is set roughly 250 years before that...
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  • Lina Khan: The 32-year-old taking on Big Tech

    Lina Khan: The 32-year-old taking on Big Tech

    1 month ago - By BBC

    The new Federal Trade Commission chair has Big Tech in her sights.
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  • 5 things you need to know about Big Tech's new nemesis - FTC chair Lina Khan

    1 month ago - By The Next Web

    Big tech has a new threat to its market dominance: FTC chairwoman Lina Khan. President Joe Biden appointed Khan chair of the Federal Trade Commission on June 15, putting a prominent proponent of breaking up monopolies in charge of the competition regulator. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to protect the public from corporate abuse,” Khan said in a statement. Progressives have heralded the appointment as an opportunity to rein in the increasing power of Silicon Valley, which will be keeping a close eye on her next moves. Here are five things you should know about the legal...
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