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The French Army is hiring science fiction writers to imagine future threats

The French military wants to figure out what its armed forces might face in the future. To help, it’s bringing on a group of people who are well-versed in imagining the future: science fiction writers. from https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/24/20708432/france-military-science-fiction-writers-red-teamhttps://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/64799591/1155545778.jpg.0.jpg

Microsoft leak suggests hideous Windows Start menu could be coming

Today, Microsoft leaked what could be a new Windows Start menu. The company accidentally shared a Windows 10 internal build (18947) with its Insider Program, Windows Central reports. The most striking change is a completely redesigned Start menu that swaps live tiles for a grid of app icons. from https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/24/microsoft-leak-redesigned-windows-start-menu/https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims?quality=85&image_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fo.aolcdn.com%2Fimages%2Fdims%3Fcrop%3D1014%252C674%252C0%252C11%26quality%3D85%26format%3Djpg%26resize%3D1600%252C1064%26image_uri%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fs.yimg.com%252Fos%252Fcreatr-uploaded-images%252F2019-07%252F98d89350-ae39-11e9-9df7-44ed1be49ca4%26client%3Da1acac3e1b3290917d92%26signature%3Dc89a5035724bac85e87dd6139214821cc1e4f4bd&client=amp-blogside-v2&signature=1e29b9bc78eaae87459a6d4f879ec32dcea8143d

Blade Runner star Rutger Hauer dies at 75, but his monologue will live forever

On-screen, his dying words captured our imaginations. Now, he’s left us for real. Dutch actor Rutger Hauer died on Friday at the age of 75, according to reports from Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. His funeral was held today. from https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/24/20708804/blade-runner-rutger-hauer-dead-tears-in-rain-replicant-roy-battyhttps://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/64818445/EAQY34VXoAAMNAX.0.jpg

Two-thirds of online gamers in the US experience ‘severe’ harassment

It’s no secret that online gaming can harbor toxic and abusive behavior. But a new survey by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) says as many as many as two-thirds of US online gamers have experienced “severe” harassment. from https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/25/adl-harassment-online-gaming-survey/https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims?quality=85&image_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fo.aolcdn.com%2Fimages%2Fdims%3Fcrop%3D5580%252C3350%252C435%252C630%26quality%3D85%26format%3Djpg%26resize%3D1600%252C961%26image_uri%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fs.yimg.com%252Fos%252Fcreatr-images%252F2019-06%252Fb7b4bda0-96ea-11e9-beef-80de5f3c046b%26client%3Da1acac3e1b3290917d92%26signature%3Dc8b4fb43c23e9a21fe74458cfb4505e27290529a&client=amp-blogside-v2&signature=ef24882f7e6305c682d13a1970ce3b42b942620f

ABC is making a ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ series for Hulu

Hulu might not have the answer to The Great Question, but it’s cooking up something tHGttG fans may appreciate… if it does things right. The streaming platform is developing an adaptation of Douglas Adams’ beloved classic The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, according to Deadline. from https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/25/hulu-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy/https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims?quality=85&image_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fo.aolcdn.com%2Fimages%2Fdims%3Fcrop%3D1777%252C977%252C0%252C0%26quality%3D85%26format%3Djpg%26resize%3D1600%252C880%26image_uri%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fs.yimg.com%252Fos%252Fcreatr-uploaded-images%252F2019-07%252F928cee90-aea4-11e9-b8a3-14c485d0df17%26client%3Da1acac3e1b3290917d92%26signature%3D30b2035855d3c6d05dad376c3c60d175a5ffe285&client=amp-blogside-v2&signature=a6a0494ef77ae7b3c0b620731350791bc1598190

House passes bipartisan bill to stop illegal robocalls

The House has just passed a bipartisan bill created to put a stop to all the annoying and disruptive robocalls you get. from https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/25/house-passes-bipartisan-bill-stop-illegal-robocalls/https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims?quality=85&image_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fo.aolcdn.com%2Fimages%2Fdims%3Fcrop%3D4969%252C3099%252C0%252C213%26quality%3D85%26format%3Djpg%26resize%3D1600%252C998%26image_uri%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fs.yimg.com%252Fos%252Fcreatr-images%252F2019-07%252F18ea3ae0-ae93-11e9-bbfa-93aba1e4ca0c%26client%3Da1acac3e1b3290917d92%26signature%3D51a2e5c3001e53a05d0c5ed34c00e7981944726d&client=amp-blogside-v2&signature=71fe9a576a9b17ec8083d8f72286317e44f68112

Leak claims Vivo Nex 3 will have a screen-to-body ratio ‘over 100 percent’

Prolific leaker Ice Universe has posted a photo of what they claim is the outer glass covering the display of the Vivo Nex 3, the presumed name of the next phone in the lineup that’s traditionally been a technology showcase for the Chinese company. from https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/7/25/20727160/vivo-nex-3-leak-curved-glass-no-notch-holepunch-complete-screenhttps://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/64822393/vivo_nex_3.0.jpg

Pilot crashes into sea trying to hoverboard from England to France

There are some things man was not meant to do. Flying across the English Channel on a hoverboard may be one of them. The inventor of the jet-powered Flyboard Air, Franky Zapata, attempted the feat today. from https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/25/flyboard-air-channel-crash/https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims?quality=85&image_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fo.aolcdn.com%2Fimages%2Fdims%3Fresize%3D2000%252C2000%252Cshrink%26image_uri%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fs.yimg.com%252Fos%252Fcreatr-images%252F2019-07%252F30327000-aebb-11e9-b29f-3fcd5a86cfee%26client%3Da1acac3e1b3290917d92%26signature%3Db45a0d0f43aa0cbee5849d54fac7cab03d965b9f&client=amp-blogside-v2&signature=fb1eaf088e10a2274c207a6f0b30deaef135db4f

T-Mobile won’t sell the Galaxy Fold

Samsung has revealed the beleaguered Galaxy Fold will finally ship this September, but you won’t be able to buy it through T-Mobile. The carrier has confirmed it won’t sell the foldable smartphone. from https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/25/t-mobile-samsung-galaxy-fold/https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims?quality=85&image_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fo.aolcdn.com%2Fimages%2Fdims%3Fcrop%3D2400%252C1482%252C0%252C0%26quality%3D85%26format%3Djpg%26resize%3D1600%252C988%26image_uri%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fs.yimg.com%252Fos%252Fcreatr-uploaded-images%252F2019-07%252F54c10cc0-aef1-11e9-8fee-51e4197403a7%26client%3Da1acac3e1b3290917d92%26signature%3Df5ba10aa54935d90ce3a2440df51d0260616b5f7&client=amp-blogside-v2&signature=7b2dbfca37c263276a0f6a0b81a42e3bf399a7e5

Barr directs federal government to resume capital punishment, schedule the execution of 5 death row inmates

Attorney General William Barr directed the the federal government Thursday to resume capital punishment after nearly two decades and has directed the Bureau of Prisons to schedule the execution of five inmates after adopting an updated execution protocol. from https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/25/politics/justice-department-capital-punishment-barr/index.htmlhttps://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181019161607-03-department-of-justice-seal-file-1019-large-169.jpg