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It’s time to start caring about “VR cinema,” and SXSW’s stunners are proof

My pick for SXSW 2019’s best VR film, Metro Veinte, asked viewers to sit in wheelchairs while they watched the 18-minute film. [credit: Sam Machkovech ] AUSTIN, Texas—You may love, hate, or shrug at the idea of virtual reality, but one niche is still unequivocally devoted to the format: film festivals. The reasons aren’t all great. Because VR usually requires ...

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The Ars Technica System Guide, Winter 2019: The one about the servers

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) In the last Ars System Guide roughly one year ago, we took a slight detour from our long-running series. Rather than recommending the latest components focused on a particular niche like gaming or home entertainment PCs, we broadened our scope and focused on ideology rather than instruction and outlined what to look for when building a great ...

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Jack Dorsey, Bitcoin Evangelist, Speaks About Square in Recent Podcast

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has earned himself the title of ‘Bitcoin Evangelist’—such is his advocation for digital assets. His support of Bitcoin has been consistent and unwavering. Dorsey, as a successful businessman, is hard to ignore. His support for the leading cryptocurrency spurs on Bitcoin bulls and those who love a strong voice supporting their views. Jack Dorsey’s Square The entrepreneur ...

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From the flight manual to automation, why pilots have complained about Boeing's 737 MAX 8

Before 157 people died in a Boeing 737 MAX 8 crash, the second crash of the jet in five months, pilots voice safety concerns, records show.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Boeing 737 Max: Debunking traveler myths about the plane at the heart of two air disasters

No, Southwest Airlines is not using the Boeing 737 Max 8 on its new Hawaii flights. Yes, some airlines are quietly working with concerned travelers.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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'A punch in the nose for Boeing': Second fatal crash raises questions about plane's safety

A second crash in less that 4 1/2 months involving a Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane raises questions about the new aircraft's safety.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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This 21-year-old tweeted lies about Robert Mueller and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Now, he’s eyeing the 2020 election

Jacob Wohl, 21, who left a career in finance amid allegations of fraud, specializes in deceitful schemes and spreading false claims in support of President Trump.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Grim Stories of Ethical, Privacy Abuses Emerge About Coinbases New Partners

n nn nn When Coinbase acquired Neutrino for an unspecified amount in February 2019, the news looked like business as usual A cryptocurrency juggernaut had made another acquisition. But the company in question, specifically the ties it has to the unethical practices of one of its predecessors, suggests that the monolithic Coinbase may be joining the oligarchic ranks of its ...

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