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  • Breaking: Louisiana State University Twitter warns of armed intruder, tells students to “Run, Hide, or Fight”
    by Tristan Greene on August 20, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    The official Twitter account for the Louisiana State University (LSU) today tweeted a warning to students, faculty and staff at approximately 2:54 PM local time (US central) indicating an armed intruder was on campus The tweet advises those on the premises to “Run, Hide, or Fight.” LSUPD: Reported armed intruder in Coates Hall. Run, Hide or Fight. LSUPD on scene. Monitor https://t.co/ZpdXns8r3I for further information. — LSU (@LSU) August 20, 2019 Little is known about the incident at this time, but local news source WAFB 9 reports there’s been no indication that anyone’s been injured and ABC WBRZ 2 states that… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Twitter […]

  • Sony boss wants to bring first-party PlayStation titles to PC
    by Tristan Greene on August 20, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) boss Shawn Layden yesterday alluded to the possibility that first-party PlayStation titles may soon launch on PC. While there’s nothing clear to go on just yet, the move would make perfect sense for the company as it prepares for the next console war with Microsoft. The news comes from Business Insider’s Christopher Palmeri who reported that Layden, in an interview, said: We must support the PlayStation platform — that is nonnegotiable. That said, you will see in the future some titles coming out of my collection of studios which may need to lean into a wider installed base.… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Playstation,Sony […]

  • Facebook lets you (sorta) control what info it gets from other sites
    by Rachel Kaser on August 20, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Facebook is offering new privacy tools that allow users to personally manage how much dirt on your browsing and spending habits Facebook gets from other websites — in theory, at least. Have you ever been browsing Facebook and noticed an ad for something you were looking up on another website not five minutes ago? If you’re like me, you immediately cringe in recognition of just how much Facebook has access to. It feels as though the site knows everything. Today, we're starting to roll out Off-Facebook Activity, a new feature that gives you more control over your datahttps://t.co/GXpWUKeAyL — Facebook Newsroom… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook […]

  • Review: The Plantronics RIG 700HX is a gaming headset I wouldn’t be embarrassed to use at work
    by Matthew Hughes on August 20, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Poly isn’t the most likely candidate to make a gaming headset. The company was formed by the merger of Polycom and Plantronics, both of which boast long pedigrees in the corporate communication technology sphere. It’s for that reason why, when I got my hands on the RIG 700HX, I kept my expectations tempered. I shouldn’t have bothered. The Poly/Plantronics RIG 700HX (for some reason, the company decided to use its older branding with this headset) is a genuinely competent bit of kit, offering rich and detailed sound that’s centered around a comfortable and well-designed frame. It’s got more than enough… This story continues at The Next Web […]

  • Robert De Niro’s firm sues employee for $6M for binging 55 eps of Friends at work
    by Mix on August 20, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    We need a new category for this sort of Netflix activity. Robert De Niro’s company has filed a $6 million lawsuit against a former employee who purportedly binged Netflix while on the clock, Variety reports. Canal Productions, the actor’s loan-out company, alleges that – in addition to binging – Chase Robinson also put exorbitant restaurant and hotel charges on the firm’s tab, and used lots of De Niro’s frequent flyer points for personal trips. Robinson got her foot in as an assistant to De Niro in 2008, but was later promoted to “vice president of production and finance” at the loan-out… This story continues at The Next Web […]

  • Dark web dealer made to forfeit millions in cryptocurrency gets 70 months in the slammer
    by Yessi Bello Perez on August 20, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    A drug dealer ordered to forfeit millions of dollars in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Monero, has been sentenced to 70 months in prison for distributing drugs including carfentanil and fentanyl. Sky Justin Gornik previously pled guilty to the charge and also admitted that he tried to launder drug proceeds using cryptocurrencies, which he held on US-based exchanges Bittrex and Poloniex. As part of his plea, Gornik admitted he bought and sold controlled substances on the dark web from 2014 to June 7, 2017. To do so, he used several screen names on marketplaces including Alpha Bay, Dream Market, and… This story continues at The Next Web […]

  • CHEAP: Shield thy eyes! Canon’s EOS 5DS DSLR Camera has 64% off
    by Ivan Mehta on August 20, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! If you’re a photography nerd, you surely want to have a good DSLR camera in your arsenal. But deals for top quality cameras aren’t easy to come to by. Don’t worry, though, today’s your day. The Canon EOS 5DS DSLR Camera (body only) is on sale for just $1,305.99, down from $3,699. The camera packs some pretty impressive hardware from a 50-megapixel full-frame sensor to Dual DIGIC 6 image processors. Take a look at the specifications: 50.6 MP full-frame CMOS sensor Dual DIGIC 6 image processors 3.2″ LCD… This story continues at The Next Web […]