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Google must cough up contact info for 8,000 employees in gender discrimination case

But judge narrows scope of US Labor Dept request

Google has been ordered to hand over personal details of 8,000 employees as part of an ongoing US Labor Department investigation into equal pay.…

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Juicy fine for Bradford firm over one million spam texts

Told to pay £80k for messages advertising Satsuma Loans

Bradford-based loans company Provident Personal Credit has been fined £80,000 for squeezing out almost a million nuisance texts.…

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Forgotten your Myspace password? Just a name, username, DoB will get you in – and into anyone else’s, too

Blast from the past blasted

Myspace’s account recovery process is hopelessly flawed, according to a security researcher.…

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Grandson opens letter from grandma written during 1991 total solar eclipse and finds the sweetest note

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This grandma just might be the sweetest person in the galaxy.

Reddit user davedavedaveck (whose name is actually Trevor) shared a picture of what just might be the kindest letter ever written from his grandma, dating back to July 11, 1991.

The day the note was written was the day of a total solar eclipse, and per Trevor’s grandma’s request, he wasn’t allowed to open the letter until 2017 ahead of the total solar eclipse occurring in August.

“Today we had a total eclipse and the next one is in the year 2017 — so I thought this was such a special day in the first year of year of you life [sic] that I would make a note of it,” this kind grandma wrote. Read more…

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Everything That Can Be Gleaned From the New Blade Runner 2049 Trailer

A new Blade Runner 2049 trailer landed this morning and if you thought Jared Leto was up to no good in the last trailer, he really ups his creepiness in this one. But we also noticed new characters, new locations, and more than a few lines that are subtly different from when we heard them in the first trailer.

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What we’re playing: ‘Wipeout’, ‘Dead Cells’ and ‘Danger Zone’

Welcome back to Gaming IRL, a monthly segment where several editors talk about what they've been playing in their downtime. This month, we've obsessed over roguelikes, remasters and resource gathering; we've sent adventurers into dungeons, only to se…

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This Infographic Explains What to Do If Your Lyft Line Gets in an Accident

Ridesharing services have made many of our time-strapped lives easier, but with these conveniences come a host of other problems: issues with driver and passenger safety, corporate scandals, and of course, the potential for vehicular accidents. Whether the car you’re in gets into a fender bender or rear-ended, here’s…

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How To Get Into Anime

So you want to get into anime. Buckle in. From outside, it looks like a big, scary and potentially fatal undertaking. And that’s because it is.

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‘Game of Thrones’ needs to give us a dragon battle between Cersei and Daenerys

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Daenerys Targaryen looks unstoppable. She’s finally in Westeros, with a massive army and three dragons the size of commercial jetliners.

Seeing as dragons are the most powerful weapon in the Game of Thrones universe, the show could play out like this: the khaleesi roasts her enemies, becomes queen, and the rest of the series is Ed Sheeran singing Westerosi slow jams over rom-com montages of Tormund wooing Brienne of Tarth.

The more likely option: Something bad will happen to Daenerys to even the odds. And I’m pretty sure that involves Cersei getting her hands on a dragon.  Read more…

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Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ tops Billboard 200 chart following wider release

Clearly, Jay-Z learned a lot about the perils of permanent streaming exclusives from former Tidal buddy Kanye West. Jay-Z's 4:44 album has topped the Billboard 200 chart for the week ended July 13th, or the first week after its brief Tidal exclusive…

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