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First Xbox games with keyboard and mouse gameplay support are coming soon

Mouse and keyboard only games, like Starcraft or Age of Empires, would really benefit from this. And the idea of Office or other productivity apps on the Xbox are interesting (gaming + productivity for a pretty reasonable price).

FPSs would obviously be where this would become contentious. Will be interesting to see how this plays out. 

 
 
 
 
 

Apple: Prepare for APFS – 512 Pixels

When you upgrade to macOS High Sierra, systems with all flash storage configurations are converted automatically. Systems with hard disk drives (HDD) and Fusion drives won’t be converted to APFS. You can’t opt-out of the transition to APFS.

Be sure to have backups before upgrading to High Sierra!

 
 

Destiny 2 PC Beta Goes Live Today For Some

I'll definitely be checking this out tomorrow ⌨️🖱

 

MarcLaidlaw-Epistle3/Epistle3_Corrected.md at master · Jackathan/MarcLaidlaw-Epistle3 · GitHub

The Half Life - Episode 3 plot, this could have been a pretty awesome game. 

 

CrashPlan to discontinue its consumer backup service to focus on enterprise | iMore

"CrashPlan will completely discontinue consumer service on October 23, 2018, so people looking to continue using an online backup service will need to find a replacement by that time."

Well that sucks. I use this to backup my machines to one another. Anyone have any alternatives? I'm not interested in cloud backup, but local peer-to-peer backups. 

 

Butt patrol: Ont. cop dispensing $110 fines for tossed cigarettes | CTV News

👏🏼

I don't understand why smokers think it's OK to litter. 

 

Woman Banned from US After Border Agent Finds Proof of Drug Use on Phone - VICE

"It was super violating—I couldn't believe they went into my sent emails folder and found something from a year ago that was addressed to my doctor," Chelsea said. "It was really humiliating, and it felt terrible having to bring that up."

They searched her phone for 2 hours, looking through emails and who knows what else.

 

How to Make Fun of Nazis - The New York Times

Fantastic article about counter-protesting Nazis.

 
 
 

We Fight for the Users - DreamHost.blog

Bravo DreamHost for standing up for users. This is an insane overreach by the Justice Department. 

 
 

SpaceX’s next launch will send an HPE supercomputer to the International Space Station

"The Spaceborne Computer is an experiment to see if regular “off-the-shelf” computers can operate in space over long periods of time. The computer is also equipped to deal with radiation exposure differently, relying on software upgrades rather than hardware. It runs on an open-source Linux operating system and is programmed to recognize when a high-radiation event is occurring, for instance. It will then respond by throttling its systems and lowering its operating speed to save power and avoid damage, according to NASA."