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March 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
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The Mega Sg is the Only Sega Clone You Should Buy

It’s a great time to be a nostalgic retro gamer with countless ways to replay all the 8 and 16-bit games you loved as a kid — assuming you are a Nintendo fan. The NES and SNES Classic Editions, as well as several third-party console clones that work with original carts, do a lovely job of putting retro Nintendo games on a modern TV, but things aren’t so rosy on the Sega side. Awful hardware has plagued nostalgia-starved Sega fans for years — but that all changes today. Analogue’s new Mega Sg doesn’t just do retro Sega gaming right — it does it almost flawlessly. Read More >>

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Scientists Gave Mice a Psychedelic Drug to Figure Out How We Hallucinate

Seeing something that isn’t there can be one of the strangest, frightening, and baffling experiences a person can have. But scientists at the University of Oregon in the US say they’ve come a bit closer to understanding what happens in the brain when we hallucinate—and all they had to do was trip out some poor mice. Read More >>

Telegram Goes Nuclear With New Message Deletion Feature

Messaging apps increasingly allow for some form of implicit privacy. But a backlog of sometimes years-old chats can still present a vulnerability. In its most recent update, Telegram believes it has solved that problem and then some. Read More >>

This Energy Ring App Might Be the Best Use of the Galaxy S10’s Punch-Hole Camera Yet

The main purpose of Galaxy S10's punch-hole selfie camera is to cut down bezels while avoiding the need for a distracting, centrally-located notch. But less than a month after the S10's release, users are already figuring out other novel uses for Samsung’s nifty selfie cam. Read More >>

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Lawmakers Move to Block Companies From Using Face Recognition Without Your Consent

Lawmakers in the US have introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at prohibiting commercial users of facial recognition from collecting and re-sharing such data without the public’s consent. Read More >>

Formation of Dark Vortex on Neptune Captured For the Very First Time

Late last year, astronomers detected the sixth known dark vortex on Neptune. This time, however, scientists were able to chronicle the formation of this swirling storm over the course of several years, offering new insights into these enigmatic and ephemeral weather features. Read More >>

You Need to Update to iOS 12.2 Right Now to Fix More Than 50 Security Holes

Lost among Apple’s announcement of a new streaming TV service, subscription game service, and fancy new titanium credit card was the release of iOS 12.2. And while the most significant new thing in iOS 12.2 is Apple’s updated News app, anyone even remotely concerned about security will want to download the latest version of iOS ASAP as it contains 51 different security fixes. Read More >>

Jonathan Hickman Returns to Marvel Comics With Two X-Men Books

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This Might Be the Least Fun Switch Accessory

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Looks Like Avengers: Endgame is Three Hours Long

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A ‘Dark Day’: Copyright Law That Threatens the Internet as We Know It Passes Final EU Vote

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Rural Pubs Given Cash to Diversify into Post Offices, Shops and Soft Play Parks

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Huawei Made Some Smart Sunglasses

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Hackers Snuck Backdoors Into ASUS Software Updates, Infecting Thousands

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