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Kerala Records Biggest Single-Day Spike With 111 New Coronavirus Cases

The surge in positive coronavirus cases has pushed the infection count to 1,699 in Kerala (File)Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala today, for the first time, recorded a 3-digit single-day spike in coronavirus cases with 111 new infections in the state. The surge in positive cases has pushed the infection count to 1,699 while 1.77 lakh people are under…

EA Access to hit Steam this summer after delay

PC gamers have to wait a little bit longer to enjoy titles like Battlefield and the Star Wars Battlefront franchise. After announcing last fall that EA Access would come to Steam in Spring 2020, EA said this week that the subscription service won’t hit the digital retailer until sometime this summer. The reason for the…

Weber’s SmokeFire smart grills just got a lot better

As promised, Weber added a feature that lets you really saturate your food with smoke at the beginning of the cook. It’s called SmokeBoost, and it sets the grill between 165 and 200 degrees for this initial period. The Weber Connect app provides some guidance for times based on the food you’re cooking, but if…

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How to protect your identity while protesting police brutality

While there isn’t a whole lot you can do against a cop with a can of mace and an itchy trigger finger, there are plenty of ways to protect your safety, identity and personal data when you’re out exercising your First Amendment rights.You’ll have to do more than follow the Wu-Tang’s advice to protect ya…

Sega wants to turn Japanese arcades into ‘fog gaming’ data centers

Sega already has the basic infrastructure in place. At least in Japan, arcades are still prevalent enough for the fog gaming system to be viable. The company owns around 200 of them, and Sega machines are also prevalent in third-party arcades. The company's machines are connected to game center servers, which are also linked to the…

You can finally play Maxis’ long-lost ‘SimRefinery’ oil simulator

Ars Technica reporter Sam Machkovech wrote about Salvador's work. By chance, one reader chimed in the comments to say they had shared the article with a retired chemical engineer who had worked for Chevron in the 90s. That person found a single 3.5-inch floppy disk with a copy of the game on it. After disappearing for a couple of…

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