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PSA: You might want to avoid the gobs of Halo Infinite spoilers Microsoft just leaked

31-Jul-2021 06:45

If you’re invested in the story of Master Chief, Cortana, and the fate of the Halo universe, you might want to keep your head down and start muting some keywords on social media until Halo Infinite arrives later this year — because vast spoilers for the game’s entire story are now floating around on the internet.

Note: we’ll be keeping this post spoiler-free, though.

Halo Infinite creative director Joseph Staten confirmed on Twitter that Microsoft accidentally leaked “a small number of Halo Infinite campaign files” , saying it “can ruin the campaign experience for everyone.”

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After accusations, Twitter will pay hackers to find biases in its automatic image crops

31-Jul-2021 06:02

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Twitter is in hopes that hackers and researchers will be able to identify biases in its image cropping algorithm — and it’s going to be handing out cash prizes to winning teams (). Twitter is hoping that giving teams access to its code and image cropping model will let them find ways that the algorithm could be harmful (such as it cropping in a way that stereotypes or erases the image’s subject).

Those competing will , and a dataset that can be run through the algorithm to demonstrate the issue. Twitter will then assign points based on what kind of harms are found, how much it could potentially affect people, and more.

The winning team will be awarded...

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Disney Is Mandating Its U.S. Employees Get Vaccinated

31-Jul-2021 05:30

In response to renewed concerns about the and the spread of the , Disney is taking a major step to ensure that all of its U.S. employees are guarded against the virus.

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Horizon Forbidden West release reportedly gets pushed back to 2022

31-Jul-2021 05:27

The PlayStation 5 game was originally slated to come out later this year.

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Actor Bob Odenkirk says he had a heart attack, will 'be back soon'

31-Jul-2021 05:05

"I feel the love and it means so much," the Better Call Saul star says.

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Taika Waititi's Flash Gordon Film Might Be Live-Action Now

31-Jul-2021 04:45

Filmmaker Taika Waititi is involved with so many things it’s very easy to forget one or two. For example, you probably remember he’s making , and he’s supposed to do a . You may even know he’s a bad guy in the new Ryan Reynolds and produces What We Do in the Shadows,…

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Discord once again found to be hosting malware payloads

31-Jul-2021 04:32

A new HTML smuggling campaign delivers malware hosted on the popular Discord messaging platform.

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A Congressman Just Introduced Legislation for a Four-Day Workweek

31-Jul-2021 04:17

It turns out some Members of Congress despise the five-day workweek as much as the rest of us. This week, Rep. Mark Takano of California introduced groundbreaking legislation meant to make four-day workweeks the norm in the US, instead of the Monday-through-Friday grind full-time workers have learned to accept as…

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I Accidentally Recorded At Least 682 Gigabytes of Video of Myself Without My Knowledge

31-Jul-2021 03:48

It’s happened to all of us: You’ve been browsing your hard drive and found hundreds of gigabytes of lengthy video files of the inside of your office, apparently filmed without your awareness. Dozens or possibly hundreds of hours of footage of whatever you’re up to when you don’t think you’re being observed, and you…

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A Séance Goes Alarmingly Awry in This Spooky Excerpt From A Lesson in Vengeance

31-Jul-2021 03:00

It’s a known fact that we here at io9 are quite fond of  , so we’re very excited to be sharing an exclusive excerpt from Victoria Lee’s new boarding school-set novel A Lesson in Vengeance, which blends queer themes with Gothic chills.

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