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UAW Striker Killed on John Deere Picket Line

A United Auto Workers striker was hit and killed by a car this morning, as reported by OurQuadCities. Not a lot is known at this time, but we do know the striker was hit near the picket line at about 6:00 a.m. local time this morning. Their death has been confirmed by the county coroner, […]

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Jeff Bezos Gets Plastered All Over Twitch Post Leak

Just days after Twitch suffered a giant security breach leaking over 125GB of data, the face of Amazon founder and chairman, Jeff Bezos, was seen trolling several of the streaming platform’s game directory pages. How it got there, or why, remains a mystery.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Report: Twitch Is Hacked And Its Source Code Is In The Wild

According to a report by VGC, an anonymous hacker has posted a 125GB torrent link containing, well, all of Twitch, including its source code and commit history going back to the start. The leak also contains streamers’ incomes since 2019, and information that suggests the Amazon-owned streaming platform’s Steam rival…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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So You’re Telling Me A Private Rocket Company Is Unsafe, Toxic, And Bad For The Environment?

After taking his seat on Blue Origin’s inaugural flight, Jeff Bezos appeared changed by his trip into the atmosphere. Once back on terra firma, the world’s richest man pledged to use Blue Origin’s capabilities to help clean up the Earth.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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John Deere Workers Just Voted To Strike

John Deere workers are fed up. Amid stalled contract negotiations, Jacobin reports UAW workers across three states have overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike. If it goes forward, John Deere may just be screwed. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Amazon’s New World MMO Won’t Let You Name Yourself Jeff Bezos

No, you cannot name yourself Jeff Bezos or any variant thereof in Amazon’s recently released and incredibly messy Massively Multiplayer Online Colonization Simulator, The New World. This is unsurprising given the extremely fragile egos of the most powerful men on earth.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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New From Razer: Gamer Thumb Condoms

It isn’t April first, but nobody told Razer when it announced its gaming “finger sleeves.” Yes, finger sleeves: They are literally little sleeves that cap off your fingers to supposedly enhance their grip, and these particular finger sleeves are pitched at the gamer market.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Breaking: Fortnite Banana Man Saga Ends With Official Court Ruling

Fortnite’s Peely is a grotesquery of the highest order. You know it, I know it, and even Apple knows it. Yet somehow, Epic Games managed to convince a United States district judge that this elongated, yellow monster is “just a banana man,” at least according to today’s ruling in the contentious court case between the…Read […]

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‘It’s Like A Prison, It’s Not A Job.’ Global Trucker Shortage Worsens

It’s hard to wrap your head around the entire scope of how Covid has hit the world economy, but it’s not enough to look at supply shortages alone. Truck drivers are getting screwed, too. All that and more in The Morning Shift for August 30, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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‘It’s Like A Prison, It’s Not A Job.’ Global Trucker Shortage Worsens

It’s hard to wrap your head around the entire scope of how Covid has hit the world economy, but it’s not enough to look at supply shortages alone. Truck drivers are getting screwed, too. All that and more in The Morning Shift for August 30, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Here’s How to Recycle All Those Empty Squeeze Pouches (for Free)

If you have young kids, chances are, you’ve got some squeeze pouches in your house. While their mess-free convenience, light weight, and packability make them a parents’ dream, knowing how to responsibly dispose of them is not as dreamy.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Ford And SK Will Expand Partnership To Europe To Feed The Insatiable Battery Monster

Those in the business of making cars and those in the business of making batteries have become fast friends in this EV-hyped market, mostly out of necessity. Some battery manufacturers, like Panasonic, lucked into partnering with the world’s most popular EV brand pretty much from day one (though it recently started to …Read more… Continue […]

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Twitch Responds To Recent Tough Streamer Issues With Corporate Guff

Over the last few days, Twitch streamers from marginalized groups have taken to Twitter to appeal to the Amazon-owned company to start doing something meaningful about the serious issues of harassment on the platform. In response, Twitch put up a Twitter thread saying it will engage in “open and ongoing dialogue.” All…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Amazon MMO New World Trolled With Real Facts About The Company

Amazon Games’ New World launched in closed beta last week. When they aren’t having their expensive GPUs melted by the massively multiplayer online role-playing game, users may also be treated to some anti-Amazon truth-spitting courtesy of a player curiously named AmazonOfficial.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Supervillain Kidnappers Just Missed Their Best Chance To Kidnap The Richest Man On Earth

My biggest takeaway from today’s short, edge-of-space flight by Jeff Bezos in his Blue Origin rocket was not one I expected. It was the realization that there must not be any supervillains on Earth, because today was an absolute once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an evil supervillain to kidnap and the richest person…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Tell If Your Chicken Is Part of the 9 Million Pound Recall

Fully cooked, ready-to-eat chicken may be a convenient way to add some protein to a meal, but if you have any in your fridge right now, you’re going to want to check the label. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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GM Just Made $3 Billion

I can’t say that all of its first-quarter profits are down to selling an incredibly charming EV the size of a shoebox, but it’s hard to ignore. All that and more in The Morning Shift for May 5, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Skate City Rolls Onto PC And Consoles May 6

Skate City, the artful street skating game from Alto’s Odyssey creators Snowman, finally makes the leap from Apple Arcade to PC and console next month, bringing its chill lo-fi beats and dreamy rides to PlayStations, Xboxens, Switch, and PC on May 6. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Apple Car Contract Will Probably Go To LG And Magna: Report

Wow, it’s been a hot minute since there was new Apple Car news, huh? Ever since the will-they/won’t-they saga between the tech giant and Hyundai fizzled into the troposphere, things have been astonishingly quiet. Too quiet. Apple needed another willing partner, or partners, to get things moving again. It appears it’s…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Amazon Union Vote Fails in Bessemer, as Union Calls for Investigation

Amazon has won the first round in its fight to squash a union in its Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse. Hundreds of contested ballots remain, but Amazon has reached the minimum threshold of 1,608 “no” votes needed to prevent workers from joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). The public count of…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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