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How to Opt Out of Companies Sharing Your Data With Third Parties

On Wednesday, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Apple after it was discovered that Siri, the iPhone’s virtual assistant, retained voice recordings of some of its users to improve its voice recognition software. While its “listening program” is currently disabled, Apple plans to create an opt out feature for…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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A Short History of Manly Beauty Products for Masculine Men

In mid-May, the British makeup company War Paint went viral for a social media rollout that promised makeup “specifically formulated for men.” The brand, which produces concealer, bronzer, and tinted moisturizer, sells their products packaged in slick, black boxes and photographed in the hands of buff, tattooed male…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Independent Game Shops Told They Won’t Get Red Dead Redemption 2 Until November

In the lead-up to Red Dead Redemption 2’s October 26 release, Zach Gieg spent over $3,300 adorning his small, local chain of Pennsylvania video game stores with billboards, flyers, posters, and other displays touting the the highly-anticipated Western adventure game that his customers began preordering two years ago.…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Haggle Online With ‘PriceWaiter’ for Google Chrome

Chrome: The PriceWaiter extension—a name-your-own price system that almost sounds too good to be true at first—is only available for Chrome right now. (Sorry, Firefox users.) And when you install the extension, you’ll probably notice… absolutely nothing, at least at first.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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If You Have Something to Return to LL Bean, Do It Now 

Bought anything from LL Bean in the last year? Not totally happy with it? Return it now. The century-old catalog retailer for outdoorsy types has changed its famously generous return policy: Previously, you could return anything, anytime, no receipt necessary; now you must keep your receipt and take your items back…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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See if Your Toys ‘R’ Us Is One of the 180 Stores That Are Closing

Toys “R” Us, the place where kids once got everything “from bikes and trains to video games,” is closing one-fifth of its locations, or about 180 stores. Debt, declining sales, a failure to establish a strong online presence in an age when exhausted parents can get that Barbie castle with one click on Amazon—it has…Read […]

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A Partial List of Companies That Definitely Could Have Afforded to Pay Their Employees a Good Wage at Any Point Before the GOP Tax Bill

Since the passage of the GOP’s wildly unpopular and regressive tax bill, American companies have been coming out of the woodwork to announce they are using their tax windfalls to invest in their employees. Even nominally “liberal” companies like Apple and Starbucks have credited Congressional Republicans and the Trump…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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GameStop Will Be Open On Thanksgiving This Year, To Employees’ Dismay

GameStop’s stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day this year, the company told staff during a series of conference calls this morning, according to two people who were on those calls. It’s a change in policy that has upset some employees of the massive video game retail chain.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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What’s black, white and red all over and coming this fall for Xbox One and PlayStation 4?

What’s black, white and red all over and coming this fall for Xbox One and PlayStation 4? A double-pack of Limbo and Inside. Playdead’s pair of stark and beautiful indie platformers hit stores on September 12 for $29.99, courtesy of publisher 505 Games.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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I Got Internet Famous Leaking Gaming Info From Toys “R” Us

In the 15 years I worked at Toys “R” Us, I sometimes leaked information about video game sales and posted them on message boards. I even took games home early to try them and then post impressions, which was very much against the rules. I did this because I’ve always been excited about video games […]

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