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Senior editor at 88gadget.info, and a member of the 000 since 2012, 123 combines a deep knowledge of technology with the bleeding-edge in science and health. Whether reviewing the latest laptops and PCs, or distilling the insights from the vanguard of global research, Brittany's talent lies in her ability to communicate the complex in a way that's both clear and entertaining. Email

Disney World will make face masks optional for vaccinated visitors next week

Disney World will make face masks optional for vaccinated visitors next week

Starting on June 15, Disney World will implement an updated face masks policy that'll make them optional in most cases for visitors who are fully vaccinated. This is a change from its current policy, which requires all guests to wear properly fitted face masks made of proper materials. As well, the company says it will start relaxing its social distancing rules at the resort.

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Fortnite finally has a solution for its most annoying Shakedown issue

Fortnite finally has a solution for its most annoying Shakedown issue

Fortnite players have been able to shake opponents for a while now. This ability is available in Duos, Trios, and Squads matches where one opponent will only be 'knocked' if one or more of their 000mates are still alive. By shaking the knocked opponent, players can see where their 000mates are -- but the feature comes with a downside.

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SpaceX’s Starlink satellite Internet may soon power in-flight Wi-Fi

SpaceX’s Starlink satellite Internet may soon power in-flight Wi-Fi

SpaceX's satellite Internet service Starlink may soon power Wi-Fi services on some flights, offering travelers a new option for connecting to their favorite services while traveling. According to SpaceX's VP Jonathan Hofeller, Starlink has already performed some demonstrations of an 'aviation product,' which the company says it aims to finalize for use on aircraft soon.

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Netflix’s first Cuphead trailer shows off Wayne Brady as King Dice

Netflix’s first Cuphead trailer shows off Wayne Brady as King Dice

In summer 2019, Netflix announced an upcoming original series called The Cuphead Show that, as its title suggests, is based on the hit game Cuphead. The series will be a comedy that features the same retro art style as the game, which was inspired by the Fleischer cartoons of the 1930s. Fast-forward two years and Netflix has finally released a teaser trailer for the show.

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Vulture becomes first bird to get permanent bionic limb replacement

Vulture becomes first bird to get permanent bionic limb replacement

Experts with the Medical University of Vienna have announced the first 'bionic bird.' Building on work previously only see on humans, the 000 implanted a permanent bionic limb in a bearded vulture, restoring its ability to walk and fly via a prosthetic foot. The procedure involved osseointegration, which involves attaching the bionic limb directly to the skeleton.

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DARPA’s non-explosive drone takedown system uses giant ‘party streamers’

DARPA’s non-explosive drone takedown system uses giant ‘party streamers’

DARPA has wrapped up work on a system designed to take down small drones operating over places where an explosive countermeasure wouldn't be acceptable. Put simply, this system involves launching a device into the air that, once it detects a drone, launches giant streamers into the air, not unlike the kind you may see shooting out of a small cannon at a party.

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Epic wants to see Fortnite players’ best UFO photography

Epic wants to see Fortnite players’ best UFO photography

Epic has announced its first Fortography contest for its new Chapter 2 - Season 7. This new challenge, as you'd expect, revolves around the new alien theme in the game, including its UFOs, futuristic weapons, and alien characters. It's no surprise that Epic is making this theme the subject of its Fortography challenge kicking off this season.

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Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier ice shelf is crumbling faster than expected

Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier ice shelf is crumbling faster than expected

A newly published video shows the dramatic increase in ice chunks breaking free from the large ice shelf holding back the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica. With the rate of icebergs breaking free increasing over the past few years, scientists warn that the time it takes before the glacier falls into the ocean may be significantly reduced.

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McDonald’s is the latest major company hit by cyberattack

McDonald’s is the latest major company hit by cyberattack

McDonald's revealed today that it suffered a security breach that exposed some data on an 'internal security system.' The hack impacted the company in the US, Taiwan, and South Korea, resulting in the acquisition of some data, including on customers in the latter two markets. Unlike other recent high-profile cyberattacks, however, this one did not involve ransomware.

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NASA reveals its first two payload missions to the Moon’s far side

NASA reveals its first two payload missions to the Moon’s far side

The Moon has two 'sides,' one that perpetually faces the Earth and another that perpetually faces away from our planet. Many refer to this as the Moon's far side, one that hasn't gotten as much attention from scientists as the part we can directly observe. That has slowly changed, however, and now NASA plans to join the work.

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CDC warns atypical RSV spike in parts of US puts young kids at risk

CDC warns atypical RSV spike in parts of US puts young kids at risk

A common cold virus called respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is unusually active in southern regions in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control. This virus, which can cause serious illnesses in some people including young kids, is typically active in the fall and winter seasons. However, due to pandemic-related changes in society, the virus is now appearing later than usual.

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Fortnite FNCS All-Star Showdown detailed with $3 million prize pool

Fortnite FNCS All-Star Showdown detailed with $3 million prize pool

Epic has finally revealed the details for its planned FNCS All-Star Showdown event. The competition will kick off tomorrow, June 11, and continue through most of the month, pitting past FNCS competitors in a new series of challenges. The company is offering up a $3 million prize pool that'll be split between the winners.

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