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San Francisco Shock beat Seoul Dynasty to become back-to-back Overwatch League champions

After a rocky, unpredictable season, the San Francisco Shock defeated the Seoul Dynasty, 4-2, to secure their place as Overwatch League’s first back-to-back world champions. The Shock’s second league title wasn’t quite as simple as the first. Seoul came from behind Saturday, cutting through skepticism and pushing the series to six maps, with clutch plays […]

Gears & Gadgets

New Windows exploit lets you instantly become admin. Have you patched?

Enlarge VGrigas (WMF) Researchers have developed and published a proof-of-concept exploit for a recently patched Windows vulnerability that can allow access to an organization’s crown jewels—the Active Directory domain controllers that act as an all-powerful gatekeeper for all machines connected to a network. CVE-2020-1472, as the vulnerability is tracked, carries a critical severity rating from […]

Emerging Tech

I took ‘gamer supplements’ for a week to see if I’d become a gaming god

Illustration: Genevieve Poblano/Digital Trends If you’re a gamer, you’re probably at least a little bit competitive, and whether you’re trying to defeat bosses or playing against other people online, it’s nice to have a competitive edge. This, my friends, is the basis of an entire industry — one that manufactures and sells supplements that can […]

Emerging Tech

A.I. cameras could help stomp out wildfires before they become disastrous

This summer marks one year since California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire season ever. And while not for a second diminishing the devastation caused by that disaster, it’s not an isolated event. Many countries around the world are experiencing unprecedented heat waves, which pose similar fire risks. Could cutting-edge technology help? The folks behind Bee2FireDetection […]

Gears & Gadgets

Microsoft (briefly) passed Apple to become the most valuable US company today

Enlarge / Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Microsoft For a brief period today, Microsoft achieved greater market value than Apple, which is often called the world’s most valuable company. The temporary shift recalls a long, up-and-down history of a rivalry between the two companies—though they are partners in many areas today. Microsoft reached a market capitalization […]