Reddit bans 'Deepfakes' subreddit, the home of the fake Witcher porn

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Reddit bans 'Deepfakes' subreddit, the home of the fake Witcher porn

We reported back in January about "Deepfakes," a redditor and eventual subreddit dedicated to the creation of pornography featuring celebrity faces—such as those of characters from The Witcher—laid over those of the actual performers. The process is enabled by a "machine learning algorithm" and the results, for the most part, are fairly convincing—and also alarming, as it puts us on the cusp of a future in which anyone can be made to do anything in a "real" video.

Vendors on Amazon now selling 6-packs of GPUs for cryptocurrency mining

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Vendors on Amazon now selling 6-packs of GPUs for cryptocurrency mining

The demand on GPUs created by cryptocurrency mining has resulted in exorbitantly high priced graphics cards that now routinely sell way above MSRP. If you're willing to cough up the cash, though, you can find just about any card out there. You can even buy in bulk, as third-party vendors on Amazon look to hawk multiple graphics cards at once. Just don't expect a price break.

FCC report uses old data to ‘prove’ net neutrality repeal saved the internet

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FCC report uses old data to ‘prove’ net neutrality repeal saved the internet

The FCC is patting itself on the back for restoring progress in broadband deployment and essentially saving the internet. To prove it, the FCC released a report showing that "several companies, including AT&T, Verizon, Frontier, and Alaska Communications either commenced or announced new deployments in 2017," and that we should view those deployments as proof that further efforts will be made. And it's all because the FCC overturned net neutrality rules that were put in place under the previous administration.

This Planet Coaster map is both a working theme park and a playable Monopoly game

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This Planet Coaster map is both a working theme park and a playable Monopoly game

If you've ever found yourself asking whether you should spend a night either building a theme park or playing a game of Monopoly, I've got two pieces of news. First, that's a really weird question to ask yourself, and second, you no longer need to ask it. Modder Chant has devised an exceedingly clever Planet Coaster park on a giant Monopoly game board, and it's not just for looks. It's an actual functioning Monopoly game scenario with custom rules you can play while you build your park. Check out the trailer above.