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Huge leak shows Windows 11's refreshed icons, start menu

More of a spring clean than a true step-change for the desktop OS.

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People can't stop memeing 'Elden Ring's' Pot Goblin

An unassuming star emerged from 'Elden Ring's' E3 trailer.

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One of the best Nintendo games ever is discounted for the first time

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is on sale for the final day of Best Buy’s E3 promotion.

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Behold: the first new 2D 'Metroid' game in nearly 20 years

Nintendo officially announced its new 2D 'Metroid' game, 'Metroid: Dread.'

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Get these three ‘Doom’ games for 50% off right now

Bethesda’s hellish shooter is being discounted through Fanatical.

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You can now actually buy an Xbox-shaped refrigerator

Microsoft has no chill.

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How to dress like Yeezy king Kanye West for under $100

Here’s the poopy-di scoop on how to look as fly as the billionaire, but for way less than he can afford.

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Here's the deal with that viral sunset lamp on Instagram

We’re not saying this Instagram projector lamp will catch fire, but we’re not, not saying that either.

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5 new features that just made the Apple Watch a lot more useful

Apple's new watchOS 8 makes its case to watchless iPhone users.

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This former Game of the Year contender is free for a week only

Control is an award-winning action-adventure game involving telepathic kinesis and a shadowy governmental agency.

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The absolute best basketball sneakers you can buy right now

Scoop 'em up without any issue.

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7 overlooked iOS 15 features you need to know

At WWDC 2021, Apple focused on FaceTime, notifications, and privacy. But you probably don’t know about these seven features in iOS 15 that’ll make using iPhone better.

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Apple might some day be your primary health care provider

The tech giant has reportedly developed an entire health care program — but it isn't going so well.

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Apple has slowly but surely been cultivating a health-focused tech empire in recent years, with flagship devices like the Apple Watch receiving new health features with each new iteration. Apparently, Apple isn’t willing to just stop at tech: Executives at the company have explored the idea of creating a full Apple-branded healthcare program, according to people familiar with the plans.

The wider Apple healthcare initiative is — at least in theory — much broader than what consumers are seeing today. Apple has considered a wide-reaching program with its own primary-care medical service with Apple-employed doctors at its own clinics. The company has gone as far as to test these initiatives in small clinics that catered to its employees.

A full Apple healthcare program isn’t going public any time soon, though. Sources that spoke to The Wall Street Journal say Apple has largely struggled to get the initiative off the ground. The company’s health unit has instead spent most of its recent time focusing on the company’s health tech instead, especially via the Apple Watch.

A fuller expansion into the healthcare industry sounds ludicrous from a company whose biggest products are smartphones and laptops. But if you’ve been paying attention to Apple’s public-facing health initiatives in recent years, it makes a strange sort of sense.

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Source code for the original web browser is being sold as an NFT

It's the first time Tim Berners-Lee will directly make money from inventing the internet as we know it.

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Most NFTs are pretty lame digital artwork, like an 8-bit graphic of Joe Exotic from Tiger King or a music track produced by Elon Musk. The art itself is a digital file that’s infinitely replicable, but NFTs are supposed to imbue them with value by creating a one-of-a-kind edition tethered to the creator, who can realize returns from the NFT each time it changes hands.

Plenty of the NFTs released thus far aren’t glorious artworks designed to give artists financial security and the freedom to continue to create. Instead, many feel like cheap ways for celebrities to cash in on their fame with little effort. One that we’re actually into, however, contains the source code for the modern internet as we know it, the World Wide Web. And it’s being sold by the web’s creator, Tim Berners-Lee.

An auction on Sotheby’s describes the World Wide Web as "the first hypermedia browser/editor, allowing users to create and navigate links between files across a network of computers."

Tech

Bio-hackers sidestep Big Pharma with new open-source insulin

While 387 million people suffer from diabetes the price suppliers charge for medicine continues to skyrocket.

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Estimates find that some 10 percent of all Americans have diabetes, but just three companies manufacture the life-saving medicine needed to treat it. That’s believed to explain why diabetes has become the most expensive chronic condition in the United States, with prices doubling between 2012 and 2016.

An organization called Open Insulin hopes to change the calculus by creating open-source alternatives to the insulin made by the Big Three. The non-profit group is producing not only the compositions for insulin, but also hardware equivalents to the production equipment used by major pharmaceutical companies. The idea is that any community around the world could use the instructions to spin up their own small-scale manufacturing and meet local needs.

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Huge leak shows Windows 11's refreshed icons, start menu

More of a spring clean than a true step-change for the desktop OS.

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One of the best racing games is 75% off right now

F1 2020, the official game for the Formula 1 and 2 championships, is currently heavily discounted on Steam.

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Formula 1 racing is defined by its speed: no other regulated road-course vehicle is faster. Right now you can emulate that experience with F1 2020, the official game for the Formula 1 and 2 championships, which is being heavily discounted right now through Steam.

The game is currently being discounted by 75 percent — from $59.99 to $14.99. The Deluxe Schumacher Edition is also being reduced by the same amount — from $69.99 to $17.49. Both of these discounts last until June 24. Check out the trailer below to see why the game is so popular.

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People can't stop memeing 'Elden Ring's' Pot Goblin

An unassuming star emerged from 'Elden Ring's' E3 trailer.

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