The 10 Best Deals of January 27, 2021

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The Star Wars Games We Want to See Out of Lucasfilm’s New Era

Earlier this month, Lucasfilm announced something of a pivot in its video game licensing. Rebranding its outreach as Lucasfilm Games, it looked toward a future where studios outside of EA, which currently holds an exclusivity deal until 2023, could mak…

US arrests far-right Twitter troll for 2016 election interference

In a case that could set a precedent for how the US handles election-related misinformation moving forward, the Justice Department announced the arrest of infamous far-right troll Douglass Mackey on Wednesday. Better known by his online handle…

Instagram rolls out its new look for Stories on desktop

Instagram has started to roll out its new look for Stories on desktop. It started testing the redesign earlier this month, and it’ll soon be available for everyone. You’ll be able to view clickable previews of the previous and next Story either side…

‘World’s Most Dangerous Malware’ Botnet Disrupted by Global Police Sting

The criminal operation behind a dangerous, global botnet has been disrupted.Read more…

Alexa Can Now Bark Like a Dog to Scare People Away When You’re Not at Home

You typically use Amazon’s Alexa to play music, provide weather forecasts, and respond to other household requests. But Alexa just got a somewhat unusual new skill: the ability to bark like a dog.Read more…

BMW tries to get ahead of its supply curve using quantum computing

BMW is starting to embrace quantum computing to optimize its supply chains. The automaker has started testing Honeywell systems to help it determine the best components to buy at the right time without disrupting production. While one supplier…

Strega is a compact modular synth for crafting dreamscapes or hellscapes

Make Noise primarily traffics in experimental Eurorack modules like Morphagene and Maths. But a few years ago it made a play for a more entry level space with the 0-Coast, a compact modular synthesizer that blended the two popular schools of s…

Disney+ restricts kids from watching content with racist stereotypes

Last fall, Disney added content warnings on Disney+ to flag some of the racist content it had produced in the past. Now the company is taking an additional step to provide children the proper context when seeing those titles. In a move spotted…

MIT’s oncological risk AI calculates cancer chances regardless of race

Artificial intelligence and machine learning systems continue to be adopted into an ever wider array of healthcare applications, such as assisting doctors with medical image diagnostics. Capable of understanding X-rays and rapidly generating M…