From Slashdot: Amazon Is Developing a TV Series Based On Iain M. Banks’ Sci-Fi Novel ‘Consider Phlebas’

leathered writes: Jeff Bezos today announced that Amazon Studios has picked up the rights to adapt the late Iain M. Bank’s acclaimed Culture novels to the small screen, beginning with the first in the series, Consider Phlebas. This comes after nearly t…

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From Slashdot: Boston Dynamics Is Teaching Its Robot Dog To Fight Back Against Humans

Zorro shares a report from The Guardian: Boston Dynamics’ well-mannered four-legged machine SpotMini has already proved that it can easily open a door and walk through unchallenged, but now the former Google turned SoftBank robotics firm is teaching it…

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From Slashdot: Former Google Employee Files Lawsuit Alleging the Company Fired Him Over Pro-Diversity Posts

According to court documents filed today, a former Google engineer is suing the company for discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. “Tim Chevalier, a software developer and former site-reliability engineer at Google, claims t…

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From Slashdot: Game Industry Pushes Back Against Efforts To Restore Gameplay Servers

Kyle Orland reports via Ars Technica: A group of video game preservationists wants the legal right to replicate “abandoned” servers in order to re-enable defunct online multiplayer gameplay for study. The game industry says those efforts would hurt the…

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From Slashdot: New Lawsuit Accuses Tesla of Knowingly Selling Defective Vehicles

A new lawsuit from a former Tesla employee claims the company knowingly sold defective cars, and that the employee was demoted and eventually fired after reporting the practice to his superiors. The lawsuit was filed in late January in New Jersey Super…

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From Slashdot: Snapchat Responds To Change.Org Petition Complaining About the App’s Redesign

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Snapchat has posted an official response to users who signed a petition on Change.org asking the company to reverse its controversial update, which people say makes the app more difficult to use. In …

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