From VentureBeat: PC Gaming Weekly: One way Steam could disarm review-bombers

Some studios on Steam have no problem getting noticed. In fact, they might be getting too much attention in the form of review bombs from people who might not have even played the game they’re trashing. And Valve, the video game company that owns PC gaming’s biggest platform, didn’t help matters with its recent move […]

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From BGR: This ‘Star Wars’-esque electric motorcycle was inspired by the iPhone

Recently, the one-of-a-kind ExoDyne electric motorcycle made motorheads drool thanks to its barely-there frame and impressive specs, but it seems having an excess of body can be equally eye-catching. This new all-electric two-wheel concept called “Hope” looks like it was pulled straight out of a Star Wars prop room, and its creator drew inspiration from a truly mind-boggling trio of pop culture icons.

Hope is built on a Vectrix VX-1 body, retaining the modest motor which is good for a top of of 75 miles per hour and a range in the neighborhood of 170 miles. What makes the bike unique is its incredibly smooth custom outer shell. Built of fiberglass and aluminum plates, it envelopes the entire bike and even arches over the handlebars.

Its creator, Samuel Aguiar, goes by the alias “Shiny Hammer,” and that nickname certainly seems to apply to Hope. Its metal paneling has a mirror-like finish, and Aguiar says the body is both light and strong thanks to the chosen materials. Hope also features upgraded brakes and wheels, along with a tweaked instrument cluster and custom lighting.

“I was looking for a design that you would want to hug, without any aggressive shapes,” Aguiar says “Like a blend between a pre-A Porsche 356, an iPhone and a Pokémon.â€�

That’s certainly an interesting trio from which to draw inspiration, but looking at the end result, it actually seems pretty fitting. As an electric vehicle, it’s also virtually silent, which makes it even more fun, according to its owner. “Being quiet, people look at it more than if it was noisy—and you can hear them talking about it, which is funny,” he says. “Riding the bike at night makes you feel like a ninja, which I love.â€�

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From Latest Hacking News: According to FOIA, FCC got sued for not publishing the Net Neutrality Comments

While nobody has recognized who is contaminating the FCC comment system with the fake post, it should be somewhat apparent
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From Slashdot: ‘Dear Apple, The iPhone X and Face ID Are Orwellian and Creepy’

Trent Lapinski from Hacker Noon writes an informal letter to Apple, asking “who the hell actually asked for Face ID?” and calling the iPhone X and new face-scanning security measure “Orwellian” and “creepy”: For the company that famously used 1984 in i…

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From Latest Hacking News: Untraceable political ads will be stopped by Facebook says Mark Zuckerberg

Describing it “perhaps the most significant step we’re taking,� Zuckerberg aimed out that partisan ads online are not directed to

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From Tech: Apple will bring back 3D Touch app-switching in iOS 11

Those updating to iOS 11 may be surprised to realize that switching between apps isn’t quite as easy as it was in iOS 10.
While double tapping the home button still works to bring up the multitasking view, Apple removed the 3D Touch gesture that also…

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